FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS HCAUF-CT Health Care Aide and Health Unit Clerk

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
COMM-1151Communication for Health 1
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Your success in finding and keeping a job as a Health Care Aide will depend on your ability to communicate effectively with employers, clients and coworkers.

The focus of this course will be on the language, culture and communication for Health Care Aides in the Canadian health care context.  This communication course will help you develop the competencies required to effectively communicate in the role of Health Care Aide.  As well, this course aims to teach the tools and skills necessary to prepare students to successfully compete in today’s competitive job market.  Through relevant listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks you will have the opportunity to build language skills and intercultural competence to be applied in a practical setting.

COMM-2009Communication for Health 2
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Your success in finding and keeping a job as a Health Unit Clerk will depend on your ability to communicate effectively with employers, clients and coworkers.

The focus of this course will be on the language, culture and communication for Health Unit Clerk in the Canadian health care context.  This communication course will help you develop the competencies required to effectively communicate in the role of Health Unit Clerk.  As well, this course aims to teach the tools and skills necessary to prepare students to successfully compete in today’s competitive job market.  Through relevant listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks you will have the opportunity to build language skills and intercultural competence to be applied in a practical setting.

COMP-1081Computers - IntroRPL
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Increase your knowledge of computer fundamentals using a current Windows operating system. Content includes an introduction to the Internet and common Microsoft Applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software and Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10.

HCAP-1000Activities of Daily Living, Part 1
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Gain the knowledge and skills to assist clients with daily activities. Learn more about mobility, hygiene and grooming. You must also complete the skills lab.

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HCAP-1001Activities of Daily Living, Part 2
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Continue to develop the knowledge and skills you'll need to assist clients with activities of daily living. Topics include nutrition, circulation, respiration, and elimination. You must also complete the skills lab.

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HCAP-1006Introduction to Gerontology
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Explore the concepts of the aging process. Examine the critical issues that affect aging, personal adaptation to aging, and community resources. Topics include the demography of aging, societal and personal attitudes to aging, major theories of aging, physical aging, psycho-social aging, economic, social and political factors.

HCAP-1131Caring for Clients in the Community
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Examine home care and other community agencies and the services they provide to clients in the community. Discover the differences in caring for clients in community settings, and the special skills needed by direct service workers.

Prerequisites:
All Health Care Aide courses must be completed prior to taking this course
HCAP-1132Growth and Development
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Explore the concepts of a family unit and the role that each member plays. Examine the various stages of growth and development throughout the life cycle. The issue of domestic violence will also be addressed.

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HCAP-1133Long-Term Care
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Identify role change and other tasks associated with the long-term care. Common health problems will be discussed. Rehabilitation and the promotion of independence are stressed. Other topics include mental health and illness, informal care giving, institutionalization and end-of-life care.

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HCAU-9001HCA and HUC Repository
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HCAU-9001HCA and HUC Repository
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HEAL-1001Interpersonal Relationships
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Examine the process of communication and develop interpersonal communication skills. Learn how concepts such as basic human needs, the helping relationship, mental health and stress impact interpersonal relationships.  Explore theory and practice related to written communication, job search skills and the use of medical terminology.

HEAL-1013HUC - Diagnostic & Therapeutic Orders
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Designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to accurately process diagnostic and therapeutic orders.

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HEAL-1022HUC - Order Transcription
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Gain knowledge of both generic and trade names of common medications. Students will be required to accurately process medication orders using a variety of administration routes.

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HEAL-1031HUC - Medical Terminology
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Discover the technical language of medical science. Includes the fundamentals of medical language including word components, definitions, spelling and pronunciation using a systems approach. Basic anatomy and physiology are included to assist in understanding the structure and function of organs and systems in the human body.

HEAL-1134Admission-Transfer-Discharge
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Acquire the knowledge and skills to manage the procedures for the admission, transfer and discharge of patients. Included in the course are preoperative and postoperative orders.

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HEAL-1831Safety in Health Care Settings
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Discuss principles of medical asepsis, infection control and the prevention of the spread of communicable diseases. Accident and fire prevention, and the role of the health care aid/health unit clerk in an emergency are stressed.

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HEAL-1845Health Care Delivery
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Cultivate an understanding of the Manitoba health care system. Topics include the roles of individual members of the health care team, multiculturalism, ethical and legal considerations, problem-solving and the organization of workload, and the role of the health care aide in admitting, transferring and discharging patients.

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HEAL-1845 Health Care Delivery can be taken in conjunction with HEAL-1001, HCAP-1006, HCAP-1132, HEAL-1831 and SEMR-9078
PRAC-1130Health Care Aide Clinical Experience
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The clinical practice course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply, in the practice setting, the knowledge and skills learned in the theory courses. Students are eligible for clinical practice after successfully completing all theory courses. The clinical practice course is a minimum of six weeks (full-time) in length. Students will have a three-week clinical experience in both an acute and a long-term care setting.  During clinical practice, students will practice directly with an experienced health care aide preceptor, under the supervision of a RRC clinical instructor. Clinical practice is arranged by Red River College. Unit assignments and individual shift schedules will be arranged according to the guidelines agreed upon by RRC and the health care facility. Please note that the clinical practice course requires a BLS for Health Care Provider certificate, proof of PHIA attendance, and RRC photo identification. Students must submit an Adult Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector (ACRVS) check and a Provincial Child Abuse Registry (PCAR) check within six months prior to the start date of clinical.

PRAC-1132HUC - Clinical Practice
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Providing students an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge and skills in the practice environment.

SEMR-9078Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (r) Training Program
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The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (R) Program is a safe, non-harmful behaviour management system designed to aid human service professionals in the management of disruptive and assaultive people, even during the most violent moments. It has been developed by the Crisis Prevention Institute, a training organization devoted to training staff in the safe management of potentially violent individuals.

*If you are in the Educational Assistant program (Winnipeg location or part-time Distance) and require NVCI to complete your program, please contact the program facilitator at cpfau@rrc.ca. 

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