IHHS Courses

Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) Courses

 

On March 18, 2015, Senate approved the disestablishment of the College of Health Disciplines and the transfer of its activities into the Office of the Provost, effective July 1, 2015. The IHHS courses have been transferred to the School of Social Work, School of Population and Public Health and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

Effective July 1, 2015, IHHS 200, 300, 302, 404, 406, 408, 409, 410 and 411 will be transferred to the School of Population and Public Health. IHHS 301 will be transferred to the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. IHHS 400, 402, 403, 405, 407 and 480 be transferred to the School of Social Work. IHHS 401 Health Care Ethics will be discontinued to make way for the September 2015 launch of the integrated ethics [iEthics] curriculum for health and human service programs. All IHHS courses will adopt the SPPH, LFS or SOWK prefixes accordingly.

 

New Course Code Course Name Course Description

IHHS 200

 SPPH 200

Meanings, Measurements, and Determinants of Health: From Theory to Practice

This 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.

IHHS 300

 SPPH 300

Working in International Health:A preparatory course for students planning to work in the developing world

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.

IHHS 301

LFS 340

First Nations Health and the Traditional Role of Plants

This Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) course covers the First Nations medical systems and medicinal plants. Bridging the traditional with modern sciences.

IHHS 302

SPPH 302

Topics in Health Informatics for Health/Life Sciences Students

Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) course.

IHHS 400

 SOWK 451

Health Care Team Development

This Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) course covers the skills, knowledge, roles and issues involved with working successfully in interprofessional health and human service teams. Intended for upper division students in any health and human service program.

IHHS402

 SOWK 452

HIV/AIDS Prevention & Care

This Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) course prepares senior students to respond effectively to the HIV epidemic and its consequences. The knowledge and skills required for interprofessional and discipline-specific work are explored. Intended for students in health and human service programs. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

IHHS 403

SOWK 454

Interdisciplinary Practice with Children and Families

This Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) course covers interprofessional perspectives, challenges, and strategies. Clinical experience and some knowledge of child protection issues required.

IHHS 404

 SPPH 404

First Nations Health: Historical & Contemporary Issues

This Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) course covers an epistemological approach that considers the determinants of health and spiritual-environmental-cultural perspectives.

IHHS 405

SOWK 455

Palliative Care

This Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) course covers attitudes, knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for interprofessional and discipline-specific work in palliative care. For students registered in health and human service programs only.

IHHS 406

 SPPH 406

Aging from an Interprofessional Perspective

This Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) course covers issues associated with aging in our society. For students registered in health and human services programs only.

IHHS 407

 SOWK 453

Disability and Justice

This Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) course considers how health and human service professionals can effectively practice with people with disabilities from a social justice perspective. Social and personal context and practice responses are examined.

IHHS 408

 SPPH 408

Aboriginal Health: Community-based learning experience

This 4-week Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) elective offers students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with leaders in Aboriginal health, Aboriginal patients and community members while learning to work together with other health professional students. Permission required.

IHHS 409

SPPH 409

International Indigenous Experiences of Colonization

This Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) course is an online, interprofessional, comparative inquiry of indigenous experiences of global colonization and the manifestations of that experience in the contemporary socio-cultural environment. Informed and guided by indigenous knowledge and drawing upon a range of disciplines such as public health, history, sociology and public policy.

IHHS 410

SPPH 410

Improving Public Health: an Interprofessional Approach to Designing and Implementing Effective Interventions

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.

IHHS 411

SPPH 411

Violence Across the Lifespan

This Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) course covers violence in families across the lifespan. Particular emphasis on intersections of race, class, and gender; the long-term impact of childhood exposure to violence; and prevention-focused initiatives.

IHHS 480

SOWK 456

Special Topics in Collaborative Healthcare

This Interprofessional Health and Human Service (IHHS) course prepares students to practice patient-centred interprofessional collaboration in a specific area of healthcare.