Good Health and Well Being

Sustainable Development Goal 3 is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

The courses listed below contain content relative to the pursuit of this goal.  Click through to read more about each course, and to be linked to the course page in the UTSC Calendar.

For more information on the Goal itself, visit https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg3

Deconstructing Epidemics

ANTC68H3

In this course issues of co-morbidity, the epidemiological transition, syndemics and the impact of global warming on the emergence of new diseases are discussed.

Environmental Toxicology

BIOC65H3

An introduction to the scientific study of the effects of toxic chemicals on biological organisms with special emphasis is placed on the chemistry of major toxicant classes, and on how toxicants are processed by the human body.

Personal Health and Optimal Learning

CTLA10H3

In this course develop foundational academic skills while critically exploring issues in personal health, including current research on cognitive, academic and mental health benefits of exercise and healthy nutrition.

Human Health and the Environment

EESA10H3

This course explores the relationship between the incidence of disease in human populations and the environmental pollution.

Environmental Pollution

EESA11H3

This course illustrates the environmental effects of urban expansion, changing methods of agriculture, industrialization, recreation, resource extraction, energy needs and the devastation of war. 

Sustainability in Practice

EESC34H3

This course is intended for students who would like to apply theoretical principles of environmental sustainability learned in other courses to real world problems.

Geographies of Disease

GGRB28H3

This course examines the geographical distribution of disease and the spatial processes in which diseases are embedded and themes include spatial theories of health and disease and uneven development and health.

Megacities and Global Urbanization

GGRC40H3

This course looks at giant cities that present distinctive infrastructure, health, water supply, and governance challenges, which are increasingly central to global urban policy and health.

Health and Sexuality

GGRD10H3

This course examines links between health and human sexuality, particularly explores sexually transmitted infections and attention will be given to the socially and therefore spatially constructed nature of sexuality.

Foundations in Health Studies I

HLTA02H3

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.

Foundations in Health Studies II

HLTA03H3

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. 

Introduction to Public Health

HLTB16H3

This course will present a brief history about the origins and development of the public health system and its role in health prevention.

Health Policy and Health Systems

HLTB40H3

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. 

Introduction to Health Information Systems

HLTC16H3

An introduction to the fundamental concepts in health informatics (HI) and the relevance of HI to current and future Canadian and international health systems.

Environment and Health

HLTC24H3

In this course case studies will be used to illustrate environment and health issues using an ecosystem approach that includes humans as part of the ecosystem.

Community Health and Epidemiology

HLTC27H3

This course will examine the history of epidemiology and its principles and terminology, measures of disease occurrence, study design, and application of concepts to specific research areas.

Special Topics in Health Studies

HLTC28H3

This course examines current topics relevant to health studies includind: Ecosystem Approaches to Zoonotic Disease; Climate Change and Health; Food Insecurity, Nutrition, and Health; Health and the Human-Insect Interface.

Special Topics in Health Studies

HLTC29H3

This course examines current topics relevant to health studies includind: Ecosystem Approaches to Zoonotic Disease; Climate Change and Health; Food Insecurity, Nutrition, and Health; Health and the Human-Insect Interface.

Emerging Health Issues and Policy Needs

HLTC42H3

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. 

Politics of Canadian Health Policy

HLTC43H3

This course examines the role of all levels of Canadian government in health and health care and the impact of public policies, health care policy, and access to health care services on the health of populations is considered.

Comparative Health Policy Systems

HLTC44H3

This course surveys a selection of health care systems worldwide in relation to financing, reimbursement, delivery systems and adoption of new technologies.

Special Topics in Health Studies

HLTC47H3

This course examines current topics relevant to health studies including: Social Justice and Health Activism; Climate Change and Health; Labour, Precarity, and Health.

Indigenous Health

HLTC49H3

This course will examine the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples, given historic and contemporary issues. 

Special Topics in Health Sciences

HLTD08H3

This course examines current health sciences topics including: clinical epidemiology, an advanced nutrition topic, or the biology and population health impacts of a specific disease or illness condition.

Introduction to International/Global Health

IDSB04H3

This course offers an introduction to the institutional, social, economic, epidemiological, ideological, and political forces in the field of international/global health. 

Indigenous Health

HLTC49H3

This course will examine the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples, given historic and contemporary issues. 

Women, Community and Policy Change

WSTC14H3

The course will survey discriminatory practices in social policy as they affect women and immigration, health care, welfare, and the workplace.