Bachelor Health Sciences
BHSc

Honours Bachelor in Health Sciences

PROGRAM OVERVIEW


The Honours Bachelor in Health Sciences program enables students to study health and its related components from an interdisciplinary perspective. 

This unique approach allows students to discover innovative ways to examine, measure and unravel complex health problems at all life stages, in Canada and around the world. These future health professionals will be challenged to understand biological, environmental and social factors, both in isolation and as interactive health determinants. 

Students will build on a biosciences foundation to integrate social and environmental health determinants in the study of health communication, disability and illness, and pharmacology.

Significant training in health research methodologies is provided through courses in statistics, quantitative and qualitative approaches to research, epidemiology and health program development and evaluation. This program also includes select opportunities to conduct research thesis projects.


BHSc - Population and Public Health Option

The Honours Bachelor in Health Sciences program is defined by its integrative approach for studying health. Students are provided with a biosciences background, knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, along with an interdisciplinary approach to study the determinants of health. This unique academic program allows students to discover innovative ways to examine, measure and unravel complex health problems at all life stages, in Canada and around the world. 

The Population and Public Health option will further students’ interdisciplinary health sciences training grounded in population health and public health theories and methodologies that remain the foundation of Canada’s healthcare system.  Students will appraise health scenarios from local and global perspectives, critique health frameworks, develop health interventions including health promotion strategies, distinguish structural and systemic causes of health disparities, and evaluate contributions of intersectoral collaborations in health. 

Graduates will be well-prepared to undertake health-related MSc programs or pursue careers in public or private health agencies, non-governmental health organizations or in community health programs. Students are provided with the necessary foundation further studies in medicine, rehabilitation studies, dentistry or pharmacy. Our interdisciplinary focus enhances the quality and maturity of future clinicians and health professionals

This program is offered in English and in French.

Course List

Option : Population and Public Health (12 units)
HSS 3105 Global Citizenship and Health 3 units
HSS 3108 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 3 units
HSS 4110 Population and Public Health 3 units
HSS 4331 International Health 3 units

 

BHSc - Technologies and Innovation in Healthcare Option

The Honours Bachelor in Health Sciences program is defined by its integrative approach for studying health. Students are provided with a biosciences background, knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, along with an interdisciplinary approach to study the determinants of health. This unique academic program allows students to discover innovative ways to examine, measure and unravel complex health problems at all life stages, in Canada and around the world. 

The Technologies and Innovation in Healthcare option will provide students with theoretical knowledge and applied skills to examine the applications and limitations of health technologies. Upon completion of this option, students will be able to evaluate the utility of health technologies including computer-assisted applications to both clinical research and health services delivery, demonstrate skills in health technology assessment methodologies and critically appraise the social and ethical implications of health technologies. 

Graduates will be well-prepared to undertake health-related MSc programs or pursue careers in public or private health agencies, non-governmental health organizations or in community health programs. Students are provided with the necessary foundation further studies in medicine, rehabilitation studies, dentistry or pharmacy. Our interdisciplinary focus enhances the quality and maturity of future clinicians and health professionals.

This program is offered in English and in French.

Course List\ 

Option : Technologies and Innovation in Healthcare  (12 units)
HSS 3107 Understanding Health Technology Signals 3 units
HSS 3332 Technology and Health 3 units
HSS 4108 Methods of Health Technology Assessment 3 units
HSS 4109 Computer Assisted Health Applications 3 units
BHSc - Integrative Health Biosciences Option

The Honours Bachelor in Health Sciences program is defined by its integrative approach for studying health. Students are provided with a biosciences background, knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, along with an interdisciplinary approach to study the determinants of health. This unique academic program allows students to discover innovative ways to examine, measure and unravel complex health problems at all life stages, in Canada and around the world. 

The Integrative Health Biosciences option will provide students with advanced knowledge and research approaches to investigate the cellular and molecular processes that underlie the life-trajectory. Upon completion of this option students will be able to integrate molecular and (patho)physiological concepts and design research in the field health biosciences.

Graduates will be well-prepared to undertake health-related MSc programs or pursue careers in public or private health agencies, non-governmental health organizations or in community health programs. Students are provided with the necessary foundation for further studies in medicine, rehabilitation studies, dentistry, or pharmacy. Our interdisciplinary focus enhances the quality and maturity of future clinicians and health professionals.

This program is offered in English and in French.

Limited enrolment.

Course List

Option : Integrative Health Biosciences (12 units)
HSS 3109 Research Approaches in Health Biosciences 3 units
BIO 3152 Cell Biology Laboratory 3 units
HSS 4112 Molecular Determinants of Health and Longevity 3 units
HSS 4313 Integrative Approaches in Health Biosciences 3 units
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
  • Public or private health agencies
  • Non-governmental health organizations
  • Community health programs
  • Health policy researcher and consultant
  • Social and community service worker
  • Occupational health officer / inspector
COURSE EXAMPLES
  • HSS 1101 Determinants of Health
  • HSS 1100 Microbiology and Immunology
  • HSS 2102 Communication and Health
  • HSS 2305 Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
  • HSS 2381 Quantitative Methods in Health Sciences I
  • HSS 2321 Sociopolitical and Economic Perspectives in Health
  • HSS 2342 Nutritional Determinants of Health
  • HSS 3101 Health Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
  • HSS 3103 Experience of Illness, Impairment and Disability
  • HSS 3305 Pathophysiology of Health Problems
  • HSS 3106 Pharmacology: Mechanisms and Compliance
  • HSS 3303 Environment and Health
  • HSS 4102 Development of Health Problems throughout the Lifespan
  • HSS 4303 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • HSS 4101 Development and Evaluation of Health Programs
GRADUATE STUDIES
  • Interdisciplinary health sciences
  • Rehabilitation studies
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Epidemiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Biomedical research

CHOOSE HEALTH SCIENCES AT UOTTAWA

  • The Faculty of Health Sciences offers exceptional practicum and career placement opportunities and is located close to government, industry leaders and a vast hospital network.
  • We are a cross-road of languages and cultures and the largest bilingual university in the world.
  • The University of Ottawa ranks among the top 2% of universities in the world and top 10 best universities in Canada, with state-of-the-art learning and research facilities, and a French Immersion Stream.
  • Our main campus is right in downtown Ottawa #BywardMarket.
  • A brand new light rail station right on campus with a transit pass included in your tuition fees.
  • Ottawa ranks 1st among Canadian cities for quality of life.

ADMISSION

The application process for this program starts in the fall of the year before you intend to begin your studies. We encourage you to submit your application in advance of the posted deadlines. There are also many Scholarships and bursaries available that you may need to start looking into as some have early deadlines.

Please check the Deadlines page for programs in English and Dates limites page for the programs in French. Be sure to follow the admission steps according to your situation.

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