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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. Registration will stay open until the first week of classes. Please note that prerequisites for Toronto and Boucher campuses differ slightly so please choose your courses accordingly.

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

Chemistry SGC100

Course outline (PDF)

Credit hours: 3

Course fee: $750

Requirement: Toronto / Boucher

Register here for May 5 - June 23, 2021

Register here for September 8 - October 27, 2021

Biochemistry SBC100

Course outline (PDF)

Credit hours: 3

Course fee: $750

Requirement: Toronto / Boucher

Register here for July 7 - August 25, 2021

Register here for November 3 - December 22, 2021

Organic Chemistry SOC100

Course outline (PDF)

Credit hours: 3

Course fee: $750

Requirement: Boucher

Register here for July 6 - August 24, 2021

Register here for November 2 - December 21, 2021

Biology SBI101

Course outline (PDF)

Credit hours: 3

Course fee: $750

Requirement: Toronto / Boucher

Register here for May 3 - June 21, 2021

Register here for September 6 - October 25, 2021

Biology SBI102

Course outline (PDF)

Credit hours: 3

Course fee: $750

Requirement: Toronto / Boucher

Register here for July 5 - August 23, 2021

Register here for November 1 - December 20, 2021

Physiology SPH101

Course outline (PDF)

Credit hours: 3

Course fee: $750

Requirement: Toronto

Register here for May 6 - June 24, 2021

Register here for September 9 - October 28, 2021

Physiology SPH102

Course outline (PDF)

Credit hours: 3

Course fee: $750

Requirement: Toronto

Register here for July 8 - August 26, 2021

Register here for November 4- December 23, 2021

Psychology SPS100

Course outline (PDF)

Credit hours: 3

Course fee: $750

Requirement: Toronto & Boucher

Register here for May 4 - June 22, 2021

Register here for September 7 - October 26, 2021

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 one quiz per module (10%), assignments (5%), online tutorial participation (5%), as well as one midterm exam (30%) and a final exam (50%) which can be completed online and will be proctored via remote invigilation.

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

Our PSC calendar for 2021 (PDF) is now available!

Chemistry (SGC100) - General Chemistry

Chemistry (SGC100) 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. 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.

Prerequisites 
There is no prerequisite for SGC100; SGC100 is a prerequisite for both SBC100 and SOC100.

Biochemistry (SBC100)

SBC100 (Biochemistry) is a three-credit, 8-week introductory biochemistry course designed to build on knowledge acquired in SGC100. In SBC100, students will learn the fundamental concepts of biochemistry as it pertains to the human body. The focus of this course is on the structure and metabolism of macromolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Essential biochemistry concepts including glycolysis, protein synthesis, enzymes, the citric acid cycle, the electron transport chain and ATP synthesis are thoroughly investigated.

The application of biochemistry to naturopathic principles is integrated throughout the course; providing students with a unique opportunity to learn biochemistry within the context of naturopathic medicine. Incorporation of a virtual laboratory component enhances and re-enforces course material and allows the student to experience a practical application of biochemistry while maintaining the convenience of online learning. SBC100 provides the necessary pre-requisite knowledge required for the ND program.

Prerequisites 
SGC100 is a prerequisite for SBC100.

Chemistry (SOC100) - Organic Chemistry 

SOC100 is a three-credit, 8-week introductory course designed to build on knowledge acquired in SGC100. In SOC100, students will learn the fundamental concepts of organic chemistry. The nomenclature and properties of organic compounds including hydrocarbons, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, ethers, thiols, amines and amides will be studied in detail. The chemistry of these compounds and their physical properties are examined in depth.

The application of organic chemistry to naturopathic principles is integrated throughout the course; providing students with a unique opportunity to learn organic chemistry within the context of naturopathic medicine. Incorporation of a virtual laboratory component enhances and re-enforces course material and allows the student to experience a practical application of organic chemistry while maintaining the convenience of an online chemistry course. SOC100 provides the necessary pre-requisite knowledge required for the ND program.

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. 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. 

Prerequisites
No prerequisites required

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. 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. 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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites required

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. 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.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites required (completing Biology prior to Physiology is recommended)

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. 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.

Prerequisites 
No prerequisites required (completing Biology prior to Physiology is recommended)

Psychology (SPS100)

Psychology (SPS100) 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. 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.

Prerequisites 
No prerequisites required  

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, Third Canadian Edition -- Instant Access, 3rd edition by Mark Krause, Daniel Corts, Stephen Smith, Dan Dolderman. Published by Pearson.

psychology textbook

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