Mental Health, Cognitive Impairment, Common Diseases and Conditions

14 weeks Course


Students will have a clearer understanding of mental health, interpersonal communication, and socio-cultural influences on mental health as well as the effects on everyday life. Identify common coping and defense mechanisms. Describe developmental disabilities, and describe the role of a PSW in relation to assessment of a client.

You may enroll in a Continuing Education course at Canadore College if you are 19 years of age or older or if you have earned an Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

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Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.