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Health Sector Regulatory ComplianceNEW

Start Date Between:  Sept 2020 - Aug 2021 Program Code: HS511 Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Length: 3 semesters Delivery Mode (Fall 2020)  : N/A Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

In Humber’s Health Sector Regulatory Compliance graduate certificate, you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to audit product development, manufacturing and supply chain processes. Delivered in a hybrid format (combining online and in-class training), this program helps students determine facility operational compliance compared to regulations and standards to minimize health and business risks.

Students will demonstrate core competencies required of compliance staff who monitor the safety of various products and business processes including, but not limited to pharmaceuticals; medical devices; biological and genetic therapies; natural health, agriculture, and food products; cosmetics and toiletries; and cannabis products.

This program is not available to international applicants.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Semester 3

Proposed Delivery

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Fall semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Conduct audits and regulatory compliance assessments in diverse industries, using regulatory frameworks.

  • Apply inspection or auditing principles and standards to inform improvements to quality, safety, and risk management in the regulatory compliance field.

  • Interpret sector-specific legislation, regulations, standards, guidelines and policies to determine if the regulated party’s products, processes, and facilities involved in the manufacturing anddevelopment process are in compliance with established regulations

  • Propose recommendations based on audit and inspection findings to develop strategies for compliance.

  • Communicate clearly and accurately, both verbally and in written reports with internal and external stakeholders in high-stakes situations, which may include audits and inspections.

  • Collaborate with the regulated party and regulatory and compliance professionals in various rolesn to achieve desired goals and objectives in regulatory compliance.

  • Interact professionally with stakeholders during and after audit and compliance assessments to build trust by maintaining confidentiality, objectivity and integrity.


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Work Placement

Following two academic semesters, students complete a three-month (450 hours) paid or unpaid work placement in which students apply and integrate theoretical knowledge and skills into real-world work settings. Students complement their learning in their placement, and assessments are carried out by assigned supervisors at the placement site. 

Students are responsible for finding their own work placement that is aligned with the learning outcomes of the program. Humber will assist students in finding their placements by working with industry partners and identifying openings.  Students are encouraged to find a placement in their area of interest, such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, natural health and food products, cosmetics, or cannabis.  

Your Career

Graduates will find careers in a variety of sectors including technology, health and wellness, food and agriculture, the private sector, and government enforcement environments. 

Possible career opportunities include: 

  • regulatory compliance specialist 
  • in-house compliance staff 
  • compliance analyst 
  • quality assurance staff
  • quality control inspector 
  • health, safety and quality assurance co-ordinator 

This program will help you gain opportunities in health management departments in health facilities, government agencies or community-based environments. Graduates will become part of emerging industries such as the cannabis industry, major pharmaceutical companies, medical equipment or medical insurance companies that are in need of new legislation and compliance training. Studies in risk management, supply chain management and ethics will equip students with the skills needed in this ever-changing industry. 

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
January 2021 North Open Not Available

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Bachelor's degree, advanced diploma, diploma or equivalent in a health or science related field

    Admission to this program is a competitive process and preference is given to students with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in health science, pharmacy, some area in life sciences or a related field.

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Placement requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements). 

The pre-requisite requirements must be fulfilled before the commencement of your first placement. Participation in placements will not be allowed if not all the pre-requisite requirements are met. Due to the variety of venues and possible changes in legislation, the requirements are subject to change. Please use the following link to find detailed information about your program’s placement pre-requisite requirements. 

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i5-8300H
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Amanda Baskwill, associate dean 
416.675.6622 ext. 5173 
amanda.baskwill@humber.ca 
healthsciences.humber.ca  

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $6,022.82
  • international: $17,467.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Amanda Baskwill, associate dean 
416.675.6622 ext. 5173 
amanda.baskwill@humber.ca 
healthsciences.humber.ca  

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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