This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2015 to April 2016.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2015-2016, 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.)


HSC 120.3 — 1/2(3L-1P)
Personal Health and Lifestyles

A multidisciplinary health course that introduces and addresses topics relevant to personal health and lifestyle choices. Presents health topics that are current, topical and relevant to all university students. Topics may include food, nutrition, exercise, fertility and contraception, environmental issues, stress and mental health, and consumerism and commercial thinking.

Note: Not for credit in the Colleges of Arts & Science, Kinesiology, or Pharmacy & Nutrition. Intended for students who wish to enter the College of Education Elementary/Middle Years Sequential programs, the direct entry TEP programs, and the Middle Years Home Economics program.

HSC 350.3 — 2(3L)
Fundamental Neuroscience Neural Systems

Will sample our current understanding of aspects of the organization and function of the nervous system, linking the structure and function of brain circuitry to perception and behaviour through a comprehensive review of systems level neuroscience that will include sensory input, motor output, motivation, emotion, and varieties of neural plasticity.

Prerequisite(s): BMSC 224.3 or BIOL 224.3 or PHSI 208.6, or permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for PHSI 349 may not take this course for credit.

HSC 801.3 — 2(3L)
Essentials for Conducting Life and Health Sciences Research

Theory and practice-based course designed to provide in-depth knowledge and best practices for life/health science graduates of important topics that include: academic honesty, interdisciplinary research, animal and human ethics, intellectual property and preparation of a mini-grant proposal.

Note: HSC 801 may not be taken for credit if a student is taking the CLR 800 course.

HSC 802.3 — 1/2(3L)
Introduction to Systematic Reviews

Online distance education-based course which provides practical skills in developing and executing a systematic review on a health science topic. Students will work in teams to learn and practice established procedures for conducting secondary research (a systematic review) and meta-analysis.

Permission of the instructor
Prerequisite(s): Bachelor's degree

HSC 898.3
Special Topics

Offered occasionally in special situations. Students interested in these courses should contact the department for more information.

HSC 899.6
Special Topics

Offered occasionally in special situations. Students interested in these courses should contact the department for more information.

HSC 990.0 — 1(1S-2T)
Seminar Course of Health Sciences Graduate Programs

Designed to highlight material taught in other courses within the Health Sciences Graduate Programs. Seminars presented by experts from inside and outside the University on selected topics, i.e. career development, ethics, clinical trials, knowledge translation, etc. Students will also be asked to give presentations on their specific research topics.

HSC 994.0
Health Sciences Master's in Science Research

Students writing a Master's thesis must register for this course.

HSC 996.0
Health Sciences Doctoral Research

Students writing a PhD thesis must register for this course.