This course acquaints students with the practical skills required for successful ministry in a Hospital or similar setting. An introduction to the responsibilities of the chaplain in a hospital or other medical facility in the context of the six major roles filled by the chaplain. Practical modules include: visiting the sick, death bereavement and end of life issues, cultural challenges. crisis ministry and the obligations of a professional in a chaplain position. Participants are required to visit a hospital, work with a chaplain, and complete assigned tasks relating to clinical visits in addition to readings, reflection papers and examination. This course is designed to assist deacons who are asked to minister as a chaplain; it is not preparation for a profession or career as a health care facility chaplain.