Course Descriptions

Please also refer to the School of Health Sciences Curriculum Framework [PDF, 252 KB].
For the most up to date course descriptions please view the Dalhousie Academic Calendar.

 

Year 1

Fall Term

HSCE 1020.03 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I

This course, which is along with HSCE 1030 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 will include: organization of the body, the integumentary, skeletal and muscular systems.

FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students or by permission of instructor

PHYC 1310.03 - Physics In and Around You I

An introduction to physics for students in Biology, Psychology, Arts and Environmental Sciences, and for students preparing for MCAT, and Medicine, Dentistry and Applied Health Sciences. It is accepted as a prerequisite to advanced classes in physics when combined with MATH 1000.03 and 1010.03. Basic concepts in physics are applied, where possible, to realistic biological models, e.g. forces and torques are related to muscles and joints, electricity to cellular activity, fluids to blood circulation, etc.

NOTES: 1.This class is not acceptable in the Engineering program.
2. Labs do not start until the second week of classes.
FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours, lab 3 hours
PREREQUISITE: High School Physics equivalent to Nova Scotia Grade 12 level
is highly recommended. Students not having a physics credit equivalent to Nova Scotia Grade 12 Physics are strongly advised to take PHYC 0010.00 available in the summer and in the fall term. the College of Continuing Education at: http://collegeofcontinuinged.dal.ca.
EXCLUSION:Credit will be given for only one of PHYC 1000X/Y.06, 1100X/ Y.06, 1190.03/1290.03, 1280.03/1290.03, 1300X/Y.06, or 1310.03/1320.03

HSCE 1000.03 - Foundations of Health Care Practice

This course introduces students in the five BHSc professions to the Canadian Health Care System and the role of the health professional within that system. The course compares the Canadian system to systems from other countries and covers diverse healthcare models such as primary care, palliative care, long term care, etc. The role of the health professional is explored through the study of professionalism, scope of practice, and risk management in an interprofessional context. The course will allow students the opportunity to develop/improve essential skills to help them study and work in a multi-disciplinary system including critical thinking, writing skills, communication and teamwork.

FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students or by permission of instructor

NUMT 1000.03 - Fundamentals of Nuclear Medicine

This course is designed to provide the students with an introduction to nuclear medicine technology by exploring how radiation and detection equipment are used to perform clinical procedures. The course is divided into sections with each section containing content which builds on the previous concepts. Concepts covered include: detectors used in measuring radiation, semiconductors and scintillation detectors with a focus on the gamma camera - components, acquisition techniques, SPECT reconstruction and quality control.

FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours, lab 2 hours
RESTRICTION:Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology

HSCE 2020.03 - Radiation Physics

The purpose of this course is to build on the basic principles of the science of radiation physics with a focus on the concepts that directly apply to the medical radiation fields of nuclear medicine technology and radiological technology. Topics of study include atomic physics, radioactivity and electromagnetic radiation. The class will explain radiation interaction with matter in relation to attenuation, absorption and dosimetry. X-ray production, as well as fission and reactor production of radioactive materials used in nuclear medicine will be investigated. Students will be provided an opportunity to investigate the newest modalities connected with their fields.

FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours, lab 1.5 hours
CO-REQUISITE: PHYC 1300.03 or Equivalent
RESTRICTION: Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Science; students in the professional streams of Nuclear Medicine Technology and Radiological Technology programs

IPHE 4900.00 - Interprofessional Health Education Portfolio

This course is intended to prepare students to work in a collaborative and patient/client/community/family-centered work environments. Students in Health Professions undergraduate programs are required to maintain registration in this course for the duration of their studies. The student will be required to have completed, by the end of their program of study, a total number of different, meaningful and relevant interprofessional collaborative learning experiences (as determined and approved by the School/College) equal to two times the number of years or part of years of study in the program. At least one of these experiences will be in a practice setting (in the event there are no students from other professions in any of the student's practice settings, credit may be granted for interactions with non-student professionals which follow an approved structured format). The experiences will include interactions with undergraduate and/or graduate students from a total of at least 4 different related professions with which there are natural affinities or linkages in the professional environment, some professions of which are outside the student's home School/College. In accordance with the guidelines/requirements of the home School/College, students will prepare a portfolio (or comparable document/process) which maps their interprofessional collaborative learning experiences on to the specific requirements of the School/College. The portfolio will be graded by the School/College on a Pass/Fail basis. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for graduation in all programs, and will be recognized further with the awarding of a special Certificate in Interprofessional Collaboration to be presented by the Faculty of Health Professions.

FORMAT: Portfolio overseen by individual FHP School/College
RESTRICTION: Health Professions students only

 

Winter Term

HSCE 1030.03 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II

This course studies the systems that serve in maintaining the human body and ensuring its continuity. Topics covered will include: cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. This course will provide students with an appreciation of the complexities of the human function and form, and set the stage for understanding the integration of organ system functions.

FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours
PREREQUISITE: HSCE 1020.03
EXCLUSION: ANAT 1010.03, ANAT 1020.03 PHYL 1000.06, PHYL 1010.06
RESTRICTION: None, however priority is given to Health Sciences students

PHYC 1320.03 - Physics In and Around You II

An introduction to physics for students in Biology, Psychology, Arts and Environmental Sciences, and for students preparing for MCAT, and Medicine, Dentistry and Applied Health Sciences. It is accepted as a prerequisite to advanced classes in physics when combined with MATH 1000.03 and 1010.03. Basic concepts in physics are applied, where possible, to realistic biological models, e.g. forces and torques are related to muscles and joints, electricity to cellular activity, fluids to blood circulation, etc.

NOTES: 1.This class is not acceptable in the Engineering program.
2.Labs do not start until the second week of classes.

FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours, lab 3 hours
PREREQUISITE: High School Physics equivalent to Nova Scotia Grade 12 level
is highly recommended. Students not having a physics credit equivalent to Nova Scotia Grade 12 Physics are strongly advised to take PHYC 0010.00 available in the summer and in the fall term. the College of Continuing Education at: http://collegeofcontinuinged.dal.ca.
EXCLUSION:Credit will be given for only one of PHYC 1000X/Y.06, 1100X/ Y.06, 1190.03/1290.03, 1280.03/1290.03, 1300X/Y.06, or 1310.03/1320.03

HSCE 1010.03 - Clinical Skills for Health Sciences

This course will further the students’ understanding of working within a healthcare environment as they learn the skills required to provide patientcentered care. The course provides academic knowledge and laboratory experiences for students to develop clinical skills essential in all five professional streams of the BHSc program.

FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours, lab 1.5 hours
PREREQUISITE: HSCE 1000.03 and one discipline specific course
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students

NUMT 1020.03 - Nuclear Medicine Clinical Procedures I

In this course the student will learn the Nuclear Medicine procedures that involve the use of radiopharmaceuticals in the investigation in the function of organs in the skeletal, genitourinary and tumour/inflammatory systems.

FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours, clinical 6 hours
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 1000.03, HSCE 1000.03, HSCE 2020.03, HSCE 1020.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology

HSCE 2030.03 - Radiation Biology and Protection

This course provides a theoretical overview of the bioeffects of radiation. This knowledge is linked to radiation physics principles as applied to the practice of medical radiation technology. Current regulations regarding radioactive 418 Health Sciences Faculty of Health Professions substances and imaging and survey equipment will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on practical means of radiation protection for the technologist, the patient and the general public.

FORMAT: Lecture/student presentations/assignments/team projects
PREREQUISITE: HSCE 2020.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional streams of Nuclear Medicine Technology and Radiological Technology.

IPHE 4900.00 - Interprofessional Health Education Portfolio

This course is intended to prepare students to work in a collaborative and patient/client/community/family-centered work environments. Students in Health Professions undergraduate programs are required to maintain registration in this course for the duration of their studies. The student will be required to have completed, by the end of their program of study, a total number of different, meaningful and relevant interprofessional collaborative learning experiences (as determined and approved by the School/College) equal to two times the number of years or part of years of study in the program. At least one of these experiences will be in a practice setting (in the event there are no students from other professions in any of the student's practice settings, credit may be granted for interactions with non-student professionals which follow an approved structured format). The experiences will include interactions with undergraduate and/or graduate students from a total of at least 4 different related professions with which there are natural affinities or linkages in the professional environment, some professions of which are outside the student's home School/College. In accordance with the guidelines/requirements of the home School/College, students will prepare a portfolio (or comparable document/process) which maps their interprofessional collaborative learning experiences on to the specific requirements of the School/College. The portfolio will be graded by the School/College on a Pass/Fail basis. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for graduation in all programs, and will be recognized further with the awarding of a special Certificate in Interprofessional Collaboration to be presented by the Faculty of Health Professions.

FORMAT: Portfolio overseen by individual FHP School/College
RESTRICTION: Health Professions students only


Spring Term

NUMT 1500.03 - Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum I

This clinical practicum introduces students to the Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Department. Students will develop knowledge of departmental procedures and demonstrate health professional practice skills when interacting with patients and healthcare professionals. Emphasis will be placed on development of clinical skills in skeletal, genitourinary and tumor/inflammatory systems. Students will also have opportunities in; image acquisition and critique, patient management/care instrumentation skills and quality control.

