PATHF-SA Pathway to Health Programs

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
COMM-1197Communication Skills for Health Professionals 1
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This course will prepare students to effectively communicate in an academic context. Students will develop skills in reading comprehension, listening, oral presentation, as well as technical and academic writing. Students will learn to summarize and synthesize information effectively in oral and written form. Emphasis will be placed on the writing process, grammar, mechanics, and formats. Students will also begin to familiarize themselves with the American Psychological Association (APA) format, and develop research skills using Red River College's online database, EBSCOhost and the internet.

COMM-2197Communication Skills for Health Professionals 2
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This course will further develop the oral and written communication skills learned in term one. Students will deliver oral presentations, develop reflective writing skills, write academic papers and create brief technical reports. Students will implement their research skills using the EBSCOhost database and the online catalogue and will further expand their knowledge of the American Psychological Association (APA) format.

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HEAL-1049Introduction to the Health Professions
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This course introduces students to a range of professions within the health field. Students will learn about different career options in the health professions through participation in a series of health facility tours and seminars led by professionals from a number of health disciplines. Students will also develop knowledge and skills in team building, conflict mediation, values awareness, intercultural communication and safe and respectful workplace practices. Emphasis will be placed on building the professional behaviours important in the workplace.

HEAL-1051Applied Learning Project: Health Professions
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This course introduces students to some of the technical skills required in the health professions. Working in a lab setting, students will learn basic skills and apply principles of workplace safety. Students will also work in teams on an applied health related project.

MATH-1122Math for Health Programs 1
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This course will equip students with a strong foundation of the basic mathematical concepts necessary to be successful in the health professions. Students will learn basic math operations and problem solving skills with an emphasis on applications relevant to the health fields. The topics covered in this course include basic arithmetic, measurement and basic algebra.

MATH-2122Math for Health Programs 2
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This course will build on the skills developed in Math for Health Programs 1. Students will learn basic math operations and problem solving skills relating to drug dosage calculations and basic statistics.

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MEDT-1001Medical Terminology
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This course is a self-directed study unit designed to ensure mastery of the medical language. This course enables learners to use and understand the medical terminology common to most allied health personnel. This is accomplished by categorizing related terms into easily learned units and introducing students to the structure of medical language. By learning prefixes, suffixes, and word roots, learners will be able to build, use, and spell medical words that relate to body systems and body organization. Common abbreviations and symbols are also included. The completion of this course will equip students with an understanding of the terms included in the course text and the basis for recognizing and understanding new and unfamiliar terms introduced in other Paramedicine courses and used in clinical and practical settings.

MEDT-1001Medical Terminology
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This course is a self-directed study unit designed to ensure mastery of the medical language. This course enables learners to use and understand the medical terminology common to most allied health personnel. This is accomplished by categorizing related terms into easily learned units and introducing students to the structure of medical language. By learning prefixes, suffixes, and word roots, learners will be able to build, use, and spell medical words that relate to body systems and body organization. Common abbreviations and symbols are also included. The completion of this course will equip students with an understanding of the terms included in the course text and the basis for recognizing and understanding new and unfamiliar terms introduced in other Paramedicine courses and used in clinical and practical settings.

PDEV-1054Introduction to Professional Studies
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This course will equip students with the necessary skills to be successful in college. Topics include goal setting, time management, study and test taking skills, self-assessment, reflective practice and critical thinking skills. Students will also learn effective approaches to managing stress and develop strategies to become a more self-directed learner. Emphasis will be placed on building the intrapersonal and interpersonal communication skills important to college success.

SAFE-1028WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

SCIE-1022Science Foundations for Health Programs
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This course will help equip students with the foundational concepts in chemistry and biochemistry necessary to succeed in the health sciences. Topics include the organization of the periodic table, the structure of the eukaryotic cell, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, structure of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, acid-base reactions, cell respiration, cell organelles, ATP synthesis and DNA/RNA.

ZOOL-1071Human Anatomy and Physiology
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This course focuses on normal human structure and function.  Topics include cells and tissues, support and movement, communication, and organ system control.  Unifying concepts of the relationship between structure and function, structural hierarchy, and organ system integration are emphasized.  Laboratory experiences reinforce these topics and concepts.  

ZOOL-1072Human Anatomy and Physiology
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A working knowledge of introductory anatomy and physiology is assumed.  The details of anatomy and physiology are organized around unifying concepts such as interrelationships of body organ systems, homeostasis, and the complementary nature of structure and function.  Presentation of the material reflects hierarchical levels of complexity that contribute to the organization of the body as a whole and the students' understanding of this organization.  Laboratory exercise are essential in adding students to apply theoretical concepts of anatomy and physiology.

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