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Courses in Nursing (NRS)

Doctoral and master's-degree leadership core courses are listed below.

Core Courses. For a current listing of courses offered through the School of Nursing, please seehttp://nursing.ucdavis.edu.

Graduate

201. Health Status and Care Systems (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; laboratory/discussion; project. Prerequisite: current enrollment in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate program or consent of instructor. Comparative health status data, major current health issues globally, nationally, regionally. Theoretical perspectives on social, political, economic determinants of health. Health-care systems examined, linked to data, and evaluated in regards to outcomes. Aging, rural, ethnic minority populations highlighted.—F. (F.) 

202. Implementation Science (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: current enrollment in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate program or consent of instructor. Change processes in health care from political, historic, economic and sociologic frameworks. Historic and current examples of transformative change in the health-care system. Skills for system transformation through health policy, practice, research and education are emphasized.—S. (S.) 

203. Leadership in Health Care (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; fieldwork. Prerequisite: current enrollment in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate program or consent of instructor. Critical examination of leadership from a variety of theoretical and philosophical perspectives and focuses on specific challenges in health care and leadership at various levels, e.g., patient, organizational, and policy levels.—W. (W.) 

204. Research Skills for Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; laboratory/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: current enrollment in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate program or consent of instructor. Foundation for analyzing research, health, and systems data to answer clinical, systems, or policy questions. Use and examine multiple sources of data and information as a basis for planned change and transformation in health care.—F. (F.) 

205. Research Design in Nursing and Health Care (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: current enrollment in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate program or consent of instructor. Major types of quantitative and qualitative research design and their application to nursing and health-care research. Implications of choosing alternative research designs and critical analysis of philosophical underpinnings. Evaluation of control and validity, sampling, instruments to measure health concepts.—W. (W.) 

205A. Overview of Research in Nursing Science and Health Care (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Provides an overview of quantitative and qualitative paradigms in scientific inquiry and the major designs related to each paradigm. First of a three-course series on research design and methods in nursing science and healthcare research.—F. (F.) 

205B. Quantitative Research in Nursing Science and Health Care (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Introduces principles of quantitative data collection and analysis as applied to major study designs in nursing and health-care research. Provides a basic foundation for producing, interpreting, and applying quantitative research findings to answer clinical, system, and policy questions.—W. (W.) 

205C. Qualitative Research in Nursing Science and Health Care (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to current Ph.D. students in NSHL program or consent of instructor. Introduces principles of qualitative data collection and analysis as applied to major study designs in nursing and health-care research. Provides a basic foundation for producing, interpreting, and applying qualitative research findings to answer clinical, system, and policy questions.—S. (S.) 

206. Community Connections (2-5)

Prerequisite: current enrollment in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate program or consent of instructor. Open to NSHL MS students only. Community-based learning and experiences including community participation, assessment, data collection and analysis using multiple approaches, community health improvement projects, collaborative leadership practice, all with the guidance of community members and nursing faculty. May be repeated for credit.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

210Y. Applied Health Informatics (4)

Lecture/discussion—1 hour; web virtual lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to current student in NSHL graduate programs or consent of instructor. Within the conceptual framework of the Foundation of Knowledge model, this course integrates nursing science, information science, computer science and cognitive science to acquire, process, generate and disseminate knowledge.—W. (W.) 

211Y. Rural Health (2-3)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours; fieldwork. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Interprofessional graduate course provides an introduction to rural health theory, research, policy, and practice, with an emphasis on rural health assets and disparities.—F. (F.) 

220. Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Determinants of Health (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Effects of globalization, political systems, local and global economies, culture, race, class, gender, and sexuality on population health.—Su. (Su.) 

221. Biophysical Concepts in Nursing (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Pathophysiological processes that contribute to different disease states across the lifespan; case studies; selective clinical decisions using current, reliable sources of pathophysiology information.—Su. (Su.) 

242A. Implementation Science for Clinicians (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Course focuses on identification of relevant research or improvement questions specific to patient care and evaluating the pertinent research literature related to the implementation of evidence based care. The course is 1st of a 3-course series.—F. (F.) 

