This course builds on content from other courses to assist students in exploring concepts and
caregiving approaches that will allow them to work effectively with individuals experiencing
cognitive or mental challenges. Emphasis is on supporting clients with dementia, recognizing
behaviours and identifying person-centered intervention strategies.
- Describe ways to organize, administer and evaluate person-centered care and service for
clients/residents experiencing common cognitive health challenges.*
- Describe ways to organize, administer, and evaluate person centered care and assistance
for clients/residents experiencing mental health challenges.*
- Demonstrate an understanding of effective approaches to disruptive or abusive
*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/)
- Cognitive Challenge to Older Adulthood
- Mental Health Challenges
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
1.800.663.9711 (toll-free in Canada), 250.852.7000 (Kamloops, BC), and 1.250.852.7000
- 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:
- 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.
Workbook. ISBN: 9781771721271
- Mosby Inc. Clinical Skills: Skills for Nurse Assisting. (1st edition).
Elsevier/Mosby Inc., 2018.
Type: Online Access Code. ISBN: 9780323581899
Please be aware that should your course have a final exam, you are responsible for the fee to the online proctoring service, ProctorU, or to the in-person approved Testing Centre. Please contact email@example.com with any questions about this.
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: Responding to an Individual Experiencing Cognitive Challenges
|Assignment 2: Behavioural Case Studies
|Assignment 3: Mental Health/Cognitive Health Disorders
|Quiz (Lessons 1 - 4)
|Final Examination (mandatory)
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.