Department of Nursing

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING SCIENCE

NURSING SCIENCE (B.Sc)

 

NURSING SCIENCE (B.Sc)

Philosophy, Aims and Objectives of the degree programme

* Philosophy

The philosophy of the nursing degree programmes takes cognizance of the philosophy of health services and nursing education for Nigeria.

The Nursing profession believes that:

(i) Man is a bio-psycho-social being and his needs are the focus of all nursing activities. Man is a member of a family and families make up communities.

(ii) The health care system exists to meet the needs of the consumers of health care by providing primary, secondary and tertiary health care to ensure that individuals, families, groups and communities are assisted to maintain a high level of wellness.

 

The profession believes that Primary Health care is the key to the attainment of health for all. The belief is based on:

(i) The human environment is a major factor in man’s health status. It is therefore necessary to conceptualise the individual and the environment as open systems engaged in continuous dynamic interaction.

(ii) University education is the key to the growth of the profession. Optimal Professional nursing education can be achieved in an institution of higher learning that provides a foundation for general education in the various sciences and arts.

(iii) Nursing is a science that is based on the knowledge of behaviour that enable changes in the client system to be monitored by utilizing the scientific method of inquiry whilst providing nursing intervention to individuals, families, groups and communities at the primary, secondary and tertiary level of health care.

(iv) Professional nursing education is built upon a theoretical base that seeks to develop continuous self-directed practitioners who will advance and test knowledge on which practice is based. Current health care demands require an innovative approach in professional preparation, and a curriculum that is responsive to the changing health needs of the society.

 

 Aims and Objectives

i) The programme offer liberal or general and professional education for nurses who will be able to utilize psycho-social and physical factors in health promotion, health maintenance and of health restoration.

i) The programme prepares the graduate nurse to think effectively, to communicate thought and to discriminate among values.

ii) The programme prepares Polyvalent Nurse Practitioner who are capable of performing nursing skills in a variety of settings, therapeutically assisting individuals, family and Community with diverse back grounds and health problems to attain optimal health.

iii) The programme prepare nurse-practitioners who are capable of relating the role of health services to the broader social system and who will be engaged in life-long and self directed learning.

 

2.4.2 Admission and Graduation Requirements

UTME

Candidates seeking admission into B.N.Sc. programme should possess the minimum entry qualifications as contained under general issues on Basic Medical Sciences.

 

Direct Entry

Candidates possessing Registered Nursing Certificate (RN) and the required five subjects at ‘O’ level may be admitted by direct entry.

 

Duration of Programme

The duration of the B.Sc. Nursing Degree Course is 5 years for Joint Matriculation Examination Entry candidates and 4 years for Direct Entry Candidates. As a

professional degree, the B.Sc shall not be classified. However, it shall be awarded as follows:

Cumulative Grade Score Average

Pass (with distinction) - 70 and above %

Pass (with credit) - 60 – 69%

Pass - 50 – 59%

 

2.4.3 Learning Outcome

By the end of the academic programme, the graduate of the B.N.Sc. programme should demonstrate:

 

a) Regime of Subject Knowledge

i) The scientific principles basic to the nursing care of individuals of all ages in a variety of physical and social settings;

ii) The nursing process;

iii) The communication process and group dynamics;

iv) The process of scientific inquiry: and

v) The functions of members of the health team and their interrelatedness and interdependency.

 

b) Competencies and Skills

vi) Identifying health needs, planning and giving comprehensive nursing care to individuals of all ages a variety of settings;

vii) Applying Basic Scientific and Nursing Theories, Principles and concepts in the practice of Nursing and Midwifery;

viii) Selecting appropriate nursing intervention and performing technical skills with maximal dexterity.

ix) Effective communication by organizing though and expressing it in the manner in which it could be easily comprehended;

x) Planning and effecting health promotion activities;

xi) Working co-operatively as a member of the health team in primary health care by:

1) Sharing information

2) Accepting Responsibility and limitation willingly

3) Participating in group activities

vii) Initiating and developing entrepreneurship in health services for the underserved and unserved areas.

 

c) Behavioural Attitudes

i) Recognises the essential worth of the individual through her interpersonal responses.

ii) Appreciates varieties in human behaviour which may influence the care of the individual.

iii) Shows commitment to the role of nurse and to the nursing profession

iv) Shows sense of responsibility for self-direction and personal growth.

