HSCI 1130: Foundations of Health Science

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 1.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Students explore foundational issues in health science. Topics include health, illness and disease, and an introduction to research methods and determinants of illness and disease in human populations. The influence of demographic, genetic, biological, environmental, socio-economic, behavioural, and political factors in the determination of human health are investigated. Ethical issues and moral considerations that inform health care research, allocation of health care resources, and clinical care are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in one of the following: Precalculus 11, Precalculus 12, Foundations of Math 11, Foundations of Math 12, or Apprentice and Workplace Math 12; a minimum "C-" grade in one of the following: MATH 1150, 1152, 1153, 1170, 1171, 1173, or 1174 (MATH courses may be taken concurrently); MDT 60; or permission of the department; and a minimum 70% in English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, or equivalent; LET 3; an "S" grade in ENGL 1107; or a minimum "C" grade in one of the following: CMNS 1114, 1118, 1122, ENGL 1123, or 1127. Math prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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