FORMAT: Full-time rotations in clinical settings
PREREQUISITE: HSCE 1010.03, HSCE 2030.03, NUMT 1020.03, HSCE 1030.03, PHYC 1300.06
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

IPHE 4900.00 - Interprofessional Health Education Portfolio

This course is intended to prepare students to work in a collaborative and patient/client/community/family-centered work environments. Students in Health Professions undergraduate programs are required to maintain registration in this course for the duration of their studies. The student will be required to have completed, by the end of their program of study, a total number of different, meaningful and relevant interprofessional collaborative learning experiences (as determined and approved by the School/College) equal to two times the number of years or part of years of study in the program. At least one of these experiences will be in a practice setting (in the event there are no students from other professions in any of the student's practice settings, credit may be granted for interactions with non-student professionals which follow an approved structured format). The experiences will include interactions with undergraduate and/or graduate students from a total of at least 4 different related professions with which there are natural affinities or linkages in the professional environment, some professions of which are outside the student's home School/College. In accordance with the guidelines/requirements of the home School/College, students will prepare a portfolio (or comparable document/process) which maps their interprofessional collaborative learning experiences on to the specific requirements of the School/College. The portfolio will be graded by the School/College on a Pass/Fail basis. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for graduation in all programs, and will be recognized further with the awarding of a special Certificate in Interprofessional Collaboration to be presented by the Faculty of Health Professions.

FORMAT: Portfolio overseen by individual FHP School/College
RESTRICTION: Health Professions students only

 


Year 2

Fall Term

NUMT 2010.03 - Nuclear Medicine Clinical Procedures II

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to perform Nuclear Medicine procedures in the central nervous, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. Image critique and interpretation, radiopharmaceutical distribution, computer analysis, related pathologies and procedural troubleshooting will be covered. Clinical lab sessions will enable students to observe and practice these skills.

FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours, tutorial 1 hour, clinical lab 4.5 hours
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 1500.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

HSCE 3010.03 - Introduction to Health Research

HSCE 3010 is designed to help students make sense of the research they can be expected to encounter in their professional practices. By focusing on the role of research in contemporary health professional practice this course will provide the student with a sound basis in the principles underlying research theory, measurement issues, experimental, exploratory and descriptive research designs, data analysis and communication skills.

FORMAT: Online delivery via BLS
EXCLUSION: HAHP 3100.03
RESTRICTION: None, however priority is given to the Health Sciences students

HESA 4000.03 - Canadian Health Care Delivery

The class is designed to provide an overview of healthcare in Canada, and more specifically in Nova Scotia, where the health reform process will be addressed. Aimed specifically at supervisors, middle management, and administrators the existing trends in healthcare from a national and provincial perspective will be reviewed. The goal of this class is to provide the student with a snapshot view of the existing healthcare system, its past development, and future direction.

CROSS-LISTING: CANA 4300.00

NUMT 1010.03 - Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation I

This course is designed to expand on the learner's knowledge of gamma camera instrumentation acquired in NUMT 1000.03. Image acquisition, processing and quantitative image analysis will be explored in detail. Special emphasis will be placed on theory, practical applications, and quality control of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) as it relates to current clinical practice. Opportunity to apply and expand on the theory will be provided through laboratory and self-directed learning sessions. In addition students will cover the concept of quality assurance and gain the ability to design and critique a Nuclear Medicine quality assurance program.

FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours, lab 3 hours. Online delivery via BLS (some content and supplemental material)
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 1500.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.


Winter Term 

HSCE 2000.03 - Health Care Ethics

This is an introductory course in healthcare ethics. Students will be provided with an overview of moral theory and principles; a chance to reflect upon and discuss contemporary ethical issues in healthcare; and an opportunity to acquire the conceptual and practical tools required to make competent ethical decisions in their own practice. Teaching methods will include lecture, group instruction and case analysis.

FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours
RESTRICTION: None, however priority is given to the Health Sciences students

HSCE 2050.03~Cross Sectional Anatomy for Multimodality Imaging

This course is intended to provide students with a foundational knowledge base of cross sectional anatomy for multiple imaging modalities.  Cross sectional diagrams and images from Magnetic Resonance, Nuclear Medicine, Radiological Technology and Ultrasound will be used to identify anatomical structures of each system in different planes.

