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Minor in Impact of Infectious Disease on Individuals and Society


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From the HIV/AIDS epidemic to the coronavirus pandemic, infectious disease outbreaks have highlighted the need for an integrated response that considers both the health and social impacts of these crises. The interdisciplinary minor in the Impact of Infectious Disease on Individuals and Society focuses on understanding challenges and issues that arise from the spread of infectious diseases. The program is built around three interconnected themes: (1) Diseases, pandemics, and public health (2) Social and economic impacts of infectious disease and (3) Community involvement and policy development. The core course for the minor will introduce these themes and introduce the concepts of infection and disease in a manner accessible to students from various disciplines. A large selection of courses is available for inclusion in the minor to allow students the flexibility to tailor the minor to complement their major.

The primary responsibility for the governance of the Minor is held by the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences. Responsibility for advising each student rests with the student’s home Faculty. For more information on the minor contact Dr. Lesley MacNeil, macneil@mcmaster.ca.

Notes:


  1. Students should note that not all courses listed are available each year. Furthermore, it is the student’s responsibility to check carefully for prerequisites, co-requisites, and enrolment restrictions. Some courses are restricted to students within a specific major.
  2. Students are strongly encouraged to seek guidance from their academic advisor to ensure they meet all enrolment requirements, including Faculty-specific requirements for double counting courses required for a student’s major.
  3. All courses have enrolment capacities. Enrollment cannot be guaranteed in courses for minors even when prerequisites have been met.
  4. No more than 6 units may be counted towards both the Minor in Global Nexus and the Concurrent Certificate in Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology

Requirements


24 units total (of which no more than 6 units may be from Level 1 courses), 9 units must be outside of the student’s faculty

3 units


  • Thematic Course List: Theme 1

3 units


  • Thematic Course List: Theme 2

3 units


  • Thematic Course List: Theme 3

6 units


  • Thematic Course Lists 1, 2, 3

Thematic Course Lists


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