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ESTH1160 Career Planning for Esthetical Opportunities

Description: This course will introduce the students to the fundamentals of being a professional esthetician, from human resources, and business owner perspectives. Consideration of career opportunities, professional conduct, dealing with people, marketing, retailing, purchasing, and aspects of managing a successful business will be covered. Students will learn how to prepare themselves for working in esthetics service trade.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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PALL1030 Comfort Measures

Description: The focus of this course, will be on comfort measures for the terminally ill patient. There will be an emphasis placed on promoting a realistic independence for the client based on his/her support systems.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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HEAL1530 Coping with Death: Counselling, Support Groups and Alternative Therapies

Description: Various coping strategies for individuals experiencing grief and loss will be introduced in this course. Students examine the mourning process; they survey different counselling theories and approaches and identify groups and organizations dedicated to grief and bereavement issues. In addition, emerging trends such as art therapy, journaling and online communities are presented.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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ESTH1170 Esthetical Science - Anatomy

Description: This course is designed to provide the biology and chemistry information required for the esthetics field. This theory course not only covers the anatomy and physiology of the skin, but explores how the human body works, and how this directly relates to esthetics. Students will also gain information on bacteria, branches of chemistry to understand how chemistry applications relate to cosmetics.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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PALL1040 Ethical, Legal and Spiritual Concerns

Description: This course provides an overview of ethical, legal and spiritual concerns in palliative care. Explore the theories of death and dying in relation to various life stages and cultural implications. You will learn how to provide empathetic and sensitive care to client, family and significant others.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1354 Exercise Physiology

Description: In this course, students examine the various responses and adaptations that occur to the systems of the body as it is exposed to exercise stress of varying intensity, duration and frequency. Students will also be exploring the field of “Sedentary physiology”, including the effects of physical inactivity on metabolism.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1352
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OLRN1421 Foundations of Exercise Design

Description: During this course students are introduced to key exercise design concepts and principles for developing balanced and integrated exercise programs for health clients built on a solid foundation of science given conditions such as: participant interest, facility and equipment considerations, client characteristics, client needs, and fitness assessment results.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1351 Group Exercise Leadership

Description: Most engineering fields require knowledge of the electrical systems that power our tools, instruments and processes. Students examine how principles of electricity and network theorems apply to complex AC and DC circuits. Simulations and online activities help students develop safe work habits, interpret diagrams, analyze and build circuits, use test equipment, and apply mathematical formulas to predict electrical measurements.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1233 Health Assessment

Description: Health Assessment is designed to provide the student with the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills required to conduct a complete physical examination and health assessment of the client across the life cycle. Included are health history taking, physical examination skills, health promotion techniques and clinical decision making. The focus will be on the adult client who faces health challenges and life transitions.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1149 Introduction to Complementary Therapies

Description: In this introductory survey course you will study the history, development and practical application of complementary therapies and modern medicine. Examine numerous specific complementary therapies from historical, theoretical, and practical application perspectives. Therapies in recognized courses of study or certification which are offered in the complementary care practice courses will be highlighted.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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HEAL1500 Introduction to Thanatology

Description: This course introduces students to thanatology; the study of death and dying. Students will develop an understanding of the broad, interdisciplinary nature of thanatology and will explore personal attitudes and experiences of death. Current issues and topics in thanatology such as near death experiences, death in the arts and media, and the business of the funeral industry will also be explored.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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HEAL1540 Learning from Death and Dying

Description: In this capstone course, students integrate learning from other courses in the program to develop an understanding of the role of death and dying, grief and bereavement in modern society. Inspirational readings and personal narratives offer practical insight and powerful life lessons that will assist students of thanatology in providing support to individuals facing or coping with death.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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OLRN1419 Lifestyle Coaching

Description: Using behavioural change theories as a guide, students are introduced to and engage in strategies of establishing and maintaining a positive and healthy lifestyle across the life span. Communication skills of counseling and active listening are developed to better understand the varied needs and desires of individuals seeking to make changes in their current lifestyle.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1641 Medical Terminology

Description: Develop the language required to communicate effectively in a medical setting. Medical terminology, word structure as well as diagnostic procedures and pharmacology related to twelve body systems will be studied.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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HEAL1520 Mourning, Grief and Bereavement: Reactions and Responses to Death

Description: Reactions and responses to death from a variety of perspectives will be examined in this course. Students compare anticipated responses to death as determined by an individual's relationship to the deceased. Other factors influencing the grief response such as age, gender and manner of death are also considered.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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OLRN1352 Nutrition for Fitness and Health Promotion

Description: This course serves as an introduction to human nutrition. A review of basic dietary recommendations and needs is followed by applied topics in nutrition. Topics also include the impact of age, illness, physical activity and social attitudes on food and eating behaviours. Issues including food supply, safety and counseling are also discussed.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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PALL1060 Orientation to Palliative Care

Description: This course will provide an overview of Palliative Care and coping with death, dying and grief. The focus is to provide you with a review of the concepts of Palliative Care, the multidiscipline team, hospice, current approaches to care, roles, issues and expectation. Identify what resources are available and discuss home care vs. institutional care.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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PALL1070 Palliative Care Communications

Description: This course will focus on communication with the terminally ill patient. Topics include: effective communication techniques with the terminally ill and their families, basic processes and steps of effective communication, how to recognize influencing factors of personal and cultural attitudes in communication, discuss and identify basic verbal and non-verbal communication and discuss and apply basic techniques of communication used to establish a trusting relationship.
Hours: 20
Credits: 1
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OLRN1424 Physical Literacy

Description: This course introduces students to current concepts of physical literacy as they are being defined in Canadian sport, recreation and education. Students examine physical literacy concepts within the Provincial Physical and Health Education Curriculum, the Canadian Sport for Life model, as well as the Long Term Athletic Development model. Students create effective presentations to act as catalysts for change in the way Canadians view physical literacy. Emphasis is placed on the planning, delivery and assessment of fundamental movement skills acquisition plans based on the models reviewed in the course.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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PALL1020 Psychological and Social Implications of Palliative Care

Description: Students will develop the basic knowledge and skills required to understand psychological and social implications in oncology and palliative care patients and their families throughout the trajectory of the cancer experience. Explore the theories of death and dying in relation to various life stages and cultural implications. You will learn how to provide empathetic and sensitive care to client, family and significant others. Topics to be explored include historical views on cancer, coping, factors affecting coping and helping relationship, sexuality and oncology, crisis management, psychosocial issues in Cancer/Palliative care and burnout and ethical issues.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: PALL1060
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HEAL1510 Religious Beliefs, Traditions and Customs of Death

Description: Students will explore attitudes towards death and the death rituals and ceremonies of world religious traditions including Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. Students will also explore the religious attitudes and beliefs concerning immortality and life after death.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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OLRN1423 Risk Management (Fitness and Health Promotion)

Description: Students explore the legal concepts of negligence and liability and relative legislation, regulations, standards, and policies affecting the provision, safety, cleanliness, and maintenance of facilities. Students are introduced to methods of identifying risk, assist in designing strategies to prevent or minimize risk, and apply risk management strategies
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1154 Science of Popular Diets: Impact of Nutrition on Human Wellness

Description: Students explore concepts of human nutrition as they relate to fad diets and cultural norms, while gaining an understanding of the impact nutrition has on wellness and disease. They will examine a range of popular and culturally-specific diets are critically examined and assessed based on current practice and scientific evidence. Using a variety of interactive learning tools, students investigate the links between the major nutrients and personal health. Further, comparison of individual diet and nutrition standards allows for a thorough understanding of connections between nutrition and health. Students use existing knowledge to evaluate the benefits and consequences of popular “fad” diets. Cultural diet norms and popular diet trends are explored with a focus on the overall impact on individual and population wellness. Finally, through scientific investigation of emerging literature, the impact of scientific change is appreciated.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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