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NSPN 7710 - Pelvic Exam Course

Nursing Specialty Perinatal Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

The purpose of this course is to examine the trends and issues in the health and health care of patients in relation to reproductive health and pelvic exams. The course builds on the nurse's/ clinician's knowledge and skills in reproductive health to enable them to offer a quality, patient/ centered cervical cancer screening and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing for whom services are inadequate or inaccessible. The course is available to clinicians whose scope of practice includes pelvic examinations. A theoretical framework based on the social determinants of health provides the foundation for learning the skills and information required to provide pelvic exams for clients. Included is a skills workshop to provide participants with the opportunity to learn and practice: inspection of external genitalia, speculum insertion, bimanual examination, Pap smear techniques, and STI testing. During the skills workshop this course utilizes Clinical Teaching Assistants, who are trained to teach and guide students in pelvic exams while receiving exams themselves. The skills workshop takes place over one day at BC Women's Hospital in Vancouver. This course is strongly recommended as a pre-requisite to NSPN 7736, Sexually Transmitted Infections Practicum Course. Students who take this course can use up to 3 hours credit towards the completion of the NSPN 7736 practicum hours.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$418.11 - $433.92 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2018

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

CRN 44153

Fri Nov 23 - Sat Nov 24 0 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 23 - Nov 24 VANC

Instructor

Sharon Janzen

Course Outline

Cost

$418.11

Notes

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Full

Winter 2019

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 85345

Mon Jan 07 - Sat Jan 26 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Jan 26 VANC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$433.92

Notes

  1. The BCIT Pelvic Exam Course (formerly BC Women’s Reproductive Screening course) is offered in partnership with BC Women’s Hospital. The course consists of 2 weeks online theory, followed by a clinical consolidation day that takes place at BCWH in Vancouver BC. This course examines the trends and issues in the health and health care of patients in relation to reproductive health and pelvic exams. The course builds on the nurse’s knowledge and skills in reproductive health to enable them to offer a quality, patient/woman-centered reproductive screening, for whom services are inadequate or inaccessible. Included is a one day skills workshop to provide participants with the opportunity to learn and practice: inspection of external genitalia, vaginal speculum insertion, bimanual examination, Pap smear techniques, and STI testing with Clinical Teaching Assistants who are trained to teach pelvic exams while receiving them. This course is strongly recommended a pre-requisite to NSPN 7736 (STI Practicum course).

CRN 85332

Mon Mar 11 - Sat Mar 30 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 11 - Mar 30 VANC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$433.92

Notes

  1. The BCIT Pelvic Exam Course (formerly BC Women’s Reproductive Screening course) is offered in partnership with BC Women’s Hospital. The course consists of 2 weeks online theory, followed by a clinical consolidation day that takes place at BCWH in Vancouver BC. This course examines the trends and issues in the health and health care of patients in relation to reproductive health and pelvic exams. The course builds on the nurse’s knowledge and skills in reproductive health to enable them to offer a quality, patient/woman-centered reproductive screening, for whom services are inadequate or inaccessible. Included is a one day skills workshop to provide participants with the opportunity to learn and practice: inspection of external genitalia, vaginal speculum insertion, bimanual examination, Pap smear techniques, and STI testing with Clinical Teaching Assistants who are trained to teach pelvic exams while receiving them. This course is strongly recommended a pre-requisite to NSPN 7736 (STI Practicum course).

Learning Outcomes

In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Identify current trends and issues related to our patients' health in relation to reproductive health.
  • Describe the impacts of the social determinants of health on our patients in relation to reproductive health.
  • Recognize the diversity of patients' experiences.
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of cervical cancer screening.
  • Define the relationship between Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and cervical cancer.
  • Demonstrate competency in the performance of pelvic examinations, cervical cancer testing, testing for STI's.
  • Describe your role as a health care provider in the follow up of abnormal findings, with respect to the BC Cancer Agency and the BC Centre for Disease Control.

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

NSPN 7710 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Perinatal Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  2. Specialty Nursing (Perinatal - Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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