Course Description:

This course aims at developing the skills and knowledge needed to assess the basic health status of individuals of varying ages and conditions. These skills can be applied to identify health problems and designing nursing care in a wide variety of clinical settings. The course emphasizes history taking and physical examination skills applied to the nursing practice.


Course Objectives:

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

  1. Collect the data of an individual by obtaining a complete health history
  2. Utilize proper techniques of observation and physical examination in assessing various body systems.
  3. Differentiate normal from abnormal findings.
  4. Record findings in an appropriate manner.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of the need to incorporate health assessment as part of their general nursing practice skills.
  6. Apply knowledge of growth & development, anatomy, physiology, & psychosocial skills in assessment & analysis of data collected.


Teaching /Learning Strategies:

Interactive lectures, problem-solving exercises, small group sessions and tutorials


Internal Assessment Criteria:

Continuous Assessment Test    
Check Lists
Mid Term Exam 


Course objectives:

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

  • Utilize the nursing process to provide holistic care to patients with a variety of disease conditions across the life span. Integrate Gordon’s functional health patterns as a tool for the assessment of clients and families.
  • Relate normal and altered physiological and pharmacology concepts in a clinical setting.
  • Analyze the assessment data critically and hypothesize patient problem using NANDA
  • Develop evidence-based nursing care based on bio-psycho-social, cultural, and spiritual concepts and theories in caring for clients and families.
  • Apply nursing concepts, theories, and models to provide effective and safe patient care.
  • Integrate health promotion concepts and provide health education to patients and families.


Clinical Objectives

On the completion of this course students will be able to;

  • Utilize history taking and physical examination of the client in varying developmental stages as a part of the nursing assessment.
  • Assess, plan implement and evaluate nursing care based on the functional health pattern (FHP)
  • Integrate knowledge of teaching-learning, path physiology, pharmacology, diagnostic test, and ethical principles in planning and implementing patient care in clinical settings.
  • Provide holistic care to patients utilizing the nursing process incorporating physical, psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual aspects of care.
  • Develop a concept map and a nursing care plan of the patient under your care.
  • Provide formal and informal teaching to clients and families.
  • Demonstrate professional responsibility and accountability in clinical practic
  •  Document assessment findings and care according to hospital policy.


Teaching/Learning Strategies:

Lectures, group discussion, guest lectures, problem-based learning, self-directed learning, web-based strategies, and clinical portfolio.

Clinical: Portfolio 100%




Midterm Exam/ 30% PBL session/ quizzes






Final Exam






Required Text:

Porter, P. A & Perry, A. G. (2016). Basic Nursing: Essentials for practice (5th ed.) St. Louis:


Kozier & Erb, G. K., (2015). Fundamentals of Nursing: Concept, process, and practice (10th ed.).


Wesley.Bruner, L.S., & Suddarth, D.S. (2015). Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing (14 Ed.).

Philadelphia: Lippincott.

Course Description:

This course is intended to provide the health professional with an understanding of the major organic substances of living organisms, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, their structure analyses and biochemical functions. It also provide an introduction to the chemistry of bioenergetics, metabolism, biosynthesis and molecular biology

Course Objectives: At the end of the course students will be able to:

 1. Describe the basics of organic chemistry with emphasis on the biomolecules and reactions encountered in biochemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes and hormones.

2. Perform experiment to study the chemical & physical properties of biomolecules.

3. Relate the basic knowledge of biochemistry for better understanding of the physiological functions of the human body.

Teaching/Learning Strategies: Lectures, Class discussions, role play, presentations laboratory demonstration, experiments, written assignments, problem solving activities, self study, pair and group work.

Course Expectations: In order to successfully meet the objectives of this course students will do the following:

1. Attend all classes, and laboratory sessions as per policy

2. Pre-reading for each class

3. Complete all assignments, and examinations on due dates

4. Participate actively in classes and in laboratory sessions.

5. Satisfactory completion of laboratory work.

Topics to be Covered in Laboratory

1. Review Lab

2. Properties of Organic compounds

3. Cell TBD (Total Body Density)

4. Carbohydrates

5. Lipids 6. Proteins

7. Metabolism

8. Enzyme kinetics

9. Lab evaluation


Lab evaluation criteria

After the Completion of the labs each student will assessed at the end of the semester individually according to the following criteria.






Lab performance (such as safety and handling, setup, observation interpretation)






Attendance and punctuality throughout the labs in the semester



As the lab is 0.5 credits therefore 20% marks will be counted towards the final grade. In addition to this satisfactory completion of lab manual is compulsory.


Evaluation Criteria:

Test # 1 = 15%

Test # 2 = 15%

Lab Performance = 20%

Lab Project = 20 %

Final Exam = 30%

Course Objectives 

1. Discuss computer skills, application and how it affects nursing practice, and education.

 2. Demonstrate skills in the use of a word processor (Microsoft Word), spreadsheet/data base (Microsoft Excel).

3. Demonstrate skills in preparing materials for presentation by slide, overhead, or computer projection (multimedia) using presentation software (PowerPoint)

4. Demonstrate skills in accessing national/international networks, search engines and databases using a virtual private network.

5. Verbalize understanding of Internet and its use, value, and efficacy in communicating nursing knowledge.

6. Identify the use of computers in our own area of nursing practice

 7. Illustrate the effective use of computer and its software’s in nursing where necessary


Title of course: Academic Writing

Course code: EN - 615

Institute: ICoNM 

Course coordinator: Ms. Syeda Uzma

Mode of study : face to face/online.

Duration: 18 weeks.

Campus /Location :Online-ICoNM 

Total credit hours: 2hrs .

Accredited by:DUHS

Date of commencement of course: 25th Jan,2021

Date of  Evaluation /Review:


This course is designed to develop critical reading & thinking skills.They will be introduced to write academic essays as well as summarizing and referencing as per APA .They will develop some familiarity with self directed learning skill.

Course Objectives:

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

1.     Enhance critical rhinking & reading skill.

2.Use analytical reading skill.

3 . Paraphrase & summarize texts of varied lengths.

4 .Use correct forms of specified  grammatical structures.

5.Make oral presentations based on their experiences.

Eligibility Criteria : N.A

Course requirements ,Rules & regulations:

It is mandatory for the students to have 90% attendance ,to submit all the completed assignments before due date & to appear in all the CATs .

Course plan:

Course Assignments: Written assignments & presentations .

Assessment  grading policy: .

Indus College of Nursing and Midwifery


Evaluation Criteria






 Evaluation Criteria:














 Final Term







Learning Resources:
1.Writing Academic English by Alice Oshima
2.Longman English Grammar practice by Alexander & Longman.
3.Oxford Grammar practice by John Eastwood.