Spring 2022 - HSCI 449 D100

Community and Health Service (3)

Class Number: 8074

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    BLU 9920, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    90 units including HSCI 312 with a minimum grade of C- and HSCI 319 or 327, with a minimum grade of C-. Students may be required to successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.



Multi-week service learning project with a community-based partner organization or school arranged each semester. Related class work addresses community partnerships, health promotion, reciprocity, local control, sustainability, participatory research, and skills. Students with credit for HSCI 349 may not complete this course for credit.


Through this course, students will explore concepts such as community engagement, health promotion & health equity, reflective practice and more. How do these concepts show up in practice? What is the role of partnerships in community work and health service? What does it mean to work alongside equity seeking groups? Through practical experience, the multi-service learning project will provide students with the opportunity to delve deeper into these questions and gain the skills essential to transition into working in this field.


Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

Explore, analyze and think critically about community based practice and health service work 
  • Work collaboratively in a team and apply course learnings into practice
  • Understand the role of partner involvement, design and implementation of proposals, interventions or research to address community and wider health inequities 
  • Practice applying community engagement techniques by supporting a community based project based in Metro Vancouver (remotely this year)


  • Weekly Journals 20%
  • Letter of Intent 10%
  • Community Projects 50%
  • Self/Peer Evaluation 20%

Registrar Notes:


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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.