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2017-2018
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Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

School of Public Health and Health Systems

Honours Public Health
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The Honours Bachelor of Public Health will be of interest to students concerned with the determinants of health, including those who value social justice and those with interests in how economic, cultural, social, political, ecological, biological, and geographic factors affect individual and population health. Graduates of the program will be practitioners of public health with a breadth of understanding across the full spectrum of public health activities and domains, including epidemiology, education, health communication and social marketing, health policy, and health systems.

Students may apply for admission directly into Honours Bachelor of Public Health, Regular or Co-operative System of Study.

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* Must be approved by the School of Public Health and Health Systems associate director, undergraduate studies. 

In order to receive the Honours Bachelor of Public Health degree the student must successfully complete 20.0 units of which at least 10.0 total units are at or above 200-level and including the following requirements:

  1. Required Health courses (7.0 units):
    HLTH 101, HLTH 102, HLTH 103, HLTH 201, HLTH 202, HLTH 204, HLTH 230, HLTH 245, HLTH 260, HLTH 280, HLTH 320, HLTH 333, HLTH 355, HLTH 370
  2. Required Applied Health Sciences courses (1.0 unit):
    AHS 107
    AHS 150 
  3. Engagement seminar (0.5 unit):
    One of: HLTH 173 or HLTH 273
  4. Methods/Application Cluster (1.0 unit):
    Two of: HLTH 303, HLTH 344, HLTH 433, HLTH 435, STAT 316
  5. Core Content Clusters (minimum 0.5 unit per cluster; total 2.0 units):
    One course in the area of health systems and policy: HLTH 401, HLTH 410, HLTH 412, or HLTH 373*/HLTH 473* with an approved topic in Health Systems and Policy
    One course in the area of social behavioural sciences: HLTH 301, HLTH 304, HLTH 305, HLTH 352, HLTH 448, or HLTH 373*/HLTH 473* with an approved topic in Social Behavioural Sciences
    One course in the area of population health: HLTH 350, HLTH 442, HLTH 443, or HLTH 373*/HLTH 473* with an approved topic in Population Health
    One additional course from any Core Content Clusters lists in the areas of health systems and policy, social behavioural sciences, or population health.
  6. Capstone course (0.5 unit):
    One of: HLTH 481, HLTH 472*, HLTH 432A/HLTH 432B, or any fourth year seminar course (cannot double count)
  7. Required course from another department (0.5 unit):
    PSYCH 101
  8. Restricted elective courses (1.5 units):
    One of: ENGL 109 or ENGL 140R (recommended for Year One) or any ENGL 210 (recommended for Year Two)
    One of: ANTH, ECON, PSCI, PSYCH, SDS, SMF, SOC
    One of: CLAS, ENGL, HIST, MEDVL, PACS, PHIL, RS
  9. Free elective courses: 6.0 units

Course Sequence


Year One (Regular and Co-operative System of Study)


1A (Fall)

AHS 107
HLTH 101
HLTH 103
Two Electives

1B (Winter)

AHS 150
HLTH 102
HLTH 245
PSYCH 101
One Elective


Regular System of Study


Year Two


2A (Fall)

HLTH 201
HLTH 202
HLTH 204
Two Electives

2B (Winter)

HLTH 230
HLTH 260
HLTH 280
Two Electives


Year Three


3A (Fall)

HLTH 320
HLTH 333
HLTH 355
Two Electives

3B (Winter)

HLTH 370
Four Electives


Year Four


4A (Fall)
Five Electives
4B (Winter)
Five Electives

Co-operative System of Study


2A (Fall)

HLTH 201
HLTH 202
HLTH 204
Two Electives

Work Term 1 (Winter)
2B (Spring)
Five Electives

Year Three


Work Term 2 (Fall)
3A (Winter)

HLTH 230
HLTH 260
HLTH 280
HLTH 370
One Elective

Work Term 3 (Spring)
3B (Fall)

HLTH 320
HLTH 333
HLTH 355
Two Electives


Year Four


Work Term 4 (Winter)
Work Term 5 (Spring)
4A (Fall)
Five Electives
4B (Winter)
Five Electives

 


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