Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Winter 2019

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Foundations for Success in Health Sciences
Grade Mode:
Post Secondary

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

Students explore and develop skills essential to personal, academic and professional success in science and health science careers in today's workforce. The importance of personal and professional awareness is examined. Students are provided with a variety of study skills, including scientific and medical terminology, designed to support academic success and build confidence. Contemporary issues and trends and their impact on health care are considered as students explore medical career options and interprofessional practice. Additional opportunities are provided for students to build skills associated with diversity and cultural competencies, including indigenous content, in the context of health care in Canada today.

Learning Outcomes:

1. develop realistic and appropriate short term and long term goals to facilitate learning and success;
2. apply study skills and success strategies;
3. describe theories and practice skills related to motivation and learning;
4. explain the philosophical principles that are the foundation of the Canadian health care system;
5. discuss trends affecting health care practices in Ontario and Canada;
6. describe the roles and responsibilities of different health care professionals;
7. communicate in appropriate ways that support the achievement of goals in culturally diverse contexts;
8. discuss varied approaches to health care practiced within Canada.

Course Content:

- Scientific and medical terminology
- Study skills
- Success strategies
- Trends in health care including interprofessional care
- Career options in health care
- Cultural competencies
- Indigenous health and healing


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

Evaluation is comprised of: Assignments (70%) Quizzes / Tests (30%)


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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