The table below includes only discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your degree.

Minor in Health Sciences


A Minor in Health Sciences is also available to students enrolled in other University of Ottawa programs. In fact, it can be combined with programs in many other disciplines in the sciences, social sciences or humanities. The minor provides an opportunity for students to develop, within the field of healthcare, broad, transferable intellectual skills, while acquiring a solid and diverse knowledge base.

This program can be chosen only as a second study module as part of a 120-credit bachelor’s degree that allows a minor.

Direct admission is not possible.

Compulsory courses
HSS1100 Microbiology and Immunology 3
HSS1101 Determinants of Health 3
HSS2321 Sociopolitical and Economic Perspectives in Health 3
HSS3103 Experience of Illness, Impairment and Disability 3
12 optional course credits in health sciences (HSS) from the list of optional courses
6 optional course credits in health sciences (HSS) at the 3000 or 4000 level
List of Optional Courses
List of Optional Courses
HSS2102 Communication and Health 3
HSS2104 Human Activity, Occupation and Health 3
HSS2121 History of Health Care 3
HSS2305 Molecular Mechanisms of Disease 3
HSS2516 La santé des francophones en situation minoritaire 3
HSS3101 Health Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches 3
HSS3105 Global Citizenship and Health 3
HSS3303 Environment and Health 3
HSS3332 Technology and Health 3
HSS4103 Information Systems in Health Care 3
HSS4312 Critical Appraisal and Evaluation of Health Research 3
HSS4324 Selected Topics in Health Sciences 3
HSS4331 International Health 3