Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2023-2024, please consult the class search website.
The following conventions are used for course numbering:
- 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
- 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
- 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses
HLST 110.3: Introduction to Health Studies
Health Studies is a broad and interdisciplinary subject area. This lecture-based course provides an overview of how health has been conceptualized and studied from a wide range of science, social science, and humanities disciplines. The course will examine ways in which the unique perspectives offered by specific academic traditions have been utilized to study and address both past and current health issues.
3 Lecture hours
HLST 210.3: Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Health Studies
This course introduces students to the research methods and approaches used to investigate health issues. The course will expand students' research skills across a broad range of approaches to studying health sciences; consequently, students will also explore quantitative and qualitative data analysis approaches. Finally, students will learn to be a critical consumer of health sciences research.
3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): HLST 110; and PSY 233 (or equivalent); and permission of the Department.
Note: Registration in this course is restricted to students in the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health Studies.
HLST 310.3: Theories and Applications in Health Studies
This is a problem-based learning course. It will involve a detailed examination of theories and research aimed at understanding a range of health-related issues. The course will involve critical and interdisciplinary analyses of efforts to apply theory and research to address past and current health issues.
3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Prerequisite(s): HLST 210; and PSY 234 (or equivalent); and permission of the Department.
HLST 410.6: Honours Thesis in Health Studies
Students will carry out a major project under the supervision of a faculty member, and report the project in the form of an honours thesis. The project will usually involve empirical research.
.5 Seminar/Discussion hours and 2.5 Reading hours
Prerequisite(s): HLST 310.3; and 75 credit units of undergraduate course work; and permission of the Department. Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health Studies - Honours.