Courses

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HCS NUR 3115 3 Advanced Quantitative Methods Nursing Research

This course focuses on the application of advanced statistical techniques in current nursing research. Aspects of methodology relevant to statistical analysis such as design, sampling, statistical power, and sample size, and significance will be conceptually integrated with data analysis. Statistical strategies popular in other areas will be explored for their utility in answering research questions and/or testing hypotheses in nursing.

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HPD NUR 0002 1 Pathophysiologic Foundations of Nursing Care

This laboratory course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience related to the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Laboratory sessions complement the lecture component of NUR 0012. Laboratory instruction emphasizes structure and how it relates to function and the maintenance of homeostasis in the whole body.

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HPD NUR 0003 1 Nursing Anatomy & Physiology Lab 2

This laboratory course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience related to the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Laboratory sessions complement the lecture component of nur 0013. Laboratory instruction emphasizes structure and how it relates to function and the maintenance of homeostasis in the whole body.

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HPD NUR 0012 3 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

This course is designed to present students with a basic foundation in normal human anatomy and physiology. Topics covered are: cell physiology, histology, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and sensory systems. Emphasis is on the interaction of structure and function and the mechanisms which maintain homeostasis in the human body.

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HPD NUR 0013 3 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

This course is designed to present students with a basic foundation in normal human anatomy and physiology. Body systems covered include: endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and embryological development. Emphasis is on the interaction of structure and function and the mechanisms which maintain homeostasis in the human body.

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HPD NUR 0031 3 Microbiology For Nurses

This lecture course will introduce students to the basic properties of bacteria, archaea, eukaryotic microorganisms and viruses, with an emphasis on bacteria. The diversity within the microbial world will be emphasized, as well as their relevance to the health and diseases of humans. Approaches for controlling the growth of microbes in the environment and for preventing the spread of infectious diseases will also be discussed. In addition, students will also become familiar with host-microorganism interactions and host-immune responses.

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HPD NUR 0032 1 Microbiology Lab

This laboratory course will provide students with hands-on experience in terms of the techniques used to detect, grow, isolate and identify microorganisms.

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HPD NUR 0066 3 Nutrition for Clinical Practice

Course focuses on nutrition for clinical practices for nurses. Food for energy and the major nutrients are considered for the promotion of health and medical nutrition therapy for selected disruptions of health. Emphasis is placed on nutrition assessment and interventions in relation to the nutrition goals of healthy people 2010 and the dietary guidelines for americans.

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HPD NUR 1042 2 Nursing Care Of Children And Their Families Clinical

This course focuses on nursing practice for restoration and maintenance of health in children in various stages of development within their families and the broader social contexts in which children grow and develop. Nursing approaches used in the clinical setting are based on the use of best evidence, developmental perspectives, and cultural competence. The nursing process is applied to the child and family to minimize the effects of stressors which have resulted in a disruption of health. There is an emphasis on critical thinking and decision making as the student applies theory to nursing care.

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HPD NUR 1050 2.5 Nursing Care of Mothers, Newborns & Families

This course provides an introduction to the process of childbirth and the dynamics of the childbearing family. It explores the areas of health promotion, physiologic changes associated with pregnancy, high risk conditions associated with pregnancy and the development of the fetus and newborn. Emphasis is on adaptation to the biopsychosocial needs of the childbearing family with sensitivity to the cultural needs and ethical issues of a diverse population. Critical thinking, problem solving, stress adaptation, role, family and nursing theories provide a major focus for understanding childbearing.

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HPD NUR 1050C 2.5 Nursing Care of Mothers, Newborns and Families Clinical

This course provides an introduction to the process of childbirth and the dynamics of the childbearing family. It explores the areas of health promotion, physiologic changes associated with pregnancy, high risk conditions associated with pregnancy and the development of the fetus and newborn. Emphasis is on adaptation to the biopsychosocial needs of the childbearing family with sensitivity to the cultural needs and ethical issues of a diverse population. Critical thinking, problem solving, stress adaptation, role, family and nursing theories provide a major focus for understanding childbearing. Clinical experiences reflect a diversity of settings including outpatient, inpatient, and community programs that provide services to the childbearing family.

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HPD NUR 1052 2.5 Nursing Care of Children and Families

This course focuses on the unique health and developmental needs of infants, children and adolescents with an emphasis on family-centered care. The course incorporates principles of assessment, planning and implementation of nursing interventions appropriate for health promotion, wellness, health restoration and various complex health problems. Nursing approaches are based on the use of best evidence, developmental perspectives, and cultural competence with a focus on critical thinking.

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HPD NUR 1052C 2.5 Nursing Care Of Children And Their Families Clinical

This course focuses on nursing practice for restoration and maintenance of health in children in various stages of development within their families and the broader social contexts in which children grow and develop. Nursing approaches used in the clinical setting are based on the use of best evidence, developmental perspectives, and cultural competence. The nursing process is applied to the child and family to minimize the effects of stressors which have resulted in a disruption of health. There is an emphasis on critical thinking and decision making as the student applies theory to nursing care.

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HPD NUR 1057 2 Nursing Care of Mothers, Newborns and Families Clinical

This course provides an introduction to the process of childbirth and the dynamics of the childbearing family. It explores the areas of health promotion, physiologic changes associated with pregnancy, high risk conditions associated with pregnancy and the development of the fetus and newborn. Emphasis is on adaptation to the biopsychosocial needs of the childbearing family with sensitivity to the cultural needs and ethical issues of a diverse population. Critical thinking, problem solving, stress adaptation, role, family and nursing theories provide a major focus for understanding childbearing. Clinical experiences reflect a diversity of settings including outpatient, inpatient, and community programs that provide services to the childbearing family.

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HPD NUR 1140 3 Comparative Health Issues: Trends within Health Care Systems (Global Seminar in Buenos Aires)

The course will discuss conflicts between economic and clinical priorities, associated health disparities and the variability in services and outcomes. It will also provide students with a broad perspective on the different health care systems in the hemisphere. In doing so, it will focus on public health services, primary care (networks and levels of health care, prevention, risk assessment, etc.), secondary care (the hospital as an institution, levels of complexity, acute and chronic pathology treatment, etc.)

An up-to-date picture of population health will be introduced. The objectives and organization of health care systems will be studied. Special attention will be paid to international variations as illustrated by a comparison between Argentina and the United States.
The students will have the opportunity to visit public and private health institutions, to observe public health activities and to meet with health professionals. Two brief reports of each visit will be required and evaluated. The seminar will integrate experiential educational activities with formal classroom study and will demonstrate the trans-disciplinary nature of public health studies. The seminar analyzes health care system issues and trends from a historical, political and social perspective.

(3 weeks, Summer Term only)

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