Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Transition Courses: Health

Transition courses in Health are suitable for nationally or internationally educated health professionals or students entering or participating in entry-level health programs.

Nationally educated health professionals may choose these courses to support a transition in their professional practice or to receive credit towards a post-diploma undergraduate degree program. Internationally educated health professionals may choose some of these courses to support their Canadian licensure.

Students in entry-level health programs may opt for the theory courses as an elective or find a course suitable for transfer credit towards a course in their program of study.

English Language Requirement

Internationally educated nurses whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English proficiency by passing the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) at the level required by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.


BIOL 1593, Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
BIOL 1693, Anatomy and Physiology II (3)
HLTH 1981, Medical Terminology (3)
HLTH 2501, Pathophysiology (4)
HLTH 2511, Introduction to Pharmacology (3)
HLTH 2573, Arterial Blood Gases (3)
HLTH 3101, Client Directed Care Management (3)
HLTH 4011, Issues in Health Care (3)
HLTH 4021, Health Policy (3)
LEAD 3511, Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and Standards (3)
RSMT 3501, Introduction to Research Methods (3)

Also, see the Pre-Health Science Certificate, which provides general educational breadth and specific health related content required or recommended for entry into many health care programs.

TRU-OL program students are responsible for consulting with their program advisor to ensure that courses selected are appropriate for their program of study and educational goals.


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