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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

Business Communications

Students acquire competency in clear workplace language, writing, and proofreading skills expected in a professional, technologically sophisticated workplace setting. Students draft and evaluate various correspondence, as well as demonstrate oral communication skills through business presentations.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1300

Computer Essentials

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMP-1000

Methods and Strategies for Teaching Groups

An introduction to group dynamics, group process and facilitation skills. Students explore quality learning environments and invitational education in addition to the creation of curriculum.

Hours: 60
Course Code: EDUC-2010

Methods and Strategies for Teaching Individuals

A study of the theoretical components of program planning by examining the principles of applied behavioral analysis (ABA). Students study strategies to use when assisting an individual with an intellectual disability in acquiring new skills and the interventions to use when supporting behavioral change.

Hours: 75
Course Code: EDUC-2015

Personal Wellness

Exploration of personal wellness. Students examine the sources and effects of stress. Strategies to maintain wellness and support personal growth are investigated, with students identifying strategies that are most beneficial to them.

Hours: 30
Course Code: HLTH-1000

Supporting Health and Personal Care

A foundational course involving an overview of techniques used to provide personal care, physical care, safety and comfort to individuals. Students explore the concept of health promotion and their role in supporting individuals to reach optimal health.

Hours: 45
Course Code: HSER-1000

Intellectual Disabilities

An introduction to the field of intellectual disabilities. Students examine historical perspectives, definitions, learning characteristics, causes and classification systems related to intellectual disabilites.

Hours: 45
Course Code: HSER-1010

Physical Disabilities

A general awareness of the area of physical disabilities. Students discover the causes, symptoms, potential treatments for a variety of physical disabilities and the effects the physical disability has on the individual.

Hours: 45
Course Code: HSER-1035

Case Management

Case planning is central to providing quality services and supports to individuals with disabilities in a cohesive and systematic fashion. Students examine a variety of options and methods for assisting individuals to plan for their future. A variety of planning processes used in various disciplines will be explored.

Hours: 45
Course Code: HSER-1040

Inclusion and the Principle of Normalization

A fundamental exploration of inclusive practices, the principle of normalization and social role valorization (SRV). Students examine measures and practices that provide individuals with a disability a wide variety of opportunities for inclusion, valued roles in society, and lives lived with dignity.

Hours: 45
Course Code: HSER-2000

Working with Families

An orientation to the various roles family members take on, family dynamics and the grief process. Students are exposed to the significant role a worker plays in the lives of families.

Hours: 45
Course Code: HSER-2010

Legislation and Social Issues

An exposure to various Acts and regulations that are intended to protect individuals from discrimination and support human and legal rights. Students examine current social issues and how they can influence change in the disability sector.

Hours: 75
Course Code: HSER-2015

Food Service Sanitation Certificate

Students attend a food service safety course featuring a presentation on safe food preparation, how food poisoning happens, and how it can be prevented. Students will learn how to prevent food preparation mistakes that lead to disease outbreaks and possible damage to operator reputation. Students gain confidence that food handling practices are in keeping with recommended practices.

Hours: 8
Course Code: NCPR-1000

Transferring Lifting Repositioning (tlr)

Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR) Program is an injury prevention program designed to promote healthy lifestyles and safe work practices for anyone associated with moving people and/or objects. TLR improves how individuals prepare for and accomplish their work and decreases the frequency and severity of lost time related to musculoskeletal injuries.

Hours: 16
Course Code: NCPR-1010

The Mandt System-Relational Conceptual

The Mandt System is comprised of three components: relational, conceptual and technical. The Mandt System is a comprehensive, integrated approach to preventing, de-escalating and intervening when the behaviour of an individual poses a threat of harm to themselves and/or others. The focus of The Mandt System is on building healthy relationships to facilitate the development of an organizational culture that provides for the emotional, psychological and physical safety needs of individuals.

Hours: 30
Course Code: NCPR-2000

Medications and Drug Awareness

An introductory overview of pharmacology and the procedures to follow when administering medications. Students will identify different types, purposes, side effects and potential interactions of a variety of medications.

Hours: 30
Course Code: PHAR-2000

Human Services Practicum I

Students actively participate in the daily routines of an agency serving individuals with an intellectual disability. Emphasis is placed on relationship building and demonstration of acquired skills.

Hours: 280
Course Code: PRAC-1005

Human Services Practicum II

Students actively participate in the daily routines of an agency serving individuals with an intellectual disability. Students demonstrate professional skills, attitudes and abilities to work both independently and as part of a team. A focus will be placed on the design and implementation of individual teaching plans.

Hours: 240
Course Code: PRAC-2030

Ethical Practice and Professionalism

An exploration of ethical practice and professionalism by utilizing a framework when ethical decisions are presented. Students examine attitudes, beliefs and philosophies related to working with people.

Hours: 45
Course Code: PROF-2005

An Introduction to Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Mental Illness

An introduction to mental illness. Students explore the classification system, psychiatric terms, services available and diagnoses to understand various neurodevelopmental disorders and mental illnesses.

Hours: 45
Course Code: PSYC-1015

Human Development: Conception to Adolescence

Students are introduced to theorists related to human development. Students explore signifcant changes in physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and why these changes occur from conception to adolescence.

Hours: 66
Course Code: PSYC-1020

Basic Helping Skills

An introduction to helping skills supported by a conceptual framework for implementation. Students explore their capactiy to respond empathically and listen effectively in order to build a warm and caring relationship.

Hours: 60
Course Code: PSYC-1030

Human Development: Adolescence to Late Adulthood

Students explore signifcant changes in physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and why these changes occur from adolescence to late adulthood. Students are introduced to the stages an individual goes through at the end of life.

Hours: 66
Course Code: PSYC-2025

Advanced Helping Skills

Students integrate helping skills into a model to effectively guide and support individuals in the creation of a more fulfilling life. A deeper understanding of the helping role and its limits is explored.

Hours: 60
Course Code: PSYC-2030