Successful completion of this course will enable the student to understand and critically analyze the current system and the impact of expected changes on the delivery of service in the long-term care sector. The course will deal with the policies, values, concepts, and complexities of the health care system in the municipal, provincial, national and international contexts. It will also provide an understanding of the political processes and legislation that have shaped and will continue to shape the delivery of long-term care. Discussion will include the administrative issues and trends in the provision of services to culturally diverse clients of all ages and conditions in both community and institutional environments.
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.