Child Health Nursing

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

              HOURS

Theory:          150 Hours

Clinical:          650 Hours

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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.
 

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10 Hrs

II History taking

  • ‰ Developmental assessment
  • ‰ Physical assessment
  • ‰ Nutritional assessment
  • ‰ Family assessment
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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        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.
 

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         15Hrs
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.
 

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         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.
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          15Hrs
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.
 

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           30Hrs
IX IMNCI
(Integrated management of neonatal and childhood illnesses)
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30 Hrs

Admission 2017