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Health Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Health Sciences Major

Bachelor of Arts

Admission Requirements

Internal Transfer

Internal transfer allows students to transfer, within Simon Fraser University, from one faculty to another. Students can apply for internal transfer into the Faculty of Health Sciences with a minimum CGPA of 2.5, and completion of HSCI 130-4 and one of the following 200-level HSCI courses: HSCI 211-3, HSCI 212-3, HSCI 214-3, HSCI 215-3, or HSCI 216-3 with a minimum grade of C- in these courses.

Minimum Grades

Students enrolling in HSCI courses must have a grade of C- or better in prerequisite courses and in the program's required courses.

Program Requirements

For the bachelor of arts (BA) Health Sciences program, students complete 120 units, which includes:

  • at least 45 upper division units
  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of

HSCI 130 - Foundations of Health Science (4)

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robert Hogg
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D102
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D103
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D104
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D105
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D106
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D107
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D108
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D109
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D110
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby

and one of

BISC 101 - General Biology (4)

An introduction to the biochemical and physiological mechanisms of living organisms. Topics covered include cell structure and function, DNA replication and the flow of genetic information, enzyme function, metabolism and physiology of microorganisms, plants, and animals. Prerequisite: High school biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Lam
Peter Hollmann
Zamir Punja
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Peter Hollmann
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D102 Peter Hollmann
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D103 Peter Hollmann
Tu 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D104 Peter Hollmann
Tu 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D105 Peter Hollmann
Tu 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D106 Peter Hollmann
Tu 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D107 Peter Hollmann
We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D108 Peter Hollmann
We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D109 Peter Hollmann
We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D110 Peter Hollmann
We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D111 Peter Hollmann
We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D112 Peter Hollmann
We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D113 Peter Hollmann
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D114 Peter Hollmann
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
D115 Peter Hollmann
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D116 Peter Hollmann
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
HSCI 100 - Human Biology (3)

An examination of the biological processes that underlie human health and well-being, with emphasis on the evolutionary and ecological influences affecting human populations. Students with credit for BISC 101 may not take HSCI 100 for further credit. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Edward Pokrishevsky
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
DFA 300, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D103
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D104
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D105
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D106
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D107
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D108
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D109
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D200 Shabnam Massah
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
D201
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2710, Surrey
D202
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2710, Surrey
D203
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2710, Surrey

and one of

SA 101 - Introduction to Anthropology (A) (4)

An introduction to the study of human social and cultural life from an anthropological perspective. The course will explore the scope and nature of the discipline of anthropology through study of selected cases drawn from both technologically simple communities and complex modern industrial societies. Students with credit for SA 170 may not take SA 101 for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences. Equivalent Courses: SA170. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bascom Guffin
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D103
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D104
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D105
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D106
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D900 Bascom Guffin
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 5240, Surrey
D901
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D902
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5320, Surrey
D903
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2990, Surrey
D904
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 2990, Surrey
SA 150 - Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)

The study of basic concerns of sociology, such as social order, social change, social conflict and social inequality. Breadth-Social Sciences. Equivalent Courses: PSA.101. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Kyle Willmott
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D102
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D103
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D104
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D105
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D106
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D107
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D108
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D109
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D110
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D111
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D112
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D113
We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D114
We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D115
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D116
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D117
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D118
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D900 Kyle Willmott
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D901
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3010, Surrey
D902
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D903
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3010, Surrey
D904
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3260, Surrey
D905
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3010, Surrey
D906
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3260, Surrey

and at least one additional HSCI 100 division course

and one of

STAT 201 - Statistics for the Life Sciences (3)

Research methodology and associated statistical analysis techniques for students with training in the life sciences. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 201 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 203, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D900 Jack Davis
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey
SUR 2600, Surrey
OP09
TBD
STAT 203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)

Descriptive and inferential statistics aimed at students in the social sciences. Scales of measurement. Descriptive statistics. Measures of association. Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals. Students in Sociology and Anthropology are expected to take SA 255 before this course. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: a research methods course such as SA 255, CRIM 220, POL 213 or equivalent is recommended prior to taking STAT 203. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 203 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 201, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
OP01
TBD

and at least four of

HSCI 211 - Perspectives on Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Metabolic Diseases (3)

An interdisciplinary overview of the major non-communicable diseases - cancers, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases - from a public health perspective. Review of biological mechanisms, risk factors, historical and cultural contexts, and global distribution. Prerequisite: HSCI 100 or BISC 101, HSCI 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Scott Lear
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
DFA 300, Burnaby
E101
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
E102
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
E103
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
E104
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
E105
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
E106
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
E107
We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
E108
We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
E109
We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
E110
We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
E111
Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
E112
Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
HSCI 212 - Perspectives on Infectious and Immunological Diseases (3)

An integrated survey of infectious diseases and their social and economic causes and consequences. Infectious agents, including bacteria, protozoa, fungi and viruses -- how they spread, how they work, and how they can be stopped. Surveillance, prevention, and management of infectious diseases and epidemics. Prerequisite: HSCI 100 or BISC 101, HSCI 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ian Tietjen
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D102
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D103
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D104
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D105
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D106
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D107
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D108
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D109
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D110
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D111
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D112
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
HSCI 214 - Perspectives on Mental Health and Illness (3)

An interdisciplinary overview of mental health and mental illness among populations. A review of the distribution and risk factors of mental illnesses as well as the historical and cultural context of their development. Prerequisite: HSCI 100 or BISC 101, HSCI 130.

