HTHSCI 2RR3 - Introduction to the Social Determinants of Health

3 unit(s)

This course provides an introduction to a number of macrohealth issues including determinants of health and political, economic and social factors that influence the organization of health care systems. This course introduces the biological, behavioural, social, economic and environmental factors that determine the health of populations. Major components to the course include: assessing health and socioeconomic status, understanding the structure and organization of the Canadian health care system, public policy, and several factors that affect health; such as, gender, income, work, & social exclusion.
Lecture (one hour), online education (one hour), guided self-study (one hour); one term
Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of C- in NURSING 1G03, 1J02, HTHSCI 1H06 A/B, 1LL3 and a Pass in NURSING 1K02 A/B and registration in the B.Sc.N. Basic (A) Stream; or registration in the B.Sc.N. Accelerated (F) Stream; or registration in the B.Sc.N. Post Diploma R.P.N. (E) Stream; or registration in Level II of the Midwifery Program (B.H.Sc.); or permission of the instructor

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