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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

Fall 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 44154

Fri Sep 28 - Sat Sep 29 0 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 28 - Sep 29 VANC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$418.11

Notes

  1. This two day Pelvic Exam Course 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 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.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 44153

Mon Nov 12 - Sat Nov 24 1 Week

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 12 - Nov 24 VANC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$418.11

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).
  2. 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

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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