Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

Health Studies Program

Academic Advising - Health Studies: Sara Neziol, (519) 756-8228, ext 5790, sneziol@wlu.ca

The Health Studies Honours BA program and minor, and HS courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

Laurier Brantford's Honours BA in Health Studies, combined with contemporary studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health care that takes account of the social and organizational impacts on health and well being. This program covers a wide range of topics within the field of health and gives students the opportunity to focus on one of three areas: health policy and analysis, gerontology or community health care. Graduates of the health studies program will have a sound knowledge of the Ontario and Canadian health care systems.

Department Information on this page
Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
HS101 Physical Determinants of Health 0.5
HS200 Social Determinants of Health 0.5
HS201 Canadian Health Care Systems [1] 0.5
HS203 Disease and Society 0.5
HS210 Aging: A Sociological Perspective 0.5
HS219 Disabilities 0.5
HS227 Aging: Realities and Myths [2] 0.5
HS250 Who Cares? Mothering, Midwifery and Medicalization 0.5
HS266 Health and Nutrition: You Are What You Eat 0.5
HS300 Infectious Disease 0.5
HS301 Occupational Health and Safety 0.5
HS302 Issues in Mental Health 0.5
HS303 Environment and Health 0.5
HS304 Not in My Family: Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence 0.5
HS305 The Health Professions: Docs, Quacks and Charlatans 0.5
HS306 Communicating Drug Therapy [3] 0.5
HS310 Healthcare and Housing Among the Elderly 0.5
HS311 Multicultural Views of Aging 0.5
HS320 Principles of Epidemiology 0.5
HS321 Health Care Evaluation 0.5
HS322 Health Policy and Politics 0.5
HS323 Health Policy in the Welfare State 0.5
HS329 Global Health and Social Justice: The Lottery of Birth 0.5
HS330 Disasters and Public Health 0.5
HS344 Health and Gender: Barbie, Bulimia and Botox 0.5
HS350 Multicultural Competence 0.5
HS360 The Aftermath of Violence 0.5
HS400 Health Networks 0.5
HS401 Current Developments in Health Studies 1.0
HS402 Health Studies Practicum 1.0
HS403 Understanding Health Behaviours 0.5
HS404 Children’s Health 0.5
HS405 Special Topics in Health 0.5
HS406 Urban Health 0.5
HS410 Passing On 0.5
HS411 Human Sexuality and Health: What’s Love Got to do with It? 0.5
HS412 Directed Studies 0.5
HS450 Indigenous Health & Wellness 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate Revisions March 3, 2008: HS201 prerequisite change; effective Sept 1, 2008. 

  2. Senate May 29, 2008: CT227/HS227 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  3. Senate Addition March 3, 2008: New Course HS306; effective Sept 1, 2008.