Google Search

Health Studies

Faculty List
  • L.J.S. Tsuji, B.Sc. (Toronto), DDS (Toronto), Ph.D. (York), Professor
  • L. Bisaillon, B.A. (Bishop's University), M.Pl. (McGill), Ph.D. (Ottawa), Assistant Professor
  • A. Charise, B.A., B.Sc. (McMaster), M.A. (Western), Ph.D. (Toronto), Assistant Professor
  • M. Silver, B.A., B.S., & M.P.P. (Univ. California, Berkeley), Ph.D. (Univ. of Chicago), Assistant Professor
  • S.R. Sicchia, M.H.Sc. (Toronto), M.Sc.(Toronto), Ph.D., (Toronto), Lecturer

Academic Program Supervisor: S. Sicchia Email suzanne.sicchia@utoronto.ca
Program Advisor
: J. Roopnarinesingh Email: health-studies-advisor@utsc.utoronto.

Health Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with a broad, comprehensive understanding of contemporary health issues, the biological and social determinants of health, and the impacts of health policy on well-being. Two complementary themes are open to interested students, one that focuses on population health, and the other on health policy. In the Major/Major Co-op programs in Health Studies - Population Health (BSc), students focus on the biological determinants of health, epidemiology, aging and the life cycle, and the importance of social and behavioural shapers of health. In the Major/Major Co-op programs in Health Studies - Health Policy (BA), students examine the character and consequences of different health care systems, public health policies, and governmental and civil society responses to ongoing societal issues related to health.  

In addition to pursuing a rich core curriculum, students are strongly encouraged to diversity their learning by drawing upon relevant courses in various programs including Anthropology, International Development Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Human Biology, Mental Health, Philosophy, Public Policy, Sociology and Statistics.

Prerequisites: Students are reminded that they are not permitted to register in courses for which they have not completed the prerequisites indicated in the Calendar.

Program Exclusion: the Major/Major Co-op programs in Health Studies - Population Health (BSc) and Major/Major Co-op programs in Health Studies - Health Policy (BA) cannot be combined.

Students who plan to apply to a graduate program in some area of health are strongly encouraged to take a second course in Statistics, STAB27H3.

Health Studies Programs

MAJOR PROGRAM IN HEALTH STUDIES - Population Health (SCIENCE)

This program requires the completion of 8.0 credits, as described below.

1.  1.0 credit at A-level:
HLTA02H3 Foundations of Health Studies I
HLTA03H3 Foundations of Health Studies II

2.  0.5 credit in Statistics:
STAB22H3 Statistics I

3.  3.0 credits at B-level from the following:
HLTB15H3 Introduction to Health Research Methodology
HLTB17H3 Conceptual Models of Health
HLTB20H3 Contemporary Human Evolution and Variation
HLTB21H3 Infectious Diseases
HLTB22H3 Biological Determinants of Health
PHLB09H3 Biomedical Ethics
STAB27H3 Statistics II

4.  2.0 credits at C-level from the following:
ANTC40H3 Methods and Analysis in Anthropological Demography
ANTC67H3 Foundations in Epidemiology
ANTC68H3 Deconstructing Epidemics
HLTC18H3 Determinants of Health, Health Disparities
HLTC21H3 Patterns of Health, Disease, and Injuries
STAC32H3 Applications of Statistical Methods
STAC50H3 Data Collection

5.  1.0 credit from the following:
GGRB28H3 Geographies of Disease
HLTB16H3 Introduction to Public Health
HLTC04H3 Critical Qualitative Health Research Methods
HLTC22H3 Health, Aging and the Life Cycle
HLTC23H3 Issues in Child Health and Development
HLTC24H3 Environment and Health

6.  0.5 credit at the D-level from the following:
ANTD16H3 Biomedical Anthropology
HLTD01H3 Directed Readings in Health Studies
HLTD02H3 Health Research Seminar
HLTD04H3 Special Topics in Health
HLTD05H3 Directed Research on Health Services and Institutions
HLTD11H3 Special Topics in Health*
HLTD21H3 Special Topics in Health*
HLTD22H3 Special Topics in Health*
*Note: Special Topics courses - topics will vary from instructor to instructor, and will be posted on the Health Studies website.

