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2010-2011 Academic Year

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AVAILABILITY
The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies does not offer all of the courses listed in the Calendar every year. For the most up-to-date information on the availability of courses offered in the current year, check QCARD, the web timetable, or consult with the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.
 
ENROLMENT LIMITATION
In addition to the prerequisites required for specific courses, students are advised that enrolment in most courses is limited. Students meeting the minimum prerequisites are not guaranteed positions in courses. Where applicable, spaces in courses will be assigned according to the priority system adopted by the Faculty and described in Academic Regulation 4, Enrolment Priorities and also, if necessary, by academic standing in previous courses.
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ANAT-101*/0.5 Introductory Human Anatomy 3L;2P
For a complete description, see Anatomy and Cell Biology. Students in the BA MIN HLTH program and those beginning a course of study after 1 September 2006 in the BAH MED HLTH and BAH MAJ HLTH programs must complete this course in fulfilment of the requirements for the Health Studies concentration.
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HLTH-101*/0.5 Social Determinants of Health 3L;1T alt.wks.
This course provides an introduction to the study of health and illness, and explores the social determinants of health, which are the factors that affect the chances people have to lead healthy lives. Topics to be discussed include: what is health?; population and public health; specific social determinants such as income and housing; health among Aboriginal people; globalization; and HIV/AIDS in Africa.
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HLTH-102*/0.5 Physical Determinants of Health 3L
This course provides an introduction to current health issues and factors that contribute positively and negatively to health. An emphasis is placed on Canadian health issues and population trends in physical health indicators. Not available to BPHE, BPHEH or BSCH KINE students.
EXCLUSION    2.0 KNPE or equivalent credits (students who have completed at least 2.0 credits with a KNPE, PPHE, PHED or KINE or equivalent prefix may not take HLTH 102* for credit.)
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KNPE-125*/0.5 Introduction to the Physiology of Human Movement 3L
For a complete description, see Kinesiology. Students beginning a course of study after 1 September 2006 in the BAH MED HLTH and BAH MAJ HLTH programs must complete this course in fulfilment of the requirements of the Health Studies concentration.
EXCLUSIONS    IDIS 150, PHGY 210, PHGY 212, PHGY 214.
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HLTH-200*/0.5 Physical Fitness and Wellness 3L;1T
An overview of principles of physical fitness and wellness with an emphasis on the planning and implementation of a personalized physical fitness program.
EXCLUSION    Not open to BPHE, BPHEH or BSCH KINE students; may not be taken concurrently with or subsequently to KNPE 227* (or PHED 155*), KNPE 255* (or PHED 255*).
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HLTH-205*/0.5 Introduction to Health Promotion 3L
A survey of the practice of health promotion. Topics include the field’s history, philosophies of health promotion, the social ecological framework, program planning and evaluation, practitioner skills and competencies, cultural competence, ethics, the use of theory, community organizing, social marketing, harm reduction, information literacy, and health promotion practice in selected settings. Restricted to students in a concentration in health studies, kinesiology or physical and health education. PREREQUISITES    HLTH 101* and second-year standing.
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GPHY-229*/0.5 Place, Space, Culture and Social Life 3L;1T
For a complete description, see Geography. Students may use this course as an option in the Health Studies concentration.
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HLTH-230*/0.5 Basic Human Nutrition 3L
Study of macronutrients, selected micronutrients, energy needs for human performance, relationship of nutrient metabolism to health, consequences of nutrient deficiencies and excesses. Examine how student's own food intake may influence present and future nutritional well-being.
Also offered as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.
PREREQUISITE    Second-year standing or above. 4U Biology, or equivalent, is recommended.
EXCLUSIONS    HLTH 131*, NURS 100*.
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HLTH-237*/0.5 Introduction to the Study of Alcohol and Drug Problems 3L
An overview of theoretical and practical issues. Topics include drug action, theories of drug abuse, treatment strategies, and community resources. Students prepare group presentations on trends, needs of selected populations, and issues of controversy. PREREQUISITE    PSYC 100.
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HLTH-239*/0.5 Drug Wars and Cultures in 20th-Century North America 3L
An examination of the significance and diversity of drug cultures in the past century in the United States and Canada. The course focuses upon defining 'drugs' in changing historical contexts and locating their place within dominant socio/cultural groups and subcultures. The course also considers changing attitudes toward drugs over time, and official responses to drugs as a deviant force, including global, hemispheric, and national 'wars' on illegal substances. Offered in alternate years starting in 2003-04. PREREQUISITE    Second-year standing.
