Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees Program (A108)

2022-20232023-2024
  • Program Name:
    Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees
  • Code: A108
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Certificate
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    1 year (2 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School: Work & College Preparation
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,181.00 *
  • Fall 2022 Delivery:
    Semester 1: Hybrid
  • Winter 2023 Delivery:
    Semester 1, 2: Hybrid

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Overview

Program Overview

The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program is designed to provide you with the core knowledge, skills, and abilities fundamental to academic success in pursuing health sciences programs at the advanced diploma or degree level. Successful completion of this program enables you to apply to multiple post-secondary degree or advanced diploma programs. This program will also provide you with the opportunity to learn about potential careers in the health sciences and to identify other programs that will enable you to achieve your career objectives.

Applicants interested in pursuing a one-year certificate or two-year diploma program at the college level can apply to the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (A109) program.

Full Description

The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees (A108) program prepares you to gain entry to health science programs at a college or university. You will develop your knowledge and skills in communication, mathematics, human anatomy, biology, physics, and organic/inorganic chemistry so that you are well-prepared for the rigours of a degree or advanced diploma program. This program contains advanced level English and elective courses that may be eligible for transfer credits in other programs where applicable.

As a graduate from this program, you are eligible to apply to the following advanced diploma programs at George Brown College:

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Denturism
  • Dental Technology
  • Hearing Instrument Specialist

The A108 program offers a pathway to the following university program:

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences at Queen’s University

The following university programs will consider applications from graduates of A108:

  • Brock University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Laurentian University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • McMaster University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • University of New Brunswick at Humber College – Collaborative Bachelor of Nursing
  • University of Ottawa – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Trent University/Fleming College – Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Western University/Fanshawe College – Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing

For applicants with a previous degree in any field, the A108 program will qualify as the science requirements for admission to the Doctor of Medicine programs and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at St. George’s University. For those interested in learning more about this pathway, SGU hosts regular information sessions. Please register here for an information session.

Applicants interested in pursuing a one-year certificate or two-year diploma program at the college level can apply to the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (A109) program.

This full-time program schedules in person and online live classes from Mondays to Fridays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., to prepare students for the academic environment found in advanced diploma and degree programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

  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.
  7. Examine fundamental physics laws and concepts and their application to health sciences and other science-related fields.

Courses

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

Code Course name
BIOL 1052 Biology for Health Sciences I – Degree Pathway
CHEM 1022 Chemistry for Health Sciences I – Degree Pathway
COMM 1007 College English
MATH 1143 Mathematics for Health Sciences I – Degree Pathway
PHY 1014 Physics for Health Sciences I – Degree Pathway
PREP 1012 Personal and Professional Development
COMM 1000 Introduction to College Communication

SEMESTER 2

Code Course name
BIOL 1062 Biology for Health Sciences II – Degree Pathway
CHEM 1032 Chemistry for Health Sciences II – Degree Pathway
PREP 1025 Speaking With Confidence
MATH 1153 Mathematics for Health Sciences II – Degree Pathway
COMM 1180 Writing and Critical Thinking for Health Sciences
PHY 1024 Physics for Health Sciences II - Degree Pathway
GNED ???? General Education Elective (Choose One)

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Educational Pathways

The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program prepares you to gain the admission requirements for health science programs at college and university. Graduates of this program may also be eligible for English and elective credit exemptions where applicable.

Within George Brown College, graduates can apply to many health science programs including Dental Hygiene, Denturism, Dental Technician, and Hearing Instrument Specialist at George Brown College.

Graduates of the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) degree program with Queen’s University (in-person or online stream). This BHSc program offers pathways into Medical School, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine.

Graduates of the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program with a previous degree in any field may be eligible to apply to Doctor of Medicine programs at St. George’s University.

Selected Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs will consider applications from graduates: Laurentian University, McMaster University, Trent-Fleming School of Nursing, Western-Fanshawe Collaborative Program.  

Please note: Graduates of the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program are eligible to apply to Health Science programs, however, admission cannot be guaranteed. All applicants are responsible for meeting the specified admission requirements for each program.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,181.00 *

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2021. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2022 and at later dates.

International Students

Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information. 

Financial Assistance

The OSAP eligibility for this program has yet to be reviewed by the Ministry.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12C English (65% or higher) or Grade 12U English
  • Grade 12 Math (C or U)
  • Senior level Biology, Chemistry or Physics recommended

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

** MATURE STUDENT STATUS (19 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND NO OSSD)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.

If you do not meet all of the A108 program requirements, please consider applying to the A109 Pre-Health Science Pathways to Certificates and Diplomas program.

COURSE EXEMPTIONS

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit our transfer guide for more information.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country-specific admission requirements.  

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Contact Us

Contact the Pathway Advisor via email at preparation@georgebrown.ca or via telephone at 416-415-5000, ext. 2874 for more program information.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

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