Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Courses


Course Numbering

0001-0999* Pre-University level introductory courses
1000-1999 Year 1 courses
2000-4999 Senior-level undergraduate courses
5000-5999 Professional Degree courses in Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine and Theology (MTS, MDiv)
6000-6999 Courses offered by Continuing Studies
9000-9999 Graduate Studies courses

* These courses are equivalent to pre-university introductory courses and may be counted for credit in the student's record, unless these courses were taken in a preliminary year. They may not be counted toward essay or breadth requirements, or used to meet modular admission requirements unless it is explicitly stated in the Senate-approved outline of the module.


Suffixes

no suffix 1.0 course not designated as an essay course
A 0.5 course offered in first term
B 0.5 course offered in second term
A/B 0.5 course offered in first and/or second term
E 1.0 essay course
F 0.5 essay course offered in first term
G 0.5 essay course offered in second term
F/G 0.5 essay course offered in first and/or second term
H 1.0 accelerated course (8 weeks)
J 1.0 accelerated course (6 weeks)
K 0.75 course
L 0.5 graduate course offered in summer term (May - August)
Q/R/S/T 0.25 course offered within a regular session
U 0.25 course offered in other than a regular session
W/X 1.0 accelerated course (full course offered in one term)
Y 0.5 course offered in other than a regular session
Z 0.5 essay course offered in other than a regular session

Glossary


Prerequisite

A course that must be successfully completed prior to registration for credit in the desired course.


Corequisite

A course that must be taken concurrently with (or prior to registration in) the desired course.


Antirequisite

Courses that overlap sufficiently in course content that both cannot be taken for credit.


Essay Courses

Many courses at Western have a significant writing component. To recognize student achievement, a number of such courses have been designated as essay courses and will be identified on the student's record (E essay full course; F/G/Z essay half-course).


Principal Courses

A first year course that is listed by a department offering a module as a requirement for admission to the module. For admission to an Honors Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honors Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.



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Course Type




Health Sciences


This course focuses on health and wellness with an emphasis on increasing knowledge and awareness of a wide variety of health-related topics, as well as on improving individual health.

Antirequisite(s): The former Health Sciences 1000.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

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This course introduces key social determinants of health, and orients students to viewing health in relation to social factors, equity, and social justice. Students will be introduced to basic terms, concepts, and measurements related to health, public health, population health, and health inequalities.

Antirequisite(s): The former Health Sciences 1000.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This introduction to the multidisciplinary field of health sciences will engage students in learning about health from multiple perspectives. Each week, an expert will lecture on contemporary issues in health such as: aging and health; occupational health; ethical issues in health care; health and popular culture; global health issues; sexuality and health.

Antirequisite(s): Registration in the School of Health Studies within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Health care systems have undergone profound change in the last decade due to changing demographics, funding constraints, new and emerging technologies and a significant rise in chronic diseases. This course examines new and emerging trends in health care at provincial, national and international levels to prepare students for future careers in a changing health care environment.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Selected topics in the area of Health Sciences. Topics and course descriptions available in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program office.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Selected topics in the area of Health Sciences. Topics and course descriptions available in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program office.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course provides an overview of historical, social, economic, political and biological influences on women's health. Using a feminist perspective, both experiential and theoretically based knowledge will be explored through the process of critical reflection.

Antirequisite(s): The former Women’s Studies 2154; Women’s Studies 2244.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B; registration in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Overview of concepts of health promotion and disease prevention in Canada: health promotion models and theories; health promotion program planning, implementation and evaluation including needs assessments, social marketing and community advocacy.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A gross anatomical description of systemic structure and function of the human body, with emphasis on skeletal, muscular and cardiovascular systems. Integration between systems will be discussed using clinical examples related to sport, medicine, and physical therapy. This is an introductory level lecture course.


Prerequisite(s): Grade 12U Biology or equivalent is strongly recommended. Registration information: Students not in a Health Science program are limited to a 1.5 Health Science course load.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 laboratory hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A gross anatomical description of the systemic structure and function of the human body. Emphasis will be placed on clinical nursing applications.


