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Health, Aging and Society Spring/Summer 2017 Undergraduate Course Offerings

Thinking about taking courses this Summer? Not sure what to take? Find out what courses the Department of Health, Aging and Society will be offering in the upcoming Spring/Summer 2017 academic session!

Feb 21, 2017

Homelessness: Where does one die when one has nothing?

Radio-Canada did a French-language interview with Amanda Grenier (Health, Aging and Society) for a story about palliative and other health care for aging homeless people.

Feb 06, 2017

McMaster students will soon be able to minor in mental health studies

McMaster students will soon be able to add a minor in mental health and addiction to their current degree program.

Jan 24, 2017

Gilbrea students walk for Alzheimer’s

$1,255 raised in support of local programs and services provided by the Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton.

Jan 18, 2017

Health, Aging & Society Graduate Programs Open House

Thinking about graduate studies in health and/or aging? The Department of Health, Aging & Society invites interested upper year undergrad students (Levels 3 & 4) to attend the HAS Graduate Programs Open House on Tues., Jan. 31, 2017, 2:30 to 4:30 pm, in MUSC 308/309.

Jan 12, 2017

Postdoc Fellow takes home top prize for Perspectives on Aging Photovoice project

“Spaces, Places, and Transitions: Southern Labrador Inuit Perspectives on Aging Well”, reports on Pace’s postdoctoral research project. Her research takes the form of a community-based, participatory research which seeks to understand southern Labrador Inuit perceptions of transitions into aging and dementia.

Nov 14, 2016

Hons.B.A. Combined Honours in Gerontology and Health Studies

Students will graduate with a double major and because much of the Gerontology and Health Studies curriculum is common, will still have the flexibility to take many interesting electives or use elective units towards the completion of a minor and/or one of three certificates (1. Applied Behaviour Analysis 2. Business Studies 3. Leadership and Management in the Not for Profit Sector)

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Hons.B.A. Honours Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology

This degree program brings a multidisciplinary approach to the study of aging. Designed to foster an understanding of aging issues within and across different contexts, issues ranging from the individual experience of the aging process to the societal complexities of an aging population are examined both within the Canadian context and more broadly.

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Hons.B.A. Honours Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

This degree program focuses on the significance of health and illness in cultural context. The perspectives of the social sciences and humanities are brought to bear on exploring the diverse meanings and practices associated with health and health care. Attention is given to different theoretical approaches to understanding the health of individuals, groups and communities in contemporary and historical perspectives.

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B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Health, Aging and Society

Health and aging issues have become more complex, more important, and more challenging for individuals, institutions, and societies around the world. With the number and proportion of older people increasing, individuals, institutions, and societies face new opportunities and new challenges in a number of areas, including family dynamics, social relationships, work and retirement, health and health care, and the social and cultural experience of aging.

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M.A. Master of Arts in Health & Aging

The M.A. in Health & Aging is an interdisciplinary study of social and cultural aspects of health and aging. Complementing an attention to key conceptual and methodological debates in the social sciences, this degree highlights a number of key research fields in the study of health and/or aging, such as: social-cultural dimensions of health and aging; systems, services and policy; and environments and health inequalities.

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Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Health Studies

The Ph.D. in Health Studies is an interdisciplinary study of social, cultural, political, and environmental aspects of health. The program allows students to take a critical, interdisciplinary, and social science perspective in the study of health, illness, and health care. Areas of research include: critical health studies; environments and health inequalities; systems, services and policy; and global health.

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Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Social Gerontology

The PhD in Social Gerontology is an interdisciplinary study of social, cultural, and political aspects of aging. The program allows students to take a critical social science perspective and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of aging. Areas of research include: health and social care; critical gerontology; systems, services and policy; diversity; and cumulative inequalities.

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Minor Minor in Mental Health, Addiction and Society

New for 2017/18!  The minor in Mental Health and Addiction provides students with opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the relationship between mental health, addiction, and society. It involves examining the links between mental health and wider social processes, including marginalization, the construction of deviance, and the social determinants of health.

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