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Prerequisite Science Courses

CCNM offers courses in chemistry, biology and physiology

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Missing a prerequisite course in chemistry, biology, physiology, or psychology? You can take one, or all, of the courses here at CCNM. Access to PSC courses takes five business days from the date of registration. The last day for registration will be Friday of the first week of classes.

For more information about PSCs, contact continuing_education@ccnm.edu or 1 (866) 241-2266 ext. 220.

Chemistry SGC101

Course outline (PDF)

Credit hours: 3

Course fee: $750

Register here for Jan. 8 - Feb. 26, 2020

Register here for May 6 – June 24, 2020

Chemistry SGC102

Course outline (PDF)

Credit hours: 3

Course fee: $750

Register here for Oct. 30 – Dec. 18, 2019

Register here for March 4 – April 22, 2020

Register here for July 1 – August 19, 2020

Biology SBI101

Course outline (PDF)

Credit hours: 3

Course fee: $750

Register here for Jan. 10 – Feb. 28, 2020

Register here for May 8 – June 26, 2020

Biology SBI102

Course outline (PDF)

Credit hours: 3

Course fee: $750

Register here for Nov. 1 – Dec. 20, 2019

Register here for March 6 – April 24, 2020

Register here for July 3 – August 21, 2020

Physiology SPH101

Course outline (PDF)

Credit hours: 3

Course fee: $750

Register here for Jan. 9 – Feb. 27, 2020

Register here for May 7 – June 25, 2020

Physiology SPH102

Course outline (PDF)

Credit hours: 3

Course fee: $750

Register here for Oct. 31 - Dec. 19, 2019

Register here for March 5 – April 23, 2020

Register here for July 2 – August 20, 2020

Psychology SPS100

Course outline (PDF)

Credit hours: 3

Course fee: $750

Register here for Oct. 28 – Dec. 16, 2019

Register here for March 3 – April 21, 2020

Register here for June 30 – August 18, 2020

Each course is delivered in a blended learning style which combines online self-study modules with weekly live interactive online tutorial sessions from 7:30 - 9 p.m. ET (one evening per week) with the course instructor. The passing grade is 60% and evaluations/assessments will consist of tutorial attendance/participation (5%), one quiz per module (20%), one assignment (5%), as well as one midterm exam (30%) and a final exam (40%) which are invigilated at CCNM’s testing centre as part of the course, or under the guidance of a suitable invigilator (college/university or secondary school academic professional, librarian, or testing centre) in your local area, costs of which will be the responsibility of the student.

CCNM does not offer a prerequisite course in the humanities. If you're lacking a humanities prerequisite, please contact Student Services at 1-866-241-2266 ext. 245 or info@ccnm.edu for recommendations.

PSC course calendar

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Still taking courses in 2019? Download the PSC calendar for 2019 (PDF) .

Chemistry (SGC101) - Foundations of Chemistry

Chemistry I is a three-credit, eight-week introductory course designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of chemistry. The course will emphasize the physical and chemical principles of chemistry relating to matter and its transformations including measurement, atoms and molecules, nuclear chemistry, ions, the mole, reaction stoichiometry, gases, solutions, and acids and bases.

The application of chemical fundamentals to naturopathic medicine is integrated throughout the course, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn chemistry within the context of naturopathic medicine. Incorporation of a virtual laboratory component enhances and re-enforces material covered in the course and allows the student to experience a practical application of chemistry while maintaining the convenience of an online chemistry course.

Chemistry (SGC102) - Introduction to Organic & Biological Chemistry

Chemistry II is a three-credit, seven-week introductory course designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of organic chemistry and biochemistry. The course will emphasize the application of organic chemistry and biochemistry principles to the human body and human health, including functional groups of organic chemistry, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, metabolic pathways and energy production.

The application of organic chemistry and biochemistry fundamentals to naturopathic medicine is integrated throughout the course, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn chemistry within the context of naturopathic medicine. Incorporation of a virtual laboratory component enhances and reinforces material covered in the course and allows the student to experience a practical application of chemistry while maintaining the convenience of an online chemistry course.

Prerequisites
There is no prerequisite for SGC101 or 102; however, given the condensed nature of the course, students should expect to reserve a minimum of 10 hours per week per course to complete the online modules, assessments, and tutorials.

Biology (SBI101) - General Biology

Biology (SBI101) is a three-credit, eight-week introductory course aimed at providing students with a foundation in biology. It covers the molecular and cellular basis of life, biochemical processes, cell structure and function, membrane transport and inheritance. It serves as a foundation for further studies in biological disciplines such human biology and human physiology.

The application of biology fundamentals to naturopathic medicine is integrated throughout the course, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn biology within the context of naturopathic medicine.

Biology (SBI102) - Human Biology

Biology (SBI102) is a three-credit, eight-week introductory course in human biology that will provide students with a solid core foundation in basic and applied human biology. The course will introduce the organ systems of the human body, and emphasize the integration of structure and function at different levels of biological organization that regulates the body’s internal environment.

The application of biology fundamentals to naturopathic medicine is integrated throughout the course, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn biology within the context of naturopathic medicine.

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites required for Biology 101 or 102; however, if you are planning to take both biology and physiology prerequisites, we recommend you complete biology prior to taking physiology. Given the condensed nature of the courses, students should expect to reserve a minimum of 10 hours per week per course to complete the online modules, assessments, and tutorials.

Physiology (SPH101) - Physiology I

Physiology (SPH101) is a three-credit, eight-week introductory course that will provide students with a solid foundation in basic physiology. The course will cover the integration and coordination of basic cell processes and emphasize the mechanisms by which cells and tissues of the body operate to maintain homeostasis and control. Topics include the integrative functions of the major systems of the human body including communication, integration and homeostasis in the endocrine system, central nervous system, and musculo-skeletal systems.

The application of physiology fundamentals to naturopathic medicine is integrated throughout the course, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn physiology within the context of naturopathic medicine.

Physiology (SPH102) - Physiology II

Physiology (SPH102) is a three-credit, eight-week course that continues and builds on the concepts taught in SPH101. It will provide students with a solid core foundation in applied physiology. The course will emphasize clinical physiology including the integrative functions of the major systems of the human body as well as metabolism, growth and aging. Topics will include the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, kidney, and reproductive systems.

The application of physiology fundamentals to naturopathic medicine is integrated throughout the course, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn physiology within the context of naturopathic medicine.

Prerequisites
SPH101 or an equivalent course from another institution is a prerequisite required for SPH102.

Recommendations
If you are planning to take both biology and physiology prerequisites, we strongly recommend that you complete biology prior to taking physiology.

Given the condensed nature of the courses, students should expect to reserve a minimum of 10 hours per week per course to complete the online modules, assessments, and tutorials.

Psychology (SPS100)

Psychology is a three-credit, eight-week introductory course designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of psychology. This course will investigate the field of psychology, the study of behavior, thought and experience affected by physical, mental, social and environmental factors. Beginning with an investigation of the workings of the human brain; linking understanding of structures and function in the brain and how they work together to produce different behaviors will be reviewed. The concept of nature vs. nurture and its interaction and effect on personality and behavior will be reviewed and how past experiences and certain conditions can influence our thoughts and behavior. Understanding the nature of how environment and interactions can affect individuals, as well as developing an appreciation for emotions and how they can influence happiness and health will be applied.

Prerequisites
There is no prerequisite for psychology; however, given the condensed nature of the course, students should expect to reserve a minimum of 10 hours per week per course to complete the online modules, assessments, and tutorials.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

Most of the readings and assigned material will come from the required course textbooks, which are included in the course fee:

Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry by Karen C. Timberlake (13th Edition). Published by Pearson.

chemistry textbook

 

Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications and Issues by Goodenough & McGuire (6th Edition). Published by Pearson.

biology textbook

 

Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach by Dee Unglaub Silverthorne (8th Edition). Published by Pearson.

physiology textbook

 

An Introduction to Psychological Science, Second Canadian Edition by By Mark Krause, Daniel Corts, Stephen C Smith, Dan Dolderman (2nd Edition). Published by Pearson.

psychology textbook

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