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Rehabilitation Assistant

Rehabilitation Assistant

  • Specialization: Rehabilitation Assistant
    • Introduction to Rehabilitation: Health-Care System

      This course introduces students to the roles and responsibilities of healthcare providers working in rehabilitation services. Topics include the function of the Canadian healthcare system and regional health authorities. Students will examine the common practices and unique roles of occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology and audiology. Crucial ethical and legal responsibilities in the healthcare field are also explored.

      Course Code: RH-120
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 50

    • Communication Skills

      This course helps students develop effective interpersonal communication skills in preparation for a collaborative role in interdisciplinary teams across different healthcare settings. The course also focuses on culturally competent communication and examines best practices within the Canadian healthcare environment. Class activities provide insight on how effective communication builds rapport and trust between the client and healthcare provider. Additionally, group discussions delve into the crucial elements of effective teamwork, challenging conversations and respectful workplace practices. The overall objective of the course is to foster quality client-care experiences through proficient communication.

      Course Code: RH-110
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 50

    • Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology I

      This is the first of a two-part series of courses. This course reviews the basics of building medical words, anatomy and physiology of the various body systems, and medical abbreviations. The course also explores common diseases and conditions of some of the body systems and the pharmacology associated with treatment.

      Minimum Passing Grade: 70%

      Course Code: RH-240
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 84

    • Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology II

      This course will build on the content of Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology I and will explore the remaining body systems. This exploration includes common diseases, conditions, and pharmacological treatments associated with each of the systems.

      Minimum Passing Grade: 70%

      Course Code: RH-250
      Course Requirements: Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology I

      Hours: 84

    • Kinesiology of Movement

      This course introduces students to the study of clinical kinesiology in relation to functional and dysfunctional human movement. Students will learn the musculoskeletal anatomy of the human body with applications to functional activities of daily living.

      Minimum Passing Grade: 70%

      Course Code: RH-130
      Course Requirements: Introduction to Rehabilitation: Health-Care System,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology I

      Hours: 110

    • Therapeutic Skills I: Foundations

      This course provides an overview of rehabilitation treatment techniques and skills necessary for safe and competent client care. Skill development at this level establishes core competencies and knowledge required for progression to the study of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Language Pathology specialties in this program.

      Minimum Passing Grade: 70%

      Course Code: RH-140
      Course Requirements: Kinesiology of Movement,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology II

      Hours: 90

    • Human Health Conditions in Rehabilitation I

      Students will learn about frequently encountered diagnostic categories in pediatric, mental health, bariatric and geriatric populations. Topics include the physical and psychological aspects of these conditions and how they manifest within these patient populations. The students will learn the role rehabilitation services provide to patients with these conditions in a variety of clinical settings. 

      Minimum Passing Grade: 70%

      Course Code: RH-290
      Course Requirements: Kinesiology of Movement,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology II

      Hours: 50

    • Human Health Conditions in Rehabilitation II

      In this course, students will learn about frequently encountered illnesses relating to musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiorespiratory conditions.  The physical impacts of these conditions will be taught with an emphasis on the role of therapy and the Rehabilitation Assistant.

      Minimum Passing Grade: 70%

      Course Code: RH-300
      Course Requirements: Human Health Conditions in Rehabilitation I

      Hours: 110

    • Therapeutic Skills II: Therapeutic Exercise

      This course will explore basic theories and principles of therapeutic exercise. Students will learn the fundamentals of exercise rehabilitation for various client conditions. Practical components focus on developing core competencies and techniques for the assistant role in exercise application and instruction.

      Minimum Passing Grade: 70%

      Course Code: RH-180
      Course Requirements: Therapeutic Skills I: Foundations

      Hours: 50

    • Therapeutic Skills III: Physical Therapy Modalities

      This course provides an overview of the modalities used by Physical Therapists. Students will explore the fundamental concepts and theories of therapeutic modalities, as well as learn the safe application of widely used modalities.

      Minimum Passing Grade: 70%

      Course Code: RH-190
      Course Requirements: Therapeutic Skills I: Foundations

      Hours: 50

    • Therapeutic Skills IV: Occupational Therapy

      This course provides an overview of core competencies and knowledge required for the assistive role in Occupational Therapy service delivery. Students will develop a range of techniques useful in a variety of Occupational Therapy rehabilitation settings.

