Professional Practice

Code: PSW1375

Course description

This course introduces the support worker student to the foundational concept of being a professional including the role, responsibilities, accountability and scope of practice of the support worker as a member of the interprofessional team working in various health care settings. This course presents strategies for being a successful college student. Relevant workplace legislation and the importance of following established policies and procedures, ethical principles and professional boundaries in a variety of health care settings will be discussed. The student will be introduced to the roles of the interprofessional health care team with a focus on collaboration using a professional approach to provide supportive person-centered care across the lifespan. Current issues and trends in the health care delivery system and their impact on the support worker role will be examined. A focus on communication and interpersonal skills, including observing, reporting, documenting and transferring accountability essential to establishing and maintaining effective helping relationships with interprofessional team members, clients and family members will be discussed. Topics of neglect and abuse and appropriate responses for the support worker will be explored. Problem solving, critical thinking, and reflection will be incorporated as themes throughout the course.

Course details

Hours: 49
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

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.

Start Date
Start Date: Nov. 1, 2021
Day/Time: Mon. 11:00am – 2:00pm Tues. 11:00am – 2:00pm Wed. 11:00am – 2:00pm Thurs. 11:00am – 2:00pm Fri. 11:00am – 2:00pm Mon. 11:00am – 12:00pm Mon. 2:00pm – 3:00pm Tues. 2:00pm – 3:00pm Wed. 2:00pm – 3:00pm Thurs. 2:00pm – 3:00pm Fri. 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Delivery: Remote Learning - eConestoga
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $463.36
End date: Nov. 22, 2021
Hours: 49
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2022 registration opens November 1, 2021. Spring 2022 registration opens February 7, 2022.