Health Care Aide Courses in Winnipeg
- Anatomy and Physiology and Health Care Practices Part I
- This course introduces the foundations of the language of medicine and provides instruction in the organization and structure of the body components (anatomy) and their functions (physiology). Topics include the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, musculoskeletal, digestive, lymphatic and immune systems and practical laboratory activities associated with health care practice.
- Anatomy and Physiology and Health Care Practices Part II
- This course continues to provide instruction in the organization and structure of the body components (anatomy) and their functions (physiology). Topics include the integumentary, reproductive, nervous, endocrine systems and special senses: the eyes and ears. It presents practical laboratory activities associated with health-care practice, including CPR and First Aid
- Human and Social Issues Part I
- This course will expose the students to the human development, social, and ethical issues faced by Heath Care Aide workers. Topics will include the role of the Health Care Aide, ethics, sexuality, growth and development, infection control and safety.
- Human and Social Issues Part II
- This course will continue to expose the students to the human development, social, and ethical issues faced by Health Care Aide workers. Topics will include respite care, nutrition, stress, abuse, substance abuse, religion and culture, death and dying, family, and home management.
- Health Care in the Home
- This portion of the program focuses on those skills and abilities required to provide health care aide services within the home of a client. Since the home environment is different from an institution, this program exposes students to these differences and ensures that they are able to employ their skills within this environment as well. Topics will include laundry care, bulk meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing, respite care, palliative care and safety checks.
- Clinical Practicum
- The clinical practicum component of the program is the practical application of a student’s knowledge and skills in a health care environment. The internship requires full-time day attendance working in the clinical setting. The duration of the practicum is eight weeks, during which the student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 8 weeks of work experience.
• Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
• Pass an entrance test administrated by Herzing College
• Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
• Students who have been educated outside of Canada are required to obtain a Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment or pass the Herzing College HCA Communications Assessment.
• Provide the College with the following documentation:
1. Immunization record
2. Criminal record check with applicable transcript obtained within the past 90 days
3. Adult abuse registry
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