 

 

2.4.4 Attainment Levels

Students in the Nursing Degree programme must attain sufficient level of cognitive knowledge, practical skills and attitudinal orientation to be able to pass

the degree and the professional examination. The relevance of the Nursing Curriculum shall be maintained by each University

through:

(i) feed backs from graduates of the programmes and their employers and the regulatory bodies;

(ii) review of the curriculum every 5 years;

(iii) course evaluation by students and teachers;

(iv) incorporation of research findings and innovations in curriculum design, implementation and evaluation.

 

Evaluation

a) The evaluation system adopted by NUC and N&MCN for accreditation should be maintained.

b) Methods for course evaluation should be as follows:

i) Course Unit System

ii) Continuous Assessment

iii) Observational Techniques

iv) Anecdotal an Critical Records

v) Check-list and Rating scales in Clinical Areas

vi) Individual and Group Presentations

vii) Project Quizzes and Tests.

 

Summative Evaluation – There shall be Final Examination in all courses. Continuous Assessment should from 30% of the overall final grade.

 

Examination Regulations

Besides individual university examination regulation, the following regulations shall apply to the BNSc programme:

(1) Before a student graduates, she/he should have taken and passed all the courses and fulfilled all other requirements for graduation by the university.

(2) For all Nursing courses, the pass mark shall be 50%.

(3) For all other courses, the pass mark shall be according to the regulations governing the courses.

(4) Students should pass all courses that are pre-requisite to other courses before moving to the next level in the programme. A student who fails one or two courses in a semester should be allowed to take make-up examinations in that semester before moving to the next level.

A student who fails more than two clinical courses shall repeat the year.

 

2.4.5 Resource Requirements Teaching and Learning

a) Academic and Non-Academic Staff

Lecturers in B.NSc. course will be drawn from the various disciplines in the B.N.Sc. curriculum. Where the relevant courses already exist in the particular University, the B.N.Sc students will receive lectures with their counterparts in that disciplines. Lecturers in the Department/Faculty of Nursing must posses academic qualification in a nursing specialty area and satisfy the minimum requirement for teaching in the specific University of choice.

The academic staff/student ratio should be 1:10 in each subject areas.

 

This should compose of clinical Instructors, Laboratory Technicians and administrative staff. A clinical supervisor should be a registered Nurse/Midwife with a minimum of two years clinical experience. Possession of the fellowship of the West African College of Nursing should be an added advantage. There shall be one clinical Instructor per Nursing sub-specialty. Administrative staff shall be 50% of Academic staff.

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF COURSES

SECOND YEAR (200 Level) COURSES

FIRST SEMESTER

NSC 211: FOUNDATION OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING I(2 Credits)

The course provides a foundation of concepts, theories and principles which will enable the students understand and integrate the content that is the composite of Nursing as a science and an art. It entails the nature of Health and Illness, Organization of National health care system, Historical Development of Nursing, Contribution of the individual nurse, organized nursing services/agencies to the Nursing Profession at the local and world community. Introduction to ethical consideration in nursing practice: Introduction to major concepts, assumption and basic skills underlying professional nursing practice: functions of the professional nurse including the nurse-patient interaction, Discussion on scientific principles and the nursing process in the practice of nursing, Nursing as it relates to health care, social and culture set up. Concepts and trends and history of nursing, interpersonal relationships in Nursing, ethics and philosophy of nursing; comfort and safety measures.Diagnostic measures, understanding the various categories of health institutions and their relevance in the health field; physical assessment, theoretical basis for nursing practice.

 

NSC 212: CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM (2 Credits)

This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice which is designed, to meet the comfort, safety measures, basic needs and the hygienic needs of the patients.

the practicum include admission, transfer and discharge of patients, the patient with nutritional needs, administration of medications, basic nursing interventions, wound care and bandaging

NSC 214: INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION AND DIETETICS: (2 Credits)

This course describes the Historical perspective, Nutrition as a Science, Classification of food and their nutrients, Relationship of digestion and absorption of food Nutrient, quality of local foods and diets. Selection and formulation of balanced and weaning diets, Use of food composition tables, Nutrient requirements and recommended daily caloric requirements, Food in relation to the life cycle, Dietetics and diet in illness.

 

ATM 217: GENERAL GROSS ANATOMY I (2 Credits)

The course describes the gross anatomy of the abdomen, pelvis and perineum (including the urogenital system, gastrointestinal tract).

ATM 218: GENERAL HUMAN ANATOMY & ANATOMY OF THE LIMBS & THORAX (2 Credits)

This course examines the basic Anatomy terminologies used in the study of anatomy. It also describes the anatomy of the upper limb, lower limb and thorax.( including the cardiovascular system to respiratory system).

