General Admission Requirements
Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree or Equivalent in a healthcare related field of study.
Additional Requirements for International Students
In addition to the general admission requirements, international students must have proof of English Proficiency and meet the requirements below.
1. Bachelor of Science Degree in a related field of study such as: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Dentistry.
2. English Proficiency (we will require one of the following):
- IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System – minimum overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0.
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Computer based overall minimum score of 88, with the minimum of 22 in each component: Reading: 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.
- PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic – Graduate Diploma: 60+
All educational documents must be submitted in English and will be dependent on the country of citizenship.
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What you learn
This course will provide a general introduction to students on the core concepts of patient care in the Healthcare system. Important concepts such as patient rights to privacy and confidentiality, respect and dignity will be overarching themes in the course. Students will also learn about the importance of communication and clarity when working within a team in any Healthcare setting.
This course provides students with the fundamental notions necessary for understanding Medical Terminology. Students will learn the basic anatomical structures of the body and identify commonly used abbreviations in the healthcare field. The emphasis of this course is placed on the proper use of the elements of medical terminology, such as prefixes, suffixes and root words. This course will serve as a foundation for the continuous learning of medical terminology that will continue throughout the remainder of the program. Progress will be monitored with several written assignments, one quiz and one final exam, which will be administered at the end of the course.
This course provides an extensive informative introduction to the field of patient safety. Students will learn about the requirements for a safe environment and why safety is critical to the healthcare field. Issues such as systems thinking, clear communication, human factors and error theories as well as risk reduction will be at the core of this course content. Teamwork and creating a culture of safety will also be important topics covered by the Instructor.
Management and leadership within the healthcare setting are the focus of this course. Students will be taught and tested on the concepts of strategic planning, effective communication, leadership, negotiating, the culture of leaders and coaching practices.
This course will teach students about the importance of professional goal-setting and ethics within the Healthcare environment. Values, beliefs and analysis will serve as the pillars to student education. They will also be encouraged to think critically and apply positive problem-solving techniques in the workplace. Cultural, ethical, legal and gender issues that relate to professionalism will be examined.
This course focuses on the development of effective interpersonal communication skills necessary for the many different facets of healthcare. Students are encouraged to develop self-awareness, while simultaneously interpreting the messages and needs of others (from patients to colleagues). They are also encouraged to become more aware of the impact of their own communication choices and patterns. They will have opportunity to develop and use communication techniques that demonstrate personal awareness, respect and active listening skills.
This general education course will provide students with an introduction to Canadian Indigenous Nations’ history, sovereignty, land titles, cultural history and current critical issues. Topics addressed include the content of Indigenous rights, economic and social development, community and political processes, and business law and policies, justice & social services. Canadian Indigenous History and Relations is a general education course that has been incorporated into all programs at Northern College.
This course provides a systematic summary of the principles of healthcare systems and informatics for Healthcare professionals. Students will be given a brief history of healthcare informatics, as well as an outline of computer, information, and healthcare informatics literacy needed for an understanding of healthcare informatics. Also highlighted will be the essential elements, such as the structure, and function of healthcare informatics departments, the purpose and standards, electronic medical records, information security and confidentially, and system integration. Students will be encouraged to integrate this knowledge with their other course content.
This course is an introduction to fundamentals of patient safety and quality measures. It will educate students on the standards of safety evaluation as well as the principles of quality improvement. Students will explore the components of quality measures and their construction and evaluation in the current healthcare environment. They will also review and create quality measures within their field and develop a quality improvement project to improve a process or outcome.
This course will focus upon the healthcare system’s internal leadership structure. Special emphasis will be placed upon the administrative and decision-making process, as well as the effects of these on the public. Health reform, public policy, the healthcare experience will all be important components of this course in educating students about the day to day within the Healthcare field.
This course provides a focused look at trans- cultural Healthcare services as well as competence in dealing with multiple and diverse cultures. At the core of this learning experience, students will find belief systems, values, social norms, language abilities and practices that are specific to a multitude of cultures. The aim of the course is to better comprehend and support Healthcare that is both culturally competent, respectful and appropriate. A secondary and related aim is to improve quality care, outcomes and service.
As Healthcare evolves, communication in the field, and externally becomes of paramount importance. Access to accurate, concise, appropriate and customized communication is vital for all stakeholders. From Nurses to Doctors and patients, advocacy groups and even policy-makers, each level of stakeholder requires the best possible information that can be derived from communication. This course will focus and expand upon the concepts introduced in Communications in Healthcare I. Students will study some of the more complex topics such as community mobilization, professional communication and public advocacy.
The Final Project for the Healthcare Management program is a culmination of the concepts and ideas learned throughout the program. Students are encouraged to engage in an independent experiential project that focuses on leadership within Healthcare. They will work with the faculty and administrative staff in order to ensure that their work is reflective of the industry and leadership/management values. Students may utilize the allotted time to meet with and learn from professionals in the field so that they can better complete the project.