The Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS) participates in all four years of the medical curriculum. The goals and objectives of the teaching in Community Health Sciences are consistent with the Undergraduate Medical Education Learning Objectives of the Faculty of Medicine, which include seven roles of responsibility: medical expert, communicator, collaborator, manager, health advocate, scholar, and professional.
The third edition of the Objectives for the Qualifying Examination of the Medical Council of Canada include many objectives related to population and public health, as well as organizational, legal and ethical aspects of the health system, demonstrating the importance and relevance of a community health curriculum in the training of medical doctors. These objectives include a large number of topics that are learned in sessions organized by the Department of Community Health Sciences.
Further CHS curriculum information is available under the following listed sections:
Pre-Clerkship (Year I and II)
Clerkship (Year III and IV)
Includes public health small group teaching sessions and community practice in the Family Medicine/Public Health Clerkship. In addition Community Health Sciences elective rotations include opportunities for additional training.
Community Health Sciences Elective
The elective rotation in Community Health Sciences will offer components subject to the specific interests of the student in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, J. A. Hildes Northern Medical Unit and in Aboriginal Health.
Undergraduate Departmental Representatives/Advisors:
Director of Curriculum Renewal -
Dr. Jocelyn Reimer
College of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Community Health Sciences
S113-750 Bannatyne Ave
Phone: (204) 789-3714
Family Medicine / Public Health Clerkship
Dr. Joel Kettner
S108C Medical Services Building
Phone: (204) 789-3277
Public Health and Preventive Medicine Elective
Dr. Lisa Richards
490 Hargrave Street
Phone: (204) 940-3608