FORMAT: On-line delivery
PREREQUISITES: None
RESTRICTIONS: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional streams of Diagnostic Cytology, Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound, Medical Lab Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiological Technology, and Respiratory Therapy


IPHE 4900.00 - Interprofessional Health Education Portfolio

This course is intended to prepare students to work in a collaborative and patient/client/community/family-centered work environments. Students in Health Professions undergraduate programs are required to maintain registration in this course for the duration of their studies. The student will be required to have completed, by the end of their program of study, a total number of different, meaningful and relevant interprofessional collaborative learning experiences (as determined and approved by the School/College) equal to two times the number of years or part of years of study in the program. At least one of these experiences will be in a practice setting (in the event there are no students from other professions in any of the student's practice settings, credit may be granted for interactions with non-student professionals which follow an approved structured format). The experiences will include interactions with undergraduate and/or graduate students from a total of at least 4 different related professions with which there are natural affinities or linkages in the professional environment, some professions of which are outside the student's home School/College. In accordance with the guidelines/requirements of the home School/College, students will prepare a portfolio (or comparable document/process) which maps their interprofessional collaborative learning experiences on to the specific requirements of the School/College. The portfolio will be graded by the School/College on a Pass/Fail basis. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for graduation in all programs, and will be recognized further with the awarding of a special Certificate in Interprofessional Collaboration to be presented by the Faculty of Health Professions.

FORMAT: Portfolio overseen by individual FHP School/College
RESTRICTION: Health Professions students only


Winter Term

NUMT 2020.03 - Nuclear Medicine Clinical Procedures III

In this course the student will learn the Nuclear Medicine procedures that involve the use of radioactive pharmaceuticals in the investigation of the function of organs in the endocrine and cardiovascular systems. Image critique and interpretation, radiopharmaceutical distribution, computer analysis, related pathologies and procedural troubleshooting will be covered. Clinical lab sessions will enable students to observe and practice these skills.

FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours, clinical 4 hours, tutorial 1.5 hours
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 1010.03, NUMT 2010.03, and HSCE 2010.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in theprofessional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

NUMT 2000.03 - Radiopharmacy

This course encompasses all aspects of radiopharmaceutical preparation utilized in a nuclear medicine facility. Classification of radiopharmaceuticals, the production of nuclides, generator construction and elution, labeling methods and pharmaceutical standards are covered in detail. Emphasis is placed on preparing, assaying, dispensing, calculating, safe handling and storing of radiopharmaceuticals. A comprehensive quality assurance program is presented, as well as licensing and record keeping.

FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours, lab 2 hours
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 1010.03, NUMT 2010.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

HSCE 2040.03 - Pathophysiology for Health Sciences

This course is intended to provide a concentrated study of the biological and behavioural interactions of the human body in disease. Emphasis will be placed on the examination of the Pathophysiology of diseases prevalent in Canada. This class will examine various therapeutic strategies used in treating these diseases and their implications for patient care.

FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours
PREREQUISITE: HSCE 1020.03, HSCE 1030.03
RESTRICTION: None, however priority is given to the Health Sciences students

STAT 1060.03 - Introductory Statistics for Science and Health Sciences

This class gives an introduction to the basic concepts of statistics through extensive use of examples. The topics include experimental design, descriptive statistics, simple linear regression and the basics of statistical inference. Students will learn to use the statistical package MINITAB.

NOTE: Students who have already taken university level Calculus should consider taking STAT 2060.03 instead of STAT 1060.03.
FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours, tutorial 1 hour, MLC
PREREQUISITE:Academic or advanced Grade 12 Mathematics (or pre-calculus) or equivalent
EXCLUSION: COMM 2501.03, MGMT 2501.03, DISP

HSCE 2000.03 - Health Care Ethics

This is an introductory course in healthcare ethics. Students will be provided with an overview of moral theory and principles; a chance to reflect upon and discuss contemporary ethical issues in healthcare; and an opportunity to acquire the conceptual and practical tools required to make competent ethical decisions in their own practice. Teaching methods will include lecture, group instruction and case analysis.

FORMAT: Lecture 3 hours
RESTRICTION: None, however priority is given to the Health Sciences students

IPHE 4900.00 - Interprofessional Health Education Portfolio

This course is intended to prepare students to work in a collaborative and patient/client/community/family-centered work environments. Students in Health Professions undergraduate programs are required to maintain registration in this course for the duration of their studies. The student will be required to have completed, by the end of their program of study, a total number of different, meaningful and relevant interprofessional collaborative learning experiences (as determined and approved by the School/College) equal to two times the number of years or part of years of study in the program. At least one of these experiences will be in a practice setting (in the event there are no students from other professions in any of the student's practice settings, credit may be granted for interactions with non-student professionals which follow an approved structured format). The experiences will include interactions with undergraduate and/or graduate students from a total of at least 4 different related professions with which there are natural affinities or linkages in the professional environment, some professions of which are outside the student's home School/College. In accordance with the guidelines/requirements of the home School/College, students will prepare a portfolio (or comparable document/process) which maps their interprofessional collaborative learning experiences on to the specific requirements of the School/College. The portfolio will be graded by the School/College on a Pass/Fail basis. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for graduation in all programs, and will be recognized further with the awarding of a special Certificate in Interprofessional Collaboration to be presented by the Faculty of Health Professions.