MAJOR (CO-OPERATIVE) PROGRAM IN HEALTH STUDIES - Population Health (SCIENCE)

Co-op Contact: askcoop@utsc.utoronto.ca

Program Admission
This is a limited enrolment program. For information on admissions, fees, work terms, and standing in the program, please see the Social Sciences and Humanities Co-operative Programs section of this Calendar.

Minimum qualifications for entry following first year: 4.0 credits, registration in the Major program in Health Studies – Population Health, and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Program Requirements
Work terms will be in the health and health-related sectors, and may be in public institutions, in research institutions, and in the private sector. There are two work terms, each of 4 months. In order to be eligible for the first work term, students must complete at least 9 full credits, including the first 4.5 credits listed in one of the two streams in the Health Studies program. Students must also successfully complete Arts & Science Co-op Work Term Preparation Activities, which include multiple networking sessions, speaker panels and industry tours along with seminars covering resumes, cover letters, job interviews and work term expectations, prior to their first work term.

Course Requirements
See requirements for Major Program in Health Studies – Population Health (BSc).

MAJOR PROGRAM IN HEALTH STUDIES - Health Policy (ARTS)

This program requires the completion of 8.0 credits, as described below.

1.  1.0 credit at A-level:
HLTA02H3 Foundations of Health Studies I
HLTA03H3 Foundations of Health Studies II

2.  0.5 credit in Statistics
STAB22H3 Statistics I

3.  3.0 credits at B-level from the following:
3.0 credits from the following:
HLTB05H3 Introduction to Sport Management, Health and Environment
HLTB15H3 Introduction to Health Research Methodology
HLTB16H3 Introduction to Public Health
HLTB17H3 Conceptual Models of Health
HLTB40H3 Health Policy and Health Systems
HLTB50H3 Introduction to Health Humanities
IDSB04H3 Introduction to International/Global Health*
PHLB09H3 Biomedical Ethics
*NOTE: IDSB04H3 has prerequisites that are not part of this program.

4.  2.0 credits at C-level from the following:
HLTC02H3 Women and Health: Past and Present
HLTC05H3 Social Determinants of Health
HLTC18H3 Determinants of Health, and Health Disparities
[HLTC40H3 Introduction to Health Economics or MGEC34H3/(ECMC34H3) Economics of Health Care]
HLTC42H3 Emerging Health Issues and Policy Needs
HLTC43H3 Politics of Canadian Health Policy
HLTC50H3 The Human-Animal Interface
IDSC11H3 Issues in Global and International Health*
*NOTE: IDSC11H3 has prerequisites that are not part of this program.

5.  1.0 additional credit at the C-level from the following:
HLTC04H3 Critical Qualitative Health Research Methods
HLTC22H3 Health, Aging and the Life Cycle
HLTC24H3 Environment and Health
HLTC44H3 Comparative Health Policy Systems

6.  0.5 credit at the D-level from the following:
HLTD01H3 Directed Readings in Health Studies
HLTD02H3 Health Research Seminar
HLTD04H3 Special Topics in Health
HLTD05H3 Directed Research on Health Services and Institutions
HLTD06H3 Special Topics in Migration and Public Health
HLTD11H3 Special Topics in Health**
HLTD21H3 Special Topics in Health**
HLTD22H3 Special Topics in Health**
HLTD50H3 Special Topics in Health Humanities
**NOTE: Special Topics courses - topics will vary from instructor to instructor and will be posted on the Health Studies website.

MAJOR (CO-OPERATIVE) PROGRAM IN HEALTH STUDIES - Health Policy (ARTS)

Co-op Contact: askcoop@utsc.utoronto.ca

Program Admission
This is a limited enrolment program. For information on admissions, fees, work terms, and standing in the program, please see the Social Sciences and Humanities Co-operative Programs section of this Calendar.

Minimum qualifications for entry following first year: 4.0 credits, registration in the Major program in Health Studies – Health Policy, and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Program Requirements
Work terms will be in the health and health-related sectors, and may be in public institutions, in research institutions, and in the private sector. There are two work terms, each of 4 months. In order to be eligible for the first work term, students must complete at least 9 full credits, including the first 4.5 credits listed in one of the two streams in the Health Studies program. Students must also successfully complete Arts & Science Co-op Work Term Preparation Activities, which include multiple networking sessions, speaker panels and industry tours along with seminars covering resumes, cover letters, job interviews and work term expectations, prior to their first work term.

