Health Care Assistant CertificateCapilano University
About this Program
Level: Health Care Assistant Certificate
Discpline: Public Health
Length: 2 semestersCheck My Eligibility
The Health Care Assistant (HCA) program combines theory courses, lab skills and clinical practicums in real-world health care settings. Students learn to provide personal care to clients and residents in complex care, specialized dementia care, selected acute care settings and in the community.Learning Outcomes : Provide person-centred care and assistance that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual resident or client. Use an informed problem-solving approach to provide care and assistance that promotes the physical, psychological, social, cognitive and spiritual well-being of clients/residents and families. Provide safe, competent and organized care and assistance for clients/residents experiencing complex physical, cognitive and/or mental health challenges. Communicate clearly, accurately and sensitively with clients/residents and other members of the healthcare team to contribute to the achievement of goals and effective working relationships.
Study and Work in Canada
Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.