Courses Overview

The Child Health Specialization offers students a unique opportunity to apply the Inquiry problem-based learning model within the dynamic context of child health, development and community involvement.

2017/2018 Undergraduate Calendar Degree Requirements (subject to change)

Refer to your Advisement Report in mosaic for your personal degree requirements.

Level II: 30 Units

Basic statistical methods and their application to the analysis of biological and psychosocial data. Manual calculations will be discouraged; use of the computer to do statistical analysis is an explicit goal of this course.
Three lectures, one tutorial; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) program or registration in Level II of the B.H.Sc (Honours) Specializations; or Grade 12 Advanced Functions U or Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management U and registration in Level II
Antirequisite(s): COMMERCE 2QA3, HTH SCI 1F03, NURSING 2R03, STATS 1CC3, STATS 2B03

This course will use an inquiry based format to introduce key concepts in biochemistry, molecular biology and biomedical sciences to understand illnesses such as infectious diseases, metabolic disorders, genetic diseases and cancer.

One term
Prerequisite(s): HTH SCI 1E03 and 1EE3; or HTHSCI 1E06 A/B
Antirequisite(s): HTHSCI 2D06 A/B, 2N03

This course will introduce students to measures of health, standard epidemiologic study designs and measures of association. Students will also examine crucial issues in the design and analysis of epidemiologic studies. The course will conclude with specialized topics.
Two lectures, one tutorial; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II or above

An inquiry based examination of the relationship between cell structure and function. Students will be required to apply key concepts of cell biology to facilitate their understanding of timely problems in biomedicine.
Tutorials (three hours); Problem Based Learning and Computer Laboratories (three hours); one term
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1AA3, HTHSCI 1I06 A/B; and HTHSCI 2D06 A/B, HTHSCI 2E03 or registration in Level II of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Specializations or registration in Level II or above of the Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering or Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
Antirequisite(s): BIOLOGY 2B03, ISCI 2A18 A/B, MOL BIOL 2B03

This course will explore the knowledge and application of specific principles in daily living, applied drama and physical activity as a way of achieving wellness and dealing with stress.
This course is evaluated on a Pass/Fail basis.
One lecture, two tutorials; one term
Prerequisite(s): HTHSCI 1E06 A/B or HTHSCI 2D06 A/B
Antirequisite(s): KINESIOL 2G03

The inquiry-based model will be used to facilitate student’s learning within the dynamic context of child health and development. The integration of knowledge, research and experiential opportunities will be discussed during weekly classes. The learning environment will also include dialogues with experts, tutorials and field placements.
Four hours; two terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Child Health Specialization

Modules will provide a foundation of knowledge in multiple areas of child health and development. Topics will include the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and behavioural perspectives of child development.
On-line modules; two terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Child Health Specialization

HTHSCI 2D06 A/B replaces HTHSCI 2E03 for Level II transfer students

Level III: 30 Units

Students will learn quantitative research design and how to evaluate the internal validity of published research to determine the effectiveness of an intervention, diagnostic test, screening program, prognostic or risk factor and systemic review.
Two lectures, one tutorial; one term
Prerequisite(s): HTHSCI 2A03, HTHSCI 2G03

This course reviews how health care is different from other goods and services, how governments have responded to these differences, and how governments make decisions about health care.
Two lectures, one tutorial; one term
Prerequisite(s): HTHSCI 3G03 or registration in Level III of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Specializations

Building upon Level II, students will continue to learn in an Inquiry based environment and be expected to deepen their knowledge, integrate new material and experiences in order to understand and explore the complexities of child health and development within the community.
Four hours; two terms.
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Child Health Specialization

Students will continue to develop and apply their statistical knowledge, information literacy and research skills by developing and implementing an independent project in collaboration with a community partner and Child Health Specialization facilitators. Emphasis will be placed on communication and collaboration, skill development and the complexities, potential, and limitations of applied research.
Sessions arranged individually or in small groups; two terms.
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Child Health Specialization

