Group discussion/group activities
May include other methods (e.g. guest speakers role play, etc.)
Health as process i.e. a journey not a destination
Physical, psychological/emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual dimensions of health
Determinants of Health and how they affect health
Stress and stress management
Workplace Settings and Contexts
Team work in Healthcare Settings
Legal and Ethical Issues
Professional Approaches to Practice
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Discuss the interrelationship of physical, social, cognitive, emotional and spiritual dimensions of health.
- Display an understanding of how lifestyle choices and behaviours contribute to the dimensions of health.
- Display an understanding of the complexity of the change process in relation to health promotion.
- Display an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of HCAs within the health care system in British Columbia.
- Contribute to the effective functioning of the healthcare team.
- Function in a responsible, accountable fashion recognizing legal and ethical parameters of the HCA role.
- Apply self-reflection and self-appraisal processes in order to recognize and respond to own self-development needs as a care provider.
- Confidently conduct a job-search process.
Course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College course evaluation policy. An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course.
This is a graded course. A minimum mark of 65% is necessary to be successful in the course.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided to students at the beginning of the semester.