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HLTH 100s


HLTH 101 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006421
Introduction to Health 1
This course will be of interest to students pursuing careers in health and those with a general interest in health and health care. Various perspectives of the concepts of health and illness will be introduced. Emphasis is on understanding the origins, factors and conditions that determine health throughout the lifespan, how these factors influence one another and the role/impact of health care. Additional topics include how health is measured, the leading causes of death, illness and disability, as well as how health status has changed throughout history. Students will also learn how to research and critically analyze the health literature and discuss important health issues with their peers.

HLTH 102 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006422
Introduction to Health 2
This course expands upon the general concepts introduced in HLTH 101 while extending the discussion to include issues such as: additional barriers to health; disease prevention; and methods used to plan, monitor and improve individual and population health. Discussion will include when various interventions are justified and why, and where and when combinations of policies, treatments, education and other approaches are necessary. The health of Canadians relative to that of people in other countries, as well as the inequalities that exist in health status within Canada and around the globe will be examined. Case examples will be used to illustrate points.
Prereq: HLTH 101

HLTH 103 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014309
Biological Determinants of Health
This course is an introduction to the biological determinants of health designed for students who have little formal knowledge of biology, but who wish to train for careers in health promotion, public health or other social and community services.
Antireq: BIOL 130

HLTH 173 LEC,SEM 0.50Course ID: 015093
Contemporary Issues in Health 1
One or more term courses will be offered from time to time as announced by the School of Public Health and Health Systems. Topics will be dependent upon special research and/or instructional interests of the faculty.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Year 1 School of Public Health and Health Systems students only

HLTH 200s


HLTH 201 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006420
Aging and Health
This course focuses on the challenges facing older adults and on strategies to promote successful aging. A basic understanding of the physical aging process is explored, distinguishing between pathological states/illness and normal change. Many physical changes and associated functional decline are affected by modifiable factors such as sedentary lifestyles, substance abuse, and diet. Education, environment, and personal supports also play key roles in preventing illness and accidents (e.g. falls, driving accidents, and medication errors). The course addresses the interests of those working with older adults, and anyone who has older grandparents, parents, or friends.
Antireq: GERON 100, HLTH 100
(Cross-listed with GERON 201)

HLTH 202 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 014310
Principles of Public and Population Health
This course will introduce the student to the basic theories, principles and practice of public and population health.
Prereq: HLTH 101, 102; School of Public Health and Health Systems students only

HLTH 203 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014311
Systems Thinking for Health
This course provides the student with an introduction to "systems thinking", including its history, theories, and applications. Students will be introduced to notions such as multi-level holism (complexity, the embedded nature of problems and solution), requisite variety (fostering innovation and adaptation to change), cybernetics (adjustment and learning), and autopoeis. Emphasis will be placed on how systems approaches can be used to frame and solve population health and health promotion challenges.
Prereq: HLTH 101, 102

HLTH 204 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015117
Quantitative Approaches to Health Science
An introduction to descriptive and basic inferential statistics and their application to Health Research. Various statistical techniques commonly used in Health Research are covered.
Prereq: Level at least 2A School of Public Health and Health Systems students.
Antireq: ARTS 280, ECON 221, ENVS 278, ISS 250A/B, ISS/SDS 250R, KIN 222, PSCI 214/314, SMF 230, STAT 202, 204, 206, 211, 221, 231, 241, SWREN 250A/B/R

HLTH 218 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006428
Psychology of Death and Dying
Variations in the meaning and significance of death and dying will be considered from a psychological perspective, with particular attention to the contexts (e.g., cultural, familial, life-span developmental) in which these variations occur.
Prereq: PSYCH 101/101R or 121R; Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with GERON 218, PSYCH 218)

HLTH 230 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011462
Introduction to Health Informatics
Health informatics is the multidisciplinary field that aims to optimize the collection, storage, organization, retrieval, analysis, and communication of health data, information, and knowledge. Fueled by recent advances in information technology, informatics increasingly plays a vital role in many areas of health. This introductory course gives an overview of health informatics by discussing modern informatics issues and state-of-the-art applications in various sub-fields within health informatics including bioinformatics, medical informatics, and public health informatics.
[Note: Formerly HLTH 330]
Prereq: Level at least 2A School of Public Health and Health Systems or Level at least 2A Mathematics Health Informatics Option students.
Antireq: HLTH 330

