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HLTH 1201: Healing 1: Caring for Individuals Experiencing Common Health Challenges

Students focus on the normal structure and function of the human body and normal bodily changes associated with aging. Students are introducted to common challenges to health and healing in relation to each body system. Students are encouraged to explore person-centered practice as it relates to the common challenges to health and, in particular, to end-of-life care.

Learning outcomes

  • Display an understanding of the structure and function of the human body and normal changes associated with aging.*
  • Display a sound understanding of common challenges to health and healing.*
  • Discuss nutrition as it relates to healing.*
  • Describe ways to organize, administer and evaluate person-centered care and service for clients/residents experiencing common health challenges.*
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the components of person-centered, end-of-life care for clients and families.*

*From: BC Ministry of Advanced Education. (2015). Health Care Assistant Program: Provincial Curriculum Guide 2015, 43-44. Province of British Columbia. https://opentextbc.ca/hcasupplement/. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 unported license. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)

Course topics

  • Medical Terminology
  • Structure and Function of the Human Body
  • Challenges to Health and Healing
  • Nutrition and Healing
  • End-of-Life Care

Required text and materials

The following materials would have been purchased in HLTH 1051. Students who did not take HLTH 1051 and/or don't already own the required materials, will need to purchase them. To do so, please contact Enrolment Services at student@tru.ca or 1.800.663.9711 (toll-free in Canada), 250.852.7000 (Kamloops, BC), and 1.250.852.7000 (International).

  1. Sorrentino S. A., Remmert, L., Wilk M. J., (2018) Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker. (4th edition) Elsevier/Mosby Inc.
    Type: E-Textbook. ISBN: 9781771720434
    https://tru-store.vitalsource.com/products/mosby-39-s-canadian-textbook-for-the-support-worker-sheila-a-sorrentino-phd-rn-v9781771720434?term=9781771720434
  1. Sorrentino S. A., Remmert, L., Wilk M. J., (2018) Workbook to Accompany Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker. (4th edition) Elsevier/Mosby Inc.
    Type: Workbook. ISBN: 9781771721271
    https://tru-store.vitalsource.com/products/mosby-39-s-canadian-textbook-for-the-support-worker-sheila-a-sorrentino-phd-rn-v9781771720434?term=9781771720434
  1. Mosby Inc. Clinical Skills: Skills for Nurse Assisting. (1st edition). Elsevier/Mosby Inc., 2018.
    Type: Online Access Code. ISBN: 9780323581899

Assessments

Students in the Health Care Assistant Program must achieve a minimum grade of 70% in this 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: Case Study/Care Planning 20%
Assignment 2: Developmental Health Challenges 20%
Quiz 1: (Lessons 1 - 5) 20%
Quiz 2: Lessons 6 - 10) 20%
Quiz 3: (Lessons 11 - 16) 20%

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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