INT D - Interdisciplinary Undergraduate & Graduate Courses

Offered By:
Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Business
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Extension
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Faculty of Nursing
Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
Faculty of Science

Below are the courses available from the INT D subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, class times, and textbooks.

INT D 125 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. [Faculty of Arts]


INT D 130 - Communication Skills View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Focuses on the skills needed to communicate effectively in academic settings through a variety of readings, exercises, tasks and workshops. Students in this course will work to develop writing, speaking, listening, and reading skills in the context of academia-specific topics. Note: Restricted to students in the Fresh Start Program who have been recommended by the Director of Fresh Start. This course is offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


INT D 200 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. [Faculty of Science]


INT D 225 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

May require payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. [Faculty of Arts]


INT D 225A - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

May require payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. [Faculty of Arts]


INT D 225B - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

May require payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. [Faculty of Arts]


INT D 240 - Scientific and Human Aspects of Global Issues View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A dynamic introduction to interdisciplinary study and to the range of challenges facing society today. Insights of different disciplines in the Faculties of Arts and Science will be brought to bear by instructors in understanding and exploring several core problems and case studies of broad societal significance. The course will incorporate seminar-style discussion, collaborative work, and engaged learning projects. Prerequisite: At least *18 at the 100 level in the Faculty of Arts and/or the Faculty of Science. (This course is jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science). [Faculty of Science]


INT D 241 - Studies in Leadership View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of leadership models, focusing on the scientific study of leadership, and on leadership as a form of engaged citizenship. Using evidence-based approaches to leadership development and practice, as well as followership perspectives. Prerequisite: At least *18 at the 100-level in the Faculty of Arts and/or the Faculty of Science. (This course is jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science.) [Faculty of Arts]


INT D 248 - Loneliness Matters View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Loneliness is a growing issue in our society due to factors such as social and demographic changes, technology, isolation, and stigma. The course content will include theories of loneliness and parallel concepts such as social isolation, depression and withdrawal. Strategies will be discussed to deepen understanding about the implications of being lonely.


INT D 249 - The Science of Joy and Happiness View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The purpose of this interdisciplinary course is to examine why and how to pursue joy and happiness in life. Learners examine the importance of joy, happiness and finding a good life through a positive psychology lens. Learners examine notable theory and scientific research related to joy and happiness and learn and apply active strategies to improve their own joy and happiness.


INT D 250 - Survey Course on Cannabis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This is a survey course on what is cannabis, how and why it is used. Topics will include: history, harm reduction, benefits, regulation, medical and recreational uses, health effects and risks, treatment options, research evidence, ethics and business practices. Implications of legalization will be discussed. Open to all undergraduate students.


INT D 280 - The Mountain World: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Mountain Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An interdisciplinary study of the physical and human dimensions of mountain environments. Content includes the physical (glaciers, climate, geology, etc.), biological (flora, fauna, ecology, etc.), physiological (human bodies at altitude, performance, sport, etc.), and cultural (societies, literature's, histories, etc.) dimensions of these unique regions, as well as a critical analysis of the processes of change and influence shaping local and regional mountain environments around the globe, past and present. (Offered jointly by the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation and the Faculty of Science) [Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation]


INT D 281 - Integrated Mountain Studies and Skills in the Austrian Alps View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SPR/SUM, 3-0-0)

Held primarily at the University of Innsbruck's Obergurgl Research Station in the high mountain environment of the Austrian Tyrol, this three-week study abroad course integrates both interdisciplinary mountain field studies (glaciology, geology, land use and human history, and the ecology) and physical mountain travel skills (such as summer hiking, climbing, and mountaineering). Students receive hands-on instruction in the field by mountain studies scholars from both the University of Alberta and the University of Innsbruck, as well as internationally certified mountain guides. There are no foreign language requirements. Students are responsible for their own personal gear (equipment is available to rent). Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students. Prerequisite: Consent from the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation.


