Semester One:

Theory Credits:

woman-reading-boo-36498727TPJ3C – Health care
This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic health care procedures, including the safe use of appropriate instruments, equipment, and materials. Students will focus on health care fundamentals, including health care terminology and the anatomical features and physiology of some major body systems. Students will develop an awareness of health and safety issues in the health care field, environmental and societal issues related to health care, professional practice standards, and career opportunities in the field.

Co-operative Education Credits:

One Instructor on-site per ten students.
The first semester provides the student with opportunities to practice skills, under teacher supervision, in a clinical field placement experience in a long-term care facility, such as, a Nursing Home or Home for the Aged. The student will have opportunities to apply knowledge and skills related to the individuality of the client.
As the clinical experience is scheduled concurrently with the theory portion of the course, students work along with a skills checklist, seeking practice and evaluation of procedures as they are taught in the classroom.
During this experience the student will also develop a beginning understanding of the role of the Personal Support Worker in a long-term care facility.
For a portion of this semester the student will assist clients in a supportive housing environment. Here, tasks will include housekeeping, home management, and simple meal preparation.

Semester Two:

Theory Credits:

TOJ4C – Gerontology
This course enables students to examine the stages of the aging process. Students will study the processes of disease and factors contributing to health and well-being in later life, and will develop skills required to meet the needs of older adults (care skills). Students will also learn about legislation governing the care older adults; evaluate social and recreational activities, programs, and services for improving quality of life; and develop an awareness of health and safety issues, environmental and social issues, and career opportunities related to gerontology.

Co-operative Education Credits:

Students are monitored by classroom teacher as per Cooperative Education Agreement. This portion of the program provides the student with opportunities to practice clinical skills, under the supervision of the registered staff in clinical field placement experiences. The student will expand his/her understanding of the role functions and responsibilities of the Personal Support Worker in a long-term care facility, and continue to develop attitudes and behaviours consistent with the personal Support Worker role in institutional settings.

 

Lifetime Learning Centre • 535 Lake Street  • St. Catharines ON • L2N 4H7
Phone: 905-646-3737 • Email: llc@dsbn.org