Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas

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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Cell Biology and Introduction to Anatomy
BIOL1055

Description:

This introductory course will provide a basic biology background for students with little or no previous science exposure. Students will begin by exploring the characteristics of life followed by a detailed examination of cellular biology as it relates to these characteristics. Students will also be familiarized with proper anatomical terminology. Finally the course will explore both the anatomical and physiological processes that occur in some of the major organ systems in the human body (nervous, endocrine and reproductive).This course includes laboratory exercises designed to enhance understanding of the lecture material.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Chemistry I for Health Sciences Foundations
CHEM1011

Description:

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of chemistry as they relate to the health care field. Students will be introduced to scientific terminology and proper notation, the study of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding and chemical reactions. Emphasis will be placed on developing scientific literacy and practical skills as demonstrated in a laboratory setting. These topics will find applications in the health sciences and will provide students with a foundation for chemistry in health care.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Computer Software Applications
COMP1076

Description:

Students will use the Microsoft Office application suite to create and format academic documents, professional electronic presentations and spreadsheets. They will develop strategies for effective electronic filing and backup, as well as learn to operate effectively within the Conestoga computing environment.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Pre-Health Foundations
HEAL1475

Description:

This exploratory course is intended to support student success in a postsecondary environment, as well as to examine the fundamentals of the Canadian Health Care System. Students will expand their knowledge and skills in areas such as learning styles, study techniques, note taking, test taking, time management, collaboration, professionalism, research, and development of academic goals. Additionally, this course will provide the students with an opportunity to identify current issues and trends affecting health care in Canada and to relate these to their preferred health care careers. Students will explore how Canadian Federal and Provincial Health Care Policies differ from those in other jurisdictions around the globe and they will explore Health Care issues they may encounter as a result of Canada’s increasingly diverse population. Students will discuss strategies for providing competent care regardless of their own biases in relation to health care issues.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Foundational Mathematics for Health Sciences
MATH1507

Description:

This course provides the student with the basic math skills and confidence necessary to succeed in their post-secondary education. Students will recall fundamental math skills such as: order of operations, calculations with fractions, decimals, percent, ratio and proportion, word problems, metric system, graph creation and interpretation and an introduction to algebra. Students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge through lecture and practical application.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

Course Details

Anatomy and Physiology for Health Sciences
BIOL1065

Description:

As a continuation of Cell Biology and Introduction to Anatomy, this course will continue to explore the anatomy and physiology of the human body's major organ systems (skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, integumentary, lymphatic and immune). Each organ system will be examined individually to enable students to understand the function of the human body as a whole. This course includes laboratory exercises designed to enhance understanding of the lecture material.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: BIOL1026 OR BIOL1055
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Chemistry II for Health Sciences Foundations
CHEM1060

Description:

As a continuation of Chemistry I for Health Sciences Foundations, this course will further develop students understanding of matter and chemical reactions, with emphasis on molecular compounds. Students will be introduced to the gas laws, solutions and compound solubility, acids and bases, and organic chemistry. Organic compound nomenclature, structures and properties will be highlighted, and their importance in chemical and biological systems discussed. These topics will find applications in the health sciences and will provide students with a chemistry perspective of health and the human body.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: CHEM1011
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English II for Health Sciences
COMM1200

Description:

This course is designed to introduce the communication skills necessary for academic and professional success. By analyzing cases that reflect real life communication situations, students will attain the skills in problem solving and decision making required in professional communications. Emphasis will be placed on producing effective written documents. The course also helps students to develop basic oral presentation skills.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMM1085 OR COMM1190
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Math Applications for Health Sciences
MATH1525

Description:

A continuation of Foundational Mathematics, this course will enable students to continue to practice the skills learned in first semester. Students will utilize their math skills to solve real world problems encountered in a health care career. Upon completion of this course, students will confident in their ability to apply their math skills.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1177 OR MATH1507
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Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Program outcomes

  1. Examine fundamental biological concepts, processes and systems of the human body, including the structure, function and properties of the molecules of life, cells, tissues and organ systems in relation to homeostasis and health.
  2. Examine fundamental concepts, processes and systems of chemistry, including matter and chemical bonding; quantities in chemical reactions; solutions and solubility; acids and bases; as well as nomenclature, structure and properties of organic compounds in relation to health and the human body.
  3. Solve basic numeric problems and interpret data related to health sciences and other science-related fields using mathematical concepts, including algebra, basic probability and descriptive statistics.
  4. Use health sciences and other science-related language and terminology appropriately to communicate clearly, concisely, and correctly in written, spoken, and visual forms.
  5. Prepare a personal strategy and plan for academic, career and professional development in the health sciences or other science-related fields.
  6. Investigate health sciences and science-related questions, problems and evidence using the scientific method.