BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

IHMS-130 - Introduction to Professional Human Service Practice - 3.00 Credits

IHMS-130 - Introduction to Professional Human Service Practice - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course prepares students for their field practicum experience. Students review the field of human service practice beginning with an overview of the values and ethics that are key elements of professional attitude and conduct. Additional topics include observation, record keeping, community mapping, supervision, teamwork and self-care.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Indigenous Human Services Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Program admission or permission of the program coordinator
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours 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 five values that are key to a professional attitude: individualization, self-determination, confidentiality, accountability and normalization;

    • demonstrate professional conduct in the classroom and in the field that is consistent with the five professional values; 

    • demonstrate basic competence in the use of observation and recording skills;

    • recognize the concept of diversity and inclusion and how these are reflected in the field; and 

    • understand the principles of supervision and how they are reflected in the field. 

    Text and Materials: O'Hara, A. & Weber, Z. (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: