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King Saud University    

College of Nursing

COURSE OUTLINE

 

 

 

Course Code: NUR 473     

                        

Name of Faculty: College of Nursing.

Course Title: Primary Health Care Nursing.

Credit Hours: (1,4).

Instructor's name : Prof Dr. : Faten Ez Eldin

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I.   Course Description:

 

          An overview of this course which provides students with both theoretical knowledge and clinical experience related to concepts of primary health care to individuals attending primary health care centers. This course will focus on the health-illness continuum pattern in order to emphasize the importance of health promotion and disease prevention. The course will include units about maternal and child health care, environmental sanitation, prevention and control of communicable and chronic diseases, nutritional assessment as well as health education. The course will include common diseases and other health problems in the community.

 

II. Course Objectives:

 

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

 

Knowledge:

 

1-Define the concept of primary health care, mention its principles and elements.

2- Identify the different methods of health education.

3-Identify the basic health needs for both mothers and children.

(During period of pre-marital, pregnancy, delivery, post natal, and children under 5 years of life).

4-Identify the importance of environmental sanitation and its factors which affect health.

5-Identify the important of community nutrition and how to assess of nutritional status for individual and family members and groups in the community.

6- Identify the important of interviewing clients, recording and reporting systems.

 

Cognitive Skills:

 

1-Assess the health needs of individuals, plan and implement actions to meet their needs.

2- Evaluate care provided to individuals.

3-Provide preventive, curative, and rehabilitative care to mothers, infants, children, as well as adults and elders in the community.

4-Refer individuals to appropriate community health resources when necessary.

5-Give health education classes to individuals, and groups according to their needs.

 

III. Course Content: 

 

Topics

No. of weeks

Contact Hours

 

I-Concept of Primary Health Care:

- Definition.

- Basic principles of primary health care.

-Levels of prevention.

 

 

 

         1

 

 

      1

II- Health Education:

- Definition & Objectives.

-Qualities of good health educator.

-Difficulties facing health education.

-Methods of teaching.

 

 

 

         2

 

 

      1

III- Maternal and child health care:

-Definition & objectives.

-Component of premarital care.

-Care given to pregnant women.

-Care during delivery.

-component of care during post natal period.

-Care of infant.

-Care of children under 5 years of age.

-Assessment of mothers & infant & children health status.

 

 

 

 

    3,4,5,6,7

 

 

 

       5

 

IV- Community Nutrition:

-         Identify the high risk groups in the community.

-         Food groups.

-         Importance of nutrition.

-         Methods of nutritional assessment for individuals & groups in the community.

 

 

 

 

 

       8

 

 

 

   

       1

 

V- Environmental Sanitation:

-Importance, & components of environmental sanitation.

-Health hazards.

-Role of community rules & regulations/community health nurse.

 

 

 

 

9,10,11

 

 

   

      3

VI- Chronic diseases in the community:

-Most common chronic diseases in the community.

-Prevention and control of Diabetes and Hypertensive diseases.

-Interviewing & assessment of health status for both Diabetic &Hypertensive clients.

 

 

 

 

   12,13,14

 

 

 

      3

VII- Interviewing, recording & reporting:

-Definition & importance.

-Types.

-How to fill the assessment sheet.

 

 

       15

 

      

        1

 

 

IV. Course Components:

 

 

Component

 

Contact Hours/week

 

No. of weeks

Total contact Hours

 

Lecture

 

        1

         15

         15

Practical

          4

           15

           60

V. Teaching Strategies:

 

Domain

Assessment Task

 

        Knowledge

-         Lectures

-         -Group discussion.

-         Written assignment and presentation.

-         Guided reading.

-         Case study.

        Practical skills

-         Clinical situation.

-         Assessment sheet.

-         Clinical practice.

-         Application of nursing process.

 

VI. Course Requirements:

 

-Class attendance.

-Participation in class, in groups.

-Assignments & its presentation.

-Quizzes.

-Group projects.

-Practical evaluation.

-Written exam (mid-term & final exam).

 

 

VII- Student Assessment:

        a) Assessment

 

    Domain

   Assessment Task

Knowledge

-         Quizzes.

-         Mid-term -exam.

-         Final term-exam

 Practical Skills

-         Presentation of health class.

-         Writing of assessment sheet.

-         Clinical report.

-         Practical evaluation on client.

  

 

 

b) Schedule of Assessment:

1-Knowledge:

 

Assessment

   Assessment Task

Week Due

Proportion of Final Assessment

 

         1

Quiz-1

 

Week- 3

       1%

 

          2

Quiz-II

 

Week-7

       1%

 

         

       3

 

Mid term- exam

 

 

 

 

Week-8

 

      10%

 

          4

Quiz-III

 

Week-11

       1%

 

          5

Quiz-IV

Week-14

       1%

 

 

         6

 

Final-exam

 

Week -17

 

     40%

 

       7   

Attendance/class

Throughout the semester

     1%

 

 

2-clinical practical skills;

 

 

 

 

Assessment

Assessment Task

Week Due

Proportion of final Assessment

      1

 

 

-Presentation of health class.

 

 

    Week-2

 

 

      10%

       2

 

 

-Writing of assessment sheet.

   Every day

 

 

      10%

 

       3

 

 

-Clinical report.

 

 Week-4

 

 

     10%

 

        4

 

-Practical evaluation on client.

 

Week-4

     

 

 

 

 

    10%

  

 

VIII. Learning Resources.

 

A-References:

 

 

 

Title

Author

Publisher

Essential reference

Community Health Nursing.

 

Smith C.

& Maurer F.

 

 

W.B.Saunders, Philadelphia

 

 

 

Community Health Nursing

Stanhope M & Lancaster.

Mosby,

USA

 

Recommended book

 

Primary Health Care

 

 

 

 

 

WHO

 

Series of WHO publications.

 

 

 

B-Facilities Required:

-Computer labs.

-Projector.

-Microsoft project 2003.

-Class.

-Primary health care center.

-Clients.

 

 

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