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  • Objectives
    The program provides students with a biological, psychological and sociological overview of the major determinants of health from birth though adolescence.
  • Practical experience
    The BA Honours in Child Health is designed for students wishing to pursue careers concerned with the health of children as an educator or as a health professional following post graduate study.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts - Child Health
  • Course description
    Honours Program (only)

    Year 1
    -     CHSC 1F90
    -     BIOL 1F90
    -     CHYS 1F90
    -     MATH 1F92
    -     one Humanities context credit (one of ENGL 1F91, 1F95, 1F97 recommended)

    Year 2
    -     CHSC 2P07, 2P09, 2P21, 2P50 and 2P91
    -     CHYS 2F10, 2P35 and 2P38
    -     one-half elective credit

    Year 3
    -     CHSC 3P07, 3P21, 3P50 and 3P80
    -     one and one-half credits from CHSC 2P60, 2P97, 3P60, CHYS 3P20, 3P35, 3P38, PSYC 3P23
    -     one and one-half elective credits

    Year 4
    -     CHSC 3P33 and 4P80
    -     one and one-half credits from CHSC 3P94, 3P96, 3P97, 4F90, 4P60, 4P99
    -     one credit from CHYS 3P43, 3P95, 3P99
    -     one and one-half elective credits (see program note 3)

    Course Descriptions

    CHSC 1F90

    Introduction to Community Health Sciences

    Issues and controversies in the area of health. Aspects of health status, determinants of health and personal health.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and PHTH majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    CHSC 2F95

    Human Anatomy

    Human anatomy using a systemic approach. Emphasis on the functional aspects of gross and histologic anatomy. Musculoskeletal anatomy using a regional approach.

    Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH, HLSC, BKin, BSc (Kin) and PHTH majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1F90 or PEKN 1P90.

    CHSC 2P07

    Biostatistics I

    Fundamental statistical principles and techniques for research. Issues concerning the construction, administration and evaluation of data collection as well as the processing and analysis of data.

    Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and PHTH majors.

    Prerequisite: MATH 1F92 or 1P98 or permission of the instructor.

    CHSC 2P09

    Introduction to Human Physiology

    Molecular, cellular, tissue and organ physiology. Topics include cell structure and function, cell transport processes, nerve and muscle tissue, endocrine system, metabolism and reproductive physiology.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH, HLSC, NUSC and PHTH students until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 4.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1F90.

    Note: this course provides foundation for students seeking Cardiac Rehabilitation Certification.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in PEKN 2P09.

    CHSC 2P15

    Processes of Health and Wellness

    Holistic nature of health and wellness; environmental and government roles; management of alternatives to traditional medicine. Concepts and applications of biophysical and psycho-social dimensions of health and wellness over the lifespan. Traditional and alternative medical responses.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and PHTH majors.

    Note: CHSC 2P21 is recommended.

    CHSC 2P21

    The Health of Canadian Society

    Health status of Canadians and the history and structure of the health care system.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC, NUSC and PHTH majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90.

    CHSC 2P27

    Research Methods in Health

    Introduction to research designs across health disciplines including issues and controversies in conducting research.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC, HLSC and PHTH majors.

    Prerequisite: MATH 1F92 or 1P98 or permission of the instructor.

    CHSC 2P40

    Gerontology: Approaches to Well-being

    Aspects of aging; issues relating to health, in terms of both lifestyle and health services.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC, PHTH and SPMA majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90.

    CHSC 2P49

    Health and Behaviour

    Topics include major theories, current issues and applications surrounding the study of health behaviour.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and PHTH majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90.

    CHSC 2P50

    Introduction to Human Sexuality

    Research methodology, theoretical and biological foundations.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC, NUSC and PHTH majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to WISE majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in PSYC 3P34.

    CHSC 2P51

    Advanced Human Sexuality

    Topics include sexual attraction and love, sexual orientation, pornography and prostitution, sexual assault, sexual disorders, STIs and sex therapy.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and PHTH majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 4.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 2P50.

    *CHSC 2P60

    Medical History

    (also offered as HIST 2P60)

    Rise of the medical professions through history. Development of the role of health care professionals in society and the formation of public policy.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HIST (single or combined), HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), HLSC, PHTH majors and HIST minors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90 or one HIST credit.

