Courses Catalogue

Socio-psycology

COURSE CODE: BNS 2101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Nursing Sciences (Direct Entry), B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Nursing Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

                                                                         

  Definitions of terms                                                                                   6 hrs

 Sociology, psychology and anthropology

 Theories of socio-psychology 

 Culture, beliefs, norms and practices in relation to health 

  The mind Theories                                                                                     6 hrs

  •    Conscious and unconscious levels
  •    Parts of the mind: Ego, Id, Super Ego
  •   Mental defenses

Theories of Human Development (Freud’s, Erickson, and Piaget’s)             8 hrs

  •  Personality development 
  •  Social development
  • Cognitive development                                             
  • Human Learning: Types, learning theories; classical conditioning, operant conditioning, social

learning, disorders of human learning.                                                                9 hrs

  • Memory: Storage and transfer model of memory, theories of forgetting, memory disorders. 
  • Moral development 
  • Emotions, Psychological correlates of emotions, sources and consequences of emotions, emotional reactions.

Perception: Sensations and perception, perception disorders;                              12 hrs

  •    Ethnicity & Gender 
  •   Norms, attitudes, beliefs and practices 
  •  Socialization process and its impact on health
  •   Culture and its influence on health  

Family:  Types and functions of the family, socialization of family members, marriage and divorce, responses to health seeking behavior. 

  • Human Behavior and Illness: 
  •    The theories of health seeking behavior; behavior related to disease and health; societal response to illness,
  •     Ethno medicine: cultural beliefs and practices and their impact on societal health, public aspects of mental illness.  
  •     Traditional healers and their medicines-herbalists, diviners, classes of diviners; indigenous African medicine, natural means to combat supernatural causes. Principles of  sociology and anthropology: definition and scope; types of societies
  • African Traditional Healing (ATH) 4 hrs Types of traditional healers

African Traditional Healing (ATH)                                                                          4 hrs

  •    Types of traditional healers
  •   Ways of diagnosis
  •    Forms of therapy
  •    Similarities between ATH and western medicine

MODE OF DELIVERY

  •     Lectures
  •     Tutorials
  •      Assignments and Presentations