Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Post Master NP Diploma Courses

Course
NUR1091Y / 1092Y / 1093Y Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics
This course will explore theoretical perspectives on the mechanism of altered functioning of human cells, organs, organ systems and the organism as a whole. Material in this course builds on the previous knowledge of physiology and introductory pathophysiology. In addition, this course will provide students with knowledge of basic pharmacologic concepts, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics. Drug therapy considerations in special populations such as geriatric, paediatric, early immigrant, as well as in clients with chronic disease states and altered hepatic and renal function will be discussed.

Submission of a health evaluation & immunization form is required prior to registration.

(3 hours/week)
Emphasis: Adult Emphasis/ Paediatric Emphasis / Primary Health Care - Global Health Emphasis
NUR1101H / 1102H / 1114H Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
Prepare to perform advanced health and physical assessment of the child or adult and family who are experiencing illness. Students must be competent in basic health and physical assessment, and the associated techniques prior to beginning the course. Models of clinical reasoning are investigated, critically reviewed and applied to a broad range of clinical case studies as students develop knowledge and skill in the collection of data, diagnostic approaches and formulation of therapeutic plans in collaboration with clients and families. Practical elements of advanced client assessment are addressed in terms of their impact on the client's health status, including physical and mental status, psychosocial status, developmentally appropriate approaches to assessment, growth and development milestones, family, cultural and community factors, and the implications of determinants of health and risk appraisal. Clinical, theoretical and scientific knowledge is synthesized in the identification and management of existing and potential client states of health and illness. Approaches to effective written and verbal communication of findings to lay individuals and health professional colleagues as they relate to the client and family are addressed.

Submission of a health evaluation & immunization form is required prior to registration.

Prerequisite: NUR1100
(3 hours/week, 100 clinical hours)
Emphasis: Adult / Paediatric / Primary Health Care - Global Health
NUR1115H / 1116H / 1117H Advanced Health Assessment and Therapeutic Management I
This field experience course incorporates a combination of faculty instruction, guest lectures, and clinical practice. The course provides students with opportunities to analyze synthesize and integrate theoretical principles and concepts into clinical practice with emphasis on diagnostic understanding, developmental issues and collaboration with clients, families and other health professionals.

During the 250 hours of clinical practice, client/family health and illness states are used to build the students' development of advanced skills (e.g., interviewing, physical examination, diagnostics) related to client and family assessment, and to integrate diagnostic reasoning, and treatment planning/therapeutic management into practice. Application of the clinical reasoning process is integral to the students' experiences. Students will continue to develop advanced knowledge, skill and judgment related to client and family assessment, incorporating knowledge of diversity, cultural safety, developmental stage and social determinants of health into their assessments, diagnostics, diagnoses and therapeutic plans.

During clinical practicum components, students will become familiar with changes in scope of practice from that of a registered nurse, and the ways that these changes affect their responsibilities and accountabilities as a nurse practitioner. Students will practice in accordance with federal and local legislation, professional and ethical standards, and policy relevant to the role of the nurse practitioner; including those that relate to privacy, documentation and information management (verbal, written and electronic).

Approximately 8 hours/week will be spent in seminar learning and participating in guest lectures. A discussion forum for seminars (online) provides an opportunity for students to facilitate dialogue and communicate ideas and issues. Clinical seminars focus on the presentation of common health and illness symptoms from adolescence through old age (Adult), birth through adolescence (Paediatric) and all ages (PHC-GH) with acute, chronic, emergent, urgent and life-threatening illnesses as well as health promotion and illness prevention activities. There will be a focus on clinical reasoning, diagnostic testing and therapeutic planning. Students in the PHC-GH emphasis will align additional learning related to vulnerable and marginalized populations. Students will critically appraise relevant research and best practice guidelines when developing assignments, participating in on-line discussions, and in clinical practice. In addition, faculty and guest lecturers will provide students the opportunity to learn from individuals actively engaged in practice and research.


Prerequisite: NUR1100 and one of NUR1101/1102/1114.
Submission and checking of a health evaluation & immunization form is required prior to registration.

(3 hours/week, 250 clinical hours)
Emphasis: Adult / Paediatric / Primary Health Care - Global Health
NUR1215H / 1216H / 1217H Advanced Health Assessment and Therapeutic Management II
This course offers a combination of on-campus synchronous/asynchronous lectures and guest presentations using a flipped classroom format. Lectures will be offered in 8h segments every 2 weeks preceded and followed by online asynchronous discussion and virtual interactive case (VIC) completion. Lecture attendance, ongoing participation in the discussion board and VIC case completion are essential to assist in the development and refinement of skills to critically appraise and synthesize relevant clinical data, research, theory and clinical practice guidelines related to geriatrics, pain, end-of-life care and medical assistance in dying, mental health, diabetes, and skin disorders/dermatologic issues. In addition, faculty and guest lecturers will provide students the opportunity to learn from individuals actively engaged in practice and research.

This course also includes 250h of clinical practicum. The course practicum should be in a practice setting that offers broad, comprehensive experience with common client/family health and illness states. During the 250 hours of clinical practice, client/family health and illness states are used to build the students’ development of advanced skills related to client and family assessment, and to integrate collaboration, consultation and referral strategies into treatment plans/therapeutic management approaches. Health promotion, health protection, and the prevention of injury, illness, disease and complications are integral to students’ experiences.

During clinical practicum components, students will become familiar with changes in scope of practice from that of a registered nurse, and the ways that these changes affect their responsibilities and accountabilities as a nurse practitioner. Students will practice in accordance with federal and local legislation, professional and ethical standards, and policy relevant to the role of the nurse practitioner; including those that relate to controlled drugs and substances and assisted dying.

Prerequisite: NUR1100, one of NUR1101/1102/1114 and one of NUR1115/1116/1117
Submission and checking of a health evaluation & immunization form is required prior to registration.

(3 hours/week, 250 clinical hours)
Emphasis: Adult / Paediatric / Primary Health Care - Global Health
NUR1221Y / 1222Y / 1223Y Nurse Practitioners: Roles and Issues
This course provides learners with opportunities to continue the analysis, synthesis and integration of advanced theoretical principles and concepts related to advanced nursing practice. Learners will examine legal, organizational and system issues and how these influence the scope of practice and standards of ethical practice, professional accountability, and outcomes of advanced nursing practice. This course is the final practicum experience and incorporates a combination of clinical experience and student/faculty-facilitated seminars.

Prerequisite: NUR1115/1116/1117Y.
Submission and checking of a health evaluation & immunization form is required prior to registration.
Emphasis: Consolidation Course (Required) for Adult Emphasis/ Paediatric Emphasis / Primary Health Care - Global Health Emphasis

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