Office of the Registrar
School of Nursing (2012/2013)
10 Course Descriptions

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Dean of the School.

All courses of the School are designated by NURS.

1002

Anatomy and Physiology I

presents a survey of human anatomy and physiology throughout the lifespan. It includes aspects of cytology and histology that form a foundation for the practice of nursing. Special emphasis is given to the skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems.

CR: Pharmacy 2002 or the former Pharmacy 3201

LH: 2

1003

Developing Therapeutic Relationships

focuses on the application of caring theory to interpersonal communications. It emphasizes the development of the role of communicator in individual and group experiences and in professional relationships. Utilizing an experiential model, laboratory experiences focus on self-awareness and group dynamics.

CO: NURS 1004

LH: 2

1004

Introduction to Nursing

introduces the major concepts and theories related to the paradigm of person, health, society, nursing, environment, and nursing education in relation to the philosophy, conceptual framework and objectives of the program. Emphasis is placed on the concept of caring as the essence of nursing practice.

CR: the former NURS 1001

1012

Anatomy and Physiology II

presents a survey of anatomy and physiology throughout the lifespan. It includes aspects of cytology, histology and embryology that form a foundation for the practice of nursing. Special emphasis is given to the circulatory, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive systems, including pregnancy and delivery.

CR: Pharmacy 2003 or the former Pharmacy 3202

LH: 2

PR: NURS 1002

1014

Health Assessment

focuses on the development of competencies needed to assess the health status of individuals throughout the lifespan using a systematic approach. Content includes the nurse's responsibilities for health history, physical examination, interpretation of findings, and documentation.

CO: NURS 1012

CR: NURS 2040

LH: 2

1015

Health Promotion throughout the Lifespan

explores nursing concepts and theories pertaining to health promotion/protection throughout the lifespan. Content includes principles of teaching/learning, introduction to community health and primary health care concepts and the determinants of health.

CO: NURS 1004 or the former NURS 1001, NURS 1003 and Psychology 1000; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

CR: the former NURS 1011

OR: 24 clinical or lab hours during the semester

PR: NURS 1004 or the former NURS 1001, NURS 1003 and Psychology 1000; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

1016

Healthy Aging

will explore, in-depth, concepts and issues applicable to the well older adult (65+). Selected theories, physical changes, and psychosocial, ethical, and legal issues associated with aging will be presented.

CO: NURS 1012, 1014, and 1015; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

PR: NURS 1002, 1003, and 1004; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

1017

Fundamental Psychomotor Competencies

will provide the student an opportunity to acquire beginning psychomotor competencies that are related to the provision of client comfort and safety in a variety of settings. As well, this course provides the opportunity for the student to integrate the conceptual framework of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program into the development of psychomotor competencies.

CH: 1

CO: NURS 1003 and 1004

LC: 0

LH: 2

PR: NURS 1003 and 1004

1520

Extended Practice I

provides the student with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and practise the competencies acquired to date. The focus is the promotion, protection and maintenance of health for individuals within the context of the family. This course is normally taught at the end of the winter semester, usually beginning during the final week of the examination period.

CO: NURS 1012, 1014, 1015 or the former 1011, 1016, and 1017

OR: 96 clinical hours over three weeks; or 96 clinical hours during the semester for Fast-Track Option students

PR: NURS 1012, 1014, 1015 or the former 1011, 1016, and 1017

2002

Nursing Concepts for the Care of Women and the Child-bearing Family

covers major concepts in women's reproductive health. The two major foci are women and their families through all phases of childbirth and the neonatal period, and nursing care of women experiencing alterations in reproductive health.

CO: NURS 2003, 2004, and 2502

CR: the former NURS 2001

PR: NURS 1520, 2003, and 2004

2003

Pathophysiology

presents general concepts of disease processes and their impact on health. The course focuses on major pathophysiologic changes, including associated etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations. Common illnesses are studied to illustrate these disease processes.

CO: NURS 1012

OR: tutorial 1.5 hours per week

PR: NURS 1012, Biochemistry 1430 or admission to the Fast-Track Option

2004

Pharmacology and Nutritional Therapies

explores principles and concepts of pharmacological, nutritional and complementary therapies and management of common health problems across the lifespan. Nursing considerations and psychomotor competencies pertinent to these therapies are addressed.

CO: NURS 1012 and NURS 1014

LH: 2

PR: NURS 1012, NURS 1014, NURS 1017, Biochemistry 1430, and a score of 50 on the Mathematics Placement Test or Math 102N or 3 credit hours in Mathematics excluding Statistics 2500.

