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HCA 110 Concepts for Practice

Effective date: September 2011

Students will be introduced to the philosophical values and theoretical understandings that provide a foundation for competent practice as an HCA. The course focuses on concepts of caring and person-centred care; basic human needs and human development; family, culture and diversity as they relate to health and healing; and problem solving.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
70 lecture hours total over 19 weeks
Tuition
$249.90 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Health Care Assistant.

HCA 120 Introduction to Practice

Effective date: September 2011

This course provides an introduction to the role of the HCA within the British Columbia health care system. Students will be introduced to the other healthcare team members. Students will also have opportunities to develop self-reflective skills required for competent practice and will be introduced to effective job-finding approaches.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
30 lecture hours total over 19 weeks
Tuition
$107.10 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Health Care Assistant.

HCA 122 Circle and Elder's Teaching 1

Effective date: May 2016

This course consists of weekly circle-based discussions and debriefing sessions for program students, staff and faculty. On regular occasions, Indigenous elders will join the circle to share their wisdom and oral traditions.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
1.5 seminar hours per week
Tuition
$80.33 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Indigenous Health Care Assistant.

HCA 123 Circle and Elder's Teaching 2

Effective date: May 2016

This course consists of weekly circle-based discussions and debriefing sessions for program students, staff and faculty. On regular occasions, Indigenous elders will join the circle to share their wisdom and oral traditions.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
1.5 seminar hours per week
Tuition
$80.33 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Indigenous Health Care Assistant.

HCA 130 Interpersonal Communications

Effective date: September 2011

This course focuses on the development of self-awareness, understanding of others and effective interpersonal communication skills. Students will be encouraged to become more aware of the impact of their own communication choices and patterns.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
50 lecture hours total over 19 weeks
Tuition
$178.50 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Health Care Assistant.

HCA 140 Lifestyle and Choices

Effective date: September 2016

This course introduces students to a holistic concept of health and the components of a health-enhancing lifestyle. Students will be invited to reflect on their own experience of health, recognizing challenges and resources that can impact lifestyle choices.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
30 lecture hours total over 19 weeks
Tuition
$107.10 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Health Care Assistant.

HCA 150 Healing 1

Effective date: September 2011

This course introduces students to the normal structure and function of the human body and normal bodily changes associated with aging. Students will explore common challenges to health and healing in relation to each body system, person-centred practice as it relates to the common challenges to health and, in particular, to end-of-life care.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
5
Format
115 lecture hours total over 19 weeks
Tuition
$410.55 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Health Care Assistant.

HCA 154 Healing 2

Effective date: September 2016

This course assists students to explore concepts and caregiving approaches that will allow them to work effectively with individuals experiencing cognitive or mental challenges. The emphasis is on supporting clients with dementia, recognizing behaviours and identifying person-centred intervention strategies.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
60 lecture hours total over 19 weeks
Tuition
$214.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Health Care Assistant.

HCA 161 Personal Care Skills 1

Effective date: September 2012

This course offers students the opportunity to acquire basic personal care skills within the parameters of the HCA role. The course is comprised of class and supervised laboratory experiences which assist the student to develop caregiver skills that maintain and promote the comfort, safety and independence of individuals in long-term care facilities.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
35 lecture hours and 32.5 lab hours total over 9 weeks
Tuition
$240.98 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Health Care Assistant.

HCA 162 Personal Care Skills 2

Effective date: September 2012

This course builds on skills learned in HCA 161 and offers students the opportunity to acquire advanced personal care skills within the parameters of the HCA role. This course is comprised of class and supervised laboratory experiences which assist the student to develop caregiver skills that maintain and promote the comfort, safety and independence of individuals in facilities and community contexts.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
25 lecture hours and 27.5 lab hours total over 8 weeks
Tuition
$187.43 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Health Care Assistant.

HCA 171 Clinical Placement 1

Effective date: September 2016

This supervised practice experience provides students with an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to work with individuals in multi-level or complex care settings. A portion of this clinical experience will be devoted to working with individuals with dementia. Opportunity will be provided for students to gain expertise and confidence with the role of the HCA within a residential care facility.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
60 supervised field practice hours total over 2 weeks
Tuition
$214.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Health Care Assistant.

HCA 172 Community Practicum

Effective date: September 2016

This practice course provides students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills with individuals and families in a community setting. Opportunity will be provided for students to become more familiar with the role of the HCA 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. Students will be exposed to the philosophy of community care settings and its emphasis on client choice and independence.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
60 supervised field practice hours total over 2 weeks
Tuition
$214.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Health Care Assistant.

HCA 173 Clinical Placement 2

Effective date: September 2016

This supervised practice experience provides students with an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills from all other courses in the program with individuals in a multi-level or complex care setting. A portion of this clinical experience will be devoted to working with individuals experiencing cognitive challenges. Opportunity will be provided for students to gain expertise and confidence with the role of the HCA within a residential care facility.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
125 supervised field practice hours total over 5 weeks
Tuition
$446.25 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Health Care Assistant.

HCA 174 Transition Practicum

Effective date: March 2013

During this practical experience learners transition from role of student to graduate health care assistant. Students will gain insights, awareness and knowledge toward effectively functioning as health care assistants. A program instructor collaborates with the student and practicum agency staff throughout the experience.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
37.5 supervised field practice hours total over 1 week
Tuition
$133.88 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Effective date: January 2018

During this practical experience learners transition from role of student to graduate health care assistant. Students will gain insights, awareness and knowledge toward effectively functioning as health care assistants. A program instructor collaborates with the student and practicum agency staff throughout the experience.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
37.5 supervised field practice hours total over 1 week
Tuition
$133.88 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Health Care Assistant.

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