    #CHSC 2P65

    Health Economics

    (also offered as ECON 2P65)

    Topics may include economic factors affecting the delivery of health care; principles of cost-benefit analysis of health-care services; economic analysis of the supply of health care in Canada; government versus private health insurance; public versus private provision of health care; the economics of medical technology; the supply of physician services, pharmaceutical pricing and access.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: students must have a minimum of 4.0 overall credits.

    CHSC 2P91

    Nutrition

    Introduction to nutritional sciences. Uptake and metabolic role of nutrients and their role in health maintenance throughout the lifespan.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH, HLSC, NUSC and PHTH majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1F25 or 1F90.

    Note: students may not concurrently register in PEKN 4P08.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in PEKN 4P08.

    *CHSC 2P97

    Global Issues in Infectious Diseases

    (also offered as INTC 2P97)

    World changes and their influence on emergence and re-emergence of infectious organisms; antimicrobials and drug resistance, immunizations, immuno-compromised host, nosocomial infections, food and water safety, infectious etiology of cancer and other chronic diseases, infection and tourism, bioterrorism.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and PHTH majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisites: CHSC 1F90 or INTC (INTL)1F90.

    Completion of this course will replace previous arraged grade or redit in INTL 2P97.

    CHSC 3F20

    Program Planning and Evaluation

    Theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to planning, implementing and evaluating health education, health behaviour change and health communication programs.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and PHTH majors with a minimum of 9.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 2P07 (2Q07).

    CHSC 3F97

    International Health Field Course

    Theoretical and practical learning opportunity examining international health issues within a developing country, differences in health and disease patterns, health delivery, and access; cultural and environmental determinants of health.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 2P97, 3P97 or permission of the instructor.

    Note: students must contact the instructor for an application form. Students must be over 18 years of age and have a valid passport, visa, and immunizations as required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses.

    CHSC 3P07

    Biostatistics II

    Intermediate statistical principles in research from conceptual and practical perspectives.

    Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and PHTH majors.

    Prerequisites: CHSC 2P07 (2Q07) or permission of the instructor.

    CHSC 3P09

    Introduction to Endocrinology

    Physiological functions of hormones and mechanisms of hormonal action. Abnormalities of hormonal control leading to disease. Topics include pituitary, thyroid, adrenocortical, pancreatic and gonadal hormones.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 2P09.

    CHSC 3P19

    Introduction to Pharmacology

    Drug absorption distribution, biotrans-formation, clearance and mechanisms of action. Nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine system, renal and respiratory drugs. Drug development and regulations.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and NUSC majors.

    Prerequisites: CHSC 2F95 and 2P09 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in NUSC 3P19.

    CHSC 3P21

    Issues in Health Policy

    Effects of Canadian health law and policy on individuals and society from birth to death. Topics include health care reform, genetics, reproductive technologies, assisted suicide, legal status of the fetus, biotechnology, regulation of health care providers, confidentiality of information and ethics in health research.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and PHTH majors.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 2P21.

    #CHSC 3P26

    Medical Sociology

    (also offered as SOCI 3P26)

    Social factors associated with physical health, illness and impairments; health care delivery systems and the factors which influence their utilization.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC and SOCI (single or combined) majors and SOCI minors until date specified in the Registration guide. Students must have a minimum 8.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisite: SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

    #CHSC 3P27

    Psychiatric Sociology

    (also offered as SOCI 3P27)

    Social factors associated with psychiatric illness; increased utilization of social science theory and research in the field of psychiatry.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC and SOCI (single or combined) majors and SOCI minors until date specified in the Registration guide. Students must have a minimum 8.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisite: SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

    CHSC 3P30

    Directed Readings

    Program of study not available among the regular course offerings, designed in consultation with the faculty member directing the course.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with a minimum of 9.0 overall credits, a minimum 75 percent major average and permission of the Department.

    Note: topics are to be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise. Forms available from the department.

    CHSC 3P33

    Internship in Community Health


    Clinical/field experience within the many areas of Community Health.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with a minimum of 9.0 overall credits, a minimum 75 percent major average and permission the Department.

    Note: this is a limited enrolment course. Enrolment is dependent upon availability of faculty advisers. Internship forms can be obtained from the department.

