Health, Assistance and Nursing

Code 5825
Diploma DVS
Sector Health Services
Length of training 1 800 hours
Number of credits 120
Status Program approved in 2008.

Program Objectives

To acquire the knowledge, ability and attitude necessary to differentiate between health and illness; acquire the knowledge and ability to understand and apply the techniques learned, establish a helping role with those with health needs, engage in team work within the modern health organization, communicate effectively with patients and their family, with superiors and with other health team members.

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
751-572 Administer first aid 30 2
752-332 Determine their suitability for the profession and training 30 2
752-342 Become familiar with a comprehensive approach to health 30 2
752-353 Communicate in a care team 45 3
752-367 Apply basic care procedures 105 7
752-372 Establish a helping relationship 30 2
752-382 Become familiar with the legal and ethical aspects of the profession 30 2
752-393 Apply care procedures related to the musculoskeletal system 45 3
752-405 Provide basic care to clients who are experiencing loss of autonomy 75 5
752-412 Help a client meet his or her nutritional needs 30 2
752-424 Apply care procedures related to the nervous and sensory systems 60 4
752-432 Apply care procedures related to the endocrine system 30 2
752-444 Apply care procedures related to the digestive system 60 4
752-454 Apply care procedures related to the urinary and reproductive systems 60 4
752-463 Intervene with a client with cognitive deficits 45 3
752-472 Intervene with a client in palliative care 30 2
752-483 Intervene with a client with a mental health problem 45 3
752-498 Provide geronto-geriatric care 120 8
752-505 Provide care to clients with mental health problems 75 5
752-518 Provide care to clients undergoing physical rehabilitation 120 8
752-526 Provide care in a surgical unit 90 6
752-532 Intervene with a mother and her newborn 30 2
752-542 Provide care to mothers and newborns 30 2
752-552 Intervene with a child or adolescent with a health problem 30 2
752-562 Provide care to children and adolescents 30 2
752-577 Provide care to a diverse clientele 105 7
754-664 Prevent and control infection 60 4
754-714 Participate in drug therapy 60 4
754-795 Provide specific care 75 5
754-828 Provide care in a medical unit 120 8
754-865 Refer to their knowledge of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems when providing care 75 5
1800 120

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to the Health, Assistance and Nursing program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary V credits in language of instruction and Secondary IV credits in second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test, as well as Secondary V credits in language of instruction in a program of study established by the Minister, or recognition for equivalent learning
Persons having earned Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister and who will continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training in order to obtain the credits they are missing among the following: Secondary V language of instruction and Secondary IV second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.


Specific Prerequisites

Language of instruction Second language Mathematics
Adults Youth Adults Youth Adults Youth
Unités de 5e secondaire Unités de 5e secondaire

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