Course Description: 

This course help individuals develop and understanding of the underlying scientific principles upon which current issues in nutrition are based. Facilitate the individual to demonstrate and apply appropriate knowledge of concepts and principles when planning and preparing meals and when making food choice.It will help the learner to develop his/her ability to work with communities by utilizing knowledge and practice and to encourage an awareness of social, economic and cultural aspects of food choice. 

Course Objectives:     

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

1. Discus human nutrition for healthy adults.

2. Discus the role of diet in causing and preventing various disease, particularly chronic disease. 

3. Describe methods used to assess nutrition status .

4. Explain how dietary recommendation are formulated.

5. Describe the methods used to carry out nutrition research.

6. Distinguish sound nutritional information from unreliable nutritional information 

7. Describe a healthy diet and food choice ,and explain why such choice will help prevent health problems. 

Teaching/Learning Strategies: 

Interactive lectures,small group discussion, group projects and presentation , case studies,simulation exercise and role play.

Assessment Criteria: 

1.Midterm Exam        30%

2. Project submission or Presentation 30%

3. Final Exam  40% 

Course Description:

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of Community Health Nursing with the emphasis on Primary Health Care and Environmental Effects on health. This course introduces students to the factors influencing on health of individual, family and community. Students will also develop knowledge about Pakistan’s Health Care System, components of health education, community services and organizations through field visits.

Course Objectives:

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

1. Discuss the role of a community health nurse and other health team members.

2. Describe the concept of Primary Health Care as a strategy for achieving the Alma Ata  Declaration of “Health for All by the Year 2000 and beyond (2025).”

3. Identify services provided by the government health care system in Pakistan.

4. Discuss the effects of environment on health.

5. Learn the process of Health Education.

6. Use Nursing Process with guidance to provide nursing care to the clients in communities through Home visits and health education


Clinical Objectives:

On completion of field visits the students will be able to:

1. Discuss the structure and functions of health care facilities run by government and non government organizations

2. Identify the role and responsibilities of staff working in each visited facility

3. Describe the processes of :

  •  Sewerage treatment
  • Water purifications at large scale
  •  Milk transportation & preservation
  • Meat slaughtering, handling and distribution

4. Identify environmental issues exist and their effects on health

5. Discuss the role of CHN in maintaining healthy environment

6. Begin to use nursing process during the home visits.

7. Utilize various methods of health education while providing health education to the clients.

 Teaching/Learning Strategies:

Interactive discussions, presentation, group activities, visual aids, case studies, slides, role-plays and field visits.

 Criteria Evaluation :

Mid-term exam                                    35%

Health Education process evaluation  20 %

Final exam 45% Clinical pass/fail/grade

Course Description:

This course is designed to build students‟ conversation confidence. It provides them with speaking models that will help them in exchange of greetings, ideas, thought and feelings. It focuses on building student’s confidence to speak fluently and persuasively before an audience. It also aims at establishing the importance of presentation skills in clinical context. This course is designed to build students verbal skills, to make appropriate use of specified grammatical items to read and write with appropriate speed and adequate understanding.


Course Objectives:

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

1.     Apply the basic rules of  English Grammar.

2.     Realize the various functions of English Language for different situations.

3.     Gain awareness regarding importance of English as  an effective tool for communication in daily and professional life.

4.     Develop critical reading skills.


Teaching/Learning/ Strategies

Interactive lectures (on-line & face to face), individual, pair, group and whole class discussions.


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.


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*        Howe, D. H., Kirkpatrick, T. A., & Kirkpatrick, D. L. (2004).                 English for Undergraduates. Karachi: Oxford University Press.

*        Grice, T. (2003). Everyday English for nursing: an English                  language resource for nurses who are non-native speakers of            English. Elsevier Health Sciences.

*        Allum, V., & McGarr, P. (2008). English for nursing.                             Intermediate plus.

Course Description :

This course introduces learners to different concepts of nursing practice with emphasis on identifying the patient needs, developing communication skills and use of the nursing process. Learners will gain knowledge related to theoretical concepts, values, and norms of the profession, while learning skills for providing basic nursing care to patients in hospital settings. Gordon’s Functional Health Pattern (FHPs) will be used to assess patient needs.