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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Undergraduate Courses Nursing Courses Nursing Degree Courses
Nursing Degree Courses

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

All first year nursing courses must be completed prior to registering for second year nursing courses.

All clinical courses at the third year level require the following pre-requisites: Year 1 Nursing, Biology and Chemistry courses.

It is a requirement that nursing theory courses be taken prior to or simultaneously with their corresponding clinical courses.

Nursing 1010      Introduction to Nursing
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The student will begin to develop a knowledge base about the history and role of the nurse within the health care system and within society. The student will be introduced to principles, concepts, and theories on which the nurse bases decisions when providing care that supports the diversity of clients across the lifespan. An overview of the determinants of health and primary health care are included.
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
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Nursing 1415      Care and Comfort Skills I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The student will develop a theoretical knowledge base of the concepts and principles of basic nursing skills that promote the health and comfort of individuals. Using the primary health care framework, students will be introduced to concepts and theories on which nurses' base their decisions when providing care to their clients. The concepts of communication, hygiene, nutrition, mobility, elimination, pain, safety, and pharmacology will be addressed.
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
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Nursing 1430      Clinical for Nursing 1415
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s): Nursing 1415
Description: Building on the theories and concepts learned in Nursing 1415 students will apply the concepts of communication, hygiene, nutrition, mobility, elimination, pain, safety, and pharmacology in a 2-hour laboratory setting. Students will also participate in clinical experiences designed to apply the principles, concepts, and theories that promote the health and comfort of clients. Students are expected to provide basic, holistic nursing care within a 4-hour clinical experience.
Offering: 0-0; 2-4
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Nursing 1450      Health of Client Groups
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The student will begin to develop a knowledge base about the role of the nurse with the individual, family and community. The student will define within a laboratory environment the function, structure and organization of individual, family and community and the principles, concepts, and theories that promote the health of these clients.
Offering: 0-6; 0-0
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Nursing 2030      Lifespan Concepts A
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Emphasizes nursing care from conception to early adulthood. Theoretical frameworks specific to growth and development and concepts affecting developmental pregression will be discussed. Strategies that promote health, prevent illness and provide supportive care will be introduced. Community resources and healthy public policies are an integral component of this course.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Nursing 2050      Lifespan Concepts B
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Emphasizes nursing care of adults. Theoretical frameworks specific to growth and development and concepts affecting developmental progression will be discussed. Strategies that promote health, prevent illness and provide supportive care will be introduced. Community resources and healthy public policies are an integral component of this course.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Nursing 2110      Holistic Assessment
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Biology 2030 and 2070
Description: Within a laboratory environment, the student will develop holistic assessement skills, including physical assessment, with a primary focus of promoting, protecting and supporting the health of individuals.
Offering: 0-3; 0-0
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Nursing 2139      Gerontology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The student will be provided with an in-depth examination of the aging process. Relevant concerns of the aged will be discussed and the student will examine a major concern as it relates to the elderly of Thunder Bay. The focus is on the normal aspects of aging, although problem areas will be discussed as they relate to students' interests and needs.
Cross-List(s): Gerontology 2139/Women's Studies 2139
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Notes: This course is open to non-nursing students as well as nursing students. Students who have previously taken Nursing 3139/Gerontology 3139/Women's Studies 3139 may not take Nursing 2139/Gerontology 2139/Women's Studies 2139 for credit.
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Nursing 2150      Care and Comfort Skills II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 2110
Corequisite(s): Nursing 2110
Description: Builds on care and comfort skills learned in Nursing 1415. Focuses on the principles and processes of techniques and skills that are fundamental to nursing care of clients across the lifespan.
Offering: 0-3; 0-0
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Nursing 2230      Clinical for Nursing 2030
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 2110 and 2030
Corequisite(s): Nursing 2110 and 2030
Description: Laboratory and clinical for Nursing 2030 in which students will apply concepts learned in Nursing 2030.
Offering: 0-8; or 0-8
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Nursing 2250      Laboratory for Nursing 2050
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 2110 and 2050
Corequisite(s): Nursing 2110 and 2050
Description: Laboratory for Nursing 2050 in which students will apply concepts learned in Nursing 2050.
Offering: 0-6; or 0-6
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Nursing 2410      Health in Chronic and Terminal Conditions
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: This course introduces concepts and theories which consider the maintenance and promotion of health and quality of life during fluctuating levels of client health and illness. Emphasis is placed on the caring of clients with chronic and terminal illnesses throughout the lifespan. Students will develop awareness of barriers to optimal health care, and the role of the nurse in a multidisciplinary health team.
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
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Nursing 2500      Concepts of Health
Credit Weight: 1
