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BHSC 1146 - Human Behaviour

Basic Health Sciences Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course is designed to assist the student to handle common events encountered in health care settings in a responsive and professional manner. Students will learn how to effectively manage stress, diffuse conflict, and negotiate mutually beneficial solutions in interactions with patients and colleagues.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 42654

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Distance


Megan Murphy

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This online Learning Hub course is for students in the Cardiology Diploma program. Students are responsible for ensuring prerequisite courses are completed PRIOR to registration. See course description for a list of individual prerequisites. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration is available on an individual course basis for those who wish to take continuing education credits (Max 3 courses). Registration does not imply admission to the program. Follow up instructions will be e-mailed after registering. Questions? Email * BHSC 1146 offered ONLY in the WINTER & SPRING terms
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Integrate effective interpersonal communication skills in order to foster rapport and trust.
  • jApply concept of empathy to create respectful and supportive relations with clients and co-workers.
  • Perform various types of assertion according to appropriateness and desired result.
  • Describe the impact of stress and outline factors that generate or increase stress.
  • Apply appropriate strategies to prevent and reduce distress in both self and others.
  • Describe stress-related disorders and appropriate treatments and interventions.
  • Analyze approaches to managing negative feelings in self and clients.
  • Apply conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrate respect for diversity by interacting with patients from various cultures appropriately and respectfully.
  • Apply aspects of human development relevant to working with patients.
  • Describe the range of illness experiences from the clients’ and family members’ perspectives.
  • Adapt to accommodate needs of dying patients.
  • Explain common difficulties encountered by those with disabilities and approaches for working with such individuals both sensitively and respectfully.
  • Manage effectively various types of harassment and discrimination found in the workplace.
  • Discuss ethical and legal implications for practice as a cardiology technologist.

Effective as of Fall 2011

Related Programs

BHSC 1146 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiology Technology
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Diploma


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