SPECIAL NOTICE: In order to maintain physical distancing and comply with public health regulations, Fanshawe will deliver this program fully online this fall. Students will need to have technology necessary to complete online learning and this may include a webcam, internet access and a computer.

Overview - 2020/2021

This program has a January intake offered to International students only at the London Campus (LC).

The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program provides students with the opportunity to study subject areas relevant to health career programs at Fanshawe College and to instill an appreciation of the professional roles, responsibilities and academic requirements of health care disciplines.

The goal of the program is to prepare students for their chosen health career program.

 

 

Admission Requirements - 2020/2021

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
- Any Grade 12 English (C) (minimum final grade required is 65) or Grade 12 English (U)
- Mathematics* ONE OF:
       - Grade 11 Mathematics (U) or (M) (minimum final grade required is 65)
       - Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C) (minimum final grade required is 65)
       - Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C)
       - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (U)
- AND ONE OF the following courses:
       - Grade 11 Biology (C) (minimum final grade required is 65)
       - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (U) 
       - Grade 12 Introductory Kinesiology (U)
       - Grade 12 Chemistry (C) (minimum final grade required is 65)
       - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (U)
       - Grade 12 Physics (C) (minimum final grade required is 65)
       - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (U)
OR
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) WITH:
- Communications (minimum final grade required is 65)
- Core Mathematics (minimum final grade required is 65)
- Biology OR Chemistry OR Physics (minimum final grade required is 65)
OR
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) WITH:
- The combined Language Arts - Reading AND Language Arts - Writing test results having a minimum average Standard Score of 520 AND:
- Mathematics* ONE OF:
       - Grade 11 Mathematics (U) or (M) (minimum final grade required is 65)
       - Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C) (minimum final grade required is 65)
       - Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C)
       - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (U)
- AND ONE OF the following courses:
       - Grade 11 Biology (C) (minimum final grade required is 65)
       - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (U) 
       - Grade 12 Introductory Kinesiology (U)
       - Grade 12 Chemistry (C) (minimum final grade required is 65)
       - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (U)
       - Grade 12 Physics (C) (minimum final grade required is 65)
       - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (U)
OR
Mature applicant with standing in the required courses and grades stated above

Note:  

  • * Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) or any Grade 12 Mathematics (U) preferred.
  • Admission to the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to any College program. Successful completion of the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying for one of the following programs in 2021-2022:
    - Dental Hygiene
    - Massage Therapy
    - Medical Radiation Technology
    - Paramedic
    - Practical Nursing
    - Respiratory Therapy
    - Collaborative Nursing  - see ** below
  • In order to be considered for admission to the Dental Hygiene, Medical Radiation Technology, Paramedic, Practical Nursing and Respiratory Therapy health career programs, students who register in the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program in September 2020, must successfully complete their Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees Ontario College Certificate with a minimum GPA (grade point average) by April 30, 2021 in order to be eligible for admission consideration in the immediately following academic year to any of the above career programs. The minimum GPA required varies depending on the intended career program. Consult the individual career program's 'Admission Requirements' section for details concerning these requirements. 
  • The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to career programs in the School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing.
  • **The Fanshawe College Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program prepares applicants for the Collaborative Nursing program who lack the secondary school requirements. In order to be eligible for admission consideration to the Collaborative Nursing program in 2021, students must successfully complete ALL courses in the Fanshawe College Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program with a minimum grade of 'B' in each course by April 30, 2021. Only applicants with an Ontario College Certificate from the Fanshawe College Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program will be considered for admission to the Collaborative Nursing program in lieu of the stated secondary school requirements.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with a score of 60 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 50 in listening
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years 
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Grade 12 Mathematics (U) or Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C)
  • Mental mathematics (no calculator)

Recommended Personal Preparation

  • Students should develop personal responsibility, emotional maturity and those personal characteristics which will enable them to co-operate with others in the delivery of health care

