NURSING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BIO 1a                        Anatomy and Physiology 1
5 Credits / 3 lecture (units) and 4 laboratory (2 units) hours per Week
Total hrs. = lecture (54), laboratory (72) per semester
 

The study of the organ systems from the perspective of their structure, process, and regulation of their structure, process, and regulation.  The course specifically deals with cells, tissues, integument, skeletal system, muscular system and nervous system. 

BIO 1b                        Anatomy and Physiology 2
4 Credits/ 3 lecture and 2 laboratory hours per Week
Total hrs. = lecture (54), laboratory (36) per semester
 

A continuation of Anatomy and Physiology 1 intended to complete the required two-semester sequence.  The course covers the following systems: endocrine, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. 

BIO 2              Microbiology and Parasitology
4 Credits / 3 lecture (3 units) and 2 laboratory (1 unit) hours per Week
Total hrs. = lecture (54), laboratory (36) per semester
           

The course deals with the physiological and pathogenic properties of bacteria, fungi and viruses as introduction to disease causation.  It also deals with the component of the immune system and host parasite interactions.           

Laboratory includes the principles and methods of basic staining procedures, biochemical reactions of bacteria and serologic reactions.  Parasitology deals with the study of the life cycle of parasites in relation to the manifestation, control and management of infestations.  Students are introduced to the important vector of diseases and how they transmit pathogenic organisms. 

PHARMA       Pharmacology and Therapeutics
3Credits / 3 lecture hours per Week                                         Total hrs. =54 / semester
 

The course introduces the student to math and procedures for safe and effective medication administration across the lifespan. This course includes an overview of drug classes and actions, as well as basic pharmacology as an integral part of nursing care as well as the integration of concepts and principles related to drug administration. 

AHSE SS2      Health Economics with TAR
3Credits / 3 lecture hours per Week                                         Total hrs. = 54 / semester
 

The course focuses on concepts, principles, and techniques of resource utilization for the production of services in the health care delivery system. 

CHD                Community Health Development
3Credits / 3 lecture hours per Week                                          Total hrs. = 54 / semester
 

This course  focuses on the in depth discussion of the principles, approaches, strategies and processes to community health development.  This will  equip the student with the principles of health education as the core in the COPAR model. 

SHED              Strategies in Health Education
3Credits / 3 lecture hours per Week                                          Total hrs. = 54 / semester
 

This course introduces prospective teachers of health, like the nurses as members of the health team, to the complex nature of  teaching.  It dealt specifically with principles associated with the different instructional operations and curricular management of curriculum and instruction and acquaints the student with basic concepts fundamental to instruction. 

PHC                Primary Health Care
7 Credits / 4 lecture (4 units) and 9 laboratory (3 units) hours per Week
Total hrs. = lecture (72), laboratory (153) per semester
           

 Concepts and principles in the provision of basic health care in terms of health promotion/maintenance and disease prevention at the individual, family and the community level are taken, utilizing community organizing process based on empowerment of the people through health education. 

NCM 100    Foundation of Nursing / Professional Nursing 1
3 Credits / 2 lecture (2 units) and 3   laboratory (1 unit) hours per Week
Total hrs. = lecture (36), laboratory (51) per semester
 

This course provides the learner the basic fundamental concepts of professional nursing as a profession, science and art.  This is the initial offering or introductory professional nursing course of the BSN (RN) Curriculum.  Emphasis is placed on the hallmarks of professional nursing practice as well as its ethico-legal-moral aspects.  The role of the professional RN is dissected within the context of the current or contemporary health care delivery system both locally and globally.  The nursing process is taken up, in all its width and depth.  Fundamental nursing concepts, theories and principles related to basic procedural nursing skills are well explained and strengthened in tune with global self-care requisite in a very interactive and technological nursing skills laboratory.  Different nursing roles of the professional nurse in health promotion and specific illness prevention are emphasized by utilizing the nursing process.  The essence and problem solving tool of nursing are well discussed. 

Furthermore, the student is introduced to nursing history as well as current trends and issues in nursing practice, community nursing and nursing education and research.

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