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Health (HH) – Health Studies

Location: School of Health Policy and Management, 424 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building, Tel.: 416-736-5157, Fax: 416-736-5227, E-mail:
Chair of School: E. Schraa [amended August 5, 2014]
Undergraduate Program Director: C. El Morr
Professors: J. Lexchin, D. Raphael, M. Rioux
Associate Professors: F. Ahmad, T.J. Daly, S. Dinca-Panaitescu, L. Ginsburg, N.D. Halifax, L. Lum, G. Reaume, P. Tsasis, M. Wiktorowicz
Assistant Professors: C. El Morr  R. Gorman, E. Schraa, H. Wong

The Health Studies program explores how and why our health care system must continually renew itself and develops students’ understanding and analytic skills in becoming future leaders with vision and innovative edge. The School of Health Policy and Management offers a broad perspective on all aspects of the health care system and fosters an understanding of  how the broad determinants of health such as income and ethnicity, influence the health of Canadians. Learning takes place not only in classroom settings but also through field placements. The faculty in the school are internationally recognized for their research and teaching.

The general Honours BHS program offers a unique approach to health systems education. The programs emphasize the organization of health care and other systems, the diversity of Canadians, the role of communities, and fairness and social justice as integral considerations in the development of effective health care models by incorporating a determinant of health approach. These concerns are incorporated into the study of the most recent developments in management practice, health planning, and use of information in health care.

The general Honours BHS program allows students to complete pre-med and other pre-health professional course requirements. In addition, students can do a double major or major-minor in conjunction with many other York programs.

The School of Health Policy and Management offers an Honours BHS program in Health Studies and Specialized Honours BHS degrees in Health Management, Health Policy and Health Informatics.  Also available are Honours Minor programs in Health Management,  Health Informatics and Health Policy and a Cross-Disciplinary Undergraduate Certificate in Health Informatics as well as a Professional Certificate in Health Services Financial Management.