Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (with Pre-Health Science) (24 Months)

Northern College

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Program Overview

The Pre-Health Sciences program provides students with the opportunity to study subject areas relevant to health career programs at Northern College and affiliate partners and to instill an appreciation of the professional roles, responsibilities and academic requirements of health care disciplines. The goal of the program is to prepare men and women for their chosen health career program. Completing both semesters of this program successfully will provide the prerequisites for entry into the Healthcare Management programs.

Healthcare Management Program is designed for international students with experience in the health care field who are seeking to enhance their existing post-secondary credentials and looking to transition into management roles in emerging Healthcare environments. Comprehension of patient needs, socio-cultural factors, behaviours and health services information are key focus areas of this program and will enable students to develop new skills in the areas of leadership, human resources management, conflict resolution, and strategic thinking.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

CAD 17,485




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Semester 1

  • Introduction to Patient Care
  • Medical Terminology
  • Communication in Health Care I
  • Introduction to Patient Safety
  • Healthcare Management
  • Professionalism and Ethics

Semester 2

  • Healthcare IT Systems
  • Quality and Safety in Healthcare
  • Appreciative Leadership and Healthcare Change
  • Communication in Healthcare II
  • Healthcare and Cultural Competence
  • Final Project

Semester 3

  • Communications I – Model B
  • Human Biology I
  • Chemistry I
  • Mathematics for Health Sciences I
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

Semester 4

  • Human Biology II
  • Chemistry II
  • Physics
  • Mathematics for Health Sciences II
  • Conflict Resolution/Mediation
  • Human Biology II
  • Chemistry II
  • Physics
  • Mathematics for Health Sciences II
  • Conflict Resolution/Mediation

The minimum requirements needed for students applying for admission to a certificate or diploma program at Pures College of Technology are:

  • Proof of academic standing equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma (OSSD)

  • Pures College Entrance Test (a ministry-approved test) with a minimum score required for entrance to the selected program

Tuition fee for international students is $17485/year including ancillary fees and medical insurance.

The healthcare and social service industry in Canada is the second largest employment sector, which provides a large number of job opportunities to the graduates. This program will groom students for management roles in emerging Healthcare environments. Emphasis is placed on leadership, ethics, patient care and communication. Students will develop their skills and knowledge in order to become integral leaders and team members of a structured healthcare team.


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