PHS 212: PHYSIOLOGY I (2 Credits)

This course explains the General physiology, excitable tissues, blood and body fluids physiology.



PHS 213: PHYSIOLOGY 11 (2 Credits)

This course is a continuation of PHS 212. It entails cardiovascular and respiratory physiology.



MBC 213: INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY: (3 Credits)

This course covers the Short history and Definition of Biochemistry, Importance of Biochemistry to medicine and other scientific disciplines. Classification: Chemistry and Structure of Carbohydrates, Proteins and Lipids and Functional role of Biomolecules.

Enzymes: Classification, structure and functions, Coenzymes and cofactors, Nucleic acids. DNA, RNA, Gene and Genome organization, Protein synthesis, Diet and Food value, Biochemistry of vitamins and minerals, Vitamin deficiency.



PSY 211: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (2 Credits)

The course describes the introduction to the relationship between the functioning of social systems and behaviour and attitude of individual. It provides an overview of the principles of psychology. The students are taught the principles of growth and development, personality and theories of personal development. They are also exposed to the techniques of counseling, group structure as well as attitudes formation and attitudinal change.



SECOND SEMESTER

NSC 221: FOUNDATION OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING II (2 Credits)

The course describes the definition of first aid, action in an emergency, life -saving priorities, e.g. resuscitation, coping with choking, shock & unconsciousness. Medical emergencies, childhood problems, wound & bleeding, bone and muscle injuries, burns and scalds, poisoning & actions to be taking, first aid kit safety and their management. Immunity e.g. definition, types etc, Asepsis, the type of patients nurses cared for. It also explained what illness, diseases & wellness including related theories.

 

NSC 222: CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM (2 Credits)

This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice designed to manage patient with urinary system disorder, body fluid and blood disorders, disorder of eyes, ears, nose and throat, gastrointestinal disorder including diagnostic procedure for gastro – intestinal system. It also entails the care of patient with nervous system disorder including lumbar puncture as well as providing sterile environment.

 

NSC 223: PERSPECTIVES IN NURSING (2 Credits)

This Course discusses the sociological, philosophical and historical perspectives of nursing. Definitions of Sociological concepts and the relationship of culture to nursing practice are discussed. Definition, types of philosophy and relevance to nursing are explored. History of nursing internationally and nationally and the roles of Nursing and Midwifery council of Nigeria (N & MCN) and National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) in nursing education, practice and research are discussed.



ATM 227: BASIC HISTOLOGY AND EMBRYOLOGY (2 Credits)

The course explains the description of the formation, development of the embryo and the organ systems, structure and the function of the cell; Epithelia and general microanatomy and basic tissues of the body. It also discusses the Cell structure and function Meiosis (Cell division), Tissues of the body and organs (Tissues of the body such as epithelial tissue, connective tissue, muscular tissue and nervous tissue).

ATM 228: GENERAL GROSS ANATOMY II: (2 Credits)

The course describes the anatomy of the head and neck (including the endocrine system, central nervous system) Prospected specimens will be demonstrated to the students.

PHS 224: PHYSIOLOGY III (2 Credits)

This course describes the renal physiology, reproduction, endocrinology and gastrointestinal tract physiology

PHS 225: PHYSIOLOGY IV (2 Credits)

This course describes the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), Central Nervous System (CNS) and Special Senses.



MBC 221: METABOLISM OF CARBOHYDRATE, PROTEINS AND LIPIDS

(3 Credits)

This course explains Carbohydrate metabolism: Digestion, Absorption, Glycolysis, TCA Cycle, Oxidative phosphorylation, Glycogen metabolism, Pentose Phosphate Pathway, Gluconeogenesis, and Glyoxylate Cycle.

Metabolism of Proteins and Amino acids: Digestion, Deamination, Transamination, Urea Cyle, Glucogenic and Ketogenic Amino acids.

Metabolism of Lipids: Digestion, Absorption, Transportation of Lipids.β- oxidation, Ketone bodies and Ketossis.Integration of Metabolism.

Introductory Kinetics and Energetic



MMB 212: Medical Microbiology and Parasitology(2 Credits)

The course covers the study of characterization and classification of micro-organisms, characteristics of bacteria, micro-organisms other than bacteria, Medical helminthology: control of microorganism and parasites, relationships of microorganisms and parasites to disease.



