University of Calgary

NURS 549 - Addictions and Mental Health Care - Fall 2021

Re-conceptualizing mental health and addictions across the lifespan to prevent illness, and strengthen lifelong health and wellbeing. Critical analysis focuses on the ecological, socio-cultural, political, and complex health and illness situations with a view to furthering social justice. Core concepts include risk and resilience, brain plasticity, intergenerational transmission, cumulative burden, mental illness and addictions. Comprehensive assessment, intervention and prevention are highlighted with a view to leadership in practice.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • (3-0)


  • Nursing 495, 497, 498, 499.


  • Nursing 589, 585 and 3 units from Nursing 517, 541, 550, 552, 553.


  • Credit for Nursing 549 and 503.49 will not be allowed.


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