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Health Care Workers - Professional Development


Are you a health practitioner interested in lifelong learning? To add valuable and practical training to your skill set in the health care field, join us in a variety of course offerings that combine theory and practical skills training.

Register now in our popular courses, Medication Management for Health Care Assistants and Interpersonal Communications – Health.

We are pleased to announce that VCC will be offering the award winning course, Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA®) in Dementia Care. GPA is a practical, evidence-based dementia education curriculum that teaches care providers how to use a person-centred, respectful, compassionate and gentle persuasive approach to respond to the behaviours associated with dementia.




Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Continuous Varies Statement of Completion Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

Online Mail In Person
No online registration at this time. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the CS Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [business hours]

Program Description

Program Description


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

These courses do not have additional admission requirements and are open to individuals who wish to take one or more courses.

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Info Sessions





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Questions?

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Contact us:

Program Coordinator: Rebeccah Bennett, VCC Health, 604.871.7000, ext. 8674
Program Assistant: Tina Kirmis VCC Health, 604.871.7000, ext. 8672

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2019 (201993)

(HLTH 1151) Gentle Persuasive Approaches 0 credits    $236.64



Every day in Canada care providers and family caregivers who interact with older adults in the dementia context face situations of risk. GPA is a practical evidence-based dementia education curriculum that teaches care providers how to use a person-centered, respectful, compassionate and gentle persuasive approach to respond to the behaviors associated with dementia. GPA is a multidisciplinary education program designed for everyone who interacts with older adults in the workplace and the community setting. It is widely recognized in over 1700+ organizations across sectors and settings. Whether you are a registered health care professional, personal support worker, students, volunteer, house keeper, security staff, driver, or if your work involves interacting with older adults with dementia, your learning at a GPA education session will be immediately applicable.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30471 DTN Rm. 205A
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1730
26-Oct-2019
Woltjer, Nancy
Register


(HLTH 1327) Medication Management for Health Care Assistants 0.0 credits    $343.71



Health Care Assistants and Care Aides seeking employment in Assisted Living Facilities will want to take this course. The growing role of medications in assisted living settings has made the ability to dispense them increasingly crucial. Learn how medication administration is incorporated into the philosophy of assisted living care settings. Pre-requisite: Students must be Health Care Assistants or Care Aides to take this course.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30311 BWY-B Rm. 2215
FSM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1700
25-Oct-2019
to 26-Oct-2019
Uy, Denso
Register
  30312 BWY-B Rm. 2215
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1700
16-Nov-2019
to 23-Nov-2019
Novak, Signy
Register


(MSKL 1104) Interpersonal Communications - Health 1.0 credits    $413.08



This course focuses on the development of self-awareness, increased understanding of others and development of effective interpersonal communication skills that can be used in a variety of care-giving contexts. Students are encouraged to become more aware of the impact of their own communication choices and patterns. Participants develop and use communication techniques that demonstrate personal awareness, respect and active listening skills.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30171 DTN Rm. 423
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
28-Sep-2019
to 26-Oct-2019
Vicic, Margaret
Contact Us
  30172 DTN Rm. 423
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
02-Nov-2019
to 30-Nov-2019
Vicic, Margaret
Contact Us


Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar20 (202091)

(HLTH 1327) Medication Management for Health Care Assistants 0.0 credits    $343.71



Health Care Assistants and Care Aides seeking employment in Assisted Living Facilities will want to take this course. The growing role of medications in assisted living settings has made the ability to dispense them increasingly crucial. Learn how medication administration is incorporated into the philosophy of assisted living care settings. Pre-requisite: Students must be Health Care Assistants or Care Aides to take this course.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10768 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1700
18-Jan-2020
to 25-Jan-2020
Novak, Signy
  10769 BWY-B Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1700
22-Feb-2020
to 29-Feb-2020
Buchanan, Gina
  10770 BWY-B Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1700
21-Mar-2020
to 28-Mar-2020
Uy, Denso


(MSKL 1104) Interpersonal Communications - Health 1.0 credits    $413.08



This course focuses on the development of self-awareness, increased understanding of others and development of effective interpersonal communication skills that can be used in a variety of care-giving contexts. Students are encouraged to become more aware of the impact of their own communication choices and patterns. Participants develop and use communication techniques that demonstrate personal awareness, respect and active listening skills.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10646 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
04-Jan-2020
to 25-Jan-2020
Vicic, Margaret
Register
  10647 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
01-Feb-2020
to 29-Feb-2020
Vicic, Margaret
Register
  10648 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
07-Mar-2020
to 28-Mar-2020
Vicic, Margaret
Register


Gentle Persuasive Approaches (HLTH 1151)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $236.64
Interpersonal Communications - Health (MSKL 1104)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits $413.08
Medication Management for Health Care Assistants (HLTH 1327)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $343.71


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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