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Dementia Studies

Available at: Cornwall part-time

Overview

This program is targeted towards people working in long term care homes, retirement homes, community support services, and others caring for persons living with dementia. This program develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes to enhance competency in providing quality care.

Statement of Achievement Objectives

At the end of this Statement of Achievement, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply the knowledge required to play an active and supporting role in ensuring the quality of life, independence and dignity of persons living with dementia from early warning signs to end- of- life care.
  2. Participate in and maintain collaborative professional working relationships with key stakeholder groups including community partners, families and other professionals to ensure a continuum of care for persons living with dementia.
  3. Act responsibly and be accountable for one’s actions within the context of current legislation and ethical frameworks.
  4. Advocate for the rights of persons living with dementia.

IMPORTANT

As of September 1, 2017 two courses have changed within this program. Six courses are still required to complete the credential. The course changes reflect the program objectives and provide students with a more current and relevant curriculum in dementia studies. Scroll down this page to the Program Outline to see the course requirements.

 Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

Highlights

Program Name

Dementia Studies

Program Code

C0479

Credential

Certificate

Start Dates


Program Duration

Part-time

Location (Campus)

Cornwall part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline

BEHA 1000 Overview of Dementia
BEHA 1001 Communication Strategies
BEHA 1002 Enhanced Care Strategies
BEHA 1003 Ethics and Legalities
PSWO 2300 Palliative Care
BEHA 19 Dementia Studies Capstone Project

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit www.ontransfer.ca to search for options relevant to your program area of study.



    Admission Requirements

    Prerequisites

    Health Requirements

    Testimonials

    I always knew from a child that I wanted to be a Paramedic, I loved the thought of helping people in times of need. I chose SLC because of its smaller atmosphere, I felt like people actually got to know each other rather than just being a number at a giant college. The Paramedic Program staff at SLC were amazing, you could tell they were truly passionate about what they do and they don’t just clock in and clock out to get paid.

    The Paramedic Program was extremely challenging and pushed me in every way. I am so happy I chose to do the Paramedic Program at SLC because it prepared me for the real world. I moved to Alberta right after school, it was always my dream to live out west, I knew this previous to starting college. It was a rough start when I first got out here, the work was scattered all over and the province is very different in many ways, it took some getting used to. I started working as an Industrial Medic the summer after I graduated in 2010. I worked very hard for two years and put in a lot of hours I was able to get on with a company in 2013 called Advanced Paramedic Ltd. (APL) as the logistics coordinator, I since then have been promoted to Industrial Medical Supervisor and oversee about 20+ medics in the field.

    St. Lawrence College provided me the tools to succeed in my current role. I would never have been prepared for the work load in the field if it wasn’t for Dan Shannon pushing me to do my best at all times. Going to SLC was the best decision I made, it opened the doors to where I am today and I like where I am today a whole lot!

    Pam Secord
    Industrial Medical Supervisor
    Advanced Paramedic LTD (APL)



    Pam Secord

    Program Contact

    Melissa Longtin
    mlongtin@sl.on.ca

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:
    dreamit@sl.on.ca

    International Students Contact:
    international@sl.on.ca


    Additional Information

    Advanced Standing

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