This course will focus on the role of community health Nurses in providing family centered care and basic concepts of Reproductive Health for male and female through emphasis on obstetrics, gynecological morbidities, infertility, family planning, adolescent related health problems, immunization, tropical disease, abortions, reproductive health indicators, and related health education.

Course coordinator : Kiran Irfan

Mode of Study : Face to Face

Duration : 18 weeks

Campus /Location : ICONM

Total Credit Hours : 6 CH (2.5+2.5+1)

Course Description

This course is designed to develop and enhance the learners’ analytical reading skills. It will help students to improve their professional writing skills in Summary and Letter writing. It also aims to develop their communication and language skills.


Course Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

1.      Reflect and relate information to their own context.

2.      Understand what is meant by critical thinking and how it can be improved

3.      Use the correct forms of grammatical structures in context

4.      Practice summarizing nursing and non-nursing articles.

5.      Understand and use the appropriate language

6.      Know how to make well organized and clear presentation


Teaching/Learning/ Strategies

Interactive lectures, individual, pair, group and whole class discussions, computer based language learning.

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1. Baudoin, E. M., Bober, E. S., Clarke, M. A., Dobson, B. K., & Silberstein, S. (1994). Reader’s choice (3rd ed.). Michigan: The University of Michigan Press.

2. Davidson, W. (2001) Business writing: What works, what won’t (Rev. ed.). New York: St. Martin’s Griffin.

3. Emmerson, P. (2004). Email English. Oxford: Macmillan.

4. Fisher, A. (2004). Critical thinking: An introduction. Cambridge: 6. Cambridge University Press.

5. Longan, J. (2002). English skills with readings (5th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.

6. Murphy, R. (2004). Murphy’s English Grammar (3rd ed.). New Delhi: Cambridge University Press.

7. Powell, M. (1999). Presenting in English. London: Language Teaching Publication.

8. Stevens, M. (1998). How to be better at giving presentations. New Delhi :Kogan Page.

Course Introduction:

The focus of this course is to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in the care of children in primary, secondary and tertiary settings. Learners will apply a concepts related to Growth and Development and its deviation in all aspects of children’s health. Emphasis is placed on common health problems occurring in Pakistan and in South Asian Countries.

Course Code:


Course Coordinator:

Danish Ali Siddiqui.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, learners will be able to: 

1. Develop awareness on common health issues of the children in Pakistan.

2. Discuss principles of growth and development and its deviation in all aspects of nursing care. 

3. Discuss the impact of hospitalization on the child and family. 

4. Discuss the role of a family in the care of sick children in Pakistani Context. 

5. Integrate pharmacological knowledge into care of sick children. 

6. Integrate research based information in the care of child and family.

Clinical Objectives:

1. Apply principles of growth and development in all aspects of nursing care.

 2. Identify the impact of hospitalization on the child and family and utilize the strategies to decrease the stress of hospitalization. 

3. Utilize Gordon’s Functional Health Pattern effectively when providing care to a child and family with acute or chronic illness.

 4. Utilize communication skills that facilitate therapeutic relationship with children, their families and health care team members. 

5. Integrate therapeutic play to minimize stress of a child during hospitalization. 

6. Identify needs and give health education to child / family at their level of understanding to promote health and prevent disease.

Course Assessment & Grading:


Evaluation criteria



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Mode of Study:

Online classes & Physical classes.

Total Credit Hours:

7 Hours per week.

Theory: 03

Clinical: 03

Skills lab: 01

Date of Commencement of course:


Date of Evaluation Review:


References & Reference books:

1. Assessment of infant: Community health nursing for second year. Practical handbook 18 -25. Karachi: Sindh Nurses Examination Board

2. Hawes, H., & Scotchmer, C. (1993). What children need to know and pass on about child development Children for health London: The Child to Child Trust, UNICEEF. 