FORMAT: Portfolio overseen by individual FHP School/College
RESTRICTION: Health Professions students only


Spring Term 

NUMT 2500.03 - Nuclear Medicine Practicum II

This clinical practicum is designed to enable the student to integrate primary nuclear medicine and patient care principles. The student will consolidate concepts, theories and skills in performing nuclear medicine procedures. The student will be exposed to image evaluation, patient management/care as well as radiopharmaceutical preparation and quality control.

FORMAT: Full-time rotations in clinical settings
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 2000.03, 2020.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.


Year 3

Fall Term

IPHE 4900.00 - Interprofessional Health Education Portfolio

This course is intended to prepare students to work in a collaborative and patient/client/community/family-centered work environments. Students in Health Professions undergraduate programs are required to maintain registration in this course for the duration of their studies. The student will be required to have completed, by the end of their program of study, a total number of different, meaningful and relevant interprofessional collaborative learning experiences (as determined and approved by the School/College) equal to two times the number of years or part of years of study in the program. At least one of these experiences will be in a practice setting (in the event there are no students from other professions in any of the student's practice settings, credit may be granted for interactions with non-student professionals which follow an approved structured format). The experiences will include interactions with undergraduate and/or graduate students from a total of at least 4 different related professions with which there are natural affinities or linkages in the professional environment, some professions of which are outside the student's home School/College. In accordance with the guidelines/requirements of the home School/College, students will prepare a portfolio (or comparable document/process) which maps their interprofessional collaborative learning experiences on to the specific requirements of the School/College. The portfolio will be graded by the School/College on a Pass/Fail basis. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for graduation in all programs, and will be recognized further with the awarding of a special Certificate in Interprofessional Collaboration to be presented by the Faculty of Health Professions.

FORMAT: Portfolio overseen by individual FHP School/College
RESTRICTION: Health Professions students only

 


Year 3

Fall Term

NUMT 3200.03 - Radiopharmacy (Fall or Winter)

Students will be exposed to the daily operation of a central radiopharmacy. Generator elution, product preparation and performance of quality control procedures will be practiced. Record keeping and documentation of daily operations will be stressed. Emphasis will be on efficiency and organization in order to respond to the demands of the nuclear medicine department. Students will also have exposure to non-routine radiopharmaceutical duties: dilutions, stocksolutions, and radiopharmacy research and development. Quality Control procedures, evaluation and trouble-shooting techniques will be utilized to optimize efficiency and validate results.

FORMAT: Clinical Education Course
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 2500.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

NUMT 3230.03 - Cardiac Imaging (Fall or Winter)

Students will apply theory to clinical practice by performing procedures involving the cardiovascular system. Application and evaluation of acquisition and processing of nuclear cardiology procedures with a focus on stress imaging (treadmill and medication induced) and wall motion imaging will be emphasized. Students will be able to assess, modify and apply instrumentation applications for each procedure performed. Quality Control procedures, evaluation and troubleshooting techniques will be utilized to optimize efficiency and validate results.

FORMAT: Clinical Education Course
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 2500.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

HSCE 4030.03 - Leadership in Healthcare

This course will consider various elements of leadership in a complex, multiprofessional and rapidly changing healthcare system, and will enable students to assess and strengthen their own leadership style. An understanding of current trends and issues in healthcare will provide a basis for the development of leadership skills. Critical thinking, decision-making processes and other leadership behaviours will be examined.

FORMAT: Online delivery via BLS
RESTRICTION: None, however priority is given to the Health Sciences students

HESA 4000.03 - Canadian Health Care Delivery

The class is designed to provide an overview of healthcare in Canada, and more specifically in Nova Scotia, where the health reform process will be addressed. Aimed specifically at supervisors, middle management, and administrators the existing trends in healthcare from a national and provincial perspective will be reviewed. The goal of this class is to provide the student with a snapshot view of the existing healthcare system, its past development, and future direction.

CROSS-LISTING: CANA 4300.00

HLTH 4040.03 - Health Law for Non-Lawyers

The objective of this course is to provide the non-law student with an overview of significant legal issues that arise in the healthcare context. The first part of the course covers an introduction to the Canadian legal system, the Canadian healthcare system from a legal perspective, and the nature of legal proceedings. The second part focuses on issues of particular relevance in the provision of health services; these issues may include: practice management; confidentiality and disclosure of information, including whistle blowing; consent to treatment, including issues regarding minors and those lacking capacity; mental health law; and the regulation of drugs. Finally, the third part addresses contemporary issues in health law such as cost containment, issues of care at the end of life, and the impact of human rights legislation on healthcare services and delivery.

