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Health Sciences | Faculty of Health Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Summer 2022

Health Sciences Honours

Bachelor of Science

This bachelor of science honours (BSc) program incorporates basic science courses (biology, chemistry, molecular biology and statistics) with HSCI courses about health and disease. Building on a solid base of basic biomedical and applied health science, students will receive advanced training in pharmacology, toxicology, pathophysiology and epidemiology, as well as molecular biology and genetics.

This program requires 120 units including at least 60 in the upper division.

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 3.0 and completion of HSCI 130-4 and one of the following 200-level HSCI courses: HSCI 204-3, HSCI 207-3, HSCI 210-3, HSCI 211-3, HSCI 212-3, HSCI 214-3, HSCI 216-3, or HSCI 230-3 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.

Honours Requirements

Entry into the program requires sponsorship by a mentor from among health sciences faculty and approval of the Undergraduate Studies Committee.

Students must meet all requirements specified below including at least 60 units in the upper division, composed of required and elective courses, prerequisites, and other electives to meet the University's writing, quantitative and breadth (WQB) requirements. Also required are nine to 15 course units for a research-based honours thesis carried out under the direction of a faculty supervisor, as follows:

HSCI 490 - Research Proposal (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
D200 TBD
D300 TBD
HSCI 491 - Independent Research (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
D200 TBD
or 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 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for HSCI 491 or HSCI 494 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
D200 TBD
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, with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
D200 TBD

or

HSCI 490 - Research Proposal (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
D200 TBD
D300 TBD
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, with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
D200 TBD
HSCI 494 - Independent Laboratory Research (9)

Independent laboratory-based 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 9-credit option is for students whose research requires close to full-time work in the laboratory during the semester. Limited to honours students upon written agreement of the faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: HSCI 490 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for HSCI 491 or HSCI 493 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD

Life Sciences Concentration Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all 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 Megan Barker
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D103 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D107 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D108 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D109 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
BISC 102 - General Biology (4)

Survey of the diversity of life, and its evolutionary history on earth. The student is introduced to the study of genetics, development, and evolution, giving an overview of how these processes interact to produce form and function. Also included are principles of behavior and ecological relationships of organisms to each other and their environment. 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 Ivona Mladenovic
Miranda Meents
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D105 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D106 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
BISC 202 - Genetics (3)

Principles and concepts of the transmission of genetic information. Prerequisite: BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Ivona Mladenovic
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D102 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D104 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D105 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
CHEM 121 - General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of C, or CHEM 109 or 111 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 120 or 125 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Cameron Forde
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D102 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D105 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D106 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D108 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D109 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D110 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D200 Garry Mund
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D201 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D202 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D203 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D204 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
LA04 We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA06 Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB04 We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB06 Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LC01 We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LE01 TBD
LE02 TBD
CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II (2)

Chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry should take CHEM 122 concurrently with CHEM 126. Prerequisite: CHEM 120 or 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 124 or CHEM 180 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hogan Yu
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D102 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D103 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D104 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D105 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D106 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D107 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
CHEM 281 - Organic Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Structure, bonding, physical and chemical properties of simple organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopy. Kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Students with credit for CHEM 280 or CHEM 285 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Patty Somers
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D102 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D104 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D105 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D106 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D107 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D108 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
LA04 We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA05 Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB04 We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB05 Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB07 Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LE01 TBD
CHEM 282 - Organic Chemistry II (2)

Polyfunctional organic compounds and complex organic reactions. Introduction to natural products. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 283 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 M Khaled Arafeh
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
D102 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
D103 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
D104 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
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 Kate Tairyan
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D102 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D103 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D104 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D105 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
HSCI 230 - Evaluating Epidemiological Research (3)

Prepares students at a foundational level to evaluate and critique conclusions drawn from epidemiological research. Students will also experience the value and limitations of epidemiology as a tool for researching health and disease in populations. Prerequisite: 30 units, including HSCI 130 with a minimum grade of C-, or permission of the instructor. Students with credit for HSCI 330 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Leslie Saunders
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
MATH 154 - Calculus I for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 157 may not take MATH 154 for further credit. Quantitative.

