PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS INTHP-NA Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

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Overview

  • Available by classroom delivery; some available by distance delivery

Description

These courses are designed for individuals who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills or for those pursuing a career in a variety of health care disciplines.

Program Outline

Available Courses:

  • Medical Terminology - C/D
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers  - C
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 (ZOOL-1071) - C 
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 (ZOOL-1072)  - C
  • Occupational Safety & Health  - C/D
  • Psychology - C/D
  • Sociology - C/D

Legend:

  • C/D - Classroom or Distance Delivery
  • C - Classroom Delivery
  • D - Distance Delivery

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
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.
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.)

Prerequisites:
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.

PSYC-1002Psychology
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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.

Students enrolling in Part-Time and Online Education courses may be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus Store locations or online at bookstore.rrc.ca. Student booklists will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to scheduled course start dates. Please ensure materials are purchased in advance, to be available for the start date.

Note: Courses requiring a textbook will show "TR" in the Delivery field.


Click the "More Info" link beside the course's name to view the description of the course.

Course Dates and Fees

2024 Summer Term - Distance Education
PSYC-1002 Psychologymore info
Location: Off Campus
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25B. Smith255356$715
Location: Off Campus
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
B. Smith
Section
255356
Cost
$715
SOCI-1000 Sociology (SOSC-3007)more info
Location: Off Campus
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25B. Smith255441$715
Location: Off Campus
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
B. Smith
Section
255441
Cost
$715

2024 Fall Term - Continuing Education
HEAL-1006 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 (ZOOL1071)more info
Location: Notre Dame Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 10, 24 - Dec 05, 24Tu5:00PM - 7:00PMS. McGillivray257870$939
Sep 10, 24 - Dec 05, 24Tu7:00PM - 9:00PMS. McGillivray257871$939
Sep 10, 24 - Dec 05, 24Sa10:00AM - 12:00PMS. McGillivray257872$939
Sep 10, 24 - Dec 05, 24Sa1:00PM - 3:00PMS. McGillivray257873$939
Sep 10, 24 - Dec 05, 24Sa3:00PM - 5:00PMS. McGillivray260380$939
Location: Notre Dame Campus
Dates
Sep 10, 24 - Dec 05, 24
Class days
Tu
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
S. McGillivray
Section
257870
Cost
$939
Dates
Sep 10, 24 - Dec 05, 24
Class days
Tu
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
S. McGillivray
Section
257871
Cost
$939
Dates
Sep 10, 24 - Dec 05, 24
Class days
Sa
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
S. McGillivray
Section
257872
Cost
$939
Dates
Sep 10, 24 - Dec 05, 24
Class days
Sa
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
S. McGillivray
Section
257873
Cost
$939
Dates
Sep 10, 24 - Dec 05, 24
Class days
Sa
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
S. McGillivray
Section
260380
Cost
$939
MBIO-2000 Nursing Microbiologymore info
Location: Online
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 03, 24 - Nov 26, 24Tu6:00PM - 10:00PMD. Cabiles257874$609
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 03, 24 - Nov 26, 24
Class days
Tu
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
D. Cabiles
Section
257874
Cost
$609

2024 Fall Term - Distance Education
HEAL-1003 Medical Terminologymore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 03, 24 - Dec 13, 24H. Maynard258554$459
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 03, 24 - Dec 13, 24
Delivery
Instructor
H. Maynard
Section
258554
Cost
$459
SAFE-1000 Occupational Safety and Healthmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 08, 24 - Nov 14, 24E. Padua258555$555
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 08, 24 - Nov 14, 24
Delivery
Instructor
E. Padua
Section
258555
Cost
$555
PSYC-1002 Psychologymore info
Location: Off Campus
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25B. Smith258556$735
Oct 01, 24 - Mar 31, 25B. Smith258557$735
Nov 01, 24 - Apr 30, 25B. Smith258558$735
Dec 01, 24 - May 31, 25B. Smith258559$735
Location: Off Campus
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25
Delivery
Instructor
B. Smith
Section
258556
Cost
$735
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Mar 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
B. Smith
Section
258557
Cost
$735
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Apr 30, 25
Delivery
Instructor
B. Smith
Section
258558
Cost
$735
Dates
Dec 01, 24 - May 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
B. Smith
Section
258559
Cost
$735
SOCI-1000 Sociology (SOSC-3007)more info
Location: Off Campus
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25B. Smith258560$735
Oct 01, 24 - Mar 31, 25B. Smith258561$735
Nov 01, 24 - Apr 30, 25B. Smith258562$735
Dec 01, 24 - May 31, 25B. Smith258563$735
Location: Off Campus
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25
Delivery
Instructor
B. Smith
Section
258560
Cost
$735
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Mar 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
B. Smith
Section
258561
Cost
$735
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Apr 30, 25
Delivery
Instructor
B. Smith
Section
258562
Cost
$735
Dates
Dec 01, 24 - May 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
B. Smith
Section
258563
Cost
$735

