Courses Catalogue

Child Health Nursing Ii

COURSE CODE: BNS 4101
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 Description


This course focuses on child health and illness with emphasis on family dynamics, growth and development and communication with children and their families.  Health promotion, protection, restoration, maintenance and support concepts are covered in experiences that include hospital and community settings.  Health care policy and systems are studied as relevant to this population. 

Course Aim

This course will provide the learner with  knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to care for the pediatric population.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

1.Explain the physiological and pathological mechanisms of disease production of common illnesses of children.

2.  Describe ways in which treatments and nursing interventions influence the body’s remarkable ability to compensate for the patho-physiological changes in disease production.

3.  Identify ways of health promotion and illness prevention relative to patient conditions of children during the growing years and during medical and surgical situations/conditions.

4.  Discuss processes of rehabilitation for persons requiring this intervention.