University of Calgary

NURS 550 - Promoting Health in Vulnerable Populations - Fall 2023

Focused on the health of those facing significant barriers, such as poverty, addictions, displacement, trauma, and systemic discrimination across the lifespan. An exploration of historically significant sociopolitical factors that precede health inequities, uncover existing strengths and internal capacity, and critically examine existing strategies that seek to promote the health of selected vulnerable populations in Canada including: Indigenous Peoples, immigrants and refugees, people who are homeless, people living with disabilities and who are sexually exploited.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • (3-0)


  • Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing program.


  • Nursing 589, 585 and 3 units from Nursing 544, 545, 546, 547, 549.


  • Credit for Nursing 550 and 503.50 (Vulnerable Populations) will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Spring 2024.
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