INT D 282 - Introduction to Mountain Backcountry Field Skills, Canadian Rockies/Columbias View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Held in a remote backcountry setting at the Alpine Club of Canada's annual summer mountaineering camp, this field course is an introduction to theoretical, technical, and personal leadership skills used in basic mountain backcountry field operations for scientific research, outdoor recreation, tourism, and/or educational purposes. Students are responsible for their own personal gear (equipment is available to rent through MEC and the UofA Student Outdoors Club). Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Prerequisite: Consent from the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of PAC 184 or INT D 282


INT D 301 - Foundations of Leadership View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

An introduction to the scholarly literature on the theory and practice of leadership. Course content draws on humanities and social science disciplines to analyze effective leadership. The course uses experiential learning to explore topics such as: emotional intelligence, cognitive bias, power and privilege, communication, teamwork, and adaptive leadership. Prerequisite: students must have a minimum of *30 or consent of the department. [Faculty of Arts]


INT D 303 - Economics of World Food and Agriculture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

Economic issues in international agriculture including the world food problem; the role of agriculture in development; agricultural and food trade; biotechnology and associated environmental and globalization issues. Prerequisite: ECON 101 or 102. Not to be taken if credit received for AREC 375. (Offered jointly by the Departments of Economics and Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology (REES)). [REES]


INT D 306 - Leadership for Social Innovation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

This course will explore complex local and global wicked problems that require interdisciplinary leadership solutions. Students will explore novel, ecological approaches to leadership to develop innovation strategies that contribute toward solving these complex problems. Pre- or corequisite: INT D 301. Counts toward the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies offered by the School of Business in collaboration with the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. [Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences]


INT D 311 - Language Policy and Planning for Indigenous Language Communities View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SPR/SUM, 3-0-0)

Language use and attitudes about language within the socio-cultural context of Canadian Indigenous communities. Addresses issues surrounding the health and survivability of Indigenous languages in different types of family, community, and school contexts. Special attention given to Indigenous language advocacy at the family, band, national, and international levels. Training in effective grant-writing techniques included. Restricted to CILLDI program students. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Arts; Education; and Native Studies.) Prerequisite: LING 101 or LING 111. [Linguistics]


INT D 318 - Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SPR/SUM, 3-0-0)

Provides Canadian Indigenous language speakers with the technical skills needed to digitally archive their languages in a database or on the web with text, sound, images, and video. These digital resources can be incorporated into interactive multimedia resources for access by community-based learners and second-language teachers. Restricted to CILLDI program students. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Arts; Education; and Native Studies.) Prerequisite: LING 101 or LING 111. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in LING 399 (Techniques for Endangered Language Documentation) or NS 380 (Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation). [Linguistics]


INT D 325 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. [Faculty of Arts]


INT D 340 - Regional Planning View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

The key issues and challenges of regional planning such as how regional planning will be examined including: historical development of regionalism in Canada and Alberta, how regionalism has helped and hindered the development of communities, nationally, provincially, locally. Students will gain experience in reviewing and critiquing concepts and theories that are characteristic of regionalism. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students. Open to students in the Undergraduate Program in Planning or Consent of the Instructor.


INT D 345 - Rural Environments View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

The characteristics of rural environments that relate to current planning challenges and land use pressures will be examined. Topics such as: changing agricultural practices, rural health issues, planning for rural sustainability and the role of legislation at provincial, regional and intermunicipal levels will be discussed. Many case examples will be used throughout the course. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students. Open to students in the Undergraduate Program in Planning or consent of the Instructor.


INT D 350 - Game Design Principles and Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Team-based exploration of the formal elements of games including tabletop games, sports, live-action games, and computer games. Prerequisite: CMPUT 250 or consent of the Program. [Faculty of Arts, Media and Technology Studies]


INT D 375 - Intercultural Exploration of Health and Practice in Italy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SPR/SUM, 9-3S-4 3W)

This course provides a cross-cultural interprofessional learning experience that explores the impact of differences in diet, lifestyle, and food security on patient health and practice. The students also develop an understanding of how education and citizenship influence professional identity and practice. The interdisciplinary course is taught in Italy. Available to students in the Faculties of Nursing, Pharmacy, ALES (Nutrition), and Kinesiology, Sports and Recreation. Students who have completed second year or third year of their respective programs with a minimum GPA of 2.7 in the Fall term prior to the course, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Prerequisite: Department consent. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students. (Offered jointly by the Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.)