THIRD YEAR (300 Level) COURSES

FIRST SEMESTER

NSC 311: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING I(2 Credits)

The course introduces students to basic scientific principle and practice of community health and primary health care programs, Family and community health nursing diagnosis, through organized exposure to community health/primary health care programmes. Others include Public Health, primary health care nursing and school health programme.



NSC 312: NUTRITION IN HEALTH AND DISEASES (2 Credits)

The course discusses the historical perspective of nutrition as a science. The nutritional values of food and the effect on health are emphasized. Food purchasing, preparation presentation and diet therapy are studied to enable the student provide well-balanced diet to clients and patients. Historical perspective; Nutrition as a science; classification of food and their nutrition: quality of local foods and diets: Selection and formulation of balanced and weaning diet; Use of food composition tables: Nutrition: requirements and recommended daily calorie requirements. It also entails diabetics and diet in illness.

NSC 313: EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 Credits)

The course introduces students to the principles and methods of epidemiology as they are applied in study of both acute chronic diseases. The common indices of community health, the analytic methods of demography, the theory behind screening programmes, and measures are examined, Critical appraisal of nursing and medical literature are discussed.

 

NSC 314: HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN HEALTH AND DISEASE IN THE COMMUNITY

(3 Credits)

This course explains the characters of the family in health and disease, the Germ Theory as a way of explaining the concept of disease, demography and population dynamics, patterns of life in the community and how these are affected by disease. How patterns of the life and community organization affect care delivery. This course is also designed to enable the student acquire the knowledge of social-Psychological determinants of health behaviors. It enables her to initiate compliance behaviors by utilizing the principles of guidance and counseling. It also explains human development, cultural factors and behavior, beliefs, taboos and behaviors in health and illness. The health-illness continuum, the socialization process, development of personality and character formation, role identity and role function, Patterns of marriage and childbearing practices, group dynamics, leadership, group norms, interpersonal relations, communications, Principles and techniques of guidance and counseling.

 

NSC 315: MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING I(4 Credits)

This course builds on foundation of professional nursing by in-depth study of steps in nursing process and health assessment; holistic approach to nursing care; homeostasis, immunology and psycho physiologic response to illnesses and nursing interventions. Experiences are further provided in the nursing of selected individuals and families to facilitate the theoretical learning and to further develop skills in nursing practice.

Students are introduced to the basic concepts of medical and surgical nursing. The course is taught using the system approach with review of the anatomy and physiology of the relevant systems and drugs used in the management of such conditions.

NSC 316: MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING PRACTICUM (2 Credits)

This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice in Medical – Surgical Nursing the practicum include care of patient with respiratory system disorder, reproductive system disorder, surgical patients as well as care of patient with emergencies, before and after operation, also caring for patients with disorders of the cardiovascular system.

 

NSC 317:Environmental Health (2 Credits)

The course is designed to examine the effects of environmental factors such as water, air, noise, biological, socio-cultural and socio economic on the health of the community, methods of assessing these factors and steps taken to improve on the quality of the environment will be discussed.

 

NSC 318: Community HEALTH Nursing PRACTICUM (2 Credits)

This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice community health nursing.

Organized exposure should take the following format:

I. A period of posting to a defined rural and urban geographical-political community.

II. Analysis and presentation of the data to describe community health problems, Social and health needs and Draw inferences for service objectives related to specific preventive, promotive and health maintenance strategies



CED 300: INTRODUCTION TO THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (2 Credits)

This course introduces Entrepreneur, Getting started, Selecting the legal forms of business, discovering Business Opportunities. It also discuss the legal framework for the Entrepreneurship, Government policies and Entrepreneurial activities, Ethical Issues in business, financing a new venture, Sources of marketing products and services, employing people, establishing and maintaining Accounting Records. Budgeting for planning and Control.

 

SECOND SEMESTER

NSC 321: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING 11 (2 Credits)

Introduction to basic concepts, historical development and scientific principles and practice of community health nursing and primary health care; the development community nursing and primary health care, conceptual foundation of community health practice, elements of community health nurse, community health care, role and responsibility of a community nurse, community health as a PHC practitioner, introduction to planning, programming and evaluation methods in community health, nursing and primary health care, community health nursing diagnosis, through organized exposure to community health/primary health care programmes, Care of Adolescent, Adult and Handicap, Health Education.

 

NSC 322: Community HEALTH Nursing PRACTICUM (2 Credits)

This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice community health nursing..

