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Open learning improves career prospects and earnings

Study at home learning to become a Health Care Support Assistant.

If you want a career as a carer or in health care then the DCA home learning Health Care Support Assistant, course provides the necessary knowledge, skills and qualification without disrupting your current lifestyle.

The DCA Home Learning Health Care Support Assistant course provides you with all the underpinning knowledge of the core skills needed to embark on a rewarding career in Health or Social Care. The DCA supported self-study Health Care Assistant course is specially designed, allowing you to learn new skills through flexible and cost-effective home study at your own time and pace.

With the DCA Home Learning Health Care Support Assistant course your Student Advisor is a Freephone call away. What's more, because the distance learning Health Care Support Assistant course is so comprehensive, no prior knowledge or skills are required. The DCA Health Care Support Assistant course provides an entry level diploma as proof our your competence and skills.

If you'd like to earn more money and enjoy working in health or social care, the DCA home study course is the ideal distance learning course for you to take that first step.

Health Care Support Assistant Module 1
Medical Terminology

Basic Word Structure
The Skeletal and Muscular Systems
The Cardiovascular System
The Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
The Respiratory System
The Digestive and Endocrine Systems
The Urinary and Reproductive Systems
The Nervous System
The Integumentary System and Special Senses
Glossary of Medical Terms

Health Care Support Assistant Module 2
Health Care Part 1

Careers in Health Care
Current Health Care Systems and Trends
Ethical Responsibilities
Medical Terminology
Medical Maths
Organization of the Human Body
Structure and Function of the Human Body
Growth and Development

Health Care Support Assistant Module 3
Health Care Part 2

Body Mechanics
Infection Control
Environmental Safety
Lifestyle Management
Professionalism

Health Care Support Assistant Module 4
Health Care Part 3

The Patient as an Individual
The Communication Process
Written Communication
Computers and Technology in Health Care
Documentation and Medical Records
Physical Assessment
Emergency Procedures
Controlling Health Care Costs
Performance Improvement and Customer Service
Job Leads and the Resume
Interview, Portfolio, and Application
Successful Employment Strategies

Health Care Support Assistant Module 5
Providing Home Care

Home Care
Communication and Cultural Diversity
Infection Prevention, Safety and Body Mechanics
Emergency Care and Disaster Preparation
Physical, Psychological, and Social Health
Common Chronic and Acute Conditions
Human Development and Aging
Positioning, Transfers, and Ambulation
Medications and Technology in Home Care
Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
Clients with Disabilities
Mental Health and Mental Illness
New Mothers, Infants, and Children
Dying, Death, and Hospice
Meal Planning, Shopping, Preparation and Storage
Managing Time, Energy, and Money
Caring for Yourself and Your Career


"The service at DCA is great! I would recommend it to anyone." — Caroline Williams
I have enjoyed completing the course in Health Care and it has already helped me in my job as a carer for the elderly, my manager has shown great interest. I am very happy with my achievement and continuing good progress. — Marie Adams
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