MATH 155 - Calculus II for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: the integral, partial derivatives, differential equations, linear systems, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. Prerequisite: MATH 150, 151 or 154, with a minimum grade of C-; or MATH 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 152 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ben Ashby
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
OPO1 TBD
MBB 222 - Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

The structure, function and synthesis of proteins, RNA and DNA and their interrelated biological functions within the cell. An introduction to molecular biology techniques and methods of protein purification and analysis. Prerequisite: or Corequisite CHEM 281.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Edgar Young
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D105 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
MBB 231 - Cellular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

A study of the molecular processes which underlie cell structure and function, integrating ultrastructural, physiological and biochemical approaches. Modern techniques used in the analysis of organelle and cell function are integral parts of the course. Prerequisite: MBB 222, BISC 101, CHEM 281 with grades of C- or better. Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 282 or CHEM 283.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ingrid Northwood
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D103 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D105 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D106 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
PHYS 101 - Physics for the Life Sciences I (3)

Force and motion, conservation of energy and momentum, fluids, properties of soft matter and thermal physics with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157; BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 120, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew DeBenedictis
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D104 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D105 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D106 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D107 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D108 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D109 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D110 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D111 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
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 Sonja Isberg
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
OL01 Distance Education
OP01 TBD

and one of

HSCI 204 - Perspectives on Human Health and the Environment (3)

An overview of environmental hazards and their impacts on human health. Methodological approaches to their detection, assessment, management, and mitigation. Prerequisite: HSCI 100 or BISC 101, HSCI 130, all with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for HSCI 304 may not take this course for further credit.

HSCI 210 - Special Topics in Health Sciences (3)

Selected topics in areas not currently offered within the undergraduate course offerings. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic.

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, all with a minimum grade of C-.

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, all with a minimum grade of C-.

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, all with a minimum grade of C-.

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, with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Pablo Nepomnaschy
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D102 Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D103 Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 9920, Burnaby
D104 Tu, Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D105 Tu, Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby

Life Sciences Concentration Upper Division Requirements

Students complete all of

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 with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
OL01 Lauren Currie
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
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 with a minimum grade of C-, 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.

HSCI 321 - Human Pathophysiology (3)

Molecular, cellular and systemic approach to examine topics in human pathophysiology. Prerequisite: MBB 231 with a minimum grade of C- or permission of the instructor.

HSCI 324 - Human Population Genetics and Evolution (3)

Human variation and human health in the context of population genetics, epidemiology, demography, and human evolution. Prerequisite: BISC 202 with a minimum grade of C-.

MBB 331 - Molecular Biology (4)

The study of DNA and RNA in relation to gene structure and expression: DNA replication and the regulation of gene expression in bacteria and higher organisms. Introduction to recombinant DNA and cloning theory; natural vector structures and recombinant vector construction. Prerequisite: MBB 231, and BISC 202, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sophie Sneddon
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D102 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D103 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D104 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D105 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3251, 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 BUS 232, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brad McNeney
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
OL01 Distance Education
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 BUS 232, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

and one of

HSCI 323 - Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology (3)

Biological, molecular and biochemical actions of drugs and toxicants. Genetic and environmental risk determinants. Understanding the broad spectrum of toxicological problems encountered in clinical practice, drug development and regulation, and medical research. Prerequisite: MBB 231, CHEM 282, both with a minimum grade of C-.

HSCI 326 - Introduction to the Immune System (3)

Introduction to the structure and function of the immune system and how this system protects against microbial infections. Innate immune responses, including the function of innate immune cells, receptors and complement. Adaptive immune responses, including the organization of lymphoid organs, development and function of T and B cells, and antibodies. Prerequisite: MBB 231 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for HSCI 426, MBB 426 or MBB 326 may not take this course for further credit.

