Sample courses

Put theory into practice

Since we offer a BHSc in 5 unique disciplines, the courses you take will depend on the discipline you are studying. There are also a number of Health Science (HSCE) courses that are shared between the disciplines. Each discipline focuses on the theory behind the respective profession as well as applying that knowledge to the clinical setting. During the 8-week summer clinical practicum, you put the knowledge learned in the classroom to real-life use in the hospital setting.

Health Science

HSCE 1020
Human Anatomy and Physiology

This class is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the cellular, organ, and system levels of organization of the human body. It includes a comprehensive study of facts pertaining to the covering, support, and movement of the human body. Topics covered include: organization of the body, the integumentary, skeletal, and muscular systems.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites.

HSCE 2000
Health Care Ethics

Aspects of the modern health-care environment such as the rise in cultural pluralism, tightening fiscal constraints, and the rapid and pervasive influence of technology, have greatly expanded the moral landscape. Increasingly, health-care providers from every discipline are faced with many ethical challenges in their daily professional lives. This class introduces the students to the moral dimensions of contemporary health-care practice.

Prerequisites: HSCE 1000

DCYT 1000
Diagnostic Cytology Lab Applications

This class provides a comprehensive study of topics relevant to the diagnostic cytology laboratory, such as safety, collection of specimens, interpretation of clinical data, cytopreparatory techniques, and specimen processing. Topics such as quality assurance, principles of fixation, transportation of biological specimens, record keeping, and organization of the diagnostic cytology laboratory will be examined. Laboratory sessions will demonstrate the techniques required to prepare and process specimens adequate for cytologic diagnosis. In this context, emphasis will be placed on safe professional practice and the delivery of quality health care.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites.

DCYT 2001
Gynecological Cytopathology II

This course will focus on the cellular morphology and nomenclature of abnormal and malignant disease in gynecological cytology. Emphasis will be placed on the interpretation and critical evaluation of the cellular morphology of normal, benign and malignant disease processes. A variety of therapy modalities and recent advances will be examined. NOTES: Students taking this class must register in both DCYT 2001 and DCYT 2002 in consecutive terms.

Prerequisites: DCYT 1500
Exclusions: DCYT 2000


Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

DMUT 1010
Principles & Instrumentation of Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

This class provides the student with the basic knowledge of the physical principles of ultrasound. It examines how diagnostic ultrasound works—how it is generated and how it interacts with tissues. Also covered is the instrumentation used to transmit, receive, and present echo information and the application of these to the practice of diagnostic medical ultrasound.

Prerequisites: Co-requisite: PHYC 1300

DMUT 3210
Obstetrical Imaging

This obstetrical ultrasound clinical class enhances the student’s ability to recognize, identify, and document normal and abnormal obstetrical ultrasound examinations. This class provides the opportunity to reflect on their own clinical and professional skills in dealing with the obstetrical patient. Assuming responsibility for their actions and decisions in the clinical setting, the student becomes competent in performing obstetrical sonographic examinations.

Prerequisites: DMUT 3000


Nuclear Medicine Technology

NUMT 2000
Nuclear Medicine Radiopharmacy

Students will learn about the radiopharmaceuticals used in Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography (PET), and gain practical radiopharmaceutical preparation skills. Topics include: radiopharmaceutical production methods, preparation of commercial kits, regulations and quality control of radiopharmaceutical preparations, classification of radiopharmaceuticals, generator construction and elution, cell labeling methods, and pharmaceutical standard preparation.

Prerequisites: NUMT 1010, NUMT 2010

NUMT 3240
Pediatric Imaging

In this class, students will learn about the practice of nuclear medicine as it relates to children and their families. They will be introduced to the imaging requirements and the clinical management of pediatric nuclear medicine, with emphasis on those procedures and pathologies that are commonly seen in children. Students will be prepared to practice in a clinical pediatric nuclear medicine setting as well as effectively interact with the occasional pediatric patient seen in a general nuclear medicine department.

Prerequisites: NUMT 3500


Radiological Technology

RADT 2020
Adaption Radiography

Students will learn to adapt imaging procedures for unique clinical situations including trauma, mobile, and operating room examinations, and for patients with special needs (pediatric, geriatric, and disabled). They will develop radiographic adaption skills in clinical/learning lab sessions and clinical simulation sessions.

Prerequisites: RADT 2000; Co-requisite: RADT 2010

RADT 3000
Applied Pathology

Students will study common pathological processes and learn how to recognize the radiographic appearances of specific pathologies. They will improve their skills in evaluating the request for consultation, planning the imaging procedures, and adapting to patients’ limitations while producing quality images. When appropriate, images from related modalities are reviewed and will enhance the students’ understanding of the role of radiological technology within the framework of diagnostic imaging.

Prerequisites: RADT 2500


Respiratory Therapy

RSPT 2030
Cardio-Pulmonary Physiology II

Students will be provided with the knowledge, understanding, integration, and application of normal and abnormal cardiopulmonary and related system functions in the body. They will examine the intricate chemical and physiological processes of pulmonary function diagnostic testing, fluid and electrolyte balance, hemodynamic monitoring, and the body’s response to unusual and changing environments.

Prerequisites: RSPT 1500

RSPT 3000
Anaesthesia Instrumentation & Clinical Techniques

The class consists of two modules. The first is a six-week lecture/seminar series that consists of approximately 18 hours of lecture time and 12 hours of lab time. The second module is a four-week full-time clinical application program in the operating room and PACU areas consisting of approximately 35 hours per week of clinical practice. This enables the student to apply theoretical knowledge relating to airway management and patient monitoring.

Prerequisites: RSPT 2500