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Concepts in Community Mental Health for Non-HCAs

 

Course Name

 

Concepts in Community Mental Health for Non-HCAs

 

Course Description

 

This is a prerequisite to the Community Mental Health Worker program offered through the Douglas College Faculty of Health Sciences. It is designed for learners who are not Health Care Assistants.

 

This course is a prerequisite for admission to the Community Mental Health Worker certificate program.  It is intended for program applicants who have not previously completed an approved Health Care Assistant program.

 

 

Subject Code

 

HLSC 612

 

 

Learning Objectives

 

By the end of this course, student will be able to

  • demonstrate a basic understanding and knowledge of human needs, human growth and development, and common physiological disorders, i.e. Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease, and CVA – Stroke;
  • describe the relationship between observable behaviours of the individual and changes in mental functioning;
  • assess the effects of aging, loss, stress, and illness in relation to the care of individuals experiencing changes in mental functioning;
  • utilize a problem-solving approach to plan and implement care that is based on the principles of safe practice to maintain independence, dignity, and worth of the individual;
  • demonstrate safe practice in relation to basic personal care skills and perform caregiving skills in an organized manner;
  • demonstrate a basic understanding of the infectious disease process and physiological disorders; and
  • demonstrate basic communication skills when working with clients.

 

 

Tuition

 

$750.00 (payable upon registration)

 

 

Pre-requisite

 

Please visit https://www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/catalogue/programs/CNCMHW for English Language requirement.

 

 

Course Content

 

Topics covered include:

  • Foundational Skills and Concepts;
  • Interpersonal Communication;
  • Introduction to Selected Health Challenges and Body Systems;
  • Cognitive Health Challenges; and
  • Personal Care Skills.

 

 

Learning Resources

 

 

All required resources will be provided within the course.

The primary resource used is Mosby’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker (most recent Canadian Edition). It is available through the Douglas College Bookstore for anyone wishing to order a copy. It may also be available at public college libraries throughout BC where the Health Care Assistant Program is offered. This textbook is used by HCA programs throughout BC, and most of Canada. It is a good resource for anyone working as an HCA in BC.

 

 

Instruction Method

 

 

Interactive online course, delivered through 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.

 

 

Assignments

 

Students will be expected to complete a series of short assignments.

 

 

Grading

 

The course will be graded; 65% is the passing requirement.

 

Students will be required to complete all assignments and an invigilated final exam.

 

 

Completion Time-frame

 

This is a self-paced course; students can complete at their own pace.  Maximum course time-frame is four months from course start date to complete 60 hours of course content. 

 

 

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.

 

In addition to completing this course as part of their application to the Community Mental Health Worker credit program, students will need to provide all additional admission documentation to the Office of the Registrar. For full program admission requirements, visit https://www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/catalogue/programs/CNCMHW.

 

 

Start Date

 

CRN

 

21481

 

 

Registration Deadline

 

** registration is open & course start dates for HLSC 612 are continuous until further notice.

 

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