Description: Expands on students' understanding of primary health care concepts and the applications to health promotion, illness prevention, and supportive care. Concepts of epidemiology, health education, and empowerment are integral components. Strategies to assist students to work with different client systems including individuals, families, and communities will be discussed.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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Nursing 2530      Clinical I for Nursing 2500
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 2110 and 2500
Corequisite(s): Nursing 2110 and 2500
Description: Laboratory and clinical for Nursing 2500 in which students will apply concepts learned in Nursing 2500 as well as Nursing 2110 and 2150.
Offering: 0-6; 0-0
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Nursing 2550      Clinical II for Nursing 2500
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 2110 and 2500
Corequisite(s): Nursing 2110 and 2500
Description: Laboratory and clinical for Nursing 2500 in which students continue to apply concepts learned in Nursing 2500.
Offering: 0-0; 0-6
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Nursing 3010      Health and Primary Health Care
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: This course focuses on key concepts related to health, as well as primary health care principles. The student will become familiar with key determinants of health and wellness across the lifespan and across the continuum of care.
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
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Nursing 3030      Client Health Across the Lifespan
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: This course, designed to follow Nursing 3010, explores the role of the nurse in a variety of health care settings, and with diverse individual, family and community clients. The student will integrate new nursing knowledge and skills with a focus on supporting, promoting and protecting health across the lifespan.
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
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Nursing 3050      Assessing Individuals
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: This laboratory/clinical course focuses on health assessment of the individual across the lifespan. Students will integrate new knowledge and skills of holistic individual client assessment and planning of health care, within a primary health care perspective.
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
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Nursing 3070      Assessing Families
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: This laboratory/clinical course focuses on nursing assessment and intervention with families across the lifespan and in various health contexts. Students will integrate new knowledge and skills of holistic family assessment and planning of family health care, within a primary health care perspective.
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
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Nursing 3090      Assessing Groups & Communities
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: This laboratory/clinical course focuses on nursing assessment and care planning with aggregates and communities. Students will integrate new knowledge and skills of aggregate and community assessment, and planning of aggregate health care, within a primary health care perspective.
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
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Nursing 3170      Caring for the Ill Client I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s): Nursing 3202 Nursing 2110
Description: 2 hours per week in the fall term and 2 hours per week for the first 6 weeks of the winter term Processes within the body result in signs and symptoms of disease. Course content will cover the central concepts of pathophysiology as well as physiologic alterations in organs and systems of the body. Common health disorders will be discussed to broaden the knowledge base of students providing nursing care to ill clients.
Notes: This course is restricted to students in their third year of nursing, or to students in second year of the three year compressed program.
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Nursing 3202      Caring for the Ill Client II
Credit Weight: 1
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 3170
Corequisite(s): Nursing 3170
Description: 4 hours per week in the fall term and 4 hours per week for the first 6 weeks of the winter term The student will develop knowledge and understanding of the nursing process during changing health states. The role of the nurse will be discussed as it relates to individuals across the lifespan with physiological or psychological disturbances in health. Emphasis is on strategies that cure or rehabilitate clients within the health care systems and community as clients move toward self-management of their health.
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Nursing 3210      Clinical A for Nursing 3202
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s): Nursing 3202
Description: Students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to the care of ill clients in an acute care setting or psychiatric setting. The emphasis of this clinical experience is to provide nursing care that supports the cure or rehabilitation of individuals across the lifespan as clients progress to self-management of their health.
Offering: 0-6; 0-0
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Nursing 3250      Community Cancer Care
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introductory exploration of current cancer care modalities and concepts, designed to meet the needs of students in health programs and professionals working in northern, rural and remote communities. Theories and principles underlying community cancer care focusing on epidemiology, research, health care policy, primary health care, and ethical challenges. The role of the health care professional will be discussed as it relates to providing community-based cancer care across the lifespan.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Nursing 3450      Introduction to Case Management
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Designed to fulfil the needs of health practitioners, volunteers and consumers regarding the practice of case management in diverse settings with clients across the life span. Contemporary issues and research affecting the delivery for services to clients will be discussed. The potential for rehabilitation in the least restrictive environment and enhancement of quality of life will be emphasized as will the needs of persons in remote and isolated northern communities.
Cross-List(s): Gerontology 3450/Women's Studies 3450/Social Work 3450
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Nursing 3470      Adolescent Health
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Psychology 1100 or permission of the School
Description: Adolescence is the crucial time when many decisions that affect health throughout life are made. Despite this, it has consistently been cited as the most ignored stage of development in the health promotion literature. This course focuses on healthy adolescent development and the biological, psychological and social development that makes adolescence unique. An emphasis will be placed on current neurological and brain development literature. Unique and wide-ranging challenges, choices and risks of adolescents will be explored, including nutrition, sexuality, marginalization, mental health issues, pharmacodynamics, risk and resilience. Primary health care, counselling and case management approaches will be explored.
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Nursing 3510      Introduction to Nursing Research I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 0212
Corequisite(s): Mathematics 0212
Description: Introduces the student to the concept of participatory research and to the terminology used by nurse researchers. Skills are developed to evaluate qualitative and quantitative nursing research for scientific merit and clinical applicability.
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
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Nursing 3600      Clinical B for Nursing 3202
Credit Weight: 2
Corequisite(s): Nursing 3202
Description: Students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to the care of ill clients in an acute care medical and/or surgical setting. The emphasis of the 288-hour experience is to provide nursing care that supports the cure or rehabilitation of individuals across the lifespan as clients progress to self-management of their health.
Notes: Double credit course.
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Nursing 3770      Introduction to Complementary Therapies
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Designed to meet the needs of nursing students and registered nurses through an introductory exploration of complementary therapies. Present-day issues concerning the inclusion of complementary therapies in nursing practice will be addressed. In particular, the College of Nurse's guidelines regarding nurses' involvement with complementary therapies will be examined in the light of practice. Participants will consider a variety of modalities, including Therapeutic Touch, first introduced as a healing technique by nursing. Research regarding complementary therapies will be considered as well as other pertinent information.
Notes: Permission of instructor is required for non-nursing students to enrol in this course.
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Nursing 4055      Interprofessional Education and Wellness
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Kinesiology 4055/Gerontology 4055/Social Work 4055
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Nursing 4110      Diversity in Health Care
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Diversity as a social construct will be discussed and applied to nursing and the health care system. Students will examine and discuss their knowledge and values in relation to diverse populations and settings. Various teaching/learning strategies will be used throughout the course to stimulate personal reflection and value clarification.
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
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Nursing 4130      Nursing Scholarship
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Based on primary health care concepts, will explore contemporary trends and issues affecting health care. Emphasis will be placed on northern health issues and on issues affecting nursing as a profession within the health care system and society.
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Nursing 4272      Occupational Health and Safety
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: This course is designed to provide the students with knowledge and an understanding of occupational health and safety concepts in the industrial and institutional settings. This will include lectures/seminars on health and safety legislation, nature of settings (management, administrative and economic), industrial relations, occupational health services and practices. Reference will be made to occupational health diseases, toxicology and ergonomic problems which affect the worker.
Cross-List(s): Business 4298
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Notes: This course is open to non-nursing students and may be taken as an elective by nursing students in Years 2, 3, or 4 of the program.
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Nursing 4274      Advanced Topics in Nursing
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A topic of current interest in nursing will be studied in depth. This course may be taken twice providing the topics are different.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Nursing 4370      Population Based Health
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Examines theories and concepts important in examining and implementing health care in and for a community. Epidemiology, healthy public policy, primary health care, health status indicators, determinants of health, and community development are examples of content areas to be examined.
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Nursing 4380      Community Health Nursing
Credit Weight: 1
Description: In this six-week clinical experience students will continue to develop their skills in nursing individuals, families, communities and populations. Students will have the opportunity to synthesize and integrate theories and concepts of nursing, public and community health, the humanities, as well as the arts and sciences into their clinical practice. They will have an opportunity to practice community health nursing in a variety of selected placements in the community. Experiential teaching/learning strategies will be used to support the students' learning. Expenses are borne by students.
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Nursing 4450      Advanced Nursing Practice for RNs
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: This clinical experience focuses on the synthesis of new and previously acquired knowledge, attitudes and skills. The student, in collaboration with the professor, will select an appropriate clinical placement. Expenses are borne by the student.
Offering: 0-0; 0-6
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Nursing 4460      Advanced Nursing Practice
Credit Weight: 1
Description: This six-week clinical experience focuses on the synthesis of new and previously acquired knowledge, attitudes and skills. The student, in collaboration with the professor, will select an appropriate clinical placement. Expenses are borne by students.
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Nursing 4510      Nursing Research II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 3510 (previously 2510)
Description: This course builds on the students' ability to evaluate nursing research. This will be accomplished by using valid and reliable research to propose a change in nursing practice with relevance to health care in Northwestern Ontario.
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Nursing 4600      Professional Nursing Practice
Credit Weight: 1
Description: This six-week clinical experience will emphasize the application of concepts which support and form the basis for an advanced nursing practice based on professional values and theoretical foundations.
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