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HPS501 SOC & BEHAVIOURAL FOUNDATIONS Course Page
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HPS502A Conducting Research in Health Promotion Course Page

Description: A critical review of research methods and intervention strategies in health promotion. A broad range of research, review, and evaluation strategies will be presented including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Emphasis is on developing a critical understanding of the application of different research strategies to answer specific health promotion questions. Students will be expected to develop and present their thesis proposal or significant research project within this course. Pre or corequisite: SPH 501 or consent of Instructor.

HPS502B Conducting Research in Health Promotion Course Page

Description: A critical review of research methods and intervention strategies in health promotion. A broad range of research, review, and evaluation strategies will be presented including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Emphasis is on developing a critical understanding of the application of different research strategies to answer specific health promotion questions. Students will be expected to develop and present their thesis proposal or significant research project within this course. Pre or corequisite: SPH 501 or consent of Instructor.

HPS503 Introduction to Health Promotion Research Course Page

Description: Foundations of basic and applied research in health promotion. Consideration is given to a broad range of research strategies including qualitative and quantitative methods. Emphasis is on a critical understanding of why, when, and how to apply different research strategies to answer specific health promotion questions. Pre or corequisite: SPH 501. Students with insufficient background in undergraduate statistics will be required to complete a qualifying course in this area.

HPS504 Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation Course Page

Description: This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, facts and theories which relate to health program planning and program evaluation. Emphasis is on understanding the interface between and among planning principles, evaluation processes and organizational structures. The course also stresses the importance of analytical and communication skills as they apply to these processes. Prerequisites: HPS 501 and 503. Not to be taken by students with credit in INT D 504. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

HPS505 Strategies in Health Promotion Practice Course Page

Description: An analysis of the principles of intervention at individual, community, organization and policy development levels. An overview of the strategies used in the practice of health promotion/evaluation and their application in a variety of health promotion settings (e.g., schools, the workplace, community and health centres). Prerequisite: SPH 501. May contain alternate delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar

HPS506 Special Seminars Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department. Content varies from year to year. Topics are announced prior to registration period. The student's transcript will carry a title descriptive of the content. May be repeated. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

HPS507 PUBLIC POLICY & HEALTH PROM Course Page
No description available for this course.
HPS508 Psychosocial Perspectives on Health Course Page

Description: A critical, interdisciplinary review of psychosocial health. Theoretical and methodological implications from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are considered. Prerequisite: SPH 501 or consent of Instructor. May contain alternate delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

HPS509 INDEPENDENT STUDIES/RESEARCH Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: Departmental approval of plan of study. May be repeated. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

HPS510 Health Promotion with Communities Course Page

Description: In this course, learners focus on people taking collective action to influence change. Comprehensive strategies for promoting health are examined and analyzed by example, framed by "empowerment" education, creating supportive environments, strengthening community action and advocating for healthy policies. Learners explore questions and challenges in applying health promotion principles, concepts and theories to practice at the community level. The value of democratic approaches to decision-making is an underlying premise for this course. Note: Pre or corequisite: SPH 501. Credit will be granted for only one of HPS 510 or NURS 531. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

HPS512A Health Promotion Practicum Course Page

Description: This course provides an opportunity for the student to work as part of an interdisciplinary team on a particular component of a health promotion project in the community. Normally, students will possess an academic background enabling them to assume responsibilities for planning and implementing interdisciplinary health promotion activities. Postgraduate Diploma prerequisites: SPH 501, HPS 510 and an approved program planning/ evaluation course. Note: *3 required for Postgraduate Diploma. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

HPS512B Health Promotion Practicum Course Page

Description: This course provides an opportunity for the student to work as part of an interdisciplinary team on a particular component of a health promotion project in the community. Normally, students will possess an academic background enabling them to assume responsibilities for planning and implementing interdisciplinary health promotion activities. Postgraduate Diploma prerequisites: SPH 501, HPS 510 and an approved program planning/ evaluation course. Note: *3 required for Postgraduate Diploma. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

