NURS 497

Nursing at the Intersections in Mental Health and Substance Use

Units: 1.5

Focuses on mental health, mental illness, substance use and addictions in the Canadian context. The core concepts of relational practice, epigenetics and social dimensions of substance use and mental health are applied. Harm reduction, cultural safety and trauma and violence informed practice are integrated through case study, context-based learning, and arts-based approaches to enhance student application of nursing practice related to mental health and substance use.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of NURS 497 or NURS 480 (if taken in the same special topic).

Undergraduate course in Nursing offered by the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Human and Social Development.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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