The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (PHSC) is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a health sciences career. This two-semester program provides the foundation necessary for success in a college health sciences program such as Paramedic, Practical Nursing, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant. It is also designed for individuals who would like to strengthen their communication, mathematics, biology, chemistry and critical thinking or physics skills as well as familiarize themselves with college life and college workload.
In addition, the program provides students with the opportunity to learn about potential careers in the health sciences while earning postsecondary credits that could be transferred to other health sciences or science-related programs.
This is an asynchronous, online version of the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas. Courses are delivered online to provide students with flexibility in their learning and scheduling. Students can continue their learning regardless of location, work or other commitments. Independent study is required and students considering this program should have strong time management and organizational skills.
Please note: this program is currently under review with the intent of adding an in-person lab component beginning fall 2020. This would see students continue to take their courses via online delivery on their own schedule while coming to campus for specific, dedicated lab time to also benefit from the hands-on learning health sciences demands. Updates on the review process will be shared with applicants and made available at www.durhamcollege.ca/phso as they become available.