Curriculum Plan | Community Health Nursing

HOURS PROVIDED                   

  • THEORY –  150 hours
  • PRACTICAL    –  660 hours

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to assist in developing expertise and in-depth understanding in the field of community health nursing. It will help students to develop advanced skills for nursing intervention in various aspects of community health care settings. It will enable the student to function as community health nurse practitioner/ specialist. It will further enable the student to function as educator, manager and researcher in the field of community health nursing.

S.NO TOPIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES

(At the end of the session the students will be able to

TEACHING GUIDELINES METHODOLOGY TIME
1 Introduction
• Historical development of Community Health and Community health Nursing- World and India, various health and family welfare committees
• Current status, trends and challenges of Community Health Nursing
• Health status of the Community-community diagnosis
• Scope of Community health Nursing practice
• Ethical and legal issues
• Socio-cultural issues in Community health Nursing
• National Policies, plans and programmes
• National health policy
• National Population policy
• National Health and welfare Programmes
• National Health goals/ indicators/ Millennium developmental
goals(MDG)/ Strategies
• Planning process: Five year plans
• National Rural Health Mission
• Panchayat raj institutions
Discuss the historical development of Community Health and Community health Nursing- World and India, various health and family welfare committees
Discuss the current status, trends and challenges of Community Health Nursing
Describe the health status of the Community-community diagnosis
Elaborate the scope of Community health Nursing practice
Explain the ethical , legal issues
and socio-cultural issues in Community health Nursing
discuss National Policies, plans and programmes
To cover historical development of Community Health and Community health Nursing, various health and family welfare committees, current status, trends and challenges of community health nursing, health status of the community-community diagnosis; scope of community health nursing practice, ethical and legal issues, socio-cultural issues in community health nursing, National policies, plans and programmes, National health policy, National Population policy, National Health and welfare Programmes, National Health goals/ indicators/ Millennium developmental
goals(MDG)/ Strategies, Planning process: Five year plans, National Rural Health Mission and Panchayat raj institutions
Lecture cum discussion onhistorical development of Community Health and Community health Nursing

Interactive session on ethical, legal issues and socio-cultural issues in

Didactic lecture on
national policies, plans and programmes

10 hours
2 Health
• Concepts, issues
• Determinants
• Measurements
• Alternate systems for health promotion and management of health problems
• Health economics
• Health technology
• Genetics and health
• Waste disposal
• Eco system
Discuss Concepts, issues, determinants and measurements

Explain  alternate systems for health promotion and management of health problems.
Describe health economics and health technology
Discuss genetics and health
Discuss waste disposal
Discuss  eco system

To cover the concepts, issues, determinants, measurements, Alternate systems for health promotion and management of health problems, Health economics, Health technology, Genetics and health, Waste disposal and Eco system Teaching seminar

Interactive session

Didactic lecture

Field visits to water supply, sewage disposal,

Clinical Postings in AYUSH Department in CHC

10 hrs
3 Population dynamics and control
• Demography
• Transition and theories of population
• National population policy
• National population programmes
• Population control and related programmes
• Methods of family limiting and spacing
• Research, Census, National Family Health Survey
Explain demography, the transition and theories of population

Elaborate National population policy, National population programmes, Population control and related programmes
Explain the methods of family limiting and spacing
Discuss  research, census and  National Family Health Survey

To cover demography, transition and theories of population,  National population policy, National population programmes, population control and related programmes, methods of family limiting and spacing, research, census and National family health Survey. Lecture cum discussion

Didactic lecture

visit to family planning camp

Clinical Postings in CHC, PHC

15 hrs
4 Community health Nursing
• Philosophy, Aims, Objectives, Concepts, Scope, Principles, Functions
• Community health Nursing theories and models
• Quality assurance: Community health Nursing standards, competencies, Monitoring community health nursing, nursing audits
Family nursing and Family centered nursing approach• Family health nursing process
o Family health assessment
o Diagnosis
o Planning
o Intervention
o Evaluation
• Nursing care for special groups: children, adolescents, adults,women, elderly, physically and mentally challenged- Urban and rural population at large• Community nutrition
• Concept, role and responsibilities of community health Nurse practitioners/nurse midwifery practitioners-decision making skills, professionalism, legal issues
Discuss philosophy, aims, objectives, concepts, scope, principles and  functions.
Explain community health nursing theories and models.
Elaborate quality assurance, standards, competencies, monitoring community health nursing and nursing auditsDiscuss family nursing and family centered nursing approachExplain family health nursing process

