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Self-Directed Learning

Braemar Independent Learning Department (BILD)

Often students that come to Braemar may have been out of a regular school for a few years.  These students find that it is hard to catch up and finished the 100 credits required for a high school diploma.  We have that answer for you in our Braemar Independent Learning Courses (BILD).  Just look at the variety of courses listed below.  These courses are all offered as independent study in a classroom with a supervising teacher to help you with any problems.  We find that students who really want to can finished their high school diploma credits in a very short time by working at their own pace on these courses.  If you need to take a core course, we encourage you to study the course under the guidance of a classroom teacher.  Come and talk to us about how you do it.

LDC3164 Abnormal Psychology 35
Provides and overview of abnormal behavior and the condition that afflict individuals in Canadian society. This course deals with views of abnormality, causal factors, and types of disorders as well as assessment, prevention, and treatment. Students should gain basic understanding of the major concepts in abnormal psychology and the complicated nature of psychological illness.

SSN2172: General Psychology 20
This course aims to provide students with a general background in psychology including its history and the principals of learning and thinking.

SSN2171: Personal Psychology 20
This course Introduces students to the science of the brain. Also studied are various branches of psychology, personality development, and perception.

SSN2176: General Sociology 20
This course deals with three major concepts: The Discipline of Sociology, Culture and Society & Social Class. Social problems such as increasing crime rates and illegal drug use, are examined.

PED0770 Career and Life Management (CALM)

Personal choices, Resource choices, Career and Life choices, Human sexuality and Relationships

LDC 2754 Forensic Science 25
This course includes the following topics: Types of Evidence and Fingerprint Analysis, Trace Evidence, Body Fluid Evidence, Forensic Detection of Impaired Driving, Polygraphing and Document Analysis, Forensic Genetics

Forensic Science 35
This course includes the following topics: Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Entomology, Forensic Toxicology, Ballistics, Police Protective Equipment, Police Dogs, Arson in investigation and Criminal Profiling.

Forensic Science 35 (5 Credit)
This course includes the following topics: Investigative Process, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Entomology, Forensic Toxicology, Ballistics, Police Protective Equipment, Police Dogs, Arson and Explosives, Footwear, Tire and Tool Mark Impressions and Criminal Profiling.

HCS3000: Workplace Safety Systems (1 credit)
Students gain the attitudes, knowledge and skills related to workplace health and safety and examine relevant legislation required in the workplace.

HCS3010: Workplace Safety Practices (1 credit)
Students explore workplace safety principles and practices, and apply these principles and practices to a variety of contexts.

HCS 1050: Musculoskeletal System

Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for the promotion and maintenance of a healthy musculoskeletal system.
Students study the pathology of musculoskeletal systems conditions and gain an appreciation for practicing a health lifestyle as it pertains to the individual, family, peers and community.

HCS 1060: The Digestive System
Students acquire the attitudes, skills and knowledge for achieving and maintaining digestive health, and gain an appreciation for practicing a healthy lifestyle as it pertains to the individual, family, peers and community.

HCS 1070 Respiratory System
Students acquire the attitudes, skills and knowledge for achieving and maintaining respiratory health, and study pathologies of the respiratory system to gain an appreciation for practicing a healthy lifestyle as it pertains to the individual, family, peers and community.

HCS 1080: Cardiovascular System
Students acquire the attitude, knowledge and skills for the promotion and maintenance of a healthy cardiovascular system. Students study the pathology of cardiovascular conditions, and gain an appreciation for practicing a healthy lifestyle as it pertains to the individual, family, peers and community.

HCS3050: Reproduction & Readiness for Parenting
Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for achieving and maintaining reproductive health. 
Students study basic genetic principles related to reproduction as well as pathologies related to the reproductive system. 
Students examine the benefits and challenges associated with parenthood and factors to assess readiness for parenting. 
Students gain an appreciation for practicing a healthy lifestyle as it pertains to the individual, family, peers and community. 

HCS3060: Pregnancy, Birth & Infant Care
Students acquire the attitude, knowledge and skills necessary for achieving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy and parenting a healthy child in the first year of life. 
Students focus on the impact of pregnancy on the physical, mental and social well-being of the mother and newborn. 
Students examine the events of labour and delivery and the importance of post-natal care. 
Students gain an appreciation for practicing a healthy lifestyle as it pertains to the individual, family, peers and community.

HCS3150: Advances in Medical Technology
Students research current technologies in medical diagnosis and treatment and examine biomedical ethics surrounding current and emerging technologies.

Human and Social Services

HSS1010: Health Services Foundations
Students examine fundamental attitudes, knowledge and skills to prepare for further study in career pathways in health, recreation and community services. 
Concepts related to the determinants of health, the dimensions of wellness, basic principles of anatomy, physiology and disease, and basic safety and reporting protocols for providing care to individuals in health, recreation, volunteer and community support settings are reviewed. 

HSS1090: Speaking & Presenting
Students examine effective communication, public speaking and presentation skills.Students develop and deliver a speech or presentation and apply the principles of effective communication to the evaluation of significant speeches.

Recreation Leadership

REC1040: Foundations for Training 1
Students apply basic training and movement principles to health-related and performance-related components of fitness training. Students create fitness activities and develop a basic individual fitness plan to achieve goals for health-related and performance-related components.

REC1050: Sport Psychology 1
Students assess the impact of mental fitness on optimal sport, artistic and/or academic performance and motivation. Students examine and demonstrate strategies to strengthen mental fitness, including relaxation, visualization and positive self-talk.

REC2050: Sport Psychology 2
Students evaluate the impact of confidence, belief, emotions, self-awareness, rest and relaxation on optimal performance. 
Students examine the impact of perspective and identity on athletes and their athletic performance and evaluate team dynamics in relation to optimal group functioning.

REC3050: Sport Psychology 3
Students recommend and design strategies for helping athletes achieve optimal performance levels. 
Societal attitudes towards sport are examined. Students demonstrate and plan techniques for energy management, focus and activation, self-talk, and visualization. 

REC3010: Human Movement
Students acquire advanced knowledge and skills necessary for the application of the basic principles of movement and bio-mechanics to a variety of physical activities. 
Students gain an appreciation for how bio-mechanics can impact the health and wellness of individuals and their families, peers and communities.

Community Care Services

CCS3030 : Aging 

CCS3050: Supporting Positive Behaviour