Pre-Health Sciences

Tuition and Fees

Program Title: Pre-Health Sciences
Credential Earned: Ontario College Certificate
Delivery: Full Time
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Program Status: See Program Codes for specific program status

Program Codes
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.
NORT – H142 (PC) Timmins Campus – Open
NORT – H145 (JB) Moosone Campus – Open

January 2016 Start Date
NORT – H143W (KL) Kirkland Lake Campus –  Open


Program Description
The Pre-Health Sciences program provides students with the opportunity to study subject areas relevant to health career programs at Northern College and affiliate partners and to instill an appreciation of the professional roles, responsibilities and academic requirements of health care disciplines. The goal of the program is to prepare men and women for their chosen health career program. Completing both semesters of this program successfully will provide the prerequisites for entry into the Bachelor of Science – Nursing, Practical Nursing, and Paramedic programs.

Career Opportunities
Graduates may find employment opportunities in public and private agencies and institutions including family homes, community-based services, residential and custody settings.

Contact
Clint Sheehan
Tel: 705-235-3211 x2189
sheehanc@northern.on.ca

Admission Requirements
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
Grade 12 English (C, U)
Grade 11 Math (C, M, U) (Preferably Functions and Relations or equivalent)

Or equivalent

It is strongly recommended that students entering the Pre-Health Sciences program have access to the Internet. In this program, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics will provide students with a solid background to satisfy the entrance requirements for Northern’s Nursing Baccalaureate, RPN, Paramedic, Massage Therapy and Medical Laboratory Technician programs.

A 3.0 GPA in the Pre-Health Sciences program is a requirement to be admissible to the BScN program.

Semester 1
CM1913 Communications I – Model B
PH1004 Human Biology I
PH1014 Chemistry I
PH1133 Mathematics for Health Sciences I
PS1004 Introduction to Psychology
PH2103 Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

Semester 2
PH2004 Human Biology II
PH2024 Chemistry II
PH2034 Physics
PH2003 Mathematics for Health Sciences II
SW2023 Conflict Resolution/Mediation

Semester 1

CM1913 Communications I Model B
Communications I is a practical course designed to help strengthen both oral and written skills. Students will be exposed to a variety of learning methods and communication formats. Emphasis will be placed on the use of appropriate structure, writing conventions and style. Students will also develop discipline-specific documents as well as learn the basics of portfolio assembly and presentation.

PH1004 Human Biology I
Human Biology I will enable the learner to develop a foundation in the fundamental concepts of Biology in preparation for the systematic study of the human body. The learner will study and explore the following areas of Biology; Cell Biology, Genetics, and Evolution. The emphasis will be on understanding the underlying concepts and principles within the context of the human body, and applying them to a diversity of practical systems.

PH1014 Chemistry I
Chemistry I will enable the learner to develop a foundation in the fundamental concepts of general chemistry. The learner will qualitatively and quantitatively study and explore the following areas of chemistry; the nature and structure of matter, the interactions of matter, and the states of matter. The emphasis will be on understanding the underlying chemical concepts and principles, and applying them to a diversity of practical systems.

PH1133 Mathematics for Health Sciences
Mathematics for Health Sciences will enable the learner to develop proficiency in the fundamental concepts of mathematics regularly encountered by health care professionals. The learner will study the following areas of mathematics; fractions, decimals, ratio, proportion and percent; data presentation, and systems of measurement. The emphasis will be on understanding the underlying concepts and principles, and applying them to a diversity of typical health care situations.

PS1004 Introduction to Psychology
This course provides an introduction to selected concepts and theories of psychology including the history of and major trends in psychology. The human life cycle is studied in the context of theories, such as Piaget, Kohlberg and Erikson. Abnormal psychology is introduced. This course may also provide an introduction to the topics of conditioning and learning, cognition and creativity, intelligence, motivation and emotion, gender and sexuality, personality, social behaviour, and human relations. This course provides an introduction to selected concepts and theories of psychology including the history of and major trends in psychology. The human life cycle is studied in the context of theories, such as Piaget, Kohlberg and Erikson. Abnormal psychology is introduced. This course may also provide an introduction to the topics of conditioning and learning, cognition and creativity, intelligence, motivation and emotion, gender and sexuality, personality, social behaviour, and human relations.

PH2103 Critical Thinking / Problem Solving
Critical Thinking/Problem solving will enable the learner to assess the arguments of others by equipping them with the skills to asses the truth claims put forward in support of a conclusion and to assess the structure and consistency of the argument itself. The learner will discover how to effectively construct arguments to advocate for their own positions. As a result, the learner will hone their ability to critique the claims of others, to understand and articulate their own opinions, and to make the best decision in a given set of circumstances.

Semester 2

PH2004 Human Biology II
Human Biology II will enable the learner to build upon the foundation of the fundamental concepts of Biology covered in the Human Biology I. The learner will apply the concepts from Human Biology I to the study of anatomy, physiology and social biology. The emphasis will be on understanding the underlying concepts and principles, and applying them to a diversity of practical systems.

PH2024 Chemistry II
Chemistry II will enable the learner to build upon the foundation of the fundamental concepts of chemistry covered in Chemistry I. The learner will apply the concepts from Chemistry I to the study of organic chemistry and biochemistry. The emphasis will be on understanding the underlying chemical concepts and principles, and applying them to a diversity of practical systems.

PH2034 Physics
This course will enable the learner to develop a strong foundation in the fundamental concepts of physics. The learner will explore the fields of classical mechanics, thermodynamics, gases, fluids, electricity and magnetism, and waves. The emphasis will be on understanding the underlying physical concepts and principles, and then utilizing critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to apply them to a diversity of practical systems. Special emphasis will be placed on the application of these concepts to the health and bio-sciences.

PH2143 Mediation / Conflict Resolution
This course is designed to help students look at conflict in a theoretical and critical manner and then to recognize and apply systemic methods of resolving disputes ranging from interpersonal conflict to analyzing more complex global issues. Students will learn to identify, avoid, and resolve their own personal conflicts as well as assisting others as a neutral third party, to do so in an efficient and effective fashion.

PH2003 Mathematics for Health Sciences II
Mathematics for Health Sciences II will enable the learner to develop proficiency in the fundamental concepts of bio-statistics regularly encountered in health and bio-sciences. The learner will explore the following areas of bio statistics: regression analysis, probability, statistics, probability distributions, organization and management of data. The emphasis will be on understanding the underlying concepts and principles, and applying them to a diversity of typical health and bio-science situations.

SW2023 Conflict Resolution/Mediation
This course is designed to help students look at conflict in a theoretical and critical manner and then to recognize and apply systemic methods of resolving disputes ranging from interpersonal conflict to analyzing more complex global issues. Students will learn to identify, avoid, and resolve their own personal conflicts as well as assisting others as a neutral third party and to do so in an efficient and effective manner.

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Articulation Agreements – Universities
Program Degree at Receiving University
Massage Therapy Brock (Ontario)
Bachelor of Arts Community Health
Paramedic University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario)
Practical Nursing Bachelor of Allied Health Science (Honours)
Medical Laboratory Technician
Pre-Health Sciences Algoma (Ontario)
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Practical Nursing University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honours)
Lakehead (Ontario)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Algoma (Ontario)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RPN Bridging Program
Ryerson (Ontario)
Bachelor of Health Administration Health Information Management or Bachelor of Health Administration Health Services Management
 
Practical Nursing Thompson Rivers (BC)
Paramedic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honours)
Massage Therapy  
   

Note 1: The information above is subject to change without notice at the institution’s discretion.
Note 2: Ryerson University may ask applicants to complete two or three university level liberal studies courses prior to admission.