Year 2 Courses

NURS 2170-3
Relational Practice 2: Creating Health - Promoting Relationships (3,0,0) 3 credits
Building on Relational Practice 1, in this course participants move beyond personal discovery to a focus on relational caring. The major emphasis of the course is relational practice with individuals, families, and groups from diverse backgrounds of age, culture, and experience. This is an experiential course designed to deepen the participant's understanding of caring and how the connection between caring and relationship provides the context for health and healing. Participants explore theories and processes of caring, relational identity development of self as nurse, and relational practice as enacted across a range of settings and contexts.
Prerequisites: NURS1800, NURS1830, NURS1840
Co-requisites: NURS2730, NURS2740, HLSC2550

NURS 2730-3
Health and Healing 3: Health Challenges/Healing Initiatives (3,0,0) 3 credits
Building on the learner's understanding of health, the focus of this course is on people's experience with healing for both chronic and episodic health challenges. Participants integrate theory and concepts of health as they relate to healing. This course is complimentary to Health Sciences 3 and provides opportunities for learners to integrate pathophysiology with their understanding of health and healing and the nursing approaches that accompany this understanding.
Prerequisites: Completion of Year 1
Co-requsites: NURS2170, NURS2740, HLSC2550

NURS 2740-4
Nursing Practice 3: Promoting Health and Healing (2,0,2,13P) 4 credits
This nursing practice experience provides opportunities to develop caring relationships with individuals and families for the purpose of health promotion while coming to understand their unique health and healing processes. Participants will have opportunities to practice nursing approaches that accompany this understanding. Participants work with families and individuals experiencing common health challenges (both episodic and chronic) in the home and community, in agencies, and in care facilities to incorporate concepts and learning from all the courses in this semester into their nursing practice. The community and society are considered as contextual influences on the promotion of health and healing for the individual.
Prerequisites: Completion of Year 1
Co-requisites: NURS2170, NURS2730, HLSC2550

HLSC 2550-3
Health Science 3: Introduction to Pathophysiology (3,0,0) 3 credits
The major emphasis of this introductory pathophysiology course is to gain a foundational knowledge of the concepts related to human pathophysiology. This course will examine the presentation and pathogenesis of health challenges across the life span including genetics, nutrition, immunology
Prerequisites: Year 1
Co-requisites: NURS2170, NURS2730, NURS2740

NURS 2830-3
Health and Healing 4: Health Challenges/Healing Initiatives (3,0,0) 3 credits
Participants in this course continue to develop an understanding of people's experience with healing related to a variety of increasingly complex chronic and episodic health challenges within a variety of practice contexts. This course is complementary to Health Sciences 4 and provides opportunities for learners to integrate pathophysiology with their understanding of health and healing and the nursing approaches that accompany this understanding.
Prerequisites: NURS2170, NURS2730, NURS2740, HLSC2550
Co-requisites: NURS2840, HLSC2650, HLSC2660

NURS 2840-4
Nursing Practice 4: Promoting Health and Healing (2,0,2,13P) 4 credits
This nursing practice experience continues to provide opportunities for learners to develop caring relationships with individuals and families for the purpose of health promotion while coming to understand their health and healing processes when experiencing more complex health challenges, both episodic and chronic. Participants will have opportunities to practice nursing approaches that accompany this understanding. Participants work with families and individuals in the home and community, in agencies, and in care facilities to incorporate concepts and learning from all the courses in this semester into their nursing practice. The community and society are considered as contextual influences on the promotion of health for the individual and the family.
Prerequisites: NURS2170, NURS2730, NURS2740, HLSC2550
Co-requisites: NURS2830, HLSC2650, HLSC2660

HLSC 2650-3
Health Science 4: Pathophysiology (3,0,0) 3 credits
The major emphasis of this course is to build on concepts related to human pathophysiology introduced in Health Science 3 but with increasing complexity.
This course will examine the presentation and pathogenesis of health challenges across the life span including genetics, nutrition, immunology, and environmental impacts.
Prerequisites: NURS2740, HLSC2550
Co-requisites: NURS2840, HLSC2660

HLSC 2660-3
Health Science: Pharmacology (3,0,0) 3 credits
The emphasis of this introductory course is to gain a foundational knowledge on the essential pharmacological principles and the major drug classifications. Consideration will be given to client education, pharmacognosy, adverse effects, and medication administration safety. The major concepts of this course will be examined across the lifespan.
Prerequisite: Semester 3
Co-requisites: NURS2830, HLSC2650

PHIL 2310-3
Health Care Ethics (3,0,0) 3 credits
This course examines the ethical role of the health care provider within the Canadian health care system. This course will critically assess a selection of ethically problematic situations with which the health care provider must routinely deal. Some of the issues considered include the relationship among health care providers, care of the elderly, genetic counselling, resource allocation, care of those diagnosed mentally ill, and the ethics of transplantation. These issues will be taken up in light of our exploration of moral theory, common ethical principles, and methodologies arising from interdisciplinary bioethics.
Prerequisite: None

NURS 2380-4
Consolidate Practice Experience: 2 (0,0,36P) (5 weeks) (4 credits)
In this consolidate practice experience, opportunities are provided to develop caring relationships with individuals and families experiencing increasingly complex episodic health challenges. Participants have opportunities to consolidate learning from the first and second year of the program in a variety of settings.
Prerequisite: NURS2830, NURS2840, HLSC2650, HLSC2660