2014

Community Health Nursing Theory

focuses on the knowledge required to practise nursing in the community with a variety of clients including individuals, families, groups and communities. It further examines the principles of primary health care, population health, and their application in community health nursing. It also focuses on the multidimensional role of the nurse.

CO: NURS 2003 and 2004, 2514

CR: NURS 4101

OR: seminar or labs 2 hours per week

PR: NURS 1520, 2003, and 2004

2017

Intermediate Psychomotor Competencies

will provide the student an opportunity to acquire intermediate psychomotor competencies that are related to the provision of client comfort and safety in a variety of settings. As well, this course provides the opportunity for the student to integrate the conceptual framework of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program into the development of psychomotor competencies.

CH: 1

CO: NURS 2004

LC: 0

LH: 24 hours during the semester

PR: NURS 1520 and 2004

2040

Health Assessment

focuses on the development of competencies needed to assess the health status of individuals. A systematic approach will be used for the collection and analysis of data related to the health status of the client. Interpretation of the health assessment findings and of the results of diagnostic tests will be discussed in the context of nurses’ responsibilities.

CR: NURS 1014

PR: proof of current practising license as a Registered Nurse

2230

Teaching/Learning

is designed to familiarize the student with theories, principles and methods of learning and teaching and to allow the student to apply them in client teaching situations.

PR: proof of current practising license as a Registered Nurse or admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Option

2502

Nursing Practice for the Care of Women and the Child-bearing Family

provides the student with opportunities to apply knowledge and practise competencies acquired in NURS 2002. Selected experiences are offered in a variety of institutional and community-based settings related to the provision of nursing care for women and their families.

CO: NURS 2002

CR: the former NURS 2501

LH: 24 during the semester

OR: 80 clinical hours during the semester

2514

Community Health Nursing Practice I

provides the student with the opportunity to apply knowledge and practise competencies for beginning community health nursing practice acquired in Community Health Nursing Theory.

CO: NURS 2014 or NURS 4101

OR: 96 clinical hours during the semester

PR: NURS 1520

2520

Extended Practice II

provides the student with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and practise the competencies acquired to date. The focus is on caring for adults in stable health situations and on the application of community health concepts. This course is normally taught at the end of the Winter Semester, usually beginning during the final week of the examination period.

CO: NURS 2002 and 2502 or 2014 and 2514

OR: 96 clinical hours over three weeks

PR: NURS 2002, 2014, 2017, 2502, and 2514; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

2700

Nursing Theories in Practice

is designed to introduce the students to the key concepts, conceptual models and selected theories of nursing. This is a required course for the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program and may be used as an elective in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program.

PR: proof of current practising license as a Registered Nurse or admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Option

2740

Current Concepts in Human Physiology

is a comprehensive review of the physiology of the cell and major body systems. It assumes a basic understanding of physiology and provides the basis for concepts developed in NURS 4701 and NURS 4702.

PR: proof of current practising license as a Registered Nurse or admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Option

2990

Spiritual Dimension of Nursing Practice

will focus on the spiritual dimension of nursing practice. Students will explore their own personal spiritual philosophy and development. Key concepts of the spiritual dimension of nursing will be examined, such as spiritual well being, spiritual needs, spiritual distress and spiritual care. Distinction will be made between religion and expressions of spirituality.

PR: NURS 1004 or the former NURS 1001, and 1014 or be a Registered Nurse

2991

Complementary and Alternative Health Care

provides an overview of the philosophy and practice of complementary and alternative health care (CAHC). It introduces students to key terminology and theoretical perspectives foundational to selected CAHC modalities. Using a holistic approach and research principles, they will examine some commonly used CAHC approaches. They will also explore situations where integrative health care incorporates biomedical, complementary and alternative modalities.

3001

Nursing Concepts for Mental Health

focuses on individuals, families and small groups experiencing psychiatric/mental health problems across the lifespan. The meaning of mental health and illness to the individual, family and vulnerable populations is explored. Course content includes counselling, psychopathology, interdisciplinary psychiatric care, community mental health concepts and analysis of sociopolitical factors/issues affecting mental health.

CO: NURS 3501 or NURS 4502

OR: seminar 2 hours per week

PR: NURS 2520

3012

Nursing Concepts for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

uses a conceptual approach to focus on the nursing care of individuals and families, from infancy to young adulthood. The emphasis is on assisting persons experiencing health related needs to achieve health and well-being.

