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Video Description - Health Studies

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[Faculty of Health at York University logo]

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[Health Studies logo]

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[The words ‘what comes to mind when you think of health care?’ appears on screen]
What comes to mind when you think of health care?

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[Illustration of a Doctor’s white coat and Nurse’s scrubs]
A doctor? A nurse?

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[Split screen showing a busy pedestrian street on the left and a grandfather teaching his grandson how to ride a bike on the right]
They are important but the health of Canadians and the effectiveness of our healthcare system relies upon the knowledge and skills of many non medical professionals.

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[A doctor and a health manager in a meeting]
Our system requires health managers

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[An information specialist and healthcare workers in a meeting]
information specialists and

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[A healthcare worker and an analyst looking at a computer screen]
Public policy analysts and researchers working

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[Arrows connect the three icons for health policy, management and informatics]
together to promote health and to run our healthcare system.

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[Aerial footage of York university campus]
The Health Studies program at York University prepares students for careers that Canadian Business Magazine says are

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[The quote “health care manager, information system analyst & health policy researcher are among Canada’s best jobs for salary and demand outlook.” by Canadian Business Magazine appears on screen.]
among Canada's best jobs for salary and demand outlook

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[A red map of Canada with a white medical cross]
in health policy students learn how governments develop and

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[Zoom in on the white medical cross]
implement policies while examining

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[White medical cross on a red heart]
current issues that directly impact health

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[Lines branching out from red heart connect to symbols for money, education, employment, law, food, and the economy]
such as income poverty education and employment.

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[Crowd of demonstrators with the word ‘policy’ on screen]
in this program students explore the importance of health education and human rights as well as the role that

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[Two men discussing a spreadsheet with the word ‘policy’ on screen]
politics, ethics, economics, law and interest groups play in the development of public policy

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[A tree diagram of a health care structure]
in health management students learn about the healthcare system from an organizational perspective through state-of-the-art management courses that

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[The words ‘health management’, ‘leadership’, ‘system performance’, ‘finance’, ‘integrated health systems’ appear on screen]
cover health management, leadership and decision-making measuring performance

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[Timelapse of rising line graph]
finance and integrated health systems

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[Video of a professor and his students looking over a graph being displayed on a phone, a table, and a laptop]
In health informatics students learn how information technology is rapidly changing health and healthcare including how we communicate with our healthcare providers and

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[Video of three students looking at a laptop being displayed on a phone, a table, and a laptop]
how we collect and interpret information to make decisions that directly affect healthcare.

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[Graduation cap and the words ‘Bachelor of Health Studies Degree (BHS)’ on a red background]
All students in York's Health Studies program graduate with a Bachelor of Health Studies degree

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[Map of Canada with a white medical cross and the word ‘policy’ on a red background]
but can choose to focus on policy

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[Heart rate graph and the word ‘management’ on a red background]
Management or

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[Tablet and a laptop and the word ‘management’ on a red background]

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[Symbols for law, gender equality, management, security, and medicine on a red background]
or they can customize their degree to combine all three. York's multidisciplinary approach teaches students about the many interconnected factors and complex issues that impact health and healthcare.

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[Marina Morrow, Chair of the School of Health Policy and Management]
The world is facing unprecedented health challenges

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[Newspaper with headline ‘Zika virus spreading’]
including chronic diseases and aging

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[Senior patient in a hospital]
population and

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[Homeless man]
growing rates of inequality

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[Professor lecturing in a classroom]
In our program students have the opportunity to work with people from different backgrounds and to learn to solve problems in new and creative ways.

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[Marina Morrow, Chair of the School of Health Policy and Management]
Our graduates are out there leading change and making a difference.

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[Jennifer Catton, Manager, Strategy & Quality at the Department of Medical Imaging, UHN, Joint Department of Medical Imaging]
I graduated with a Bachelor of Health Studies specializing in health management.

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[Jennifer walking in office]
I’m now the manager of strategy and quality with the joint department of medical imaging.

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[Jennifer meeting with colleague]
Here at JDMI, my team is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the department.

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[Jennifer speaking]
We develop best practices internal to JDMI and then work with partners to scale all across Ontario.

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[Wali Karzai, Business Analyst, Strategy & Quality, Department of Medical Imaging at the UHN, Joint Department of Medical Imaging]
I'm a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Health Studies program specializing in health management.

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[Wali looking at spreadsheet with colleague]
Right now I'm a business analyst for the joint department of medical imaging

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[Wali working on computer]
The work that I do really takes a look at

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[Wali presenting to a colleague]
opportunities for improving the healthcare system by way of reducing wait times

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[Wali speaking]
then improving overall experience.

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[Shirlee Li, Information Coordinator at the Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre]
I graduated from the health informatics program and now I'm the

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[Shirlee working on computer]
information coordinator with the

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[Shirlee and colleague walking down hallway]
regional geriatric program of Toronto. My team and I work with big data to produce

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[Shirlee and colleague looking at data]
meaningful information for the government and health professionals.

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[Shirlee speaking]
This data provides us valuable information so that we can serve our patients better.

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[Julia Salzmann, Senior Policy Analyst at York Region]
I graduated from York University with a bachelor's in health studies where I specialized in health policy and I

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[York Region Administrative Centre]
currently work as a senior policy analyst with York Region on

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[Julia talking with colleague]
developing a diversity and inclusion policy and charter for our region and

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[Julia looking at ad mockups with colleague]
this work will ensure that we continue to make our communities as welcoming

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[Julia speaking]
safe and inclusive as possible.

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[Symbols for Health Policy, Management, and Informatics]
With health policy, management, and informatics,

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[The sentence “More breadth and depth than any other university in Canada” on top of a map of Canada]
York's Health Studies program offers more study breadth and depth than any other university in Canada while preparing students for rewarding careers in these rapidly growing areas.

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[The sentence “Learn more about how you can make a difference” on a white background)
Learn more about how you can make a difference in health and

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[The sentence “Health Studies at York University” on a white background]
health care with a Bachelor of Health Studies degree from York University.

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[The URL “” on a white background]
Visit our website at ‘shpm’ dot ‘info’ dot ‘yorku’ dot ‘ca’

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[Faculty of Health at York University logo]