The organized exposure of students, using problem-based approach to community is as

Follows: -

i A Period of experience in a defined rural/urban geographical-political community.

ii Collection of data for the assessment of health status of the community.

iii Analysis and presentation of the data to describe community health problems, social and health needs, and draw inferences for service objectives related to specific preventive, promotive and health maintenance strategies.

 

NSC 324: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING I (2 Credits)

The course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles off maternal and newborn care. It recognizes the concepts of team approach to maternal and child health practice. It also introduces students to the basic understanding of normal anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive system and the newborn. It further introduces student to the components of reproductive health laying emphasis to strategies that will improve the quality of maternal health services and to increase awareness of maternal issues in the community.

 

NSC 325: Medical-Surgical Nursing II (4 Credits)

This course is designed to acquaint the students with diseases of the cardiovascular, pulmonary and gastro intestinal system. There is a review of appropriate anatomy and physiology, common diagnostic tests and other therapeutic interventions. The nursing process and nursing care plan approach will be utilized in the nursing management of patients with diseases in these systems.

NSC 326: MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING PRACTICUM (2 Credits)

This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice in medical – surgical nursing. The practicum experience entails caring for patient with homeostasis disorders, patients with integumentary disorders, disorders of the musculoskeletal system and dying patients.

NSC 327: MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHIATRIC NURSING (2 Credits)

This course enables the student relate the knowledge of growth and development to mental health disorders and behavioral problems. It encourages her to develop an awareness of acceptance of behavioral changes of the mentally sick. The legal aspects of psychiatric nursing and the nurses role are stressed, history of mental health movement, national and international, growth and development theories, relationship of growth and development of behaviour, classification of mental health disorders, discussion of specific behaviours intervention by health care providers: individual and group approach, therapeutic care, behaviour management, nurses role: legal coverage. This course deals with preventive mental health (primary, secondary and tertiary). It involves the knowledge of the roles of the traditional healers in the society and the effects of urban-rural migration on mental health. The course also deals with the typology of crisis, crisis intervention and planning of community mental health program.

 

NSC 328: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (2 Credits)

The course examines the definition and types of research. It discusses the research process (from the stage of problem identification, through review of literature, methodology, designs, data collection, ethical considerations, analysis and interpretations, discussion of findings and referencing).

 

PCO 320: CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY AND CHEMOTHERAPY (2 Credits)

The course is designed to enable the student acquire the knowledge of the derivation, actions and functions of drugs in the system of the body. It considers problems of drugs therapy and the contribution of traditional chemotherapeutic measure to health maintenance.



BOT 315: BIOSTATISTICS (2 Credits)

This course explains the population and samples, Probability distribution, normal Poison and Binomial distribution, Mean, Standard error, standard deviation, skewness Chi test, Student tests, F-distribution, Regression, Correlation coefficient and Analysis of variance (one way and two ways).

 

MMB 321: General and cellular pathology(3 Credits)

The course covers general mechanisms and causation of disease, pathogenesis of disease and the dynamic nature of disease as it evolves from its incipient stage to its full expression; an appreciation of the disease process as it affects other organs and distant parts of the body and most importantly the patient as a whole. The pathology of selected common diseases will be discussed.

 

CONCENTRATED CLINICAL FOR TEN TO TWELVE WEEKS

  • Medical/Surgical wards

  • Community Health Nursing outfit

  • Special clinical posting.

 

FOURTH YEAR (400 Level) COURSES

FIRST SEMESTER

NSC 411: Research MethodOLOGY (3 Credits)

The course explain the application and use of the research process in identifying and solving nursing problems and other related areas are also discussed. It also discusses the awareness, needs, types of research and the application of research process in identifying and solving nursing problems .

 

NSC 412: PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

(2 Credits)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of education methodology. It stresses the role of the student as a teacher and health education; principle of education, principles of teaching/learning philosophy and objective of education in Nigeria; relationship of the national policy and philosophy on education to the education of nurses; qualities of a teacher, teacher/learner interaction; the learning environment, the learner, deductive and inductive reasoning, concepts of motivation development of instructional objectives; development of course content, method of evaluation; Traditional and modern/innovative teaching method as they apply to health professional education; and educational communication media, development and implementation of teaching plans in clinical setting. Curriculum development involves an over view of course, whereby the student looks at the course critically and objectively as a functional instrument. It involves the development of institutional philosophy, theory, principles and techniques of management in relation to nursing care services.