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements

Courses

Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees-2020/2021

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
WRIT-1048Reason & Writing 1 for Health Sciences3
This course will introduce health sciences students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
ANAT-1002Human Anatomy 13
This course is the first of a two part course which introduces normal structure and function of the human body systems in order to prepare the student for advanced science courses including anatomy and physiology. The course begins with an introduction to anatomical terminology, body regions and planes, homeostasis and tissues. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the gross anatomy of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, and applying them to a diversity of body systems using the language of medicine. The course objectives are designed co-dependently with the core courses in the Pre-Health Science program.
BIOL-1003Biological Sciences 13
BIOL 1003 is the first of two biology courses designed for students entering careers in health care. This course begins with an examination of biological molecules, and cell structure and function. Students will understand how cells replicate, how cancer develops as a result of unregulated cell division, and how cells produce energy. Students will also learn how genetic traits are inherited and evolution. The course will finish with an introduction to infectious organisms.
CHEM-1004Chemistry 13
This course emphasizes the molecular view of chemical principles and will present and use the qualitative and quantitative equations of basic chemistry to solve chemical problems. Topics include atomic structure, chemical bonding, matter and changes of state, molecular geometry, solutions, the mole concept, acids, bases, buffers and electrolytes. Examples from inorganic, organic, industrial, and biological chemistry will be used to illustrate these underlying principles with a focus on the Health Sciences. Material will be taught using textbook and study guide, lectures, in-class assignments, handouts and online resources.
HLTH-1250Practical Applications 13
This course will provide the learning with the basic skills needed to facilitate the transition from theoretical to practical application of the health sciences. This course is designed to introduce students to the science method as a framework to solving problems. Careers in the School of Health Sciences will be used as a reference as an opportunity for the student to explore career choices in healthcare.
MATH-1024Mathematics3
This course is designed to provide students with the necessary mathematical skills for solving problems in the Health Science Programs. The course will include operations with real numbers and algebraic expressions, solving and graphing equations, operations with rational expressions and formulas, and applications of basic geometry and trigonometry.
PHYS-1005Physical Sciences 13
Physical Sciences 1 is the first of two courses which describe basic principles of physics required for students in health sciences. Specific areas of study include Newtonian mechanics, work, kinetic and potential energy, power, simple machines, properties of fluids at rest, properties of fluids in motion, pressure and density of fluids, and a discussion of some clinical applications pertaining to pressure and gases. Students will be introduced to problem solving strategies in physics and will apply their learning to many biological, biomedical, and physiological applications.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

Group 1
ANAT-1009Human Anatomy 23
ANAT-1009 is the second of a two-part course which introduces normal structure and function of the body systems in order to prepare the student for advanced anatomy and physiology courses offered in Health Sciences. The course covers the remaining of the 11 body systems from ANAT-1002. The material includes: the Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary and Reproductive systems and applying them to a diversity of body systems using the language of medicine. The course objectives are designed co-dependently with the core courses in the Pre-Health Science program.
BIOL-1008Biological Sciences 23
BIOL1008 continues the study of health sciences by examining nucleic acids, protein synthesis, molecular genetics, recombinant DNA, and genetic engineering technology. In this course, students will also learn about how the endocrine system plays an important role in homeostasis, the cellular physiology of the cardiovascular system, digestive system, and urinary system, as well as some related disorders of those systems. This course will also focus on the functioning of the immune system, autoimmunity, allergies, and vaccination.
CHEM-1006Chemistry 23
This course builds upon the fundamentals of CHEM 1004 and involves a detailed investigation of organic chemistry and biochemistry. The major classes of organic compounds will be studied focusing on their functional groups, physical and chemical properties and general reactions. Examples from inorganic, organic, industrial, and biological chemistry will be utilized to illustrate these underlying principles with a targeted approach to the Health Sciences. Course material will be taught using textbook and study guide, lectures, in-class assignments, handouts and online resources.
COMM-3050Writing & Contemporary Health Issues3
This course offers an integrated approach to reading and writing in the health field. Students are given an overview of our health care system and various health topics. Students analyze materials about various contemporary health topics and compose responses and essays. Clear and correct writing, academic research skills, and APA documentation are important learning outcomes.
HLTH-1251Practical Applications 23
Building on the basics skills from Practical Applications Level 1, this is an integrated skills course that will take concepts from Human Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry and Physics and apply the scientific method to solve a series of problems. Interprofessional education in health care will be discussed throughout the course.