FORMAT: Fall term BLS
RESTRICTION: Health Profession students only

NUMT 3220.03 - General Imaging I

Students will apply theory to clinical practice by performing a variety of procedures. Emphasis will be on the application and evaluation of nuclear medicine general imaging procedures as they relate to the diagnosis and management of patients. Students will be assessed and required to obtain a minimum number of general imaging clinical competencies. Students will be able to assess, modify and apply instrumentation applications for each procedure performed. Quality control procedures, evaluation and troubleshooting techniques will be utilized to optimize efficiency and validate results.

FORMAT: Clinical Education Course
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 2500
RESTRICTION: Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

HSCE 3020.03 - Computed Tomography Instrumentation and Applications

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of CT instrumentation, procedures and common pathologies. CT Image acquisition, processing and quantitative image analysis will be explored in detail. Processing and post-processing of CT data will be explored and contrasted to CT data acquisition and manipulation in multi-modality instrumentation. Opportunity to apply and expand upon the knowledge gained through tutorials will be provided through clinical exposure and self directed learning sessions


PREREQUISITES
: HSCE 2050.03, NUMT 2500.03 or RADT 2500.03
RESTRICTIONS: Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Science Program, in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiological Technology
EXCLUSIONS: NUMT 3100.03, RADT 3010.03

IPHE 4900.00 - Interprofessional Health Education Portfolio

This course is intended to prepare students to work in a collaborative and patient/client/community/family-centered work environments. Students in Health Professions undergraduate programs are required to maintain registration in this course for the duration of their studies. The student will be required to have completed, by the end of their program of study, a total number of different, meaningful and relevant interprofessional collaborative learning experiences (as determined and approved by the School/College) equal to two times the number of years or part of years of study in the program. At least one of these experiences will be in a practice setting (in the event there are no students from other professions in any of the student's practice settings, credit may be granted for interactions with non-student professionals which follow an approved structured format). The experiences will include interactions with undergraduate and/or graduate students from a total of at least 4 different related professions with which there are natural affinities or linkages in the professional environment, some professions of which are outside the student's home School/College. In accordance with the guidelines/requirements of the home School/College, students will prepare a portfolio (or comparable document/process) which maps their interprofessional collaborative learning experiences on to the specific requirements of the School/College. The portfolio will be graded by the School/College on a Pass/Fail basis. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for graduation in all programs, and will be recognized further with the awarding of a special Certificate in Interprofessional Collaboration to be presented by the Faculty of Health Professions.

FORMAT: Portfolio overseen by individual FHP School/College
RESTRICTION: Health Professions students only


Winter Term 

NUMT 3200.03 - Radiopharmacy (Fall or Winter)

Students will be exposed to the daily operation of a central radiopharmacy. Generator elution, product preparation and performance of quality control procedures will be practiced. Record keeping and documentation of daily operations will be stressed. Emphasis will be on efficiency and organization in order to respond to the demands of the nuclear medicine department. Students will also have exposure to non-routine radiopharmaceutical duties: dilutions, stocksolutions, and radiopharmacy research and development. Quality Control procedures, evaluation and trouble-shooting techniques will be utilized to optimize efficiency and validate results.

FORMAT: Clinical Education Course
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 2500.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in theprofessional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

NUMT 3230.03 - Cardiac Imaging (Fall or Winter)

Students will apply theory to clinical practice by performing procedures involving the cardiovascular system. Application and evaluation of acquisition and processing of nuclear cardiology procedures with a focus on stress imaging (treadmill and medication induced) and wall motion imaging will be emphasized. Students will be able to assess, modify and apply instrumentation applications for each procedure performed. Quality Control procedures, evaluation and troubleshooting techniques will be utilized to optimize efficiency and validate results.

FORMAT: Clinical Education Course
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 2500.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

HSCE 3000.03 - Culture Diversity & Health

Community development, community advocacy, social justice and primary healthcare will be the theoretical frameworks for exploring the Health Science practitioner’s role and practice in the context of working with populations in high risk environments. The emphasis is on understanding the issues, collaborating with those involved, and building individual and group capacities to enhance and promote the health and well-being of specific populations.

FORMAT: Online delivery via BLS
RESTRICTION: None, however priority is given to the Health Sciences students

DCYT 3220.03 - Diagnostic Gynecological Cytology Application III

This third year course is a 3.0 credit hour gynecological clinical education course. This will provide an opportunity for students to further their abilities, formulate decisions and implement diagnostic expertise in relation to gynecological clinical competencies. This provides an opportunity to implement and further build upon knowledge and experience with application to diagnosis gained in DCYT 3210.03. Under supervision, students assume responsibility and build their case load to approximately 90% of that of an entry-level diagnostic cytotechnologist.

