What courses are offered in the School of Health Studies?
There are many different courses you can take with your degree. There are mandatory courses that are needed for graduation and many elective courses that demonstrate the interdiscipinary aspects of health. Courses offered vary each year due to demand and staff. For a list of courses offered and syllabus, please visit http://www.uwo.ca/fhs/shs/programs/courses/index.html.
How do I find out about other courses offered at Western?
Western offers a wide variety of courses students are able to take. Whether your interested about learning the history of beer or ancient greek, there is a course for everyone! Visit http://www.westerncalendar.uwo.ca/ or you can purchase the Academic Calendar at Bookstore Western.
There are so many courses...which one will boost my mark?
There is no easy or hard course. Your mark depends on how much effort you put into studying or writing your assignments. If you take the time and focus, you will be able to succeed. That being said, we recommend that you take courses that interest YOU and not because you heard a rumour that the exam was super easy. Many students who rely on what their friends say tend to find the course harder than it is because the content is very dull to them. Do your research and you'll be fine.
Are there any course evaluation resources?
Most students use ratemyprofessors.ca to find out more information about the professor. However; what they don't realize is that the website lacks legitimacy as often the ratings are harshly based on students displeased with their marks. UWO has created a semi-private forum for students to review old course evaluations. All you need is your Western ID and password and your good to go! https://www.ipb.uwo.ca/evaluation/
How do I know what courses I need to take for graduation?
Students apply for a specific specialization/module in their second year. Each module has a specific criteria and selection of courses that need to be completed for graduation. Specific information on modules can be found at http://www.uwo.ca/fhs/shs/programs/modules.html.
Praticuum vs Independent Study
Fourth year students in the Honors BHsc module may partake in praticuum or independent studies which are an opportunities to enhance the learning experience through fieldwork and research. Students looking to enrol in a praticuum are expected to contact the organization which they wish to partner to secure a position. This is a hands-on approach learning style as placements allows the students to utilize their health knowledge and translate it into the working world. Independent studies are more research-related as students create an objective for their project and write a paper to outline what findings they have found. For more information on how to apply, visithttp://www.uwo.ca/fhs/shs/programs/one_on_one.html
What's the Health Science WIKI?
The Faculty of Health Science Students' Council is working in conjunction with the Science Student Council to create a wiki which is essentially a student-run database of courses available with ratings, assignment breakdowns, grade schemes, etc. This is currently a work-in-progress. To visit the Science Wiki; http://sciwiki.ca
Can I study abroad?
Yes! Western International has two options for students; to study abroad or go on an exchange program. For more information, visit http://international.uwo.ca/