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.
You can choose from two programs of study – Specialist in Health Studies or Major in Health Studies. We tailor each stream within the program to accommodate your interests, while maintaining a rigorous academic core curriculum.
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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