BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACHD-100 - Prenatal Health Care For First Nations I - 3.00 Credits

ACHD-100 - Prenatal Health Care For First Nations I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is an introduction to the study of prenatal care. It focuses on program planning and implementation to promote healthy active living, reduction of risks associated with pregnancy and lifestyle, nutritional information, and support referrals for Aboriginal women.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : Program admission or permission of the Dean.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon Successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • demonstrate familiarity with the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program;

  • apply Health promotion – health education model to prenatal programming;

  • identify health risks to pregnant women and baby;

  • describe and apply the principles of prenatal nutrition by examining traditional foods;

  • explain infant feeding options; and

  • identify postpartum health concerns of the mother and child.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Kitzinger, Sheila. (2000). The complete book of pregnancy and childbirth. New York, NY: Alfred Knopf:
  • Health Canada. (1999). Nutrition for a healthy pregnancy: National guidelines for childbearing years. Ottawa, ON: Minister of Public Works and Government Services.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved October 2005.