2004-2005 Undergraduate Calendar

Community Health Sciences  
Chair John Hay Professor John Hay Associate Professors Anthony F. Bogaert, Brian Jeynes, Kelli-an G. Lawrance, Andréa Toepell, Terrance J. Wade, Hui Di Wang Assistant Professors Susan M. Arai, Brent E. Faught, Shelley F. Lothian, Deborah D. O'Leary, Ana L. Sanchez, Evangelia L. Tsiani Lecturer Angela Kochan Adjunct Professor John Cairney Undergraduate Adviser Fern Pham  
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Administrative Assistant Joanne Falovo 905-688-5550, extension 4228 Academic South 329 https://brocku.ca/communhealthsci/ The Department of Community Health Sciences offers four-year programs of study leading to a BA Honours in Child Health, Community Health, a BSc Honours in Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, as well as a BA 3 Year (Pass) degree program in Community Health. The BA Honours program in Child Health is designed for students wishing to pursue careers as an educator or health professional following post graduate study. The program provides students with a biological, psychological and sociological overview of the major determinants of health from birth through adolescence. The BA Honours and 3 Year (Pass) program in Community Health focusses on community health and wellness emphasizing health promotion, health assessment as well as program development and evaluation. Students are prepared for careers in public health and postgraduate study in a wide range of health related areas. The BSc Honours program in Health Sciences prepares students for careers in health professions with a bio-science perspective. This pre health professional degree program allows students to meet the requirements for post graduate degree programs in medicine and the allied health professions. The BSc Honours program in Biomedical Sciences focusses on the molecular basis of human health. It draws on the expertise of faculty of Community Health Sciences in the medical aspects of human health and of faculty in Biological Sciences in theory, methods, and applications of molecular biology. This program will prepare students for careers in biomedical research, teaching or professional programs in health sciences. Please consult the relevant entries for a listing of program requirements.  
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Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course  
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Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. CHSC 1F90 Introduction to Community Health Sciences Issues and controversies in the area of health. Aspects of health status, determinants of health and personal health. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PHED 2P41. CHSC 2F95 Human Anatomy Human anatomy using a systemic approach. Emphasis on the functional aspects of gross and histologic anatomy. Musculoskeletal anatomy using a regional approach. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: CHSC 1F90 and BIOL 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in CHSC (SPMA) 2P93 and 2P94. CHSC 2P09 Introduction to Human Physiology Molecular, cellular, tissue and organ physiology. Topics include cell structure and function, cell transport processes, nerve and muscle tissue, endocrine system, metabolism and reproductive physiology. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and NUSC students until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 4.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: BIOL 1F90. Note: this course provides foundation for students seeking Cardiac Rehabilitation Certification. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PHED 2P09. CHSC 2P15 Processes of Health and Wellness Holistic nature of health and wellness; environmental and government roles; management of alternatives to traditional medicine. Concepts and applications of biophysical and psycho-social dimensions of health and wellness over the lifespan. Traditional and alternative medical responses. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors. Note: CHSC 2P21 is recommended. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in CHSC 4P51. CHSC 2P21 The Health of Canadian Society Health status of Canadians and the history and structure of the health care system. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and NUSC majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in SPMA 2P21. CHSC 2P40 Gerontology: Approaches to Well-being Aspects of aging; issues relating to health, in terms of both lifestyle and health services. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in SPMA 2P40. CHSC 2P49 Health and Behaviour Topics include major theories, current issues and applications surrounding the study of health behaviour. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90. CHSC 2P50 Introduction to Human Sexuality Research methodology, theoretical and biological foundations. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and NUSC majors until date specified in BIRT guide. After that date open to WISE majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90. CHSC 2P51 Advanced Human Sexuality Topics include sexual attraction and love, sexual orientation, pornography and prostitution, sexual assault, sexual disorders, STDs and sex therapy. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 4.0 overall credits. Prerequisites: CHSC 1F90 and 2P50. CHSC 2P60 Medical History Rise of the medical professions through history. Development of the role of health care professionals in society and the formation of public policy. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HIST (single or combined) and HLSC majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90. CHSC 2P91 Nutrition Introduction to nutrition with emphasis on diet for health maintenance. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and NUSC majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in SPMA 2P91. CHSC 2P94 Functional Human Anatomy Clinical systems approach to explore the structures of the human body and their inter-relationships. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC, NUSC and RECL majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in CHSC 2F95, SPMA 2P92 and 2P94. *CHSC 2P97 Global Issues in Infectious Diseases (also offered as INTL 2P97) World changes and their influence on emergence and re-emergence of infectious organisms; antimicrobials and drug resistance, immunizations, immuno-compromised host, nosocomial, food and water safety, infectious etiology of cancer and other chronic diseases, infection and tourism, bioterrorism. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisites: CHSC 1F90 or INTL 1F90. CHSC 2Q07 Biostatistics I Principles and techniques for research. Issues concerning the construction, administration and evaluation of data collection as well as the processing and analysis of data. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors. Prerequisite: MATH 1P98 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PHED 2P08, 2Q07, RECL 2P07, SPMA 2P07, 2Q07 and TOUR 2P07. CHSC 3F20 Program Planning and Evaluation Theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to planning, implementing and evaluating health education, health behaviour change and health communication programs. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with a minimum of 9.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: CHSC 2Q07 (2P07). Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in SPMA 3F20. CHSC 3F97 International Health Field Course Theoretical and practical learning opportunity examining international health issues within a developing country, differences in health and disease patterns, health delivery, and access; cultural and environmental determinants of health. Restriction: permission of the Department. Prerequisite: CHSC 2P97, 3P97 or permission of the instructor. Note: students must be over 18 years of age and have a valid passport, visa, and immunizations as required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. CHSC 3P09 Introduction to Endocrinology Physiological functions of hormones and mechanisms of hormonal action. Abnormalities of hormonal control leading to disease. Topics include pituitary, thyroid, adrenocortical, pancreatic and gonadal hormones. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors. Prerequisite: CHSC 2P09. CHSC 3P19 Introduction to Pharmacology Drug absorption distribution, biotransformation, clearance and mechanisms of action. Nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine system, renal and respiratory drugs. Drug development and regulations. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and NUSC majors. Prerequisites: CHSC 2F95 and 2P09 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in NUSC 3P19. CHSC 3P21 Issues in Health Policy Effects of Canadian health law and policy on individuals and society from birth to death. Topics include health carereform, genetics, reproductive technologies, assisted suicide, legal status of the fetus, biotechnology, regulation of health care providers, confidentiality of information and ethics in health research. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors. Prerequisite: CHSC 2P21. #CHSC 3P23 Therapeutic Benefits of Humour (also offered as RECL 3P23) Functions and dynamics of superiority, arousal and incongruity humour theories. Contributions of humour to well-being, tension relief, personal efficacy and competency and social facilitation. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90, RECL 2P11 or permission of the instructor. #CHSC 3P26 Medical Sociology (also offered as SOCI 3P26) Social factors associated with psychiatric health, illness and impairments; health care delivery systems and the factors which influence their utilization. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in the BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90 or SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Note: students minoring in Sociology may register prior to date in BIRT guide. Contact the Department. #CHSC 3P27 Psychiatric Sociology (also offered as SOCI 3P27) Social factors associated with psychiatric illness; increased utilization of social science theory and research in the field of psychiatry. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in the BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90 or SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor. CHSC 3P30 Directed Readings Program of study not available among the regular course offerings, designed in consultation with the faculty member directing the course. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with a minimum of 9.0 overall credits, a minimum 75 percent major average and permission of the Department. Note: topics are to be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise. Forms available from the department. CHSC 3P33 Internship in Community Health Clinical/field experience within the many areas of Community Health. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with a minimum of 9.0 overall credits, a minimum 75 percent major average and permission the Department. Note: this is a limited enrolment course. Enrolment is dependent upon availability of faculty advisers. Internship forms can be obtained from the department. CHSC 3P37 Qualitative Research in Public Health Introduction to qualitative research approaches to exploring health and public health systems. Examination of different traditions of qualitative inquiry and approaches to qualitative research designs; the development of practical skills in data collection (e.g., interviewing, focus groups) and analysis of qualitative data. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC majors. Prerequisite: CHSC 2Q07 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PHED 3P18, 3Q17, PEKN 3P18, RECL 3P17, SPMA 3P17, 3Q17, TOUR 3P17 and CHSC 3Q17. CHSC 3P40 Introduction to Health Issues in the Workplace Exploration of current research, issues, opportunities and challenges in workplace health. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in the BIRT guide. Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90. CHSC 3P50 Health Promotion Strategies and approaches to health promotion; the relationship between theory and practice, historical development and future directions. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with a minimum 9.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: CHSC 2Q07 (2P07). CHSC 3P52 Ergonomics Science and practice to understand the abilities and limitations of humans and how that knowledge can be used to improve our interactions with objects, systems and environments. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in the BIRT guide. Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in CHSC 3V52. CHSC 3P59 Gender and Health Comparative analysis of men's and women's health. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum 9.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90. *CHSC 3P80 The Health of Children (also offered as CHYS 3P80) Biological, psychological and sociological determinants of health during childhood. A wellness perspective will be emphasized. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, CHYS BA/BEd, CHYS (single or combined) and HLSC majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: CHSC 1F90 or CHYS 2F10. CHSC 3P90 Cardiac Pathophysiology Introduction to basic cardiac physiology. Topics include heart structure and function, arterial dynamics and blood flow, risk factors associated with and mechanisms of various types of cardiovascular disease. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 9.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: CHSC 2F95. CHSC 3P91 Cardiac Rehabilitation Mechanisms of heart disease and principles of cardiac rehabilitation. Practical experience in cardiac rehabilitation programming is a component of the course. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum 9.0 overall credits. Note: students gain valuable practical experience which may be used towards accreditation as a Cardiac Rehab Specialist. Students must have CPR. CHSC 3P92 Electronic Curriculum Introduction to electronic curriculum and development of health education units in multimedia environments. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum 9.0 overall credits. Prerequisites: CHSC 1F90; COSC 1P95 or MATH 1P98. Co-requisite: CHSC 3P50. CHSC 3P93 Advanced Nutrition Basic nutrition principles and issues in clinical nutrition. Nutrition assessments, computerized dietary analysis, sport supplements and ergogenic aids, lifestyle nutrition and disease prevention. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum 9.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: CHSC 2P91. CHSC 3P96 The Development of Healthy Communities Social, economic and environmental factors and processes which influence community well-being. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: CHSC 1F90 and 3P50. CHSC 3P97 Fundamentals of Infectious Diseases Overview of medical microbiology. Etiology, prevention and control of infectious diseases in humans with emphasis on Canadian health. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and NUSC majors. Prerequisite: BIOL 1F90. CHSC 3Q07 Biostatistics II Advanced univariate statistics from conceptual and practical perspectives. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors. Prerequisites: CHSC 2Q07 (2P07) and MATH 1P98 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PEKN 3P08, PHED 3P08, 3Q07, RECL 3P07, SPMA 3P07, 3Q07 and TOUR 3P07. CHSC 3V50-3V99 Special Topics in Community Health Sciences Courses in specialized areas within health and wellness. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with a minimum of 9.0 overall credits. CHSC 4F90 Thesis Original research project culminating in a thesis carried out with a faculty adviser. Topics are to be chosen in consultation with faculty willing to supervise. Seminar, 1 hour per week in alternate weeks. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits, a minimum 80 percent major average and permission of the Department. Note: proposals must be submitted prior to May 30 and approved by a faculty member prior to registration. Forms available from the department. Required biweekly seminar will be scheduled by the department. CHSC 4P07 Secondary Data Analysis Utilization of large population surveys and census data emphasizing active (experiential) learning. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite: CHSC 3Q07. CHSC 4P19 Integrated Cardiovascular Pharmacology Pharmacologic basis for therapeutics and management of cardiovascular disease in humans and approaches used to study drugs and drug mechanisms on the cardiovascular system. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH, HLSC and NUSC majors. Prerequisites: CHSC 2F95, 2P09 and 3P19 or permission of the instructor. #CHSC 4P26 Advanced Seminar in Health (also offered as SOCI 4P26) Selected social policy issues in medical sociology, psychiatric sociology or related subdisciplines. Topics may include the politics of individualizing health problems, clinical sociology and related topics. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC and SOCI majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite: one of CHSC 3F20, 3P26, 3P27, SOCI 3P26, 3P27 or permission of the instructor. CHSC 4P30 Advanced Directed Readings Topic of study not available among the regular course offerings, designed in consultation with the faculty member directing the course. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits and a minimum 75 percent major average and permission of the Department. Note: forms available from the department. CHSC 4P37 Planning and Conducting Health Needs Assessments Health-related needs of individuals, organizations and communities. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC majors with admission to year 4 (honours) Prerequisite: CHSC 3P37 or permission of the instructor. Note: students work in small groups planning and conducting a needs assessment in conjunction with a community organization or initiative. CHSC 4P50 Research Methods in Epidemiology Epidemiological research methods and identification of risk factors. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits. CHSC 4P59 Sexual Health Education Development of educational curriculum or educational materials in human sexuality. Controversial issues and aspects in sexual health education. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisites: CHSC 2P50, 2P51 and 3P50. CHSC 4P60 History of Disease in Society Examination of issues around the perception, treatment and social effects of disease in Western society. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: CHSC 2P60. CHSC 4P80 Pediatric Exercise Science Roles of physical activity and exercise in the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of children with chronic illness. Major children's diseases will be discussed from a holistic perspective. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 13.5 overall credits. Prerequisites: CHSC 2P09 and 3P80. CHSC 4P92 Interactive Technologies in Health Promotion Design and development of web-based interactive multimedia approaches to health promotion. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with a minimum 13.5 overall credits and a minimum 75 percent major average. Prerequisites: CHSC 3F20, 3P50 and 3P92. CHSC 4P95 Principles of Pathology Principles and current knowledge in General Pathology; generic pathogenic mechanisms and commonly occurring examples of disease from selected organ systems. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisites: CHSC 2F95 and 2P09.  
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