Course Requirements
See requirements for Major Program in Health Studies – Health Policy (BA).

MINOR PROGRAM IN HEALTH STUDIES (ARTS)

Enrolment in the Minor program in Health Studies has been suspended indefinitely. Students who enrolled at UTSC prior to the 2013 Summer Session should refer to the 2012/2013 UTSC Calendar.

Health Studies Courses


HLTA02H3    Foundations in Health Studies I

This the first part of a sequence of two courses designed to introduce theory, contemporary topics, and analytical techniques related to the study of health issues. Examples of topics include: social determinants of health, basic anatomy, introduction to child development, introduction to the life course and aging, disease, health economics and policy, and applicable research methods.

Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTA03H3    Foundations in Health Studies II

This the second part of a sequence of two courses designed to introduce theory, contemporary topics, and analytical techniques related to the study of health issues. Examples of topics include: social determinants of health, basic anatomy, introduction to child development, introduction to the life course and aging, disease, health economics and policy, and applicable research methods.

Prerequisite: HLTA02H3
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTB05H3    Introduction to Sport Management, Health and the Environment

This course provides an overview of the business of sport, while also investigating the micro aspects of management applied to sport, including: human resources, sport marketing, sponsorship, finance, facility and event management, sport law, sustainability and sport and related issues to health management. A combination of theoretical framework and practical case studies, along with critical thinking assignments and current issues discussion will be utilized. Guest speakers will address various aspects of the industry.

Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTB11H3    Basic Human Nutrition

An introductory course to provide the fundamentals of human nutrition to enable students to understand and think critically about the complex interrelationships between food, nutrition, health and environment.

Prerequisite: HLTA02H3 and HLTA03H3
Exclusion: NFS284H1
Breadth Requirement: Natural Sciences

HLTB15H3    Introduction to Health Research Methodology

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the main principles that are needed to undertake health-related research. Students will be introduced to the concepts and approaches to health research, the nature of scientific inquiry, the role of empirical research, and epidemiological research designs.

Prerequisite: [HLTA02H3 and HLTA03H3 and any Statistics course] or [any 4.0 credits, including SOCB60H3]
Exclusion: (HLTA10H3)
Enrolment Limits: 150; Restricted to students in health studies and health science programs (e.g. Human Biology, Mental Health Studies, Computer Science - Health Informatics stream, Health Studies).
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTB16H3    Introduction to Public Health

This course will present a brief history about the origins and development of the public health system and its role in health prevention. Using a case study approach, the course will focus on core functions, public health practices, and the relationship of public health with the overall health system.

Prerequisite: HLTA02H3 and HLTA03H3
Enrolment Limits: Restricted to students in health studies and health science programs (e.g. Human Biology, Mental Health Studies, Computer Science - Health Informatics stream, Health Studies).
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTB17H3    Conceptual Models of Health

Students will be introduced to the diverse theoretical dimensions of health conceptualization.  This course will trace the historical development of health models through their origin in the 1970s to the present day life course perspective. Emphasis will be given to the development of Canadian health system models.

Prerequisite: HLTA02H3 and HLTA03H3
Enrolment Limits: Restricted to students in health studies and health science programs (e.g. Human Biology, Mental Health Studies, Computer Science - Health Informatics stream, Health Studies).
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTB20H3    Contemporary Human Evolution and Variation

Basic to the course is an understanding of the synthetic theory of evolution and the principles, processes, evidence and application of the theory. Laboratory projects acquaint the student with the methods and materials utilized Biological Anthropology. Specific topics include: the development of evolutionary theory, the biological basis for human variation, the evolutionary forces, human adaptability and health and disease.
Science credit
Same as ANTB15H3

Prerequisite: ANTA01H3 or [HLTA02H3 and HLTA03H3]
Exclusion: ANTB15H3, ANT203Y
Breadth Requirement: Natural Sciences

HLTB21H3    Infectious Diseases

This course considers the origins, antiquity, and impact of plagues on human societies from cultural, evolutionary, epidemiological, and ecological perspectives. The course will start with an introduction to disease ecology followed by a focus on historic, contemporary, and newly-emerging epidemics. The aim is to understand why “plagues” emerge and how their occurrence is intimately linked to human behavior. The main goal is to provide insight into the struggles of attaining disease control and the challenges of forecasting emerging plagues.

