Program Information

This program is designed to prepare graduates for admission to certificate or diploma programs at Ontario colleges in the health sciences or other related programs in the biological or chemical sciences. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills in communication, mathematics, human anatomy, biology and chemistry needed to be successful in health and science-related college programs. In addition, the program provides students with the opportunity to learn about potential careers in the health sciences and to identify other college programs focusing on the biological or chemical sciences that will enable them to achieve their career objectives.

Please Note: The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates & Diplomas certificate does not satisfy the admission requirements to the collaborative BScN program and also does not guarantee entrance into any program at Lambton College, as we rank our applicants in highly competitive programs. Applicants who are pending completion or have successfully completed the Pre-Health Sciences certificate at Lambton College will receive 10 bonus marks in their ranking for all highly competitive health science programs (excluding the BScN program).

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Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

  • Grade 12 English C or U
  • Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics M, C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English and Math. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Course List

BIO-1105: Cellular Processes

This introductory biology course focuses on the cellular processes involved in biological systems, including anatomical, physiological, microbiological, and environmental. Students study concepts applying basic chemistry and biochemistry to the life sciences and allied health fields. Core topics include the characteristics of life, cell structure and function, cellular respiration, reproduction and genetics. Selected laboratory exercises are performed to introduce laboratory safety and provide practical training on topics discussed in class. Students are introduced to the basic processes of cellular biology, including membrane transport, aerobic and anaerobic physiology, enzyme-catalyzed activities, and protein synthesis. Students acquire basic laboratory skills through the investigation of factors that influence cellular activity. An essential foundation is built for subsequent studies in such areas as anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, and the allied and environmental health fields.

CHM-1005: Basic Chemistry I

This course is intended to provide the student with an introduction to basic chemical principles and skills. Topics include classification of matter, physical and chemical changes, chemical nomenclature, writing balanced chemical equations, and gas laws. Students perform calculations of quantities of substances consumed and produced in chemical reactions in terms of mass, moles, and gas volumes. Laboratory exercises complement theoretical concepts and develop good, safe laboratory practices through hands on activities and chemical experimentation. This course prepares students for CHM 2004, Basic Chemistry II, in which concepts relating to organic chemistry and aqueous solutions are developed.

ITS-1013: Information Technology Skills for Technology

Current and effective use of Information Technology Skills (ITS) is a requirement for all working professionals. ITS-1013 is a blended learning course designed to acquaint students with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint software as well as the fundamentals of file-management when using the Microsoft Windows operating system. Different browsers, practical Internet research tools and the Lambton College email program are also studied. This course is delivered using practical hands-on applications and comprises additional online skills assessment and training tools purposefully designed to provide flexibility in learning. Greater emphasis is placed on Microsoft Excel than Word and PowerPoint as the course aligns more closely to technology studies. This course further prepares students to apply these technological skills as they continue and expand in their technology program areas of study.

MTH-1013: Mathematics for Pre-Health Sciences I

By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to evaluate a variety of arithmetic and algebraic expressions and apply these principles to typical problems that arise in the health care fields. Concepts studied include numeracy fundamentals; systems of measurement and dimensional analysis; algebra, with an emphasis on analytical techniques; and geometry. Students will develop essential critical thinking and problem-solving skills through exposure to application problems, including dosage calculations and solution dilutions. Students will use numerical methods along with graphs to describe the relationship between quantities.

COM-1113: Workplace Communications

This course focuses on skills required in any organization or position: writing business documents, responding to realistic scenarios, and speaking in an organized and vibrant manner. Students will practice professional communications skills by producing, revising, and editing short business documents and engaging in verbal interactions and presentations.

COM-1013: Critical Thinking & Writing

In this writing course, students will respond to current issues and news articles via various styles of paragraphs and essays. Students will strive for clarity of message and diplomatic expression of opinion based on fact. Students will practice thinking critically and will organize and hone their writing to ensure clarity and correctness in their messages. Critical Thinking and Writing lays the foundation for a subsequent research- writing course.

BIO-1055: Introduction to Biology

This course is designed to introduce the student to basic human anatomy and physiology through the study of organ systems including the following: nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive and urinary. General organization of the body, cells, tissues, and organs will also be considered.

MTH-2013: Mathematics for Pre-Health Sciences II

By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to evaluate a variety of algebraic expressions and apply these principles to typical problems that arise in the health care fields. Concepts studied include algebra, with an emphasis on analytical techniques; and evaluating systems of linear equations. Students will develop essential critical thinking and problem-solving skills through exposure to application problems, including concentrations and pH. Students will use numerical methods along with graphs, charts, and tables to effectively calculate the empirical and theoretical probability of simple events using key rules of probability and apply descriptive and inferential statistics to applications from the health care fields.

CHM-2004: Basic Chemistry II

This course continues the introduction to chemistry started in CHM 1005. New topics include chemical bonding and molecular structure, solutions, acid/base chemistry and organic chemistry. The laboratory portion of the course applies the theory concepts and expands the student's knowledge of proper lab techniques through qualitative and quantitative analyses. This course, along with the CHM 1005 prerequisite, provides a solid foundation in basic chemical principles for students entering the technology and health sciences fields.

HLT-1203: Introduction to Health Care

In our increasingly complex world there is a growing awareness that health care delivery is in a crisis situation. In order to make the best decisions, health care professionals must be aware of how our health care system works, where it has come from, the future of health care, and where health professionals fit within the bigger picture. This course is designed to introduce the student to these concepts by examining the interrelationships between the individual, community and international health care. Also covered in this course is, the role stress plays in health, alternative and complementary health care, as well as personal and professional ethics, attitudes, and values.


PHY-1015: Physics for Pre-Health Sciences

Students apply critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to physics concepts related to the health science field. Concepts studied include kinematics, forces, work, energy and power, thermodynamics, fluids and pressure, nuclear physics, electrostatics, magnetism, waves and electromagnetic radiation.

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Technology Requirements

This program requires a mobile device (laptop or tablet).

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Employment Opportunities

Our graduates transfer into a variety of health-related programs both at Lambton College and other Ontario colleges.

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