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Thompson Rivers University

HLTH 2707: Seniors Living Observational Practicum

Students explore the roles and skills required for employment in the seniors living industry and develop an understanding of the seniors' living environment. This course should be completed early in the certificate program.

Learning outcomes

  • Describe the roles of the manager of the residence and the responsibilities and educational requirements of that role.
  • Describe the roles of individuals employed at the residence and the responsibilities and educational requirements of those roles.
  • Describe the building environment and explain the functional purpose of the building design of the seniors residence.

Course topics

  • Lesson 1: The Role of the Site Manager
  • Lesson 2: The Role of Department Managers
  • Lesson 3: The Building Environment

Required text and materials

The following materials are required for this course:

  1. Mancer, Kate. (2010). The Future of Seniors Housing: Planning, Building and Operating Successful Seniors Housing Projects. Vancouver: Kate Mancer.
    Type: Textbook. ISBN: 978-0-9867361-0-0


Students will submit a Final Project report to the Open Learning Faculty Member. The Final Project is mandatory in order to receive credit for the course. The grade on your transcript for HLTH 2707 will read "Com" (Complete) or "NCG" (No Credit Granted).

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

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