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Course Offerings

All Community Health courses are held at the Brantford Campus.

Current course offerings and schedules are subject to change and should be checked on LORIS, or LORIS Browse Classes (formerly Dynamic Schedule), where location information can also be found. Look for Health Studies courses, not Community Health. Full, official academic information, including prerequisites and exclusions, can be found on the academic calendars.

For required and elective courses outside the Department of Health Studies, see Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Philosophy. Note that for this program, all 100-level courses are in Biology or Chemistry and Biochemistry.

If you would like to take a course for which you are missing a prerequisite or are in the wrong year level or major, you will have to fill out the Health Studies Override Form. Filling out the form does not guarantee entry into the course.

HS266 Health and Nutrition (0.5 credit)

This course explores basic nutrition concepts, including metabolism, food sources, and optimal choices for the promotion and maintenance of health throughout the human life cycle, and how these are communicated. Emphasis is given to special needs during pregnancy, lactation, athletics and weight control. Food safety, additives, biotechnology, labelling and other public health measures designed to protect the public are also explored.

HS314 Health Promotion (0.5 credit)

This course considers the theory and practice of health promotion in Canada. Topics may include health promotion models, program planning, implementation, and evaluation, community outreach, marketing techniques, strategies for reaching at-risk populations, and health needs assessment.

* Students may also wish to take the following courses towards their requirements at the Waterloo campus over the summer: *

BI110 Unifying Life Processes (0.5 credit)

The unity underlying all life forms is explored through examination of the cell, and the biological chemicals, structures, and processes that govern cell organization, metabolism, communication, integration and reproduction. Major topics include respiration and photosynthesis; regulation of the cell cycle; features of multicellularity; DNA structure, function, and repair; gene expression and regulation; mitosis and meiosis; patterns of inheritance; microbial genetics.

BI111 Biological Diversity and Evolution (0.5 credit)

Interactions of organisms with each other and with the environment in the ongoing process of evolution by natural selection are examined in the context of the interplay of form with function – for bacteria and fungi, for plants and animals, for individuals and populations, and for communities and ecosystems. Major topics include regulation, homeostasis, growth and development, reproduction, and adaptation.

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Course Outlines

For past Community Health (or Health Studies) course outlines, please email Kristina Malecki ( and provide:

  • the course number(s)
  • the year the course was offered
  • and your Laurier student ID (if applicable)

The outlines will be forwarded to you as a PDF attachment.

Current students, please use your Laurier email account when requesting course outlines as this is our official means of communication with you, and will ensure delivery.