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Health Sciences Honours

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 and one of the following 200-level HSCI courses: HSCI 211-3, HSCI 212-3, HSCI 214-3, or HSCI 216-3 with a minimum grade of C- in these courses.

Minimum Grades

A 3.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and a 3.0 upper division grade point average (GPA) is required for entry and must be maintained to graduate. Students must complete at least 120 units as specified below.

For a course to be accepted as fulfilling a lower or upper division requirement, or for a prerequisite to a required course, a minimum grade of C- is required.

Program Requirements

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

  • at least 60 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 3.0

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 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Distance Education
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D113 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D114 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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; and High school Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or CHEM 111 with a C- or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Distance Education
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Tu 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D113 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D114 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D115 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D116 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D117 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D118 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D119 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D120 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D121 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D122 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D123 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D124 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D125 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 Frank Lee
Nienke Van Houten
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

and one of

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

Anthropology asks fundamental questions about how people live and interact in different contexts. Engages with contemporary social life around the world, including the relations among people, ideas, and things. Provides analytical tools to help understand the role of culture and society in our lives. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
C300 Distance Education
SA 150 - Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)

Explores how sociologists study, describe, and explain social life. Introduces the sociological perspective and applies it to fundamental social process and everyday issues. As we consider phenomena ranging from interactions among individuals to societal and global inequalities, students critically examine social issues to build their understanding of the world. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C900 Suzanna Crage
Distance Education

and at least one additional HSCI 100 divsion 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. Prerequisite: Recommended: 30 units. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 201 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 203, 205, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Gamage Perera
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 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: 30 units including a research methods course such as SA 255, CRIM 220, POL 200, or equivalent. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 203 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 201, 205, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 Scott Pai
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
J100 Scott Pai
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
J101 Scott Pai
Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP09 TBD

and all 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.

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 Ralph Pantophlet
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Distance Education
D101 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

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.

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
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Distance Education
D101 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 Yekaterina Tairyan
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Distance Education
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 Kanna Hayashi
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 Nicole Berry
Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

and one of

STAT 302 - Analysis of Experimental and Observational Data (3)

The standard techniques of multiple regression analysis, analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance, and their role in observational and experimental studies. This course may not be used to satisfy the upper division requirements of the Statistics major or honours program. Prerequisite: One of STAT 201, STAT 203, STAT 205, STAT 270, or BUEC 232. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brad McNeney
TBD
D101 Brad McNeney
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
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. This course may not be used to satisfy the upper division requirements of the Statistics major or honours program. Prerequisite: One of STAT 201, STAT 203, STAT 205, STAT 270, or BUEC 232. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lloyd Elliott
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 TBD

and at least 12 additional upper division HSCI units

and 9 to 12 units for a research-based honours thesis, carried out under the direction of a faculty supervisor including both of

HSCI 490 - Research Proposal (3)

Research proposal for the honours thesis. Limited to honours students upon written agreement of the faculty supervisor.

HSCI 492 - Honours Research Thesis (3)

Independent honours research thesis. Limited to honours students upon written agreement of the faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: One of HSCI 491, HSCI 493, HSCI 494.

and one of

HSCI 491 - Independent Research (3)

Research for the honours thesis. Limited to honours students upon written agreement of the faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: HSCI 490. Students with credit for HSCI 493 or HSCI 494 may not take HSCI 491 for further credit.

HSCI 493 - Extended Independent Research (6)

Independent research for the honours thesis. Three courses, HSCI 490-3, HSCI 492-3, and either 491-3, HSCI 493-6, or HSCI 494-9, together form the coursework for the honours thesis. This 6-credit option is for students who will devote about half time to their research during the semester. Limited to honours students upon written agreement of the faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: HSCI 490-3. Cannot get credit for HSCI 491-3 or HSCI 494.9.

NOTE: SFU students enrolled in the Accelerated Master's 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: https://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/future/academicprograms/AcceleratedMasters.html.

* Recommended

Elective Courses

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

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.