Special Enrolment Courses

Certain Human Biology courses have special enrolment procedures that cannot be done via ACORN. Please select the course you are interested in from the list below and follow the instructions found there. The courses listed below are our Community Engaged Learning courses, feel free to check out the info session that we hosted to find out more about these courses.

HMB440H1: Dementia

This course, featuring a service-learning component, explores dementia. In patients with dementia, intellectual, social and occupational functioning deteriorate. The course addresses the multi-disciplinary aspects of dementia (clinical, genetic, molecular, social) with a focus on the most common cause of dementia, Alzheimer's disease.

Prerequisite: 14 FCE complete, HMB265H1/ BIO260H1, PSL300H1, HMB300H1/ HMB302H1/ HMB320H1/ HMB321H1/ ANA300Y1

No pre-requisites waiver requests will be considered; students must meet the course pre-requisites before the course starts.


HMB443H1: Global Hidden Hunger

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies, termed ‘hidden hunger,’ affect about half the world’s population. Explore the global nature, catastrophic consequences, and causes of these deficiencies. Discuss formulation and implementation of international, national, and local policies to alleviate ‘hidden hunger’ especially in infants and young children. A service-learning opportunity is integrated. Students will be required to contribute to a local community organization while using course knowledge to develop a project or initiative beneficial to the organization and community.

A short application to enrol in this course is required and can be found under Special Enrolment Courses.

Prerequisite: Completion of 14.0 credits, BIO230H1/BIO255H1, HMB302H1/ HMB303H1/ HMB312H1/ HMB314H1/ HMB322H1/ HMB323H1/ CJH332H1 (formerly CSB332H1)/ NFS382H1

Assessments to expect: essays (research based), presentations

Other notes: This is a service learning course! The final assignment includes a group presentation (recorded video or website), for the community partner; as such this work may be publicly available and used by the community partner.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Global Health, Health & Disease, Human Biology, 


HMB490Y1: Health in Community

An experiential learning course exploring health-related challenges and social determinants of health in partnership with local community organizations. Lectures and tutorials will support learning of selected biological and social aspects of health and disease, neuroscience, genetics or population health, and the development of scientific knowledge translation skills relevant to the community agencies.

Prerequisite: BIO230H1/ BIO255H1, HMB265H1/ BIO260H1, BCH210H1, PSL300H1, PSL301H1, HMB200H1/ HMB201H1/ HMB202H1/ HMB203H1/HMB204H1
Exclusion: HMB473H1

Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are no longer being accepted.