242B. Implementation Science for Clinicians (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Course is a continuation of course 242A, Implementation Science for Clinicians, with a focus on implementing and evaluating a change.—W. (W.)

242C. Implementation Science for Clinicians (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Advanced skills in application of implementation science into systems based practice and incorporating quality improvement and patient safety knowledge with particular focus on prevention of medical errors.—S. (S.) 

243A. Leadership in Professional Practice (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Course is a critical examination of leadership using theoretical and philosophical perspectives with an applied approach applicable to clinical practice. The 3 course series is conducted across three quarters in the 1st, 3rd and 8th quarters.—Su. (Su.) 

243B. Leadership in Professional Practice (1)

Lecture/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Course introduces professional role topics including history of the profession, the role in interprofessional teams and the health care system, transitioning to the role from other health professions, scope of practice, certification and licensure and professional organizations.—W. (W.)

243C. Leadership in Professional Practice (1)

Lecture/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Course expands upon the leadership role as it relates to their clinical practice and professional role. Professional role topics including: transitioning from student to practicing professional, scope of practice, the physician relationship, and more advanced concepts in ethics.—S. (S.) 

250. Foundations of Primary Health Care (7)

Lecture/discussion—6 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Course is designed to promote the understanding and clinical application of human anatomy, physiology, histology, immunology and pathology.—Su. (Su.) 

251A. Primary Health Care (8)

Lecture/discussion—8 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Course introduces primary health care concepts essential to the care of common medical problems seen in primary care settings. Module content will focus on various organ systems and specialty areas.—F. (F.) 

251B. Foundations of Primary Health Care (8)

Lecture/discussion—8 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Course introduces primary health care concepts essential to the care of common medical problems seen in primary care settings.—W. (W) 

251C. Primary Heath Care (8)

Lecture/discussion—8 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Course introduces primary health care concepts essential to the care of common medical problems seen in primary care settings.—S. (S.) 

251D. Primary Heath Care (6)

Lecture/discussion—6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Course introduces primary health care concepts essential to the care of common medical problems seen in primary care settings.—Su. (Su.) 

260. Foundations of Behavioral Health (1)

Lecture/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Course focuses on the spectrum of normal psychological development over the lifespan for children, adults and elders. Theories of stress and coping mechanism are presented as a framework for the assessment of individuals.—Su. (Su.) 

270. Foundations of Pharmacology (2)

Lecture/discussion—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Course introduces the student to the major concepts in pharmacology and relevant human physiology related to pharmacotherapeutics and toxicology.—Su. (Su.) 

271A. Pharmacology (2)

Lecture/discussion—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Systems based pharmacology focused on classes of drugs used to treat disorders in specialty systems.—F. (F.) 

271B. Pharmacology (2)

Lecture/discussion—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Systems based pharmacology focused on classes of drugs used to treat disorders in specialty systems.—W. (W.) 

271C. Pharmacology (2)

Lecture/discussion—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Systems based pharmacology focused on classes of drugs used to treat disorders in specialty systems.—S. (S.) 

272. Foundations of Pharmacology (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Theoretical background to providing safe and effective care related to drugs and natural products.—Su. (Su.) 

273. Pharmacology Concepts in Nursing (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: courses 221, 272, 420, 421; consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Application of principles for safe and effective use of medications and natural products; use of current, reliable information to make clinical decisions.—F. (F.) 

290. Master's Seminar (2)

Discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: current enrollment in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate program or consent of instructor. Open to NSHL MS students only or by consent of course instructor. Subject varies from quarter to quarter. Current knowledge and issues relevant to one of two fields of emphasis: population health or health systems. May be repeated 10 times for credit.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

291. Doctoral Seminar (2)

Discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: current enrollment in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate program or consent of instructor. Focus on the theory, research and knowledge relevant to one of two fields of emphasis: population health or health systems. Emphasis placed on reading, critique and synthesis of classic and cutting-edge research in nursing and health care. May be repeated 10 times for credit.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

291D. Doctoral Seminar (2)

Discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: current enrollment in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate program or consent of instructor. Focus on the theory, research and knowledge relevant to one of two fields of emphasis: population health or health systems. Emphasis placed on reading, critique and synthesis of classic and cutting-edge research in nursing and health care. May be repeated 10 times for credit.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

298. Special Topics in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership (1-4)

Lecture/discussion—1-2 hours. Prerequisite: current enrollment in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate program or consent of instructor. In-depth study of topics in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership, selected from: policy and politics in health care, health-care disparities, current issues in health care, approaches to the conduct of science, or other related areas, with year to year variation. May be repeated for credit. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

298V. Online Special Topics in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership (1-4)

Web virtual lecture—1-4 hours; web electronic discussion—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: current enrollment in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate program or consent of instructor. In-depth study of topics in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership, selected from: policy and politics in health care, health-care disparities, current issues in health care, approaches to the conduct of science, or other related areas, with year to year variation. May be repeated for credit. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

299. Research and Writing (1-12)

Extensive writing or discussion—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate programs conduct research and writing under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

299D. Dissertation Research and Writing (1-12)

Extensive writing or discussion—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate programs conduct dissertation research and writing under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

Professional

301. Learner Centered Teaching (3-4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; practice—1 hour. Open to current students in the Nursing Science and Health-care Leadership graduate programs; outside students with prior educational or work experience in education may register for this class with the consent of instructor. Students will explore best practices in learner-centered teaching, performance-based curriculum models, instructional design, and assessing/evaluating student learning. Students will have experience in planning learner-centered activities that are engaging and effective in achieving desired student performance.—W, S. (W, S.)

302. Teaching Methods—Use of Emerging Technologies to Improve Student Learning (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; practice—1 hour. Open to current students in the Nursing Science and Health-care Leadership graduate programs; outside students with prior educational or work experience in education may register for this class with the consent of instructor. Students will examine, design and develop instructional strategies that use innovative and emerging technologies to promote motivation, performance and learning in health professions education. Research findings associated with use of various emerging technologies will be examined.—F, S. (F, S.)

303. Professional Role Formation (2-4)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours; Laboratory—2 hours. Exploration of the educator role. Open to current students in the Nursing Science and Health-care Leadership graduate programs; outside students with prior educational or work experience in education may register for this class with the consent of instructor. Exploration of the educator role. Topics include Role Expectations, Legal and Regulatory Issues, Professional Ethics, Educational Scholarship, Individual Differences, Learning Environments, and Lifelong Learning. Placements for the optional practicum are arranged in a wide variety of settings.—F, W. (F, W.) 

Professional

400. Basic Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Instruction and practice of the fundamental clinical skills necessary for patient care comprise this course with a primary focus on principles of effective communication in establishing the therapeutic provider-patient relationship.—Su. (Su.) 

401. Basic Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Continuation of focus on history taking and physical examination skills with advanced/specialized content.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

410A. Advanced Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Continuation of focus on history taking and physical examination skills with advanced/specialized content.—F. (F.) 

410B. Advanced Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Continuation of focus on history taking and physical examination skills with advanced/specialized content related specified systems.—W. (W.) 

410C. Advanced Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Continuation of focus on history taking and physical examination skills with advanced/specialized content related specified systems.—S. (S.) 

410D. Advanced Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Continuation of focus on history taking and physical examination skills with advanced/specialized content related specified systems.—Su. (Su.) 

410E. Advanced Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Continuation of focus on history taking and physical examination skills with advanced/specialized content related specified systems.—F. (F.) 

410F. Advanced Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Continuation of focus on history taking and physical examination skills with advanced/specialized content related specified systems.—W. (W.) 

410G. Advanced Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Continuation of focus on history taking and physical examination skills with advanced/specialized content related to specified specialty systems.—S. (S.) 

420. Foundations of Clinical Nursing Practice (3)

Clinical activity—9 hours. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Foundational course introduces students to core concepts of clinical nursing, including clinical reasoning, professional ethics, therapeutic communication and activities of daily living. Develop skills for the provision of safe, high quality, culturally-sensitive, person-centered care across the lifespan.—Su. (Su.)

421. Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (3)

Lecture/discussion—1 hour; clinical activity—6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Prepares students to conduct a health history assessment using developmentally and culturally appropriate approaches for individuals across the lifespan. Acquire the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to perform, interpret and communicate a health history.—Su. (Su.)

422. Care of Adults with Chronic Conditions (6)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; clinical activity—9 hours. Prerequisite: courses 221, 272, 420, and 421; consent of the instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Learn concepts central to the effective management of a variety of common chronic illness and disabling conditions across the lifespan in a variety of different settings. Practice conducting in-depth health assessments of individuals with chronic conditions.—F. (F.)

423. Psychosocial Wellness & Illness (5)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; clinical activity—6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 221, 272, 420, and 421; consent of the instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Explore the biological, psychological, cultural, societal, and environmental factors that affect psychological wellness and illness. Practice providing care to individuals and families experiencing disruptions in mental health secondary to physical or psychiatric illness, trauma or loss.—F. (F.)

424. Nursing Care of Older Adults (3)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours; clinical activity—3 hours. Prerequisite: courses 221, 272, 420, 421, 273, 422, 423, 425, 223, and 426; consent of the instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Build skills for situations involving older adults, such as in the management of complex clinical and administering and interpreting standardized assessment tools. Develop plans of care for older adults experiencing a variety of geriatric syndromes.—Su. (Su.)

425. Family Focused Nursing (9)

Lecture/discussion—5 hours; clinical activity—12 hours. Prerequisite: courses 221, 272, 420, 421, 273, 422, and 423; consent of the instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Focuses on family as the unit of nursing and interprofessional care. Includes influences of family on health and illness, reproductive and gender/sexuality issues, pregnancy, birth and child-rearing, and the health and illness in children and youth.—W. (W.)

426. Nursing Care of Adults with Complex Illness or Injury (8)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours; clinical activity—12 hours. Prerequisite: courses 221, 272, 420, 421, 273, 422, 423 and 425; consent of the instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Prepares students to provide comprehensive, patient-centered nursing care for patients with acute or complex illness and injury. Theory portion focuses on concepts associated with complex physiological alterations.—S. (S.)

427. Fostering Healthy Communities (7)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours; clinical activity—9 hours. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Focuses on populations & communities, and emphasizes working with diverse communities in providing health promotion, chronic disease management, transitional support and crisis intervention. Develop skills to critically analyze and shape health policy and develop accessible community resources.—Su. (Su.)

428. Capstone Clinical Nursing Practicum (8)

Clinical activity—24 hours. Prerequisite: courses 220, 221, 222A, 272, 420, 421, 429A, 222B, 273, 422, 423, 429B, 203, 212, 425, 429C, 202, 223, 426, 429D, 224, 424, 427, and 429E; consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Practicum experience is designed to facilitate transition to professional practice. Opportunity to choose a clinical practice area of interest and to work with a preceptor with expertise in that area.—F. (F.)

429A. Collaborative Practice A (1)

Clinical activity—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Interprofessional course uses experiential learning activities including simulation, role play, and case studies. Concepts include but are not limited to; communication, person-centered care, ethical decision making, end-of-life decisions, culturally appropriate care, quality and safety, social justice, and professionalism.—Su. (Su.) 

429B. Collaborative Practice B (1)

Clinical activity—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Interprofessional course uses experiential learning activities including simulation, role play, and case studies. Concepts include but are not limited to; communication, person-centered care, ethical decision making, end-of-life decisions, culturally appropriate care, quality and safety, social justice, and professionalism.—F. (F.) 

429C. Collaborative Practice C (1)

Clinical activity—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Interprofessional course uses experiential learning activities including simulation, role play, and case studies. Concepts include but are not limited to; communication, person-centered care, ethical decision making, end-of-life decisions, culturally appropriate care, quality and safety, social justice, and professionalism.—W. (W.) 

