SPPH Undergraduate Courses

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The School of Population and Public Health is pleased to offer the following undergraduate courses, which provide an introduction to some of the foundational principles, ideas, and skills, of population and public health.

In these courses, students:

  • can gain an understanding of patterns and causes of health and disease in different populations, as well as strategies to improve the health of populations, including prevention, treatment, and policy options.
  • will engage students in the broader social contexts of these subjects, in which questions of equity and ethics often rise to the forefront.
  • can gain insight into the healthcare system to pursue careers in clinical roles, such as medicine, nursing, and physiotherapy
  • will be prepared for further study in the area of population and public health, especially for those who wish to pursue careers that involve research in these areas

If you have questions about a specific course, please contact the instructor. For general questions about SPPH undergraduate course offerings, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Curriculum, Dr. Daniel Steel (daniel.steel@ubc.ca).

NOTE: Syllabi for all courses are updated as we receive them from the instructors. Please refer to past syllabi for content reference, but understand that room location and times (for example), may be subject to change. If you do not see a course syllabus here, please contact the course instructor directly for more information.

Not all courses listed here are offered every year. Please visit our online schedules (links provided below) to see which courses are currently being offered.

 

Winter 2019

SPPH300 Working in International Health Sections

This is a tutored, web based Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) course on planning/preparing for work in a developing country. Causes of ill health amongst populations living in poverty; analysis of available solutions. Health Science background not essential. Credit will be granted for only one of SPPH 300 or IHHS 300.

 

Winter 2019

SPPH301 Understanding the Sociocultural Determinants of the Health of Populations Sections

The Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) course covers the idea of "population health," and the implementation and evaluation of programs or policies to improve health. Open to all students. Credit will be granted for only one of SPPH 200 or IHHS 200.

 

Winter 2019

SPPH302 Topics in Health Informatics for Health/Life Sciences Students Sections

Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) course. Credit will be granted for only one of SPPH 302 or IHHS 302.

 

Winter 2019

SPPH381A Selected Topics - PUBLC HLTH ETHCS Sections

By seminar and directed readings, certain topics of current interest are explored in depth.

 

Winter 2019

SPPH381B Selected Topics - GENDER & HEALTH Sections

By seminar and directed readings, certain topics of current interest are explored in depth.

 

Winter 2019

SPPH381C Selected Topics - ENVIRNMTL HLTH Sections

By seminar and directed readings, certain topics of current interest are explored in depth.

 

Winter 2019

SPPH381D Selected Topics - CAN HLTH POLICY Sections

By seminar and directed readings, certain topics of current interest are explored in depth.

 

Winter 2019

SPPH410 Improving Public Health: An Interprofessional Approach to Designing and Implementing Effective Interventions Sections

This Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) course promotes collaborating interprofessionally. Each student team will identify and research a critical public health issue, and develop a detailed practical and effective intervention. Intended for students in health and human service programs. Credit will be granted for only one of SPPH 410 or IHHS 410.

 

Winter 2019

SPPH481C Special Topics in Population and Public Health - PRISON HEALTH Sections

Selected topics will vary. Multiple versions may be taken. This course takes an interprofessional approach and population/public health perspective in addressing current issues in healthcare and health-related fields.

Syllabus Prison Health (PH) aims to educate students from a variety of disciplines to respond to current health issues within the Canadian correctional system. Through readings, guest presentations and class discussions, students will learn about the complexities of prison health and will gain understanding and skills in order to apply interdisciplinary approaches to prison health care.
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