INT D 393 - Political Sociology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A study of how society affects politics and politics affects society. Discussion of the political consequences of economic developments, ideological debates, class conflicts, social movements, elites, gender, nationalisms and state structures. Focus on Canada from a comparative perspective. Prerequisite: POL S 101 or one of SOC 100, 202 or 300. (Offered jointly by the Departments of Political Science and Sociology.) [Political Science]


INT D 394 - Introduction to Criminal Law View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: SOC 225. Note: Primarily for BA (Criminology) students. [Sociology]


INT D 400 - Science Internship Capstone View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Required by all students who have just completed the on-site work experience portion of the Science Internship Program. Must be completed during the first fall or winter academic term following return to full-time studies. The course focuses on professional development, including skills in written and verbal communication and the ability to make contributions in a team environment. Students will be assigned both individual and team-based projects. Grades will be determined by performance on written assignments and oral presentations given in class. Taught in conjunction with INT D 401. This class may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained in a Science Internship Practicum course. Prerequisites: WKEXP 956 or WKEXP 932. [Faculty of Science]


INT D 401 - Internship Capstone View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

For Arts students who have just completed the on-site work experience portion in identified discipline-specific internship programs in the Faculty of Arts (see associated Department Calendar entries for details). Must be completed during the first fall or winter academic term following return to full-time studies. The course focuses on professional development, including skills in written and verbal communication and the ability to make contributions in a team environment. Students will be assigned both individual and team-based projects. Grades will be determined by performance on written assignments and oral presentations given in class. Taught in conjunction with INT D 400. Prerequisite: WKEXP 802. [Faculty of Arts]


INT D 403 - Foundations of Collaborative Practice View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

This course provides foundational knowledge, skills and experience in interprofessional health care competencies, including collaborative teamwork development. (Priority will be given to students in health science programs where this is a required course.) (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Dentistry; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation; and Rehabilitation Medicine.) [Health Sciences Council].


INT D 404 - Global Citizenship: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course aims to provide students the opportunity to engage with current literature and experts, and to extend their own research skills as they strive to understand how global citizenship might frame the roles of individuals and communities with which they will interact in increasingly diverse social, economic, and political contexts that are not restricted by geographical or social boundaries. This course will examine select theories and case studies that focus on the constructions of global citizenship, and how citizenship is (has been) lived, denied, recreated and/or re-imagined. [Educational Policy Studies]


INT D 406 - Innovation, Science and Leadership View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Investigation of the nature and use of evidence and models of scientific inquiry as they apply to theory and research in leadership. Students will work in teams to conduct an interdisciplinary leadership project that involves designing an innovative solution to a collectively identified problem. Prerequisite: INT D 301. Counts toward the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies offered by the School of Business in collaboration with the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. [Faculty of Science]


INT D 407 - Workshop in Leadership View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Using experiential learning to build practical leadership skills that generalize across organizational settings, and ethical decision making under constraints (stress, time, financial). Leading, understanding, influencing, communicating and motivating others in organizations and teams. Topics may include vision, mission, values, leading change, managing teams, organizational culture management (recruiting, socializing, rewarding), and working with boards. Prerequisite: INT D 301. Counts toward the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies offered by the School of Business in collaboration with the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. [Faculty of Business].


INT D 408 - Interprofessional Health Education Elective View Available Classes

★ 0.5 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Application of interprofessional competencies within a specific health care context. Content topics vary from year to year. Topics announced prior to registration period. The student's transcript carries title descriptive of content. May be repeated. Prerequisite or corequisite: INT D 403, or equivalent introductory interprofessional health education course, or approval of Health Sciences Education and Research Commons, Health Sciences Council. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Dentistry; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation; and Rehabilitation Medicine.) [Health Sciences Council].


