Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2012/2013
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Health Administration

The Honours Health Administration program consists of 20.0 credits, of which not more than 7.0 may be at the 100 level. The program must include a minimum of 13.0 credits within Health Administration.

Students must complete all required courses (10.0 credits) from the Health Studies, Leadership and Business categories, plus a minimum of 3.0 additional Health Administration credits. Of these 3.0 credits, at least 0.5 credits must be at the 400 level. All students in the program must complete the requirements for the Contemporary Studies (CT) program (minimum of 5.0 CT credits as outlined in the Contemporary Studies section).

Required Health Studies Courses (3.0 credits):
HS101 - Physical Determinants of Health
HS200 - Social Determinants of Health
HS201 - Canadian Health Care Systems
HS400 - Health Networks
HS402* - Health Studies Practicum

Required Leadership Courses (4.0 credits):
CC233/OL233 - Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
CT221 - Applied Scientific Reasoning
CT224/OL224 - Organizational Leadership
OL310 - Organizational Strategy
OL311 - Teams in Organizations
OL312 - Human Aspects of Organizations
OL340 - Leadership, Organizational Culture and Change
OL365 - Influence, Persuasion and Negotiation

Required Business Courses (3.0 credits):
BU111 - Understanding the Business Environment
BU121 - Functional Areas of the Organization
BU208 - Interpersonal Communication
BU223 - Fundamentals of Finance
BU227 - Introduction to Financial Accounting
BU288 - Organizational Behaviour I

Additional Health Administration Courses:
(minimum of 3.0 credits including at least 0.5 credits at the 400 level)
In choosing from the following list of optional courses, students should be aware that some of these courses have prerequisites. Although these prerequisites may be waived by the program administering the course, it is the responsibility of the student to make such arrangements.
CC304 - Not in My Family: Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence
CT227/HS227 - Aging: Realities and Myths
BU311 - Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
HR219/HS219 - Critical Disabilities Studies
HR329/HS329 - Global Health and Social Justice
HR350/OL350 - Multicultural Competence
HS250 - Conceptualizing Medicalization: Midwifery and the Health Care System
HS266 - Health and Nutrition
HS305 - Development of the Health Professions
HS311 - Diversity and Aging
HS320 - Principles of Epidemiology
HS321 - Health Care Evaluation
HS322 - Health Policy: Social and Political Forces in Health Care Systems
HS323 - Health Policy in the Welfare State
HS344 - Health and Gender
HS405 - Special Topics in Health
HS410 - Death and Dying
HS411 - Critical Perspectives on Health and Sexuality
HS412 - Directed Studies
ID450 - Indigenous Health & Wellness
OL250 - The Legal Context of Organizations
OL260 - Organizations and Social Change
OL270 - Occupations and Professions
OL327 - Understanding International Organizations
OL334 - Social Science Research Methods II
OL370 - Power and Governance in Organizations
OL380 - Directed Studies
OL430 - Advanced Topics in Leadership

Additional Information

  1. Refer to the University Undergraduate Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.
  2. Students completing the honours program in Health Administration are excluded from completing the Honours Health Studies and the Honours Leadership programs, as well as the Management Option. Students may hold minors in Leadership and Health Studies.