 

NSC 413: Management of nursing care services (2 Credits)

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the philosophy, theory, principles and techniques of management in relation to nursing care services. Essential tools to effective management will be discussed; and management techniques will be analyzed in relation to nursing care situations at various care settings. The nursing process as a tool for scientific approach to solving problems will be examined. The health care delivery system (national and international), tools of management, communication and interpersonal relationship, interviewing skill, concept of guidance and counseling, elements of nursing management, standard of nursing practice, management, standards of nursing practice, management human and materials of services, budgeting and staffing, supervisory process, concepts of evaluation of clinical settings, accountability and the role research in practice.

 

NSC 414:Maternal and Child Health Nursing AND FAMILY PLANNING II (4 Credits)

The course enables students apply in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the Reproductive system to the practice of normal midwifery. It also enables students to develop specialized knowledge and skills that will enable them manage the expectant mother during pregnancy, labour Puerperum and care of the newborn. It further introduces students to the application of nursing process in patient management.it emphasizes the health of the family during childbearing period with particular attention to the needs of the child.

 

NSC 415: Medical Surgical NursingIII(4 Credits)

The course builds on the students’ prior knowledge thus enabling them to relate the knowledge to the reproductive, urinary, musculoskeletal and Intergumetary systems. Overview of Anatomy and physiology will be discussed. Nursing process will be utilized in nursing care management.

NSC 416: MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING PRACTICUM (2 Credits)

This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice in Medical – Surgical Nursing.

It is the continuation of NSC 326 and special procedures.

 

NSC 417: MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHIATRIC NURSING II (3 Credits)

This course discusses the professional Nurses’ role in the promotion of mental health, the classification of mental disorders and the nurse’s roles. It also explains the introduction to theories of personality and the personality disorders, various therapeutic media of the psychiatric patient and Legal aspects of psychiatric nursing.

NSC 418: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM (2 Credits)

This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice in Maternal and Child Health Care Nursing which is designed to care for antenatal patients the experience include, history taking, physical examination, abdominal inspection, palpation, auscultation, laboratory investigations and health education.

 

PCO 410: CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY AND CHEMOTHERAPY (3 Credits)

The course examines the General principles of chemotherapy, Pharmacology of (1) Antibacterial drugs (2) Antifungal drugs (3) Antiviral Drugs (4) Antiviral Agents (5) Antimalaria and current drug treatment policy (6) Antiparasitic agents.

Special considerations for (a) Antileptrotic agents ant treatment policy (b) Antituberculous therapy and policy (c) antiretroviral agents and Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome(AIDS)treatment policy, Antineoplastic agents.

 

Systemic pharmacology

Course outline

Cardiovaslar system; Antihypertensive drugs, Antiarrhythmic agents, vasodilators and

Vasoconstrictors, drugs in treatment of cardiac failure, antithrombotic agents

Respiratory System; anti tussive agents, bronchodilators and anti-asthmatic agents

Renal system; Diuretics, Urinary antiseptics

Gastrointestinal system: Antacids and andante-peptic ulcer diseases agents, antiemetics, anti-motility agents, cathartics,

Endocrine System; Anti diabetic agents, drugs in management of hyperthyroidism and myxoedema, steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and their uses, drugs in management of Infertility and Erectile dysfunction

Nervous system: Analgesic, analgesic and anti-Anticonvulsants, Convulsant agents. Antidepressant/Anxiolytic agents,

Commonly abused drugs.

Miscellaneous; Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D, E, Folic acid, Iron, Erythropoietin etc.

 

SECOND SEMESTER

NSC 421: NURSING ETHICS AND JURISRUDENCE (2 Credits)

This course is designed to enable the student identify nursing ethics as a component of medical ethics in her practice as a member of the health team. It introduces the student to the status and common law as they affect the nursing profession and nursing practice. It enables her develop a personal philosophy of nursing. Foundation of nursing Ethics (National and international) nursing ethics in Nigeria (problems and prospects), laws and regulations governing nursing practice in Nigeria, ethical considerations and dilemmas, nursing ethics as it relates to the health team, ethical/moral principles, professional ethics and constrains imposed by institutions, the health care system and individual rights: informed consent, abortion, dying and death, behavior control; and discussion of ethical dilemmas and the nurse as an advocate.

 

NSC 422: TEACHING PRACTICE (2 Credits)

The course enables the student utilize the principles and technique of teaching and management in health care settings. Opportunity is given for health education at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of health care.

Managing human, financial and other resources, case studies of successful and failed private nursing enterprises (4Weeks).

