BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

HTCA-126 - Personal Care Assistance I - 2.00 Credits

HTCA-126 - Personal Care Assistance I - 2.00 Credits

Course Details
This practical course offers students the opportunity to acquire personal care and assistance skills within the parameters of the Health Care Assistant role. The course is comprised of class and supervised laboratory experiences which assist the student to integrate theory from other Health Care Assistant courses to develop introductory care-giver skills that maintain and promote the comfort, safety and independence of individuals in community and facility contexts.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Health Care Assistant Certificate - Level One
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : Grade 12, with minimum English 10 & Math 10 or equivalen
    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 completion of this course students should be able to:
  • perform personal care skills in an organized manner ensuring the comfort and appropriate independence of the client/resident;

  • apply an informed problem-solving process to the provision of care and assistance;

  • provide personal care and assistance within the parameters of the Health Care Assistant role; and

  • provide care and assistance in ways that maintain safety for self and others in a variety of contexts.
  • 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-126-01     17 Oct 2024 - 13 Nov 2024
    TH,F9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-10-17
    TH,F1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-10-17
    TH,F9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-10-24
    TH,F1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-10-24
    TH,F9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-10-31
    TH,F1:00PM - 6:00AM2024-10-31
    W,TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-11-06
    W,TH1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-11-06
    T,W9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-11-12
    T,W1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-11-12