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Health Challenges 1 (NURS 172)

Your studies will focus on the concepts of holistic nursing care related to specific health challenges of the older adult. You will discuss the concepts related to growth and development of the adult and older adult, and examine the concept of polypharmacy in the older adult. You will also discuss the introductory concepts of microbiology and selected specific microorganisms. You will explore the chain of infection and learn about emerging infections in Canadian communities.

Equivalent course(s): Health Challenges 1 Completer (NURS 174)

Prerequisites: Health and Healing 1 (Concurrent), Anatomy and Physiology 1 (Concurrent), (concurrent)

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