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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
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Health Studies

From the Program Director

A message from Colleen Dockstader, Director of Health Studies Program

Explore How Health Is Shaped

Build the skills you need to help solve health challenges – both locally and globally. Our students examine how understandings of health are shaped by culture, bringing together insights from the humanities, sciences and social sciences. In a stimulating yet academically rigorous environment, you will investigate competing claims about health and disease, engaging with systems put in place to deal with illness.

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The Major in Health Studies is specifically tailored to provide a rigorous academic core curriculum while maintaining a program to accommodate your interests,

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The core courses provide an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary Health Studies. You can build on these courses to design a program that reflects your interests.

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Many UC faculty and students responded to the public health crisis. See what they said.

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Learn more about our Health Perspectives Undergraduate Journal and editorial team. Be part of a larger audience and generate discussion within University College’s Health Studies program and broader University of Toronto community. Contribute to the discussion of current issues in public health, the social determinants of health, and beyond.


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