Level IV: 30 Units

The course will be a continuation of principles and core elements of knowledge, research and application experienced in Level III. Students will be expected to integrate and apply their knowledge and critical thinking about child health at a more advanced level.
Four hours; two terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Child Health Specialization

A selection of information-based research projects focused on Child Health conducted under the supervision of one or more members of the Faculty. Arrangements to register in HTHSCI 4C06 including agreement of supervisor must be made before the end of March in Level III.
Two terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Child Health Specialization and permission of B.H.Sc. (Honours) Program
Antirequisite(s): HTHSCI 4C09 A/B, HTHSCI 4C12 A/B, HTHSCI 4C15 A/B

A thesis-based project focused on Child Health conducted under the direction and supervision of a member of the Faculty.  Arrangements to register in HTHSCI 4C09, including agreement of the supervisor must be made before the end of March in Level III.
Two terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Child Health Specialization and permission of B.H.Sc. (Honours) Program
Antirequisite(s): HTHSCI 4C06 A/B, HTHSCI 4C12 A/B, HTHSCI 4C15 A/B

A thesis-based research project focused on Child Health conducted under the direction and supervision of a member of the Faculty.  Arrangements to register in HTHSCI 4C12, including agreement of the supervisor must be made before the end of March in Level III.
Two terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Child Health Specialization and permission of B.H.Sc. (Honours) Program
Antirequisite(s): HTHSCI 4C06, HTHSCI 4C09 A/B, HTHSCI 4C15 A/B

A thesis-based research project focused on Child Health conducted under the direction and supervision of a member of the Faculty.  Arrangements to register in HTHSCI 4C15, including agreement of the supervisor must be made before the end of March in Level III.
Two terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Child Health Specialization and permission of B.H.Sc. (Honours) Program
Antirequisite(s): HTHSCI 4C06 A/B, HTHSCI 4C09 A/B, HTHSCI 4C12 A/B

A project focused on community-based participatory research conducted under the direction and supervision of a member of the Faculty. The project can be an extension of a student’s 3DD3 Engaging the City project. Arrangements to register in HTHSCI 4D06 including agreement of supervisor must be made before the end of March in Level III.
Two terms
Prerequisite(s): Permission of B.H.Sc. (Honours) Program
Antirequisite(s): HTHSCI 4A09 A/B, 4A12 A/B, 4A15 A/B, 4B06 A/B

A thesis focused on community-based participatory research conducted under the direction and supervision of a member of the Faculty. The thesis can be an extension of a student’s 3DD3 Engaging the City project. Arrangements to register in HTHSCI 4D09, including agreement of the supervisor must be made before the end of March in Level III.
Two terms
Prerequisite(s): Permission of B.H.Sc (Honours) Program
Antirequisite(s): HTHSCI 4B06 A/B S, 4A09 A/B, 4A12 A/B, 4A15 A/B S

A thesis focused on community-based participatory research conducted under the direction and supervision of a member of the Faculty. The thesis can be an extension of a student’s 3DD3 Engaging the City project. Arrangements to register in HTHSCI 4D12 A/B, including agreement of the supervisor must be made before the end of March in Level III.
Two terms
Prerequisite(s): Permission of BHSc (Honours) Program
Antirequisite(s): HTHSCI 4B06 A/B S, 4A09 A/B, 4A12 A/B, HTHSCI 4A15 A/B S
Arrangements to register in this course, including agreement of the supervisor, must be made before the end of March in Level III.

An important part of our responsibility in the program is to develop a learning community that incorporates the concepts of collaboration, peer tutoring and life-long learning. This course will consist of three units to be taken over four years and will encourage these activities, both formally and informally.
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) program or registration in Level IV of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Specializations
Antirequisite(s): BIOLOGY 3Q03, 3QQ3, INQUIRY 3S03, SCIENCE 2L03, 3S03, SOC SCI 2L03

* 6-15 Units from the noted courses