HSCI 338 - Animal Virology (3)

Animal virology in the context of viral diseases in humans and animals. Animal viruses, their replication, virus-host interactions and viral diseases. Prerequisite: MBB 222 with a minimum grade of C- or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: BISC 303.

and one of

BISC 357 - Genetic Engineering (4)

Techniques in gene cloning and the evaluation of gene function are introduced in lectures and practiced in labs. Lab exercises include genomic DNA, RNA, and plasmid purification; PCR; various cloning techniques; and construction of novel genes. Students are introduced to additional techniques in lectures including gene editing, and genome sequencing. Prerequisite: BISC 202, MBB 222, and MBB 231, all with a grade of C- or better. Recommended: MBB 331. Students with credit for MBB 308 may not take this course for further credit.

MBB 308 - Molecular Biology Laboratory (3)

Modern molecular biological and recombinant nucleic acid methods will be covered. Examples are DNA and RNA isolation, plasmid preparation, restriction enzyme digestion, DNA cloning and polymerase chain reaction. Prerequisite: or corequisite: MBB 331 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for BISC 357 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephanie Vlachos
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8158, Burnaby
D102 We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8158, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8158, Burnaby
MBB 309W - Biochemistry Laboratory (4)

Contemporary techniques in biochemistry including protein purification, immunochemical methods, and lipid characterization. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C. Recommended: CHEM 215 and CHEM 286 precede MBB 309W. Writing.

and one of

HSCI 440 - Cell Pathophysiology Laboratory (4)

A review of pathophysiological mechanisms of disease with an emphasis on the molecular, cellular and genetic bases of pathology. Laboratory includes cell-biology experiments, histological preparations, and microscopic examination of normal and diseased tissues. Prerequisite: HSCI 321 and one of BISC 357, MBB 308, or MBB 309W, all with a minimum grade of C-.

HSCI 441 - Virology Laboratory (4)

Study, in a laboratory environment, of animal viruses as infectious agents that threaten human health as well as their use as biomedical tools. Includes cell culture methods, virus amplification, titration, purification, and identification, etc. Prerequisite: HSCI 338 and one of: BISC 303, BISC 357, MBB 308, or MBB 309, all with a minimum grade of C-.

HSCI 442 - Immunology Laboratory (4)

Laboratory methods in immunology. Focus on the vertebrate immune system and the molecular and cellular principles underlying immune recognition. Experimental methods designed to combine serology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and genetics as a basis for understanding immunological aspects of health and disease. Prerequisite: HSCI 326 or MBB 326, and one of BISC 303, BISC 357, MBB 308, or MBB 309W, all with a minimum grade of C-.

HSCI 494 - Independent Laboratory Research (9)

Independent laboratory-based 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 9-credit option is for students whose research requires close to full-time work in the laboratory during the semester. Limited to honours students upon written agreement of the faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: HSCI 490 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for HSCI 491 or HSCI 493 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD

and two of

HSCI 427 - Immune Responses in Health and Disease (3)

Defects in the immunologic responses to bacterial, viral and parasitic infections. The mechanisms of action of vaccines. The causes of immune-mediated diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivity reactions (including asthma and allergy) and organ transplant rejection. The reaction of the immune system to cancer and immunotherapy for cancer. Prerequisite: MBB 326 or HSCI 326, with a minimum grade of C, or permission of the instructor. Students with credit for MBB 427 may not take this course for credit.

HSCI 474 - Seminar in Neuropharmacology (3)

Mechanisms of drug action in the brain, including several classes of drugs and neurotransmitter systems that are involved in mental health disorders, drug addiction and neurodegeneration. Prerequisite: HSCI 323 and either HSCI 321 or MBB 331, all with a minimum grade of C-.

HSCI 475 - Seminar in Molecular Mechanisms of Epigenetics (3)

Discussion of novel and advanced topics in chemical covalent modifications of chromatin that influence gene regulation. Prerequisite: MBB 331 and HSCI 324, both with a minimum grade of C-, or permission of the instructor.

