Health Studies

Chair: Dr. Richelle Monaghan, PhD, 519-756-8228 x5547,
Undergradaute Program Officer: Dr. Katherine Rossiter, PhD, 519-756-8228 x5793

The Honours BA in Community Health, Honours Combination BA in Community Health and Minor in Community Health; Honours BASc in Public Health;  Honours B.A. in Health Administration; and HS courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

Community Health:
The Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Health provides students with an opportunity to explore and recognize the wide range of social, biological, and institutional factors that influence the health and well-being of communities; as defined by geography, socioeconomic status, gender, cultural makeup, ability, and vulnerability. Students in the program will develop the capacity to identify the most significant health challenges in communities, to evaluate the factors that create health risks for members of those communities, and to study and make recommendations for program and policy interventions that will improve health status within their communities of concern.  An area of concentration will be chosen from either Health Studies, Autism and Behavioural Science, or Addictions and Mental Health.

Health Administration
The Honours Bachelor of Arts in Health Administration program provides students with a broad understanding of the diverse factors affecting population health, with a focus on the provision, management, and utilization of health care. This program is developed around a core of Community Health courses, supplemented by key courses in leadership that provide a unique opportunity to develop the critical skills and knowledge necessary to become a capable manager and leader within the health and social services sector one of Canada's largest and fastest-growing employment sectors.

Public Health
The Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science in Public Health is concerned with understanding how physical and social factors influence health status, with the aim of identifying and promoting interventions that will reduce disease and injury, prolong life, and improve population health. Students in the program will examine the impacts of biology, environmental quality, social status, health care services and government policies on risks to the health of individuals and communities, and gain the research skills necessary to improve our understanding of these relationships.

Department Information on this page
  • BA (Honours) - Honours Bachelor of Arts
  • BASc (Honours) - Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science
  • CombBA (Honours) - Honours Combination or Joint (BA)
  • Mi - Minor
Community Health BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Mi
Health Administration BA (Honours)
Public Health BASc (Honours)

Full-Time Faculty

Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
HS101 Physical Determinants of Health 0.5
HS102 An Introduction to Public Health [1] 0.5
HS200 Social Determinants of Health [2] 0.5
HS201 Canadian Health Care Systems 0.5
HS202 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 0.5
HS203 Disease and Society 0.5
HS204 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 0.5
HS206 Genetics and the Human Genome 0.5
HS208 Autism: Individual and Social Issues across the Spectrum 0.5
HS219 Critical Disabilities Studies 0.5
HS220 Epidemiology and Public Health 0.5
HS227 Aging: Realities and Myths 0.5
HS233 Introduction to Social Science Research Methods 0.5
HS250 Medicalization 0.5
HS266 Health and Nutrition 0.5
HS300 Infection and Immunity 0.5
HS301 Occupational Health and Safety 0.5
HS302 Issues in Mental Health 0.5
HS303 Environment and Health 0.5
HS304 Nutrition and Metabolism 0.5
HS305 Development of the Health Professions 0.5
HS307 Child and Youth Health 0.5
HS308 Parasitology for Public Health 0.5
HS312 Mental Health and Justice 0.5
HS314 Health Promotion 0.5
HS315 Pathophysiology 0.5
HS321 Health Program Evaluation 0.5
HS322 Health Policy 0.5
HS323 Health Policy in the Welfare State 0.5
HS324 Biostatistics 0.5
HS325 Qualitative Methods in Health Research 0.5
HS326 Human Pharmacology 0.5
HS329 Global Health and Social Justice 0.5
HS331 Gerontology 0.5
HS340 Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 0.5
HS344 Health and Gender 0.5
HS347 The Body 0.5
HS401 Current Developments in Health Studies 1.0
HS402 Health Studies Practicum 1.0
HS405 Special Topics in Health 0.5
HS408 Health and Social Theory: Health, Illness and Medicine as Culture 0.5
HS409 Infection Control and Prevention 0.5
HS410 Death and Dying 0.5
HS411 Critical Perspectives on Sexuality, Health and Society 0.5
HS412 Directed Studies 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate Academic Planning Committee Revisions April 1, 2019: HS102 renumbered from HS207; Description revised and prerequisite deleted; effective September 1, 2019.

  2. Senate Academic Planning Committee Revisions February 26, 2019: HS200 SY215 Changed from SY322; effective September 1, 2019.