3. Wong, D. L. (2005). Whaley and Wong’s nursing care of infants and children, St. Louis: Mosby.

4. Adams, L. M, Tentis, E. (2003). The art and science of disciplining children. Pediatric Clinics North America, 50 (4), 817-840. 

5. Bruce, B. S, Lake, J. P, Eden, V. A, Denney, J. C. (2004). Children at risk of injury. Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing care of Children and Families, 19(2), 121-127. 

6. Butler, R. (2001). Cough and colds: Nurse management of upper respiratory tract infections. Nursing Standard, 15 (39), 33-35. 

7. Carpenter, D. R., Narsavage, G. L. (2004). One breath at a time: Living with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing care of Children and Families, 19 (1), 25-32.

Tropical Disease

Title                               :         Tropical and Communicable Diseases                                                     

Course Code                        :           NU 225

Placement                            :           Year III Semester V

Credits:                                 :          02 credits

Course Faculty                    :           Ms Farzana Mithani

Mode of study                     :           Blended 

Duration                               :         18 weeks 

Date of commencement     :       25 January 2021

of course: 

Date of Evaluation/ Review   : 10-June-2021

Course Introduction

: This course assists students in developing knowledge, skills and attitude to provide care to clients with various Tropical and Communicable Diseases. The emphasis will be on prevention, management and treatment of Tropical and Communicable Diseases prevalent in Pakistan. Students will utilize the Functional Health Patterns and nursing process to provide care in the community and hospital setting. Concepts of Tropical and Communicable Diseases will be taught on the basis of three approaches i.e. epidemiological triad, chain of infection and web of causation. 

Course Objectives: 

On the completion of the course, students will be able to: 

1. Discuss epidemiological data of tropical and communicable diseases prevalent in Pakistan incorporating relevant research finding. 

2. Discuss the diagnostic procedures, pathophysiology and treatment of patients with Tropical and Communicable Diseases 

3. Discuss Epidemiological triad, chain of infection and web of causation in relation to tropical and Communicable Disease 

4. Utilize Functional Health Patterns and nursing process in delivering the care for patients in hospital/community setting with Tropical and Communicable Diseases prevalent in Pakistan. 

5. Demonstrate awareness of legal rights and ethical issues while caring for patients with Tropical and Communicable Diseases. 

6. Identify and apply the preventive measures including isolation techniques while caring for the patients in hospital/community setting.

Teaching/learning strategies:

Lecture/discussion/audio-visual aids, group presentations/small group discussion/role play, case studies,  interview based report writing 

Course Expectations:

1.      Active participation in class.

2.      Pre & post reading in each class.

3.      Completion of assignments/examination on the due dates.

YEAR-III Semester- V

Tropical and communicable disease


Evaluation Criteria:


Interview based repot writing Assignment



Presentation of report









Final Exam





Required reading/text books

Bower G.M. (2001). Managing dog, cat and human bite wounds.The Nurse Practitioner   (26), 4, 36-45.

Chin, J. (2000). Control of communicable disease manual (17th.ed).Washington DC: APHA.

Campbell. F.A., Drummond. A.,& Robert. D.T. (2003) Scabies and epidemiology.The Hong         Kong Practitioner , (25), 214-221

Control of diphtheria, pertussiss, tetanus, Heaemophilus influenza type b and Hepatitis C:             Field guide. (2005). American Health organization.

Retrieved on October 8, 2006 from

Haw, L. H. (2001). Dealing with scabies.Nursing Standards, 31(15), 37- 42.

Report from WHO Expert Consultation on Rabies, Geneva, Switzerland. (5-8 October 2004)       Retrieved from

Sack, D.A., Sack, R.B., Nair, G.B., &Siddique, A.K. (2004) Cholera: Seminar. The Lancent,        363, 223-232

Warner D &Bower.B, (1987) Helping Health Workers Learn (1st ed)

On Line References: Manual/Mumps7_02.pdf Releases/list whooping cough.html.