NOTE: See the beginning of Section F for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

HEAL1001Current Issues and Future Trends in Health3 ch (3C)
This course introduces current issues and future trends in health, with a focus on medical, societal, business, and ethical implications. Students will examine how health issues are shaped by interrelated factors across different sectors and have opportunities to integrate and apply evidence-informed knowledge to formulate and articulate a reasoned position about current health issues and future trends.
HEAL1002Introduction to Health from a Global Perspective3 ch (3C)
This course examines theories of interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication relevant to the health and health-related professions. Students will review theories and contexts of communication, relations of power in communication settings, strategies or persuasion, the relationship between attitudes and behaviour, and the importance of representation in our understanding of changing nature of health, health delivery, and health issues in society. Health ethics and approaches to communicating about health, including ambiguity, privacy, and confidentiality, will be discussed.
HEAL2001Health Communications (Cross-Listed: COMS 2201)3 ch (3C)

Health communication is the study of messages that create meaning in relation to physical, mental, and social well-being. Interdisciplinary research is conducted in the scientific, interpretive (humanities) and critical-cultural traditions. This course examines theories of interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication relevant to a variety of professionals in the health field. Students will review theories and contexts of communication (interpersonal, organizational, mass, social media and intercultural), relations of power in communication settings, strategies of persuasion, the relationship between attitudes and behaviour, and the importance of representation in our understanding of changing nature of health, health delivery and health issues in society. Students cannot take both COMS 2201 and HEAL 2001. Students in the Bachelor of Health cannot take COMS 2201

HEAL2002Introduction to Data Analytics & Health Information3 ch (3C)
This course introduces the role that data analytics plays in health organizations. Students will gain basic knowledge for simple data manipulation, querying, and visualization. They will then see the possibilities in data analytics, including key components of the data analytics process and case studies where it was applied, with the goal of being able to work with a data scientist on more complex data analytics projects. The ethical approaches to handling medical information will also be discussed. The course is not IT-intensive but requires basic proficiency in Excel.

HEAL 1001, HEAL 1002 and STAT 2263; or permission of the instructor.

HEAL2003Methods in Health Research and Information Literacy3 ch (3C 2L)
This course is an introduction to fundamental concepts in health research, including the purpose, process, and utilization of health research. Students will be exposed to research designs and data analysis methods commonly used by health researchers, including qualitative, quantitative (including inferential methods such as regression), mixed methods, and systematic reviews. Topics will include evidence-based practice, health research ethics, information literacy, and knowledge translation. This course will build students' knowledge of interdisciplinary information literacy principles with a focus on health research.

STAT 2263, HEAL 1001, and HEAL 1002 ; or permission of the instructor.

HEAL2155Biopharmaceutics (Cross listed with CHEM 2455)3 ch (3C)

The course will provide an overview of the pharmaceutical industry, the process of drug discovery and optimization, an overview of the properties and biological activity of therapeutic substances, and case studies of select drug classes such as antibiotic, anti-ulcers drugs and/or others.   

Prerequisites: CHEM 2421with a minimum grade of C.
HEAL3001History and Structure of the Canadian Health Care System 3 ch (3C)

This course focuses on the history and structure of the Canadian health care system, including how health care is organized, funded, regulated, and managed at provincial and federal levels in Canada. This course also examines current service delivery issues as they influence the health of Canadians. 

NOTE: Credit will only be given to one of HEAL 3001, HSCI 3061, or NURS 3061.  

Prerequisites: HEAL 1001, HEAL 1002, or permission from the instructor.
HEAL3002Indigenous Health Determinants3 ch (3C)

This course provides multidisciplinary approach to health and wellness focusing on Indigenous Peoples. Topics such as Indigenous Ways of Knowing and social determinants of health/wellness will be examined, including an examination of the effect of colonialism and the current western health care system on indigenous peoples. Practical/ethical responsibilities of health care providers to Indigenous Peoples will also be addressed.  

Prerequisites: HEAL 1001, HEAL 1002, and one of HIST 2514 or INDG 1002; or permission from the instructor.

HEAL3003Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Health3 ch (3C)
Students explore topics relevant to health using an interdisciplinary lens. There is a focus on applications to health topics that have relevance to societal, management, and biomedical sciences, such as medical ethics, public health, and health literacy as well as the societal, biomedical, and management impact of specific diseases.

Prerequisites: HEAL 1001 or HSCI 2001 and completion of 60 ch.
HEAL3004Implementation Science3 ch (3C)

This course will focus on how behavioural, physical, and technical strategies facilitate the translation of evidence into practice. Theories from disciplines including psychology and information systems design will be used to explain the multifactorial perspective of implementation science. Effective intervention implementation within various organizations and stakeholders will be explored. Topics such as intervention usability, user motivation for adoption, and resource utilization efficiency with the goal of improving health will be discussed. 

Prerequisites: Completion of 60
HEAL3005Child Rights and Child Health3 ch (3C) W

This course will provide an overview and outline the historical evolution of children’s rights. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the four rights principles that the CRC is grounded upon will be covered. The 9 different clusters of rights under the CRC will be examined in relation to health. The relationship between human rights and children’s health and development and the rights-based approach to child health will be discussed.   

