Planning, Time management and organization for HCAs (HLSC 615)

Course NamePlanning, Time Management & Organization for Health Care Assistants
Course DescriptionThis fully on-line is intended for Health Care Assistants (HCAs), or prospective HCAs in BC. The course covers content from the BC Health Care Assistant Provincial Curriculum Guide (2015) related to planning, time management, and organization skills for the HCA.
Subject CodeHLSC 615
Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to

  • apply critical thinking and problem-solving approaches to care planning for clients;
  • analyze the variables that influence the client’s care provision needs; and
  • articulate the role of the HCA in planning care.
Pre-requisiteCompletion of English 12 with a minimum grade of “C” or proof of equivalent as outlined in detail on the General Admission Information page. Students who register are understood to be confirming successful completion of this requirement. Proof of successful completion is not required on registration but may be requested by Ƶ.
Course Content

Topics include:

  • critical thinking as a caring concept;
  • relationship between critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making;
  • components of effective problem-solving and decision-making;
  • care planning as a problem-solving process;
  • care planning processes in health care settings (residential, community and acute);
  • concepts of client acuity and intensity, and how these factors influence the HCA’s problem-solving and decision-making regarding care provision and prioritization of tasks; and
  • role of the HCA in care planning.
Learning Resources

All required resources will be provided within the course.

The primary resource used isMosby’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker(4thCanadian Edition). It is available through the Ƶ Bookstore for anyone wishing to order a copy. It may also be available at public college libraries throughout BC where the Health Care Assistant Program is offered. This textbook is used by HCA programs throughout BC, and most of Canada. It is a good resource for anyone working as an HCA in BC.

Instruction Method

Interactive online course delivered through Blackboard.

Due to the nature of an online delivery, the student will be expected be proficient in computer skills including email, adding attachments, navigating the internet etc. Resources for getting started with Blackboard are available online to help get the student comfortable in the Blackboard environment.

AssignmentsAssessment will be based on completion of assignments and short quizzes throughout the course.

The course is graded as Mastery/Non-mastery.

Successful course completion proven with official transcript request.

Completion TimeframeTwo (2) months (7 hours) from course start date. Students can also expect to spend additional time on assigned readings and assignments.
Registration and course start

Registration is easy: simply call CE Registration at 604-527-5472 and quote the CRN (below) for the session you are interested in. Payment of the tuition fee must accompany registration.

Instructions on how to access your course materials will be emailed to you by the Program Assistant within five (5) business days prior to your chosen course start date.

CRN: 21423

Start DateRegistration Deadline
Weekly, MondayWednesday prior