McMaster University


McMaster University


Aboriginal Health Elective 2017




About the Aboriginal Health Elective

Depending on program of study the AHE can be taken as a horizontal elective, a knowledge opportunity, or as a cross listed course with BHSc. The AHE is open to all students regardless of year (under/graduate) or program of study. With guaranteed seats for BHSc students. For more information contact or phone: 905.525.9140 ext: 23935

To register:

General Registration: For horizontal and general registration please contact Jordan Carrier, ASHS Assistant Program Coordinator.  

BHSc Students:  3AH3 Register through MOSAIC. Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or above in the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Program or B.H.Sc. (Honours) specializations.

MSc Global Health: GLB HTH 715 please contact Sarah Moore, MSc Global Health, Academic Program Advisor.


General Objectives:  

The goal of the Aboriginal Health Elective is to provide students with knowledge and skills related to health care practice and policy from within Aboriginal contexts. Enabling students to acquire and put into practice concepts and information required to understand and manage health for Aboriginal Peoples; to engage in culturally competent and safe practice through knowledge development; and, the ability to identify areas of need specific to Aboriginal health.

Elective Schedule:

The objectives will be obtained through a series of 11 two-hour sessions including one full day session during the Winter term-January – April 2017. Sessions occur every Friday from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm in MDCL 2232 with video conferencing to Kitchener/Waterloo and Niagara regional campuses. Session formats will include a mix of lectures, discussion and site visits to both urban and reserve Aboriginal health care facilities. Alternatives will be made for regional campus participants during off site sessions to meet participation requirements. Students wishing to participate in the AHE must attend a minimum of 9 of the 11 sessions.



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Aboriginal Health Elective 2017 Syllabus

Please click on the link below for a PDF of the course syllabus. The general outline is for all students except those who registered for the AHE as HTH SCI 3AH3 on MOSAIC or are MSc students in GLB HTH 715.

Elective Schedule and Speaker Biograpies

AHE 2017 Course Syllabus HTH SCI 3AH3 GLB HTH 715


Google Map for Field Trip to De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre - February 3





Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy

American Indian Quarterly

Journal of Aboriginal Health

Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health

International Indigenous Policy Journal

Network Environments for Aboriginal Research BC

Canadian Institute of Health Research

National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health

Aboriginal Health Resource Directory


NEARBC – Aboriginal Health Abstract Database

Wicazo Sa Review

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