CO: NURS 3512 or NURS 3513

CR: the former NURS 2011

PR: NURS 2520; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

3014

Nursing Concepts in Middle and Older Adulthood

uses a conceptual approach and focuses on individuals and families from middle to older adulthood. The emphasis is on assisting persons experiencing acute and chronic health related needs to achieve health and well being.

CO: NURS 3514

CR: the former NURS 3111

PR: NURS 2520

3023

Counselling

focuses on the counselling role of the nurse, building on the communication skills inherent in a helping relationship. Gerard Egan's model, an integral part of the course, is a problem-management and opportunity development approach to helping. Key counselling skills are discussed and students have the opportunity to practice these skills to further enhance their ability to effectively counsel clients in a variety of nursing contexts.

CR: the former NURS 3022

PR: acceptance into the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Program or admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Option

3070

Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

focuses on the development of competencies and assessment skills necessary for the completion and documentation of a comprehensive health assessment. Common physical alterations and developmental issues that may impact on client status and findings across the lifespan will be incorporated. Students are required to attend St. John’s Campus for laboratory sessions.

CO: NURS 3380

CR: NURS 2040

PR: proof of a current practising license as a Registered Nurse.

UL: applicable only to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option

3104

Nursing Research

builds on previously introduced research concepts. It explores the research process and its inherent ethical and legal implications. The course focuses on the acquisitions of concepts used to critically appraise nursing research studies and examines the relevance of these studies for nursing practice.

CO: Statistics 1510 or 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900

CR: NURS 4002 and the former NURS 4104

PR: Statistics 1510 or 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900

3113

Nursing Leadership and Management

is designed to promote an understanding of the theories and principles of leadership and management in relation to the Co-ordinator of Care nursing role. Emphasis is placed on concepts of organizational structure and function, management of client care, team building, professional development, and application of nursing theories to practice. Current issues and trends are explored.

CO: NURS 3501 or NURS 4502, NURS 3512 or NURS 3513, and NURS 3514

PR: NURS 3501, 3512 or 3513, and 3514

3200

Transcultural Nursing

- inactive course.

3380

Health Assessment Clinical Practice I

focuses on the clinical application of knowledge and skills obtained in NURS 3070. Students are preceptored by either a nurse practitioner or physician in a primary health care setting to complete comprehensive health histories and physical examinations on clients across the lifespan. Students are required to attend St. John’s Campus for clinical testing.

CO: NURS 3070

CR: NURS 2040

OR: 8 clinical hours per week

PR: proof of a current practising license as a Registered Nurse.

UL: applicable only to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option

3410

Roles of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Health Care

examines the role of the nurse practitioner in the delivery of primary health care. Factors affecting role implementation and its impact on health care delivery will be discussed. The historical development and future trends of nurse practitioner practice in a changing health care system will be examined.

CO: NURS 4002

PR: NURS 2700 and NURS 4002

UL: applicable only to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option

3430

Concepts in Pharmacology Across the Lifespan

focuses on the principles of pharmacology and nutritional therapies across the lifespan. Pharmacotherapeutic and nutritional management of common health problems within each body system will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the application of knowledge required to prescribe and monitor medication and nutritional therapies within the scope of practice for the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner.

CR: NURS 4702

PR: NURS 2740 and NURS 4701

UL: applicable only to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option

3501

Nursing Practice for Mental Health

provides the student with opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge and to practise competencies acquired in NURS 3001 and related courses. Selected experiences related to the provision of nursing care for individuals, families, and small groups are offered in a variety of institutional and community based mental health settings.

CO: NURS 3001

OR: 96 hours during the semester

3512

Nursing Practice with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

provides the student with opportunities to apply knowledge and practise competencies acquired in NURS 3012. Selected experiences are offered in a variety of institutional and community based settings related to the provision of nursing care for children, adolescents, young adults and their families.

CO: NURS 3012

CR: the former NURS 2511

LH: 24 hours during the semester

OR: 64 clinical hours during the semester

PR: NURS 2520; or admission to the Fast-Track Option

3513

Nursing Practice with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

provides the student with opportunities to apply knowledge and practise competencies acquired in NURS 2017 and 3012. Selected experiences are offered in a variety of institutional and community based settings related to the provision of nursing care for children, adolescents, young adults and their families.

CH: 2

CO: NURS 3012

CR: the former NURS 2511 and NURS 3512

OR: 64 clinical hours during the semester

PR: NURS 2017 and NURS 2520

3514

Nursing Practice with Middle and Older Adults

provides the student with the opportunity to practise competencies and apply knowledge acquired NURS 3014 and related courses. Selected experiences related to the provision of nursing care for middle and older adults, and their families are offered in a variety of institutional and community based settings.