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/studentcomputing for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Awards and Scholarships

A complete list of awards, bursaries, and scholarships can be found at catalogue.rrc.ca/AvailableAwards

Entrance Awards

UFCW Local 832 Annual Scholarship Award
Specific Application
Scholarships are available for those who are UFCW members employed by companies that contribute to the Education and Training Trust Fund. Students enrolling in both full-time and part-time studies are eligible. Application deadline is June 1. For further information, contact the UFCW Training Centre.

General Awards

Louis Riel Bursary
Through funding provided by the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and matched by the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI), bursaries, valued a minimum of $1000, are available to eligible Metis students attending a certificate, diploma or degree program (excluding Apprenticeship and upgrading programs) at Red River College Polytechnic, who are maintaining satisfactory academic progress in their program.  There are two applications that must be submitted:  1. the Louis Riel Bursary online application is available from Louis Riel Institute; 2. the General RRC Polytech Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships (link above) should be completed and submitted online. Only applicants who have submitted both applications by the application date will be eligible for consideration. Selection will be based on financial need (those receiving other funding, including MMF funding are still eligible to apply).  Applications will be accepted from August 1st to September 15th each year.  Applicants must be attending their program at the time of the application deadline.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.

Richard (Asher) Webb Social Justice Activist Memorial Award

This is an $1000 award given annually to a student who demonstrates exceptional effort and/or the ability to lead, organize and engage students or members of the community in embodying the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism and social justice.

The successful recipient will be a community activist, advocate or leader who has worked for systemic changes at various levels and with various social identities in mind. Their advocacy may involve (but is not limited to): human rights, LGBTT* issues, anti-racism, anti-poverty, public health, non-violence, community-building and student engagement, or encouraging others on issues of social justice that impact the lives of students and the broader community.

Applications will be evaluated by the Selection Committee, based on the following criteria:
• Making a significant contribution to equity, inclusion and social justice through community engagement, either in specific positions of responsibility or while involved in organizing activities. (Requirements: Student statement and at least one reference letter)
• Engaging and inspiring other students or members of the community to advocate on social justice issues that impact the lives of students or the general community.
• Financial need may also be considered. Applicants may choose to complete the financial section of the application, and/or include information.
All full-time and part-time Red River College students are welcome to apply. The general application form must be accompanied by a student statement and required letter(s) of reference in order to be considered. The deadline for applications is March 1st.  Completed application forms should be submitted by email to financialaid@rrc.ca .

