Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas Curriculum

Formerly named: General Arts and Science - College Health Science

Accepting Applications for January 2019

See curriculum for: September 2018
Credential: Ontario College Certificate ( 2 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 07, 2019
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
GHS
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,412.03 per semester*
International:
$7,993.13 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.
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Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

SCIE 150
Units/ Hours: 45

This introductory chemistry course will prepare students for further study and future employment in the health science field. Students will have an opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of chemistry as they study matter, energy, chemical reactions and how these topics relate to the health sciences. The applied laboratory component of the course will allow students to deepen their understanding of theoretical concepts using scientific investigation. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to continue on to the more comprehensive chemistry course offered in the second semester.

COMM 201
Units/ Hours: 45

Communications I is an introductory course that provides a foundation in college-level communications by teaching students to read critically, write appropriately for a variety of audiences, conduct and cite research, and revise for clarity and correctness. In seminars and labs, students will engage in both independent and collaborative activities, including the development of a digital portfolio designed to help them become more effective communicators in academic and professional environments.

SCIE 148
Units/ Hours: 45

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of biology, human anatomy and human physiology including cellular structure, the form and function of body systems, the organization of humans as biological systems and homeostasis. Students will have the opportunity for the application of concepts in a laboratory setting. Successful completion of this course will prepare students for further study of biological sciences at the college level.

MATH 117
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will enable students to apply mathematical concepts important for students in the College Health Science program. It is also designed to complement and reinforce learning in the first semester Human Biology and Chemistry for Health Science courses.

HLTH 273
Units/ Hours: 30

Students will investigate and explore a variety of professional issues specific to the professions in the health field. Students will apply critical thinking to topics such as legal issues and ethical practice.

SOCI 36
Units/ Hours: 45

This course offers a systematic approach to exploring human behaviour. The concepts and empirical findings are examined using a variety of theoretical approaches. Major topics include perception, motivation, learning, memory, intelligence, and personality.

Semester 2

SCIE 151
Units/ Hours: 45

This chemistry course follows Chemistry for College Health Science I and is designed to prepare students for study and work in a chemistry-related or health science field. Students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of quantitative relationships, gases, solutions, acid-base chemistry, and chemical equilibrium. Students will also be introduced to essential concepts in organic chemistry and biochemistry. In the laboratory component, students will apply theoretical concepts and gain practical experience in following lab protocol and writing lab reports.

Pre-Requisites
COMM 202
Units/ Hours: 45
SCIE 149
Units/ Hours: 45

This course provides students with the opportunity for continued study of the concepts and processes associated with the human body. Students will study theory and conduct applied investigation to the many organ systems of the body, including cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.

Pre-Requisites
HLTH 274
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will support students as they prepare for future health-related pathway programs. Students will develop realistic goals and strategies for their next learning or working experience as well as initiate the development of a professional portfolio to showcase their skills and accomplishments. During the course, students will investigate and apply principles and professional standards required for success in the various health-related fields.

MATH 118
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will enable students to apply mathematical concepts important for student in the College Health Science program. It is also designed to complement and reinforce learning in the second semester Human Biology and Chemistry for Health Science courses.

Units/ Hours: 45

All graduates of diploma programs require general education credits. These courses allow you to explore issues of societal concern by looking at the history, theory and contemporary applications of those issues.

Your program has designated some required general education courses. In addition, you have the opportunity to choose from a list of electives each semester.

Many of these courses and some other general education courses are also available through evening classes, by distance education, or on-line. See our Part-Time Studies Calendar for these opportunities.

You may already possess general education equivalencies from other colleges or universities. Please see the General Education Co-ordinators at the Peterborough and Lindsay locations for possible exemptions.