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HTCA-153 - Common Health Challenges - 4.00 Credits

HTCA-153 - Common Health Challenges - 4.00 Credits

Course Details
This course introduces students to the normal structure and function of the human body and normal bodily changes associated with aging. Students will explore common challenges to health and healing in relation to each body system. Students will also be encouraged to explore person-centred practice as it relates to the common challenges to health and, in particular, to end-of-life care.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Health Care Assistant Certificate - Level Two
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : HTCA111, HTCA166, HTCA126, HTCA121, HTCA116, HTCA104,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 120
    Student Evaluation
    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 should be able to:
  • display an understanding of the structure and function of the human body and normal changes associated with aging;

  • display a sound understanding of common challenges to health and healing;

  • discuss nutrition as it relates to healing;

  • describe ways to organize, administer and evaluate person-centred care and service for clients experiencing common health challenges;and

  • demonstrate an understanding of the components of person-centred, end-of-life care for clients and families.
  • 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-153-01     03 Dec 2024 - 04 Feb 2025
    T,TH,F9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-12-03
    T,TH,F1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-12-03
    W,TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-12-11
    W,TH1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-12-11
    M,T,TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-12-16
    M,T,TH1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-12-16
    TH,F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-02
    TH,F1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-01-02
    M,F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-06
    M,F1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-01-06
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-13
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-01-13
    M,T,F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-20
    M,T,F1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-01-20
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-27
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-01-27
    T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-02-04
    T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-02-04