HLTD54H3 Toronto's Stories of Health and Illness

This seminar course explores stories of health, illness, and disability that are in some way tied to the City of Toronto. It asks how the Canadian healthcare setting impacts the creation of illness narratives. Topics will include major theorizations of illness storytelling (“restitution”, “chaos,” and “quest” narratives); narrative medicine; ethics and digital health storytelling.


HLTB50H3 with a minimum grade of 70% and an additional 1.0 credit at the C-level from the program requirements from the Minor in Health Humanities.


HLTD50H3 if taken in the Winter 2018 semester.

Recommended Preparation: 

Prior experience in humanities courses at the secondary or post-secondary level is strongly recommended.

Enrolment Limits: 
Breadth Requirements: 
Arts, Literature & Language

Priority will be given to student enroled in the Minor program in Health Humanities, and students enroled in the Major/Major Co-op programs in Health Studies who are in their graduating year.