Fall Term - Upper Year Health Cluster

Lead Instructor: Beth Richan - richanb@queensu.ca

In Summary:

Combining the compulsory third year Health Sciences courses with Bader College's characteristic small class sizes, one-to-one attention from instructors, and hands-on experiential learning, this opportunity adds global perspective to your studies. Health Sciences students have the chance to take their third-year fall term classes abroad at Queen’s University’s international campus at Herstmonceux Castle in the United Kingdom!

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  • This is more than just a term abroad in Europe. In addition to lectures and guest speakers, students studying at Bader College have the added benefits of experiential learning opportunities that take them out into the local area and beyond to see their studies in action.

  • You will engage in a community-based practicum with a local or international community health organization and connect with professionals and organizations from around the world!

Course Information:

Students take the following courses, plus one elective worth 3.0 credits:

REPD 372/3.0 - Reproduction & Development

Instructor: Valerie O'Leary

In REPD 372 students will obtain a general background on various aspects of human reproduction, ranging from male and female gamete development to pregnancy and birth. The course will serve as a gateway to more advanced courses in human reproduction and development. Students will apply concepts learned through modules to a simulated case study in which a human pregnancy will be followed from the pre-conception stages to parturition and the post-partum period. Evaluations will consist of quizzes, a written essay, a discussion forum and case study group assignments.

Prerequisite: Minimum 3rd year (level 3) standing, one of (ANAT100/3.0; ANAT101/3.0; [ANAT215/3.0 and ANAT216/3.0]; [ANAT315/3.0 and ANAT316/3.0]) and one of (PHGY210/6.0; PHGY214/6.0; [KNPE125/2.0 and KNPE225/3.0]; [PHGY215/3.0 and PHGY216/3.0]).

HSCI 383/3.0 - Advanced Research Methodologies

Instructor: Denise Stockley

Throughout HSCI 383, Advanced Research Methodologies, you will develop an understanding of the three primary types of research employed in health sciences: Experimental quantitative, observational quantitative, and qualitative.

For each approach, we will explore research procedures from developing a research question to interpreting results. By the end of the course, students will be able to develop an informed research proposal with a detailed description of planned methodology and analysis.

This course was previously BMED 383/3.0 - Advanced Research Methodologies.

IDIS 373/3.0 - Health Ethics, Law, and Policy

Instructor: Sam Belbin

IDIS373, Health Ethics, Law, and Policy, is an introduction to ethical, legal and regulatory requirements for people working in the health professions. Many of the decisions healthcare workers make have an ethical or legal dimension.  In some of these situations, knowing or doing the right thing can be unclear or difficult. In this course, students will learn how to recognize aspects of health care that raise ethical and legal questions and will develop approaches to creatively and effectively answering these questions.  Over twelve weeks, we cover ethical and legal issues encountered in most types of health care organizations, including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient facilities, dental clinics, nursing homes, home care organizations, and health care systems. The values, principles and laws we review are also applicable to diverse client and patient populations.

This course is designed to prepare students who are planning to apply to health professional programs and emphasizes learning-by-doing. In addition to introducing students to a wide range of ethical and legal issues in healthcare using a case-based approach, it also builds on the foundational skills in IDIS173 (previously BMED173).  Students will develop advanced abilities to charitably understand contentious issues from multiple angles, assemble evidence in order to develop a position, and to communicate complex ideas. Students will also become acquainted with some of the biases, mistakes and mental shortcuts people commonly take in their reasoning and how to avoid them.

Prerequisite: Minimum 3rd year (level 3) standing.

GLPH 493/3.0 - Global Health Practice

Instructor: Beth Richan

This course will strengthen students’ abilities to respond to a community’s health needs through a practical service-learning position with an approved local or international community health organization. Students will apply a reflective approach to community engagement in global health and consider the relationship between global health practice and critical concepts from relevant fields, including international development, postcolonial theory, service learning, and public health.

You can also choose an additional 3.0 course from our robust Fall offering to complement your degree plan and maximise your experience.

Learning Outcomes:

  • You will learn to identify the impact of your own social circumstances and the ways they effect your perspective on global health issues
  • Learn to become adaptive and considerate in your approach to global health practice through independent reflection and work with key figures in your placement
  • Develop your own “philosophy of practice” in global health, and learn to describe the values and approaches you’ll use to identify, understand, and respond to a community’s health needs
  • Learn how critical concepts of globalization, equity, and social and international development influence a community health organizations’ work partner universities.

Prerequisites and Exclusions:

Queen's Students: Minimum 1.6 GPA and good academic Standing. Level 3 standing by time of program starting and enrolment on the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree plan.

Non - Queen's Students: Make sure you meet the basic prerequisites for studying abroad at your home institution. Apply online and submit a Letter of Permission - an official document issued by your home institution allowing you to take courses for credit at Bader College for a specified semester/program, transferring the credits back to your home institution for the purpose of completing your university degree.

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Why take this course?

Thank you for the opportunity your class has provided for me. Currently, I volunteer by taking care of palliative clients. The more I move forward in those positions, the more I come to realize just how invaluable the lessons I learned at Bader College were.
In fact, in a couple of recent interviews I shared the "listening-to and understanding" caring approach and my thoughts on the philosophy of curiosity, which I was commended for.
I am not sure I will ever forget the experience, so I wanted to say thank you!

Student Testimonial: GLPH 493

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