IHSW 105

Introduction to Chronic and Contagious Diseases

Course details

This course is intended to advance learners' understanding of chronic, infectious, and contagious diseases with a focus on diseases that are most prevalent in Indigenous communities in Canada. The content of this course is divided into four modules intended to increase learners' ability to recognize, understand, and communicate verbally and in writing, key concepts around the connection between a history of colonization, social determinants of health, inequity in health services, and how the effective integration of the two systems of healing (Western and Indigenous) is the best way forward if we are to safely and effectively improve the health and wellness of Indigenous individuals, families, and communities. 

3 Credits

Course prerequisite:


This course is featured in the following Yellowhead Tribal College programs: