Personal Support Worker
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Centre of Applied Health Sciences, Windsor
  • Program Length:
  • 30 weeks (2 semesters) - Ontario College Certificate
  • Starts:
  • September and January

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

To all NEW (entering) and RETURNING students:

All new and returning students need to be cleared for attendance in the clinical setting. This clearance involves meeting both medical and non-medical requirements. Please see the box below outlining the clearance that is required per semester of your program. Your medical and non-medical documents will be reviewed with you to ensure you meet the requirements to attend clinical at our placement sites. Please check back to this website for more details regarding dates and times by June 15th, 2016.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Personal Support Workers work with the frail, elderly, physically challenged, mothers and newborns, and persons with special needs in long term care facilities and/or in the community at large. Students will have the skills to use lift machines and the body mechanics to ensure clients are moved safely and effectively. Students will also learn the appropriate skills to provide emotional, social and spiritual supportive care for clients and their families.

This program will appeal to students with a genuine interest in caring for the elderly and physically challenged persons of any age. They need both patience and maturity as well as strong communication skills.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Work placement
  • Two semester program
  • Practical “hands-on” training with new equipment on site
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
There are excellent employment opportunities in nursing homes, with homecare agencies, in rest homes, retirement homes, community living and other government agencies. Some opportunities also exist in the non-profit sector including the Alzheimer Society. There is also the potential for employment in retail homecare services.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: H932 / K933

Health/Clinical Placement Requirements

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
PSW164
4

Professionalism and Crosscultural Communication
PSW117
3

Anatomy & Physiology for the Personal Support Worker
PSW168
3

Pathophysiology for the Personal Support Worker
PSW159
4
Skills Management and Safety Promotion
PSW114
11

Practium 1 -- Lab
Practium 1 -- Clinical (S/U)

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 2
PSW208
2
Mental Health & Dementia Studies
PSW209
2
Family Studies & Community Care
PSW201
2
Restorative and Palliative Care
PSW214
9
Practium II -- Clinical (S/U)
PSW216
8
Preceptorship in Long Term Care
PSW218
6
Preceptorship in Community
PSW204
2

Pharmacology for the Personal Support Worker
PSW206
1
Career Development