HEALTH SCIENCES

HEALTH SCIENCES

Note: Health Sciences courses are offered by the School of Health Sciences.

HEALTH SCIENCES 1000
Introduction to Addiction Studies

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Overview of the major concepts, theories, prevalence and issues concerning addictive behaviours and approaches for individual and community interventions.

Note: This course is offered as HLSC 200 at Medicine Hat College.

HEALTH SCIENCES 1020
Introduction to the Counselling Interview

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

An introduction to the basic concepts, skills and self-awareness required for interviewing and talking with individuals who are struggling with personal or professional problems. Approaches to individual and intercultural interviewing, including attending to behaviours and communication, use of questions, client observation, emotions, and interview structure will be addressed.

Note: This course is offered as Health Studies 210 at Medicine Hat College.

HEALTH SCIENCES 1220
Introduction to Counselling

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

Introduction to the theory and practice of counselling in general, and of individuals experiencing addiction and related problems.

Prerequisites: Health Sciences 1020 (Health Studies 210 at MHC) and Psychology 1000 (Psychology 205 at MHC).

Note: This course is offered as HLSC 220 at Medicine Hat College.

HEALTH SCIENCES 1225
Physiology and Processes of Addictions

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Students will examine physiological and neurobiological effects of addictions, including progressive changes occurring as a result of addictions, co-morbidity, multiple addictions and restoration of physiologic equilibrium.

Prerequisite: Health Sciences 1000 (Health Sciences 200 at MHC).

Note: This course is offered as HLSC 230 at Medicine Hat College.

HEALTH SCIENCES 1999
Collaborative Registration Placeholder

This is a placeholder registration for students admitted to the Bachelor of Health Sciences - Addictions Counselling program who are studying at an associated college.

Note: No fees are assessed for this registration.

HEALTH SCIENCES 2050
Internship in Addictions Counselling I

Credit hours: 15.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-32

Students observe and participate in the practice of addictions counselling in a fieldwork experience. Weekly seminars facilitate the integration of theory, practice and research.

Prerequisite: Completion of all course requirements for the first three semesters of the B.H.Sc. - Addictions Counselling Program.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

Note: This course is offered as HLSC 350 at Medicine Hat College.

Students registered in HLSC 2050 are full-time by definition.

HEALTH SCIENCES 2120
Counselling II (Individuals and Groups)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-4-0

Theories and techniques of counselling individuals and groups are examined. Lab work includes techniques for working with individuals and groups of addicted persons.

Prerequisite: Health Sciences 1220 (Health Sciences 220 at MHC).

Corequisite: Health Sciences 2245 (Health Sciences 340 at MHC).

Note: This course is offered as HLSC 320 at Medicine Hat College.

HEALTH SCIENCES 2245
Assessment of Addictions

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-2-0

This course will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to identify and understand individuals with needs related to addictions and plan interventions in partnership with the client.

Prerequisite: Health Sciences 1225 (Health Sciences 230 at MHC).

Note: This course is offered as HLSC 340 at Medicine Hat College.

HEALTH SCIENCES 2999
Collaborative Registration Placeholder

This is a placeholder registration for students admitted to the Bachelor of Health Sciences - Addictions program who are studying at an associated college.

Note: No fees are assessed for this registration.

HEALTH SCIENCES 3000
Ecology of Addictions

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The epidemiological, social, cultural, physical, political and economic contexts and issues that influence addictions and addictive behaviours are considered.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours).

Note: This course will be offered only by the University of Lethbridge.

HEALTH SCIENCES 3003 (NURSING 3003)/BIOLOGY 3003
Epidemiology: The Ecology of Health and Disease

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Scope and application of epidemiology in relation to factors that affect health and contribute to disease in a global context.

Prerequisite: Admissibility to the School of Health Sciences Post-Diploma B.N., SACNE B.N. or NESA B.N. program, or three courses (9.0 credit hours) in Biology.

Note: This course was known as Nursing 3003/Biology 3003 prior to 2000/2001.

This course is offered as Nursing 370 at Lethbridge Community College.

HEALTH SCIENCES 3120
Counselling III (Family Counselling)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-4-0

Theories and techniques of counselling families who are struggling with problems of addictions are examined. Practical work focuses on further development of counselling skills as applied to families.

