Subject/Module Outline Five
23) Mathematics: This course provides a review of fundamental mathematical skills required for entry into the Practical Nursing Program (specifically, MATH 1135 (Mathematics for Practical Nurses)). Concepts covered include: calculations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and proportions. The focus will be on solving problems accurately. An introduction to the Apothecary, Household and S.I. Metric Systems of Measurement will be included. Practice of numerical skills in the class and with home assignments will be a major emphasis of the course, and a focus will be placed on the importance of accuracy in the interpretation and solving of word problems relating to healthcare.
: This course provides the student with a basic foundation in the chemical sciences to help ensure success in the health professions. The student is introduced to the fundamental principles of chemistry and their application with relevance to the health profession. The relationships of these principles and applied mathematics will be introduced.
: This focuses on the practical application of content from PSW 1101 as related to inter-professional practice (IPP) and collaboration within the health care environment. The course provides the student with opportunity to practice IPP in various contexts including collaboration with Practical Nursing students using case scenarios in SIMS, low fidelity environments and projects that require successful collaboration in a team to manage issues and concerns at the bedside.
(12) Client Conditions & Treatment Interventions for the PSW: This course is designed to provide the PSW student with knowledge regarding various client health conditions, including major health conditions. Students will learn the basic pathophysiology of each health condition as well as concepts of treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation as they relate to PSW care. Throughout the course, an emphasis is placed on the importance of understanding the PSW’s role in caring for clients of varying health complexity.
20. (02) Communication Skills for the PSW : This specialized, first-semester professional communications course targets the development of critical thinking and problem solving abilities as well as writing, reading, speaking and listening skills as applied to the PSW context. Using content-based activities, students practice the basics of therapeutic communications, produce short pieces of clear, concise writing, engage in listening and note taking tasks, complete documentation used in the clinical context, and apply critical thinking and decision-making skills within the PSW scope of practice.
21. (22) .Health and Wellness 11: Health is clearly one of the most cherished values held by Canadians. This course examines the meaning of health in relation to a holistic view of wellness across the human life span. Biological, socio-cultural variables, and lifestyle choices that impact health will be critically examined. The many complex and interrelated aspects of physical, psychological, and spiritual wellness will be studied as they pertain to individual behaviour and life satisfaction.