Maternal Health & Pharmacology (NURS 2266)

The focus of this course is on maternal nursing care. The content builds on previous Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics courses, and on existing knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Physiological changes and responses to pregnancy and birth, gynecological and reproductive complications, prenatal and antenatal risks, birthing interventions and postpartum complications are discussed. Pertinent microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, pharmacology and diagnostic content will be integrated throughout the course to reflect the interrelated and holistic nature of the body’s response to illness and healing. Students use critical inquiry to support evidence-informed practice as they engage with course material.
Course code: NURS 2266
Credits: 2.0
Tuition: $0*
Length: 30 hours
Course outline: view https://www.vcc.ca/cfm-files/course-outline.cfm?subject=NURS&number=2266
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