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2023-2024 Academic Calendar

HSCI100 Introduction to Health Sciences

(4.0 credits)

This course is designed for students considering a career in health care. Students will be introduced to basic approaches to health, wellness, and illness in Canada; to the concepts of individual and population health; and to current topics including mental health and indigenous health. Students will also be provided with an overview of health-care careers that contribute to effective health care delivery and to the promotion of health and wellness in our communities. Participants will reflect on the challenges and opportunities of the twelve determinants of health and wellness and how they affect personal, family, community, and social wellness. Lab activities may include visits to community living sites, hospitals, and simulation of health science activities in NLC’s nursing lab.

Lecture Hours: 45

Lab Hours: 45