HSCI 476 - Seminar in Molecular Basis of Drug Action and Environmental Exposure (3)

Current topics in molecular biology-based research into pathologies of disease related to drug and environmental exposures. Focus on systems pharmacology and the molecular determinants of drug and toxicant action as they relate to gene expression and signal transduction. Prerequisite: HSCI 323 and MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C- or permission of the instructor.

HSCI 477 - Seminar in Vaccine Immunology (3)

Immunological concepts of vaccines and vaccinology including vaccination, correlates of immune protection, humoral and mucosal immunity, adjuvants, recombinant vaccine technology, 'designer' vaccines, and HIV/AIDS vaccine design as a paradigm for modern vaccinology. Prerequisite: HSCI 326 or MBB 326 or HSCI 338, with a minimum grade or C- or permission of the instructor.

HSCI 478 - Seminar in Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3)

Application of modern molecular methods to epidemiological questions. Globally-relevant and emerging infectious diseases will be highlighted. Prerequisite: HSCI 230 (or 330) and MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C- as prerequisites or corequisites. Students with credit for HSCI 432 in 2010 may not complete HSCI 478 for further credit.

HSCI 482 - Senior Seminar in Infectious Diseases (3)

An in-depth overview of newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in the context of disease prevention, surveillance and control. Prerequisite: HSCI 326 or MBB 326 or HSCI 338, with a minimum grade of C-.

Public Health and Data Concentration Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all 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 Megan Barker
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D103 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D107 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D108 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D109 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
BISC 102 - General Biology (4)

Survey of the diversity of life, and its evolutionary history on earth. The student is introduced to the study of genetics, development, and evolution, giving an overview of how these processes interact to produce form and function. Also included are principles of behavior and ecological relationships of organisms to each other and their environment. 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 Ivona Mladenovic
Miranda Meents
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D105 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D106 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
CMPT 120 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming I (3)

An elementary introduction to computing science and computer programming, suitable for students with little or no programming background. Students will learn fundamental concepts and terminology of computing science, acquire elementary skills for programming in a high-level language, e.g. Python. The students will be exposed to diverse fields within, and applications of computing science. Topics will include: pseudocode; data types and control structures; fundamental algorithms; recursion; reading and writing files; measuring performance of algorithms; debugging tools; basic terminal navigation using shell commands. Treatment is informal and programming is presented as a problem-solving tool. Prerequisite: BC Math 12 or equivalent is recommended. Students with credit for CMPT 102, 128, 130 or 166 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have taken CMPT 125, 129, 130 or 135 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Diana Cukierman
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D200 Matthew Amy
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
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 Kate Tairyan
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D102 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D103 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D104 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D105 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
HSCI 206 - The Economics of Health and Health Care (3)

Students will gain an introductory understanding of the theories and concepts that underpin economics and be able to demonstrate how these can be applied to provide insights for health policy, health care decision making and health technology assessment. Prerequisite: HSCI 130 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for HSCI 306 may not take this course for further credit.

HSCI 207 - 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: HSCI 130 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: STAT 201 or 203 or 205. Students with credit for HSCI 307 may not take this course for further credit.

HSCI 230 - Evaluating Epidemiological Research (3)

Prepares students at a foundational level to evaluate and critique conclusions drawn from epidemiological research. Students will also experience the value and limitations of epidemiology as a tool for researching health and disease in populations. Prerequisite: 30 units, including HSCI 130 with a minimum grade of C-, or permission of the instructor. Students with credit for HSCI 330 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Leslie Saunders
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby

and one of

MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.

MATH 154 - Calculus I for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 157 may not take MATH 154 for further credit. Quantitative.

