2020-2021 Undergraduate Calendar

Public Health  
This program is offered through the Department of Health Sciences Chair Paul Leblanc (as of July 1, 2020) Deborah O'Leary (until June 30, 2020) Undergraduate Program Co-ordinator Maryann Polce-Gordon Experiential Education Co-ordinator Janet Westbury Director, Co-op, Career and Experiential Education Cara Krezek  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Mary Montgomery 905-688-5550, extension 4228 Academic South 329 brocku.ca/hlsc The Honours Bachelor of Public Health focuses on individual, community and population health and wellness emphasizing health promotion, health administration, health policy, and health programming and evaluation. Students are prepared for careers in a broad range of community and public health fields, where they may work to prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes; empower community members to achieve healthier, safer lifestyles; advocate and act to improve disadvantaged citizens' access to safe housing, nutritious food, mental health services, and proper healthcare; and intervene to reduce substance misuse, self-harm, and social, sexual and school violence. Students are also positioned to pursue postgraduate study in health-related disciplines.  
Co-op Program Go to top of document
The Public Health Co-op program is a limited enrolment program. Exposure to courses in public health provides the necessary academic background for the work experience. Students awarded more than 5.0 transfer credits normally are not considered for the Public Health Co-op option. The Public Health Co-op program combines academic and work terms after the second year of full-time studies. Students spend two years in an academic setting prior to taking the first work placement. In addition to the current fees for courses in academic study terms, Co-op students are assessed an annual administrative fee (see Schedule of Fees). Eligibility to continue is based on the student's major average and non-major average. A student with a minimum 75 percent major average and a minimum 65 percent non-major average will be permitted to continue. A student who does not meet a minimum 75 percent major average and minimum 65 percent non-major average will not be permitted to continue in the Public Health Co-op program. Re-admission to the Public Health Co-op program requires a minimum 75 percent major average, 65 percent non-major average, permission of the Co-op Admissions Committee and the Department of Health Sciences. All students in the Co-operative Education program are required to read, sign and adhere to the terms of the Student Regulations Waiver and Co-op Student Manuals (brocku.ca/co-op/current-students/co-op-student-manuals) as articulated by the Co-op Programs Office. In addition, eligibility to continue in the co-op option is based on the student's major average and non-major average, and the ability to demonstrate the motivation and potential to pursue a professional career. Each four-month co-operative education work term must be registered. Once students are registered in a co-op work term, they are expected to fulfill their commitment. If the placement accepted is for more than one four-month work term, students are committed to complete all terms. Students may not withdraw from or terminate a work term without permission from the Director, Co-op Program Office. The Public Health Co-op program designation will be awarded to those students who have honours standing and who have successfully completed a minimum of twelve months of Co-op work experience.  
Programs Plus Go to top of document
Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) and Master of Public Health (MPH) Program. This is a Programs Plus degrees package in public health with a limited enrolment of 10 students per year. Students are granted direct entry to both a 4-year BPH (co-op or non co-op) and a 1-year MPH (delivered completely online) allowing for the completion of two degrees within 5 years. Students may choose to default on the MPH following the completion of the BPH degree to accommodate for changes to their career and/or academic aspirations. Students in this program must adhere to the existing BPH co-op or non co-op criteria to remain in the stream of their choice (see program notes). Continued admissibility into the MPH requires a minimum overall average of 80 percent in the final two years of the BPH degree (see https://brocku.ca/mph).  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  To proceed to year 2 in the Bachelor of Public Health, students must achieve a minimum 65 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent non-major average, with a minimum grade of 60 percent in HLSC 1F90 and one of MATH 1F92, or 1P98, 1P99. To continue in the program after second year, students must achieve and maintain a minimum 70 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent non-major average or program removal may occur.  
2.  To proceed to year 2 in the Bachelor of Public Health Co-op option, students must achieve a minimum 75 percent major average and a minimum 65 percent non-major average, with a minimum grade of 60 percent in HLSC 1F90 and one of MATH 1F92, 1P98, 1P99. To continue in the program after second year, students must achieve and maintain a minimum 75 percent major average and a minimum 65 percent non-major average or program removal may occur.  
3.  At least one credit each year must be taken outside the Department of Health Sciences. Suggested electives include COMM 1P96, 1P97, GEOG 1F90, CANA 1F92, PSYC 1F90, SOCI 1F90, WGST 1F90.  
4.  BIOL 1F25, 1P27, 1P28, 1P91 or 1P92 are recommended.  
5. 

In the 20 credit degree program a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 20 credits may be taken.

 
Honours Program (only) Go to top of document
Year 1
- HLSC 1F90
- one credit from MATH 1F92, MATH 1P98 and one-half elective credit, MATH 1P99 and one-half elective credit
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit (see program note 4 )
- one elective credit (see program notes 1 and 3)
Year 2
- HLSC 2P07, 2P21, 2P27, 2P49 and 2P98
- one credit from HLSC 2P00, 2P02, 2P09, 2P40, 2P50, 2P60, 2P65, 2P90, 2P91, 2P95, 2P96
- one and one-half elective credits (see program notes 1, 3 and 5)
Year 3
- HLSC 3P07, 3P21, 3P37, 3Q20 and 3Q21
- one credit from HLSC 3P25, 3P26, 3P50, 3P52, 3P68, 3P80, 3Q90, 3Q97, PSYC 3P18, 3P19, 3P51, 3P72
- one and one-half elective credits (see program notes 1, 3 and 5)
Year 4
- One credit from HLSC 3P92, 3P94, 4P03, 4P04
- HLSC 4P40, 4P50 and 4P59
- two elective credits (see program notes 3 and 5)
- one-half elective credit numbered 3 (alpha)90 or above
 
Co-op Program Go to top of document
Students admitted to the Co-op program must follow the program schedule as listed below. Failure to adhere to the schedule may result in removal from the Public Health Co-op program. Year 1
- HLSC 1F90
- one credit from MATH 1F92, MATH 1P98 and one-half elective credit, MATH 1P99 and one-half elective credit
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit (see program note 4)
- one elective credit (see program notes 2 and 3)
Year 2
- HLSC 0N90, 2P07, 2P21, 2P27, 2P49 and 2P98
- one credit from HLSC 2P00, 2P02, 2P09, 2P40, 2P50, 2P60, 2P65, 2P90, 2P91, 2P95, 2P96
- one and one-half elective credits (see program notes 2, 3 and 5)
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- HLSC 0N01 and 2C01
Year 3
- HLSC 3P07, 3P21, 3P37, 3Q20 and 3Q21
- one credit from HLSC 3P25, 3P26, 3P50, 3P52, 3P68, 3P80, 3Q90, 3Q97, PSYC 3P18, 3P19, 3P51, 3P72
- one and one-half elective credit (see program notes 2, 3 and 5)
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- HLSC 0N02 and 2C02
Year 4
- One credit from HLSC 3P92, 3P94, 4P03, 4P04
- HLSC 4P40, 4P50 and 4P59
- two elective credits (see program notes 3 and 5)
- one-half elective credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- HLSC 0N03 and 2C03
 
Minor Program Go to top of document
Minor in Gerontology Go to top of document
Consult the Health Sciences entry for a listing of program requirements.  
Description of Courses Go to top of document
See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.  
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