HLTH 245 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006430
Canadian Health Systems
This course examines Canadian health systems by considering organizational principles, health resources, service utilization, health care planning, and health promotion strategies. There is a focus on societal and political issues which affect the health of the society through the delivery system.
Prereq: Level at least 1B; Applied Health Sciences students or Statistics for Health students
(Cross-listed with GERON 245)

HLTH 253 LEC 0.50Course ID: 008634
Demographic Change in Canada
An introduction to the study of human population, with a focus on mortality, fertility, migration and spatial distribution in Canada. Methods and measures used in demographic research, sources of demographic data, and the health and social implications of the major demographic trends are discussed.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with SOC 253)

HLTH 260 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013200
Social Determinants of Health
Enormous inequalities in health persist both within and between countries. These inequalities can be seen across various axes including gender, ethnicity, and access to material resources. As such, those relatively deprived/underprivileged have substantially poorer health than those better off. The course will demonstrate the extent of inequalities in health, and it will explore current theories explaining how inequalities arise, focusing on behavioural/cultural, psychosocial, and structural/material explanations. The course will also investigate the role of various approaches to economic and social policy in creating or reducing inequalities.
Prereq: HLTH 101, 102 or Level at least 2B Applied Health Science students or Honours Social Development Studies Social Policy Specialization students

HLTH 273 LEC,SEM 0.50Course ID: 015118
Contemporary Issues in Health 2
One or more term courses will be offered from time to time as announced by the School of Public Health and Health Systems. Topics will be dependent upon special research and/or instructional interests of the faculty.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Year 2 School of Public Health and Health Systems students only

HLTH 280 LEC 0.50Course ID: 015255
Applied Public Health Ethics
This course explores ethical issues in health sciences, emphasizing population and public health. The course begins by considering canonical ethical theories and frameworks for applying these theories to population health. Specific topics in population health, including the conflict between public health and individual autonomy, the just distribution of health resources, and responsibility for health outcomes will then be discussed. The overall objective of the course is to provide students with tools to discuss and assess ethical arguments and to form their own views on issues within population health.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

HLTH 300s


HLTH 301 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 014312
Introduction to Health Promotion
This course introduces health promotion history, theories, and change strategies that address individual-level behaviour plus sociocultural, economic, political, and environmental conditions and resources for health. Topics include educational, persuasive, organizational, regulatory, and empowerment approaches. Examples may be drawn from school and workplace programs, mHealth and eHealth, social marketing, community development, and social mobilization and advocacy for policy change.
Prereq: HLTH 202; HLTH 260

HLTH 302 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014313
Cultural and Community Competency
An understanding of multiple cultures and of community systems is vital to the practice of public and population health. In this course the student will learn about the most common cultures in Canadian society. The student will also delve into the application of systems theory in understanding community functioning. The course includes application of theory in which the student is sensitized to multiple cultures other than their own through case studies.
Prereq: HLTH 101, 102

HLTH 303 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014314
Program Planning and Evaluation
In this course the student is introduced to the theory and practice of public and population health programming, management, and evaluation applicable across the broad spectrum of core public health functions.
Prereq: HLTH 202

HLTH 304 LEC 0.50Course ID: 015256
Health Communication
This course presents an overview of theories, issues, and compelling directions in health communication, with attention to health literacy, the role of the media, public health campaigns, provider-patient communication, and risk communication. Topics may highlight: social marketing; media advocacy; use of mobile phones, social media, and the Internet for health communication; entertainment education; communication in health care settings.
Prereq: HLTH 202; Level at least 3A

HLTH 305 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014315
Community Development and Engagement in Public Health
In this course students will be introduced to the nature of communities in a variety of forms and functions, to issues and conditions which impact communities, as well as to internal and external forces which shape community action and priority setting in the context of public health. The focus will be on how to engage and empower communities, respect their autonomy, and create functional collaborations.
Prereq: HLTH 202; Level at least 3A School of Public Health and Health Systems students

HLTH 310 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006426
Development, Aging and Health
The physiology of human growth, development and aging is examined, with special reference to the influence of diet, environment, exercise and disease on the normal processes.
[Note: Formerly HLTH/KIN/GERON 210]
Prereq: BIOL 130.
Coreq: BIOL 273
(Cross-listed with GERON 310, KIN 310)

