Faculty of Health
Faculty of Health - List of Departments & Schools
Department of Gerontology (Huntington University)
Gerontology is the study of older people and the issues associated with aging. The Gerontology program provides students with a dynamic education based on theory, applied skills and experiential research. Students learn using a multidisciplinary, intergenerational and cross-cultural approach as it links to aging. The curriculum is based on many disciplines, including physiology, psychology, sociology, public policy, biology, and spirituality, as well as ethics and mental health as they relate to the aging individual.
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Department of Human Kinetics
Human Kinetics includes five programs that, in distinct ways, examine the field of physical education, including research methods, the impact of physical activity and fitness on health and wellness within Canadian and international contexts. The School of Human Kinetics combines academics and elite sport by collaborating with the department of Athletics and various communities, provincial and national sport organizations.
Department of Midwifery
A midwife is a registered health care professional who provides primary care to women during pregnancy, labour and birth, including conducting normal vaginal deliveries and providing care to mothers and babies during the first six weeks postpartum.
The Midwifery program reflects the philosophy of midwifery in Ontario and its focus on women’s participation in their healthcare. it prepares students to become midwives in Ontario and other Canadian provinces and territories where midwifery is regulated. The program works closely with practicing midwives and other maternity care providers to ensure a high quality clinical environment for students.
School of Indigenous Relations
The School of Indigenous Relations offers two programs for students: The Honours Indigenous Social Work (ISW) bachelor program (On-campus and Distance Ed) and the Master of Indigenous Relations (MIR) program (On-campus). The ISW was developed by the Aboriginal community in collaboration with the faculty and endorsed by the Robinson-Huron Chiefs. This ISW program celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013. The MIR was developed by the Indigenous faculty at Laurentian in collaboration with Aboriginal communities and students. It is the first Indigenous Master’s program in Northern Ontario, and it begins its first cohort of eight students in September 2014.
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Department of Nursing
Nursing is a knowledge-based profession that includes an exciting blend of science, mathematics, psychology, anthropology, organizational management and sociology, to name a few. Nursing education addresses each of these areas and prepares the student for a lifelong career locally or abroad with opportunities in acute care hospitals, public health, community healthcare, telehealth, outpost nursing, research, education, healthcare management, health policy development,
and much more.
Department of Orthophonie
The Department of Orthophonie offers a 4-year bachelor degree in Speech-Language Pathology (offered in French only). This program is the only interdisciplinary program of its kind offered in French in Canada. A 2-year master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology (also offered in French only) is also offered and aims to provide our students with the necessary skills to become fluently bilingual (French and English) Speech-Language Pathologists. The faculty consists of devoted professors who are committed to their students’ success. These active researchers are busy studying various topics ranging from the correlation between cognition and language disorders, to the effects of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome on language development, to studies on written language as well as the academic performance of students in a linguistic minority.
School of Rural and Northern Health
The School of Rural and Northern Health at Laurentian University is home to the Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Rural and Northern Health (IRNH) and the Master in Interdisciplinary Health (INDH).
The School is designed:
- to enhance both the quality and quantity of research focused on rural and northern health;
- to train students to become high quality professionals in health research;
- to promote the development of a critical mass of health research expertise in the north; and
- to facilitate linkages between the university and community health organizations.
Department of Social Work
The Social Work program is concerned with structural and individual change, and is committed to the eradication of social inequalities based on race, ethnicity, language, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, abilities, economic status, political affiliation, national ancestry, and all other forms of oppression. Laurentian’s School of Social Work is committed to promoting awareness of the relationship between culture, language and ethnicity and the implications for social welfare and social work practice.