Short Courses

Kalandra Education - Short Courses

Kalandra Education offers short courses in a range of specialist topics.  These courses are delivered online and students are provided access to the CANVAS Student Learning Platform.  Course content is provided online and the learning is self-directed.  Students are able to complete the content of the course in their own time.  These short courses are open to anyone with an interest in the specialised topic.

 

Introduction to Healthcare

Cost:  $80.00 (RRP usually $160)

Estimated number of hours:  40 hours

The Introduction to Healthcare short course for those interested in pursuing a career as a Healthcare Assistant.

This module introduces a carer to the basic skills needed to help someone who requires assistance with daily living. The course covers topics such as communication skills, infection control, bathing, feeding, dementia and moving a person. 

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Cost:  $80.00 (RRP usually $160)

Expected number of hours:  20 - 30 hours of theory.  No assessment is provided.

The mental health of yourself and your colleagues in the workplace is everyone's responsibility and the effects of ill health are wide ranging. 

In some countries, for example New Zealand, this shared responsibility is mandated in law and in others it is seen as an ethical and social responsibility.

This course teaches you about mental health and how to recognise mental distress. It helps to address the problem of mental ill health before it becomes an issue especially in the workplace and also in the home. 

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Palliative Care

Cost:  $80.00 (RRP usually $160)

Estimated number of hours:  10 - 20 hours of theory.  No assessment is provided.

Gain knowledge of specialised practices for palliative care and explore common approaches in palliative care.    

Understand the theory behind providing comfort cares, and how to report changes in the condition of a person with life-limiting condition/s and understand the key principles of palliative care, and a support worker’s role in a palliative approach to care.

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Protection of the Vulnerable

Cost:  $80.00  (RRP usually $160)

Estimated number of hours:  10 - 20 hours of theory.  No assessment is provided.

This course introduces practices related to the care and protection of vulnerable people as a health care assistant and allows learners to select person-centred approaches when dealing with people or situations where challenging behaviours are encountered.  Including: recognising vulnerability and abuse, being able to understand and describe the appropriate steps and care needed, provide the support and care required by the vulnerable person.

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Person-Centred Care

Cost:  $80.00  (RRP usually $160)

Estimated number of hours:  20 - 30 hours of theory.  No assessment is provided.

This course introduces the theory and concepts associated with holistic person-centred care and allows you to explore, select and apply these different dimensions in your own health and wellbeing setting.  Including:  Describe a person’s holistic needs and the impact on their health and wellbeing, support a person to meet personal care needs, describe and apply a person-centred approach, observe and respond to changes in a person. 

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Professional Expectations

Cost:  $70.00  (RRP usually $140)

Estimated number of hours:  10 - 30 hours of theory.  No assessment is provided.

What are the professional expections of a healthcare assistant:  This course looks at:

  • The Code of Rights
  • What is an advocate
  • Self-advocacy
  • Empowerment and disempowerment
  • The Advocacy process

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Falls

Cost:  $70.00  (RRP usually $140)

Estimated number of hours:  5 - 10 hours of theory.  No assessment is provided.

The course covers the following:

  • What is a fall
  • Environmental risk factors
  • Physical risk factors
  • Psychological risk factors
  • Medication
  • Physical impacts of falls
  • Social impacts of falls
  • Assessing the risk of falls
  • If a person has fallen

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Preparation for the Annual Practicing Certificate Validation

Cost:  $100.00 (RRP usually $150)

Estimated number of hours:  2 - 4 hours theory

Every Registered and Enrolled Nurse in New Zealand is required to renew their Practicing Certificate, and this may require collecting and maintaining portfolio of evidence that the requirements of the New Zealand Nursing Council have been met.

This course assists the nurse to understand what is required and provides a logical method of preparing the information. It also provides examples of good practice. The portfolio is especially valuable when supplying information for an Audit however it is also an invaluable tool, promoting reflection and improvement of practice.

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Preceptorship

Cost:  $100.00 (RRP usually $150)

Estimated number of hours:  2 - 4 hours theory, equating to 3 professional development hours

The Preceptor introduces the new employee to a new area of clinical practice. The purpose is to orientate new staff to practice in an effective and culturally safe manner so that they may achieve a competent level in that clinical area. This is a vitally important role, having a lasting impact on that person, affecting retention and more importantly,  self-esteem.

This module will cover the following:

  • The role of a preceptor
  • Selecting a preceptor
  • The benefits of being a preceptor
  • Preparation as a preceptor
  • Student preparation
  • Implementing and evaluating a preceptor program
  • Preceptorship versus mentorship
  • Self-care for the preceptor.

This module is delivered online and is learner driven. There is no maximum time required to complete the set learning hours.  

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