Syllabus

Mental Health Nursing for Basic B.Sc. (Nursing)

Placement : b.sc 3rd year

Hours of Instruction

 Theory 90hours

 Practical 270 hours

 Total: 360 hours

S.NO                                              TOPIC                                 DOMAIN HRS
1.      Introduction

  • Mental Health and Mental Illness, Historical perspectives , Trends, issues epidemiology of mental health problems, national mental health act, scope of mental health nursing, concept of normal and abnormal behavior.
  • National mental health program – Human rights of mentally ill
  • Mental Health/ Mental Illness
  • Classification of mental illnesses
  • Challenges and Scope of psychiatric nursing
  • Standards of Psychiatric nursing
  • Multi-disciplinary team and role of nurse
  •  Role of psychiatric nurse- extended and expanded
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2.
  • Principal and concepts of mental health nursing
  • Definition mental health nursing and terminology used
  • ICD
  • Mal adaptive behavior of individuals and group
  • Principles of mental health practice
  • Etiology bio-psychosocial factors
  • Existential model
  • Role of nurse
  • Psychoanalytic model
  • Behavioral model
  • Interpersonal order

 

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3.
  • Assesment of mental health status
  • History taking
  • Mental status examination
  • Mini mental status  examination
  • Neurological examination
  • Role of nurse
  • Psychological test

 

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4.
  • Therapeutic communication and nurse patient relationship
  • Review communication process, factors affecting communication, Communication with individuals and in groups
  • Types
  • Techniques
  • Characteristics
  • Ethics and responsibility
  • Elements of nurse patient contract
  • Goals phases
  • Therapeutic techniques
  • Barrier of communication with specific reference to psychopathology
  • Therapeutic attitudes, Dynamics of a therapeutic Nurse-client relationship; Therapeutic use of self Gaining self-awareness
  • Therapeutic nurse-patient relationship its phases ; Conditions essential to development of a therapeutic
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5.
  • Treatment modalities and therapies used in mental disorders
  • Psycho pharmacology
  • Psychological therapies
  • Deviational; therapies
  • Biofeedback
  • Alternatives systems of medicines occupational therapy
  • Role of nurse
  • Physical theraphy
  • Geriatric consideration

 

 

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6. Nursing management of patient with schizophrenia and psychotic disorder

  • Etiology , psycho-pathology
  • Clinical manifestation
  • management
  • Treatment modalities and nursing management of patient with schizophrenia
  • Geriatric consideration
  • Role of nurse

 

 

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7.
  • Nursing management of patientwith mood disorders
  • Mood disorder
  • Bipolar affective disorder, mania , depression 
  • Etiology , psycho-pathology
  • Clinical manifestation
  • Treatment modalities and nursing management of patient with mood
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8.
  • Nursing management of patient with neurotic, stress related and somatization disorders
  • Anxiety disorder, phobias dissociation and conversion disorders
  • Obsessive convulsion disorder
  • Etiology, psycho pathology, clinical manifestation, diagnosis
  • History taking, physical and mental assesment
  • Treatment modalities and nursing management of patients with neurotic
  • Geriatric consideration
  • Assesment of patient with disorder
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9.
  • Nursing management of patient with substance abuse disorder
  • Commonly used psychgotropic substances
  • Classification, forms, rouytes, action, intoxication and with drawl
  • Etiology of dependence; tolerance, psychological and physical dependence , withdrawl syndrome
  • Nursing assesment history , physical mental assesment
  • Nursing management of patrient with substance abuse disorder
  • follow up care geriatric consideration
 

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  • Nursing management of patient with personality, sexual and eating disoreder
  • Classification of disorders etiology, psychompathology, mental assesment
  • Treatment modalities and nursing management
  • Geriatric consideration and role of nurse

 

 

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11.
  • Nursing management of childhood and adolescent disorders including mental deficiency
  • Classification of disorder
  • Etiology, psychopathology
  • Nursing assesment
  • History physical, mental assesment
  • Diagnosis
  • Gerioatric consideration
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12.
  • Nursing management of patient with organic brain disorders
  • Classification; ICD
  • Etiology, psychopathology, clinical features, diagnosis and differential diagnosis
  • Treatment modalities
  • Nursing management
  • Assesment
  • Geriatric considwration
  • Role of nurse

 

 

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13.
  • Psychiatric emergency and crisis intervention
  • Types and their manage,ent
  • Stress adaption model
  • Types of crisis
  • Crisis intervention
  • Geriatric consideration
  • Role of nurse 
  • Legal issues in mental health nursing
  • Act; mental health act in 1987 act sections, articles and their implication
  • Indian lunacy act 1912 rights of mentally ill clients
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Acts related to narcotic and psychotrophic substance and illegal drugs
  • Admission and discharge procedure
  • Role of nurse
  • Community mental health nursing
  • Development of ,ental health services
  • National mental health programmes
  • Institutionalization versus de institutionalization
  • Model of preventivepsychiatric level of prevention
  • Mental health nursing issues for special population
  • Role of nurse
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Admission 2017