Due to today’s winter storm, Centennial College campuses are closed and all on-campus labs, clinics and studios are cancelled for the day. Child Care Centres will also be closed. Online classes and services will continue as scheduled. We do expect to re-open campuses on Tuesday. Please continue to check our website and social media channels for updates.

Developmental Stages & Alterations in Health

Course Code PSHS-103
Lecture hours per week 2
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

In this course the student will examine the stages of growth and development from infancy to adulthood and will explore the supportive role of the Personal Support worker when working with clients across the lifespan to meet the client's unique and individualized and supportive care needs. 

In this course the student will study the characteristics of families today regarding culture, structure, function, lifestyles and needs. The student will develop the skills necessary to assist clients and families. A focus on the effects of illness and/or disability, stress, the adjustments for families, and the role of the Personal Support worker in providing support will also be explored.