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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:

IDIS 280, Interprofessional Approaches in Healthcare aims to prepare learners with the knowledge and capabilities for working within complex interprofessional environments that are common in the healthcare sector.

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 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.

HSCI 383, Advanced Research Methodologies will develop the understanding of the three primary types of research employed in health sciences: experimental quantitative, observational quantitative, and qualitative. For each approach, research procedures will be explored.

BMED 483, Advanced Topics in Infectious Disease examines basic principles of infectious diseases. Selected infectious disease syndromes will be examined to explore unique host microbe interactions.

IDIS 480, Advanced Interprofessional Approaches in Healthcare presents philosophies and methodologies crucial for safe and excellent teamwork in healthcare. It aims to prepare students with additional knowledge and advanced capabilities to work within complex interprofessional environments.

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.

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.

GLPH 485, Global Application of Health Informatics, is designed to introduce students to the real-world application of electronic healthcare data. Students will learn about the history of data processing, the laws and regulations governing the use of healthcare data nationally and internationally, analysis techniques, and how health informatics systems can be used to drive and support health interventions.

An archived version of the Global and Population Health learning track can be found here:

Archived April 2022