Cognitive and Mental Health Challenges
Cognitive Challenges in Older Adulthood
Supporting Clients Living with Dementia (primary focus of the course)
- 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
Group discussion/group activities
May include other methods (e.g. guest speakers, role play, etc.)
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.
- Describe ways to organize, administer and evaluate person-centered care and assistance for clients/residents experiencing 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 behaviours.
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.
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.
These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca
|Institution||Transfer Details for HCSW 1107|
|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|
HCSW 1107 001 - This course is restricted to the Health Care Access Program - Health Care Assistant Pathway.