HLTH 320 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006429
Psychosocial Perspectives on Lifespan Development and Health
This course will focus on the normative psychosocial aspects of development of the individual and their influence on the individual's physical and mental health and well-being. Through the use of a developmental systems, lifespan approach, the course will emphasize the life-long process of development.
[Note: Formerly HLTH/GERON 220]
Prereq: HLTH 101 and 102 or PSYCH 101/101R or 121R
(Cross-listed with GERON 320)

HLTH 333 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013201
Principles of Epidemiology
This course will introduce students to basic principles and methods used in epidemiology. The course will focus on both experimental and observational research designs, estimating outcome measures, principles for establishing cause and effect relationships, and the effectiveness of interventions to prevent and cure disease.
Prereq: HLTH 204 or KIN 222; Level at least 3A School of Public Health and Health Systems students or Level at least 3A Mathematics Health Informatics Option students

HLTH 340 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006431
Environmental Toxicology and Public Health
An introduction to the basic biological and toxicological processes that determine the effects of environmental pollutants on human health. Emphasis is placed on the mechanisms that give rise to chronic or delayed health effects, such as cancer, genetic mutations, and birth defects.
Prereq: BIOL 130, 273, CHEM 120, and one of KIN 217, CHEM 233, 237

HLTH 341 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006432
Principles of Pathobiology
An introduction to the study of biological factors governing disease in humans that will use selected diseases to identify risk factors and illustrate pathogenic mechanisms. The role that behaviour has in modifying biological response to disease may also be considered.
Prereq: BIOL 130, 273 and (KIN 217 or CHEM 233 or 237)

HLTH 344 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013202
Qualitative Methods for Health Research
This course introduces students to the basic qualitative methods, tools, and research designs that are widely used in health research and program evaluation.
Prereq: Level at least 3A School of Public Health and Health Systems students or Level at least 3A Mathematics Health Informatics Option students.

HLTH 350 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006437
Principles of Environmental & Occupational Health
Methodological approaches to the detection, assessment and management of toxic hazards (especially carcinogens) in the workplace and external environment. The health effects of chemical toxicants on specific human organ systems (lung, nervous system, immune system, etc.) are also examined.
Prereq: Level at least 3A Applied Health Sciences students

HLTH 352 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006438
Sociology of Aging
An introduction to individual and population aging. Topics discussed include: aging from a historical and comparative perspective; aging in subcultures; aging and the social structure; aging and social processes; aging and the environment; work and retirement; and aging and leisure patterns.
Prereq: SOC 101/101R or AHS 107
(Cross-listed with GERON 352, KIN 352, REC 362, SOC 352)

HLTH 355 LEC 0.50Course ID: 015257
Public Health Nutrition
You are what you eat... or are you? In this course, we will explore the fundamentals of nutrition, with an emphasis on the potential to reduce disease risk and improve health through diet. Topics considered include the role of diet in non-communicable chronic diseases, the evidence on what constitutes a healthy diet and how current dietary patterns compare, over- and under-nutrition domestically and globally, food and the environment, nutritional pseudoscience, and individual and ecologic approaches to promote healthy eating.
Prereq: HLTH 202; Level at least 3A or 3A Nutrition Minor

HLTH 360 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013203
Psychological Determinants of Health
Psychological factors are critical to understanding how and why people act in the interests of their health. This course will examine how basic concepts from social psychology, learning theory, and models of health behaviour can help us to understand various health behaviours, health care utilization, and decision making in the context of health. The course will also explore the importance of health behaviour in the context of a population health perspective and population-level change.
Prereq: HLTH 260.
Antireq: HLTH 348, 349, KIN 348, 349

HLTH 370 LEC 0.50Course ID: 015258
Ecological Determinants of Health
This course will examine the links between ecosystems, global ecological change, and the health and well-being of human communities. It will review the myriad ways in which the Earth, as a living system, is the ultimate determinant of human health. The course is divided into three parts: in the first part key environmental changes are addressed, including climate change, ecotoxicity, resource depletion, species extinction, and stresses on ocean systems as well as the social and human forces that drive these changes. The second part of the course focuses on the implications of these ecological changes and population health. The third part of the course will address potential solutions.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

