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NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the planned move to hybrid delivery of the PHSO program is deferred to fall of 2021. PHSO continues to be a fully online program for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (online option) is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a health sciences career at the college level while seeking flexibility in their learning. The online pathway is an asynchronous, online version of the Pre-Health Science Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas certificate. Course content is delivered online with in-person labs completed at the Oshawa campus. In-person labs run on Saturday mornings and early afternoons.
During in-person labs students have an opportunity to connect with their peers, expert instructors, and experience the hands-on, small group learning health sciences demands. Graduates of this pathway also develop the technology competencies required of many college health science programs. Independent study is required and students considering this program should have strong time management and organizational skills.
This two-semester program supports students as they familiarize themselves with college life and college workload. Students also earn post-secondary credits that can be transferred to other health sciences or science-related programs. Students develop the communications, mathematics, and core sciences foundation necessary for success in many college health science programs such as:
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Year one domestic: $2,722 (CAD) Year one international: $13,852 (CAD)
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To help students succeed in programs with remote learning requirements, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified minimum technology recommendations. While these are not program requirements, these suggestions will help ensure students have the right tools to support a quality remote learning experience.
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The online option of the Pre-Health Sciences Pathways to Certificates and Diplomas program is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a health sciences career while seeking flexibility in their learning. Students prepare for admission to certificate and diploma health sciences programs, as well as further academic studies in science-related programs at the college level. This two-semester program supports students with development of their knowledge and skills in communications, mathematics, biology, and chemistry so they are well-prepared for the rigours of their next academic program. In addition, the program provides students with the opportunity to learn about health science careers while earning postsecondary credits that could be transferred to other health sciences or science-related programs.
The online program is delivered asynchronously with an in-person lab component. Students complete course work online when it is convenient for them and can receive virtual support from their instructors via video conference and email. During in-person labs, students connect face-to-face with their peers and instructors for additional support and small group, hands-on learning.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyCampus.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2020-21 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes. Students should refer to their timetable for the most up-to-date course information.
Qualified graduates can apply to Durham College’s Practical Nursing; Paramedic; Dental Hygiene; or Dental Reception and Administration programs, and may also be eligible to apply their academic credits towards further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.
Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree.
To help students have the best remote learning experience possible, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified technology recommendations for each program based on course needs and software requirements. While not required, students may want to consider these suggestions if they are purchasing a computer or laptop for the upcoming academic year.
Storage: 256GB SSD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Education x64 SP1
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version)
Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter
Camera: Webcam/built-in camera
Questions regarding technology recommendations can be directed to the IT Service Desk or the school office.
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