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All courses for every first-year Science student will be delivered online this fall. A limited number of students in their second, third and fourth years will return to campus for part of the semester.

All courses for every first-year Science student will be delivered online this fall. A limited number of students in their second, third and fourth years will return to campus for part of the semester.

Public & Global Health

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Course Map

Course Map for Public & Global Health pathway
A course map of the Public and Global Health pathway. Extended description found below.
  • Two journeys start from level I with supplementary courses along the way in levels II, III and IV.
  • Journey one: Taking ENVSOCTY 1HB3 in level I leads to ENVSCOTY 2H13 or ENVSOCTY 2E13 in level II, both of which lead to ENVSOCTY 4HH3 in level IV. ENVSOCTY
  • 2HI3 also leads to ENVSOCTY 4HC3 in level IV.
  • Journey two: Taking BIOLOGY 3M03 in level one leads to LIFESCI 2X03 in level two, which leads to LIFESCI 4F03 in level four.
  • ECON 2CC3 can be taken as an independent course in level II.
  • The following can be taken as independent courses in level III: HISTORY 3CP3, BIOLOGY 3SA3, HLTHAGE 3R03, HLTHAGE 3S03, LIFESCI 3G03 and LIFESCI 3Q03.
  • The following can be taken as independent courses in level IV: HTHSCI 4LD3 and HTHSCI 4ZZ3.

Sample Schedule – Public & Global Health

Below is an example of what your transcript might look like if you pursue the Public & Global Health pathway. The transcript includes all Life Sciences program requirements as well as 10 courses from the Public & Global Health pathway.

LEGEND
Course List A: Communication Skills
Course List B: Laboratory Skills
Course List C: Experiential Learning
Course List D: Life Sciences Course List (LSCL)
Course List E: Knowledge Transfer/Seminar
Public and Global Health Pathway
Elective (E)
Course Level Term Course List
BIOLOGY 1A03 – Cellular and Molecular Biology  1 1  
CHEM 1A03 – Introductory Chemistry I 1 1  
MATH 1LS3 – Calculus for Life Sciences I  1 1  
PSYCH 1X03 – Introduction to Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour  1 1  
ENVSOCTY 1HB3 – Population, Cities and Development 1 1 Public and Global Health Pathway
BIOLOGY 1M03 – Biodiversity, Evolution and Humanity  1 2  
CHEM 1AA3 – Introductory Chemistry II 1 2  
PHYSICS 1A03 – Introductory Physics 1 2  
PSYCH 1XX3 – Foundations of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour  1 2  
Elective  1 2  
LIFESCI 2A03 – Research Methods in Life Sciences  2 1  
LIFESCI 2L03 – Living Systems Laboratory  2 1  
BIOLOGY 2B03 – Cell Biology  2 1  
ENVSOCTY 2HI3 – Health and Place 2 1 Public and Global Health Pathway
LIFESCI 2X03 – Environmental Change and Human Health (LSCL) 2 1 Public and Global Health Pathway
LIFESCI 2AA3 – Introduction to Topics in Life Sciences  2 2  
BIOLOGY 2C03 – Genetics  2 2  
ENVSOCTY 2EI3 – Environment & Society: Challenges and Solutions  2 2 Public and Global Health Pathway
ECON 2CC3 – Health Economics & its Application to Health Policy  2 2 Public and Global Health Pathway
Elective  2 2  
HISTORY 3CP3 – The Citizen Patient: History of Public Health   3 1 Course List A: Communication Skills
LIFESCI 3Q03 – Global Human Health and Disease   3 1 Course List A: Communication Skills
LIFESCI 3M03 – Cellular Dynamics (LSCL)  3 1 Course List D: Life Sciences Course List (LSCL)
Life Science Course List 3 1 Course List D: Life Sciences Course List (LSCL)
Elective 3 1  
MOLBIOL 3M03 – Fundamental Concepts of Development  3 2 Course List B: Laboratory Skills
STATS 2B03 – Statistical Methods for Science 3 2  
HLTHAGE 3R03 – Health Inequalities  3 2 Public and Global Health Pathway
Life Science Course List 3 2 Course List D: Life Sciences Course List (LSCL)
Elective 3 2  
ENVSOCTY 4HH3 – Environment and Health (E) 4 1 Public and Global Health Pathway
ENVSOCTY 4HC3 – Public and Community Health 4 1 Public and Global Health Pathway
HTHSCI 4ZZ3 – Global Health Advocacy (E) 4 1 Public and Global Health Pathway
Life Science Course List 4 1 Course List D: Life Sciences Course List (LSCL)
Elective 4 1  
LIFESCI 3RP3 – Research Practicum 4 2 Course LIst C: Experiential Learning
LIFESCI 4U03 – Mechanisms of Disease  4 2 Course List E: Knowledge Transfer/Seminar
HTHSCI 4LD3 – Global Health Governance, Law and Politics (E) 4 2 Public and Global Health Pathway
Life Science Course List 4 2 Course List D: Life Sciences Course List (LSCL)
Elective  4 2  

 


Activities

Sample Experiential Courses

  • Placement Examples: March of Dimes, Hamilton Health Sciences, local hospitals, naturopathic clinics 
  • Research Examples:  Juravinski Cancer Centre 

McMaster Student Clubs

Student-Led Clubs/Groups on Campus

  • McMaster Global Public Health Brigades 
  • McMaster Public Health Association (MPHA) 
  • McMaster Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research Student Chapter 
  • Student International Health Initiatives (SIHI) 
  • McMaster Indigenous Health Movement 
  • UNICEF McMaster

Co-curricular and Community Activities

  • McMaster Health Forum 
  • Fellowship in Strengthening Health and Social Systems (year-long opportunity for senior undergraduate students) 
  • Queen Elizabeth Scholarships for outgoing interns undertaking internships in various countries 
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant position in Life Science 3Q03 – Global Human Health and Disease

 


Careers

Exploring Careers Using O*NET

  1. Search www.onetonline.org in Google
  2. Click on the main link
  3. Go to the "Occupation Quick Search" bar on the main page: https://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s=
  4. Enter keywords relating to your interests (examples on next section)
  5. A list of jobs that incorporates the keywords will appear 
  6. Click on a job that interests you to view a summary report and learn more

Sample Keywords

Pathway Example Keywords

Public & Global Health

Community, Health, Wellness, Epidemiology, Global
Communicate, Analyze, Knowledge Translation, Research

Drugs, Humans & the Environment

Pharmaceuticals, Environment, Ecosystem, Toxicology
Research, Analysis, Sustainability

Science & Law

Policy, Law, Science, Patents, Ethics
Critical-thinking, Debating, Analysis, Communication

Aging

Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, Therapy, Wellness
Ethics, Empathy, Communication, Community Engagement

Health Management

Health, Organizations, Economics
Communication, Adaptability, Leadership
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