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Personal Support Worker Ontario College Diploma

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  • Objectives
    The Personal Support Worker Program is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to meet the expectations of this role. Personal Support Workers work under the supervision of Registered Nurses or Registered Practical Nurses. Based on the individual needs of each person that they support, the Personal Support Worker (PSW) assists persons with the tasks of daily living such as; home management, personal care, family responsibilities, social and recreational activities. These services are provided in homes and apartments in the community, in long-term care facilities, congregate housing settings, in the workplace and in educational facilities. This program is intended to meet the Ministry of Health guidelines established by its Long Term Care Division.
  • Practical experience
    There is a clinical component associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Personal Support Worker Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    First Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    CS 021       Communication Fundamentals I     3
    PN 122       Human Relations     3
    PY  299       Developmental Psychology     3
    PW 101       Supportive Care Theory I     3
    PW 102       Professional Growth     3
    PW 106       PSW Practice l: Lab     1
    PW 107       PSW Practice I: Community Clinical     5
    Total     21
                
    Second Semester A - 12 Weeks
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    PW 201       Supportive Care Theory II     4
    PW 205       Structure and Function of the Human Body     4
    PW 206       PSW Practice II: Lab     3
    PW 207       PSW Practice II: Long-Term Care Clinical     6.5
    Total     20.5
                
    Second Semester B - 4 Weeks
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    PW 208       PSW Clinical : Consolidation     37
    Total     37

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