Stephen Hodgins, MD, MSc, DrPH

Associate Professor, School of Public Health

Fall Term 2023 (1850)

SPH 547 - Public Health Practice Project

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 3-0-0)

Building on Public Health Practice & Professional Skills I & II, students continue to practice and strengthen professional competencies by working in teams assigned to external partner organizations to address a complex public health challenge. Organizations' priority projects may emphasize any stage of the assessment-planning-action-evaluation cycle. This course emphasizes professional skills - effective teamwork, reflection and peer assessment, oral and written communication; and project management including terms of engagement, a project charter and work plan, and high-quality deliverables. SPH 547 is a required course for the degree of Master of Public Health in General Public Health. Pre-requisites: SPH 530, SPH 535, SPH 536, SPH 537, SPH 541, SPH 546, SPH 562, SPH 563, or consent of instructor.

LECTURE 801 (89595)

2023-09-05 - 2023-12-08
T 13:00 - 15:50 (TBD)

SPH 562 - Understanding and Improving the Health of Populations

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 3-0-0)

An exploration of concepts and theories used to explain why poor health and health inequities occur within and across populations, including Indigenous and other racialized populations (etiology), and interventions public health practitioners use to change complex systems to address factors that contribute to these problems. Etiologic topics include conceptions of health and wellness; population health vs. clinical care; historical and global trends in population mortality, morbidity, and health inequities; causal and systems thinking, and the impact of biological, behavioural, sociocultural, political-economic, and environmental factors on population health and health inequities. Intervention topics include advocacy, community and systems capacity building, and implementation of policies, and programs that support key public health functions - health promotion and protection, the prevention and control of infectious and chronic diseases and injury, and emergency preparedness and response, governance, infrastructure, financing and organization. Intersectoral partnership, collaborative action, and political will are reviewed to support health in all policies to improve public health. SPH 562 is a required course for the degree of Master of Public Health in General Public Health. Prerequisites: SPH 530. Corequisites: SPH 535, SPH 536, SPH 541, or consent of instructor.

LECTURE A1 (87982)

2023-09-05 - 2023-12-08
W 09:00 - 11:50 (VVC 2-210)