This course introduces students to the normal structure and function of the human body and normal bodily changes associated with aging. Students will explore common challenges to health and healing in relation to each body system. Students will also be encouraged to explore person-centered practice as it relates to the common challenges to health.
Structure and function of the human body
Challenges to health and healing
- Broad effects on the individual and family of health challenges.
- Common disorders related to each body system
Applying critical thinking and problem-solving when caring for individuals experiencing common health challenges in various health care settings
Nutrition and Healing
Methods of Instruction
Group discussion/group activities
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.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Display and understanding of the structure and function of the human body and normal changes associated with aging.
- Display a sound understanding of common challenges to health and healing.
- Discuss nutrition as it relates to healing.
- Describe ways to organize, administer and evaluate person-centered care and service for clients/residents experiencing common health challenges.
HCSW 1101 + HCSW 1102 + HCSW 1103 + HCSW 1105
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.
Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system.
A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.
For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.
If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.