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This course is based on the course Healing 2: Caring for Individuals Experiencing Cognitive or Mental Challenges in the 2008 BC Provincial Health Care Assistant Program Curriculum, and focuses only on the dementia content from the provincial curriculum. The content is adapted for learners who are already Health Care Assistants or unregulated care providers in British Columbia or other jurisdictions.
This course is also suitable for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of dementia and dementia care.
By the end of this course, students will be able to
Course pack is not included in the tuition fee. Contact the Douglas College Bookstore for prices and ordering information.
There are no formal prerequisites for this course, but completion of English 12 with a minimum grade of “C” or LPI score of 4 or equivalent is assumed. Students who register are understood to be confirming successful completion of this expectation.
Cognitive Challenges in Older Adulthood
This is the textbook used by most Health Care Assistant programs at colleges throughout BC. If you wish to look at the whole textbook, it will be available at most public college libraries. We have retained the original page numbers to make it easier if you are looking at the textbook. The course pack pages will be presented in the module they apply to; you may also be directed to look back at earlier modules for readings.
As well as the course pack, there will be links to other documents and to websites for you to read.
Interactive online course in Blackboard
Due to the nature of an online delivery, the student will be expected be proficient in computer skills including email, adding attachments, navigating the internet etc. Resources for getting started with Blackboard are available online to help get the student comfortable in the Blackboard environment.
Grade will be assessed based on completion of assignments and quizzes throughout the course, as well as a graded final test.
Minimum grade to pass is C+ (65%).
Successful course completion proven with official transcript request.
4 months (45 hours) from course start date
Registration and course start
Registration is easy: simply call CE Registration at 604-527-5472 and quote the CRN (below) for the session you are interested in. Payment of the tuition fee must accompany registration.
Instructions on how to access your course materials will be emailed to you by the Program Assistant within five (5) business days prior to your chosen course start date.