FORMAT: Full time clinical rotation.
PREREQUISITE: DCYT 3200.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Diagnostic Cytology

NUMT 3020.03 - Positron Emission Tomography

The course provides students with advanced knowledge of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner physics, instrumentation, and quality control. Students will also explore cyclotron physics and radiopharmaceutical synthesis in hot cells. A section of the course content involves the use of various PET radiopharmaceuticals in clinical imaging, presented in the larger context of current PET clinical procedures. Clinical application of fusion imaging with PET/CT will also be covered.

FORMAT: On line delivery through BLS, in weekly tutorials
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 3100.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor o f Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

NUMT 3222.03 - General Imaging II

Students will apply theory to clinical practice by performing a variety of procedures. Emphasis will be on the application and evaluation of nuclear medicine general imaging procedures as they relate to the diagnosis and management of patients. Students will be assessed and required to obtain a minimum number of general imaging clinical competencies beyond those obtained in General Imaging I. Students will be able to assess, modify and apply instrumentation applications for each procedure performed. Quality control procedures, evaluation and troubleshooting techniques will be utilized to optimize efficiency and validate results.

FORMAT: Clinical Education Course
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 3220.03, NUMT 3000.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

Elective (.03)

Three credit hours

IPHE 4900.00 - Interprofessional Health Education Portfolio

This course is intended to prepare students to work in a collaborative and patient/client/community/family-centered work environments. Students in Health Professions undergraduate programs are required to maintain registration in this course for the duration of their studies. The student will be required to have completed, by the end of their program of study, a total number of different, meaningful and relevant interprofessional collaborative learning experiences (as determined and approved by the School/College) equal to two times the number of years or part of years of study in the program. At least one of these experiences will be in a practice setting (in the event there are no students from other professions in any of the student's practice settings, credit may be granted for interactions with non-student professionals which follow an approved structured format). The experiences will include interactions with undergraduate and/or graduate students from a total of at least 4 different related professions with which there are natural affinities or linkages in the professional environment, some professions of which are outside the student's home School/College. In accordance with the guidelines/requirements of the home School/College, students will prepare a portfolio (or comparable document/process) which maps their interprofessional collaborative learning experiences on to the specific requirements of the School/College. The portfolio will be graded by the School/College on a Pass/Fail basis. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for graduation in all programs, and will be recognized further with the awarding of a special Certificate in Interprofessional Collaboration to be presented by the Faculty of Health Professions.

FORMAT: Portfolio overseen by individual FHP School/College
RESTRICTION: Health Professions students only


Spring Term

NUMT 3500.03 - Clinical Practicum In Nuclear Medicine Technology III

Clinical Practicum III is intended to consolidate nuclear medicine theory and practice covered by the end of year three. The students will be provided the opportunity to demonstrate competency in nuclear medicine practice, integrating aspects of all discipline and health science related course theory. This course allows students to expand their knowledge of the healthcare team by providing an opportunity for them to observe and experience healthcare services provided by other professionals.

FORMAT: Full-time rotations in clinical settings
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 3200.03, 3222.03 3230.03, 3020.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

IPHE 4900.00 - Interprofessional Health Education Portfolio

This course is intended to prepare students to work in a collaborative and patient/client/community/family-centered work environments. Students in Health Professions undergraduate programs are required to maintain registration in this course for the duration of their studies. The student will be required to have completed, by the end of their program of study, a total number of different, meaningful and relevant interprofessional collaborative learning experiences (as determined and approved by the School/College) equal to two times the number of years or part of years of study in the program. At least one of these experiences will be in a practice setting (in the event there are no students from other professions in any of the student's practice settings, credit may be granted for interactions with non-student professionals which follow an approved structured format). The experiences will include interactions with undergraduate and/or graduate students from a total of at least 4 different related professions with which there are natural affinities or linkages in the professional environment, some professions of which are outside the student's home School/College. In accordance with the guidelines/requirements of the home School/College, students will prepare a portfolio (or comparable document/process) which maps their interprofessional collaborative learning experiences on to the specific requirements of the School/College. The portfolio will be graded by the School/College on a Pass/Fail basis. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for graduation in all programs, and will be recognized further with the awarding of a special Certificate in Interprofessional Collaboration to be presented by the Faculty of Health Professions.

FORMAT: Portfolio overseen by individual FHP School/College
RESTRICTION: Health Professions students only

 


Year 4

Required:

NUMT 3210.03 - Non-Imaging Procedures

This clinical course will allow students to apply theory to clinical practice by performing a variety of non-imaging Nuclear Medicine procedures to include: white blood cell labelling; 14C urea breath tests, and radioiodine therapeutic procedures, including ablations. Proper lab technique will be emphasized. Students will be able to assess, modify and apply instrumentation applications for each procedure performed. Quality Control procedures, evaluation and troubleshooting techniques will be utilized to optimize efficiency and validate results.

