First Term Course Credits
Second Term Course Credits
- HSRC 100 Health: Lifestyle and Choices 1.50
- HSRC 101 Health and Healing: Concepts for Practice 3.75
- HSRC 102 Human Relations: Interpersonal Communications 1.50
- HSRC 110 Work Role: Introduction to Continuing Care 1.50
- HSRC 111 Clinical Skills 7.00
- HSRC 112 Special Needs in Resident Care 3.00
- HSRC 113 Home Support/Resident Care Practicum 4.75
Total Program Credits 23.00
HSRC 100 Health: Lifestyle and Choices
1.50 credits (10,0,0) hrs 03 wks
This course provides an introduction to the concept of health and the concepts of a health enhancing lifestyle. Students will reflect on their own experience of health challenges and resources that may affect their lifestyle choices and consequently their health.
HSRC 101 Health and Healing: Concepts for Practice
3.75 credits (5.33,0,0) hrs 15 wks
This course provides students with the opportunity to develop a theoretical framework for practice. Students will examine significant philosophical beliefs and theoretical understandings underlying competent practice as a home support/resident care attendant. The course will focus on the concepts and principles related to health and healing across the lifespan, as well as aspects of caregiving that promote individual health and healing.
HSRC 102 Human Relations: Interpersonal Communications
1.50 credits (10,0,0) hrs 03 wks
This course focuses on the development of self awareness and increased understanding of others. Students will explore basic communication concepts and practical skills which contribute to effective interpersonal relationships.
HSRC 110 Work Role: Introduction to Continuing Care
1.50 credits (10,0,10.66) hrs 03 wks
This course provides students with an introduction to the role of the home support attendant and the resident care attendant in continuing care areas. The course builds on the content of other courses and further develops the knowledge, attitudes and values required for competent practice as a home support/resident care attendant.
HSRC 111 Clinical Skills
7.00 credits (0,5,8) hrs 20 wks
This practical course focuses on the acquisition and application of caregiving skills aimed at maintaining and promoting comfort, safety and independence for individuals in the home or in a continuing care facility. Students spend one day per week in the College health lab learning the practical skills needed to work with clients/residents. Field trips are included in this course to increase student's awareness of community facilities. Students spend 22 days on a complex care unit. Assignments are integrated with the lab instruction and course work. All clinical placements are arranged by the College.
HSRC 112 Special Needs in Resident Care
3.00 credits (8,0,0) hrs 08 wks
This course builds upon content in the other HSRC courses, to help students explore concepts and approaches which apply to the care of residents experiencing changes in mental functioning.
HSRC 113 Home Support/Resident Care Practicum
4.75 credits (0,0,35) hrs 05 wks
This five-week course provides students with an opportunity to work with a health care team in selected continuing care and special care facilities, as well as home support agencies. Select supervised experiences will emphasize the application and integration of knowledge and skills learned in other courses. The clinical experience provides an opportunity for the student to become better prepared to take on the role of a home support/resident care attendant. Opportunities will be provided for the learner to gain increased self confidence in the work setting and to become socialized as a member of the health care team.