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ECON-243*/0.5 The Economics of Health Care 3L
For a complete description, see Economics. Students may use this course as an option in the Health Studies concentration.
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KNPE-251*/0.5 Introduction to Statistics 2L;1T
For a complete description, see Kinesiology. Students beginning a course of study after 1 September 2006 in the BAH MED HLTH and BAH MAJ HLTH programs must complete this course in fulfilment of the requirements of the Health Studies concentration.
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HLTH-252*/0.5 Introduction to Research Methods 3L
This course provides an introduction to methods, techniques and approaches to research in health studies. The course will explore the formulation of research questions, experimental design, interpretation of results and the use of statistical analysis in experimental research. Ethical issues in research will also be discussed. Restricted to students in a concentration in kinesiology, physical and health education or an honours concentration in health studies.  PREREQUISITE    Second-year standing or above.
COREQUISITE    KNPE 251* or PHED 251* or equivalent.
EXCLUSIONS    GPHY 240*, PSYC 203*, SOCY 210*.
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KNPE-253*/0.5 Ergonomics and Human Factors 3L
For a complete description, see Kinesiology. Students may use this course as an option in the Health Studies concentration.
EXCLUSION    KINE 253*, PHED 253*.
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HLTH-297*/0.5 Special Topics in Health Studies 3L
This course will explore topics that are current and/or of special interest in the area of health enhancement and disease prevention. Offered periodically by visiting professors or members of the faculty. Students should check with the School regarding availability. Restricted to students in a concentration in health studies, kinesiology or physical and health education. Priority access to HLTH students. PREREQUISITE    HLTH 101* and second-year standing in HLTH, PHED or KINE.
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PHIL-301*/0.5 Biomedical Ethics 3L/S
For a complete description, see Philosophy. Students may use this course as an option in the Health Studies concentration.
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HLTH-315*/0.5 Theory and Practice of Health Behaviour Change 3L
This course provides an overview of models and theories of health behaviour change at varying levels of practice and analysis, including individual, intrapersonal, group, and community influences on health behaviour. Students will learn how theories are applied in health promotion interventions in a variety of settings, with a variety of populations, and for a variety of health behaviours. Restricted to students in a concentration in health studies, kinesiology or physical and health education. PREREQUISITES    PSYC 100; and one of HLTH 205*, KNPE 265* or PHED 165*.
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DEVS-320*/0.5 AIDS, Power and Poverty 2L;1T
For a complete description, see Development Studies. Students in the BAH MED HLTH and BAH MAJ HLTH programs may use this course as an option in the Health Studies concentration.
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HLTH-323*/0.5 Epidemiology 2L;1S/T
Basic methods involved in researching the distribution and determinants of health and disease in populations. Core measurement (rates, standardization, impact, association) and interpretation (bias, confounding, interaction, chance) issues are covered. The course also examines epidemiological approaches to study design including descriptive (cross-sectional and ecological), observational (case-control and cohort), and experimental (randomized controlled trials) approaches. Restricted to students in a concentration in health studies, kinesiology or physical and health education. Limited spots are available to students in the BSCH LISC CRSS program.  PREREQUISITE    One of GPHY 240*, HLTH 252*, PSYC 203*, SOCY 321*.
EXCLUSION    EPID 301*.
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HLTH-325*/0.5 Epidemiology of Physical Activity, Fitness and Health 3L
This course provides an in-depth examination of the epidemiology of physical activity, fitness and health. The course builds upon basic epidemiological methods and explores the relationship between physical activity and several health outcomes, including coronary heart disease, stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Restricted to students in a concentration in health studies, kinesiology or physical and health education. PREREQUISITE    HLTH 323*.
EXCLUSIONS    KNPE 255*, PHED 255*.
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HLTH-331*/0.5 Advanced Human Nutrition 3L
Current issues relating to nutrition and health promotion/disease prevention. Such topics as cardiovascular disease, weight control, eating disorders, nutrient needs during the life cycle, fads and quackery, sociocultural, economic and media influences. Topics may vary. PREREQUISITE    HLTH 230* (or HLTH 131*) or NURS 100*.
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PSYC-332*/0.5 Health Psychology 3L
For a complete description, see Psychology. Students may use this course as an option in the Health Studies concentration.
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HLTH-333*/0.5 Contemporary Issues in Human Sexuality 2L;1T
An investigation of current influences on sexual health. Issues will be considered from social, political and historical perspectives. Topics which may be covered include sex education; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues; sexual human rights; sexuality and war; sexuality and globalization; HIV/AIDS; the history of marriage; and sexual violence. PREREQUISITE    Third-year standing in BPHE, BPHEH, BSCH KINE, HLTH, DEVS or NURS.
