Course Code SWK 600R
Course Title Health, Equity, and Social Justice
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Kelly Laurila)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Susan Cadell)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Moyo Mutamba)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course explores health inequity within a Canadian context. It engages critical debates on key concepts related to health inequity including diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. The ultimate goal of this examination is to support students understanding of the social and structural determinants of health and the ways in which uneven access to these determinants are implicated in health inequities for equity-seeking groups, and consequently, social injustice. The course centers the learner as a pivotal agent in changing social structures that sustain health inequities. (Note: This is an intensive on campus course with an online component).

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Fall 2020 course outline (note 2)
  • Prerequisite: SWK Master's Students Only
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
How to Register:
Waterloo Students
Enrol In, Drop, and Swap Classes Online
How to Register:
Non-Waterloo Students
How to Apply - Prospective Students
Fees Tuition Fees, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Awards

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