 

NSC 423: MANAGEMENT OF NURSING CARE SERVICES PRACTICUM

(2 Credits)

The course enables the student utilize the principles and technique of management in health care settings. Opportunity is given for managing human, financial and other resources, at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of health care. Case studies of successful and failed private nursing enterprises. It enables the student utilize the principles and technique of teaching in health care settings. Opportunity is given for health education at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of health care. The course also provides opportunity to apply teaching concepts and theories in practice.

 

NSC 424: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING III (4 Credits)

The course is a continuation NSC 414 which further lays emphasis on the health of the family during childbearing period with particular attention to the needs of the child. The role of the nurse in family planning and genetic counseling is emphasized. The course covers all aspects of normal midwifery.

 

NSC 425: MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING IV (4 Credits)

This is a continuation of NSC 415 and describes conditions affecting the Nervous and Endocrine System, growth and cellular proliferation and sensorineural conditions. Review of the relevant anatomy and physiology of the system is carried out. The nursing process is used as a framework for delivery of nursing care to these groups of patients.

NOTE: Gerontologic and genetic implications are considered in all the systems.



NSC 426: MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING PRACTICUM (2 Credits)

This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice in Medical – Surgical Nursing in special clinics such as theatre, outpatient, surgical clinic, renal clinic, ENT unit, burns unit, cardio-pulmonary unit etc.

 

NSC 427: HEALTH ECONOMICS (2 Credits)

TheCourse introduces students to the basis of costing of health care and services for effective and efficient delivery of same. Basic principles of economics are discussed.



NSC 428: Maternal and Child Health Nursing PRACTICUM (2 Credits) This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice in Midwifery which is designed to reinforce knowledge and experience in the management of labour, care of mother and in

 

FIRST YEAR (100L) COURSES FOR THE DEPARTMENTS

OF NURSING SCIENCE, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE,

MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY IN THE SCHOOL.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

 

100 LEVEL NURSING SCIENCE

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

TITLE

COURSE CREDITS

STATUS

MTH 111

Algebra and Trigonometry

3

C

CHM 111

Introductory Chemistry I

3

C

CHM 113

Organic Chemistry I

3

C

PHY 111

Mechanics, Thermal Physics and Properties of matter

3

C

AEB 111

Introduction to Animal and Environmental Biology

3

C

PBB 111

Introduction to Plant Biology and Biotechnology

3

C

GST 111

Use of English I

2

C

GST 112

Philosophy & Logic

2

C

GST 113

Nigerian People and Culture

2

C

 

Total Credits----------------------------------24

 

 

100 LEVEL

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

TITLE

COURSE CREDITS

STATUS

AEB 121

The Mammalian body

3

C

AEB 122

Fauna Biodiversity

3

C

PHY 121

Basic principles of physics- heat and thermodynamics

3

C

CHM 124

Organic Chemistry II

3

C

GST 121

Studies, Skills and ICT

2

C

GST 122

Communication in English II

2

C

GST 123

History & Philosophy of Science

2

C

MTH 123

Vector, coordinate geometry and statistics

3

C

 

Total Credits----------------------------------21

 

200L LEVEL

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Units

NSC 211

Foundation of Professional Nursing I

 

2

NSC 212

Clinical Nursing Practicum

 

2

NSC 214

Nutrition and Dietetics

 

2

ATM 217

General Gross Anatomy I

 

2

ATM 218

Human Anatomy I

 

2

PHS 212

Physiology I

 

2

PHS 213

Physiology II

 

2

MBC 210

Introductory Biochemistry

 

3

PSY 211

Developmental Psychology

 

2

TOTAL:

 

 

19

 

200 LEVEL

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Units

NSC 221

Foundation of Professional Nursing II

NSC211

2

NSC 222

Clinical Nursing Practicum

 

2

NSC 223

Perspective in Nursing

 

2

ATM 227

Basic histology and Embryology

 

2

ATM 228

Gross Anatomy II

 

2

PHS 224

Physiology III

 

2

PHS 225

Physiology IV

 

2

MBC 221

Metabolism of Carbohydrate, Proteins and lipids

 

3

MMB 212

Medical Microbiology and Parasitology

 

2

TOTAL:

 

 

19

 

Long Break - Concentrated Clinical Posting: 10 - 12 weeks

 

 

300L LEVEL

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Units

NSC 311

Community Health Nursing I

 

2

NSC 312

Nutrition in Health and Diseases

 