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HLTH-334*/0.5 The Politics of Health and Illness 2L;1T
Explores cultural meanings of health and illness, the power dynamics through which these meanings are constructed, and related injustices in bodily experiences. PREREQUISITES    HLTH 101* or KNPE 167* or PHED 167* or SOCY 122, and third-year standing in BPHE, BPHEH, BSCH KINE or HLTH. Limited spots are available for students in DEVS and NURS.
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KNPE-335*/0.5 Physical Activity and Aging 3L;1P
For a complete description, see Physical and Health Education. Students beginning a course of study after 1 September 2006 may use this course as an option in the Health Studies concentration.
EXCLUSION    PHED 335*, PPHE 335*.
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GPHY-336*/0.5 Geography and the Human Environment 3L/S
For a complete description, see Geography. Students in the BAH MED HLTH and BAH MAJ HLTH programs may use this course as an option in the Health Studies concentration.
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GPHY-339*/0.5 Medical Geography 3L/S
For a complete description, see Geography. Students in the BAH MED HLTH and BAH MAJ HLTH programs may use this course as an option in the Health Studies concentration.
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HLTH-350*/0.5 Topics in Global Health 3L/S
This course examines global health from a variety of perspectives, including anthropological, epidemiological, and sociological, to help understand the cultural and historical patterns shaping global health inequalities. With an emphasis on resource-poor countries, specific topics may include infectious and non-communicable diseases, nutrition and maternal health. PREREQUISITE    HLTH 101* and third-year standing in BAH HLTH, BPHEH or BSCH KINE.
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KNPE-365*/0.5 Physical Activity and Health Behaviour Counselling 1L;2T
For a complete description, see Kinesiology. Students may use this course as an option in the Health Studies concentration.
EXCLUSION    KINE 365*, PHED 365*.
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HLTH-397*/0.5 Special Topics in Health Studies I 3L/S
Intensive coverage of topics that are current and/or of special interest in the area of Health Studies. Offered periodically by visiting professors or members of faculty. Students should check with the School regarding availability of this course. Restricted to students in a concentration in health studies, kinesiology or physical and health education.  PREREQUISITE    Third-year standing. Prerequisites will vary depending on the area of study.
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HLTH-399*/0.5 Special Topics in Health Studies II 3L/S
For a complete description, see HLTH 397*. PREREQUISITE    Third-year standing. Prerequisites will vary depending on the area of study.
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HLTH-405*/0.5 Canadian Health Policy 2L;1T
This course provides an overview of Canadian health policy. Topics to be discussed include policy making frameworks; the history of the Canadian public health care system; the Canada Health Act; the political and economic environment of the Canadian health care system; the Canadian system in comparative perspective; and contemporary issues, ideas, and challenges in Canadian health policy. PREREQUISITE    HLTH 101* and fourth-year standing in a BAH HLTH, BPHE, BPHEH or BSCH KINE program.
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HLTH-415/1.0 Program Design and Evaluation  1.5L/S;1.5P
An examination and application of the principles of program planning in a variety of settings. Topics will include needs assessment, intervention design and implementation, and evaluation. Students will develop a program plan with a community organization and work toward its transformation into an active program. The application of selected program design models will serve as a basis for the course. PREREQUISITES    HLTH 252*; HLTH 315*; fourth-year standing in BAH HLTH, BPHE, BPHEH or BSCH KINE program.
EXCLUSION    HLTH 415*.
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ENSC-420*/0.5 Gender and Environments 3L
For a complete description, see Environmental Studies. Students in the BAH MAJ HLTH program may use this course as an option in the Health Studies concentration.
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HLTH-423*/0.5 Advanced Studies in Epidemiology   3L/S
Intensive coverage of topics that are current and/or of special interest in the area of epidemiology. Offered periodically by visiting professors or members of faculty. Students should check with the School regarding availability of this course. PREREQUISITES    HLTH 323* and fourth-year standing in the BAH MAJ HLTH, BPHE, BPHEH or BSCH KINE program.
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HLTH-430*/0.5 Sociocultural Studies of Food 3S
What we eat tells us about who we are and how we see ourselves, as individuals and groups. This seminar style course will draw on scholarly literature from a range of disciplines including health studies, history, politics, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, cultural studies, and women’s studies to explore contemporary issues related to food and eating. PREREQUISITE FOR HEALTH STUDIES STUDENTS    Third- or fourth-year standing in a BAH MED or MAJ HLTH program.
PREREQUISITES FOR BPHE(H) AND BSCH KINE STUDENTS    HLTH 333* or HLTH 334*; and third- or fourth-year standing in a BPHE, BPHEH or BSCH KINE program.
