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Health Sciences | Faculty of Health Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2020

Health Sciences Minor

Admission Requirements

Students can apply for admission into the Health Sciences minor with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 and the following with a minimum grade of C:

  • HSCI 130
  • BISC 101 or HSCI 100
  • one of HSCI 211, HSCI 212, HSCI 214, HSCI 215, HSCI 216

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

Students complete a minimum total of 31 units, including

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
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D102 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D103 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D104 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D105 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3511, 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
F100 Germaine Tuyisenge
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
WMC 3533, Burnaby
F101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
F102 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
P100 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 9095, Burnaby
SWH 9095, 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 Kevin Lam
Norbert Haunerland
Edward Pokrishevsky
Megan Barker
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D102 Tu 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D106 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D107 We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D109 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D110 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D112 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D113 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D114 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
SSB 8169, 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 Nienke Van Houten
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9021, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby

and three 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
AQ 3182, Burnaby
E101 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
E102 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
E103 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
E104 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
E105 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
E106 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5009, 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 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 10401, 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 Nienke Van Houten
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 9920, Burnaby
D102 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D103 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 9920, Burnaby
D104 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D105 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 11660, Burnaby
D107 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D108 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D109 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D110 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D111 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.

and at least 15 upper division HSCI units, of which at least seven upper division units used toward the minor must have been completed in Simon Fraser University courses.