Syllabus | M. Sc. (Child Health [Paediatric] Nursing)Advance Nursing Practice
|1||Nursing as a Profession
• Professional organizations and unions-self defence, individual and collective bargaining.
|2||Health care delivery
• Health care environment,
• Health care delivery system- national, state, district and local level.
• 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.
• Scope, epidemiological approach and methods
Concepts of causation of diseases and their screening,
• Application of epidemiology in health care delivery, Health surveillance and health informatics
• Role of Nurse
|5||Bio-Psycho social pathology
• Path physiology and Psychodynamics of disease causation.
• Life processes,
• Common problems: Oxygen insufficiency, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, nutritional Problems, haemorrhage and shock
• Treatment aspects: pharmacological and pre- post operative care aspects,
|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.
|7||Nursing process approach
• Health Assessment- illness status of patients/clients (Individuals, family, community),
• Methods of collection, analysis and utilization of data relevant to Nursing Process.
health goals, implementation, modification and evaluation of care.
|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
• 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.
• 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.
|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.