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HLTH-432*/0.5 Disease, Disability and Quality of Life 2L/S;1S
This course examines the impact of disease and disability on quality of life. The course material addresses the biomedical, social, psychological, and behavioural factors affecting the quality of life of individuals with a chronic disease or a physical, psychological, developmental or sensory impairment. PREREQUISITE FOR HEALTH STUDIES STUDENTS    Third- or fourth-year standing in a BAH MED or MAJ HLTH program.
PREREQUISITES FOR BPHE(H) AND BSCH KINE STUDENTS    Third- or fourth-year standing in a BPHE, BPHEH or BSCH KINE program. KNPE 333* (or PHED 333* or PPHE 333*) are strongly recommended.
EXCLUSION    HLTH 495* (2007-2008).
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HLTH-434*/0.5 Social Movements in Health 3S
This course explores the proliferation of health social movements since the 1970s. Bringing together the interdisciplinary study of health and illness with social movement theory, the course analyses the strategies, goals, and outcomes of political organizing around conditions ranging from HIV/AIDS to sick building syndrome. Students will lead seminar discussions and undertake original research on a movement of their choice. PREREQUISITE    One of HLTH 333*, HLTH 334* or DEVS 320*.
EXCLUSION    HLTH 493* (2006-2007).
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HLTH-435*/0.5 Seminar on HIV/AIDS Prevention 3S
This seminar-style course involves critical assessment of HIV prevention interventions situated at varying levels of analysis and action. Consistent with the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, the course focuses on interventions for disadvantaged and marginalized populations. Students should be prepared to lead discussion and present in class. PREREQUISITE    HLTH 315*.
EXCLUSION    HLTH 497* (2006-2007).
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HLTH-456*/0.5 Survey of Research and Literature in Health Studies
Independent study involving a critical review of the literature on an approved topic of specialization in Health Studies. Students must arrange for a faculty advisor approved by the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. Limited spaces are available. PREREQUISITES    Fourth-year standing in the BPHE, BPHEH, BSCH KINE, BAH MAJ or MED HLTH program; permission of the supervisor and Undergraduate Coordinator in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.
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HLTH-491*/0.5 Special Project in Health Studies
This is an independent project in an area of specialization in Health Studies. Students must arrange for a faculty advisor approved by the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies to oversee their project. PREREQUISITES    Fourth-year standing in BPHE, BPHEH, BSCH KINE, BAH MAJ or MED HLTH program; permission of the supervisor and the Undergraduate Coordinator of Kinesiology and Health Studies.
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HLTH-493*/0.5 Advanced Topics in Health Studies I  3L/S
Honours level courses exploring advanced topics that are current and/or of special interest in the area of health studies. Students should check with the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies regarding availability of these courses.
PREREQUISITE    Fourth-year standing in BPHE, BPHEH, BSCH KINE or BAH MAJ or MED HLTH programs. Prerequisites will vary depending on the area of study.
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HLTH-495*/0.5 Advanced Topics in Health Studies II  3L/S
For a complete description, see HLTH 493*. PREREQUISITE    Fourth-year standing in BPHE, BPHEH, BSCH KINE or BAH MAJ or MED HLTH programs. Prerequisites will vary depending on the area of study.
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HLTH-497*/0.5 Special Topics in Health Studies I 3L/S
Intensive coverage of topics that are current and/or of special interest in the area of Health Studies. Offered periodically by visiting professors or members of faculty. Students should check with the School regarding availability of this course. PREREQUISITE    Fourth-year standing in BPHE, BPHEH, BSCH KINE or BAH MAJ or MED HLTH program. Prerequisites will vary depending on the area of study.
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HLTH-499*/0.5 Special Topics in Health Studies II  3L/S
For a complete description, see HLTH 497*. PREREQUISITES    Fourth-year standing in BPHE, BPHEH, BSCH KINE or BAH MAJ or MED HLTH programs. Prerequisites will vary depending on the area of study.
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HLTH-595/1.0 Honours Thesis in Health Studies
An independent study involving a research proposal and project on an approved topic in the area of health enhancement or disease prevention. The research proposal will be completed in the fall term and the research project in the winter term. Students must arrange for a full-time faculty advisor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. PREREQUISITE    Fourth-year standing in the BAH MAJ HLTH, BPHE, BPHEH or BSCH KINE program with a minimum 80 per cent concentration average; permission of the supervisor and Undergraduate Coordinator in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. HLTH 252* is strongly recommended. Limited spaces available; priority to Health Studies students.
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