429D. Collaborative Practice D (1)

Clinical activity—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Interprofessional course uses experiential learning activities including simulation, role play, and case studies. Concepts include but are not limited to; communication, person-centered care, ethical decision making, end-of-life decisions, culturally appropriate care, quality and safety, social justice, and professionalism.—S. (S.) 

429E. Collaborative Practice E (1)

Clinical activity—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Interprofessional course uses experiential learning activities including simulation, role play, and case studies. Concepts include but are not limited to; communication, person-centered care, ethical decision making, end-of-life decisions, culturally appropriate care, quality and safety, social justice, and professionalism.—S. (S.) 

429F. Collaborative Practice F (1)

Clinical activity—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group or by consent of the instructor. Interprofessional course uses experiential learning activities including simulation, role play, and case studies. Concepts include but are not limited to; communication, person-centered care, ethical decision making, end-of-life decisions, culturally appropriate care, quality and safety, social justice, and professionalism.—F. (F.) 

440. Preparation for Clinical Practice (1-3)

Clinical Activity—3-9 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Students are placed in clinical settings and/or clinical simulation laboratories to observe and practice the integration of clinical skills with direct supervision by faculty.—S. (S.)

450A. Supervised Clinical Practice-Primary Health Care (1-16)

Clinical activity—48 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Each of the required primary care rotations is a four-week supervised clinical practice experience in primary care, under the supervision of an appropriate community-based primary care provider per accreditation requirements. May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

450B. Supervised Clinical Practice-Primary Health Care (1-16)

Clinical activity—48 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Each of the required primary care rotations is a four-week supervised clinical practice experience in primary care, under the supervision of an appropriate community-based primary care provider per accreditation requirements. May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

450C. Supervised Clinical Practice-Primary Health Care (1-16)

Clinical activity—48 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Each of the required primary care rotations is a four-week supervised clinical practice experience in primary care, under the supervision of an appropriate community-based primary care provider per accreditation requirements. May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

450D. Supervised Clinical Practice-Primary Health Care (1-16)

Clinical activity—48 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Each of the required primary care rotations is a four-week supervised clinical practice experience in primary care, under the supervision of an appropriate community-based primary care provider per accreditation requirements. May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

450E. Supervised Clinical Practice-Primary Health Care (1-16)

Clinical activity—48 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Each of the required primary care rotations is a four-week supervised clinical practice experience in primary care, under the supervision of an appropriate community-based primary care provider per accreditation requirements. May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

451. Supervised Clinical Practice-Pediatrics (1-16)

Clinical activity—48 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Four-week clinical rotation under the supervision of an appropriate community-based Pediatric Medicine provider per accreditation requirements. May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

452. Supervised Clinical Practice-Women's Health (1-16)

Clinical activity—48 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Four-week clinical rotation under the supervision of an appropriate community-based women's health and prenatal care provider per accreditation requirements. May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

453. Supervised Clinical Practice-Mental Health (1-16)

Clinical activity—48 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Four-week clinical rotation under the supervision of an appropriate community-based psychiatrist, psychiatric/mental health provider per accreditation requirements. May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

454. Supervised Clinical Practice-Emergency Medicine (1-16)

Clinical activity—48 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Four-week clinical rotation under the supervision of an appropriate Emergency Medicine provider per accreditation requirements. May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

455. Supervised Clinical Practice-Inpatient Surgery (1-16)

Clinical activity—48 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Four-week clinical experience under the supervision of an appropriate surgical provider per accreditation requirements. May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

456. Supervised Clinical Practice-Inpatient Medicine (1-16)

Clinical activity—48 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Four-week clinical rotation under the supervision of an appropriate inpatient provider per accreditation requirements. May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

459. Supervised Clinical Practice-Other Specialties (1-16)

Clinical activity—48 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Two four-week selective rotations are available to accommodate student interest and/or accommodate a student's clinical deficits identified by the program. May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

470. Health Care Ethics (3-9)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours; laboratory/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Guided independent study of issues in biomedical ethics, with discussion of readings that are based on student interests and needs. Participation in ethics rounds. (Same course as General Medicine 470.) (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Loewy

