Contemporary Issues: Pandemics

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for HLTHSOC 203.


Examines contemporary and historical pandemics in terms of their social and cultural impact, political-economic facets, and implications for health and healthcare. Topics include the social ramifications of states of emergency; the ethical implications of vaccines and other healthcare measures; religious, activist and NGO responses.


For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for HLTHSOC 203.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Not taught in 2022


Lecturer(s)  Pauline Herbst


HLTHSOC 203: 15 points


15 points at Stage I