Health Care Aide Program Curriculum
MaKami College’s Health Care Aide Program offers a cutting-edge iPad-based curriculum using the newest curriculum available from the Government of Alberta. Scroll down to find out what you will learn from the most knowledgeable doctors and nurses in the healthcare industry throughout this course.
Health Care Aide Training Curriculum
The MaKami College program is an integration of theory and practical training. Through the use of hands-on training and experience, students will combine the education provided in theory training and the practical experience gained in the clinical placements for a well-rounded education. All of our courses are a combination of full-time theory and practical training unless otherwise broken out and specified.
|Classroom Training Courses|
|1) Health Care Aide Role & Responsibility|
|2) The Human Body, Health and Chronic Illness|
|3) Communication In the Health Care environment|
|4) Providing Person-Centred Care & Comfort|
|5) Clinical Placement I|
|6) Meeting Complex Care Needs|
|7) Special Activities for Clients with Various Health Conditions|
|8) Clinical Placement II|
|9) Clinical Placement III|
Health Care Aide Clinical Placements
Th new 2019 Government of Alberta program contains 3 clinical placements that total 360 hours of the program.
The first two placements are instructor-led experience with employers where you can learn to effectively apply your classroom and lab training.
The third clinical placement is an opportunity for students to work alongside another HCA and get immediate feedback on the skills you need to succeed as a Health Care Aide.
Clinical Placement I
During this clinical placement experience, students will experience the role of the HCA by working under the direction of a regulated health care professional (e.g. LPN, RN, RPN). Students will have the opportunity to work in a continuing care setting such as supportive living (designated supportive living or DSL), senior lodges, long term care, and group homes.
Students will integrate and implement the knowledge they have learned in courses 1–4 in the clinical setting. Students will provide client care that is safe, ethical, and respectful based on the needs of the client. Care that meets these standards is known as person-centred care.
Clinical Placement II
During the second clinical placement experience, students will experience the role of the HCA by working under the direction of a regulated health-care professional (e.g. LPN, RN, RPN). Students will have the opportunity to work in a variety of health care settings such as continuing care or acute care.
Students will integrate and implement the knowledge they have learned in all the courses 1-7 in the clinical setting. Students will provide person-centred care and support for clients and their families; that care is safe, ethical, and respectful.
Clinical Placement III
This is the final clinical placement course, where students will practise the role of the HCA. Students will be working under the supervision of a regulated health care professional (e.g. LPN, RN, RPN) and buddied with an HCA. Students will work in a variety of health care settings, such as continuing care or acute care.
Students will integrate and implement the knowledge they have learned throughout the HCA Program, which will guide them in providing person-centred care and support for clients and their families; that care is safe, ethical, and respectful.
You can continue your practical application of skills in the community with supervised community outreach events.
Graduating as a Health Care Aide
Students will be eligible to take the Provincial exam to become a Health Care Aide and work in Alberta.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
MaKami College gives professionals in the Health Care Aide industry the opportunity to get certification through our HCA program. We work with Health Care professionals to assess their knowledge and skills and complement them with the ones offered in our program to ensure success at MaKami as well as in their career.
All applicants looking to use the PLAR methods will be provided with a PLAR Student Guide that explains PLAR and the Alberta HCA PLAR process. Please contact the HCA Department at 780.468.3454 for a copy of the PLAR Student Guide, and more information on the PLAR policies as well the associated application and processing fees.