Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

Foundations of the Canadian Healthcare System
0.5 Credit

The course is intended to develop an awareness and understanding of the Canadian healthcare system. Topics may include: the historical foundations of Medicare; responsibilities of the provincial and federal governments with respect to allocation of resources; funding mechanisms; models of healthcare delivery; evolving roles of healthcare professionals, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams; occupational health and safety of healthcare professionals; the Personal Health Protection Act in the role of electronic health records; legislation, including the Ontario Health Care Consent Act, the Ontario Public Hospitals Act, and the Ontario Regulated Health Professionals Act.

Additional Course Information
Registration status: Year 3 Honours BSc Health Sciences.
3 lecture hours