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Planning, Time Management & Organization for HCAs


Course Name Planning, Time Management & Organization for HCAs
Course Description This fully on-line is intended for Health Care Assistants (HCAs), or prospective HCAs in BC. The course covers content from the BC Health Care Assistant Provincial Curriculum Guide (2015) related to planning, time management, and organization skills for the HCA.
Subject Code HLSC 615
Learning Objectives By the end of this course, students will be able to
  • apply critical thinking and problem-solving approaches to care planning for clients;
  • analyze the variables that influence the client’s care provision needs; and
  • articulate the role of the HCA in planning care.
Tuition $195.00
Course Content Topics include:
  • critical thinking as a caring concept;
  • relationship between critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making;
  • components of effective problem-solving and decision-making;
  • care planning as a problem-solving process;
  • care planning processes in health care settings (residential, community and acute);
  • concepts of client acuity and intensity, and how these factors influence the HCA’s problem-solving and decision-making regarding care provision and prioritization of tasks; and
  • role of the HCA in care planning.
Learning Resources All required resources will be provided within the course. The primary resource used isMosby’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker(4thCanadian 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
Assignments and due dates Assessment will be based on completion of assignments and short quizzes throughout the course.

2019 Spring Dates:  please note, registration opens Mar 18/19 for the new College semester.

Start Date CRN Registration Deadline
April 8, 2019 21266 March 29, 2019
May 1, 2019 April 26, 2019
June 3, 2019 May 24, 2019


For more information, contact the CE Registrar's Office at 604-527-5472 or