BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

HTCA-152 - Cognitive Or Mental Challenges - 2.00 Credits

HTCA-152 - Cognitive Or Mental Challenges - 2.00 Credits

Course Details
This course builds on content from other Health Care Assistant courses to assist students to explore concepts and care-giving approaches that will allow them to work effectively with individuals experiencing cognitive or mental challenges. The emphasis is on supporting clients with dementia, recognizing responsive behaviours and identifying person-centered intervention strategies.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (HEALTH) Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Health Care Assistant Certificate - Level Two
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2018 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : HTCA104, HTCA166, HTCA126, HTCA121, HTCA116, HTCA111,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 60
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy. Note: Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to proceed into further HTCA courses.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • describe ways to organize, administer and evaluate person-centered care and assistance for clients experiencing cognitive health challenges (dementia);
  • describe ways to organize, administer and evaluate person-centered care and assistance for clients experiencing mental health challenges (other than dementia); and,
  • demonstrate an understanding of effective approaches to disruptive or abusive behaviours in clients.
  • 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:
     
    HTCA-152-01     26 Apr 2018 - 06 Jun 2018
    DaysTimeDate
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2018-04-26
    TH1:30PM - 4:30PM2018-04-26
    M9:00AM - 12:00PM2018-05-07
    M1:30PM - 4:30PM2018-05-07
    T9:00AM - 12:00PM2018-05-15
    T1:30PM - 4:30PM2018-05-15
    T,W,TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2018-05-22
    T,TH1:30PM - 4:30PM2018-05-22
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM2018-05-23
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2018-06-06
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM2018-06-06