HW1070 - Nutrition & Pharmacology

In this course the learner will focus on nutrition and the role of the HSW/PCA in meeting the dietary needs of clients/residents of all ages. S/he will plan menus, prepare and serve meals to meet client/resident specific nutritional needs. Principles of infection prevention and control, time management and client/resident safety will be practiced. An introduction to commonly used medications and basic principles of pharmacology will enable the learner to gain a greater awareness of the role of the HSW/PCA in meeting the needs of the client/resident.

Prerequisite(s): All Semester 1 courses

Corequisite(s): HW1060, HW1080, HW1040, HW1050

This course is offered in the following programs:
Home Support Worker / Personal Care Attendant