BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

HTCA-159 - Community Practicum - 2.00 Credits

HTCA-159 - Community Practicum - 2.00 Credits

Course Details
This practice experience provides students with an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills they have learned in other Health Care Assistant courses with individuals and families in a community setting. Opportunity will be provided for students to become more familiar with the role of the Health Care Assistant within a home support agency, assisted living facility, and/or a group home, and to gain abilities that will prepare graduates for employment in these settings. It is important that students understand the philosophy of community care settings and its' emphasis on client choice and independence.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Health Care Assistant Certificate - Level Two
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Spring 2025 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : HTCA-152 , HTCA-156 , HTCA-153 ,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 60
    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:
  • provide person-centred care and assistance that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each client;

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

  • provide care and assistance for clients experiencing complex health challenges;

  • provide care and assistance for clients experiencing 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,F8:30AM - 4:30PM19 Mar 202428 Mar 2024
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T,W,TH,F9:00AM - 12:00PM18 Mar 202528 Mar 2025
    T,W,TH,F1:00PM - 4:00PM