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Programs 101-120
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Occupational Health and Safety Inspector
Occupational health and safety inspectors visit places of employment to detect unsafe or unhealthy working conditions, and ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing workplace safety.

Occupational Therapist
Occupational therapists help people whose capabilities have been impaired by physical or mental illness or injury, emotional or developmental problems, or the aging process to improve their ability to function in everyday life. They assist people in caring for themselves, returning to work and resuming community activities.

Occupational Hygienist
Occupational hygienists study, anticipate and evaluate hazards and stresses in workplaces, suggest changes to work environments and processes, and provide information to managers and workers on ways to reduce the risk of injury or illness from occupational hazards.

Occupational Therapist Assistant
Therapist Assistants working with Physical or Occupational Therapists help clients regain mobility, recover from injuries, and overcome challenges to become more independent – it’s not just a job, it’s a way to make a difference in people’s lives.

Office Assistant-Medical Major
This program is ideal for students who want to work in a professional office environment but don’t have time to devote years to their post-secondary education. Fast-paced and hands-on, this program is designed for people who are prepared to work and study hard in exchange for a quick return to the workforce.

Operating Room Technicians
Operating Room Technicians work with a team of health care professional within hospitals. They assist in the operations by setting up the operating room with the required equipment, preparing patients for surgery and observing patients' vital signs and checking charts. During operations, they also pass instruments to surgeons

Ophthalmic Assistant
Ophthalmic Assistant work with health care professionals and related agencies in any or all of the following capacities: chairside assistant, intra-oral assistant, administrative assistant, community health assistant, dental education and research assistant.

An ophthalmologist is a physician who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system and in the prevention of eye disease and injury. They provide a full spectrum of care including routine eye exams, diagnosis and medical treatment of eye disorders and diseases, prescriptions for eyeglasses, surgery, and management of eye problems that are caused by systemic illnesses. Ophthalmologists can be medical doctors (M.D.) or doctors of osteopathy (D.O.).

Opticians fit eyeglasses and contact lenses following prescriptions written by optometrists or ophthalmologists. They help clients select appropriate frames, order necessary laboratory work and fit and adjust finished eyeglasses or lenses. Main duties for an optician include the use of optical measuring devices to measure a client's eye curvature, distance between pupils and width of the bridge of the nose.

Optometrists provide vision care. They examine eyes to diagnose vision problems and ocular disease. The main duties of an Optometrist include examining and testing patients' eyes using a variety of specialized instruments and equipment. They also prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses to conserve, improve and correct vision and to address eye disorders.

Orthoptists assist ophthalmologists in diagnosing and treating eye disorders and perform specialized eye tests to measure and assess defective binocular vision or abnormal eye movement. They also educate patients about proper visual habits and prescribe treatment such as eye exercises.

Osteopaths diagnose disorders and injuries of musculoskeletal, circulatory and nervous systems. They treat patients with manipulative therapy, medications or surgery.

Palliative Care
Active total care offered to patients with progressive disease and their families when it is recognized that the illness is no longer curable, in order to concentrate on the quality of life and the alleviation of distressing symptoms in the framework of a coordinated service.

Pathologists work with children and adults to prevent, assess, diagnose and provide treatment and counseling for speech, language, voice and swallowing disorder

Research interests of faculty involved with the program include (a) clinical trials of therapeutic interventions in the treatment of periodontitis, (b) the effect of materials used to promote guided tissue regeneration on cell proliferation and differentiation in healing periodontal tissues, and (c) the effect of tobacco on periodontal tissues and smoking cessation initiatives in periodontics. In addition, collaborative research opportunities are available in such areas as saliva, calculus and plaque formation, the microbiology of periodontitis and cell signaling mechanisms, through the Department of Oral Biology.

Pediatricians are specialist physicians who provide medical care for children from birth through adolescence

Personal Care Attendant
Personal care attendants provide personal assistance and support services for elderly, disabled, acute or chronically ill people who require short term assistance or ongoing support.

Pharmacists prepare and dispense drugs based on the prescription of a physician, dentist or veterinarian and provide information on the safe and appropriate use of drugs. They must understand potential side effects and provide this information to physicians and other health care professionals. Pharmacists can work in hospitals, retail locations or government agencies. Main duties include educating, answering patients' questions, using computers and monitoring research and development.