RRC Polytech Students' Association Chad Hildebrand Memorial Award
Chad, a BA student, was a member of the Student Advisory Board (SAB) during the 1998-99 school year. He died in March of 2000 as a result of a hockey accident. The 1999-2000 SAB agreed to dedicate the Students’ Association Scholarship fund’s first award in Chad’s memory.  One $1,000 award shall be presented to a Red River College Polytechnic student, who is a current Student Association Board member, exhibits leadership qualities and is actively involved in the college and/or community. Applicants must submit a one-page statement describing their involvement in the college and/ or community.  The application deadline is February 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship was created in honour of the children who attended residential schools and those who never made it home. Southern Chiefs’ Organization recognizes that all First Nation people, families, and communities have been impacted by the residential schools. The $1500 scholarship is intended to support Survivors and their descendants, as well as descendants of the families of the children who died.  The scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of academic merit to a status citizen of one of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization member First Nations (Berens River, Birdtail Sioux, Black River, Bloodvein, Brokenhead, Buffalo, Canupawakpa, Dakota, Dakota Tipi, Dauphin River, Ebb and Flow, Gambler, Hollow Water, Keeseekoowenin, Kinonjeoshtegon, Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin, Little Grand Rapids, Little Saskatchewan, Long Plain, O-Ch-Chak-Koo-Sipi, Pauingassi, Point Pegui, Pinaymootang, Plains Pine Creek, Poplar River, Rolling River, Roseau River, Sagkeeng, Sandy Bay, Skownan, Swan Lake, Tootinaowaziibeeng, or Waywayseecappo), who is a full- or part-time continuing student at the Red River College Polytechnic, who has successfully completed at least 12 credit hours, and who has made contributions to their school community or their community at large.  Applicants must submit a letter describing their school or community involvement.  The contact information of the chosen recipient shall be disclosed to the donor each year. Southern Chiefs' Organization Inc. observes an annual commemoration of all successful applicants. By submitting an application for the scholarship, the recipient of the Scholarship consents to be contacted through electronic mail or telephone for a brief interview with a member of Southern Chiefs’ Organization.  In the unlikely event of a mitigating circumstance, such as a protection order or equivalent, anonymity will be granted to the recipient of the Scholarship.  Application deadline is February 26, 2024.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Indigenous Student Awards

Louis Riel Bursary
Through funding provided by the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and matched by the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI), bursaries, valued a minimum of $1000, are available to eligible Metis students attending a certificate, diploma or degree program (excluding Apprenticeship and upgrading programs) at Red River College Polytechnic, who are maintaining satisfactory academic progress in their program.  There are two applications that must be submitted:  1. the Louis Riel Bursary online application is available from Louis Riel Institute; 2. the General RRC Polytech Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships (link above) should be completed and submitted online. Only applicants who have submitted both applications by the application date will be eligible for consideration. Selection will be based on financial need (those receiving other funding, including MMF funding are still eligible to apply).  Applications will be accepted from August 1st to September 15th each year.  Applicants must be attending their program at the time of the application deadline.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship was created in honour of the children who attended residential schools and those who never made it home. Southern Chiefs’ Organization recognizes that all First Nation people, families, and communities have been impacted by the residential schools. The $1500 scholarship is intended to support Survivors and their descendants, as well as descendants of the families of the children who died.  The scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of academic merit to a status citizen of one of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization member First Nations (Berens River, Birdtail Sioux, Black River, Bloodvein, Brokenhead, Buffalo, Canupawakpa, Dakota, Dakota Tipi, Dauphin River, Ebb and Flow, Gambler, Hollow Water, Keeseekoowenin, Kinonjeoshtegon, Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin, Little Grand Rapids, Little Saskatchewan, Long Plain, O-Ch-Chak-Koo-Sipi, Pauingassi, Point Pegui, Pinaymootang, Plains Pine Creek, Poplar River, Rolling River, Roseau River, Sagkeeng, Sandy Bay, Skownan, Swan Lake, Tootinaowaziibeeng, or Waywayseecappo), who is a full- or part-time continuing student at the Red River College Polytechnic, who has successfully completed at least 12 credit hours, and who has made contributions to their school community or their community at large.  Applicants must submit a letter describing their school or community involvement.  The contact information of the chosen recipient shall be disclosed to the donor each year. Southern Chiefs' Organization Inc. observes an annual commemoration of all successful applicants. By submitting an application for the scholarship, the recipient of the Scholarship consents to be contacted through electronic mail or telephone for a brief interview with a member of Southern Chiefs’ Organization.  In the unlikely event of a mitigating circumstance, such as a protection order or equivalent, anonymity will be granted to the recipient of the Scholarship.  Application deadline is February 26, 2024.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Continuing Education

Gervin Alexander Dobbin Memorial Award
A $1000 award has been established to honour the memory of former Red River College Evening Program Supervisor, Gervin Alexander Dobbin. The award is available annually and is presented during the fall term to a part-time evening/Saturday program student who is a single parent with a financial need and who is currently registered in a Continuing Education program at RRC Polytech.  Application deadline is October 1st.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application. 
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