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2019 September Semester
Jun 24, 2019
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HHSC 101 - Introduction to Health Sciences I: Issues and Controversies
This course provides a review of current issues and controversies with respect to individual and population health. Topics covered include infectious disease, cancer, genetic disease, behavioural determinants of health, addictive behaviour, eating behaviour and the role of nutrition in chronic disease.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

HHSC 102 - Introduction to Health Science II: Rural and Aboriginal Issues
Introduction to Health Sciences II: Rural and Aboriginal Issues. This course will provide an overview of individual and population health, health care systems, legislation, and the roles of the various health care professions in rural and aboriginal communities. Models of interdisciplinary cooperation, models of community health, and ethical issues are also covered.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

HHSC 103 - Health Care Systems
This course examines health care systems from a public versus private perspective and explores how various systems impact the health and well-being of patients.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

HHSC 105 - Functional Anatomy
This introductory anatomy course provides a macroscopic examination of the human body. Lecture topics include musculoskeletal system and mobility, major organ systems including cardiovascular, digestive and neurological, with emphasis on how these systems integrate for body function. A laboratory component is included. This course is appropriate for students who intend to enter health profession fields.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Laboratory

HHSC 110 - Basic Microbiology
Presents the basic principles of microbiology with an emphasis on the relevance of these principles to human health. A survey of the major types of microorganisms and a discussion on how they are classified and identified is addressed. An introduction to virology and bacterial metabolism including environmental factors which affect microbial growth and survival, is presented. A laboratory component is included.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

HHSC 111 - Anatomy and Physiology I
This course is the first half of a comprehensive survey of the structures and functions of the human organ systems. Lecture topics include cellular physiology, histology, and studies of the integumentary, skeletal, nervous and endocrine systems. A laboratory component is included. This course is appropriate for students who intend to enter health profession fields.
Credits: 0.000 OR 4.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Laboratory

HHSC 112 - Anatomy and Physiology II
This course is a continuation of HHSC 111-4. It is designed to cover the anatomy and physiology of the muscular, cardio- vascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Emphasis is on the importance of homeostasis and how it is maintained by the concerted proper functioning of the body systems. A laboratory component is included.
Credits: 0.000 OR 4.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Laboratory

HHSC 201 - Ethics and Law in Health Care
This course examines ethical and legal concepts as applied to health care research. Further, students explore how new technology and therapeutic practices change the parameters of ethical and moral reasoning, and the impact this has on health law. In addition, students are exposed to ethical practices and policies that form the foundation of health related research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HHSC 305 - Human Physiology I
This course begins a comprehensive and detailed review of the mechanistic and integrative physiology of the human body. Throughout HHSC 305-3 Human Physiology I and HHSC 306-3 Human Physiology II the topics emphasized are the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, and urogenital systems, as well as relevant cell biology and histology. Physiology-related research science and animal biology are covered as appropriate. Anatomy is covered only as necessary for ensuring a complete understanding of body functions.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HHSC 306 - Human Physiology II
This course continues the comprehensive and detailed review of the mechanistic and integrative physiology of the human body that was started in HHSC 305-3 Human Physiology I. Thorughout HHSC 305-3 Human Physiology I and HHSC 306-3 Human Physiology II the topics emphasized are the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, and urogential systems, as well as relevant cell biology and histology. Physiology-related research science and animal biology are covered as appropriate. Anatomy is covered only as necessary for ensuring a complete understanding of body functions.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HHSC 311 - Nutrition
This course reviews nutrient requirements across the lifespan and physiological connections of diet to health and disease. Therapeutic aspects of parenteral nutrition (total and peripheral) and special diets in disease states are covered.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

HHSC 325 - Human Physiology I Lab
In this laboratory course, students apply and expand on principles of human physiology covered in the HHSC 305-3 lectures. Students normally take this course concurrently with HHSC 305-3.
Credits: 1.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

HHSC 326 - Human Physiology II Lab
In this laboratory course students apply and expand on principles of human physiology covered in the HHSC 306-3 lectures. Sutdents normally take this course concurrently with HHSC 306-3.
Credits: 1.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

HHSC 351 - Research Design and Methods for Health Sciences
This course examines qualitative and quantitative research methods and design in the health field and the ethical and legal issues associated with health care research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

HHSC 370 - Occupational Health
This course introduces students to the scientific basis of occupational health, specifically the revelant principles and concepts of injury prevention, disability management, ergonomics, toxicology, wellness and the general concepts of healthy workplaces. The nature of common occupational health hazards and their effect on humans is examined. Examples of common preventative and protective measures and controls are also reviewed.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HHSC 401 - Principles of Epidemiology
This course applies epidemiological principles in the examination of patterns of disease and disability among populations, particularly those in northern latitudes. It introduces students to the interpretation of vital statistics, the critique of epidemiological study design and the principles of screening.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

