Child Health Nursing

Curriculum | M. Sc. (Child Health [Paediatric] Nursing)
S.No Topic Learning objective Teaching Guidelines Methodology Time
I Introduction

  • Historical development of Pediatrics and Pediatric Nursing in India.
  • Current status of child health in India;
  • Trends in Pediatrics and Pediatric Nursing,
  • Ethical and cultural issues in pediatric care
  • Rights of children
  • National health policy for children, special laws and ordinances relating to children.
  • National goals
  • Five year plans
  • National health programs related to child health.
Explain the historical development of pediatric, modem concept of child care and current status of child in India.

Understand the concept
of the child health care,
trends & emerging
challenges for pediatric
nurses

Describe national policy programmes and ethical and cultural issues in relation to child health and welfare.

To Cover Historical development of Pediatrics and Pediatric Nursing in India, Current status of child health in India, Trends in Pediatrics and Pediatric Nursing,
Ethical and cultural issues in pediatric care ,Rights of children
National health policy for children, special laws and ordinances relating to children.
National goals ,Five year plans ,
National health programs related to child health. 
Teaching seminar
Students seminar
Project on collection of vital statistics related to child health.
Teaching seminar
Interactive seminar 
10 Hrs
II History taking

  • ‰ Developmental assessment
  • ‰ Physical assessment
  • ‰ Nutritional assessment
  • ‰ Family assessment
Discuss physical, developmental, and nutritional assessment of
pediatric clients.
To cover Developmental assessment Physical assessment Nutritional assessment , Family assessment.  

Conventional method
Demonstration

10 Hrs
III Hospitalized child

  • Meaning of hospitalization of the child, preparation for hospitalization, effects of hospitalization on the child and family Stressors and reactions related to developmental stages, play activities for ill hospitalized child.
  • Nursing care of hospitalized child and family -principles and practices
Describe the major functions and role of the paediatric nurse in caring for a hospitalized child.

Describe the principles of child health nursing.

To cover Meaning of hospitalization of the child, preparation for hospitalization, effects of hospitalization on the child and family Stressors and reactions related to developmental stages, play activities for ill hospitalized child. Nursing care of hospitalized child and family -principles and practices  

Conventional method

Teaching seminar

Problem based learning

10 Hrs
IV Pre-natal Pediatrics

  • Embryological and fetal development, Prenatal factors influencing growth and development of fetus,  Genetic patterns of common pediatric disorders, chromosomal aberrations, genetic assessment and counseling legal and ethical aspects of genetic, screening and counseling role of nurse in genetic counseling,
  • Importance of prenatal care and role of pediatric nurse.
Describe prenatal pediatrics. To cover Embryological and fetal development, Prenatal factors influencing growth and development of fetus,  Genetic patterns of common pediatric disorders, chromosomal aberrations, genetic assessment and counseling legal and ethical aspects of genetic, screening and counseling role of nurse in genetic counseling,
Importance of prenatal care and role of pediatric nurse.
 

Unconventional method

Horizontal teaching

Teaching seminar

15 Hrs
V Growth and Development of children

  • Principles of growth and development,
  • Concepts and theories of growth and development,
  • Developmental tasks and special needs from infancy to adolescence, developmental milestones,
  • Assessment of growth and development of pediatric clients,
  • Factors affecting growth and development.
Describe the normal
growth & development
of children
To cover Principles of growth and development, Concepts and theories of growth and development, Developmental tasks and special needs from infancy to adolescence, developmental milestones, Assessment of growth and development of pediatric clients and Factors affecting growth and development.  

Role play
Videos Plotting of growth chart

Conventional method

Teaching seminar
Demonstration

15 Hrs
VI Behavioral Pediatrics and Pediatric Nursing

  • Parent child relationship,
  • Basic behavioral pediatric principles and specific behavioral problems
  • pediatric concepts/disorders- maternal deprivation, failure to thrive, child abuse, the battered child,
  • Common behavioral problems and their management,
  • Child guidance clinic.
Describe the  management of
behavioral disorders and common health problems of children, Demonstrate skills
in the prevention &
implementation of medical & nursing management of
behavioral disorders&
common health problems.
To cover Parent child relationship,
Basic behavioral pediatric principles and specific behavioral  pediatric concepts/disorders- maternal deprivation, failure to thrive, child abuse, the battered child,
Common behavioral problems and their management, Child guidance clinic
 

Student seminar
Teaching seminar

Interactive seminar
Unconventional method

15 Hrs
VII Preventive Pediatrics and Pediatric Nursing

  • Concept, aims and scope of preventive pediatrics,
  •  Maternal health and its influence on child health antenatal aspects of preventive pediatrics, Immunization, expanded program on immunization/

universal immunization program and
cold chain,

  • Nutrition and nutritional requirements of children, changing patterns of feeding, baby- friendly hospital initiative and exclusive breast feeding,
  • Health education, nutritional education for children
  • Nutritional programs
  • National and international organizations related to child  health,
  • Role of pediatric nurse in the hospital and community.
Discuss concept of preventive pediatrics.

Appreciate the preventive measures and strategies for children

 

Identify the nutritional needs of children at different ages and ways of meeting the needs

To cover maternal health and its influence on child health antenatal aspects of preventive pediatrics,
Immunization, baby- friendly hospital initiative, breast feedingHealth education, nutritional education for children
Nutritional programs

National and international organizations related to child  health,

Role of pediatric nurse in the hospital and community.

 

Demonstration

Simulation.

 

Visit to anganwadi schools, remand homes & adoption centers

Teaching seminar

Student seminar

15 Hrs
VIII Neonatal Nursing

  • New born baby- profile and characteristics of the new born, Assessment of the new born, Nursing care of the new born at birth, care of the new born and family.
  • High risk newborn- pre term and term neonate and growth retarded babies,
  • Identification and classification of neonates with infections,
  • HIV & AIDS, Ophthalmia neonatorum, congenital syphilis.
  • High risk new born- Identification, classification and nursing management  Organization of neonatal care, services(Levels), transport, neonatal intensive care unit, organization and management of nursing services in NICU.
Provide care to normal &high risk neonates

Perform neonatal resuscitation.

Recognize and manage Common neonatal problems

To cover nursing care of the new born at birth, care of the new born and family.
High risk newborn- pre term and term neonate and growth retarded babies,
Identification and classification of neonates with infections,
HIV & AIDS, Ophthalmia neonatorum, congenital syphilis.
Identification, classification and nursing management of  high risk new born-  Organization of neonatal care, services(Levels), transport, neonatal intensive care unit, organization and management of nursing services in NICU.
 

Demonstration
Conventional method

Student seminar

Teaching seminar

30 Hrs
IX IMNCI
(Integrated management of neonatal and childhood illnesses)
Discuss the management of neonatal illness, To cover  Integrated management of neonatal and childhood illnesses Student seminar
Interactive seminar
30Hrs
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