Prerequisite: Health Sciences 2120 (Health Sciences 320 at MHC).

Note: This course will be offered only by the University of Lethbridge.

HEALTH SCIENCES 3121
Foundations in Palliative Care

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An examination of the physical, mental, psychological and spiritual dimensions of care required by terminally ill persons and their families. An interdisciplinary approach will be taken in the critical examination of theoretical and clinical issues.

Prerequisite: Admissibility to the School of Health Sciences Certificate Program or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

HEALTH SCIENCES 3125
Pain Management

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Explores the concept of "total suffering" and factors which influence the individual's pain experience. Includes the physiological basis for symptom manifestation. Strategies for assessment and interventions, both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic, will be examined. Quality of life issues will be debated.

Prerequisite: Admissibility to the School of Health Sciences Certificate Program or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

HEALTH SCIENCES 3126
Health and Healing

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Explores relationships among key concepts of health and healing from a health promotion perspective. The influence of intuition, creativity and mystery are central to discussions of individual beliefs, values and expectations. Complementary health care practices as well as roles and needs of all care partners will be addressed.

Prerequisite: Admissibility to the School of Health Sciences Certificate Program or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

HEALTH SCIENCES 3127
Loss, Grief and Bereavement

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Explores major theories and relevant concepts surrounding grief experiences across the lifespan. Particular attention is given to individual strategies for accommodation of various types of loss. A variety of grieving responses will be examined as well as the concept of "hopefulness" in making sense of the loss experience.

Prerequisite: Admissibility to the School of Health Sciences Certificate Program or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

HEALTH SCIENCES 3129
Issues in Palliative Care (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Current issues in palliative care dependent on student interests and needs and instructor availability. Examples include: Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity; Working with Families in Palliative Care; Spirituality in Palliative Care; End of Life Transitions.

Prerequisite: Admissibility to the School of Health Sciences Certificate Program or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

HEALTH SCIENCES 3130
Cultural Context of Addictions

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Cross-cultural perspectives on substance use and abuse, gambling, eating disorders and other behaviours considered "addictive" in Western society and implications for developing helping relationships and culturally appropriate programs.

Prerequisite: Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

Note: This course will be offered only by the University of Lethbridge.

HEALTH SCIENCES 3145
Palliative Care Practicum I

Credit hours: 4.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-7

Theory and practice of working with patients and families who are experiencing end of life transitions. This experience, along with Health Sciences 3245 - Palliative Care Practicum II, will require responses to progressively more complicated client needs. Experiences will take place in institutional and community settings.

Prerequisites: Health Sciences 3121 and 3125, and Nursing 3002 (Nursing 322 at MHC).

Grading: Pass/Fail.

HEALTH SCIENCES 3240
Issues in Addiction and Mental Health

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Current issues relating to addictions, mental health and the interrelationships between the two. The particular focus will be dependent upon the interests of students, faculty and items of current societal interest.

Prerequisites: Health Sciences 2050 (Health Sciences 350 at MHC), 3000, 3120 and 3130.

Note: This course will be offered only by the University of Lethbridge.

HEALTH SCIENCES 3245
Palliative Care Practicum II

Credit hours: 4.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-7

Theory and practice of working with clients and families who are experiencing end of life transitions. This experience is a capstone experience and will require responses to progressively more complicated client needs. Experiences will take place in institutional and/or community settings.

Prerequisite: Completion of all other courses in the School of Health Sciences Palliative Care Certificate Program or concurrent registration in any remaining courses.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

HEALTH SCIENCES 3259
Quantitative Aspects of Evidence for Practice

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Examination of parametric and non-parametric statistical analyses used in the health sciences literature in order to become a critical consumer of research relevant to practice.

HEALTH SCIENCES 3260
Research in Addictions

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Introduction to the concepts and methods of scientific investigation applied to addictions research in preparation for evidence-based practice.

Prerequisites: Health Sciences 2050 (Health Sciences 350 at MHC), and one of Psychology 2030, Sociology 2130 or Statistics 1770.

Note: This course will be offered only by the University of Lethbridge.

