Health Studies

Chair: Dr. Kate Rossiter, PhD,

The Honours BA in Health Studies, Honours Combination BA in Health Studies and Minor in Health Studies; Honours BASc in Applied Health Sciences; Honours B.A. in Health Management.

Health Studies (BA):
The Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Studies 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.

Health Management (BA):
The Honours Bachelor of Arts in Health Management 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 Health Studies courses, supplemented by key courses in business and 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.

Applied Health Sciences (BASc):
The Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science in Applied Health Sciences 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

Full-Time Faculty

Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
HS101 Physical Determinants of Health 0.5
HS102 An Introduction to Public Health 0.5
HS103 Introduction to Forensic Science 0.5
HS200 Social Determinants of Health 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: Advocacy, Policy and Practice 0.5
HS211 Occupational Health and Safety 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
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 Education and 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 Human Rights 0.5
HS331 Gerontology 0.5
HS333 Forensic Laboratory Methods I 0.5
HS334 Forensic Laboratory Methods II 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 the Health Professions 0.5
HS402 Health Studies Practicum 0.5
HS405 Special Topics in Health 0.5
HS408 Power, Politics and Health 0.5
HS409 Infection Control and Prevention 0.5
HS410 Death and Dying 0.5
HS412 Directed Studies 0.5