Group 2
Take PHYS-1009 or SOCI-1088
PHYS-1009Physical Sciences 23
This course builds on information learned in Physical Sciences 1 including clinical applications of gases as they pertain to the respiratory system. The course also introduces new areas of study that include electric fields and forces, electric potential, electric potential energy, magnetic fields and magnetic forces, the relationship between electric current and magnetic fields, wave physics, electromagnetic radiation, and radioactive decay. In addition, course content will investigate biomedical applications of these physical phenomena including membrane potential and signal transmission in excitable cells, nuclear medicine, and therapeutic and diagnostic applications of the above phenomena.
SOCI-1088Sociology3
This course examines fundamental topics which relate to health and health care in our society. Through the introduction to social factors influencing health, illness and medicine this course will examine the relationship between social structures, health and health care, and health care professions and occupations.


Group 3
Take 1 of the following courses:
MATH-1028 MATH-3079 OR MATH-3080
MATH-1028Mathematics3
This course is designed to provide the students with more advanced algebraic skills for solving problems in the Health Science Programs. The course will include functions and their graphs, solving radical, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic equations with a brief introduction to basic statistics.
MATH-3079Calculus & Vectors3
This course is a Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors equivalent and is divided into two modules. In the calculus module, students will develop their understanding of rates of change and the relationship between a function and its derivative for various functions. In the vectors module, students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in two-space and three-space. Both modules will have a strong focus on application problems.
MATH-3080Advanced Functions3
This course is a preparatory course for MATH 3079, Calculus and Vectors. It is based on the Ontario standards for Grade 12 Advanced Functions and will cover topics such as evaluating, graphing, combining and solving functions, specifically polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 11 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

More Information - 2020/2021

A One-Year Ontario College Certificate Program
Program Code: PHS2
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
September Admission
15 week terms

Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
School of Health Sciences: 519-452-4207

Program Code: PHS2S
Campus Code: ST (ST - St. Thomas)
September Admission
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at
www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus: 519-633-2030


Program Code: PHS2W
Campus Code: WC (WC - Woodstock)
September Admission
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at
www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus: 519-421-0144

Program Description

The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program provides students with the opportunity to study subject areas relevant to health career programs at Fanshawe College and to instill an appreciation of the professional roles, responsibilities and academic requirements of health care disciplines. The goal of the program is to prepare students for their chosen health career program.

Other Information

  • The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program is full-time program delivered over two 15-week terms (Level 1 and Level 2). 
  •  Students entering Level 1 of the program in September will proceed to Level 2 of the program in January (upon successful completion of Level 1). The entire program will be completed in April.
  • Students must complete all Level 1 courses prior to Level 2

    

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

1. examine biological concepts, processes and systems of the human body, including genetics and epigenetics, as well as the structure, function and properties of the molecules of life, cells, tissues and organ systems in relation to homeostasis, physical development and health.
2. examine concepts, processes and systems of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure; quantities in chemical reactions; solutions and solubility; acids and bases; as well as organic chemistry and biochemistry in relation to health and the human body.
3. solve numeric problems and interpret data related to health sciences and other science-related fields using mathematical concepts, including algebra and probability, along with descriptive and inferential statistics.
4. use health sciences and other science-related language and terminology appropriately to communicate clearly, concisely, and correctly in written, spoken, and visual forms.
5. prepare a personal strategy and plan for academic, career and professional development in the health sciences or other science-related fields.
6. investigate health sciences and science-related questions, problems and evidence using the scientific method.
Physics (Optional):
7. examine fundamental physics laws and concepts and their application to health sciences and other science-related fields.

Program Pathways

For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.

Program Details

More details

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability
2019 September
London
Closed
2019 September
St. Thomas
Closed
2019 September
Woodstock
Closed
2020 September
Fully Online
Open
2020 September
Fully Online
Open
2020 September
Fully Online
Open

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability
2019 September
Woodstock
Closed
2019 September
London
Closed
2019 September
St. Thomas
Closed
2020 January
London
Open
2020 September
Fully Online
Open
2020 September
Fully Online
Open
2020 September
Fully Online
Open
2021 January
London
Open
Program Code
PHS2

Program Coordinators:

London Campus:

Tara Lawrence, MEd

St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus:

Wayne Miller, Ph.D.

Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus:

Ann Marie Csendes

Delivery
Day Time
Preparatory Program
Full-Time
Credential
Ontario College Certificate
Duration
30 weeks

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