Course List

The Fall 2017/Winter 2018 course timetable (.pdf)  is available (subject to changes).

Core Courses—Graduate Program in Health

The core courses are intended to ensure that students have a common basic understanding of the different aspects of health studies. (Note:  Not all of these courses are offered in every academic year.)

See Course Descriptions section on website for further course information.

  1. HLTH 5010 3.0 Health and Science
  2. HLTH 5020 3.0 Health and Economics
  3. HLTH 5030 3.0 Health and Politics
  4. HLTH 5040 3.0 Health, Law and Ethics
  5. HLTH 5050 3.0 Perspectives in Decision Making and Information Systems
  6. HLTH 5405 3.0 Research Methods Seminar (or CDIS 5110 3.0 Methodology)

Field Specific Course in Health Policy & Equity

All MA and PhD students take a minimum of two out of three of the following core Policy and Equity courses. These courses prepare students for their comprehensive examinations. (Note: Not all of these courses are offered in every academic year.)

See Course Descriptions section on website for further course information.

  1. HLTH 6210 3.0 Political Economy of Health Inequities (Download the course outline for Fall 2016 (.pdf)
  2. HLTH 6220 3.0 Human Rights and Health Equity (Download the course outline for Fall 2016 (.pdf) 
  3. HLTH 6230 3.0 Health Equity Analytic Orientations (Download the course outline for Fall 2016 (.pdf)

Electives offered by the Graduate Program in Health

Electives selection will be done in consultation with the student's advisor. This will ensure that students take electives that are most suitable to their academic needs. Masters students are required to complete one 3.0 credit course from among the field's electives. Under special circumstances, MA students may take one 3.0 credit course from other graduate programs to fulfill their elective requirement with the Program Director's approval. Direct-entry PhD students are required to complete four 3.0 credit electives: (1) two of the electives must be within their field’s offerings and, (2) two may be from other graduate programs to fulfill their elective requirement with the Program Director's approval. PhD students entering with a Masters are required to complete three 3.0 credit electives: (1) two of the electives must be from within their field's offerings and, (2) one must be from other graduate programs to fulfill their elective requirement with the Program Director's approval. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the program, PhD students may also take up to two 3.0 credit courses from other graduate programs to fulfill their elective requirements with the Program Director's approval.

See Course Descriptions section on website for further course information.

  1. HLTH 5430 3.0 Evaluation in Research
  2. HLTH 5440 3.0 Globalization, Pharmaceuticals & Health Equity (Download the course outline for Winter 2016
  3. HLTH 5450 3.0 Health Equity and Mental Health Policy (cross-listed to CDIS 5045 3.0; integrated with HLST 4140 3.0)
  4. HLTH 5455 3.0 Health Equity Human Resources – Working in Care
  5. HLTH 5465 3.0 Women and Health
  6. HLTH 5480 3.0 Public Health Policy: Canada and the Global Context
  7. HLTH 6290 3.0 Genetic and Public Policy, Ethics and Law
  8. HLTH 6300 3.0 Political Economy of Global Health

(Note: Not all of these courses are offered in every academic year.)

Electives offered by other graduate programs at York University

(Note: Not all of these courses are offered in every academic year.)

  1. ANTH 5130 3.0 Issues in Medical Anthropology
  2. CDIS 5025 3.0 History of Health Care Ethics from Ancient Times to the Present
  3. CDIS 5060 3.0 Disability in the Age of Information Technology
  4. CDIS 5065 3.0 Health Systems, Issues and Inequities in Comparative Perspective (Integrated with: HLST 4110 3.0)
  5. CDIS 6130 3.0 International Development in Disability and Human Rights
  6. CDIS 6140 3.0 Health and Disability
  7. COSC 6412 3.0 Data Mining
  8. DEMS 5082 3.0 Disaster and Emergency Management: Medical and Public Health Issues for Non-medical personnel
  9. ECON 5459 3.0 Health Economics
  10. HIMP 6130 3.0 Strategic Management of Hospitals
  11. HIMP 6150 3.0 Financial and Managerial Control Systems in Health Care Organizations
  12. ITEC 5010 3.0 IT and Organizational Strategy
  13. ITEC 5040 3.0 Systems Requirements Management
  14. KAHS 6030 3.0 Qualitative Research Methods
  15. NURS 5175 3.0 Sexual and Gender Diversity: Implications for Education, Policy and Practice in the Health Professions
  16. PHIL 6215 3.0 Theory and Practice in Bioethics: Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
  17. POLS 6175 3.0 Politics and Policies in Aging Societies
  18. POLS 6245 3.0 Global Politics of Health
  19. SOCI 6112 6.0 Quantitative Analysis
  20. SOCI 6121 3.0 Survey Design Practicum
  21. SOCI 6831 3.0 Health and Illness
  22. WMST 6221 3.0 Sexualities in International Development