Spring 2022 - HSCI 449 D200

Community and Health Service (3)

Class Number: 8291

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 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.


In this course, students will work directly with community-based partner organizations to contribute to solutions towards some of the most pressing issues impacting the health care landscape: Toxic Drug Crisis, Climate Change, Systemic Racism etc. Through practical experience, students will explore the realities and experiences underpinning the health care system’s pursuit of equity, diversity, inclusion and justice, gain valuable insight into working within complex, multi-stakeholder environments and begin shaping their professional identities as agents of social change.

Grading will be based on the following components. Percentage breakdowns will be provided later.

  • Class attendance and participation
  • Bi-weekly Journal Reflections
  • Community Project and Presentation
  • Self/Peer Evaluations


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

  • Explore, analyze and think critically about community based practice and health service work 
  • Work in a collaborative multi-stakeholder environment
  • Understand the role of partner involvement, design and implementation of proposals, interventions or research to address social and health inequities 
  • Develop and participate in strategic professional networks and communities of practice for effective health equity practice

Registrar Notes:


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 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.