INT D 408A - Interprofessional Health Education Elective View Available Classes

★ 0.25 (fi VAR)(TWO TERM, VARIABLE)

Application of interprofessional competencies within a specific health care context. Content topics vary from year to year. Topics announced prior to registration period. The student's transcript carries title descriptive of content. May be repeated. Prerequisite or corequisite: INT D 403, or equivalent introductory interprofessional health education course, or approval of Health Sciences Education and Research Commons, Health Sciences Council. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Dentistry; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation; and Rehabilitation Medicine.) [Health Sciences Council].


INT D 408B - Interprofessional Health Education Elective View Available Classes

★ 0.5 (fi VAR)(TWO TERM, VARIABLE)

Application of interprofessional competencies within a specific health care context. Content topics vary from year to year. Topics announced prior to registration period. The student's transcript carries title descriptive of content. May be repeated. Prerequisite or corequisite: INT D 403, or equivalent introductory interprofessional health education course, or approval of Health Sciences Education and Research Commons, Health Sciences Council. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Dentistry; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation; and Rehabilitation Medicine.) [Health Sciences Council].


INT D 425 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. [Faculty of Arts, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies]


INT D 425A - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. [Faculty of Arts, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies]


INT D 425B - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Offered by various departments depending upon the content of the course in a given year. [Faculty of Arts, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies]


INT D 439 - Ukrainian Dance View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A theoretical and experiential investigation of the forms and history of Ukrainian dance. Course content is focused on the relationships of this dance to Ukrainian as well as Canadian culture, with consideration to its artistic and educational aspects. Offered jointly by the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. [Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies] May be taken as a Faculty of Arts course or as a Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation course.


INT D 440 - Peer Mentorship: Learning to Lead in Teaching View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-1S-3)

Supervised participation in a peer mentorship practicum, coupled with classroom instruction and seminars. In this course, students will research best practices for acting as a peer mentor in class, participate in a peer mentorship practicum for 3 hours per week within the Faculty of Science, and meet in seminars in supervised groups to discuss issues within their practicum experiences. Normally taken after completion of a minimum of 60 units of course weight in a program in either Faculty. Prerequisite: INT D 241 and GPA of 2.3 or higher and consent of the student's Faculty. Enrollment is by consent of the Faculty of Science and requires a formal application. Application does not guarantee a Peer Mentorship in the Arts and Sciences class position. (This course is jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science). [Faculty of Science]


INT D 441 - Individual Leadership Practicum in Arts and Science View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-1S-3)

Mentored and peer-mentored individual leadership practicum. In this course students will choose a personal leadership opportunity that involves curricular, extra-curricular, or off-campus leadership. Students will meet once a week in a guided seminar format. Prerequisite: INT D 241. (This course is jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science.) [Faculty of Arts]


INT D 450 - Computers and Games View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Team-based development of a complete game to be released on any computing platform. Prerequisite: CMPUT 250. [Faculty of Arts, Media and Technology Studies]


INT D 457 - Global Health - China Collaboration View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(SPR/SUM, 78 HOURS)

This is an inter-professional course with an international and intercultural component co-taught with faculty from Fudan University, and taught at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Health science students from the University of Alberta and partner Canadian Universities and students from Fudan University will study the similarities and differences in health care delivery, the cultural approaches to health, and roles in global health in Canada and China. The course combines didactic presentations, small group work, student presentations, visits to health agencies in Shanghai and a hospital placement. Please contact the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for additional information. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.)


INT D 500 - An Introduction to Community-Based Participatory Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An introduction to conceptual and methodological foundations of community-based participatory research in the health and social sciences.


INT D 503 - Foundations of Collaborative Practice View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

This course provides foundational knowledge, skills and experience in interprofessional health care competencies, including collaborative teamwork development. (Priority will be given to students in health science programs where this is a required course.) (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Dentistry; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation; and Rehabilitation Medicine.) [Health Sciences Council].


