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Summary of Courses for study for BSN program

Year I - Semester 1

Course Description:

Prerequisites: None
This course covers the basic skills of the English language that are required at the undergraduate level of studies in Medical Sciences. It focuses on reading, writing, listening and speaking effectively in English. A comprehensive review of essential syntax and semantics required for medical education in provided.

Credit Hours: (3-0-0=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: None
This course aims at teaching communication skills in Arabic language. The course focuses on the skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. The broad goal of this course is to enable the students to have better understanding of Arabic language to communicate with patients and hospital staff in their profession.

Credit Hours: (3-0-0=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: None
The goal of this course is to teach basic computer skills necessary in an academic environment including, use of the internet and other computer programs for research and data analysis.

Credit Hours: (3-0-0=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: None
An introduction to the definition of Nursing and Health. Emphasis is on the relevance of context and on caring, nursing history and professionalism, nursing process, skills in assessment, basic procedures and communication.

Credit Hours: (3-2-1=6)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: None
This course is a study of normal anatomy of the human body through lecture, demonstration visuals and hands on laboratory experience. It will provide the student with a basis for clinical nursing practice.

Credit Hours: (1-0.5-0=1.5)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: None
Physiology of the body systems will be explored, including reproduction, homeostasis and fluid balance. Learned through lecture, demonstration, visuals and hands on laboratory experience.

Credit Hours: (1-0.5-0=1.5)


Year 1 - Semester 2

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
The course is need based for professionals in health care. It focuses on the soft skills in the English language required by the medical professional to interact with patients and their families. At every level it emphasizes on empathy and active listening skills while interacting with patients, their families as well as their own colleagues. Students are exposed to techniques of communicating in different contexts encountered by a medical and health sciences professional as well as a whole range of Public speaking skills including conference presentations.

Credit Hours: (3-0-0=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
Nutrition and Dietetics is a two credit course offered in the second semester. It is a foundation course in nutrition to provide the students a perspective on some of the links between diet, health and disease. Introduction to diet therapy in disease states is integrated throughout the course.

Credit Hours: (1.5-0.5-0=2)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
This course provides first-year nursing students with knowledge of principles of medical microbiology and immunology that will support the study of the role of microbes in disease production. This will prepare the students for the practice of infection control measures and their role in diagnosis and management of infectious diseases.

Credit Hours: (2.5-0.5-0=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
This course is continuation from Foundations of Nursing-1; the student continues to develop her/his knowledge and skill in recognizing and carrying out the basic needs of patients, integrating scientific principles using problem solving approach and nursing skills procedures. End of life care and basic emergency care will be introduced.

Credit Hours: (3-2-4=9)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I.

Credit Hours: (1-0.5-0=1.5)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I.

Credit Hours: (1-0.5-0=1.5)


Year 2 - Semester 1

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 1, Semester I & II courses
This course explores the fundamental principles of nursing ethics and encourages reflection on and discussion about personal and professional values within nursing practice contexts. Students will analyse some of the most common and difficult ethical dilemmas faced by nurses. These dilemmas will be analyzed with consideration to ethical reasoning and decision-making.

Credit Hours: (1-0-0=1)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 1, Semester I & II courses
In this course, students will synthesize pharmacological concepts; explain the terminology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and precautions for prototype drugs for multiple organ systems will be studied. Major emphasis will be placed on nursing management practices that minimize the adverse effects and maximize therapeutic effects in patients and the role of nurse in pharmacological research.

Credit Hours: (2-0-0=2)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 1, Semester I & II courses
This is a system based introductory biochemistry course dealing with the basic concepts of bio molecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes and the functioning of musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, blood, respiratory, cardiovascular, excretory, and endocrine systems. The students are also exposed to the fundamental aspects of molecular biology and its relation to the causes of common diseases.

Credit Hours: (1-0.5-0=1.5)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 1, Semester I & II courses
This course is to introduce students to fundamental pathology of the human body and examine physiological change that results in disruptive adaptive responses throughout the lifespan. These disruptive responses are approached in a systematic manner. A combination of identified cellular concepts and a body systems approach is utilized to structure course content. Included are basic cellular processes in human pathology.

Credit Hours: (1-0.5-0=1.5)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 1, Semester I & II courses
This course deals with variety of adult patients including geriatrics with specific medical and surgical conditions, communicable diseases, instructional therapeutic nutrition with special emphasis on problem solving approach of comprehensive patient care which includes diet therapy and health education.

Credit Hours: (2-0.5-2=4.5)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 1, Semester I & II courses
Community Health Nursing course is designed to assist the learner in acquiring knowledge and skills for health promotion, maintenance, or restoration of individuals, families, or groups of various ages and cultures in the community settings.

Credit Hours: (1-0.5-1=2.5)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 1, Semester I & II courses
General Psychology is a survey of various methods, principles, and theories of scientific psychology as applied to the study and understanding of human thoughts, emotions and behaviors. It also includes physiological foundations of behavior, growth and development, learning and memory. Motivation and emotions, personality, stress and adjustment, social interactions, and psychological disorders and treatment approaches are also included

Credit Hours: NPS 7203


Year 2: Semester II

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I.

Credit Hours: (1-0-0=1)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I.

Credit Hours: (1-0-0=1)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I.

Credit Hours: (1-0.5-0=1.5)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I.

Credit Hours: (1-0.5-0=1.5)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I.

Credit Hours: (2-0.5-2=4.5)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I.