Prerequisite(s): Grade 12U Biology or equivalent. Corequisite(s): Restricted to students registered in the School of Nursing.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will examine models of health from a variety of perspectives, including historical, biomedical/clinical, sociobehavioural, socioenvironmental, adaptive, functional and eudaemonistic. Topics include: Canada Health Act, Planning the Restructuring/Reshaping of the System, What is Primary Health Care?, Comparisons to Other Global Health Care Systems, Worker's Compensation System, Third Party Payer System.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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An introduction to basic moral theory and development of an understanding of moral reasoning. The course will also teach students to apply basic principles of sound moral decision-making to important ethical issues in health including: concepts of health, wellness, and illness, allocation of scarce resources, the notion of "consent". The methods of explaining/justifying moral decisions in health will be explored by surveying major philosophical approaches to ethics.

Antirequisite(s): The former Kinesiology 2293F/G, Philosophy 2071E, Philosophy 2715F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course will explore the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual determinates of health from the prenatal period to early adulthood. The focus will be on health applications of developmental concepts, and emphasis will be placed on contemporary issues affecting health.

Antirequisite(s): Psychology 2040A/B, Psychology 2410A/B, Psychology 2480E; Kinesiology 3347A/B, the former Psychology 2044.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will examine, from an interdisciplinary perspective, fundamental issues associated with growing older and the complex interaction of physical, psychosocial, and environmental issues that influence the health and well-being of older adults.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to the design of health sciences research, providing students with knowledge relevant to the planning and evaluation of research in both laboratory and applied settings.


Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Lecture and case studies are used to explore the diversity of health issues and delivery systems within Canada and the international community. Guest lecturers from health services, industry, and the community will outline current practices as they relate to health services and their relationship to present and future health sciences-oriented needs.

Antirequisite(s): The former Health Sciences 2200A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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An introduction to rural communities and how they differ from urban communities. Rural vs. urban comparisons will be introduced from sociological, infrastructure, political, and health services perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2610F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Integrative Health examines a variety of areas and issues concerning the broad field of integrative health. From an evidence-based perspective, the course explores integrative health domains and assesses the quantitative and qualitative evidence about these various forms of "alternative" health including, but not limited to Oriental medicine, mind-body interventions, manual therapies, and herbal/pharmacological approaches to integrative health and lifestyle decision-making.

Antirequisite(s): Former Health Sciences 4020A/B; Health Sciences 3091A, section 001 if taken in Fall 2011; Kinesiology 3372A, section 002 if taken in Fall 2011.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Health care organizations, their management practices, and an introduction to management theories as applied to health care organizations.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Strategic inter-sectoral partnerships and collaborations are becoming increasingly important in health care environments world-wide. This course will compare and contrast models used in different health care settings, explore social and economic value, cross-sector models of collaboration, and examine strategies for forming successful cross-sector partnerships to ensure optimal delivery of health care.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2250A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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The course provides information on the construct, measurement, and definition of health related quality of life in health and disease and is directed toward understanding the multidimensional nature of quality of life as a theoretical construct and its application to health and wellness, illness, and disease.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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There haven't been many topics more controversial than drugs in North America. Drug use is one of those features of humanity than goes back into prehistory, and in many ways our current drug use isn't significantly different. This course seeks to examine present-day debates about drugs through historical, sociological and ethical perspectives.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 3092B section 001 if taken in 2011.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Many factors such as individual characteristics and behaviour, social status, physical and social environments and personal relationships affect the health of individuals and communities. This course will provide an in-depth investigation of the key determinants of health and disease, with special attention to modifiable and non-modifiable factors.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2246A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Theory, practice, research and issues related to nursing in rural and remote settings will be examined. The health status of various rural populations, related public policy and the factors influencing health of rural residents will be explored.

