CYW103 - Health, Wellness and Medication
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|Last revision date||Oct 12, 2012 2:50:50 PM|
|Last review date||Oct 12, 2012 2:50:50 PM|
Health, Wellness and Medication
In this course, the student will explore the following aspects of health and wellness as they pertain to the field of Child and Youth Work: the promotion of health and wellness from a holistic perspective including physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, and environmental health; an understanding of nutrition and the dietary needs of healthy people, a review of prescription and illegal drugs, and a brief study of infectious and non-infectious diseases - especially those pertaining to childhood and adolescence.
The Child and Youth Worker's responsibilities include assisting the children and youth with whom they work to be physically as well as emotionally healthy. This often includes the purchasing and preparation of meals and the on-going assessment of the young person's state of health. Due to the amount of stress that accompanies this profession, it is equally important that the student learn how to understand and meet his/her own health and nutrition needs.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of Health and Wellness.
2. Understand the importance of approaching health from a
3. Identify the components of proper nutrition and explore
alternative nutritional choices.
4. Explore an overview of drug dynamics and drug categories
giving consideration to the difference between drug use,
drug abuse and prescription medication.
5. Describe factors contributing to the disease process,
identifying pathogens and the body's defense mechanisms
and describe the common characteristics and treatment of
common childhood illnesses.
6. Work as a productive team member in classroom activities.
7. Understand how your health plays a key role in the Self
care of the Child and Youth Work professional.
Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.
To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at email@example.com.
Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.