FORMAT: Clinical Education Course
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 3500.03
RESTRICTION:
Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

NUMT 3240.03 - Pediatric Imaging

Students will focus on nuclear medicine practice in the care of children and their families. Application and evaluation of nuclear medicine procedures relevant to the diagnosis and management of children will be emphasized. Students will be able to assess, modify and apply instrumentation applications for each procedure performed. Quality Control procedures, evaluation and trouble-shooting techniques will be utilized to optimize efficiency and validate results.

FORMAT: Clinical Education Course
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 3500.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

NUMT 4210.03 - Professional Practice in Nuclear Medicine Technology I

This clinical education course provides the student with the opportunity to assume clinical responsibility and develop leadership skills through two processes. Students will apply professional skills acquired through previous courses to function as a member of the diagnostic team and perform duties associated with a team leader role. Also, through a mentorship program, students will act as role models and support first year nuclear medicine students in an effort to further develop leadership skills.

NOTE: Students cannot be registered in NUMT 4210.03 and NUMT 4220.02 concurrently.
FORMAT: Clinical Education Course
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 4220.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

NUMT 4220.03 - Professional Practice in Nuclear Medicine Technology II

This clinical education course provides the student with the opportunity to assume clinical responsibility and to continue development of professional skills in nuclear medicine technology. Students will be scheduled to a variety of imaging areas where they will be responsible, with remote supervision, for functioning as an integral member of the nuclear medicine team. This course also provides the opportunity for students to become actively involved in the education of patients, as well as the continuing education of both practicing nuclear medicine technologists and affiliate healthcare groups.

NOTE: Students cannot be registered in NUMT 4210.03 and 4220.03 concurrently.
FORMAT: Clinical Education Course
PREREQUISITE: NUMT 3500.03
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

HSCE 4200.03 - Foundations in Clinical and Professional Education

Using an adult education theoretical perspective, this course introduces students to elements of program design, objective setting, selection of instructional methods and assessment strategies for application to their roles as preceptors, patient educators, and lifelong students. This course will discuss a variety of teaching, learning and delivery methods as well as their appropriateness to clinical and professional education.

FORMAT: Online delivery via BLS
RESTRICTION: None, however priority is given to the Health Sciences students

HSCE 4220.03 - Critical Research Appraisal and Practices

Using an adult education theoretical perspective, this course introduces students to elements of program design, objective setting, selection of instructional methods and assessment strategies for application to their roles as preceptors, patient educators, and lifelong students. This course will discuss a variety of teaching, learning and delivery methods as well as their appropriateness to clinical and professional education.

FORMAT: Online delivery via BLS
PREREQUISITE: HAHP 3100 or HSCE 3010 or equivalent
RESTRICTION: None, however priority is given to the Health Sciences students

IPHE 4900.00 - Interprofessional Health Education Portfolio

This course is intended to prepare students to work in a collaborative and patient/client/community/family-centered work environments. Students in Health Professions undergraduate programs are required to maintain registration in this course for the duration of their studies. The student will be required to have completed, by the end of their program of study, a total number of different, meaningful and relevant interprofessional collaborative learning experiences (as determined and approved by the School/College) equal to two times the number of years or part of years of study in the program. At least one of these experiences will be in a practice setting (in the event there are no students from other professions in any of the student's practice settings, credit may be granted for interactions with non-student professionals which follow an approved structured format). The experiences will include interactions with undergraduate and/or graduate students from a total of at least 4 different related professions with which there are natural affinities or linkages in the professional environment, some professions of which are outside the student's home School/College. In accordance with the guidelines/requirements of the home School/College, students will prepare a portfolio (or comparable document/process) which maps their interprofessional collaborative learning experiences on to the specific requirements of the School/College. The portfolio will be graded by the School/College on a Pass/Fail basis. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for graduation in all programs, and will be recognized further with the awarding of a special Certificate in Interprofessional Collaboration to be presented by the Faculty of Health Professions.

FORMAT: Portfolio overseen by individual FHP School/College
RESTRICTION: Health Professions students only



6 credit hours of electives from the Faculty of Health*.  This may include:  

NUMT 4100.06 - Specialty Practice I/Specialty Practice II

Specialty practice affords students the opportunity to attain additional competence and knowledge in a specialty practice area. There are three components to specialty practice: clinical, contextual and theoretical. Specialty Practice is arranged through consultation with the fourth year/ post diploma advisor.

PREREQUISITE: NUMT 3500.03 for entry level students; Post diploma students must consult with the post diploma advisor to ensure the necessary prerequisites have been met.
RESTRICTION: Restricted to Bachelor of Health Science students in the professional stream of Nuclear Medicine Technology. Enrolment may be limited due to clinical site availability.

*These Courses may be any Faculty of Health course, at any level.  Please see your academic advisor for a list of suggested/online options.  Note--a student can take no more than 3 HESA elective courses.

6 credit hours of open electives (.06)