HPS513 PRACTICUM & CAPPING EXERCISE Course Page

Description: Designed to provide students with a full-time, four-month experience in the community as part of an interdisciplinary team. The capping exercise portion will require students to complete a project where they demonstrate their ability to integrate health promotion concepts, principles and theories, and apply their critical thinking skills. A conference style presentation and discussion of that project is required. Normally students will be expected to complete all their course requirements prior to enrolling in HPS 513. Open to students in the MPH in health promotion only. May contain alternative delivery sections: refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

HPS513A PRACTICUM & CAPPING EXERCISE Course Page

Description: Designed to provide students with a full-time, four-month experience in the community as part of an interdisciplinary team. The capping exercise portion will require students to complete a project where they demonstrate their ability to integrate health promotion concepts, principles and theories, and apply their critical thinking skills. A conference style presentation and discussion of that project is required. Normally students will be expected to complete all their course requirements prior to enrolling in HPS 513. Open to students in the MPH in health promotion only. May contain alternative delivery sections: refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

HPS513B PRACTICUM & CAPPING EXERCISE Course Page

Description: Designed to provide students with a full-time, four-month experience in the community as part of an interdisciplinary team. The capping exercise portion will require students to complete a project where they demonstrate their ability to integrate health promotion concepts, principles and theories, and apply their critical thinking skills. A conference style presentation and discussion of that project is required. Normally students will be expected to complete all their course requirements prior to enrolling in HPS 513. Open to students in the MPH in health promotion only. May contain alternative delivery sections: refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

HPS516 Risk Communication Course Page

Description: Advanced principles, concepts, processes and strategies for the communication of risks to human health posed by potentially hazardous agents or situations. Topics include communication and risk communication theory, the risk communication process, and the role of risk communication as part of an integrated risk management strategy, as well as an in depth examination of empirical research methods and specific risk communication issues.

HPS602 Theory and Practice of Health Promotion Interventions Course Page

Description: A critical examination of intervention strategies, implementation, and research evidence in health promotion practice. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

HPS603 Qualitative and Community-Based Approaches in Health Research Course Page

Description: Theoretical understanding of qualitative and community-based research designs, including phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, biography and case study. Methods of data collection such as interviews, focus groups and participant observation. Strategies for data analysis and dissemination. Pre or corequisite: HPS 503 or consent of instructor. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both HECOL 603 and HPS 603. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

HPS606 Current Topics in Health Promotion Course Page

Description: Discussion and presentations based on current topics to provide senior master's candidates and doctoral students with advanced preparation in the social, cultural, and behavioural influences on the health of populations and individuals. Prerequisite: consent of Department. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

HPS608 Psychosocial Perspectives on Health Course Page

Description: A critical, interdisciplinary review of psychosocial health. Theoretical and methodological implications from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are considered. Prerequisite: SPH 501 or consent of Instructor. May contain alternate delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

HPS616 Risk Communication Course Page

Description: Advanced principles, concepts, processes and strategies for the communication of risks to human health posed by potentially hazardous agents or situations. Topics include communication and risk communication theory, the risk communication process, and the role of risk communication as part of an integrated risk management strategy, as well as an in depth examination of empirical research methods and specific risk communication issues.

HPS618 Diversity and Health in Families and Communities Course Page

Description: Theoretical approaches and practical issues regarding the provision of health care in Canada with a focus on aboriginal, refugee and immigrant families. Human ecological models, health promotion, and ethical issues will be examined within a framework of cultural diversity. Pre and corequisite: SPH 501 or consent of instructor. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both HECOL 618 and HPS 618. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

HPS900 CAPPING EXERCISE Course Page

Description: Designed to evaluate students' ability to seek out, appraise, and integrate information in the study of health promotion. Development of a written proposal for program funding or a health promotion strategy. Conference style presentation and discussion. Normally students will be expected to complete all their course requirements prior to enrolling in HPS 900. Open to students in the MSc (course-based) only. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

HPS900A CAPPING EXERCISE Course Page
No description available for this course.
HPS900B CAPPING EXERCISE Course Page

Description: Designed to evaluate students' ability to seek out, appraise, and integrate information in the study of health promotion. Development of a written proposal for program funding or a health promotion strategy. Conference style presentation and discussion. Normally students will be expected to complete all their course requirements prior to enrolling in HPS 900. Open to students in the MSc (course-based) only. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.