Spring 2022 - HSCI 130 D100

Foundations of Health Science (4)

Class Number: 5755

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SSCB 9201, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

How health, illness and disease are defined and measured for individuals and populations. Research strategies used to identify how health, illness and disease are distributed across human populations and how environmental, socio-economic, demographic, biological, behavioural and political factors influence individual and population health. Breadth-Social Sci/Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

HSCI 130 will be taught remotely. There will be no in-person lectures or tutorials. Students will need to have access to a computer with a microphone, camera, and the internet to access all course materials, to record presentations, or talk to a TA or the instructor.

 

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: (1) describe the concepts of health, illness and disease from a range of perspectives; (2) understand the core terminology and strategies used to measure health, illness and disease in public and population health; (3) explain how a range of factors may act as potential health determinants (e.g. environmental, socio-economic, demographic, biological, behavioural and political factors) for individual and population health; and (4) critically reflect on ways which how specific health issues influence the definition, theoretical understanding and solutions to problems involving health, illness and disease.

Grading

  • Tutorial assignments 20%
  • In class exercises 15%
  • Quizzes 1 and 2 50%
  • Knowledge translation project 15%

REQUIREMENTS:

None

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Not applicable.

REQUIRED READING:

Johnson, S. The ghost map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World. New York: Riverhead Books, 2006.

All other articles are available online through Canvas or open access websites.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.