This course introduces the students to the needs of the perioperative patient and the care of individuals and families from conception through the childbearing years. Care of the well child and common disorders related to the care of sick children are also included. Nutritional needs for these patients are addressed. Students will also begin to identify specific hazards that may impact patient care and communicate them to the interdisciplinary team. Upon successful course completion, students will be able to apply knowledge and skills to safely care for the perioperative patient and individuals and families from conception through the childbearing years.