Faculty of Nursing
Course Number : Nur. 472
Course Title : Community and Mental Health Nursing
Number of Units : 2+2 units
Pre-requisite : Nur. 363
Co-requisite : Nur. 473
Course Overview :
This Course provides theory and practice essential to the application of nursing process to the individual, family, and community health patterns needs. Emphasis is geared on the promotion of health, prevention of disease and rehabilitation based on the concept of health illness continuum. This will enable the student to recognize major disruptions of health in a variety of community settings, homes, and mental health institutions.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1- Explore specific patterns of behaviors related to major and most common mental disorders
2- Apply the nursing process in caring for clients with certain types of mental disorders, e.g.; schizophrenias, mood disorders, and substance abuse.
3- Understand the role of mental health nurses in using different methods and approaches of treatment.
This course will be taught by the use of class room lectures, discussions, and clinical training. The clinical will be undertaken in mental health hospitals.