HHSC 405 - Pathophysiology
This lecture course examines central concepts in pathophysiology. Topics include cell-tissue biology, mechanisms of self-defense, and alterations to organs and systems, all in relation to human health.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HHSC 421 - Medical Geography
This course examines the importance of environments of daily living to individual and collective experiences of health and health care.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HHSC 440 - Special Topics in Health Sciences
The topics for this course vary, depending on student interest and faculty availability. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credits total (with the permission of the instructor and program chair).
Credits: 0.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

HHSC 445 - Health and Human Development
This seminar course provides students with an opportunity for in-depth discussions of health-related human growth and development, maturation, and ageing. Particular emphasis is placed on developmental biology, physiology, psychology, and gerontology, as well as typical Western psychosocial and cultural perspectives.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

HHSC 451 - Health Sciences Research Project
This course enables students, individually or in groups, to explore a particular health issue in depth by defining a problem, collecting, analyzing and interpreting secondary and primary data, and presenting results in written and oral formats.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Final Exam, Seminar

HHSC 471 - Health and Chronic Disease Management
This course provides students an opportunity to examine critically the current health status of special poplutions including Aboriginal people, rural communities, people with disabilities, and those living with chronic illness. Students are introduced to current research trends in chronic disease management, which they use to design and develop interventions that improve health and wellness in these populations.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HHSC 473 - Health Promotion
This course examines health promotion theories, principles, and underlying philosophies. Students identify and critique health promotion issues and also gain experience in developing strategies to promote health and well-being at individual, group and community levels.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HHSC 490 - Honours Thesis
In this course students pursue an independent research project. Credit for this course is based on designing and implementing a research methodology, analyzing data and presenting findings in a thesis format. This course is a total of 6 credit hours and is normally completed over the September and January semesters.
Credits: 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Undergrad Thesis

HHSC 495 - Directed Readings
This course concentrates on specific topics and learning experiences formally agreed upon by a student and a member of the Health Sciences faculty. Permission of the Chair is required.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

HHSC 497 - Senior Seminar
This course provides an integrative seminar on research design and methodologies for advanced students. Enrolment is restricted to fourth-year Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours students who have completed 90 credit hours.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Seminar

HHSC 600 - Critical Social and Health Issues in Northern Communities
This course will expose students to critical issues in the analysis of social and health problems in Northern Communities. The emphasis will be on interdisciplinary research and analysis in a northern context. Topics will be organized around specific problems to be found in the community, and ways of analyzing them from social and health perspectives.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HHSC 601 - Principles of Epidemiology
Epidemiological principles applicable to infectious and non- infectious diseases are discussed: occurrence and distribution; factors underlying distribution of disease; host-agent environment complex and; principles underlying etiology and causation.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

HHSC 602 - Organization and Financing of Canadian Health Care
This course focuses on the he historical development and current structure and financing of the Canadian health care system, which are related to changes that have occurred in the political, social, and technological environment.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, World Wide Web

HHSC 603 - Community Research Methods
A survey of design, strategies, methods, and applied socio-medical disciplines as related to health and health care. Emphasis is based on the application of quantitative techniques and in the measurement and health-related attitudes and behaviours and program outcomes.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, World Wide Web

HHSC 604 - The Health of First Nations People
This course provides a detailed review of the determinants and health status of First Nations peoples. Emphasis is placed on biological determinants and those factors that are derived from the status of the First Nations peoples in the larger population including evolving lifestyles, environmental influences, dominant government and social policies.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HHSC 605 - Health in Developing Countries
The patterns of mortality and morbidity in developing countries will be described with a particular focus on those conditions such as malaria that are endemic and influence not only the health but also the social and economic development of the countries. Special emphasis will be placed on Pacific Rim countries.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, World Wide Web

HHSC 606 - Health Promotion
This course examines the health promotion theories, principles, and underlying philosophies. Students identify and critique health promotion issues and also gain experience in developing strategies to promote health and well-being at individual, group and community levels.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, World Wide Web

HHSC 607 - Cultural Perspectives on Health and Illness
The cultural influences on the definition, experience, and expression of illness are examined. Attention will be given to ways in which culturally responsive health care can be provided. May be taken as ANTH 498 with the permission of the instructor.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

HHSC 609 - Critical Appraisal of Health Literature
This course increases the student's skill in the evaluation of health sciences literature. Issues related to conducting research in a variety of health and human service sites are discussed. The course gives students an opportunity to appraise critically various types of research articles. Areas that are explored include surveying the literature, assessing the quality of research studies, evaluation of health services, and economic analyses.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar, World Wide Web

HHSC 640 - Special Topics in Health Sciences
The topics for this course will vary, depending on student interest and faculty availability. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credits total (with permission of the instructor and program chair).
Credits: 0.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Field Camp, World Wide Web

HHSC 680 - Directed Studies
Directed Studies.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed

HHSC 700 - Advanced Techniques in Epidemiology
This course builds on the principles learned in HHSC 601-3 and focuses on new and advanced techniques in epidemiology. Topics include: risk adjustment, survival analysis, uses of administrative health data, health geography, and advanced training in study design.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar, World Wide Web

