Trinity One Anne Steacy Health Science & Society Stream
New for 2017-18: this stream has been converted from a 2 year program and is now a 1 year program. Both full year seminars are taken concurrently in the first year.
A BROAD INTRODUCTION
The Anne Steacy Health Science and Society Stream is targeted towards students in both the Arts and the Life Sciences. Successful applicants have a strong background in both areas. This stream is an ideal fit for students with an interest in public health who are looking to gain a broader understanding of the impact that progress in the Health Sciences is having on society.
The courses in this stream examine some of the most challenging issues that confront us today. From stem cells and transplantation, to the development of new drugs and treatments, new therapies come with costs that are both financial and social. There are enormous challenges associated with all aspects of health care delivery, from the policies required to establish and maintain the Canadian health care system to the challenges associated with making health care available throughout the world.
The Anne Steacy Health Science and Society Stream is complemented by the Faculty of Medicine and the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the School for Public Policy and Governance.
Students in the Health Science and Society Stream enroll in two seminar credits in their first year.
TRN135Y - Science and Social Choice
The focus of this course is on the social consequences of science. Topics such as genes and genetic determinism; evolutionary explanations of behaviour and disease; scientific uncertainty and public communication will be covered.
TRN136Y - Canadian Health Policy in the Global Context
This course explores public health policy in Canada and connects it to the global political context. We study the evolution of Canadian healthcare into its current form and then turn to international institutional arrangements that offer different approaches to a range of health policy challenges, including universal health care, antimicrobial drug resistance, infectious disease, non-communicable diseases, maternal newborn and child health and environmental health.
AFTER THE ANNE STEACY HEALTH SCIENCE AND SOCIETY STREAM
Students enrolled in the Anne Steacy Health Science and Society Stream of the Trinity One program go on to major in a range of subjects. Some will graduate with a major or specialist degree from one of the Basic Science Departments of the Faculty of Medicine, or from the Human Biology program in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Others pursue programs in Global Health, Public Policy, Bioethics, or International Relations. Many combine majors from both groups.