2

NSC 313

Epidemiology

 

3

NSC 314

Human Behaviour In Health and Disease in the community

 

3

NSC 315

Medical Surgical Nursing I

ATM 218, PHS 213,

NSC 211, NSC 221

4

NSC 316

Medical Surgical Nursing Practicum

ATM 218, PHS 213, NSC 211, NSC 221

2

NSC 317

Environmental Health

 

2

NSC 318

Community Health Nursing Practicum

 

2

CED 300

Introduction to Theory and Practice of Entrepreneurship

 

2

TOTAL:

 

 

22

 

 

 

300L LEVEL

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Units

NSC 321

Community Health Nursing II

 

2

NSC 322

Community Health Nursing Practicum

 

2

NSC 324

Maternal and Child Health Nursing I

 

2

NSC 325

Medical Surgical Nursing II

 

3

NSC 326

Medical Surgical Nursing Practicum

 

2

NSC 327

Mental and Psychiatry Nursing I

 

2

NSC 328

Introduction to Research Methodology

 

2

PCO 320

Clinical Pharmacology and Chemotherapy

 

3

BOT 315

Biostatistics

 

2

MMB 321

General and Cellular Pathology

 

2

TOTAL:

 

 

22

Long Break - Concentrated Clinical Posting: 10 - 12 weeks

 

 

400L LEVEL

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Units

NSC 411

Research Methodology

 

2

NSC 412

Principles of Education and Teaching Methodology

 

2

NSC 413

Management of Nursing Care Services

 

2

NSC 414

Maternal and Child Health and Family planning II

 

3

NSC 415

Medical Surgical Nursing III

 

3

NSC 416

Medical Surgical Nursing Practicum

 

2

NSC 417

Mental Health and Psychiatry Nursing II

 

3

NSC 418

Maternal and Child Health Practicum

 

2

PCO 410

Clinical Pharmacology and Chemotherapy

 

3

TOTAL:

 

 

22

 

400 LEVEL

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Units

NSC 421

Nursing Ethics and Jurisprudence

 

2

NSC 422

Teaching Practice

 

2

NSC 423

Management of Nursing Care Services Practicum

 

2

NSC 424

Maternal and Child Health and Family planning III

 

4

NSC 425

Medical Surgical Nursing IV

 

4

NSC 426

Medical Surgical Nursing Practicum

 

2

NSC 427

Health Economics

 

2

NSC 428

Maternal and Child Health Practicum

 

2

TOTAL:

 

 

20

(Long break): Concentrated Clinical – 16 weeks (SIWES)

 

500L LEVEL

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Units

NSC 511

Community Health Nursing III

 

3

NSC 512

Community Health Nursing Practicum

 

2

NSC 513

Health Education

 

2

NSC 514

Maternal and Child Health Nursing IV

 

3

NSC 515

Medical Surgical Nursing V

 

2

NSC 517

Research Project I

 

3

NSC 518

Maternal and Child Health Practicum

 

2

NSC 519

Seminar in Nursing

 

3

TOTAL:

 

 

20

 

Electives

NSC 500

Geriatric Nursing

 

4

NSC 501

Radiology/

Radiotherapy Nursing

 

4

NSC 502

Ophthalmic Nursing

 

4

NSC 503

Orthopedic Nursing

 

4

NSC 504

Dermatology Nursing

 

4

NSC 505

Genetic Nursing

 

4

 

500 LEVEL

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Units

NSC 521

Community Health Nursing IV

 

3

NSC 522

Community Health Nursing Practicum

 

2

NSC 523

Counseling Skills in Nursing

 

2

NSC 524

Maternal and Child Health Nursing

 

3

NSC 525

Maternal and Child Health Practicum

 

2

NSC 527

Research Project II

 

6

NSC 528

Seminar in Nursing

 

2

TOTAL:

 

 

20

 

Electives

NSC 506

Orthorhinolaryngology Nursing

 

3

NSC 507

Anaesthetic Nursing

 

3

NSC 508

Peri-operative Nursing

 

3

NSC 509

Peadiatrics Nursing

 

3

NSC 510

Intensive Care Nursing

 

3

 

 

Admission and Graduation Requirements

UTME

Candidates seeking admission into B.N.Sc. programme should possess the minimum entry qualifications as contained under general issues on Basic Medical Sciences.

 

Direct Entry

Candidates possessing Registered Nursing Certificate (RN) and the required five subjects at ‘O’ level may be admitted by direct entry.

 

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