The Health & Society BHS program at York University will challenge you to look critically at biomedical models and practices, to understand the complexity of health policy, to see ways in which globalizing economies shape both illness and health care. It will also help you to appreciate the role played by social forces and cultural change in shaping individual well-being. Our unique program draws upon concepts and tools from many social scientific disciplines to explore the ways in which social conditions influence health and how health concerns shape social relations and institutions.
Health & Society is a term used to represent a body of scholarship that has emerged over the past twenty years in response to the limitations of a strictly biomedical approach to health issues.
- By seeing health in its social context, you’ll look beyond the limits of medicine as we know it, to a much wider set of questions that engage social, cultural, political and moral aspects of the human experience.
- Our program moves beyond a strictly biomedical approach to health issues and investigates such areas as health and the family, disabilities and the role of the medical professional in society.
Possible Career Paths Include:
This program's broad interdisciplinary approach to health in its social context makes an excellent foundation for careers in the health-care sector, counselling, voluntary and private agencies, government, law, journalism, health advocacy, education or social work.
- Community health/ health advocate
- Healthcare worker
- Alternative healthcare worker
- Health administration, management, policy officer
- Law/ teaching
- Health Controversies: Issues of Health, Illness and Society
- Nutritional Anthropology: Food and Eating in Cross-Cultural Perspective
- The Anthropology of International Health
- Humanities or Social Science General Education course
- Natural Science General Education course
- Courses outside the major
- 36 months
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DisciplinesBiomedicine Public Health Health Sciences View 161 other Bachelors in Public Health in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Official Transcripts (all students are required to submit official transcripts except those qualifying as Mature applicants or as Visiting Students on a Letter of Permission)
- Course Descriptions
- Language Proficiency Requirements
- Supplementary Application
International32416 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32416 CAD per year during 36 months.
National7037 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7037 CAD per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Toronto
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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