BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

IHWA-327 - Blood Borne Pathogens - 3.00 Credits

IHWA-327 - Blood Borne Pathogens - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to assist participants in understanding ways to recognize, control and deal effectively with blood-borne pathogens. This knowledge will enable participants to implement procedures and policies that will limit accidental exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials in the workplace that could result in disease or death. While students will learn about blood-borne pathogens, such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Opportunistic Infections, and Hepatitis (A, B, C), myths and taboos regarding blood-borne pathogens and transmission will also be discussed. As well, community education and modern approaches to health will be explored to prepare students for work in closed communities. Critical to this course, students will also learn about pre- and post-supportive counseling for individuals.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Indigenous Holistic Wellness and Addictions Advanced Diploma - IHWA Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : Advanced diploma program admission or permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master’s 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 successful completion of this course students should be able to: 

    • Define strategic areas for action to address the needs of Aboriginal people living with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS such as:

      • holistic care, treatment and support;

      • Aboriginal involvement in HIV/AIDS research;

      • broad-based harm reduction approaches;

      • capacity building;

      • legal, ethical and human rights issues;

      • partnerships, collaboration and sustainability; and

      • prevention and awareness;

    • describe the impact of trauma on those individuals who are newly diagnosed with a blood borne pathogen related disease;

    • describe the physiological/psychological development of HIV and the HIV-related opportunistic infections an individual may be dealing with;

    • demonstrate an understanding about HIV/AIDS, and the long term care required for diagnosed individuals;

    • demonstrate comprehensive pre- and post-counseling supports for diagnosed individuals;

    • identify available resources that are supportive of the Aboriginal client living with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS;

    • articulate the value of the Aboriginal culture, tradition and spiritual strengths in the individual when dealing with HIV/AIDS;

    • identify a variety of sources of support for caregivers and relatives of the individual; and,

    • describe strategies for prevention.

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    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M,T,W,TH,F8:00AM - 5:00PM01 Dec 202421 Dec 2024