HLTH 1011: Health and Healing

Developing a theoretical framework for practice, students are introduced to the philosophical values and theoretical understandings that provide a foundation for competent practice as a Health Care Assistant (HCA). This course focuses on concepts of caring and person-centred care, basic human needs and human development, and family, culture and diversity as they relate to health and healing. Students are also introduced to a problem-solving model that will be critical to their practice.

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Display an understanding of person-centered care that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual.
  • Discuss basic human needs and the common characteristics of human development as these concepts relate to person-centered care.
  • Use an informed problem-solving approach to provide care and service.
  • Display an understanding of the role of family, culture, diversity, and life experience in aging, health, and healing.
  • Contribute to the safety and protection of yourself and others within a variety of work environments.
  • Appreciate the potential value of traditional medicines and alternative forms of health care to the client and family.

From: Ministry of Advanced Education. (2015). Health Care Assistant Program: Provincial Curriculum Guide 2015, 31-32. 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 topics

  • Characteristics of Caring and Person-Centred Practice
  • Basic Human Needs
  • Human Development
  • Family in Health and Healing
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity
  • Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
  • Protection and Safety in Health and Healing

Required text and materials

This is a companion course to 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 Elsevier/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 Elsevier/Mosby Inc. 2018.
    Type: Workbook 2. ISBN: 9781771721271
  1. Mosby Inc. Mosby's Nursing Assistant Video Skills. Mosby Inc. 4th edition Elsevier/Mosby Inc. 2015.
    Type: Online Access Code, ISBN 9780323581899

Package ISBN: 9780323688512 (*the custom package includes all items listed above)

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

Assessments

Please be aware that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines all in-person exams have been suspended. As such, all final exams are currently being delivered through ProctorU, which has an approximate fee of $35 involved. There will be more information in your course shell, on how to apply, if your course has a final exam.

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.

Assignment 1: Cultural Influences 5%
Assignment 2: Case Study/Care Planning 10%
Quiz: (Lessons 1 - 6) 25%
Assignment 3: Care Planning--Facility 8%
Assignment 4: Care Planning--Community 8%
Assignment 5: Problem-Solving 10%
Assignment 6: Problem-Solving/Safety 4%
Final Examination (mandatory) (Lessons 7-11) 30%
Total 100%

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.

Open Learning Faculty Member

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

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