Syllabus | M. Sc. (Child Health [Paediatric] Nursing)

Advance Nursing Practice
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1 Nursing as a Profession

  • History of development of Nursing profession,Characteristics
  • criteria of the profession
  • perspective of Nursing profession-national, global
  • Code of ethics (INC)
  • Code of professional conduct (INC),
  • Autonomy and accountability
  • Assertiveness
  • Visibility of Nurses
  • legal considerations
  • Role of regulatory bodies

• Professional organizations and unions-self defence, individual and collective bargaining.
• Educational preparations, continuing education, career opportunities,
• Professional Advancement & role and scope of Nursing Education.
• Role of research, leadership and management.
• Quality assurance in Nursing (INC).
• Futuristic Nursing

 

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2 Health care delivery
• Health care environment,

  • economics,
  • constraints,
  • planning process,
  • policies, political process vis a Nursing profession.

• Health care delivery system- national, state, district and local level.
• Major stakeholders in the health care system-Government, non-govt., Industry and other
professionals.
• Patterns of Nursing care delivery in India.
• Health care delivery concerns, national health and family welfare programs,

  • inter sectoral coordination,
  • role of nongovernmental agencies.
  • Information, education and communication (IEC).

• Tele-medicine.

 

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3 Genetics
• Review of cellular division, mutation and law of inheritance
human genome project
The Genomic era.
• Basic concepts of Genes
Chromosomes & DNA.
• Approaches to common genetic disorders.• Genetic testing – basis of genetic diagnosis, Pre symptomatic and predisposition testing
Prenatal diagnosis & screening, Ethical, legal & psychosocial issues in genetic testing.
• Genetic counseling.
• Practical application of genetics in Nursing.

 

 

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4 Epidemiology
• Scope, epidemiological approach and methods
Morbidity, mortality,
Concepts of causation of diseases and their screening,
• Application of epidemiology in health care delivery, Health surveillance and health informatics
• Role of Nurse
 

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5 Bio-Psycho social pathology
• Path physiology and Psychodynamics of disease causation.
• Life processes,

  • homeostatic mechanism,
  • biological and psycho-social dynamics in causation of disease,life style.

• Common problems: Oxygen insufficiency, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, nutritional Problems, haemorrhage and shock

  • altered body temperature,unconsciousness
  • sleep pattern and its disturbances
  • Pain and sensory deprivation.

• Treatment aspects: pharmacological and pre- post operative care aspects,
• Cardio pulmonary resuscitation.
• End of life Care
• Infection prevention (including HIV) and standard safety measures, bio-medical waste Management.
• Role of Nurse- Evidence based Nursing practice; Best practices
• Innovations in Nursing.

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6 Philosophy and Theories of Nursing
• Values, Conceptual Models and Approaches.
• Nursing theories: Nightingale’s, Hendersons’s, Roger’s, Peplau’s, Abdella’s, Lewine’s,
Orem’s, Johnson’s, King’s, Neuman’s, Roy’s, Watson Parsce, etc and their applications,
• Health belief models, communication and management, etc
• Concept of Self health.
• Evidence based practice model. 
 

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7 Nursing process approach
• Health Assessment- illness status of patients/clients (Individuals, family, community),

  • Identification of health illness problems, health behaviours
  •  signs and symptoms of clients.

• Methods of collection, analysis and utilization of data relevant to Nursing Process.

  • Formulation of nursing care plans

health goals, implementation, modification and evaluation of care.

 

 

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8 Psychological aspects and Human relations
• Human behaviour, Life processes & growth and development, personality development, defence mechanisms,
• Communication, interpersonal relationships, individual and group, group dynamics, and
organizational behaviour,
• Basic human needs, Growth and development, (Conception through preschool, School age through adolescence, Young & middle adult, and Older adult)
• Sexuality and sexual health.
• Stress and adaptation, crisis and its intervention, Coping with loss, death and grieving,
• Principles and techniques of Counselling.
 

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9 Nursing practice
• Framework, scope and trends.
• Alternative modalities of care, alternative systems of health and complimentary therapies.
• Extended and expanded role of the Nurse, in promotive, preventive, curative and restorative health care delivery system in community and institutions.
• Health promotion and primary health care.
• Independent practice issues: – Independent Nurse-midwifery practitioner.
• Collaboration issues and models-within and outside Nursing.
• Models of Prevention,
• Family Nursing, Home Nursing,
• Gender sensitive issues and women empowerment.
• Disaster Nursing.
• Geriatric considerations in Nursing.
• Evidence based Nursing practice- best practices
• Trans-cultural Nursing.
 

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10 Computer applications for patient care delivery system and Nursing Practice
• Use of computers in teaching, learning, research and Nursing practice.
• Windows, MS office: Word, Excel, Power Point,
• Internet, literature search,
• Statistical packages,
• Hospital management information system: software.
 

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