Course Descriptions

Health-Interprofessional, Faculty of Health and Social Development

HINT: Health-Interprofessional

HINT 110 (3) Applied Research in Health
Basic statistical concepts and procedures with the goal of developing statistical literacy in health care contexts. Includes the use of both descriptive and inferential statistical methods as well as an introduction to software used in quantitative data analysis. 3-0-0
HINT 231 (3) Pathophysiology for Health Sciences
Basic pathophysiology associated with selected diseases and disorders that are commonly encountered by health practitioners in Canada. Pathophysiology, etiology, as well as some of the signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests and treatments currently associated with each disorder. Credit will be granted for either (a) HINT 231 or (b) BIOL 231 and BIOL 235 or (c) HKMN 335. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133.
HINT 331 (3) Nutrition for Health Sciences
Introduction to the dietary requirements of nutrients and their related sources, metabolism, and functions. Nutrition in the context promoting health, preventing disease, and managing illness will be the focus, incorporating tools and knowledge about healthy food choices and dietary habits based on scientific evidence. Current nutritional issues will also be discussed. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 131, BIOL 133.
HINT 408 (3) Cultural Safety in Health: Indigenous Perspectives
A critical exploration of cultural identity and racism (historical and contemporary) within health systems to help students develop competencies for improved sensitivity and responsiveness to Aboriginal people within health care, research, institutions, and community. Credit will be granted for only one of HINT 408 or HINT 508. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
HINT 501 (3) Evidence-Based Practice
Advanced understanding of research and its application to professional practice. Critical examination of the evidence to guide evidence-based practice. Scholarly processes related to conducting systematic literature reviews, ethical research, knowledge translation, and program evaluation.
HINT 502 (3) Interprofessional Psychosocial Oncology: Theory and Practice
Focuses on the cancer experience informed by theory, evidence, and illness narratives. Develops competencies in psychosocial oncology assessment and intervention, interprofessional collaboration, and cultural safety. Different cultural perspectives will be included.
HINT 503 (3) Psychosocial Oncology
Evidence-based interdisciplinary research approaches in psychosocial oncology.
Prerequisite: HINT 501 and permission of instructor.
HINT 504 (3) Qualitative Methods: Interdisciplinary Health
Understanding the predominant approaches in qualitative health research. Knowledge and skills in conducting qualitative research, including methodology, research design, data collection, data analysis, and communication of findings.
HINT 505 (3) Relational Practices with Families in Oncology and Palliative Care
Focuses on family experiences in relation to cancer from diagnosis through bereavement or long term survivorship. Develops competencies in interprofessional care of families including assessment, therapeutic conversations, and interventions.
Prerequisite: HINT 502 is recommended.
HINT 506 (3) Participatory Inquiry Through Action Research
Focus on the personal and community transformation of participants through research.
Prerequisite: HINT 501.
HINT 508 (3) Cultural Safety in Health: Indigenous Perspectives
A critical exploration of cultural identity and racism (historical and contemporary) within health systems to help students develop competencies for improved sensitivity and responsiveness to Aboriginal people within health care, research, institutions, and community. Credit will be granted for only one of HINT 408 or HINT 508. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
HINT 511 (3) Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Health Research
Seminar in special topics relevant to interdisciplinary health research. Topics will vary.
Prerequisite: HINT 501.
HINT 512 (3) Special Topics in Interprofessional Practice
Seminar in special topics relevant to interprofessional practice not covered by other courses. Topics will vary.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
HINT 521 (3) Interprofessional Collaboration
Understanding contemporary forms of interprofessional collaboration and the barriers to successful interaction.
HINT 522 (3) Leadership in Human Service Organizations
Examines the theory and practice of leadership in human service organizations. Provides an in-depth understanding of the complex range of environmental, community, organizational, ethical, and professional contexts of managing or supervising in modern agencies.
HINT 523 (3) Professional Ethics
Provides health care professionals with foundational knowledge of ethics and ethical decision making in clinical practice. Enhances knowledge of professional ethical obligations and standards of practice through the process of analyzing current ethical issues.
HINT 524 (3) Interprofessional Practice Issues in Healthy Aging
Critical examination of multidisciplinary theories, models, and concepts associated with healthy aging. Offers an understanding of the standards, roles, and contributions associated with various disciplines within interdisciplinary community-based health teams.
HINT 525 (3) Disabilities Studies and Interprofessional Health Care
Examination of disability studies and its relationship to clinical practice. Various theoretical frameworks used to understand disability and their implications for practice are critically examined.
HINT 526 (3) Global Health
Enhances understanding of global health and the interdependency of the global community in disease management.
HINT 527 (3) Nutrition for Health and Exercise Science
A research and practice-based course examining current issues in nutrition and exercise sciences. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Permission of the course instructor.

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