Structure and Function of the Body for Person Centered Care

Code: PSW1365

Course description

This course introduces the support worker student to the normal structures and functions of the human body as well as related alterations in functioning. The body systems, medical terminology and abbreviations, and age-related changes will be covered which provide the student with the foundation for understanding and describing the physiology behind the common diseases, disorders and conditions. The course will explore the principles of person-centred care, health promotion, rehabilitation and restorative care with a focus on the support worker’s role in supporting family members and care partners and assisting clients who are experiencing alterations in functioning. Related communication skills and how to maintain a supportive relationship with families, clients, and the interprofessional team using a person centred care approach are addressed.

Course details

Hours: 86
Credits: 6
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

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Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021. Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021.