Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Health Studies Program

Program Co-ordinator: James Le Clair, PhD, 519-756-8228, ext. 5752, jleclair@wlu.ca

The Health Studies Honours BA program and minor, and HS courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

Laurier Brantford's Honours BA in Health Studies, combined with contemporary studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health care that takes account of the social and organizational impacts on health and well being. This program covers a wide range of topics within the field of health and gives students the opportunity to focus on one of three areas: health policy and analysis, gerontology or community health care. Graduates of the health studies program will have a sound knowledge of the Ontario and Canadian health care systems.

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HS Course Notes

The following HS courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

Course Offerings
Course # Title Credits
HS101 Physical Determinants of Health 0.5
HS200 Social Determinants of Health [1] 0.5
HS201 Canadian Health Care Systems 0.5
HS203 Disease and Society 0.5
HS205 Medicine and Society [2] 0.5
HS219 Critical Disabilities Studies [3] 0.5
HS227 Aging: Realities and Myths [4] 0.5
HS250 Conceptualizing Medicalization: Midwifery and the Health Care System [5] 0.5
HS266 Health and Nutrition [6] 0.5
HS300 Infection and Immunity [7] 0.5
HS302 Issues in Mental Health 0.5
HS303 Environment and Health 0.5
HS305 Development of the Health Professions [8] 0.5
HS307 Child and Youth Health [9] 0.5
HS311 Diversity and Aging [10] 0.5
HS312 Madness, Pollution and Crime 0.5
HS314 Health Promotion [11] 0.5
HS320 Principles of Epidemiology [12] 0.5
HS321 Health Care Evaluation 0.5
HS322 Health Policy: Social and Political Forces in Health Care Systems [13] 0.5
HS323 Health Policy in the Welfare State 0.5
HS329 Global Health and Social Justice 0.5
HS330 Disasters and Public Health [14] 0.5
HS331 Gerontology [15] 0.5
HS344 Health and Gender [16] 0.5
HS346 An Introduction to Chinese Medicine [17] 0.5
HS347 The Body [18] 0.5
HS400 Health Networks 0.5
HS401 Current Developments in Health Studies [19] 1.0
HS402 Health Studies Practicum 1.0
HS403 Understanding Health Behaviours 0.5
HS405 Special Topics in Health 0.5
HS406 Urban Health 0.5
HS407 Art and Health [20] 0.5
HS408 Health and Social Theory: Health, Illness and Medicine as Culture [21] 0.5
HS410 Death and Dying [22] 0.5
HS411 Critical Perspectives on Health and Sexuality [23] 0.5
HS412 Directed Studies 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS210, HS301, HS306, HS10, HS360, HS404 deleted; effective September 1, 2011.

  1. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS200 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2011.

  2. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS205 New course; effective September 1, 2011.

  3. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS219 Title and description change; effective September 1, 2011.

  4. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: CT227/HS227 Description and prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2011.

  5. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS250 Title, description and prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2011.

  6. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS266 Title change; effective September 1, 2011.

  7. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS300 Title, description and prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2011.

  8. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS305 Title and prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2011.

  9. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS307 New course; effective September 1, 2011.

  10. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS311 Title, description and prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2011.

  11. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS314 New course; effective September 1, 2011.

  12. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS320 Prerequisite and exclusion change; effective September 1, 2011.

  13. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS322 Title, description and prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2011.

  14. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS330 Description and prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2011.

  15. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS331 New course; effective September 1, 2011.

  16. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS344 Title, description and prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2011.

  17. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS346 New course; effective September 1, 2011.

  18. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS347 New course; effective September 1, 2011.

  19. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS401 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2011.

  20. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS407 New course; effective September 1, 2011.

  21. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS408 New course; effective September 1, 2011.

  22. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS410 Title, prerequisite and exclusion change; effective September 1, 2011.

  23. Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS411 Title and prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2011.