Term 6

Chronic Illness

Focus is on chronic illness in individuals and families

  • Study health trends in chronic diseases in Canada; nursing approaches to management of common chronic diseases; and examine systems of care and nursing roles and practices that are effective for chronic disease management
  • Practice within the faculty and also in hospital units such as general adult medicine and surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry and cardiology
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Topics you'll study

  • Population health trends in chronic diseases prevalent in Canada
  • Pathophysiology, diagnostic studies and nursing assessments relevant to common chronic health challenges
  • Nursing therapeutics and pharmacological approaches to management of common chronic diseases
  • Tertiary prevention and approaches to health education, self-management, harm reduction, support, restoration and palliation
  • Supporting health transitions and quality of life through therapeutic relationships and collaborative practice models
  • Examining systems of care and nursing roles and practices that are effective for chronic disease management
  • Nursing practice includes on and off campus practice experiences

Course Listing for Term 6

  • Nursing 495: The Discipline and Profession of Nursing IV: Understanding the Challenges of Leadership and Systems of Care¬†(3 units)
  • Nursing 497: The Science of Health IV: People Experiencing Chronic Health Challenges¬†(3 units)
  • Nursing 498: Supporting Health IV: People With Chronic Health Challenges¬†(3 units)
  • Nursing 499: Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices IV: Learning, Praxis and Scholarship in the Practicum Setting (6 units)

Location of clinical placements

  • Acute care hospital nursing units
    • inpatient psychiatry
    • pediatrics
    • general adult medicine and surgery
    • cardiology
    • orthopedics