HLTH 373 LEC,SEM 0.50Course ID: 015119
Contemporary Issues in Health 3
One or more term courses will be offered from time to time as announced by the School of Public Health and Health Systems. Topics will be dependent upon special research and/or instructional interests of the faculty
Prereq: Year 3 School of Public Health and Health Systems students only

HLTH 400s


HLTH 400 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006440
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging
This course provides an opportunity for critical discussion and analysis of a range of key issues in aging and aging research, and of health system and health policy issues affecting older persons. Speakers will represent a variety of disciplines, reflecting the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives in aging research, as well as the combination of biomedical and psychosocial factors that contribute to healthy aging or to the development of frailty and chronic disease.
Prereq: GERON/HLTH 201; School of Public Health and Health Systems or Gerontology Minor students only
(Cross-listed with GERON 400)

HLTH 401 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014673
Global Health
We are becoming a global community; increasingly, health concerns are international in nature and impact. The student will build upon core content concerning population and public health theories, international health care systems, and cultural sensitivity to address emerging global health concerns on the perspective of public and population health.
Prereq: HLTH 202, 245. School of Public Health and Health Systems students only

HLTH 402 SEM 0.50Course ID: 014317
Advanced Health Promotion
This course will build upon material learned in HLTH 202 and 301. The student will have the opportunity to explore health promotion techniques in greater depth through case study and practical applications.
Prereq: HLTH 202, 301; Bachelor of Health Promotion students only

HLTH 405 LEC 2.50Course ID: 006439
International Exchange
Study abroad on an Exchange Agreement approved by the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.
Department Consent Required
Antireq: HLTH 372

HLTH 407 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006441
Coronary Artery Disease - Prevention and Rehabilitation
This course explores the pathophysiology, electrophysiology, risk factors, and assessment and rehabilitation options related to cardiovascular disease. Major emphasis is placed on the utitlity of exercise in the assessment and rehabilitation of primary and secondary cardiovascular disease.
Prereq: BIOL 273; Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with KIN 407)

HLTH 410 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013204
Health Policy
Health care policy exists at federal, provincial, local and institutional levels, and shapes every aspect of the Canadian Health Care System. Its ongoing development, implementation and outcomes are shaped by ideology and empirical evidence through the definition of health issues, setting of priorities for action, and the policy instruments chosen for implementation. This course will introduce students to health policy in Canada and provide them with an understanding of what policy is, how it is developed, who is involved with its production, implementation, and evaluation. Students will learn to critically analyse real world examples of Canadian health policy.
Prereq: HLTH 245, 260; Level at least 4A School of Public Health and Health Systems or Honours Social Development Studies Social Policy Specialization students

HLTH 412 LEC 0.50Course ID: 015259
Comparative Health Systems
This course addresses the history and development of health systems, and comparison of the social ethics, organization, and financing of different national health systems. Topics include: the design of health systems; strengths and weaknesses of alternative systems for public health and health care delivery; current strategies for health system reform in resource-rich and resource-constrained nations; and ethical issues associated with health system reform. This course uses a case-study, problem-based approach.
Prereq: Level at least 4A

HLTH 420 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006442
Health, Environment, and Planning
This course examines the relationship between the environment (built/physical, economic, social, political and natural aspects) and population health. It focuses on conceptual and empirical links between current environment-health issues such as air quality, active transportation, injury prevention, climate change, and mental well-being. Emphasis is placed on the role of urban planners in collaboration with allied professionals (e.g., public health, engineering, law enforcement, architecture) in creating and maintaining healthy built environments to improve population health with a focus on key health issues.
[Note: Field Trip Fee: Approximately $20.]
Prereq: One of PLAN 233, HLTH 260, ERS 253, GEOG 325
(Cross-listed with GEOG 432, PLAN 432)

HLTH 421 SEM 0.50Course ID: 012212
Nutritional Aspects of Chronic Disease
Nutrition is integral to the etiology, prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. This course examines nutritional aspects of key chronic diseases affecting the Canadian population. There will be an opportunity for students to explore, in depth, specific conditions and aspects of nutritional assessment or intervention that interest them. Case topics span the lifecycle and such conditions as obesity, eating disorders, diabetes, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. As well, students present seminars on a topic of their choice.
Prereq: HLTH 355 or KIN 346; Level at least 4A School of Public Health and Health Systems students

