HLTH 1251
Practice Experience in Home Support and/or Group Setting

2.0 Credits

Description

This course provides students with an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills from all other courses with individuals and families in a community setting. Opportunities are provided for students to become more familiar with the role of the Health Care Assistant within a Home Support Agency, Assisted Living Facility and/or Group Home, and gain abilities that prepare graduates for employment in these settings. It is important that students understand the philosophy of community care settings and its emphasis on client choice and independence.

Delivery Method

Online, self-paced.

Prerequisites

HLTH 1051, HLTH 1001, HLTH 1011, HLTH 1101, HLTH 1201, HLTH 1351, HLTH 1153, HLTH 1155, and HLTH 1301.

Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to demonstrate the ability to consistently:

  • * Provide person-centered care and assistance that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual resident or client.
  • * Use an informed problem-solving approach to provide care and assistance that promotes the physical, psychological, social, cognitive and spiritual well-being of clients and families.
  • * Provide care and assistance for clients experiencing complex health challenges.
  • * Provide care and assistance for clients experiencing cognitive and/or mental health challenges.
  • * Interact with other members of the healthcare team in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
  • * Communicate clearly, accurately and in sensitive ways with clients and families with in a variety of contexts.
  • * Provide personal care and assistance in a safe, competent and organized manner.
  • * Recognize and respond to own self-development, learning and health enhancement needs.
  • * Perform the caregiver role in a reflective, responsible, accountable and professional manner
  • *From: Ministry of Advanced Education. (2015). Health Care Assistant Program: Provincial Curriculum Guide 2015. Province of British Columbia. https://urls.bccampus.ca/5vi . Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)

Course Outline

  • Provide person-centered care and assistance that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each client
  • Use an informed problem-solving approach to provide care and assistance that promotes the physical, psychological, social, cognitive and spiritual well-being of clients and families
  • Provide care and assistance for clients experiencing complex health challenges
  • Provide care and assistance for clients with cognitive and/or mental health challenges
  • Provide care and assistance for clients experiencing cognitive and/or mental health challenges
  • Interact with other members of the health care team in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals
  • Communicate clearly, accurately and in sensitive ways with clients and families within a variety of contexts
  • Provide personal care and assistance in a safe, competent and organized manner
  • Recognize and respond to own self-development, learning and health enhancement needs
  • Perform the care-giver role in a reflective, responsible, accountable, and professional manner

Maximum Completion

30 weeks.

Required Text and Materials

The required text bundle described below is also used in HLTH 1051. If you did not take HLTH 1051 and do not already own the required materials, you will need to purchase them. To do so, you may send an email to student@tru.ca or by phone at 1.888.663.1653. (toll free in Canada) or 250-852-7000 (local and international)

  1. Sorrentino S. A., Remmert, L., Wilk M. J. Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker. 4th edition. Elseivier/Mosby Inc, 2018.
    Type: Textbook, ISBN: 9781771720434
  1. Sorrentino S. A., Remmert, L., Wilk M. J. Workbook to accompany Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker. 4th edition. Elseivier/Mosby Inc, 2018.
    Type: Workbook, ISBN: 9781771721271
  1. Mosby Inc. Mosby's Nursing Assistant Video Skills. 4th Edition . Elseivier/Mosby Inc, 2015.
    Type: DVD, ISBN: 978-0-323-22244-0

Package ISBN: 978-1-77172-133-2 (*the package includes all items listed above)

*It is possible to complete this program with the 3rd edition of the text package.

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

Assessment

This practice based course is graded using Complete (COM) or No Credit Granted (NCG). All evaluation components must be completed adequately as determined by the Open Learning Faculty Member. The Final (summative) Practice Appraisal will be completed by the Open Learning Faculty Member with input from the preceptor and student. Students must achieve a minimum of 3/5 on the final practice evaluation in each learning outcome to successfully pass the practice component of the course.

Assessment activities included are:

  • Participation in four telephone conferences (audio or video) between the Open Learning Faculty Member, student and preceptor
  • Completion of 3 assignments
  • Midterm Practice Appraisal (on completion of 30 hours)
  • Final Practice Appraisal (on completion of a minimum of 60 hours)

Students in the Health Care Assistant Program must achieve a minimum grade of 70% on the mandatory final exam and in the course overall. Students must achieve a minimum of 70% in each required theory course and a COM (complete) for the competency based portions of laboratory and practicum courses to pass the program. Students must pass each course to continue in the program.

Students cannot re-write failed assessments and, if unsuccessful on a second attempt at any course, will be asked to withdraw from the program.

All Program courses must be completed within 3 years of initial course enrolment.