Health Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health and health care. Students learn that health is determined by far more than the availability of health care, and that health care itself involves more than simply treating illness. Health Studies is a dynamic field, continually evolving to integrate scientific advancements and new knowledge about the role of social and environmental influences on health and well-being, the costs of health care, and the impact of illness on productivity and quality of life. Our programs are designed to offer students insight into:
Health Studies Programs:
HONOURS BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HEALTH STUDIES
Our Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Studies is intended to provide students with a broad, comprehensive understanding of health and health care.In addition to a core curriculum, course selection available to BA students provides an opportunity to customize their area of concentration.Although many students select their courses more widely, others choose to focus their degree in one of the following areas:
Program requirements for the Honours BA in Health Studies can be found here.
HONOURS BACHELOR OF ARTS AND SCIENCE IN HEALTH STUDIES
It's been said that medicine is both an art and a science, and our Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Health Studies is built around that very idea. Starting with the core curriculum of our BA programs, we add science courses to ensure that students gain a fundamental understanding of the biological basis of human health and disease. This combination of coursework in the arts and sciences provides an opportunity for students to understand human health and well-being from perspectives ranging from the cell to society, and should appeal to those looking to maximize both their expertise and career flexibility.
Core course requirements in the BASc program:
HONOURS BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
The health care and social service industry in Canada is the second largest employment sector, with over 1.6 million employees. Health care budgets are growing, the population is aging, and physicians and other health care professionals are in short supply. Rising demands for health care, costlier and more diverse treatments, and an increased awareness of the ways in which infectious disease outbreaks can disrupt service delivery and the economy suggest that it takes more than a medical background to manage these issues.
Laurier Brantford's Health Administration program offers a blend of health studies, leadership, business and contemporary studies courses, designed to give students a broad understanding of the diverse factors affecting the development and delivery of health care, both domestically and internationally. With a complex set of relationships between personnel, organizations, and government, health professionals require a diverse set of skills and a broad knowledge base in order to effectively work within the contemporary health-care system.
Program requirements for the Honours BA in Health Administration can be found here.
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FACULTY IN THE HEALTH STUDIES PROGRAM
Dr. Kari Brozowski
Dr. Rebecca Godderis
Dr. James A. LeClair
Dr. Janet McLaughlin
Dr. Katherine Rossiter
Dr. Timothy Gawley
Dr. Richelle Monaghan