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Child Health Specialization

Overview

The Child Health Specialization offers students a unique opportunity to apply the Inquiry problem-based learning model within the dynamic context of child health, development and community involvement.

The Child Health Specialization curriculum based on three thematic pillars – education, research, and experiential/community learning –cuts across academic disciplines related to child health such as paediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, social work, developmental rehabilitation, education, etc.

The Child Health Specialization utilizes existing expertise within the McMaster University and Hamilton communities; by doing so it allows for the integration of theory and knowledge with experiential learning and research skill development within the challenging context of child health. World-renowned teachers/facilitators, researchers and clinicians from across disciplines serve as supervisors/mentors for students with an interest in child health.

Upon acceptance into the B.H.Sc. (Honours) program and the completion of first year, students will apply to this specialization in March.

Required Courses

Level I: 21 units required courses

  • Curriculum begins in the BHSc (Honours) Program. Upon acceptance in the Child Health Specialization, registration begins in Level II.
    9 units elective courses

30 units Level I total

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Level II: 24 units required courses

    • 3 units   HTH SCI 2A03
    • 3 units   HTH SCI 2E03*
    • 3 units   HTH SCI 2G03 
    • 3 units   HTH SCI 2K03
    • 3 units   HTH SCI 2J03
    • 6 units   HTH SCI 2CH6 A/B
    • 3 units   HTH SCI 2CH3 A/B

6 units elective courses
30 units Level II total

*HTH SCI 2D06 A/B replaces HTH SCI 2E03 for Level 2 transfer students

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Level III:21 units required courses

    • 3 units   HTH SCI 3G03
    • 3 units   HTH SCI 3GG3
    • 9 units   HTH SCI 3CH9 A/B
    • 6 units   HTH SCI 3CH6 A/B

9 units   Electives

30 units Level III total

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Level IV: 15-24 units required courses

    • 6 units HTH SCI 4CH6
    • 6-15 units HTH SCI 4C06 A/B, 4C09 A/B, 4C12 A/B, 4C15 A/B
    • 3 units HTH SCI 4X03 A/B

6 -15 units elective courses
30 units Level IV total

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  • 120 Units Total (Levels I-IV)
  • No more than 48 units of Level I courses (for a 4 year honours degree) and no more than 42 units of Level 1 courses (for a 3 year degree)

Program Notes:

  • Entry to this program begins in Level II. Students wishing to apply must successfully complete Health Sciences I.
  • While registration in HTH SCI 4X03 A/B will occur in Level IV, students will begin studies in Level I.

For Degree requirements and Course Listings, please refer to the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) section of the online Undergraduate Calendar.

 

Child Health Course Links

After completion of BHSc Level I and upon acceptance into the Child Health Specialization, registration begins in Level II.

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