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Global and Population Health

Global and Population Health


Courses that comprise this learning track will introduce fundamentals of global and population health in terms of terminology, factors that affect the health of a population, as well as appropriate ways to study in this field. Students will have the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of appropriate methodologies for studying population health, as well as will be able to explore specific populations with particular needs in greater depth.

This track requires students to take a total of 9 courses.

Coordinator: Dr. Jenn Carpenter

Required Courses

In addition to the following core BHSc courses:

  • GLPH 171 Social and Physical Determinants of Health and Disease
  • IDIS 173 History and Philosophy of Health and Healthcare
  • HSCI 270 Fundamentals of Health Research Methodology
  • GLPH 271 Global and Population Health
  • GLPH 471 Advanced Global and Population Health

Students must take four (4) (at least one must be a 400-level course) of:

GLPH 281 Racism and Health in Canada will allow the student to explore the effect that racism has had on the health of individuals and communities in Canada.

GLPH 385, Biohacking and Gerontechnology examines technologies that are in use/evolving in the aging support and anti-aging arsenal, including gerontechnology and anti-aging technologies.

GLPH 482 Foundations of Humanitarian Health Emergencies will develop skills and advance the application of knowledge to support those affected by humanitarian health emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. 

GLPH 487 One World, One Health: The Global Link Between Human, Animal, and Environmental Health introduces One Health as an integrated, multi-disciplinary field that can be used to improve health and well-being for all – as the intersection of human, animal and environmental health - locally and globally.

In GLPH 488 Global Oncology: Cancer Care, Policy, Research, and Education students will study several aspects of cancer policy, such as clinical trial designs, surrogate endpoints, appraisal of clinical benefit from cancer drugs, regulatory approval, cost and value of cancer drugs, financial toxicity, disparities in access to cancer treatments, conflicts of interest, real-world evidence and ethical issues in cancer research.

GLPH 493, Global Health Practice will strengthen students’ abilities to respond to a community’s health needs through a practical service learning position with an approved local or international community health organization.

Students who began their studies in the BHSc program prior to September 2022 may choose to complete the current requirements or either of the archived versions of the Global and Population Health learning track. Students who began their studies in the BHSc program prior to September 2023 may choose to complete the current requirements or the Archived July 2023 version of the track.

Archived July 2023

Archived April 2022