COURSES: BROCK UNIVERSITY

Mental Health and Addictions

HLSC 3P25

Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

Introduction to qualitative research approaches to exploring health and public health issues. Examination of different types of qualitative inquiry for research designs; development of practical skills in data collection (interviewing, focus groups, observation, etc.), analysis (coding, categorization, conceptualization) and representation of qualitative data.

 

As part of the course, students will go through 4-weeks of intensive training in Mental Health First Aid. After completing this training, students will earn their Mental Health First Aid–Youth Certification from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

 

Students will also have the opportunity to conduct informational interviews to learn more about jobs related to mental health and addictions.

Legal Research and Writing

Qualitative Research In Health Sciences

HLSC 3P37

Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

Introduction to qualitative research approaches to exploring health and public health issues. Examination of different types of qualitative inquiry for research designs; development of practical skills in data collection (interviewing, focus groups, observation, etc.), analysis (coding, categorization, conceptualization) and representation of qualitative data.

Growing Pains Project: As part of the course, students will be involved in a peer-to-peer research project about mental health and studying how students cope with stress.

 

All students will receive Ethics certification as a part of the course.

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Developing Healthy Communities

HLSC 3P96

Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

Social, economic and environmental factors and processes which influence community well-being. A “Healthy Community” will happen when citizens have the opportunity to become self-aware, engage in ongoing dialogue, generate leadership, embrace diversity, connect people and resources, and develop a sense of community (Kesler, 2000). 

 

As part of the course, students participate in a service-learning project known as Through Their Eyes. Student teams perform shadow interviews with local senior residents to evaluate the age-friendliness of the city of St. Catharines. To learn more about this project, visit the website.

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Internship in Community Health Sciences

HLSC 3P33

Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

This course is designed to allow you to gain experience working in a health care setting under the guidance of an established health professional and requires you to accept a significant responsibility in organizing the internship. It allows you to explore and learn a specific profession within the health care community and will provide you with firsthand experience within the health care setting which will assist you in your possible future career goals. Since it is largely self-directed, it also teaches you valuable independent study skills which will be of benefit at the fourth year and Graduate level. 

 

There are three main requirements that are the student’s responsibility before being allowed to register for HLSC 3P33. These are: 1. Finding a placement and a professional willing to supervise you; 2. Finding the time to complete the internship, including the components needed for evaluation; and 3. Finding a faculty member willing to act as your academic supervisor. For more information about these requirements, click here.

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Death and Dying in Later Life

GERO 5P87

Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

Experience and quality of life during the end stages of life for older adults. Examination of issues related to death, dying and bereavement by highlighting cultural, ethical, social and spiritual aspects, as well as end of life care.

 

For more information about the new MAG program, visit the website here.