Antirequisite(s): Nursing 3380F/G; Health Sciences 3090A, section 001, if taken in 2014-15 or 2015-16; Health Sciences 3090B, section 001, if taken in 2011-12 or 2012-13.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Selected topics in the area of Health Sciences. Topics and course descriptions available in the School of Health Studies office.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Selected topics in the area of Health Sciences. Topics and course descriptions available in the School of Health Studies office.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Selected topics in the area of Health Sciences. Topics and course descriptions available in the School of Health Studies office.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Selected topics in the area of Health Sciences. Topics and course descriptions available in the School of Health Studies office.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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A survey of the law governing the provision of treatment, counselling and care in Ontario. Topics and issues may include capacity to consent, negligence, documentation, confidentiality, disclosure, mandatory reporting, and health information privacy legislation.

Antirequisite(s): Registration in the JD program in the Faculty of Law; Health Sciences 4090A/B, section 002, if taken in 2011-12; Law 3101A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Cross-listed with Law 3101A/B.

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Advocacy plays a key role in the development of health policy. The Canadian Public Health Association, for example, describes advocacy as a “core function” of public health associations. Effective advocacy requires both knowledge and experience, which students will develop by creation of an advocacy campaign that will impact local communities and beyond.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the School of Health Studies; Enrolment in the third or fourth year of an Honors degree in the School of Health Studies, with a minimum cumulative average of 80%. Pre-or Corequisite(s): Health Sciences 3101A/B; Health Sciences 3400A/B.

Extra Information: 3 contact hours.

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This course is intended to aid students considering a career in any health-related profession. It will help to prepare students for education and practice in the evolving healthcare system and introduce concepts that will help them to understand how to be effective as part of an interprofessional team. Diverse methods of teaching and evaluation will be used, including online facilitation and small group learning.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in third or fourth year in the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Bachelor of Medical Sciences program, the School of Social Work or the Foods and Nutritional Sciences Program.

Extra Information: Online course.

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This course will review the growing importance of health communication through an examination of theoretical frameworks, communication techniques and technologies that promote the health of individuals, communities, and populations. Topics may include health literacy, clinician to client communication, peer to peer communication, 'edutainment' communication, effective public health messages and mass media campaigns, risk and emergency communication.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This service learning course focuses on the application of concepts and theory in environmental health promotion, in support of healthy individuals and communities. Identification of hazards, assessment of risk, environmental management, and public health program planning and evaluation will be highlighted.

Antirequisite(s): The former Health Sciences 3290A/B (if taken in 2015, 2016, or 2018).

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2250A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Political, economic, social, cultural, environmental, behavioural and biological factors determine health status. Designed for an interdisciplinary student mix, this course will explore issues identified as significant determinants of health (poverty, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation) and strategies (activism, community development) to promote health within a global context.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Based on a service-learning philosophy, students will have an opportunity to provide an important community service and to benefit from `learning-in-context' about health promotion within a global perspective. This field placement will enable students to practice the skills (e.g., community development, activism) learned within Health Sciences 3250F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 3250F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course provides students with an introduction to the critical study of global mental health and illness. Through weekly case studies, we will explore how experiences, ideas, and treatment of mental health and illness connect to the values, norms, and power relations at play in responses to mental distress.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 3093F/G, if taken in Fall of 2017.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies or the Honors Specialization Global Health Studies at Huron University College.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A gross anatomical description of the structure and function of the human body focusing on systems responsible for maintaining the body (respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine), and for its continuation through the transmission of genes (reproductive system, developmental anatomy). Emphasis on the physiological functions as they relate to the anatomical structure.



Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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An examination of the process, outcome and implementation of health policy with a specific focus on Canadian health policy. Key issues to be addressed include the development of policy, the various actors involved in the health policy process; the different arenas where health policy is created, the various policy instruments and how these are implemented and evaluated.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course explores how sexuality, gender, and health are experienced, valued, and socially constructed. The materials selected provide a sound overview of the basic concepts and theoretical approaches related to these three issues and also introduce students to some of the newer fields of research that are emerging.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 3092A if taken in 2008-09.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course examines the complexities of aging from a physiological perspective and provides students with learning opportunities to examine normal and abnormal aging, theories of aging, common conditions associated with aging, compression of morbidity, the concept of frailty, aging as a developmental process, and the complex interaction of disease, disability and function with advancing age.


Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course examines the complexities of aging from a psychological perspective and provides students with learning opportunities to examine psychological theories of aging, the mind-body connection, strategies to optimize cognitive vitality with advancing age and common conditions associated with aging such as Alzheimer’s Disease and other related dementias.

Antirequisite(s): The former Health Sciences 4702A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Health Science 2700A/B and Health Sciences 2711A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Responding to the health needs of an aging population, this course will examine global aging and investigate issues unique to aging populations. Topics include demographic and population trends, global burden of disease, evolving models of care, contextual factors such as the environment, health system design and capacity, age-friendly cities and health policy considerations driven by an aging population.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2711A/B; or registration in third or fourth year of the Honors Specialization in Global Health Studies at Huron University College.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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An introduction to measurement and analysis in health sciences research, covering topics such as validity, reliability, standard errors, confidence intervals, tests of means, correlation, and linear regression.


Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2801 or the former Health Sciences 2800.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour.

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This course will introduce students to the principles and practices of qualitative research methods and methodologies as they have been applied in the health sciences. Through readings and assignments, students will learn the foundations of qualitative research practice and gain experience crafting research questions and using qualitative research methods.


Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2801A/B or equivalent.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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A Personal Construct approach to understanding the individual ways in which persons construe health and health science by examining the nature of personal constructs, the repertory grid method, and implications for clinical decision making in health sciences.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 60% [mandatory] in each of Health Sciences 1001A/B and Health Sciences 1002A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour.

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This course will introduce basic concepts in methods for the economic evaluation of health interventions, and discuss how they are used to assess “value for money” in health care. Students will learn how to recognize and interpret health economic studies in the literature and develop skills to critically appraise economic evaluations.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 3090B 001(if taken in 2016 or 2017).

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2801A/B and registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies; or registration in third or fourth year of the Honors Specialization in Global Health Studies at Huron University College.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. No prior background in economics is required.

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The activities, reports and other contractual obligations of a minimum 8-month internship work term recognized and approved by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Prerequisite(s): Approval of, and acceptance into, an internship work term. Corequisite(s): Health Sciences 3990.

Extra Information: non-credit, Pass/Fail. Note: (1) Because Internships are not currently available to international students, they are not permitted to register in this course; (2) This course cannot be included in the number of courses counted toward any module or program; (3) Successful completion of Health Sciences 3990 and Health Sciences 3991 will be recognized on a student's transcript.

Course Weight: 3.00
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The activities, reports and other contractual obligations of a 9-12 month internship work term recognized and approved by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Prerequisite(s): Approval of, and acceptance into, an internship work term. Corequisite(s): Health Sciences 3990.

Extra Information: non-credit, Pass/Fail. Note: (1) Because Internships are not currently available to international students, they are not permitted to register in this course; (2) This course cannot be included in the number of courses counted toward any module or program; (3) Successful completion of Health Sciences 3990 and Health Sciences 3992 will be recognized on a student's transcript.

Course Weight: 3.00
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The activities, reports and other contractual obligations of a 13-16 month internship work term recognized and approved by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Prerequisite(s): Approval of, and acceptance into, an internship work term. Corequisite(s): Health Sciences 3990.

Extra Information: non-credit, Pass/Fail. Note: (1) Because Internships are not currently available to international students, they are not permitted to register in this course; (2) This course cannot be included in the number of courses counted toward any module or program; (3) Successful completion of Health Sciences 3990 and Health Sciences 3993 will be recognized on a student's transcript.

Course Weight: 3.00
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The activities, reports and other contractual obligations of a minimum 8-month internship work term recognized and approved by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Prerequisite(s): Approval of, and acceptance into, an internship work term. Corequisite(s): Health Sciences 3990.

Extra Information: non-credit, Pass/Fail. Note: (1) Because Internships are not currently available to international students, they are not permitted to register in this course; (2) This course cannot be included in the number of courses counted toward any module or program; (3) Successful completion of Health Sciences 3990 and Health Sciences 3994 will be recognized on a student's transcript.

