BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACHD-231 - Health Administration and Program Development - 3.00 Credits

ACHD-231 - Health Administration and Program Development - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will introduce students to all aspects of health administration. They will explore what is involved in administering a health program, particularly in Aboriginal communities, including funding, budgetary and reporting requirements, staffing, case work, policy development and guidelines, ethics, and codes of conduct. Students will become familiar with program development and the differences between how programs are developed in Aboriginal communities and non-Aboriginal communities. This course will review contemporary program development in Aboriginal communities with an emphasis on health care programs, health transfer and holistic perspectives to program development and administration. Students will have the opportunity to explore culturally sensitive programs that can be designed for survivors of residential school and their families in communities and how programs can network and enhance the support to families.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community & Health Development Diploma - Aboriginal Community and Health Diploma
  • Prerequisites : ACHD 125,
    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:
  • understand the administration process for health care programs in Aboriginal communities;

  • utilize a community-based development approach in the delivery of health and social service programs;

  • gain an understanding of the 'Four Phases of a Project Life Cycle' as it applies to community health and development;

  • articulate types of program interventions and prevention ideologies and methods for change and development;

  • understand program activities that speak to staff supervision, monitoring and support, budget development and service delivery;

  • understand the role of ethics as paramount in the effective and professional delivery of health program and services in both Aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities; and

  • develop programs and resources that will directly support residential school survivors and their healing.
  • Text and Materials:
  • McKenzie, James F., Meiger, Brad L. & Smeltzer, Jan L. (2005). Planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs: a primer, 4th edition. Toronto: Benjamin Cummings.
  • Other Resources:
  • As per Instructor.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved August 2004.