      Minimum Passing Grade: 70%

      Course Code: RH-200
      Course Requirements: Therapeutic Skills I: Foundations

      Hours: 44

    • Therapeutic Skills V: Speech Language and Audiology

      This course provides an overview of the Speech Language Pathology and Audiology discipline specific skill set. Students will explore the role of the rehabilitation assistant when supporting clients with speech, language and communication difficulties. Students will develop a range of strategies and techniques useful for working with clients who have communication impairments amongst diverse patient populations.

      Minimum Passing Grade: 70%

      Course Code: RH-210
      Course Requirements: Therapeutic Skills I: Foundations

      Hours: 44

    • Developmental Psychology

      This course focuses on the biopsychosocial development of the individual from conception to death. It emphasizes key concepts in developmental psychology, including past and present theoretical perspectives.  Students will learn concepts related to normal human development and behaviour in order to understand and apply care giving techniques to those implicated with injury, illness or disease.

      Course Code: RH-280
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 84

    • Rehabilitation Assistant Work Practicum I

      This is the first of two 6-week Work Practicum rotations for the Rehabilitation Assistant program. This placement will provide students with a range of Rehabilitation experience within an institutional, community, private practice or public school setting.

      The MITT Rehabilitation Assistant Practicum is a preceptor-led placement where students work with an institutionally appointed Rehabilitation Assistant or Licensed Therapist in a clinical setting.

      The Work Practicum is the capstone component of this program and an integral pathway to transition students from the MITT learning environment to the workplace. Practicum is an unpaid, work integrated learning component of MITT technical training. It offers students the opportunity to gain industry-relevant experience and to develop their technical skills while increasing confidence, employability, and job readiness.

      Mandatory Work Practicum Requirements

      Students must have the following clearances, trainings and documents to meet the Work Practicum eligibility criteria:

      •   Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector clearance *
      •   Provincial Child Abuse Registry clearance*
      •   Adult Abuse Registry clearance
      •   Up-to-date immunizations and testing (as per the WRHA Guidelines for Health Care Workers)
      •   Emergency First Aid and Health Care Provider (HCP) CPR Level C
      •   N95 Mask Fitting (as per the WRHA requirements)
      •   WHMIS training
      •   NVCI training
      •   Violence Prevention Program training
      •   PHIA Training (as per the WRHA requirements)
      •   Valid Coop Work Permit (for all International Students)

      * Note: The PIC must be dated within six months of the start of the Work Practicum to be valid.

      Course Code: RH-260
      Course Requirements: Communication Skills,Introduction to Rehabilitation: Health-Care System,Therapeutic Skills II: Therapeutic Exercise,Therapeutic Skills IV: Occupational Therapy,Human Health Conditions in Rehabilitation I,Therapeutic Skills V: Speech Language and Audiology,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology II,Developmental Psychology

      Hours: 240

    • Rehabilitation Assistant Work Practicum II

      This is the second of two 6-week Work Practicum rotations for the Rehabilitation Assistant program. This rotation will build on the first Rehabilitation experience and offer students another placement within institutional, community, private practice or public school setting. 

      Mandatory Work Practicum Requirements

      Students must have the following clearances, trainings and documents to meet the Work Practicum eligibility criteria:

      •   Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector clearance*
      •   Provincial Child Abuse Registry clearance*
      •   Adult Abuse Registry clearance
      •   Up-to-date immunizations and testing (as per the WRHA Guidelines for Health Care Workers)
      •   Emergency First Aid and Health Care Provider (HCP) CPR Level C
      •   N95 Mask Fitting (as per the WRHA requirements)
      •   WHMIS training
      •   NVCI training
      •   Violence Prevention Program training
      •   PHIA Training (as per the WRHA requirements)
      •   Valid Coop Work Permit (for all International Students)

      * Note: The PIC must be dated within six months of the start of the Work Practicum to be valid.

      Course Code: RH-270
      Course Requirements: Therapeutic Skills III: Physical Therapy Modalities,Human Health Conditions in Rehabilitation II,Rehabilitation Assistant Work Practicum I

      Hours: 240

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