Sep 28, 2020  
PUBLISHED 2020-2021 Non-credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2020-2021 Non-credit Catalog

Health Fundamentals

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Program Description

The Health Fundamentals program provides entry-level exposure to the theory and skills involved in modern healthcare provision, and is well suited for students exploring or preparing for a career in the healthcare field.  Additionally, each of the required courses are a part of multiple other full-time, profession-specific programs offered through SAIT’s School of Health and Public Safety.  As such, students may both gain insight into the industry, as well as earn credit towards the completion of other health focused program streams, should they choose to pursue further education in this rewarding arena of study and practice.

To receive your Health Fundamentals Certificate of Achievement, you must complete the following courses.


You have up to five years to complete all certificate courses. You must meet the graduation requirements as they exist at the time you register for your first course (see AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression).

Program Outline

Required Courses

  • ANPH 209 - Anatomy and Physiology  3 credits
  • INFC 215 - Infection Prevention and Control  1.5 credits
  • MEDT 211 - Medical Terminology 1  1.5 credits
  • COMP 264 - Microsoft Office Basics  1.5 credits, or
  • MISM 001 - Medical Simulation Lab  0 credits (for Corporate clients only)

Elective Courses (choose 1)

  • PATH 242 - Pathophysiology 1  3 credits
  • PROF 240 - Healthcare Professionalism  1.5 credits

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