BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

HTCA-166 - Clinical I Personal Care Skills I - 1.50 Credits

HTCA-166 - Clinical I Personal Care Skills I - 1.50 Credits

Course Details
This supervised practice experience provides students with an opportunity to apply knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes they have learned in other Health Care Assistant courses with individuals in a multi-level or complex care setting. Opportunity will be provided for students to gain expertise, confidence and to become ready to undertake the role of the Health Care Assistant within a residential care facility.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Health Care Assistant Certificate - Level One
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2018 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : HTCA121, HTCA126, HTCA104, HTCA111, HTCA116, and program admission.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%. Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this practicum, students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and/or attitudes necessary for the following:

  • provide person-centered care and assistance that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual resident or client;

  • use an informed problem-solving approach to provide care and assistance that promotes the physical, psychological, social, cognitive and spiritual well-being of clients and families;

  • provide care and assistance for clients experiencing complex health challenges, cognitive and/or mental health challenges;

  • interact with other members of the healthcare team in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals;

  • communicate clearly, accurately and in sensitive ways with clients and families within a variety of contexts;

  • provide personal care and assistance in a safe, competent and organized manner;

  • recognize and respond to own self-development, learning and health enhancement needs; and

  • perform the care-giver role in a reflective, responsible, accountable and professional manner.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Sorrentino, Sheila A. Mosby’s Canadian textbook for the support worker. Current edition. Toronto. Elsevier Canada.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: Courses in the HTCA program are part of the British Columbia Health Care Assistant program provincial core curriculum.
    Other Information: The NVIT Health Care Assistant curriculum materials have been adapted from the Vancouver Community College (VCC) Health Care Assistant Program materials. Any other total or partial reproduction of this product by any means is prohibited without written permission from VCC.
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M,T,W,TH,F6:00AM - 2:00PM11 Apr 201818 Apr 2018