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This course is intended to enhance self-awareness and professionalism through the acquisition of problem solving, presentation, clinical, and transferable skills in a professional context. Students will gain experience and cultivate stronger career pathways through Community Engaged Learning projects, and acquire tangible skills to excel in the field of health studies and allied health.

Antirequisite(s): Kinesiology 3895A/B. Extra information: This course will prepare students interested in pursuing the 4th year practica courses.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of 2nd year in the School of Health Studies, with a minimum averageof 70%.

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All developed countries have health and health care systems that are designed to meet their current, prevailing health objectives. This course will review selected international health systems, including Canada's, and apply standard outcome measures that will indicate the extent to which they are meeting national health objectives.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 4091B if taken in 2011.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies or the Honors Specialization Global Health Studies at Huron University College.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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An in-depth investigation into the philosophical and scientific nature of mental health and well-being, with a focus on the role of spirituality and emotion in recovery from cancer and addiction. Special attention will be paid to elucidating the neurophysiological and psychological basis of emotion. The course requires extensive reading and class participation and has an important 'teach-yourself' independent-study orientation.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 4092G sec. 002 if taken in 2011.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Guidelines and benefits of physical activity programs for older adults will be the focus. The epidemiology of relationships between physical activity and functional independence, physiological responses to exercise and chronic adaptations with training (both cardiorespiratory and strength), and the exercise influence on age-related chronic diseases will be examined.

Antirequisite(s): Kinesiology 4474A/B; Health Sciences 4090B, section 002, if taken in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Selected topics in the area of Health Sciences. Topics and course descriptions available in the School of Health Studies office.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Selected topics in the area of Health Sciences. Topics and course descriptions available in the School of Health Studies office.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Selected topics in the area of Health Sciences. Topics and course descriptions available in the School of Health Studies office.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Social media and its associated technologies have become ubiquitous in all aspects of our lives. This course integrates an understanding of social media with research in health and medicine. The course explores social media uses in health to address methodological, conceptual, ethical and design issues pertinent to these emergent technologies.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 4091B (if taken in 2015-2017).

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2250A/B; Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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In this half-year online course, you will be introduced to the most common sequelae of movement disorders, and will explore disease-specific sequelae of some of the more prevalent movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, restless legs syndrome, Huntington's disease, and Tourette's syndrome.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 3300A/B.

Extra Information: Online course.

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Application of health promotion programming and principles. Upon completion, students should be able to: determine appropriateness of high-risk and population-based health promotion strategies; identify target populations; compose clear program objectives and goals; conduct needs assessment, epidemiological assessment, social marketing campaign, certain types of evaluations; develop compelling proposals for health promotion interventions.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2250A/B or the former Health Sciences 3200A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 seminar hour.

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This course will explore theories/models of health behavior. Students will be introduced to the main tenets of various health behavior theories/models and their applications to selected health (e.g., smoking, exercise, substance use), illness (e.g., HIV/AIDS, Cancer) and preventive (e.g., condom use) behaviors.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 4091A section 002 if taken in 2010.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course will develop your conceptual and applied understanding of program evaluation. It will focus on the types, purpose, application, and importance of evaluation techniques in the health field and will help you to develop the skills and strategies for preparing and managing evaluation activities.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 4090B section 002 if taken in 2010-11 or 4090A in taken in 2008.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies or the Honors Specialization Global Health Studies at Huron University College.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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In this course we will undertake a critical examination of the notion of stress, broadly speaking. Selected topics covered will include: stress as fear, stress as anxiety, illness vs. disorder, responses to accumulated adversity, traumatic stress, existential despair, the concept of “flow”, stress as opportunity, motivator, and facilitator of meaning making.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 4091A 001 (if taken in 2014-2016).

