Personal Support Worker

International

Course List

Term 1

COM-1113: Workplace Communications

This course focuses on skills required in any organization or position: writing business documents, responding to realistic scenarios, and speaking in an organized and vibrant manner. Students will practice professional communications skills by producing, revising, and editing short business documents and engaging in verbal interactions and presentations.

IPH-1001: Interprofessional Perspectives

As a new student to a health care profession this course introduces you to the workings of interprofessional teams. Concepts of teamwork, conflict resolution, the health care system and ethics will be presented through a unique interprofessional delivery model.

PSW-1003: Client Care Issues

This course is an introduction to the role of the Personal Support Worker, including professionalism and the scope of practice within the health care system. Elements of rights, responsibilities, and ethical and legal professional behaviour are examined.

PSW-1023: Ongoing Health Conditions I

This course introduces the student to the experience of living with ongoing health conditions. The role of the PSW is enhanced through gaining an appreciation for the client experiencing these conditions. Nutrition and infection control interventions provide a framework for enhancing the health of individuals with ongoing health conditions throughout the lifespan.

PSW-1043: Anatomy and Physiology

This course introduces the student to the human body and how it functions. The content is concentrated on cells, tissues, organs, and systems and how the systems work together for human survival. The study of the normal aging process of the systems is emphasized.

PSW-1013: Clinical Skills Theory

This fundamental course focuses on developing the basic skills needed to holistically care for clients. This course provides the theoretical foundation required for Clinical Skills lab and will prepare the students with the knowledge needed to provide support care to people requiring care in their homes and other healthcare facilities.

PSWC-1014: Clinical Skills Lab

This course is the application of the clinical skills theory course. Students will have four hours/week to apply the knowledge from PSW1013 to the development and mastery of skills needed to assist individuals requiring care. This course will utilize the nursing lab as well as the simulated apartment to simulate homecare/community experiences. This course will address safety considerations for the individuals supported as well as for the PSW.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Term 2

PSW-2003: Palliative Care

This course is a study of the client and the role of the Personal Support Worker in palliative care. This course will provide the successful student with the Fundamentals of Palliative Care equivalency certificate. The Fundamentals of Palliative Care is an introductory education program based on foundational concepts from A Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care: Based on the National Principles and Norms of Practice (Ferris et al., 2002). The course is offered with the permission of the Southwestern Ontario Hospice Palliative Care Education program to Lambton College PSW students. The goal is to provide learning opportunities for formal care providers and provide the best practices in end-of life care to persons and families in Ontario.

PSW-2023: Ongoing Health Conditions II

This course will introduce students to common conditions of mental illness, and cognitive impairment. The emphasis is placed on assisting clients with this conditions and the role of the PSW as a member of the interdisciplinary team. The topic of stress and how it affects all dimensions of health will also be explored. This course is delivered in hybrid format. It will be 2 hours in class and 1 hour online. Rationale This course prepares students to identify and implement strategies to care for clients living with mental illness, substance abuse and cognitive impairment.

PSW-2032: Career Development

This course provides the student with the opportunity to develop skills to obtain and maintain employment as a Personal Support Worker in a variety of clinical settings. This course provides students with an opportunity to develop skills, tools, and strategies needed to gain meaningful employment as a Personal Support Worker.

PSW-2053: Health and Development Across the Lifespan

This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of growth and development with a focus on conception through late adulthood.

PSWC-2006: Clinical Practice

Students will obtain clinical experience in a long-term care home. Emphasis is placed on assisting clients to perform their activities of daily living and enhancement of quality of life. This experience is under the supervision of a clinical instructor. Gentle Persuasive Approaches workshop will be included in this course.

PSWC-3006: Pre-Graduate Clinical (five weeks)

PSWC 3000 is a clinical course that includes a preceptor experience. Preceptors are expert Personal Support Workers who are assigned to a student on a one-to-one basis to facilitate the student's transition into their new role as independent novice practioners.

Program Maps

Students are required to follow their prescribed program map and are not allowed to take unscheduled breaks for any reason.

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

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Disclaimer

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market or for budgetary reasons; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons.  In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.


For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Toronto
416-485-2098
lambton@cestarcollege.com
Mississauga
905-890-7833 x 222
lambton@queenscollege.ca
Sarnia/Main Campus
international@lambtoncollege.ca

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