BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

HTCA-116 - Introduction to HTCA Practice - 1.00 Credits

HTCA-116 - Introduction to HTCA Practice - 1.00 Credits

Course Details
This course provides an introduction to the role of the Health Care Assistant within the British Columbia health care system. Students will be introduced to the healthcare team and the roles and functions of Health Care Assistants within the team. Students will also have opportunities to develop self-reflective skills required for competent practice and will be introduced to effective job-finding approaches.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Health Care Assistant Certificate - Level One
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : Grade 12, with minimum English 10 & Math 10 or equivalen
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 30
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%. Total 100%. Note: Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to proceed into further HTCA courses. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • display an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Health Care Assistants within the health care system in British Columbia;

  • contribute to the effective functioning of the healthcare team;

  • function in a responsible, accountable fashion recognizing legal and ethical parameters of the Health Care Assistant role;

  • apply self-reflection and self-appraisal processes in order to recognize and respond to own self-development needs as a care provider; and

  • confidently conduct a job-search process.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Sorrentino, Sheila A. Mosby’s Canadian textbook for the support worker. Current edition. Toronto Elsevier Canada.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: Courses in the HTCA program are part of the British Columbia Health Care Assistant program provincial core curriculum.
    Other Information: The NVIT Health Care Assistant curriculum materials have been adapted from the Vancouver Community College (VCC) Health Care Assistant Program materials. Any other total or partial reproduction of this product by any means is prohibited without written permission from VCC.
    Current Course Offerings:
    HTCA-116-01     26 Sep 2024 - 11 Oct 2024
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-09-26
    TH1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-09-26
    T,TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-10-01
    T,TH1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-10-01
    M,W9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-10-07
    M,W1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-10-07