Discuss nursing care for special groups

 

Discuss community nutrition
Explain the concept, role and responsibilities of community health nurse practitioners/nurse midwifery practitioners-decision making skills, professionalism, legal issues

To cover philosophy, aims, objectives, concepts, scope, principles, functions, community health nursing theories and models, Quality assurance,  Community health Nursing standards, competencies, Monitoring community health nursing, nursing audits, family nursing and family centered nursing approach, family health nursing process, nursing care for special groups, community nutrition; concept, role and responsibilities of community health Nurse practitioners/nurse midwifery practitioners-decision making skills, professionalism and legal issues Didactic lecture

 

Demonstration on family health assessment

 

 

Family visits

Clinical Postings in CHC, PHC

30 hrs
5 Maternal and neonatal care
• IMNCI(Integrated Management of Neonatal And Childhood Illnesses) module• Skilled Birth Attendant (SBA) module
Explain  IMNCI(Integrated Management of Neonatal And Childhood Illnesses) module

Discuss Skilled Birth Attendant (SBA) module

To cover  IMNCI module
and Skilled Birth Attendant (SBA) module
Teaching seminar

Interactive session

45 hrs
6 Disaster nursing
 INC module on Reaching out: (Nursing Care in emergencies)
Discuss INC module on Reaching out: Nursing Care in emergencies To cover INC module on Reaching out: Nursing Care in emergencies Interactive session

Disaster drill

15 hrs
7 Information, education and communication
• IEC/BCC: Principles and strategies
• Communication Skills
• Management information and evaluation system: Records and reports
• Information technology
• Tele-medicine and tele-nursing
• Journalism
• Mass media
• Folk media
Explain the Principles and strategies of IEC
Discuss communication skills
Describe the management information and evaluation system:Describe information technology, tele-medicine and tele-nursingDiscuss journalism, mass media and folk media
To cover principles and strategies of  IEC, communication Skills, management information and evaluation system, information technology, tele-medicine and tele-nursing, journalism, mass media and folk media Teaching seminar

Interactive session

Field visits

Clinical postings

Group projects

Role plays

10 hrs
8 Health care delivery system: Urban, rural, tribal and difficult
areas                          
• Health organization: National, State, District, CHC, PHC, Sub Centre, Village – Functions, Staffing, pattern of assistance, layout, drugs, equipments and supplies, roles and Responsibilities of DPHNO
• Critical review of functioning of various levels, evaluation studies, recommendations and nursing perspectives
• Alternative systems of medicine• Training and supervision of health workers Health agencies: NGO’s, Roles and functions
• Inter-sectoral coordination
• Public private partnership
• Challenges of health care delivery system
Describe the functioning of various levels, evaluation studies, recommendations and nursing perspectives
Explain the alternative systems of medicine
Discuss the training and supervision of health workers, health agenciesExplain inter-sectoral coordination
and public private partnership
Discuss the challenges of health care delivery system
To cover the health organization,
the functioning of various levels, recommendations and nursing perspectives,  the alternative systems of medicine, the training and supervision of health workers, health agencies, inter-sectoral coordination , public private partnership and the challenges of health care delivery system
Teaching seminar

 

Interactive session

 

Field visits

 

Clinical postings

15 hrs

REFRENCES

  • Basavanthappa B.T., “Community Health Nursing”, 2nd Jaypee Publishers.2007 New Delhi, 2012 reprint.
  • Clement I. “Basic Concepts of Community Health Nursing”. 2nd Jaypee Publishers, New Delhi, 2009.
  • Gulani K. “ Principles and Practice : Community Health Nursing”. Kumar Publishers. New Delhi .2015.
  • Hiremath D. “Essentials of Community Medicine”.Ist edition. Jaypee Publishers. New Delhi. 2005.
  • Kamalam S. “ Essentials of Community Health Nursing”. 3rd Jaypee Publishers. New Delhi.
  • Park k. “Text Book of Preventive and Social Medicine” 21th Banarsidas Bhannot publishers 2013.
  • Prabhakara G.N., “ Biostatistics ”, 2nd edition. Jaypee publishers.2014.
  • Suryakantha A.H. “Community Medicine with Recent Advances”. 3rd Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Ltd. New Delhi, 20014
Admission 2017