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Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (AP)

Location: S775 Ross Building, Tel.: 416-736-2100, ext. 77796
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Program Coordinator: P. Antze, Social Science
Health and Society Faculty: P. Antze, Social Science; B. Beardwood, Social Science; M. Davies, Social Science; G. Feldberg, Social Science; M. Jacobs, Equity Studies; N. Israelite, Education; J. Llambias-Wolff, Social Science; M. Macdonald, Anthropology; H. Rosenberg, Social Science; R. Schlesinger, Social Science

Health and society is a term used to denote a body of scholarship that has emerged over the past 20 years in response to perceived limitations in a strictly biomedical approach to health issues. The health and society concept embraces research conducted in a number of overlapping interdisciplinary fields including: history and philosophy of medicine; medical sociology; behavioural medicine; medical anthropology; social epidemiology; psychosomatic medicine; health psychology; community mental health; international development; family, the life course and gerontology; occupational health and safety; environmental health and women and health.

The program aims to meet the needs of students who wish to go on to work in health-related occupations, to enter graduate programs in health studies, or simply to enrich the experience of those who have general interests in health-related issues.