CO: NURS 3014

CR: the former NURS 3511

LH: 24 hours during semester

OR: 96 clinical hours during the semester

PR: NURS 2520

3523

Extended Practice III

provides the students with the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles in coordinating care for groups of individuals within a variety of nursing care settings. Students also have the opportunity to further develop clinical competencies acquired in previous courses.

CH: 6

CR: the former NURS 3520 and the former 3521

OR: 40 clinical hours per week for eight weeks

PR: NURS 3001 and 3501 or 4502, NURS 3014 and 3514, NURS 3012 and 3512 or 3513, NURS 3113 and clinical placement approval from the Committee on Undergraduate Studies

4002

Introduction to Nursing and Health Research

introduces students to the key terminology, elements, and processes of research. The focus will be on understanding the components of the research process, interpreting and critically analysing nursing and health-related research studies, and understanding the importance of utilizing research for evidence based practice. Students will have the opportunity to explore methodologies in both quantitative and qualitative research.

PR: Statistics 1510 or 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900, and acceptance into the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Program

4010

Community Health Nursing I

introduces the student to the field of community health nursing. It focuses on the nursing care of individuals, families, groups, and the community. Core concepts include theoretic approaches to families, epidemiology, health promotion and the community as client.

CR: the former NURS 4311 or 4312

PR: NURS 2040, 2230, 2700, 3023 or the former 3022, 4002, and proof of current practising license as a Registered Nurse or admission to Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Option

4101

Community Health Nursing

focuses on the knowledge required to practise nursing at the aggregate and community levels. It further examines the principles of primary health care, their application in community health nursing and the multidimensional role of the nurse. Core concepts include: community development, epidemiology, program development, and the theoretical bases of community health nursing.

CO: NURS 2514 or admission to the Fast-Track Option

OR: tutorial 2 hours per week

4103

Issues in Nursing and Health Care

focuses on the development of a personal framework for nursing practice, nursing organizations at the international level and nursing's role and development within health care systems. Current trends and issues in health policy and health care are examined.

PR: NURS 3113 or admission to the Fast-Tack Option

4310

Community Health Nursing II

allows the student to apply the knowledge and practise the competencies acquired in NURS 4010. Clinical experiences will focus on the nursing of selected families and population groups within the community, using a primary health care framework.

OR: 8 clinical hours per week

PR: NURS 4010 and proof of current practising license as a Registered Nurse or admission to Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Option.

4370

Health Assessment Clinical Practice II

provides clinical opportunities for students to complete focussed histories and physical examinations on clients across the lifespan. The integration and consolidation of knowledge and skills obtained in NURS 3070 and NURS 3380 is required. Students are preceptored in a primary health care setting by either a nurse practitioner or physician. Students are required to attend St. John’s Campus for clinical testing.

CR: NURS 2040

OR: 8 clinical hours per week

PR: proof of a current, practising license, NURS 3070, and NURS 3380

UL: applicable only to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option

4501

Community Health Nursing Practice II

provides the student with opportunities to apply knowledge acquired in Community Health Nursing Theory and other related courses. It also further develops competencies in community health nursing practice. In the clinical experiences, students work with selected aggregates (including individuals and families) in the community.

CO: NURS 4103

CR: NURS 4502

OR: 96 hours during the semester

PR: NURS 2014, NURS 2514, and NURS 3523

4502

Nursing Care in Community and Mental Health Settings

provides opportunities for practice in acute care psychiatric/mental health and community settings with individuals, families, and groups/aggregates. The application of community health and mental health knowledge and competencies, with a particular focus on the concepts of vulnerability/resilience, will be emphasized.

CH: 6

CO: NURS 3001

CR: NURS 3501 and NURS 4501

OR: 168 hours during the semester

PR: Admission to the Fast-Track Option and NURS 2014 or 4101, NURS 2514, NURS 3014, NURS 3104, NURS 3514

4512

Community Health Practicum

provides students with the opportunity to integrate and consolidate knowledge and competencies acquired throughout the program and apply them to community health nursing practice. Using a primary health care framework, the student participates in strategies which facilitate the mobilization of communities toward health. Online discussions will be included.

