Cognitive and Mental Health Challenges

Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Health Care Support Work
Course Code
HCSW 1107
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
8
Max Class Size
32
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Coquitlam

Overview

Course Description
This course builds on content from other courses to assist students to explore concepts and care-giving approaches that will allow them to work effectively with individuals experiencing cognitive or mental challenges. Emphasis is on recognizing behaviours and identifying person-centred intervention strategies.
Course Content

Cognitive Challenges in Older Adulthood

Supporting Clients Living with Dementia (primary focus of the course)

Abuse

  • Responding to or preventing abuse, disruptive or out-of-control behaviour.

Mental Health Challenges (other than dementia)

  • Common mental health disorders
  • Cultural differences in perceptions of mental health challenges
  • Caring for the person and family
  • Suicide risks and prevention
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture

Group discussion/group activities

Audio-visual materials

Case studies

May include other methods (e.g. guest speakers, role play, etc.)

Means of Assessment

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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe ways to organize, administer and evaluate person-centered care and assistance for clients/residents experiencing cognitive health challenges.
  2. Describe ways to organize, administer and evaluate person-centered care and assistance for clients/residents experiencing mental health challenges.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of effective approaches to disruptive or abusive behaviours.
Textbook Materials

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.

Requisites

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.