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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
DCP101 Direct Care Professional: Principles of Care Giving Credit Hours: 2.25
Addresses principles and application of care giving and personal care in the various home and community based settings. Includes examination of legal and ethical issues, communication, activities, nutrition and food preparation, housekeeping, infection control, safety, and time and stress management for the Direct Care Professional (DCP).
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DCP102 Direct Care Professional: Aging/Physical Disabilities Credit Hours: 2.00
Presents principles and applications of provision of care in the home environment for older adults and persons with disabilities. Addresses overview of services and continuum of care; aspects of independent living; and roles and responsibilities of Direct Care Professionals (DCPs). Also includes legal and ethical issues, vulnerable adult abuse, reporting requirements, care plans, biological aspects of aging, physical disabilities and chronic conditions, psychological and cognitive conditions, and implications for DCPs. An overview of dementia-specific care is incorporated.
Prerequisite(s): DCP 101.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DCP103 Direct Care Professional: Alzheimer's/Forms of Dementia Credit Hours: 2.00
Presents principles and applications of provision of care in the home environment for persons with Alzheimer and related forms of dementia. Addresses an overview of services and continuum of care; aspects of independent living; and roles and responsibilities of Direct Care Professionals (DCPs). Also includes legal and ethical issues, vulnerable adult abuse, reporting requirements, and care plans. Emphasis on aspects of Alzheimer's as related to physical disabilities and chronic conditions, psychological and cognitive conditions and implications for DCPs.
Prerequisite(s): DCP 101.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DCP104 Direct Care Professional: Developmental Disabilities Credit Hours: 2.00
Addresses a foundational knowledge for the provision and application of quality care for people with developmental disabilities by Direct Care Professionals (DCPs) or family caregivers. Includes the examination and application of philosophical, social, medical, physical, legal, and ethical issues faced by people with disabilities.
Prerequisite(s): DCP 101.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DCP190 Direct Care Professional Internship Credit Hours: 2.00
Provides students with hands on-experiences at a direct care agency. Includes an orientation to working in a direct care agency; working with a developmentally/physically disabled population and the aging; professionalism in the direct care profession, and application of the principles of care giving through hands-on experience in the field. Also includes program administration; management, supervision and other oversight positions; office practices and computer applications for direct care; and funding sources for human service agencies and organizations.
Prerequisite(s): DCP 101, 102, and either 103 or 104.
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Information: Included in the 160 internship hours are 24 hours of classroom instruction; 1 credit hour is equal to 80 hours of contact time.
Information: Course is optional for program.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.