HEALTH SCIENCES 3570/PSYCHOLOGY 3570
Contemporary Issues in Mental Health

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An exploration of some of the myths, controversies and realities surrounding mental health and illness in the 21st Century. Specific topics will include critiques of the modern psychiatric establishment and the biological model of mental illness, gender issues, the 'psychiatric survivor' movement, first nations' issues, self-help groups, children's issues, senior's issues, the role of modern pharmaceutical companies in the mental health system, and the lived experience of mental health and illness.

Prerequisite: Any 2000-level course in either Health Sciences or Psychology, or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

Note: Credit is not allowed for Health Sciences 3570/Psychology 3570 and Health Sciences 3850 (Topics in Contemporary Mental Health Issues).

HEALTH SCIENCES 3729
Studies in Specific Addictive Disorders (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0 or 3-4-0

In-depth study of the issues and interventions relevant to particular addictions.

Prerequisites: Health Sciences 2050 (Health Sciences 350 at MHC), 3000, 3120 and 3130.

Note: This course will be offered only by the University of Lethbridge.

May require laboratories, tutorials or both.

HEALTH SCIENCES 3739
Studies in Particular Populations (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0 or 3-4-0

In-depth study of the issues and interventions relevant to particular population groups.

Prerequisites: Health Sciences 2050 (Health Sciences 350 at MHC), 3000, 3120 and 3130.

Note: This course will be offered only by the University of Lethbridge.

May require laboratories, tutorials or both.

HEALTH SCIENCES 4030
Literature and Health Care

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course presents representative works of literature that serve to analyze views concerning: the care giver/patient relationship; themes of illness such as suffering, grief, loss, empathy; images of healers; and moral issues concerning the health professions.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours).

Note: Credit is not allowed for Health Sciences 4030 and Health Sciences 4850 (Literature and Health Care).

HEALTH SCIENCES 4050
Internship in Addictions
Counselling II

Credit hours: 15.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-32

Students participate, at an advanced level, in the practice of addictions counselling in a fieldwork setting. Seminars facilitate the integration of theory, practice and research.

Prerequisite: Completion of all course requirements for Year Three of the B.H.Sc. - Addictions Counselling program.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

Note: This course will be offered only by the University of Lethbridge.

Students registered in HLSC 4050 are full-time by definition.

HEALTH SCIENCES 4200
Community Development

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Theory and practice of community development applied to planning, implementation and evaluation of community-level interventions and strategies to address addictions and related problems.

Prerequisite: Health Sciences 3739.

Note: This course will be offered only by the University of Lethbridge.

HEALTH SCIENCES 4802 (NURSING 4802)
Gerontology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The biology, sociology, psychology and demographics of aging in the Western world are considered. Ways of supporting the elderly in the community and improving their care and management in the hospital are discussed.

Prerequisite: Admissibility to any program in the School of Health Sciences or second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours).

Note: This course was known as Nursing 4802 prior to 2001/2002.

HEALTH SCIENCES 4806 (NURSING 4806)/BIOLOGY 4806
Immunology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Biological role of immunity and natural resistance.

Prerequisite: Completion of all 3000-level Nursing courses in the Post-Diploma B.N., SACNE B.N. or NESA B.N. program, or ten courses (30.0 credit hours) from the Science list (See Part 4 - Academic Regulations, Section 5, List III: Science Courses, pp. 73-74).

Note: This course was known as Nursing 4806/Biology 4806 prior to 2000/2001.

HEALTH SCIENCES 4850
Topics in Health Sciences - Addictions

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Topics to be announced.

Prerequisite: Will be specified for each topic area.

Note: This course will be offered only by the University of Lethbridge.

HEALTH SCIENCES 4990
Independent Study

Credit hours: 3.0

The student undertakes to study independently a topic not covered under regular electives or special topics courses. The student works under the supervision of a Faculty member to develop a proposal and the details of the study. Students should contact the Academic Advisor for the Addictions Program for more information.

Prerequisite: Health Sciences 4050.

Note: This course will be offered only by the University of Lethbridge.

HEALTH SCIENCES 9999
Collaborative Registration Placeholder

This is a placeholder registration for students admitted to the B.H.Sc.-Addictions Counselling program who are studying at an associated college.

Note: No fees are assessed for this registration.