471. Supervised Clinical Practice-Geriatrics (1-16)

Clinical activity—48 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Four-week clinical rotation under the supervision of an appropriate community-based Geriatric Medicine provider per accreditation requirements. May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

475. Supervised Clinical Practice-Acute Care (1-16)

Clinical activity—48 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Two- to four-week rotation focus on providing acute care in inpatient settings. Students will work directly with specific inpatient units. May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

480. Supervised Clinical Practice-Rural Health (1-16)

Clinical activity—48 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Rural health rotations focus on providing care in medically underserved rural sites. Students will experience care across the continuum in ambulatory, inpatient, and community based settings. May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

490. Supervised Clinical Practice-Quality and Safety (1-16)

Clinical activity—48 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to graduate students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs or by consent of instructor. Clinical rotation that allow students to work directly with patient safety and quality improvement committees in a various organizations. May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

493A. Improving Quality in Health Care (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Open to Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Students and/or consent of instructor. Working in interdisciplinary teams, will explore the theory and practical methods being employed to make improvement in health care systems while providing an opportunity for interprofessional educational experience. (S/U grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—F. (F.) 

493B. Improving Quality in Health Care (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Open to Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Students and/or consent of instructor. Working in interdisciplinary teams, will explore advanced theory and practical methods being employed to make improvement in health care systems while providing an opportunity for interprofessional educational experience (S/U grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—W. (W.) 

493C. Enhancing Patient Safety in Health Care (3)

Seminar—1 hour; clinical activity—1 hour; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate students; consent of instructor. Inter-professional module is designed to explore the theory and practical methods being employed to improve patient safety in health care while providing an opportunity for inter-professional educational experience. (Same course as Medical Sciences 493QC.) (S/U grading only.)—S. (S.) 

Courses in Physicians Assistant Studies (PAS)

Graduate

299. Research and Writing (1-4)

Extensive writing or discussion—3-12 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to Graduate Students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs, or by consent of instructor. Students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate programs conduct research and writing under the supervision of a faculty member. Students may repeat this course for credit in different quarters, depending on the length of their program of study to complete their Master's Degree. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

Professional

400. Basic Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.  Open to Graduate Students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs, or by consent of instructor. Instruction and practice of the fundamental clinical skills necessary for patient care comprise this course with a primary focus on principles of effective communication in establishing the therapeutic provider-patient relationship.—Su. (Su.)

401. Basic Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/discussion—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.  Open to Graduate Students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs, or by consent of instructor. Continuation of focus on history taking and physical examination skills with advanced/specialized content.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

410A. Advanced Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours.Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to Graduate Students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs, or by consent of instructor. Continuation of focus on history taking and physical examination skills with advanced/specialized content.—F. (F.)

410B. Advanced Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to Graduate Students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs, or by consent of instructor. Continuation of focus on history taking and physical examination skills with advanced/specialized content related specialty systems.—W. (W.)

410C. Advanced Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to Graduate Students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs, or by consent of instructor. Continuation of focus on history taking and physical examination skills with advanced/specialized content related to specified systems.—S. (S.)

410D. Advanced Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to Graduate Students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs, or by consent of instructor. Continuation of focus on history taking and physical examination skills with advanced/specialized content related to specified systems.—Su. (Su.)

410E. Advanced Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to Graduate Students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs, or by consent of instructor. Continuation of focus on history taking and physical examination skills with advanced/specialized content related to specified systems.—F. (F.)

410F. Advanced Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to Graduate Students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs, or by consent of instructor. Continuation of focus on history taking and physical examination skills with advanced/specialized content related to specified systems.—W. (W.)

410G. Advanced Clinical Skills (1-4)

Lecture/laboratory—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to Graduate Students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs. Continuation of focus on history taking and physical examination skills with advanced/specialized content related to specified systems.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

440. Preparation for Clinical Practice (1-3)

Clinical activity—36 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to Graduate Students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree programs, or by consent of instructor. Students are placed in clinical settings and/or clinical simulation laboratories to observe and practice the integration of clinical skills with direct supervision by faculty.—S. (S.)

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