HSCI 215 - Perspectives on Disability and Injury (3)

An interdisciplinary overview of injury and disability. Review of global distribution and risk factors. Examination of disability and injury across multiple levels of analysis. Prerequisite: HSCI 100 or BISC 101, HSCI 130.

HSCI 216 - Ecological Determinants of Human Growth, Development and Health (3)

Effects that social and ecological factors have on human growth, development and health. Challenges such as epidemics, natural catastrophes, industrialization, globalization, migration, poverty, war, global warming, etc, leading to evolution and adaptations. Relationships between socio-ecological challenges, their health consequences and related gene-population variations and effects on growth, development, sexual maturation, reproductive investment, and senescence and health. Prerequisite: HSCI 100 or BISC 101.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete all of

HSCI 304 - Perspectives on Human Health and the Environment (3)

Environmental risks and their impacts on human health. Chemical and biological hazards. Methodological approaches to their detection, assessment, management, and mitigation. Prerequisite: Two HSCI 200-level courses, one of which may be taken concurrently.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ryan Allen
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
HSCI 305 - The Canadian Health System (3)

A comparative analysis of the Canadian health care financing and delivery systems and policies. History, organizational principles, health care resources, costs, access to care, quality, and equity. Societal and political issues, threats and values that affect Canada's health care system and others around the world. Prerequisite: 60 units, including nine HSCI units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Calvert
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
HSCI 307 - Research Methods in Health Sciences (3)

Principles and applications in health sciences research methodology. Quantitative and qualitative methods. Research process and design. Appropriate approaches for diverse research questions. Research ethics, sources of data, sampling, measurement, data collection, initial data analysis techniques. Prerequisite: two HSCI 200 division courses, one of which may be taken concurrently.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Denise Zabkiewicz
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D101
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 9920, Burnaby
D102
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D103
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D104
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D105
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D106
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
HSCI 312 - Health Promotion: Individuals and Communities (3)

Theoretical frameworks and their applications in health promotion and disease prevention. The development, implementation, and evaluation of programs aimed at individuals and communities in Canada and globally. Prerequisite: 60 units, including either HSCI 130 or BPK 140. Students with credit for HSCI 401 prior to fall 2010 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kate Tairyan
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
HSCI 330 - Exploratory Strategies in Epidemiology (3)

The concepts and measurements of human population dynamics in epidemiological inference. Identification of causes and prevalence of disease. Demographic and molecular methodology to assess the determinants of health and disease. Prerequisite: nine HSCI units including one HSCI 200 division course and either STAT 302 or 305 which may be taken concurrently.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Scott Venners
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
HSCI 340 - Social Determinants of Health (3)

Social determinants of health and health inequities. Explores how and why the social advantages and disadvantages that people experience - based on their social position(s) and social circumstances - determine their health status and overall well-being. Prerequisite: 60 units and two HSCI 200-level courses, one of which may be taken concurrently.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Maya Gislason
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
STAT 305 - Introduction to Biostatistical Methods for Health Sciences (3)

Intermediate statistical techniques for the health sciences. Review of introductory concepts in statistics and probability including hypothesis testing, estimation and confidence intervals for means and proportions. Contingency tables and the analysis of multiple 2x2 tables. Correlation and regression. Multiple regression and model selection. Logistic regression and odds ratios. Basic concepts in survival analysis. Prerequisite: Any STAT course (except STAT 100), or BUEC 232, or ARCH 376. Statistics major and honors students may not use this course to satisfy the required number of elective units of upper division statistics. However, they may include the course to satisfy the total number of required units of upper division credit. Quantitative.

and one of

HSCI 319W - Applied Health Ethics (3)

Practical ethical and legal issues in health sciences, emphasizing population and public health. Case studies approach highlighting current ethical dilemmas and decision-making in the context of global to local legal frameworks. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine HSCI units, one of which must be a 200 division course. HSCI 319 is identical to PHIL 319 and students cannot receive credit for both courses. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Diego Silva
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D102
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D103
Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D104
Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D105
Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
HSCI 327 - Global Health Ethics (3)

Ethical issues related to public health as they are located in and influenced by a global context. Consideration of several ethical approaches including utilitarianism, deontic ethics, and the capabilities approach, as well as theories of justice. Application of approaches to topics ranging from global markets in human organs to international migration of health workers and pharmaceutical testing in the Developing World. Prerequisite: 60 units and one of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, or 221; or HSCI 319W. Students who have taken HSCI 320 or PHIL 327 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jeremy Snyder
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 9011, Burnaby

and at least 12 additional upper division HSCI units.

NOTE: Students admitted concurrently to a bachelor's degree program and a master's degree program within the Faculty of Health Sciences may apply a maximum of 10 graduate course units, taken while completing the bachelor's degree, towards the requirements of the master's degree and the requirements of the bachelor's degree. These graduate courses must be passed with a grade of B (3.0) or better in order to be used towards the requirements of the master's degree. For more information go to: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/future/academicprograms/ConcurrentAdmission.html

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.