Academic Calendar Fall 2017

Health Sciences

All seats for these courses are reserved for nursing students. The nursing courses (see Nursing) and most of the support courses for each semester, are prerequisites for the course work in the next semester. Due to the integrated nature of the nursing courses, progression from one semester to the next requires concurrent completion of the nursing courses.


English language proficiency requirements

Students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ELS or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

HSC 111

4 credits

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Nursing program

The principles of human anatomy and physiology are the focus of this course. Selected organ systems are examined in detail with emphasis on the relationship between anatomy and physiology. The cell biology and histology including the chemical processes that occur in cells will be included. The relationship between structure and function will be discussed and concepts such as pathophysiology and homeostasis will be introduced with each system. This course builds on basic knowledge from biology (grade 12) and chemistry (grade 11). The course will use both lecture and laboratory sessions to enhance the learning outcomes associated with the course content.

HSC 113

4 credits

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program; HSC 111

The principles of human anatomy and physiology are the focus of this course. Selected organ systems are examined in detail with emphasis on the relationship between anatomy and physiology. The cell biology and histology including the chemical processes that occur in cells will be included. The relationship between structure and function will be discussed and concepts such as pathophysiology and homeostasis will be introduced with each system. This course builds on basic knowledge from biology (grade 12) and chemistry (grade11). The course will use both lecture and laboratory sessions to enhance the learning outcomes associated with the course content.

HSC 116

2 credits

Pharmacotherapeutics

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

In this course concepts and principles of pharmacotherapeutics will be presented. Key drug classifications will be discussed in relationship to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and their effects on particular body systems.

HSC 210

3 credits

Pathophysiology I

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program; HSC 113, HSC 116

This course introduces the study of the physiology of alterations in health. Students will build on existing knowledge of human anatomy and physiology by examining pathophysiological states. Physiologic changes and responses to illness are addressed in four separate units which encompass the effects of illness on selected body systems and functions. Related microbiology, immunology and pharmacology content will be integrated throughout each unit to reflect the interrelated and holistic nature of the body's response to illness.

HSC 211

4 credits

Pathophysiology

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and NURS 104, NURS 105, NURS 106, HSC 113, and HSC 116.

Corequisite(s): NURS 201, NURS 202, and NURS 203.

The focus of this course is the physiological alterations in health. Students will build on existing knowledge of human anatomy and physiology by exploring pathophysiological processes.

HSC 212

3 credits

Pathophysiology II

Prerequisite(s): HSC 210

This course is a continuation of the study of physiology of alterations in health. Students will build on existing knowledge of pathophysiology presented in Pathophysiology I (HSC 210). Physiologic changes and responses to illness are addressed in four separate units encompassing the effects of illness on selected body systems and functions. Related content of microbiology, immunology and pharmacology will be integrated throughout each unit to capture the interrelated and holistic nature of the body's response to illness.

HSC 312

3 credits

Canadian Health Care System

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program; one of NURS 306, NURS 220, or NURS 230

Health care systems in Canada are undergoing tremendous transition. This is a result of royal commissions and task forces studying the need for health care delivery reform in the 1960’s carrying through to the 1990’s. It has taken the current crisis in the financing of health care delivery to stimulate health reform initiatives across Canada. As nursing professionals, students in this class bring with them experience, motivation, and a desire to learn more about the Canadian health care system and the changes occurring in it. This course builds on knowledge developed from previous courses and experience.

HSC 410

3 credits

Health Law

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program; NURS 306

This course is designed to allow the students to develop an understanding of the origin and sources of the law as it applies to the Canadian health care system. The course will stimulate an appreciation for legal terminology, reasoning, and processes as well as the basic principles of law which apply to and govern the delivery of health care services in Canada. It is also designed to develop an ability to identify the legal aspects of health care practice, governance and administration as well as an ability to determine when and how to use legal counsel effectively.

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