Prerequisite: HLTA02H3 and HLTA03H3
Enrolment Limits: Restricted to students in health studies and health science programs (e.g. Human Biology, Mental Health Studies, Computer Science - Health Informatics stream, Health Studies).
Breadth Requirement: Natural Sciences

HLTB22H3    Biological Determinants of Health

This course is an introduction to the basic biological principles underlying the origins and development of both infectious and non-infectious diseases in human populations. It covers population genetics and principles of inheritance.

Prerequisite: HLTA02H3 and HLTA03H3 and [BIOA11H3 or [BIOA01H3 and BIOA02H3]]
Enrolment Limits: Restricted to students in health studies and health science programs (e.g. Human Biology, Mental Health Studies, Computer Science - Health Informatics stream, Health Studies).
Breadth Requirement: Natural Sciences

HLTB40H3    Health Policy and Health Systems

This course focuses on public and private financing mechanisms for health care in Canada, emphasizing provincial differences and discussing the systems in place in other developed nations. Topics will include the forces of market competition and government regulation as well as the impact of health policy on key stakeholders. Students will also learn how to apply simple economic reasoning to examine health policy issues.

Prerequisite: HLTA02H3 and HLTA03H3
Enrolment Limits: Restricted to students in health studies and health science programs (e.g. Human Biology, Mental Health Studies, Computer Science - Health Informatics stream, Health Studies).
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTB42H3    Foundations of Medical Anthropology

This course introduces students to anthropological perspectives of culture, society, and language, to foster understanding of the ways that health intersects with political, economic, religious and kinship systems. Topics will include ethnographic theory and practice, cultural relativism, and social and symbolic meanings and practices regarding the body.

Prerequisite: HLTA02H3 and HLTA03H3
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTB50H3    Introduction to Health Humanities

An introduction to human health through literature, narrative, and the visual arts. Students will develop strong critical skills in text-centered methods of analysis (i.e., the written word, visual images) through topics including representations of health, illness narratives, death and dying, patient-professional relationships, technoscience and the human body.

Prerequisite: HLTA02H3 and HLTA03H3
Recommended Preparation: Prior experience in humanities courses at the secondary or post-secondary level.
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language

HLTC02H3    Women and Health: Past and Present

This course uses historical, anthropological, philosophical approaches to further understand the relationships intertwining women, health and society. Women's interactions with the health sector will be examined. Particular attention will be devoted to the social and gender construction of disease and the politics of women's health.

Prerequisite: HLTB17H3
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTC04H3    Critical Qualitative Health Research Methods

Students will develop a curiosity and awareness about critical approaches to studying health and illness. They will learn what it means to be a critical qualitative health researcher. They will understand how to engage in transformative critical health research practice that questions taken-for-granted assumptions about the social world, and, in the process, students will develop new conceptual and applied skills. Students will draw from interdisciplinary knowledge sources to develop strategies for designing and carrying out critically informed health research projects.

Prerequisite: HLTB15H3
Recommended Preparation: Prior experience in social sciences courses.
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTC05H3    Social Determinants of Health

Students gain theoretical and practical skills to think about, and analyze, health inequalities, and also develop an understanding of illness and inequality as socially produced phenomena. Critical perspectives about the cultural, historic, political and structural conditions that shape people's living conditions are emphasized. Dominant ideas about health inequalities are challenged through engagement with social sciences literature.

Prerequisite: HLTB40H3
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTC18H3    Determinants of Health, and Health Disparities

This course will introduce students to the population health approach (including health policy) that takes action on the factors, and the interrelationships between factors, that contribute to health and health disparities. Key determinants of health as described by the Public Health Agency of Canada will be examined using case studies.

