Brain Disorders Management - 470

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
One year or less
Use a lifespan approach while building brain plasticity and resilience through a variety of intervention strategies for clients and families.
Overview

Program Highlights

  • First program in Ontario to focus on brain disorders management.
  • Blended course delivery with in-class and online components.
  • Prepares you to support clients with brain disorders or work behind the scenes in research, program evaluation and policy or curriculum development.

What you'll learn

  • Translate information using a variety of mediums including lunch and learn style presentations, seminar discussions, written reports and digital poster displays.
  • Apply intervention strategies, including such as solution-focused coaching, motivational interviewing and supportive conversation techniques, when working with clients and families.
  • Receive hands-on experience through a field placement.

Program Length

3 semesters (40 weeks) with classes offered in the evenings (Fall: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 - 8:30pm; Winter: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 5:00 - 8:30pm) using a blended delivery

Read about this program in the Spring 2018 edition of Momentum Magazine!

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Total Ancillary Fees $670.02 $653.92 $533.92
Co-op Fees N/A N/A N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $77.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $2,411.85 $2,411.85 $2,411.85
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $3,081.87 $3,142.77 $2,945.77
Total 1st Year Fees $9,170.41

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,805.47 $7,805.47 $7,805.47
Co-op Fees N/A N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $0.00 $77.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,255.47 $8,257.47 $8,180.47
Total 1st Year Fees $24,693.41

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Additional Information

Admission

  • Minimum two-year college diploma or university degree.  Preference will be given to applicants with a diploma or degree in Community Services or Health Sciences
  • Applicants should note that some employment opportunities require that certain physical standards must be met as a condition of employment
  • Attendance at program orientation is strongly recommended 
  • Proof of English proficiency for applicants where English is not their first language must be submitted to Ontario Colleges

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Note: this is a Competitive Program

Apply by February 1st.

Read more about Competitive Programs.

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Engage in a variety of learning styles, including visual, auditory and kinesthetic, through lectures, field trips, hands-on training and guest speakers.
  • Complete a capstone project that allows students from the Brain Disorders Management and Mental Health and Disability Management programs to work collaboratively, using problem-based learning.
  • Simulation exercises to build empathy about psychosis and physical elements associated with aging.
  • Experience a 336 hour unpaid work placement.

Field placements

  • Field placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. As such, students shall be expected to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending field placement activity. Mohawk shall not be responsible for providing students with transportation to field placements within or outside the Hamilton region
  • Registered students who have been convicted of an offence under the criminal code for which they have not been pardoned may be denied the opportunity to enter placement
  • Students may be required to complete various Immunizations and Disease Screening protocols required by some field placement agencies

Opportunities

Opportunities

Your future career options

  • Support clients with brain disorders including those with autism, dementia, stroke and concussion through cognitive and physical rehabilitation, and life skills training.
  • Conduct research, program evaluation and policy or curriculum development involving brain disorders.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team in a variety of private, non-profit and government settings.

Where you could work includes:

  • Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Athletic Centres
  • Hospitals
  • Research Institutions
  • Schools and School Boards
  • Retirement Homes
  • Non-Profits

Where you can go next

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Contact us

Student Recruitment

Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Domestic Canadian Students
Email: discover@mohawkcollege.ca

International Students
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Admissions

Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.

Domestic Canadian Students
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

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Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Tracey Richardson

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Sep 2019
Open
Jay Dukeshire

I would highly recommend the Brain Disorders Management program to anyone looking to further develop their knowledge of many diverse brain disorders. You will learn how they develop, what parts of the brain are responsible and if they can be treated, managed or even prevented across the lifespan. It was a privilege to be part of such a fantastic program! I’m going to miss my classmates and the faculty from this program.

Jay Dukeshire, June 2018

Ramsha Hassan

To all newcomers and new applicants, I highly recommend this program if you are looking for a specific career in the field of brain injuries and disorders. Not only will you be provided with direct experience through your placement but the program will provide you with extensive knowledge, case study management experience, and other skills relevant to the field. I would also like to add that the flexible hours of the program and online course delivery will make it extremely convenient for you if you are employed or have other commitments.

Ramsha Hassan, July 2018