BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

IHMS-260 - Indigenous Human Service Diploma Practicum - 3.00 Credits

IHMS-260 - Indigenous Human Service Diploma Practicum - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
The primary purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for both the demonstration and evaluation of the student's human service competencies in a community services agency. The competencies to be evaluated are outlined in the IHUMS Practicum Manual. Both the student's comprehension and application of knowledge, skills and self-attributes relevant to the field of human services will be evaluated by both the agency instructor and the student. The course instructor assigns all grades.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Indigenous Human Services Diploma - Year Two
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2023 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : Successful completion of IHMS Year 1
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 190
    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: 

    • utilize theory to inform practice and practice to inform theory through positive critical reflection;

    • apply a normative developmental approach to assessment, intervention, and evaluation of client's growth; 

    • develop and practice caring and respectful interpersonal relationships with individuals, families, self, and peers; 

    • demonstrate respect and encourage human diversity and unity within an inclusive environment; 

    • apply effective behaviour management and intervention strategies covered in human service course work; and

    • integrate and apply knowledge, skills, and self-awareness covered in human service course work and demonstrate attainment of human service competencies as stated in the IHUMS Practicum Manual. 

    Text and Materials: NVIT Practicum Manual (2018)

    O'Hara, A., Weber, Z. & Levine, K. (2010). Skills for human service practice. Working with individuals, groups and communities. Don Mills, ON: Oxford. 
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    TH1:30PM - 3:30PM09 Jan 202328 Apr 2023