Academic Calendar

Health Studies (HEAL)

HEAL 1500  Foundations of Human Biology 1  3 cr  

This course starts by describing simple molecules and cells and progressively introduces the student to more sophisticated aspects of human biology. The course will detail the general organization of the human body and describe many of the main systems responsible for its function. Students registered in a Major or Honours program in Biological Sciences can use this course only as an elective.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: Biology 40S (or equivalent) or Chemistry 40S or CHEM 1018.

HEAL 1502  Foundations of Human Biology 2  3 cr  

This course will introduce various elements of human biology encompassing the nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems. It will also provide basic knowledge in genetics and microbiology. Students registered in a Major or Honours program in Biological Sciences can use this course only as an elective.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: HEAL 1500 (C+).

HEAL 1600  Health and Health Professions  3 cr  

(Formerly BIOL 1110) Students discuss the Inter-relationship between health, health determinants, and the impact that sciences, health-science, behavioural-social sciences, and technology, have on health care and the health professions. Participants will consider their own role as health care consumers. Not to be held with BIOL 1110.

Equiv To: BIOL 1110

Attributes: Recommended Intro Courses

HEAL 2600  Integration of Health Determinants of Individuals  3 cr  

Students study, integrate and apply the determinants that affect the health of individuals throughout the lifespan to selected case or learning scenarios. The case or learning scenarios present a variety of issues in the delivery of health-related services that are intended to benefit individual health.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: One of CHEM 1100 (the former CHEM 1300) or BIOL 1020 or HEAL 1502 or STAT 1000; and [one of PSYC 1200, (PSYC 1211 and PSYC 1221), the former PSYC 1201, or SOC 1000, or the former SOC 1200] or consent of instructor.

HEAL 3000  Introduction to Social Epidemiology  3 cr  

This course provides an overview of the basic concepts,principles and methods of social epidemiology and their applications for research and practice from a human ecology perspective. Applications to social determinants of health across the life course may include but are not limited to income and food security, early child development and others. May not be held with the former HMEC 3000.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: HNSC 2000 or PSYC 2250 [or the former HMEC 2000 or the former HMEC 2050] and HEAL 2600 [or the former HMEC 2030].

Equiv To: HMEC 3000

HEAL 3600  Integration of Health Determinants for Communities  3 cr  

Students study, integrate and use community level determinants of population health in selected case or learning scenarios. These cases present a variety of issues in the design of health related services that are intended to benefit population health.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: HEAL 2600 and 39 credit hours in the Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Health or consent of instructor.

HEAL 3610  Mechanisms of Disease 1  3 cr  

This course will provide an overview of cellular processes and immunology, followed by an introduction to common processes underlying the development of human diseases. These include: cell injury and death (including metabolism and aging); neoplasia, inflammation; toxins and trauma; genetic diseases and susceptibility; and immune dysregulation. The focus will be on both local and systemic disease processes, and the progression of cells and tissues from a healthy to a pathological state. For IHP students only.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: BGEN 2000 and (one of CHEM 2740, CHEM 2720, CHEM 2721) and (one of CHEM 2700, CHEM 2701, MBIO 2700, MBIO 2701, CHEM 2730, MBIO 2730, the former CHEM 2360, the former CHEM 2361, the former MBIO 2360, the former MBIO 2361, the former CHEM 2770, the former MBIO 2770).

HEAL 4600  Integration of Health Determinants for Canada and the World  3 cr  

Students use selected case or learning scenarios to study the determinants of population health that depend on decision making in governmental or international agencies. The case scenarios present a variety of issues in the governance and management of population health.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: HEAL 3600 (C+) and 57 credit hours in the Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Health or consent of instructor.

HEAL 4610  Health Studies Capstone  3 cr  

Students will explore selected topics from the social sciences to synthesize and evaluate actions that can affect the health of people. The course summarizes the social sciences knowledge that forms the basis for all health related professional work. Restricted to students in the Health Studies program. May not be held with HEAL 4620.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: HEAL 3600 (C+) and 57 credit hours in the Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Health or consent of instructor.

Equiv To: HEAL 4620

HEAL 4620  Health Sciences Capstone  3 cr  

Students will explore selected topics from the biological sciences to synthesize and evaluate actions that can affect the health of people. The course summarizes the biological science knowledge that forms the basis for all health related professional work. Restricted to students in the Health Sciences program. May not be held with HEAL 4610.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: HEAL 3600 (C+) and 57 credit hours in the Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Health or consent of instructor. Equiv To: HEAL 4610

Equiv To: HEAL 4610

HEAL 4630  Mechanisms of Disease 2  3 cr  

This course will expand upon the concepts learned in HEAL 3610 by exploring systemic diseases. The focus will be on understanding how some disease processes are not constrained by individual tissues and/or organs and may progress to affect the patient systemically. Specific diseases such as cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and HIV will be used as examples. For Bachelor of Health Sciences students only.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: HEAL 3610 (B).

HEAL 4640  Mechanisms of Disease 3  6 cr  

(Lab required) Students will learn experimental techniques commonly used in modern biomedical science through lectures and laboratory sessions. Students will have the opportunity to conduct hands-on experiments in a modern research setting by rotating through five laboratory modules that will explore biomedical science methods such as histology and microscopy, cell culture, molecular biology, systems biology and proteomics, and HLA genotyping. These modules will be based on the diseases discussed in HEAL 4630, and will allow students to establish a direct connection between their experimental work and disease mechanisms. For students in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program only.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: HEAL 4630 (B) and HEAL 3610 (B) and instructor permission required.

HEAL 4650  Selected Topics in Interdisciplinary Health  3 cr  

The opportunity to carry out study in a health-related area. The course content will vary depending on the topic selected for study. Students can take this course more than once for credit only when the topic subtitle is different.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and director.