Prerequisite: HLTB22H3 or HLTC05H3 [Note: HLTC05H3 may also be taken as a co-requisite]
Recommended Preparation: Prior experience in the biological sciences at the post-secondary level.
Enrolment Limits: 60; Restricted to students in health studies and health science programs (e.g. Human Biology, Mental Health Studies, Computer Science – Health Informatics stream, Health Studies).
Breadth Requirement: Natural Sciences

HLTC21H3    Patterns of Health, Disease and Injuries

This course will introduce students to regional, national, and global patterns of health, disease, and injuries. The course will demonstrate how demography and epidemiology can be used to examine these patterns and assess the cause of health-related problems, in order to provide a basis for broad-based preventative action.

Prerequisite: HLTB22H3
Exclusion: (HLTC07H3)
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Natural Sciences

HLTC22H3    Health, Aging and the Life Cycle

This course focuses on the transition from birth to old age and changes in health status. Topics to be covered include: socio-cultural perspectives on aging, the aging process, chronic and degenerative diseases, caring for the elderly.

Prerequisite: HLTB22H3
Exclusion: (HLTB01H3)
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTC23H3    Issues in Child Health and Development

This course will explore bio-social aspects of health and development in children. Topics for discussion include genetics and development, growth and development, childhood diseases, the immune system, and nutrition during the early years.

Prerequisite: HLTB22H3
Exclusion: (HLTB02H3)
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTC24H3    Environment and Health

 Environmental issues are often complex and require a holistic approach where the lines between different disciplines are often obscured. The environment, as defined in this course, includes the natural (biological) and built (social, cultural, political) settings. Health is broadly defined to include the concept of well-being. Case studies will be used to illustrate environment and health issues using an ecosystem approach that includes humans as part of the ecosystem.

Prerequisite: HLTB22H3
Exclusion: (ANTB56H3), (HLTB04H3)
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Natural Sciences

HLTC40H3    Introduction to Health Economics

Introduction to health economic evaluation and quantitative tools relevant to Canadian healthcare. Topics: healthcare as a public good, demand, supply, health insurance, financing, equity, and survey of economic evaluation techniques including: cost analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-utility and cost-benefit analysis; critical assessment of economic evaluation and presentation/use of economic evaluation results.

Prerequisite: HLTB40H3
Exclusion: (HLTC20H3)
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning

HLTC42H3    Emerging Health Issues and Policy Needs

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to helping students prepare to tackle complex emerging health issues and to explore ways of addressing these issues through public policy.  A range of contemporary and newly-emerging health issues are discussed and analyzed in the context of existing policy constraints within Canada and worldwide.

Prerequisite: HLTB40H3
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTC43H3    Politics of Canadian Health Policy

This course examines the role of all levels of Canadian government in health and health care. The impact of public policies, health care policy, and access to health care services on the health of populations is considered. The course also examines the role of political parties and social movements in the policy change process.

Prerequisite: HLTB40H3
Exclusion: (POLC55H3), (HLTC03H3)
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTC44H3    Comparative Health Policy Systems

This course surveys a select of health care systems worldwide in relation to financing, reimbursement, delivery systems and adoption of new technologies.  In this course students will explore questions such as: which systems and which public/private sector mixes are better at achieving efficiency and equity?  How do these different systems deal with tough choices, such as decisions about new technologies? The set of international health care systems we focus on are likely to vary by term but will include a subset of OECD countries as well as countries with large populations that are heavily represented in Toronto such as China and India.

Prerequisite: HLTB40H3
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTC50H3    The Human-Animal Interface

An intensive, interdisciplinary study of the human-animal relationship as represented through a range of literature, film, and other critical writings.  Students will explore the theoretical underpinnings of “animality” as a critical lens through which human identity, health, and policy are conceptualized. Key topics include: animals in the human imagination, particularly in relation to health; animal-human mythologies; health, ethics, and the animal.

Prerequisite: HLTB50H3
Recommended Preparation: Prior experience in humanities courses at the secondary or post-secondary level.
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language

HLTD01H3    Directed Readings in Health Studies

This is an advanced reading course in special topics for upper level students who have completed the available basic courses in Health Studies and who wish to pursue further intensive study on a relevant topic. Topic selection and approval will depend on the supervising instructor.

Prerequisite: Completion of at least 6.0 credits from the requirements of one of the Major/Major Co-operative programs in Health Studies; and a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in HLT courses; and permission of the instructor.
Recommended Preparation: Completion of at least 3 C-level HLT courses.
Enrolment Limits: 30

HLTD02H3    Health Research Seminar

Provides senior students with the opportunity to apply methodological skills to a health research problem. Students will give presentations of their research proposals, and there may be a guest seminar on health research projects.