INT D 508 - Interprofessional Health Education Elective View Available Classes

★ 0.5 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Application of interprofessional competencies within a specific health care context. Content topics vary from year to year. Topics announced prior to registration period. The student's transcript carries title descriptive of content. May be repeated Prerequisite or corequisite: INT D 403, INT D 503, or equivalent introductory interprofessional health education course, or approval of Health Sciences Education and Research Commons, Health Sciences Council. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Dentistry; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation; and Rehabilitation Medicine.) [Health Sciences Council].


INT D 508A - Interprofessional Health Education Elective View Available Classes

★ 0.25 (fi VAR)(TWO TERM, VARIABLE)

Application of interprofessional competencies within a specific health care context. Content topics vary from year to year. Topics announced prior to registration period. The student's transcript carries title descriptive of content. May be repeated Prerequisite or corequisite: INT D 403, INT D 503, or equivalent introductory interprofessional health education course, or approval of Health Sciences Education and Research Commons, Health Sciences Council. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Dentistry; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation; and Rehabilitation Medicine.) [Health Sciences Council].


INT D 508B - Interprofessional Health Education Elective View Available Classes

★ 0.5 (fi VAR)(TWO TERM, VARIABLE)

Application of interprofessional competencies within a specific health care context. Content topics vary from year to year. Topics announced prior to registration period. The student's transcript carries title descriptive of content. May be repeated Prerequisite or corequisite: INT D 403, INT D 503, or equivalent introductory interprofessional health education course, or approval of Health Sciences Education and Research Commons, Health Sciences Council. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Dentistry; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation; and Rehabilitation Medicine.) [Health Sciences Council].


INT D 520A - Combined Honors Essay View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi VAR)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)

For students in Combined Honors programs. Permission of both Departments and the Faculty of Arts, Undergraduate Services office is required. Registration in this class may require attendance and participation in specific program seminars. Students must apply to the Faculty office by August 1st to be considered for registration in this course. [Faculty of Arts, Undergraduate Student Services]


INT D 520B - Combined Honors Essay View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)

For students in Combined Honors programs. Permission of both Departments and the Faculty of Arts, Undergraduate Services office is required. Registration in this class may require attendance and participation in specific program seminars. Students must apply to the Faculty office by August 1st to be considered for registration in this course. [Faculty of Arts, Undergraduate Student Services]


INT D 525 - Commensal Bacteria and Gastrointestinal Health View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

Integrated exploration of concepts and research methods pertaining to gastrointestinal physiology, gastrointestinal disorders, and the role of the commensal microbiota in health and disease of humans and animals. Tools to modify the function of the intestinal microflora for prevention or treatment of disease by administration of probiotic bacteria or by administration of prebiotics. Offered in odd-numbered years. Prerequisites: (*3 Microbiology or *3 Immunology) and consent of instructor. Offered jointly by the Departments of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science and Medicine. [Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science].


INT D 530 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Faculty of Arts


INT D 540 - Principles of Qualitative Inquiry View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course covers the basics of qualitative research including theoretical underpinnings, main methods, sampling, data collection, analysis and proposal writing. It serves as a strong introduction to qualitative inquiry. This course is designed as a graduate seminar. While some classes will be structured, the intent is to learn from each other's experiences and their research examples. Credit will not be granted to students who have previously received credit for INT D 560 -Principles of Qualitative Inquiry.


INT D 565 - Natural Resource and Environmental Economics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Economic analysis of renewable resource and environmental issues. Renewable resource theory with applications to the fishery, forestry, soils and wildlife. Economic analysis of environmental protection and policy. Topics in applied benefit-cost analysis including the valuation of non-market goods and services. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor. AREC 313 and 502 recommended. (Offered jointly by the Departments of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology and Economics.) [Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology].