MATH 157 - Calculus I for the Social Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in business or the social sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions and their application to business, economics, optimization and approximation methods; introduction to functions of several variables with emphasis on partial derivatives and extrema. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 154 may not take MATH 157 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephen Choi
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
OP01 TBD

and one of

ENGL 111W - Literary Classics in English (3)

Examines literary “classics”, variously defined, apprehending them both on their own terms and within larger critical conversations. May incorporate the comparative study of work in related artistic fields and engage relevant media trends. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 101W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 112W - Literature Now (3)

Introduces students to contemporary works of literature in English and/or contemporary approaches to interpreting literature. May focus on one or multiple genres. Includes attention to writing skills. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
ENGL 113W - Literature and Performance (3)

Introduces students to plays and performance works created and adapted for the stage, and/or the performative dimensions of other literary forms. May be organized historically, generically or thematically. The course may also explore the links between literary and performance theory. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 103W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 114W - Language and Purpose (3)

Introduces students to the relationships between writing and purpose, between the features of texts and their meaning and effects. May focus on one or more literary or non-literary genres, including (but not limited to) essays, oratory, autobiography, poetry, and journalism. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 104W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Betty Schellenberg
Alois Sieben
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D102 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D103 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D110 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D111 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D112 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
ENGL 115W - Literature and Culture (3)

An Introduction to the study of literature within the wider cultural field, with a focus on contemporary issues across genres and media. Students with credit for ENGL 105W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Diana Solomon
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D103 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D104 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D107 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D108 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D109 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D110 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D111 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D112 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
ENGL 199W - Writing to Persuade (3)

An introduction to reading and writing from a rhetorical perspective. The course treats reading and writing as activities that take place in particular circumstances and situations, in contrast to the traditional emphasis on decontextualized, formal features of texts. It prepares students for reading and writing challenges they are likely to encounter within and beyond the classroom. Prerequisite: 12 units. Students with credit for ENGL 199 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Alys Avalos Rivera
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D200 Daniel Dunford
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6125, Burnaby

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 Sonja Isberg
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
OL01 Distance Education
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 200W, 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
E100 Wei Lin
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
SWH 10041, Burnaby
OL01 Distance Education
OP01 TBD
STAT 205 - Introduction to Statistics (3)

The collection, description, analysis and summary of data, including the concepts of frequency distribution, parameter estimation and hypothesis testing. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: 30 units. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 205 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 201, 203, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

and at least two of

HSCI 204 - Perspectives on Human Health and the Environment (3)

An overview of environmental hazards and their impacts on human health. Methodological approaches to their detection, assessment, management, and mitigation. Prerequisite: HSCI 100 or BISC 101, HSCI 130, all with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for HSCI 304 may not take this course for further credit.

HSCI 210 - Special Topics in Health Sciences (3)

Selected topics in areas not currently offered within the undergraduate course offerings. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic.

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, all with a minimum grade of C-.

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, all with a minimum grade of C-.

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, all with a minimum grade of C-.

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, with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Pablo Nepomnaschy
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D102 Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D103 Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 9920, Burnaby
D104 Tu, Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D105 Tu, Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby

Public Health and Data Concentration Upper Division Requirements

Students complete all of

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 with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
OL01 Lauren Currie
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
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 with a minimum grade of C-, 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.

HSCI 341 - Fundamental Epidemiological Concepts and Approaches (3)

As a follow-up to HSCI 230, this course aims to build further literacy of fundamental epidemiological concepts and approaches, and skills to apply basic quantitative measures to describe and evaluate public health issues as well as communicate the magnitude and potential determinants of those issues. Prerequisite: HSCI 230, and STAT 201 or 203 or 205, all with a minimum grade of C-.

HSCI 410 - Exploratory Data Analysis (3)

Regression and data analysis techniques for health research. Practical approaches to linear and logistic regression, multivariable modelling, interaction, variable selection, confounding, and measures of association. Computer-based laboratory exercises using statistical software applied to health datasets. Prerequisite: STAT 302 or STAT 305, with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: HSCI 230.

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 BUS 232, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brad McNeney
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
OL01 Distance Education
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 BUS 232, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

and at least 24 additional upper division HSCI units

NOTE: SFU students accepted in the accelerated master’s within the Faculty of Health Sciences may apply a maximum of 10 graduate course units, taken while completing the bachelor's degree, towards the upper division electives of the bachelor’s program and the requirements of the master'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/gradstudies/apply/programs/accelerated-masters.html.

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.