HLTH 432A RDG 0.50Course ID: 006445
Honours Thesis (A)
An independent research project on an approved topic, supervised by a faculty member. Includes an approved proposal and completion of -- introduction, review of literature, methods, data collection, data analysis and presentation of results in thesis form. Recommended for students planning graduate studies.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: HLTH 204 or KIN 222 and HLTH 333; Level at least 4A School of Public Health and Health Systems students

HLTH 432B RDG 0.50Course ID: 006446
Honours Thesis (B)
An independent research project on an approved topic, supervised by a faculty member. Includes an approved proposal and completion of -- introduction, review of literature, methods, data collection, data analysis and presentation of results in thesis form. Recommended for students planning graduate studies.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: HLTH 432A

HLTH 433 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006447
Experimental Methods
This course focuses on the key issues related to the design, conduct, analyses, and interpretation of experimental studies. Examples will be drawn from animal research investigating disease mechanisms and from clinical and population studies investigating efficacy of preventive or therapeutic strategies.
Prereq: HLTH 204 or KIN 222 and HLTH 333; Level at least 4A School of Public Health and Health Systems students

HLTH 435 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013374
Knowledge Translation for Public Health and Health Care
This course is about bridging gaps between evidence-based knowledge and real world policies and practices. Along with concepts and skills about knowledge synthesis, the focus is on integrated knowledge-to-action processes for engagement, collaboration, implementation, and scale-up to meet objectives of changing policies, behaviours of health care providers and other individuals, and organizational practices. Topics and skills may include use of systematic and scoping reviews of literature, Diffusion of Innovations and Social Marketing frameworks, behavioural economics, policy change strategies, public health ethics, Health Impact Assessments, Critical Public Health perspectives, and issues from current events.
Prereq: HLTH 260 and HLTH 344; Level at least 4A

HLTH 441 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014318
Advanced Qualitative Methods
This course will build on concepts and theories concerning qualitative methods introduced in HLTH 344. The student will have the opportunity to tailor the material to the core function upon which they are focusing using case study discussion and practical applications.
Prereq: HLTH 333, 344

HLTH 442 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006448
Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
This course builds upon the concepts learned in HLTH 333. The primary objective is to provide an understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles and applications of non-communicable disease epidemiology. The course emphasizes understanding of epidemiologic methods and identification of risk and protective factors.
Prereq: HLTH 204 or KIN 222 and HLTH 333; Level at least 4A School of Public Health and Health Systems students

HLTH 443 LEC 0.50Course ID: 015260
Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases
This course introduces the basic methods for communicable disease epidemiology and discusses important infectious diseases, including their history, ecology and current public health significance. The course focuses on epidemiological methods in infectious disease research, prevention, and control, such as outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, case-control and cohort studies, laboratory tools, molecular epidemiology, dynamics of transmission, and assessment of vaccine field effectiveness. A range of communicable diseases will be discussed including respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, bloodborne diseases, and vector-borne diseases.
Prereq: HLTH 333; Level at least 4A

HLTH 444 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006433
Program Evaluation
Building upon the concepts learned in HLTH 333 and HLTH 344 this course provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the key concepts, methodologies, and issues related to program evaluation in general and their application to health programs in particular. Administrative and policy implications as well as the technical/methodological evaluation issues that face individuals involved in administering, planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs will be discussed.
Prereq: HLTH 333, 344; Level at least 4A; Health Studies Pre-Health Professions Specialization or Health Research Specialization students or Health Promotion students

HLTH 448 SEM 0.50Course ID: 012775
Advanced Studies in Social Determinants of Health
This course will provide an in-depth examination of social determinants of health, both in North America and around the world. Students will apply their knowledge and understanding of nonbiological contributors to health by observing, studying and 'unpacking' actual health issues in the local community.
Prereq: Level at least 4A School of Public Health and Health Systems students

HLTH 449 SEM 0.50Course ID: 012776
Alcohol and Drug Use and Abuse in Contemporary Society
This course will provide an overview of alcohol and drug use and abuse in contemporary society. The student will develop an understanding of how alcohol and other drug problems become defined as social problems and how these definitions influence subsequent intervention strategies. Students will explore the social, political, economic and biological determinants of the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs, and then critically examine real-world policy issues related to prevention, control and cessation of use.
Prereq: Level at least 4A School of Public Health and Health Systems students

