Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health)

Program Structure

The Bachelor of Health Sciences, Public Health (BHSc) can be achieved in three different ways:

  • Students with a high school diploma (grade 12) or those who have completed some university courses can apply to the Four Year program
  • Students who have graduated with a university degree can apply for the Two Year program
  • Students who have already achieved their CPHI (Certified Public Health Inspector) designation can apply to the One Year program

Four Year Program

The Four Year program is available to secondary school graduates and is composed of 40 term courses. Upon completion of this program, students are academically eligible to apply to take the national certification examinations leading to the credential Certified Public Health Inspector (Canada) CPHI(C). An appropriate 12-week practicum is also a requirement for certification. Compliance with CIPHI practicum criteria and other certification requirements is a student responsibility, and does not lie with CBU.聽 Students with some university courses can apply for transfer credits聽which will be assessed on a case by case basis.聽 Depending on the number of courses taken and their relation to the courses at CBU, up to 20 courses can be transferred.聽 Students must apply for transfer credits as soon as they are accepted.聽 All past university attendance should be mentioned on the university application.

Within the Four Year program, there are opportunities for 5 free electives and one science/technology elective.聽 Delivered within the department are two occupational health and safety related electives that may be taken by students either on campus or via distance online learning.聽 They are: PUBH3107 Fire, Safety and Security, PUBH4113 Safety Systems.

Course Requirements (10 courses per year)

Year One

CHEM1104聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 General Chemistry

MATH1107聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Math I

PUBH1101聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Cell Processes and Environmental Effects

PUBH1104聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Physical Agents & Their Health Effects

Writing Elective聽 (3 credit)*

PUBH2104聽聽聽聽聽 Anatomy and Physiology

MATH1109聽聽聽聽聽聽 Statistics I

PUBH3103聽聽聽聽聽聽 Public Health Administration

Writing Elective (3 credit)*

Free Elective

*COMM/ENGL recommended, other writing course accepted

 

Year Two

MICR2101聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Introductory Microbiology

PUBH2108聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Engineering Issues in Public Health

PUBH2107聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Emergency Preparedness

PUBH4105聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Occupational Health and Safety Legislation

GEOL3101聽聽聽聽聽聽 Hydrogeology

PUBH3101聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Food Hygiene

PUBH4111聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Integrated Pest Management

PUBH3106聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Epidemiology

Science/Technology Elective

Free Elective

 

Year Three (Fall/Winter)

PUBH1103聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Issues in Public Health

PUBH2103聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Public Health Law

PUBH2105聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Public Health Inspection

PUBH3105聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Public Health Ethics

PUBH4107聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Quality & Environmental Project Mgt

ENVI2163聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Occupational Hygiene

PUBH3108聽 聽 聽 Public Health Inspection II

PUBH4103聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Communicable Disease Control

PUBH4104聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Food Borne Disease

Free Elective

 

Year Four (Fall/Winter)

PUBH2106聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Food Quality

PUBH3104聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Toxicology

PUBH4108聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Biocontaminants in Indoor Environments

PUBH4109聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Waste Management

PUBH2101聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Municipal Services

PUBH4101聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Health Risk Assessment

PUBH4106聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Public Health Education

NUTR1101聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Community Nutrition

Free Electives x 2 (6 credits total)

Two Year Accelerated Degree (Advanced Standing)

The Two Year program is available to students who have already completed a relevant university degree.聽 The program consists of 24 courses that should be completed in a 2 year period.聽 Graduates with a university degree can also apply for up to 12 transfer credits if previous courses are similar in content.聽 They must apply for these credit transfers soon after acceptance into the 2 year program.

An average of 60% must be achieved in the 24 courses listed in the two-year option. Graduates are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health) degree. Upon completion of this program, students are academically eligible to apply to take national certification examinations leading to the credential Certified Public Health Inspector (Canada) – CPHI(C). An appropriate 12-week practicum is also a requirement for certification. Compliance with CIPHI practicum criteria and other certification requirements is a student responsibility and does not lie with CBU.

Suggested Courses

Year One

PUBH1103聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Issues in PH

PUBH2103聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Public Health Law

PUBH2105聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Public Health Inspection 1

PUBH3105聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Public Health Ethics

PUBH4105聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Occupational Health and Safety Legislation

PUBH4107聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Quality & Environmental Project Management

PUbh3108聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Public Health Inspection II

ENVI2163聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Occupational Hygiene

PUBH3101聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Food Hygiene

PUBH3103聽聽聽聽聽聽 Public Health Administration

PUBH3106聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Epidemiology

PUBH4104聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Food Borne Disease

 

Year Two

PUBH2106聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Food Quality

PUBH2107聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Emergency Preparedness

PUBH2108聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Engineering Issues in PH

PUBH3104聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Toxicology

PUBH4108聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Biocontaminants in Indoor Environments

PUBH4109聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Waste Management

GEOL3101聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Hydrogeology

PUBH2101聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Municipal Services

PUBH4101聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Health Risk Assessment

PUBH4103聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Communicable Disease Control

PUBH4106聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Public Health Education

PUBH4111聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Integrated Pest Management

One Year Professional Degree

Students who already hold the CPHI(C) credential are eligible to receive the Bachelor of Health Sciences, Public Health (BHSc) degree upon completion of the 12 term courses below, offered via distance education (online). Two of these courses are offered in each term by rotation, requiring a minimum of six terms (24 months) to complete the program.

PUBH2107聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Emergency Preparedness

PUBH3103聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Public Health Administration

PUBH3104聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Toxicology

PUBH3105聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Public Health Ethics

PUBH3106聽聽聽聽聽 聽聽Epidemiology

PUBH4101聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Health Risk Assessment

PUBH4103聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Communicable Disease Control

PUBH4105聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Occupational Health and Safety Legislation

PUBH4106聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Public Health Education

PUBH4107聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Quality and Environmental Project Mgt

PUBH4109聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Waste Management

PUBH4111聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Integrated Pest Management