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Canadian Health Care Certificate

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Course Descriptions

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HTH 100 Understanding the Canadian Healthcare System (3 Units)

This course presents an overview of the Canadian health care system in terms of its history, health care governance and related provincial and federal regulations and legislation. The course will examine how Canada’s healthcare system is organized, regulated, and managed. The course will present the different levels of care found in the health care system, and discuss how information is used and shared within the different levels. Application activities will provide students with the opportunity to analyze the various components of the health care system, and develop an understanding how different professional roles fit within this large and complex system. This course is geared towards individuals with no previous health education, or professional experience within the Canadian health care sector.

Instructors: Lisa ShallowDennis Cheung

HTH 116 Pathophysiology I (3 Units)

This course provides an overview of disease processes and the effect on different body systems. The etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions for various disorders are studied. The course builds on students’ experience with anatomy and physiology. Pre-requisite: Anatomy & Physiology

Instructors: Laera GattoniShawn Quait

HTH 117 Pathophysiology II (3 Units)

A continuation of Pathophysiology I course, the course provides an overview of processes and the effect on different body systems. The etiology, diagnostic testsand therapeutic interventions for various disorders are studied. Pre-requisite: Pathophysiology I

Prerequisite: Pathophysiology I

HTH 200 Medical Terminology (3 Units)

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the relevant clinical terminology to work successfully as part of the health care team. By completion of this course, the student will gain the requisite knowledge of medical terminology commonly used in the health care environment. Specific topics of focus include the origins and composition of medical words (roots, prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations) as they relate to major body systems, common disease terms, diagnostic tests and clinical procedures. This course is geared towards individuals with no previous health education, or professional experience within the Canadian health care sector.

Instructors: Lisa Shallow

HTH 300 Anatomy & Physiology (3 Units)

This comprehensive course provides students with an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include an overview of the human body in health and disease, Skeletal System, Muscular System, Cardiovascular System, Lymphatic and Immune System, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Urinary System, Nervous System, Special Senses, Integumentary System, Endocrine System, Reproductive System. This course is designed for individuals with limited, or no, educational background in anatomy, physiology and pathology.

HTH 400 Foundations in Epidemiology (3 Units)

This course provides an introductory overview of epidemiology concepts in terms of the distribution and determinants of diseases, health conditions and health issues within specific populations. Students will focus on foundational concepts within epidemiology in order to build an understanding of its application within public health and health research.

Instructors: Laera Gattoni