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Indigenous Health

Course Number
5500 (Indigenous Health)
Course Instructor(s)
Angela Mashford-​Pringle

Course Description

This course introduces students to Indigenous people’s health issues through an examination of the socio-political history of Canada. This course will provide an overview of First Nations, Métis and Inuit health issues by focusing the history of Indigenous people in Canada.

Course Objectives

Students will gain knowledge about social determinants of health that can improve population health and reduce health disparities for Indigenous people in Canada. After this course, students should have knowledge of key elements in population health approaches; be able to describe social determinants that influence Indigenous health in Canada; and have a basic understanding of Indigenous health issues across Canada.

Methods of Assessment

Readings Critique & Summary 25%
Student Presentation 30%
Reflection Paper 35%
Participation 10%