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NSOH 7700 - Viral Hepatitis

Nursing Specialty Occupational Health Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

This course is intended for nurses and a wide range of other health care professionals who want to increase their knowledge about viral hepatitis in order to improve prevention and care services. Course topics will include: (1) The epidemiology and prevention of Hepatitis A, B and C. (2) Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the normal and abnormal liver. (3) Client assessment: health history and physical exam. (4) Treatment and management of viral hepatitis. (5) Hepatitis B and C as chronic illnesses. (6) Social stigma and the management of viral hepatitis. (7) Harm reduction and special populations. (8) The impact of education level and health literacy on viral hepatitis prevention, care and treatment.

Prerequisite(s)

Basic health services knowledge.

Credits

2.0

Cost

$553.95

Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 38016

Tue Sep 04 - Fri Oct 26 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Oct 26 Online

Instructor

Sandra Mitchell

Course Outline

Cost

$553.95

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Course is eight weeks in length. Delivery is on-line format. Please note the Advanced Certificate in Occupational Health Nursing program is closing: no further courses will be offered after the September 2019 term.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain why viral hepatitis is a significant health risk.
  • Describe prevention and harm reduction initiatives in viral hepatitis.
  • Describe the care, management and treatment for those infected with, and affected by, viral hepatitis.
  • List the benefits of integrated hepatitis prevention and care at an individual and community level.

Effective as of Winter 2011

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