INT D 570 - Healthcare Ethics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An interdisciplinary course exploring selected topics in bioethics. Includes examination of ethical theories and principles within the context of clinical practice (nursing, medicine, rehabilitation medicine, dentistry, pharmacy) and learning experiences to improve moral reasoning and ethical decision making. Prerequisite: consent of Instructors. [Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre]


INT D 577 - Spiritual Assessment in the Promotion of Health View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

As an element of whole person health assessment, spiritual assessment is of interest to a broad spectrum of health as well as ministry professionals. Emphasis is placed on consideration of theories and skills needed for the practice of spiritual assessment. The course provides a context for interdisciplinary reflection on understandings of the human person, health, health promotion, spirituality, spiritual needs, and spiritual care. Students are invited to explore their own spirituality and various approaches to assessing the spiritual based on a variety of definitions and understandings of spirituality. Specific models and tools for spiritual assessment will be considered, two will be looked at in depth, and students will have opportunities to bring theory as well as experience together in both group and individual exercises of spiritual assessment rooted in their ministry/health practice.


INT D 600 - Building Foundations View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary lecture series on maternal-fetal-newborn health are presented; Defining and navigating the challenges of conducting Interdisciplinary research, defining conceptual frameworks, research resources, research approaches to MFN health, research grant funding structures and grant review, communicating outside of academia, and a variety of maternal-fetal-newborn transdisciplinary health topics; genetics, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, nursing, health population outcomes. Four projects involving transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary composition related to the lecture series will be required.


INT D 605 - Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Basic Biomedical and Clinical Settings View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An interdisciplinary course for graduate students who are enrolled in the MatCH Scholarship Program to gain experience in quantitative or qualitative biomedical and clinical research settings. The course will involve three rotations, of 4 to 6 weeks each, in different laboratory settings within the Departments of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology or Medical Genetics. Students will also attend the general seminar series of each Department once per month, a total of three per month. Students will be graded (CR/NC) based on participation and written assignments based on each rotation. Enrollment must be approved by course coordinators.


INT D 609 - Synthesizing Knowledge View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

The objective of this course is to provide students with knowledge, methodological skills, and guidance through all steps of conducting a variety of systematic literature reviews. Topics include developing a research question, literature searching, managing references, selecting studies, quality assessment, data extraction, synthesizing evidence, heterogeneity, and interpretation of evidence. Readings and seminar discussions focus on critical judgment factors that reviewers must make to enhance rigor in their review. This course addresses reviews of quantitative and qualitative. It provides a foundation for those interested in conducting intensive qualitative or quantitative reviews. Prerequisites: A graduate course in Statistics and a graduate course in Research Design, and permission of the instructor.


INT D 660 - Selected Topics in PhD Studies in Nursing View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi VAR)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Selected topics in nursing at the doctoral level.


INT D 665 - Advanced Natural Resource Economics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

Applied economic modeling of resource utilization and environmental issues with a focus in forestry and agriculture. Topics may include current Canadian and international issues in the area of environmental valuation, energy, climate change, biodiversity and conservation as related to Forestry and Agriculture. Prerequisite: AREC 365; AREC 313 and ECON 281 recommended. Credit will only be given for one of AREC 465 and INT D 665. Available only to students in MBA/MAg, MBA/MF, MBA in Natural Resource and Energy Programs, or by consent of the instructor. [Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology]


INT D 670 - Research Ethics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Examines the ethical issues which arise in research involving human subjects. Research methods studied may include clinical trials, surveys, secondary analysis of stored data, and the observation of public behavior. Problems encountered in studying particular populations, such as children or persons with dementia, will also be studied. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor. [Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre].


INT D 690 - Topics in Knowledge Utilization View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course examines the scientific, theoretical, and historical underpinnings of the distinct but related fields of knowledge utilization, knowledge translation and innovation diffusion. Attention is given to contemporary manifestations in Canadian society such as evidence-based/evidence-informed decision-making, and in health care such as evidence-based medicine, and evidence-based practice. Particular attention will be given to the challenges of knowledge use in complex organizations and in the use of strategies to increase the use of knowledge, primarily although not exclusively the use of scientific knowledge. The course will focus on the central conceptual and methodological challenges in the field.