Navigation Links
Care Workers Key Members of Interdisciplinary Health Care Team

Community Health Care program at UCW Academy of Health offers a well-rounded education

Victoria, BC (PRWEB) October 4, 2009 -- With the increased demand for personal care services on British Columbia’s health care system, greater emphasis has been placed on the role caregivers play. Working directly with clients in settings ranging from extended care facilities to group homes, caregivers need to be versatile and well-trained. UCW Academy of Health’s Community Health Care diploma program combines comprehensive and practical, hands-on training to prepare graduates for the demands of the health care industry.

“With all of the changes occurring in the health care field today, Community Health Care workers are becoming an essential part of the interdisciplinary team,” says Patricia Hitchens, a health care instructor at the UCW Academy of Health. “They are definitely the eyes and ears for many of the other team members.”

Community Health Care students follow an intensive 43-week curriculum that explores the caregiver position in a variety of environments. They study anatomy, physiology and medical terminology as well as human development and interpersonal communications. They learn about developmental disorders, behavior management and mental health issues. Students also learn to plan recreational activity programs for clients, including art and music therapy. Three separate practicum placements provide students with opportunities to apply their knowledge and skill in intermediate and extended care facilities, as well as adolescent care.

For those looking to enter the Community Health Care field, a certain level of caring and compassion are required.

“Community Health Care workers need to be empathetic and patient people,” says Hitchens. “The job often requires them to be creative and think outside the box, so they should take a humanistic approach towards their clients and be able to see the bigger picture.”

Graduates from the Community Health Care diploma program at UCW Academy of Health may find employment in a range of settings, including long-term and residential care facilities for seniors, group homes, schools and child and youth services.

UCW Academy of Health is now accepting applications for fall and winter enrollments in the Community Health Care diploma program. For more information, visit

About UCW Academy of Health

UCW Academy of Health ( provides accelerated market-driven career training programs to students seeking a skills-based education as an entry point into a competitive job market. UCW Academy of Health strives to be a center of excellence for health care related training where students master the tools, techniques and technologies used in their chosen career fields. Health services curriculum is developed based on recommendations and input from consultants, professionals and practitioners in the field to ensure that graduates develop the specific skill sets that the industry demands.

For more information:

Matthew Watson
Vice-President, Corporate Development
(250) 978-1800, ext 1017

# # #

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Surgical masks vs. N95 respirators for preventing influenza among health care workers
2. Report Finds Significant Job Opportunities for Californians in Allied Health; Questions States Education Capacity To Train Workers
3. Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help South Carolina Workers Hurt by Recession
4. Seasonal influenza: Not enough health care workers have themselves vaccinated
5. San Francisco Home Care Workers Demand that Former Union Officials Come Clean
6. Kansas Departments Use Taxpayer Money and State Resources to Collect Healthcare Workers Names for the SEIU
7. Treating Workers Mental Woes May Boost Productivity
8. Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help Kentucky Workers Hurt by Recession
9. Workers Compensation Networks Evolve to Meet Changing Needs of Todays Market
10. San Francisco Home Care Workers Describe Lies, Coercion, and Fraud in Union Signature Drive
11. Kaiser Workers Statewide Campaign Starts Tuesday
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Care Workers Key Members of Interdisciplinary Health Care Team
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... ... recently awarded their highest five-star rating to Best Buy Eyeglasses, an ... United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be a purely functional part ... fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of creating an iconic image—like ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Battle Creek, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... abuse, joined as sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table ... held in honor of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health ... the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs ... Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan ... require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn ... to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization ... selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... Devices Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report to ... the treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, it ... excess fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment ... potassium and chloride in balance. Increasing number ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  In a startling report released today, ... residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid ... ranking of how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in ... states – Kentucky , New Mexico ... . Of the 28 failing states, three – ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on the ... announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized ... has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor ... the third quarter of 2016, and to report ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: