Maternal Health and 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: 30.0 hours
Course outline: view https://www.vcc.ca/cfm-files/course-outline.cfm?subject=NURS&number=2266

Prerequisites

NURS 2160, NURS 2161, NURS 2162, NURS 2163, NURS 2164, NURS 2370

Corequisites

NURS 2261
NURS 2263
NURS 2264
NURS 2265
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