    CHSC 3P37

    Qualitative Research in Health Sciences

    Introduction to qualitative research approaches to exploring health and public health systems. Examination of different traditions of qualitative inquiry and approaches to qualitative research designs; the development of practical skills in data collection (e.g., interviewing, focus groups) and analysis of qualitative data.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC and PHTH majors.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 2P27 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in CHSC 3Q17, PEKN 3P18, RECL 3Q17, SPMA 3P17 and TOUR 3Q17.

    CHSC 3P40

    Introduction to Health Issues in the Workplace

    Exploration of current research, issues, opportunities and challenges in workplace health.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in the Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90 or LABR 1F90 (1P91 and 1P92).

    CHSC 3P50

    Health Promotion


    Strategies and approaches to health promotion; the relationship between theory and practice, historical development and future directions.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and PHTH majors with a minimum 9.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 2P07 (2Q07).

    #CHSC 3P51

    Genetics: Transmission, Development, Population

    (also offered as BIOL 3P51)

    Concepts of classical genetics including genetic mapping, extra-nuclear inheritance, polyploidy, genetics and development, evolutionary genetics.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week; lab, 3 hours per week for 6 weeks.

    Restriction: open to BIOL (single or combined), BIOL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), BCHM, BMED, BTEC, CHSC, HLSC, NEUR, OEVI majors and BIOL minors until date specified in registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 2F01 or permission of the instructor.

    CHSC 3P52

    Ergonomics

    Science and practice to understand the abilities and limitations of humans and how that knowledge can be used to improve our interactions with objects, systems and environments.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in the Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: one of CHSC 2F95, 2P94, PEKN 2P04.

    CHSC 3P59

    Diversity and Health

    Current health issues across diverse populations including elderly persons, disenfranchised youth, people from developing countries, economically disadvantaged persons people with disabilities, substance abuse or mental health problems.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum 9.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90.

    CHSC 3P60

    Public Health and Society


    Emergence and growth of public health; expansion of public health bureaucracy; current issues in medicalization, professionalization and bureaucratization of public health industries; current structures of public health services.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

    *CHSC 3P80

    The Health of Children

    (also offered as CHYS 3P80)

    Biological, psychological and sociological determinants of health during childhood. Emphasizing a wellness perspective.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH, CHYS (single or combined) CHYS BA (Honours)/BEd, CHYS BA (Pass)/BEd (Primary/Junior), HLSC and PHTH majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90 or CHYS 2F10.

    CHSC 3P90

    Cardiac Pathophysiology

    Introduction to basic cardiac physiology. Topics include heart structure and function, arterial dynamics and blood flow, risk factors associated with and mechanisms of various types of cardiovascular disease.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 9.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 2F95.

    CHSC 3P91

    Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Introduction to principles of cardiac rehabilitation. Practical experience in cardiac rehabilitation programming is a component of the course.

    Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum 9.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 3P90.

    Note: students gain valuable practical experience which may be used towards accreditation as a Cardiac Rehab Specialist. Students must have CPR.

    CHSC 3P92

    Electronic Curriculum

    Introduction to electronic curriculum and development of health education units in multimedia environments.

    Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum 9.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisites: CHSC 1F90; APCO 1P01 or MATH 1P98.

    Co-requisite: CHSC 3P50.

    CHSC 3P93

    Advanced Nutrition

    Overview of nutrition in a clinical setting, focusing on current literature outlining nutritional practices associated with specific diseases.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum 9.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisites: one of CHSC 2P09, BIOL 2P97, PEKN 2P09; CHSC 2P91.

    CHSC 3P94

    Health Administration

    Introduction to management principles of planning, organizing, leading and delivering health services in various health care settings.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and PHTH majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 2P21.

    CHSC 3P96

    The Development of Healthy Communities


    Social, economic and environmental factors and processes which influence community well-being.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 3P50.

    CHSC 3P97

    Fundamentals of Infectious Diseases

    Overview of medical microbiology. Etiology, prevention and control of infectious diseases in humans with emphasis on Canadian health.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and NUSC majors.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1F90.

    CHSC 3V50-3V99

    Special Topics in Community Health Sciences

    Courses in specialized areas within health and wellness.

    Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with a minimum of 9.0 overall credits.

