This is a list of the Health (HEAL) courses available at KPU.
For information about transfer of credit amongst institutions in B.C. and to see how individual courses transfer, go to the BC Transfer Guide bctransferguide.ca
Mental Wellness and Communication
Students will explore relevant concepts to promote mental health and wellness from personal, interpersonal, organizational and cultural perspectives. They will discuss adaptive coping related to stress, emotions, and life circumstances for enhanced mental health, motivation and learning. Students will also learn and apply basic therapeutic communication skills essential for healthy personal and professional relationships.
Personal Care Skills: Lab 1
This is an introductory course for pre-nursing and healthcare assistant students. They will acquire skills for providing personal care to clients aimed at maintaining and promoting the comfort, safety, and independence.
Introduction to Health Research
Students will understand, use and critique health care research. They will learn how to conduct literature reviews, explore various research designs and methods for both qualitative and quantitative research, and critically appraise several research studies. Students will also examine ways to apply research findings to promote evidence informed practice in the health professions. Students will work in class and/or online.
Prerequisites: Level D1 as defined in the Math Alternatives Table, and ENGL 1100.
Health Lab Practice 2
Students will build upon previous lab skills performance. They will practice skills in the lab and simulated setting to prepare them to care for clients in a variety of settings. Students will also learn to manage client scenarios and perform select psychomotor skills with increased complexity using assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of client care.
Co-requisites: Either (a) NRSG 2145, or (b) PSYN 2110, PSYN 2125, PSYN 2145, and PSYN 2160.
Health Lab Practice 3
Students will build upon previous lab skills to continue to prepare them to care for clients in a variety of settings. They will practice skills in the lab and simulated setting, with a focus on high fidelity simulation, to prepare them to care for multiple clients who experience complex health situations. Students will also learn to manage scenarios with increased complexity.
Prerequisites: HEAL 2150
Co-requisites: Either (a) NRSG 3121, NRSG 3145, NRSG 3165 and NRSG 3175, or (b) PSYN 2230 and PSYN 2245.
Nursing Science 4: Health Research for Evidence Informed Practice
Students will perform various quantitative and qualitative methods of data analysis so that they can critically examine and incorporate health care research into their practice. Content will include understanding and performing select descriptive and inferential statistics in quantitative research along with text analysis methods in ethnographic, phenomenological, interpretive inquiry and grounded theory qualitative research. Data analysis will be performed using computer assisted methods where possible.
Prerequisites: Either (a) NRSG 3121, NRSG 3145, NRSG 3165 and NRSG 3175, or (b) PSYN 3130 and PSYN 3145.
Co-requisites: Either (a) NRSG 3245 and NRSG 3275, or (b) PSYN 3210, PSYN 3211 and PSYN 3225.