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|Course Name||2023/2024 Academic Year||2024/2025 Academic Year|
|MSRG 101: Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Disease|
|MSRG 100: Concepts in Nursing Practice|
|MSRG 110: Medical Surgical RPN Clinical|
|POST 500: Patient Assessment - Post Graduate|
This course builds on learners’ pre-existing knowledge of the nursing process, holistic nursing care within the inter-professional health-care team, and biological and social sciences theory. Learners use critical thinking and problem solving to achieve a theoretical understanding of nursing and collaborative care strategies that address clients’ needs when faced with an acute physical or chronic complex disease. This course relies heavily on concepts and principles of quality care that translate to a variety of practice circumstances - acute health challenges that have been documented to have the greatest prevalence in Ontario as well as risk for societal health and wellness. Glaucoma, head injuries, airway obstruction, infectious and Inflammatory processes, mechanical gastrointestinal disorders, and renal failure have been selected as the focal points to study the pathophysiological mechanism of disease entity.
This theoretical course focuses on learnings about the Canadian Healthcare System, relevant legislation, and College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) Practice Standards and Guidelines, as well as legal and ethical principles. The learners will explore the many factors that influence the health and wellness of individual clients, families and communities. This course utilizes complex professional and client case scenarios and requires learners to apply nursing process in a problem-based approach to learning. In addition, learners will develop skills at finding evidence and reviewing literature for relevant concepts. A learning community will be created by which all students present their perspectives in a group discussion format on a wide variety of topics and support their discussion with valid and trustworthy sources. An introduction to pathophysiological mechanisms of disease will also be included.
This is a precepted clinical field practice course. Upon successful completion of course 1 & 2 theory-based concepts and principles, learners will be assigned to a clinical field nursing practice environment. The learners will engage in opportunities to build professional identity toward self-directed proficiency in providing safety and client care in acute care settings. Learners are required to apply the knowledge of the pre-requisite courses 1 & 2 with competency required in quality assurance and reflective practice. Learners will work collaboratively with the assigned preceptor to assess, plan, evaluate and document clients’ health-care needs and health outcomes using a theory-based approach and relevant evidence, standards and guidelines. Teaching methodologies include clinical practicum, online resources, and teacher and peer feedback activities. The learners will demonstrate adherence to the roles and responsibilities of a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario to be a competent and autonomous professional.
This theoretical course is designed to assist nurses to refine their assessment skills to a higher level in order to obtain data to complete the health history and physical examination of a variety of adult clients. Assessment throughout the lifespan along with cultural and spiritual differences of adult clients will be discussed. The content will focus on culture and diversity, communication and therapeutic nurse or client relationships, safety, interviewing, history-taking, pain and physical and psychosocial assessments. The following systems respiratory, cardiovascular gastrointestinal, genito-urinary, musculoskeletal and neurological will be examined across the lifespan. Emphasis will focus on differentiating normal from abnormal findings to assist the nurse to move appropriately from data collection to nursing diagnosis. Students are expected to take an active role in group discussion, assessment, demonstrations and practice. The learning format will include in-class and online methodologies, such as lectures, reflective practice, case studies, demonstrations and critical discussions.
Why study in our Hybrid courses?
Hands-on learning with instructors and online theory
Practice ‘real scenarios’ in our state-of-the-art labs
Make connections with instructors and peers
for an enriched learning experience
Condensed courses to help fast-track you into your career
Receive regular feedback to improve your skills
Students report high level of confidence after our simulation lab experiences
Why study in our Online Courses?
Easy-to-navigate modules for student-focused learning
14 week courses allow for achievable timelines
Synchronous lessons throughout courses
Instructor available for individual student questions, in a variety of formats
Various assessments such as videos, interactive quizzes
Humber Continuous Professional Learning Health Sciences & Wellness
416.675.6622 ext. 4554
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