HLTH 2707

Seniors Living Observational Practicum

1.0 Credit


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.

Delivery Methods

Online, self-paced.




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

  • 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 Outline

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

Course Duration

30 weeks.

Required Text and Materials

Students will receive all course materials including the textbook in their course package.

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

Open Learning Faculty Member

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through Learning Management System's "Mail" tool or by phone. You will receive the necessary contact information when you start your course.


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)