Course Number : Nur. 474
Course Title : Concepts of Psycho-Social Nursing
Number of Units : 2 Units ( Theory)
The course focuses on the study of common problems of the severely and
Chronically mentally ill people.
It also focuses on the physical, psychological and socio-economical issues
of care. The relationship between changes relevant to the illness process
and those which can be attributed to long term institutionalization
At the end of this course, the students are expected to:
1- Analyze the concepts of health, illness, and health care from
a psychosocial perspective.
2- Compare and contrast various care issues relevant to the management
of severely and chronically mentally ill people.
3- Understand the basic concepts of person, environment, and
person-environment interaction process.
4- Appreciate the importance of therapeutic communication in dealing
with people having mental health problems.
5- Comprehend basic psychosocial concepts as they relate to nursing
Lecture and group discussions will be used as a methods of teaching.
Each student will be expected to present one assignment related to the course content.