HHSC 702 - Seminar in Qualitative Data Collection
In this seminar, experienced qualitative researchers will share their experiences in undertaking qualitative research, and will assist students to learn how to collect data for their thesis. It is expected that the range of data collection techniques will include, but not be limited to: individual interviews, group interviews, document analysis, participant observation and video analysis. Students will gain practice in one of the techniques. Particular attention will be paid to collecting meaningful data in cross-cultural situations. Included will be discussion of issues in data transcription and data management.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

HHSC 703 - Qualitative Research Approaches in Health and Human Sciences
This course explores various approaches to qualitative research in the health and human sciences. These approaches are discussed in light of the epistemological and ontological commitments, their methods and their demands upon the researcher. Included is an examination of inherent issues of ethics and rigour. The approaches examined normally include phenomenology, interpretive phenomenology, participatory action research, feminist research, grounded theory, Indigenous methodologies, and institutional ethnography.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

HHSC 760 - Field School in Human Ecology
This field-school is an intensive, interdisciplinary course addressing themes including social-ecological systems, human-environment relationships and ecosystem approaches to health. The course includes class-based sessions and intensive field-based components relevant to the course theme and location, that differ from year to year. The field-school brings together colleagues in natural sciences, health sciences, social sciences, humanities, and beyond, who work in collaboration with interested parties and community members to address issues at the interface of environment, society and health.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate, Doctoral
Schedule Types: Field Camp, Seminar, Field Studies

HHSC 790 - Master of Science: Health Sciences Thesis
This thesis is a written report of high academic quality that demonstrates mastery of health-related field specified and the ability to undertake research. This course is required for graduation in the Master of Science: Health Sciences.
Credits: 12.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Masters Thesis

HHSC 795 - Graduate Seminar in Health Sciences
The graduate seminar builds awareness of a range of Health Sciences research, to generate debate on key issues, and to provide a context for research and presentations by students and invited speakers. The graduate seminar creates opportunities for graduate student engagement and interaction, learning and exchange among Health Sciences researchers across UNBC and builds a culture of research and scholarship including presentation and facilitation skills, thesis development, research ethics, grant writing, etc. This course is required for graduation in the Master of Science: Health Sciences.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Seminar

HHSC 798 - Directed Studies

Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed

HHSC 799 - Master of Science: Community Health Science Thesis
The thesis is a written report of high academic quality that demonstrates mastery of the health-related field specified and the ability to undertake research.
Credits: 9.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Masters Thesis

HHSC 800 - Graduate Seminar
This seminar develops critical thinking skills and helps students evaluate a broad spectrum of topics. The seminar generates debate on key issues, promotes interaction with faculty members and other students in the program, and includes presentations by the students and invited speakers. Each PhD student is expected to give four 50-minute presentations. This course is scheduled from September to April.
Credits: 6.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

HHSC 804 - The Health of First Nations People
This course provides a detailed review of the determinants and health status of First Nations peoples . Emphasis is placed on biological determinants and those factors that are derived from the status of the First Nations peoples in the larger population, including evolving lifestyles, environmental influences, dominant government and social policies.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

HHSC 811 - Organization and Financing of Canadian Health Care
This course focuses on the historical development and current structure and financing of the Canadian health care system, which are related to changes that have occurred in the political, social, and technological environment.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

HHSC 820 - Qualifying Examination and Dissertation Proposal Defense
This course is a two-part process, beginning with the Qualifying Examination. Students must submit a paper addressing a research question or topic chosen in collaboration with their Supervisory committee. The Qualifying Paper must include a critical review of literature relevant to the research question, discussion of the theoretical frameworks used to understand or frame the research question, or an in-depth analysis of a specific content area. Subsequent to the Qualifying Examination, students prepare and defend a research Dissertation Proposal that integrates theory, current research and methods in fields related to the selected research problem.
Credits: 0.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Qual Exm/Diss Proposal Defence

HHSC 840 - Special Topics in Health Sciences
The topics for this course vary depending on student interest and faculty availability. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours total (with the permission of the instructor and program chair).
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

HHSC 860 - Field School in Human Ecology
This field-school is an intensive, interdisciplinary course addressing themes including social-ecological systems, human environment relationships and ecosystem approaches to health. The course includes class-based sessions and intensive field-based components relevant to the course theme and location that differ from year to year. The field-school brings together colleagues in natural sciences, health sciences, social sciences, humanities, and beyond, who work in collaboration with interested parties and community members to address issues at the interface of environment, society and health.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Field Camp

HHSC 880 - Directed Readings
This course provides a concentration on a particular topic or topics agreed upon by the student and instructor. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours total (with the permission of the instructor and program chair).
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Seminar

HHSC 890 - PhD Dissertation
The doctoral thesis must emphasize the candidate's original research or provide an original investigation, interpretation or synthesis of existing research.
Credits: 12.000

Levels: Doctoral
Schedule Types: Doctoral Thesis


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