OR: 40 clinical hours per week for four weeks

PR: NURS 2014 or 4101, 2514, 4501, and 4515 or admission to the Fast-Track Option

4515

Nursing Concepts & Practice for Complex Care

provides students the opportunity to work with individuals and their families who are experiencing multiple health challenges. Students are expected to synthesize concepts and theories of nursing, science and humanities, and participate in interprofessional collaborative practice in a variety of settings to facilitate the achievement of health and well-being for clients and their families.

OR: seminars 1 hour per week

OR: 144 clinical hours during the semester

PR: NURS 3523 or admission to the Fast-Track Option

4516

Consolidated Practicum

provides students with the opportunity to practice nursing with a select client population. Students apply and test knowledge from nursing and related disciplines in this selected clinical setting. The course also enables students to further develop their professional roles. Online discussions will be included.

CH: 6

CR: the former NURS 4514 or the former NURS 3522, and the former NURS 4513

OR: 40 clinical hours per week for ten weeks

PR: NURS 4103, NURS 4501 or 4502 and NURS 4515

4701

Current Concepts in Pathophysiology

reviews the most recent theories in pathophysiology, current trends in diagnosis and treatment and their nursing implications. This course assumes a basic understanding of physiology.

PR: acceptance into the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN Program) and NURS 2740, or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Program or admission to Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Option

4702

Current Concepts in Pharmacology and Nutrition

explores current principles of nutrition and pharmacology in a variety of disease states. The course will be built upon previous nutrition and pharmacology knowledge. This course assumes a basic understanding of physiology.

PR: acceptance into the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program and NURS 2740.

4754

Clinical Dimensions of Professional Nursing Practice

allows students to explore in depth, concepts and practices that are relevant to all populations across a variety of care settings. Emphasis will be placed on enhancing knowledge, attitudes and skills for nursing assessment, interventions and measurement of nursing-sensitive outcomes. Students will be required to apply the knowledge gained to client situations in clinical practice.

CR: the former NURS 4714, 4720 or 4723, 4734, and 4744

OR: 72 clinical hours during the semester

PR: NURS 2040, 2230, 2700, 3023 or the former 3022, 4002, 4701, 4702 and proof of current, practising license

5210

Health Care Systems

focuses on the philosophical bases and practical considerations in the organization and administration of Health Care Delivery Systems. The planning, management and evaluation of the Canadian health care system will be compared with those of other countries. Future trends in the delivery of health care to Canadians will be discussed.

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program and 3 credit hours in English and NURS 2230; or admission to the Bachelor of Technology Program and 3 credit hours in English.

5220

Professional Issues

reviews the historical development of the nursing profession and facilitates discussion of factors influential in its evolution. Content will focus on the current status of nursing, ethical issues and the profession's impact on health care delivery. Selected categories of nursing theory, their impact on practice and education will be analysed in relation to major issues and future trends in nursing.

PR: Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program and 3 credit hours in English and NURS 2230.

5327

Interdisciplinary Course on Family Violence

- inactive course.

5360

Advanced Clinical Decision Making – Clinical Practice

focuses on the application of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills learned in N5600. Opportunities to acquire advanced skills to assist in the diagnosis and management of common health problems will be provided. Preceptored clinical experiences will be provided in primary health care practice settings. Students are required to attend St. John’s Campus for demonstrations and clinical testing.

CO: NURS 5600

OR: 16 clinical hours per week

PR: proof of a current practising license as a Registered Nurse, NURS 4701, NURS 4310, and NURS 4370

UL: applicable only to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option

5370

Integrated Clinical Practicum

provides opportunities for learners, under the mentorship of nurse practitioners and physicians, to gain experience in managing the health and illness needs of clients across the life span. Clinical learning experiences are selected to develop learner competence and confidence for the transition to the role of a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner. Students are required to attend St. John’s Campus for clinical testing.

OR: 5 days of clinical per week

PR: proof of a current practising license as a Registered Nurse, NURS 5600 and NURS 5360

UL: applicable only to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option

5600

Advanced Clinical Decision Making

focuses on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills within the scope of practice of a primary care nurse practitioner. A systematic approach to patient assessment and management of health problems will be discussed. This course integrates knowledge acquired in previous courses. Students are required to attend St. John’s campus for some onsite lectures.

CO: 5360

PR: proof of a current, practising license as a Registered Nurse, NURS 4310, 4370, and 4701

UL: applicable only to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option

5700

Nursing Management

is designed to promote an understanding of theories and principles of management of nursing practice. Process, methods and issues are considered with emphasis on practical nursing examples.

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program or admission to Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Option and 3 credit hours in English and NURS 2230

UL: applicable only to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).