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Foundations in Canadian Health


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Interested in starting a career or education program in health but lack direct experience with the Canadian healthcare system, anatomy/physiology or medical terminology? 

Get the medical foundation you need with our Foundations in Canadian Health Program.

This program provides preparatory courses for individuals who are new to a health education program or lack training or work experience in the Canadian healthcare system or are interested in applying to the Health Informatics or Health Information programs.

Study 100% online. No application required.

Enrolment for these online courses is open (no application required).

There are no transfer credits or exemptions for prerequisite courses. You may take multiple courses in a term (based on scheduling), and there is no time limit to complete the program.

Program courses fulfill the pre-requisite requirements for the Health Informatics or Health Information Management diplomas; please review the Program Admission & Prerequisite Chart.

To enrol in courses in the Foundations in Canadian Health program, search using the “Health Info Skill Development” program or plan on the course selection page.

Who Should Take the Foundations in Canadian Health Program? 

Individuals who:

  • Are starting a career in the health care field
  • Are acquiring academic admission credentials for future college/university study
  • Need a refresher course in Anatomy/Physiology  and/or Medical terminology
  • Are project managers or consultants, planning to work in health care
  • Are health care professional trained outside of Canada 
  • Are mature students interested in returning to post- secondary education 
  • Require prerequisites for Health Informatics and Health Information Management programs
Please contact CCE for consultation to help determine if this program is right for you. 

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