Course Descriptions

Health Studies, Faculty of Health and Social Development

HEAL: Health Studies

HEAL 100 (3) Introduction and Principles of Health and Wellbeing
Broad introduction to health studies as it applies to principles of health and wellbeing with particular emphasis on student health. A review of education and research on a variety of student health issues, and their larger impact, will be investigated and discussed. Opportunities to develop skills and resources for optimal health as it relates to life and academic success are included. Credit will be granted for only one of HMKN 100 or HEAL 100. [3-0-0]
HEAL 200 (3) Determinants of Health
Examining the relationships between biological, psychological, social, and economic factors to understand inequities in health outcomes for different individuals and populations. [3-0-0]
HEAL 304 (3) Healthy and Sustainable Communities
Examination of the interrelationships between social and environmental factors and contexts, and the health of individuals, communities, and populations. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: HEAL 200.
HEAL 305 (3) Healthy Aging
Health priorities for the elderly and intersectoral initiatives to positively influence physical, mental, and social well-being and functioning. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Second-year standing. Recommended: HEAL 200.
HEAL 307 (3) Global Health Trends and Local Impacts
Global health trends within and across countries and regions and how these global realities affect health and health care locally. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: HEAL 200 and one of HMKN 105, HEAL 201.

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