Credit Hours: (2-0.5-2=4.5)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: None
This course is designed to develop a better understanding of Islamic belief and its application in life besides focusing on current modern medical and science issues in Islam. The broad goal of this course is to enable the students to have better understanding of Islamic medical issues and appreciation of Islam as a way of life, its impact in the field of medicine, the contribution of Islam to medical in general, and to sciences in particular.

Credit Hours: (3-0-0=3)


Year 3: Semester 1

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I & II courses
This course includes the philosophy and objectives of nursing education concepts and principles of curriculum development, evaluation, guidance and counselling including methods of teaching.

Credit Hours: (2-0-0=2)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I & II courses
This course focuses on the most common acute and long-term health problems of the child. Effects of illness and hospitalization on the child and family unit will also be explored. The course includes a practicum component with experience in the acute care and wellchild setting. The use of normal growth and development criteria are stressed.

Credit Hours: (2-1-1=4)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I & II courses
This course introduces the basic principles and concepts of mental health nursing. Emphasis will be on therapeutic interventions and nursing care for mentally ill clients and their caregivers. This also includes rehabilitative aspects of the patients with mental illness.

Credit Hours: (1.5-0.5-1=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I & II courses
This course is continuation of Adult Health Nursing 1. The emphasis is on medical-surgical specialties - Haematology, Immunology, Integumentary, musculoskeletal, ENT, and Ophthalmology. Planned and guided experiences shall be provided in acute care units including adult medical and surgical settings and also in the specialty units. Nursing concepts basic to health and illness shall be examined across the continuum of individuals and family.

Credit Hours: (1-1-1=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I & II courses
This course explores the organizational strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision-making in health care. Introduction to management skills needed by professional nurses with clinical application in diverse settings is also provided.

Credit Hours: (2-0-1=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I & II courses
The course introduces students to the status of nursing in the UAE health care system, perspectives to be explored will include social, political, organizational, and legal/ethical factors. The continuing debate about the essence of nursing including professional issues will be examined. Current issues will be critically analysed in relation to their influence on the nursing profession and nursing practice.

Credit Hours: (1-0-0=1)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I & II courses
This course covers major sociological themes which are relevant to nursing and health care. Topics include key areas which form the context of everyday life for both nurses and patients, exploring families, work and organizations, religion and belief systems, social class and disadvantaged groups. Various aspects of healthcare provision, including healthcare policy, organizational change, issues of power and communication, the nursing work and partnerships in providing care in the community are emphasized. Some of the common sociological theories are also introduced throughout the course.

Credit Hours: (3-0-0=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I & II courses
This course is designed to assist the students to acquire an understanding of the research methodology and statistics and its application to nursing. It will further enable the students to critique research studies and recognize the value of utilizing evidence based nursing practice to improve quality of care.

Credit Hours: (2-0-0=2)


Year 3: Semester II

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I

Credit Hours: (1-2-0=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I

Credit Hours: (1-0-2=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I

Credit Hours: (2-0-2=4)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I

Credit Hours: (2-0-2=4)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I

Credit Hours: (1-0-1=2)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I

Credit Hours: (1-0-0=1)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I and here it includes group research

Credit Hours: (1-2-0=3)


Year 4: Semester I

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I & II courses
This course focuses on the normal physiological changes and maternal adaptations related to the pregnancy and nursing care of the normal prenatal, intrapartal and postpartal stages and the normal neonate. Common complications of pregnancy, labour and delivery, postpartum, and the neonate are also discussed. The clinical component will provide selected experiences in the care of prenatal, intrapartal, postpartal clients, and the new-born.

Credit Hours: (2-1-2=5)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I & II courses
This course deals with normal health of women and common diseases of female reproductive system and its nursing care

Credit Hours: (1-0-1=2)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I & II courses
Designed to increase the depth of knowledge and level of nursing skill. Content includes principles and concepts of advance medical-surgical and mental health which are organized around the nursing process and nursing diagnosis. Integrated throughout are concepts of health promotion, nutrition, and pharmacology. Socio-cultural factors and adaptations for the elderly are also incorporated. Clinical experience includes care of patients with complex medical-surgical conditions

Credit Hours: (2-1-2=5)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I & II courses
Community health nursing course focuses on health of the population in the community, principles of health care, strategies of health promotion, and epidemiological concepts of nursing care with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Professional, legal/ethical, economic, cultural, and environmental issues relevant to community health nursing will also be examined.

Credit Hours: (1-0-1=2)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: All first to third year nursing courses
The purpose of this course is to provide clinical immersion opportunities for students in practical settings to support knowledge applications, skill developments and refinements, role developments and transition to practice. These experiences will develop the students, critical thinking/clinical reasoning skills and increase communications skills, time management and organization abilities. Opportunities to explore the multiple roles of the professional nurse in the health care settings to serve as the member of the inter-professional team and prepare students for reality based practice.

Credit Hours: (0-0-2=2)


Year 4: Semester II

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 4 Semester I Courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I

Credit Hours: (2-0-1=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 4 Semester I Courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I

Credit Hours: (1-0-1=2)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 4 Semester I Courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I

Credit Hours: (1-0-1=2)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 4 Semester I Courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I

Credit Hours: (2-0-2=4)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: All first to fourth year nursing courses
This course is a continuation from Sem I

Credit Hours: (0-0-4=4)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2 Sem I course
This course is a Continuation of Sem I

Credit Hours: (2-0-2=4)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2 Sem I course
This course is a Continuation of Sem I

Credit Hours: (1-0-0=1)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 2 Sem I course
This course is a Continuation of Sem I and includes group research project activity.

Credit Hours: (1-2-0=3)