Prerequisites: Completion of 30
HEAL3006Human Nutrition: Global Issues3 ch (3 WEB)

The course will focus on the pillars of the science of nutrition and the essential components of healthy eating. The role of macronutrients (fat, protein, carbohydrates) and micronutrients (the major classes of fats and minerals) on overall energy intake and their role in our health will be examined. Specific global concerns relevant to nutrition will be explored; for example, the discussion of macronutrients will include a focus on undernutrition and obesity at both ends of the caloric intake spectrum and how the global community struggles with it.   

Prerequisites: BIOL 1205 and CHEM 1072 
HEAL3101Molecular and Cellular Basis of Cancer (Cross-Listed: BIOL 3101)3 ch (3C)
Cancer is a common disease that affects a multitude of families and health practitioners globally every day. Using cancer as a model, students will examine the molecular and cellular approach to the study of disease. Students will have the chance to explore cancer epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment from a biomedical perspective. 

Prerequisites: Two of the following: BIOL 2015, BIOL 2065, BIOL 2245, BIOL 2485, or permission of the instructor. 
HEAL3102Clinical Neuropsychology (Cross-Listed: PSYC 3724)3 ch (3C)
Explores the neuropsychological sequelae of the most common neurological and psychiatric disorders seen in the practice of clinical neuropsychology, including vascular disorders, traumatic head injuries, epilepsy, tumours, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, dementia, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.

Prerequisites: PSYC 2711 or PSYC 3723 or permission of the instructor.
HEAL3103Neurobiology of Learning3 ch (3C)
In this course students explore the process of memory and corresponding anatomic regions of the brain that are involved in learning and memory. The current understanding of the neurobiology of learning and memory is examined in a series of of podcasts, webinars, and interactive workshops. Required neuroanatomy linked with memory, attention, consolidation, recall, and cognitive load is reviewed. Students are expected to apply course concepts to their individual areas of interest.

Prerequisites: PSYC 2712 and one of BIOL 1415, BIOL 2015, BIOL 2065, BIOL 2245, BIOL 2485, or permission of the instructor.
HEAL3104Introduction to Epidemiology3 ch (3C)

Epidemiology is a scientific discipline concerned with the distribution and determinants of health and disease in populations. This course introduces the principles and core concepts of epidemiology to examine how we measure disease risk and design studies to shed light on the etiology of and risk factors for disease. This course will cover topics such as basic principles of epidemiology, measures of disease frequency, epidemiologic study designs, bias, confounding, screening, causality, and ethical issues in epidemiologic research.   

Prerequisites: STAT 2263 
HEAL3106Cardiovascular Health and Disease3 ch (3C)

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of cardiovascular physiology, followed by examining alterations of cardiovascular function in various diseases on a basic and clinical level. Topics of interest include vascular disorders, cardiomyopathies, coronary heart disease, arrhythmias, and circulatory failure.   

Prerequisites: BIOL 2065 or BIOL 2245, or permission of the instructor
HEAL3501Improving Healthcare Systems (Cross-listed with BA 3105)3 ch (3C) EL

Improving Healthcare Systems provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to enhance efficiency and the patient experience in hospital administration. Throughout this course, students will explore creative problem-solving, strategic thinking, and design thinking techniques, all applied to healthcare management. By the end of the course, students will be well-equipped to address the complex challenges of healthcare administration, leading to improved patient experiences and better care outcomes.  

Prerequisites: BA 1501 and successful completion of 60ch
HEAL4001Transformation Through Collaborations & Innovation I3 ch (3C) W

This course explores both collaboration and innovation at the intersection of the three majors in the Bachelor of Health degree (namely, Society and Health, Management in Health, and Biomedical Sciences and Health). This integrated interdisciplinary course interweaves personal development and growth with problem framing and solving skills, and diverse-team collaboration. This is the first course of a course pair in which students will formulate a plan to address a health problem or issue.  

Prerequisite: HEAL 2001 and HEAL 2002, HEAL 2003 and completion of 90ch.

HEAL4002Transformation Through Collaborations & Innovation II3 ch (3C) W
This course is a continuation of HEAL 4001 and, in this course , students will implement the plan/analysis developed in HEAL 4001 and conduct additional secondary (and possible primary) research in support of the development of specific recommendations designed to address this identified gap/health issue. The focus of this course will be on the implementation of specific health strategies.

HEAL 4001; or permission of the instructor.

HEAL4004Honours Research Seminar3 ch (3C)
This course will expose students to advanced topics in Health Research. It includes an in-depth exploration of research ethics, both human and animal, as well as quantitative and qualitative research design strategies. Furthermore, students will learn vital data analytic strategies in addition to effective written and oral communication skills. This course will provide Bachelor of Health Honours students with the skills they will need to conduct accurate research in Health-related fields.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Health Honours program.

