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You will be interested in the Health Sciences major program if you want to understand issues affecting health and disease, environmental issues that affect communities and global health, or multi-level health policy making.

TOPICS

Chronic and Infectious Disease: Study the issues of infectious diseases and their impact on world health: toxicology, pathophysiology and epidemiology.

Environmental and Occupational Health: Study genetics and how environments affect health.

Global Health: Learn about health, illness and disease in human communities: health promotion, disease prevention, care systems and policy.

Health Care Systems: Understand issues affecting health and disease, and environmental issues that affect communities and global health.

Mental Health and Addictions: Study the biological and social causes and impacts of legal and illegal drugs: addictions, mental illness and social determinants of health.

Population and Public Health: Investigate the health, illness and disease of communities from a global perspective. Study current topics in drugs and society, sexuality, disease and alternative medicine.

Social and Health Policy Sciences: Learn about environmental issues that affect communities and global health, or multi-level health policy making.

Social Inequities and Health: Learn about the health, illness and disease of communities with a focus on how social inequality impacts humanity. Study current topics in drugs and society, sexuality, disease and alternative medicine.

Degree: Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts

Health Sciences is a major program. Topics studied in the course of your degree program are Chronic and Infectious Disease, Environmental and Occupational Health, Global Health, Health Care Systems, Mental Health and Addictions, Population and Public Health, Social and Health Policy Sciences, and Social Inequities and Health.

You can start this program at the Surrey campus. 

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