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2250A/B; Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course examines marginalized populations through various critical perspectives, namely medical anthropology, feminism, and political-economy theory. Students will develop an understanding of how macro (i.e., gender, race, poverty) and micro (i.e., individual) forces intersect to produce marginality and particular health experiences for people who are relegated to the margins of society.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 4092G sec. 001 if taken in 2011.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies or the Honors Specialization Global Health Studies at Huron University College.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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The objective of this course is to have students gain an understanding of "how can we support the use of research". In order to accomplish this, the course will address how knowledge is created, the process by which knowledge is implemented and how knowledge is exchanged and evaluated.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Participation in health care has gained critical importance in recent years. There are many ways individuals can take more responsibility for their own health, manage their own diseases, and participate in health decision-making. This course examines participatory action approaches and strategies to actively engage individuals and communities as true partners with the health system.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2250A/B

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course will investigate the theory, research, and methods of changing psychological, social, and environmental factors known to influence health promotion. The specific focus will be upon health interventions designed to care for populations throughout the lifespan.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 4091A, section 001 if taken in Fall 2011 or Intersession 2012.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2250A/B

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course will study the development of the human from fertilization through to parturition. Clinical implications of congenital anomalies and developmental disorders will be discussed from a morphological perspective. An understanding of the origin of various tissues and organs will provide the student a better understanding of the normal anatomy of the adult human.


Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course will provide a fundamental understanding of disease processes and their effects on the health of individuals. General concepts of disease, including etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical significance will be critically discussed in this seminar style course. These concepts will be applied in both a systems and regional approach to disease progression.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 3300A/B.

Extra Information: 4 hours.

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Critical health policy issues across and health care sectors, including financing of health care, models of health care delivery and the evolution of health care institutions, health human resources and consumer participation in health care. Examines Canadian Health policy in comparative (international) perspective.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 3400A/B or the former 2400A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

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Canada's health care system is facing significant challenges and structural reforms. Students will learn how Canada's system is performing relative to other countries. Based on these international experiences and other forces of change, students will investigate what needs to change in order to create a sustainable system for the future.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Drawing from cutting-edge research in the field, the objective of this course is to give students a clear understanding of the rationale behind the introduction of innovative care delivery approaches in acute and community settings, and the issues to consider when implementing these approaches.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies.

Extra Information: Blended learning: 1 lecture hour and 2 hours online activity.

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This course employs classic change management theories, positive psychology, complexity science and social movement theories to analyze current health system issues and to develop actionable change processes. Individual, organizational and societal elements required for lasting change are emphasized through use of the case method of learning, experiential exercises and lectures.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 4091B section 001 if taken in 2012-13.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of leadership and innovation strategies in the health care system in Canada. The course will also provide students with "hands on" experience/exposure to health care system issues through guest speakers, debates and in-class assignments.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 4090A section 002 if taken in 2012-13.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course provides an introduction to key areas of concern and debate in Global Health, with a topical emphasis on the ways in which ever-changing cultural, political, and economic relations impact on our lines of vision, as well as to the ‘fit’ of particular health strategies within specific locales.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the fourth year of the School of Health Studies or the Honors Specialization Global Health Studies at Huron University College.

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This course seeks to address a wide range of issues specifically related to professional ethics in the health sciences. The goals of this course are to raise student awareness of ethical issues, to increase the potential for ethical behaviour in the health sciences, and to develop skills that will guide ethical decision-making.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2610F/G with a minimum mark of 75%.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 seminar hour.

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A survey of contemporary and historical issues in mental health sciences, including: the relation between mental and physical health and related concepts of disability; evolution and comparison of various diagnostic systems; in-depth case studies on issues such as pain, addiction, marketing and testing of pharmaceutical products; and culture bound syndromes.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2610F/G; enrolment in 3rd or 4th year of a Bachelor of Health Sciences Program.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Examples of health inequity and inequality exist within our community and abroad. This course is designed to help students identify and understand current health inequity and inequality concerns. Furthermore, students will learn about approaches and strategies that address health inequity and inequality, locally and globally.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Focusing on innovative multi-sectorial collaborative models to support economical, optimal aging at home for older adults with multiple chronic diseases, the objective of this course is to introduce students to the concepts of active aging, consumer engagement in health, community capacity development, and the role of communities in promoting health.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies.

Extra Information: Blended learning: 2 lecture hours and 1 hour online/experiential activity.

