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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 health care providers working in rehabilitation services. Topics include the function of the Canadian health care system and regional health authorities. Students will examine the common practices and unique roles of occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology and audiology. In addition, crucial ethical and legal responsibilities in the health care field are explored.

      Course Code: RH-120
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 50

    • Communication Skills

      This course helps students develop effective interpersonal communication skills in preparation for their role as part of an interdisciplinary team within the institutional, community or clinical health care setting. The course also focuses on culturally competent communication and examines best practices within the Canadian healthcare environment. Class activities provide insight into the importance of effective communication for building rapport between the client and health care provider. In addition, group discussions focus on the importance of communication for effective teamwork, managing challenging conversations and maintaining respectful workplace policies. The overall objective of the course is to emphasize improved client-centered care as a result of 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 disease conditions of the body and some associated pharmacological interventions.

      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 some associated pharmacological interventions.

      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 treatment techniques utilized in the rehabilitation field. These skills are the basis for providing safe and competent client care. Skill development at this level will establish the foundation required to progress toward acquiring knowledge and skills specific to Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Language Pathology.

      Minimum Passing Grade: 70%

      Course Code: RH-140
      Course Requirements: Introduction to Rehabilitation: Health-Care System,Kinesiology of Movement,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology I,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: Introduction to Rehabilitation: Health-Care System,Kinesiology of Movement,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology I,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology II

      Hours: 50

    • Human Health Conditions in Rehabilitation II

      This is the final level of the two Human Health Conditions courses. 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: Introduction to Rehabilitation: Health-Care System,Kinesiology of Movement,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology I,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology II,Human Health Conditions in Rehabilitation I

      Hours: 110

    • Therapeutic Skills II: Therapeutic Exercise

      This course will explore rehabilitation exercise as it relates to diverse patient populations. The practical component of the course focuses on the development of skills and techniques necessary for the assistant to effectively support the delivery of physical and occupational therapy services.

      Minimum Passing Grade: 70%

      Course Code: RH-180
      Course Requirements: Introduction to Rehabilitation: Health-Care System,Kinesiology of Movement,Therapeutic Skills I: Foundations,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology I,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology II

      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 theory related to therapeutic modalities. Students will learn the safe application of a variety of modalities commonly used in several rehabilitation settings.

      Minimum Passing Grade: 70%

      Course Code: RH-190
      Course Requirements: Introduction to Rehabilitation: Health-Care System,Kinesiology of Movement,Therapeutic Skills I: Foundations,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology I,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology II

      Hours: 50

    • Therapeutic Skills IV: Occupational Therapy

      This course provides an overview of the knowledge and skill requirements necessary for a rehabilitation assistant to support the delivery of Occupational Therapy services. 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: Introduction to Rehabilitation: Health-Care System,Kinesiology of Movement,Therapeutic Skills I: Foundations,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology I,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology II

      Hours: 44

    • Therapeutic Skills V: Speech Language and Audiology

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

      Minimum Passing Grade: 70%

      Course Code: RH-210
      Course Requirements: Introduction to Rehabilitation: Health-Care System,Kinesiology of Movement,Therapeutic Skills I: Foundations,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology I,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology II

      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

      The Rehabilitation Assistant Work Practicum is based on a progressive learning structure and is divided into two 6-week rotations. This course is the first of the two work practicum components.

      The first rotation is scheduled after three-quarters of the program curriculum has been successfully completed by the student. The second rotation is the culminating experience of the Rehabilitation Assistant program. By the end of the second rotation, students are expected to perform at an entry-to-practice level of competence.

      Practicum is a preceptor-led placement where students work with an institutionally appointed Rehabilitation Assistant or Licensed Therapist in a clinical setting. It offers students the opportunity to gain industry-relevant experience and to build on their technical skills while increasing confidence, employability and job readiness.

      Practicum is an unpaid, work integrated learning component of MITT technical training.

      Pre-Practicum Requirements (see ParaMed Pre-Placement Health Form)

      • Police Information Check (PIC)/Vulnerable Sector (VS) clearance
      • Provincial Child Abuse Registry clearance
      • Adult Abuse Registry clearance
      • Current, approved immunizations and testing (as per the WRHA Guidelines for Health Care Workers)
      • Emergency First Aid and Health Care Provider (HCP) CPR/BLS
      • N95 Mask Fitting (as per the WRHA requirements)
      • WHMIS certificate
      • WEVAS certificate
      • Violence Prevention Program training
      • PHIA certificate
      • Food Handlers certification
      • Valid Coop Work Permit (international students only)
      • Commit to Kids – Canadian Centre for Child Protection

      * 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,Kinesiology of Movement,Therapeutic Skills I: Foundations,Therapeutic Skills IV: Occupational Therapy,Human Health Conditions in Rehabilitation I,Therapeutic Skills V: Speech Language and Audiology,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology I,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology II,Developmental Psychology

      Hours: 240

    • Rehabilitation Assistant Work Practicum II

      The Rehabilitation Assistant Work Practicum is based on a progressive learning structure and is divided into two 6-week rotations. This course is the second of the two work practicum components.

      The first rotation is scheduled after three-quarters of the program curriculum has been successfully completed by the student. The second rotation is the culminating experience of the Rehabilitation Assistant program. By the end of the second rotation, students are expected to perform at an entry-to-practice level of competence.

      Rehabilitation Assistant practicum experiences are preceptor-led placements where students work under the direction of a licensed Therapist or institutionally appointed Rehabilitation Assistant. Practicums offer students the opportunity to gain industry-relevant experience while building entry-to-practice competence. Practicums are unpaid, work-integrated learning experiences.

      Pre-Practicum Requirements (see ParaMed Pre-Placement Health Form)

      • Police Information Check (PIC)/Vulnerable Sector (VS) clearance
      • Provincial Child Abuse Registry clearance
      • Adult Abuse Registry clearance
      • Current, approved immunizations and testing (as per the WRHA Guidelines for Health Care Workers)
      • Emergency First Aid and Health Care Provider (HCP) CPR/BLS
      • N95 Mask Fitting (as per the WRHA requirements)
      • WHMIS certificate
      • WEVAS certificate
      • Violence Prevention Program training
      • PHIA certificate
      • Food Handlers certification
      • Valid Coop Work Permit (international students only)
      • Commit to Kids training – Canadian Centre for Child Protection

      * 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: Communication Skills,Introduction to Rehabilitation: Health-Care System,Kinesiology of Movement,Therapeutic Skills I: Foundations,Therapeutic Skills II: Therapeutic Exercise,Therapeutic Skills III: Physical Therapy Modalities,Therapeutic Skills IV: Occupational Therapy,Therapeutic Skills V: Speech Language and Audiology,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology I,Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology II,Rehabilitation Assistant Work Practicum I,Developmental Psychology,Human Health Conditions in Rehabilitation I,Human Health Conditions in Rehabilitation II

      Hours: 240

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