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Course outlines are provided here for your information and reference as they become available and have received the required approvals.

Available BCIT course outlines can be accessed by selecting the term, the course subject and the course number from the dropdown list(s) below. If outlines are available for your selected term and course, they will then be listed. If any of these steps don’t result in what you are looking for, it indicates that no outline is currently available. If you are looking for an outline from a current term please check back closer to the start of the course or consult another outline from a previous term.  Please keep in mind that the content from previous outlines may be different than current offerings of the course. For historical outlines not covered in this system please contact BCIT Library at 604-432-8370 to see if they have the outline you require.

The course outline is a statement of educational intent and direction, providing BCIT students with clear, concise, accurate and readily available information related to course content and administration. BCIT course outlines are governed by Policy 5403 and the creation of course outlines is subject to the procedure described in 5403-PR1.

Basic Health Sciences - BHSC


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain inter-professional collaborative practices with regard to role clarification, communication, and collaboration.
  • Explain aspects of defensiveness and identify approaches to minimizing this.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication strategies.
  • Manifest and convey empathy in working with patients and colleagues in a health care setting (e.g., become aware of nonverbal communication skills, active listening, assertiveness training)
  • Describe the nature of interpersonal conflicts.
  • Create possible ways to resolve conflict leading to win-win situations.
  • Apply effective teamwork skills.
  • Discuss cultural differences and use approaches to increase understanding and respect between persons of different cultures in clinical situations.
  • Illustrate approaches to working effectively with patients where language barriers are present.
  • Define confidentiality of healthcare information and understands the importance of informed consent prior to performing a procedure and respecting a patient's right to refuse

Effective as of Winter 2023

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