HLTH 451 SEM 0.50Course ID: 012213
Analysis and Management of Health Information in Aging Populations
The course combines an overview of health policy issues and service delivery with methodological considerations in the analysis of health information from a variety of sources. The topics to be addressed may include the role of health information in evidence-based practice and policy development; basic concepts of demography and health information management; secondary data analysis; case-mix based funding systems; performance indicators, quality, and accountability in health care; clinical applications of health data; need analysis; cost analysis; international comparisons.
Prereq: STAT 316; level at least 4A School of Public Health and Health Systems students

HLTH 452 SEM 0.50Course ID: 012210
Decision Making and Decision Support in Health Informatics
One of the major aims of health informatics is to help health professionals make better decisions. To this end, diverse models and methods of decision making and decision support have been developed and implemented in health care settings. This course reviews theories, methods, and technologies for aiding the process of making decisions in health care.
Prereq: Level at least 4A School of Public Health and Health Systems students

HLTH 458 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014378
Social Neuroscience and Health
This is an in-depth course intended for the intensive study of psychological, neuroscientific and social processes that together set the stage for the development of chronic illnesses in the modern world. Topics include exercise neuroscience, health-related decision processes, and neural responses to health risk communications in the media.
Prereq: KIN 330 or (HLTH 333 or PSYCH 291); KIN 354 (or HLTH 348 or HLTH 360 or PSYCH 220/253/253R)
(Cross-listed with KIN 458)

HLTH 461 SEM 0.50Course ID: 012214
Psychoneuroimmunology
The course provides an introduction to the principles of psychoneuroimmunology (behavioural immunology) and its application to human health and disease. Topics to be included are: immune system-nervous system interactions, neuroendocrine responses to stress, the effects of stress on immunity, cytokines as mediators of behaviour and immune function, behavioural factors that modify immune responses, and selected clinical examples that illustrate the interactions amongst behaviour, immune function, and human health.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 4A Health Studies students

HLTH 471 SEM 0.50Course ID: 010093
Psychopharmacology
The primary objective of the course will be to provide a basic understanding of how drugs can alter the function of neural cells and how these changes can affect mood, cognition, and behaviour. Key topics to be discussed include: a) biological principles of pharmacology, b) general structure and function of the nervous system, c) major neurotransmitter systems of the brain, d) mechanisms of drug action on neurotransmission, and e) pharmacotherapy for mental health illness.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 4A Health Studies students

HLTH 472 LEC 0.50Course ID: 009508
Independent Study
For the student who desires to pursue a particular topic in depth through guided independent research and/or reading. A faculty member must approve a student's project prior to registration. May be repeated in subsequent terms. Depending on student demand and availability of teaching resources, special topics may be presented to small groups in a lecture format. Such topics have included Pharmacology, Behavioural Immunity, Nutrition, The Health Care System.
Department Consent Required

HLTH 473 LEC,SEM 0.50Course ID: 013205
Contemporary Issues in Health 4
One or more term courses will be offered from time to time as announced by the School of Public Health and Health Systems. Subjects will be dependent upon special research and/or instructional interests of the faculty.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 4A School of Public Health and Health Systems students

HLTH 481 FLD,SEM 0.50Course ID: 014319
Community Learning Project
Service learning is a method of teaching and reflection designed to use community service as a vehicle to enrich and integrate classroom learning, teach civic responsibility, encourage lifelong civic engagement, and strengthen communities. Students will be required to identify and design community learning placements, including the establishment of specific learning and outcome objectives, and a method of evaluation. Provisions must be approved by the community agency and the course coordinator. Placements are normally 8 to 10 hours per week for 8 weeks. In the final week of the term students will meet to reflect upon and share their experience with fellow students. Students will also complete a written report detailing whether and how they achieved their objectives, what they learned from the process relevant to the practice of health promotion, and how their experience utilized or exemplified course based material and assignments. Reports will be reviewed and graded as pass/fail by both the community partner and a faculty service leader.
Prereq: Year 4 Bachelor of Health Promotion students only