    CHSC 4F90

    Thesis

    Original research project culminating in a thesis carried out with a faculty adviser. Topics are to be chosen in consultation with faculty willing to supervise.

    Lectures, 1 hour per week in alternate weeks.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits, a minimum 80 percent major average and permission of the Department.

    Note: proposals must be submitted prior to May 30 and approved by a faculty member prior to registration. Forms available from the department.

    CHSC 4P07

    Secondary Data Analysis

    Utilization of large population surveys and census data emphasizing active (experiential) learning.

    Lectures, lab, 4 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with approval to year 4 (honours).

    Prerequisite: CHSC 3P07 (3Q07) or permission of the instructor.

    CHSC 4P19

    Integrated Cardiovascular Pharmacology

    Pharmacologic basis for therapeutics and management of cardiovascular disease in humans and approaches used to study drugs and drug mechanisms on the cardiovascular system.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and NUSC majors.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 3P19 or permission of the instructor.

    #CHSC 4P26

    Sociology of Health

    (also offered as SOCI 4P26)

    Selected social policy issues in medical sociology, psychiatric sociology or related subdisciplines. Topics may include the politics of individualizing health problems, clinical sociology and related topics.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC and SOCI majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours).

    Note: CHSC 3P26 or 3P27 recommended.

    CHSC 4P30

    Advanced Directed Readings

    Topic of study not available among the regular course offerings, designed in consultation with the faculty member directing the course.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits, a minimum 75 percent major average and permission of the Department.

    Note: forms available from the department.

    CHSC 4P37

    Planning and Conducting Health Needs Assessments

    Health-related needs of individuals, organizations and communities.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC majors with approval to year 4 (honours).

    Prerequisite: CHSC 3P37 or permission of the instructor.

    Note: students work in small groups planning and conducting a needs assessment in conjunction with a community organization or initiative.

    CHSC 4P44

    Public Health Practices

    Application of theories, models and concepts to emerging public health issues; contemporary role of public health in local and global communities

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC majors with approval to year 4 (honours).

    Prerequisites: CHSC 3P50 and 3P60.

    CHSC 4P50

    Research Methods in Epidemiology

    Epidemiological research methods and identification of risk factors.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 2P27.

    CHSC 4P60

    History of Disease in Society

    Examination of issues around the perception, treatment and social effects of disease in Western society.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 2P60.

    CHSC 4P80

    Pediatric Exercise Science

    Roles of physical activity and exercise in the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of children with chronic illness. Major children's diseases will be discussed from a holistic perspective.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 13.5 overall credits.

    Prerequisites: CHSC 2P09 and 3P80.

    CHSC 4P92

    Interactive Technologies in Health Promotion

    Design and development of web-based interactive multimedia approaches to health promotion.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with a minimum 13.5 overall credits and a minimum 75 percent major average.

    Prerequisites: CHSC 3F20 and 3P92.

    CHSC 4P95

    Principles of Pathology

    Principles and current knowledge in General Pathology; generic pathogenic mechanisms and commonly occurring examples of disease from selected organ systems.

    Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with approval to year 4 (honours).

    Prerequisites: CHSC 2F95 and 2P09.

    CHSC 4P97

    Tropical Parasites of Humans and Animals

    Major tropical parasitic diseases affecting human and animal health emphasizing neglected diseases. Topics include parasite biology, natural history and epidemiology of disease, risk factors, medical and social impact, and current global efforts directed towards their control.

    Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 2P97 and 3P97 or permission of the instructor.

    CHSC 4P99

    Clinical Epidemiology

    Description and principles of clinical epidemiology. Decision-making strategies for implementing and evaluating clinical research.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with approval to year 4 (honours).

    Prerequisite: CHSC 3P07 (3Q07).

    CHSC 4V50

    Advanced Special Topics in Community Health Sciences

    Directed study in concentrated areas of health and wellness.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH, and HLSC majors.

    CHSC 4V51

    2008-2009: Current Public Health Issues of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

    Multi-factorial causality of HIV/AIDS to increase understanding and awareness of the ongoing pandemic. Topics include the analysis of biological, physiological, environmental and behavioural factors involved in transmission and persistence; epidemiological patterns; individual and societal factors determining occurrence and impact in different populations.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: CHSC 3P97 or permission of the instructor.

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