Health Introductory Courses

Your introduction to the Canadian health system

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Course Descriptions

HTH 100 Understanding the Canadian Healthcare System

Study the Canadian health care system in terms of its history, health care governance and related provincial and federal regulations and legislation. Examine how Canada’s health care system is organized, regulated, and managed. Explore the different levels of care found in the health care system, and discuss how information is used and shared within the different levels. Analyze the various components of the health care system and develop an understanding of how the role of a Health Information Manager and Health Informatics professional fits 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.

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HTH 200 Medical Terminology

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.  This course is designed for individuals with limited, or no, educational background in the healthcare sector, or study of anatomy, physiology and pathology.

 

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HTH 300 Anatomy & Physiology

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.