Subject: History
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 1.5 Lecture hours and 1.5 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: History


This course explores the history of health care in Canada from the pre-contact period to the establishment of universal health insurance (Medicare). The focus of this course is on the politics of health care (who provides what care, to whom, and under what circumstances). This course will examine the provision of health care as it emerged from local forms of knowledge within various communities to professional knowledge delivered in private and public institutions. In addition, the course will examine the relationships among and between government, non-governmental and/or professional responses to infectious or acute diseases and their impact on various populations in Canada.

Prerequisite(s): 3 credit units HIST at the 200-level.

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