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This course will explore, from an inter-disciplinary perspective, critical issues related to death, dying, palliative and end of life care relevant to health professionals working in a variety of settings. Topics include an introduction to death and dying in Canadian society, socio-cultural influences on our understanding of death, theories used to guide practice, an understanding of the dying person's experience, principles of palliative care, ethical and legal issues, and health system initiatives and challenges.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2711A/B or the former Health Sciences 3711A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial.

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This service-learning course provides an opportunity to small groups of students to work alongside community partners on projects related to health and aging. Students research real-life problems, examine theories of aging, critically evaluate current practices and advocate for change. Through reflection, discussion, presentation and an implementation document, students provide innovative solutions for betterment of lives of seniors.

Prerequisite(s): Health Science 3701A/B or Health Sciences 3704A/B.

Extra Information: 2 hours, 1 tutorial hour.

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This course will examine the design of the health care system and the capacity of the health care system as it is currently structured to meet the needs of an aging population, major challenges, and capacity- building options.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2711A/B or the former Health Sciences 3711A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial.

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This course examines aging from the perspective of vulnerable, under represented and at-risk populations. Students will develop an understanding of the unique health experiences and challenges faced by older individuals who are relegated to, or find themselves on, the margins of society.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 2711A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

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Chronic disease is a tremendous burden for our health care system and an economic burden for Canada. This course will examine the prevalence of chronic disease, key factors associated with the significant increase in chronic diseases, and strategies for primary prevention such as an active lifestyle, good nutrition, healthy weight, as well as secondary prevention of complications.

Prerequisite(s): Health Science 3701A/B or Health Sciences 3704A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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By addressing published calls for research into health care issues related to the aging population, the objective of this course is to introduce students to some of the current gaps in knowledge or community-based services for an aging population, and to develop their ability to critically analyse both the issue and potential solutions.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of the School of Health Studies.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Students will create and participate in practica in the areas of ageing and independence, bioethics, health promotion in rural and urban areas, or other areas as appropriate. Practica are developed together with the student, an on-site coordinator who provides direct supervision, and the course instructor. An essay is one of the evaluative components of the course.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 4910F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Extra Information: 1 seminar hour.

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Students will create and participate in practica in the areas of ageing and independence, bioethics, health promotion in rural and urban areas, and other areas as they may develop. Practica are developed together with the student, an on-site coordinator, and supervised by a faculty course instructor. A paper is a required component of all practica.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 4900E.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the School of Health Studies.

Extra Information: 1 seminar hour.

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Readings and discussion on, or field experience in, selected topics in Health Sciences agreed upon through consultation between the student and the supervising professor.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the fourth year of an Honors Specialization module in the School of Health Studies with a minimum average of 75%.

Extra Information: 1 seminar hour.

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Readings and discussion on, or field experience in, selected topics in Health Sciences agreed upon through consultation between the student and the supervising professor.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the fourth year of an Honors Specialization module in the School of Health Studies with a minimum average of 75%.

Extra Information: 1 seminar hour.

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This course provides 4th year Honors students the opportunity to gain experience applying theoretical knowledge in a community setting, including a full range of elements that comprise the partners' operations. Students will be required to attend tutorial or seminar sessions. Applications due in the spring of the previous year. Extra information: Minimum of 75 practicum contact hours and 7 seminar hours over the 13 weeks.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 3995A/B or permission of the School of Health Studies. Corequisite(s): Registration in fourth year Honors Specialization in a School of Health Studies module. Specific location requirements may vary. Application required.

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This course provides 4th year Honors students the opportunity to gain experience applying theoretical knowledge in a community setting, including a full range of elements that comprise the partners' operations. Students will be required to attend tutorial or seminar sessions. Applications due in the spring of the previous year. Extra information: Minimum of 75 practicum contact hours and 7 seminar hours over the 13 weeks.

Prerequisite(s): Health Sciences 3995A/B or permission of the School of Health Studies. Corequisite(s): Registration in fourth year Honors Specialization in a School of Health Studies module. Specific location requirements may vary. Application required.

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