Prerequisite: Completion of at least 6.0 credits from the requirements of one of the Major/Major Co-operative programs in Health Studies; and a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in HLT courses; and permission of the instructor.
Recommended Preparation: Completion of at least 3 C-level HLT courses.
Enrolment Limits: 30

HLTD04H3    Special Topics in Health

The topics presented in this course will represent a range of contemporary issues in health research. Topics will vary by instructor and term.

Prerequisite: Completion of at least 6.0 credits from the requirements of the Major/Major Co-operative programs in Health Studies & a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in HLT courses; and permission of the instructor.
Recommended Preparation: Completion of 3 C-level HLT courses.
Enrolment Limits: 30

HLTD05H3    Directed Research on Health Services and Institutions

Provides students with the opportunity to analyze work of health institutions. Students taking this course will arrange, in consultation with the instructor, to work as a volunteer in a health institution. They will write a major research paper related to some aspect of their experience.

Prerequisite: Completion of HLTA02H3 and HLTA03H3 and at least 4.0 credits from the requirements of one of the Major/Major Co-operative programs in Health Studies; and a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in HLT courses; and permission of the instructor.
Exclusion: (HLTC01H3)
Recommended Preparation: Completion of 3 C-level HLT courses.
Enrolment Limits: 30

HLTD06H3    Special Topics in Migration and Public Health

The focus of this seminar is on public health as an institution and on the contemporary and historical practices related to migrants in Canada and globally. Practices include surveillance, screening, detention, and quarantine, among other forms of governance and regulation. Societal issues, social theory, and historic case studies drawn from literature, film and empirical research explore enduring questions and tensions related to the treatment of migrants by public health systems.

Prerequisite: [[HLTB16H3 and HLTC05H3] and [1.5 credits at the C-level in HLT courses] and [a minimum CGPA of 2.5]] or [SOCB60H3 and an additional 15.0 credits]
Recommended Preparation: Courses in the social sciences (ANT, HLT, IDS, CIT, GGR, POL, SOC)
Enrolment Limits: 30
Breadth Requirement: History, Philosophy & Cultural Studies

HLTD12H3    Special Topics in Health

The topics presented in this course will represent a range of contemporary issues in health research. Topics will vary by instructor and term.

Prerequisite: [Completion of at least 6.0 credits from the requirements of the Major/Major Co-op programs in Health Studies] and [a minimum CGPA of 2.7 in HLT courses] and [permission of the instructor]
Enrolment Limits: 30
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTD21H3    Special Topics in Health

The topics presented in this course will represent a range of contemporary issues in health research. Topics will vary by instructor and term.

Prerequisite: Completion of at least 6.0 credits from the requirements of the Major/Major Co-operative programs in Health Studies; and a minimum CGPA of 2.7 in HLT courses; and permission of the instructor.
Enrolment Limits: 30
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTD22H3    Special Topics in Health

The topics presented in this course will represent a range of contemporary issues in health research. Topics will vary by instructor and term.

Prerequisite: Completion of at least 6.0 credits from the requirements of the Major/Major Co-operative programs in Health Studies; and a minimum CGPA of 2.7 in HLT courses; and permission of the instructor.
Enrolment Limits: 30
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTD23H3    Special Topics in Health

The topics presented in this course will represent a range of contemporary issues in health research. Topics will vary by instructor and term.

Prerequisite: Completion of at least 6.0 credits from the requirements of the Major/Major Co-operative programs in Health Studies; and a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in HLT courses; and permission of the instructor.
Enrolment Limits: 30
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

HLTD50H3    Special Topics in Health Humanities

This advanced seminar will provide intensive study of a selected topic in and/or theoretical questions about the health humanities. Topics will vary by instructor and term but may include narrative medicine, stories of illness and healing, representations of older age and aging in literature and film, AIDS and/or cancer writing, representations of death and dying in literature and film, the role of creative arts in health.

Prerequisite: HLTB50H3
Recommended Preparation: Completion of at least 3 C-level HLT courses.
Enrolment Limits: 30
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language

© University of Toronto Scarborough