This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2018 to April 2019.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2018-2019, please consult the class search website.

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As of 2005-2006, certain course abbreviations have changed. Students with credit for a course under its former label may not take the relabeled course for credit.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

The following term designations are used:

  • 1 - Term 1 only
  • 2 - Term 2 only
  • 3 - Term 3 only
  • 1&2 - Term 1 and 2
  • 1/2 - Either Term 1 or Term 2
  • P - Phases (Medicine and Dentistry)
  • Q - Quarters (Veterinary Medicine)

The following instructional code designations are used:

  • L - Lecture
  • P - Practicum/Lab
  • S - Seminar/Discussion
  • C - Clinical Service
  • R - Reading
  • T - Tutorial

Please use the following form to look up courses and find detailed information on course prerequisites, corequisites, and other special notes. To view all 100-level courses in a subject, select a Subject Code and type 1% in the Course Number field. (200-level = 2%, etc.)


HLST 110.3 — 1/2(3L)
Introduction to Health Studies

Health Studies is a broad and interdisciplinary subject area. This lecture-based course provides an overview of how health has been conceptualized and studied from a wide range of science, social science, and humanities disciplines. The course will examine ways in which the unique perspectives offered by specific academic traditions have been utilized to study and address both past and current health issues.

HLST 210.3 — 1/2(3L)
Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Health Studies

This course introduces students to the research methods and approaches used to investigate health issues. The course will expand students' research skills across a broad range of approaches to studying health sciences; consequently, students will also quantitative and qualitative data analysis approaches. Finally, students will learn to be a critical consumer of health sciences research.

Prerequisite(s): HLST 110; and PSY 233 (or equivalent); and permission of the Department.
Note: Registration in this course is restricted to students in the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health Studies.

HLST 310.3 — 1/2(3S)
Theories and Applications in Health Studies

This is a problem-based learning course. It will involve a detailed examination of theories and research aimed at understanding a range of health-related issues. The course will involve critical and interdisciplinary analyses of efforts to apply theory and research to address past and current health issues.

Prerequisite(s): HLST 210; and PSY 234 (or equivalent); and permission of the Department.

HLST 410.6 — 1&2(.5S-2.5R)
Honours Thesis in Health Studies

Students will carry out a major project under the supervision of a faculty member, and report the project in the form of an honours thesis. The project will usually involve empirical research.

Prerequisite(s): HLST 310.3; and 75 credit units of undergraduate course work; and permission of the Department. Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health Studies - Honours.