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Common Physiological Conditions in Mental Health

Course Name

Common Physiological Conditions in Mental Health

Course Description This online intensive, self-study course starts with a review of the nursing process and the health care of seniors.  The remainder of the course covers the nursing care of adults with the following disorders and conditions: neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, gastro-intestinal, endocrine, urinary, cancer, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV infection.  Specific conditions addressed include: seizure disorders, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, brain injuries, CVA, hypertension, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, C.O.P.D., TB, fractures, degenerative joint disease, rheumatoid arthritis, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis, biliary and pancreatic disorders, diabetes and thyroid disorders, cystitis, pyelonephritis, glomerulonephritis, breast and prostate cancer, specific sexually transmitted infections and AIDS. 
Course Number
  • PNRS 115
Learning Objectives By the end of this course, students will have
  • a refreshed familiarity with common physiological conditions their clients will experience; and
  • the ability to take a holistic approach to assessment of physical concerns.
Tuition $780
Textbooks not included
  • English 12 with a minimum grade of “C” or  Equivalent
Course Content Topics include:
  • physical assessment / health care of seniors;
  • nursing the client with
    • neurological conditions;
    • respiratory conditions;
    • cardiovascular conditions;
    • musculoskeletal conditions;
    • gastrointestinal conditions;
    • regulatory disorders;
    • urinary and reproductive concerns; and
    • infection, HIV, STI, cancer.
Learning Resources

Lewis, S.,  Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada

Available through the Douglas College Bookstore
Instruction Method
  • Interactive online course in Blackboard
Assignments and due dates
  • 9 multiple-choice online quizzes
Grading Minimum grade to pass is 60%.
This course may be taken independently or as part of the Psychiatric Nursing Refresher Certificate program.
Completion Timeframe 9 months from registration

Download registration form 
Refresher CPCMH PNRS 115 Registration Form (pdf)