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SOSC 4144 | Field Course

AP/SOSC 4144 6.0 Engaging Health in the Community: Advanced Health Research in the Field

This course applies academic knowledge of health, health advocacy and health care systems to experience in community settings through classroom study and applying social science research methods in student placements in health-related organizations and agencies.

Prerequisites: AP/SOSC 3993 3.00 and AP/SOSC 2110 6.00 or AP/SOSC 2150 9.00, and the completion of 84 credits, or permission of the Instructor.

You could work here:

  • Somali Women and Children's Support Network
  • Fred Victor
  • Clean Air Partnership
  • Healthy Kids Toronto
  • Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
  • St, Michael's Hospital
  • Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition
  • Hamilton Health Sciences Regional Rehabilitation Resource Center  
  • The Community Place Hub
  • V!VA Pickering Retirement Community
  • SAAAC Autism Centre
  • Villa Colombo Vaughan Long Term Care
  • North York Community Place 
  • Yonge Street Mission
  • Amica Seniors Life Style 
  • The Spark Institute: Naturopathy Clinic
  • York Autism Centre 
  • John Cooper Learning Centre
  • CAMH
  • Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy
  • YFS Wellness Centre
  • North York Harvest
  • Rexdale Community Centre


What is a placement?

You will apply for a position within an organization, where you’ll practise and develop the skills learned in your course.

Will I be paid?

No. You’ll receive course credit because each placement experience is tied to a particular course. 

Will I be graded?

Yes. You’ll be assigned a supervisor who will guide you through the experience and evaluate your performance.

How long is the placement?

You will work part-time so you can continue your studies. The length varies by course. 

How do I apply?

You’ll get a job description that outlines the application process, which usually involves a resumé and cover letter, interview and references. 

Will I be insured while on placement?

Students who are on an unpaid placement are fully insured by York University.