Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Graduate-Level Courses

Overview
Winter 2018 Courses
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    Overview

    Health professionals may apply to take graduate-level courses in the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing through the Centre for Professional Development. All courses are a semester in length (approximately 10-12 weeks); and may be offered in class or online.

    Professional development registrants in graduate level classes are expected to fully participate in the course and complete a minimum of 50% of the course assignments and receive a passing grade base on the assignments completed. Upon successful completion of the course, registrants will receive a Certificate of Completion. University credits are not granted and the courses cannot be used towards the completion of a graduate degree at the University of Toronto.

    All in class courses classes are held on the St. George campus. Access to courses is subject to available space in the class.

    Prior to registration a representative of the Centre for Professional Development will discuss the course requirements with the applicant to ensure that the course will meet the applicant’s learning needs.

    If you are interested in taking a graduate level course please contact us at pd.nursing@utoronto.ca

    Prerequisites

    Normally applicants must have a minimum of a BScN. Applicants with other baccalaureate preparation will be considered.

    Cost

    $1,500 + HST per course

    Refund Policy – If you want to withdraw from the course a refund (less a $100.00 + tax administration fee) will be given if your request is received in writing before the second class. After the second class, no refunds will be given. Send your request to pd.nursing@utoronto.ca

  • Winter 2018 Courses

    Prior to registration a representative of the Centre for Professional Development will discuss the course requirements with the applicant to ensure that the course will meet the applicant’s learning needs.

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    Classes start the week of January 8, 2018 – April 6, 2018.

    In Class Courses

    All in class course classes are held on the St. George campus. Classes meet once a week. The day and time are included with the class description.


    Research Design, Appraisal and Utilization

    In Class Course (Thursday 9-12)

    Focus on the critical examination of the research process in nursing, with an emphasis on maintaining the links between the research problem, theory, and research methods. Consideration is given to both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, designs, and data collection and analysis. Strategies for critically analyzing research studies and for utilizing research findings in clinical practice are examined. (3 hours/week)


    Program Planning and Evaluation

    In Class Course (Thursday 9-12)

    Develop an understanding and critical analysis of theoretical, research, and practical issues associated with the process of planning, delivering and evaluating programs to address the needs of individuals or groups of clients/patients and/or health care providers. Examine this process, and discuss the challenges and strategies for delivering and monitoring the implementation of programs in a variety of settings, and for evaluating program outcomes. (3 hours/week)
    (Prerequisite: NUR1022H Required)


    Facilitating Learning: Nursing Perspectives

    In Class Course (Thursdays 1-4)

    NUR 1074H will prepare nursing students to utilize an evidence-based approach to facilitate learning in nursing practice/education. This interactive course is divided into three areas: theoretical perspectives, applied perspectives, and student leadership. The course begins by reflecting upon PHC values and principles, teaching/learning values and styles, and a wide range of learning theories. Learners will explore highlights of learning theories each of which has particular pedagogies that guide learning. These will include conventional/behaviouristic, selfdirected, experiential, developmental, critical, feminist, transformational, adult learning theories, constructivism, social constructivism, reflection in/on action, arts based learning and emerging technological learning theories. Social constructivism, a pedagogy that focuses on learner centered approaches, will be explored in depth. In the applied perspectives section, students will critically/constructively analyze best practices in facilitating health literacy, nursing simulations/clinical education, on-line learning, and knowledge translation. In the final section students will participate in a ‘community of learning’ by working together in small groups to present a critical/constructive analysis of one topic related to best practices in facilitating learning. These topics are relevant to clinical practice and/or nursing education/continuing education. Topics include supporting effective facilitation, best practices in facilitation, and assessment of
    learning. The course will conclude with reflections upon facilitating learning within nursing contexts. (3 hours/week)


    Comparative Politics of Health in a Globalizing World

    In Class Course (Thursdays 9-12)

    This course takes students into a multidisciplinary approach that integrates national and global politics in the explanation of how health policies are generated and implemented, and how those politics shape population health. Emphasis is put in an understanding of specific health problems, political forces and political economy, both national and international that shape population health. In the first section the course begins with the robust descriptive empirical typology of welfare state types that has been associated with different health outcomes in wealthy countries. The next section devotes several weeks to theories of political and policy change including power resources, institutionalism, class, gender and race movements in health care reform, microapproaches to health policy development, and policy diffusion models. The third section on national health systems compares the health systems of Liberal, Social democratic and Christian democratic welfare state types in EU countries. The course then presents the health care systems of East Asia and Latin America. The last section brings an international perspective into the politics of health policy by analyzing the impact of the neo-liberal globalization on health care systems. The course ends by reviewing current developments in Canada and around the world to provide alternatives and future directions. (3 hours/week)


    Nursing Ethics

    In Class Course (Tuesdays 1-4)

    Nurses encounter ethical concerns and dilemmas in all facets of their professional lives. This course will focus on critically examining these concerns and dilemmas through the lens of ethical theory. Although the course will survey a number of theoretical approaches, it will focus on feminist health care ethics in order to capture the interface of ethics and politics. A number of substantive issues will be examined including those pertaining to nurse-patient relationships, the moral agency of nurses, the beginning and end of life, health policy, public health, and globalization. Throughout, the course will make visible the recurrent themes of power, nursing competence, and the importance of human connectedness and difference in nursing ethics. (3 hours/week)


    Advanced Nursing Practice in Oncology

    In Class Course (Thursdays 1-4)

    The course will focus on the examination of theory and research literature from the physiological, socio-behavioural, medical, and nursing sciences for application in advanced level nursing practice in the care of adults and children with cancer and their families across the cancer continuum. Emphasis will be placed on a reflective practitioner model to facilitate the participants’ ability to apply theory and evidence in advanced level nursing practice to address common issues in the clinical course of cancer in the context of the multidisciplinary team. (3 hours/week)


     

  • Spring 2018 Courses

    Prior to registration a representative of the Centre for Professional Development will discuss the course requirements with the applicant to ensure that the course will meet the applicant’s learning needs.

    Contact us to Register

    Classes start the week of April 23, 2018 – June 28, 2018.

    In Class Courses

    All in class course classes are held on the St. George campus. Classes meet once a week. The day and time are included with the class description.


    Research Design, Appraisal and Utilization

    In Class Course (Thursday 9-12)

    Focus on the critical examination of the research process in nursing, with an emphasis on maintaining the links between the research problem, theory, and research methods. Consideration is given to both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, designs, and data collection and analysis. Strategies for critically analyzing research studies and for utilizing research findings in clinical practice are examined. (3 hours/week)


    Program Planning and Evaluation

    In Class Course (Thursday 9-12)

    Develop an understanding and critical analysis of theoretical, research, and practical issues associated with the process of planning, delivering and evaluating programs to address the needs of individuals or groups of clients/patients and/or health care providers. Examine this process, and discuss the challenges and strategies for delivering and monitoring the implementation of programs in a variety of settings, and for evaluating program outcomes. (3 hours/week)
    (Prerequisite: NUR1022H Required)

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