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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 for additional contact information.
HEAL-1003Medical Terminology
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Discuss the technical language of medical science. Includes the fundamentals of medical language including word components, definitions, spelling and pronunciation using a systems approach. Basic anatomy and physiology are included to assist in understanding the structure and function of organs and systems in the human body.

HEAL-1006Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 (ZOOL1071)
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An introductory study of the structure and function of the human body. The gross and histological anatomy of each principal organ system is examined. The physiology of each organ system is also discussed. The principle of homeostasis is used to examine the correlation between structure and function and demonstrate the functional integration of the organ systems with each other. The importance of learning using correct terminology is stressed. Laboratory exercises support and enrich the theoretical content.

HEAL-2070Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 (ZOOL1072)
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The gross and histological anatomy of each principal organ system is examined. The details of anatomy and physiology are organized around unifying concepts such as inter-relationships of body organ systems, homeostasis and the complimentary nature of structure and function. Presentation of the material reflects hierarchical levels of complexity that contribute to the understanding of the body as whole. The importance of learning and using correct terminology is stressed. Laboratory exercises assist in aiding the application of theoretical concepts of anatomy and physiology. (This course has credit hours in the Nursing Joint Baccalaureate Program.)

MBIO-2000Nursing Microbiology
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Nursing Microbiology (formerly MBIO 1016). This course examines knowledge of medically-significant organisms, how microorganisms interact with a host and the range of defences available to the host.  Theoretical and practical exercises in the control of microorganisms are included.  Laboratory experiences reinforce the understanding of the characteristics of bacteria.

PARA-2003Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
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This video-based, instructor-led, advanced course, builds on the foundation of basic life support (BLS) skills. It emphasizes the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR and takes healthcare provider training to the next level- highlighting the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes. The Heart and Stroke Foundations ACLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.

PARA-2004Prehospital Trauma Life Support
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The world’s premier pre-hospital trauma education developed in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons to promote critical thinking in addressing multi-system trauma and provide the latest evidence-based treatment practices.

PARA-2005Pediatric Advanced Life Support
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This video-based, instructor-led, advanced course, focuses on a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The Heart and Stroke Foundations Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients, as well as others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

PARA-2006Advanced Medical Life Support
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This is the first EMS education program that fully addresses how to best assess and manage the most common medical crises in patients, offering a "think outside the box" methodology.  It is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including Primary Care Paramedics, Advance Care Paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians.

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This course explores the major areas of modern psychology. Key topics include sensation, cognition, learning, motivation, emotional behaviour, stress, methods of coping/adapting, brain structure and function and psychopathology. Fundamental principles of the scientific method and research design are emphasized. Students are expected to gain insight into the roots of human behaviour from both a biological and psychological perspective.

PSYC-9005Psychological Health & Safety Certification
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In this course, students will first learn about the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (PH&S). This standard provides employers with a framework on how to foster psychologically safe and healthy work environments. The examination of a Case Study, "Health Region Hospital Group", will provide the context, content and careful consideration to the various presentations you will create along with the cohort group you will be assigned. Then, students (cohort groups) will develop a series of presentations that will demonstrate their knowledge of the steps to support organizations in implementing this standard. These steps will include presenting the business case and preparing for the assessment process to establish a baseline of psychological health and safety. Finally, students will recommend an action plan to implement psychological health and safety within the organization. 

This course will have a final assignment that will be completed asynchronously two weeks after the session delivery. 

SAFE-1000Occupational Safety and Health
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Explore a basic introduction into the field of Occupational Safety & Health. The responsibilities of employers, employees and government in regards to occupational health and safety are addressed. Topics include job safety analysis, effective safety equipment and practices, occupational health and hygiene, safety programs, and safety instruction. Discover how to apply these standards in the work environment.

SOCI-1000Sociology (SOSC-3007)
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This course is concerned with the presentation of historical, theoretical, and cross-cultural perspectives of society in a time of rapid social change. Use of the scientific method in examining sociological issues is encouraged. Emphasis is placed on the Canadian scene, and students are encouraged to maintain this Canadian perspective in course assignments.

WRKS-1027COVID-19 Nasopharyngeal Sample Collection
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This micro-credential focuses on nasopharyngeal sample collection, which is an important part of identifying individuals with COVID-19 to assist in the pandemic response. Students will become familiar with safe sample collection procedures. This will include a review of COVID-19 and its causative agent, the anatomy and physiology of the nasopharynx, and best practices when working with clients and samples.

Admission Requirements:

Those working in the health-care field will be required to present proof of employment in the field, a certificate of graduation, confirmation of registration or a license with the regulatory body for that profession.

All students will be required to present proof of enrolment or registration in a Manitoba post-secondary education program.

Health professionals qualified to practice in jurisdictions outside Manitoba or Canada will be required to present proof of degree or registration or a license with the regulatory body from an outside jurisdiction (current or lapsed).

Please be advised, students with English as a second language should only take this course if they meet the English language requirements listed on the COVID-19 Nasopharyngeal Sample Collection page. Proof of completed English Language Assessment is not required.

For complete details on admission requirements and eligibility, please click here.

Note: Students registering for a Regional offering must be able to attend lab and work in the region for which they have registered.

To register, please call the Continuing Education Office at 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073.

WRKS-1330BLS Provider
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The BLS Provider Course is designed to prepare healthcare professionals to recognize several life-threatening emergencies and to provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner as per the Heart and Stroke Foundation. This course includes adult, child and infant rescue skills in both out of hospital and in-hospital settings.

WRKS-9166COVID-19 Anterior Nasal Swab
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The two-hour online COVID-19 Anterior Nasal Swab course trains individuals on safe sample collection procedures. This will include a review of COVID-19 and its causative agent, the anatomy and physiology of the anterior nares and best practices when working with samples.

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