HEAL 4005.
HEAL4005Designing a Research Proposal3 ch (3C)
This course gives students the unique opportunity to work closely with a supervisor within the discipline, as well as a second reader, to develop their thesis proposal in a health-related subject. Completed proposals will be presented to, and approved by, the Bachelor of Health Advisory Group. Students will earn hands on experience with research and academic project planning in their chosen subject.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Health Honours program.

Co-requisite: HEAL 4004.
HEAL4006Honours Thesis3 ch (3C)
Honours students will work closely with their supervisor and second reader to conduct thesis research and will begin compiling data. This course will provide students with the chance to conduct hands-on research within their chosen subject; at the end of term, students are required to submit a written thesis and present their research findings to the Bachelor of Health Advisory Group. 

Prerequisite: B+ in HEAL 4005
HEAL4011Advanced Topics in Health3 ch (3C)
An interdisciplinary lens is used to explore the impact of disease and other current topics related to health, such as global health, epidemiology, and health policy analysis. Through in-depth discussions and analysis, students develop their knowledge in advanced topics while also enhancing communication skills through various presentations and research. 

Prerequisites: HEAL 3003 and completion of 90 ch.
HEAL4007Experiences in Health3 ch (1.5C/PRAC) EL

In this interdisciplinary course, students will have the opportunity to work in an organization, institution or business related to interdisciplinary health. Students will be required to complete integrative reflections and community analyses that focus on different aspects of health: biomedical science, societal, and management. Students must apply to the instructor a minimum of four weeks prior to the course start date so work placements can be arranged.    

Prerequisite: Successful completion of 90 credit hours. Admittance is competitive and dependent on the availability of suitable workplace internships.
HEAL4101Advanced Topics in Biomedical Sciences and Health3 ch (3C)
This course provides Biomedical Science and Health majors with the opportunity to assess and critically review peer-reviewed literature that highlights the biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, as well as physiology, tht underlie various health and disease states. Topics will range from immunology, virology, microbiology, the molecular basis of disease, immunopathology, cancer biology, cardiovascular health and disease, and pharmacology.

Prerequisites: Completion of 90 ch; Biomedical Science and Health major, or permission of the instructor.
HEAL4102Neuroplasticity (Cross-Listed: PSYC 4712)3 ch (3C)
A seminar course exploring the topic of plasticity within the central nervous system. Neuroplasticity will be discussed at a variety of levels, from individual neurons to large-scale brain changes, and with reference to learning and memory, neuropathology, lifestyle, and other factors.

Prerequisites: One of PSYC 2712 or PSYC 3711, and one of PSYC 3712 or PSYC 3723 
HEAL4103The Impact of Epilepsy on Quality of Life3 ch (3C)
A variety of teaching methods are used to explore the diagnosis of epilepsy across the lifespan and how it impacts quality of life. Students learn about the epidemiology of epilepsy, the classification of seizures, the goals of treatment and the psychosocial impact of the disorder at different ages.

Prerequisites: PSYC 2712 and one of BIOL 1415, BIOL 2015, BIOL 2065, BIOL 2245, BIOL 2485, or permission of the instructor.
HEAL4104Applied Neuroscience (cross-listed with PSYC 4734)3 ch (3C) W

Applied neuroscience explores the multidisciplinary applications of neuroscience in real-world settings, drawing on knowledge from many areas of science, including psychology, biology, chemistry, and philosophy. Students will learn about neuroscience techniques, and how they are used to study disease mechanisms and improve treatments. There will be a focus on theories underpinning our current understanding of the neuroscientific and psychological foundations of mental health and human behaviour.  

PrerequisitesPSYC 2712, and (PSYC 2102, HEAL 2003, or an alternate research methods course approved by the instructor) 
HEAL4105Cell Signaling3 ch (3C)

This course will examine the principles of signal transduction including reception, cascades, and cytoplasmic/nuclear responses. Emphasis is placed on physiological and pathological signaling in select diseases including diabetes, inflammation, and cancer. Students will hone key skills including scientific communication and critical analysis of primary literature.  

Prerequisites: Two of BIOL 2015, BIOL 2065, BIOL 2245, BIOL 3853, or permission of the instructor 
HEAL4301Advanced Topics in Society and Health3 ch (3C)
This seminar course provides Society and Health majors a forum to participate in an in-depth discussion and analysis of current issues pertaining to community and societal health. Through a variety of topics and discussions, students will expand on their pre-existing knowledge of the Social Determinants of Health. Topics discussed will vary year to year in an effort to stay up-to-date on current trends in social justice, health promotion, and health equity. 

Prerequisites: Completion of 90 ch; Society and Heath major or permission of the instructor.
HEAL4501Advanced Topics in Management in Health3 ch (3C)
This seminar course provides Management in Health majors a forum to pursue in-depth discussions and analyses of current issues pertaining to community and societal health and relevant to the management of health. Topics will range from healthcare regulation and marketing to human resources and training. Specific topics will vary from year to year to reflect current trends in health management. 

Prerequisites: Completion of 90 ch; Management in Health major, or permission of the instructor.