Course Title                                                     Adult Health Nursing II

Placement                                                        Year II Semester IV

Course Credits                                                 Theory: 4.00, Clinical: 03, Skill Lab: 01= 08

Course Coordinator                                        Ms. Sofia Aqeel Gill

Mode of Study                                                 Blended

Duration                                                           18 weeks 

Date of commencement of course                   02 August 2021

Date of Evaluation/ Review                              10-December-2021

Course ID number                                            AHN- (NU 214)

Course Introduction:

This course provides opportunities to learners to give safe & competent care for patients with various cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, musculoskeletal, Neurological and ENT disorders. They are assisted in development of critical thinking and nursing judgment while caring for a wide variety of patients including those who require long term care with emphasis on patient teaching and discharge planning.

Course Objectives:

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

1.    Demonstrate an ability to utilize nursing process in extending holistic care to adult patients with a variety of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Endocrine, Musculoskeletal, Neurological and E.N.T (Ear, Nose and Throat) related disorders.

2.    Describe the risk factors, etiology, signs & symptoms and integrate pathophysiology of various disease processes using a nursing framework, (Functional Health pattern) to assess patient’s needs and problems.

3.    Discuss the need of using relevant research findings in designing appropriate nursing care for the patients.

4.    Demonstrate an awareness of legal and ethical standards in caring for patients with various disorders in a variety of acute and intermediate care settings. 

Teaching/Learning strategies:

Lectures, discussions, role-plays, clinical conferences, skills demonstrations

/return demonstrations, group work/videos, tutorials, presentations and viva examinations.

Pre Requisite:


Rules and Regulations:

Theory/Clinical attendance is mandatory for this course.

Do pre reading before class.

Evaluation Criteria


Evaluation Criteria



Quiz (s)



Group Presentation 






Final Exam



Clinical Pass/Fail/Grades




Course Requirement:

100% attendance in their Class, Group discussion, Presentation and Assignment submission (On Campus /Online)

Student must Appear in Exam (s): Mid-term and Final Exam (On Campus /Online) 


Brune, B. (July 2001). Deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis: The effectiveness and implications of using below knee or thigh length graduated compression stocking. (Vol. 30). Heart and lung 277-284.

Dolan, J. T. (1991). Critical care nursing: Clinical management through nursing process. Philadelphia: Davis.

Hunt, J. O., Hendrata, M. V., and Myles, P. S. (November/December, 2001). Quality of life 12 months after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. (Vol. 29) Heart and lung. 401- 411.

Ignatavicius, D., & Workman, M. (2002). Medical surgical nursing (4th ed.)Critical thinking for collaborative carePhiladelphia: Saunder.

Ross, & Wilson, K. J. (2002). Anatomy and physiology in health and illness. (7th ed.). Hong Kong: Livingstone.

Sole, M. L., Lamborn, M. L., & Hartshorn, J. C. (2001). Introduction to critical care nursing (3rd ed). .New York: Saunders.

Smeltzer, S. C., & Bare, B. G. (2000). Text book of medical-surgical nursing (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott.

Then, A. a. K., I. A. (September/October, 2001). Acute myocardial infarction with angiographically normal coronary arteries. (Vol. 29)Heart and lung, 348-350.

Thompson, J. M., McFarland, G. K., Hirsch, J. E., & Tucker, S. M. (2002a). Clinical nursing (5th ed). London: Mosby.

Thompson, J. M., McFarland, G. K., Hirsch, J. E., & Tucker, S. M. (2002b). Burns (5th ed.) Clinical nursing. London: Mosby.

Tortora, G. J. G., S. R. (2000). Principles of anatomy and physiology

(9th. ed). New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.


BSN Four Years program

Four Year BSc. Nursing Program


Title                                                              :     Developmental Psychology

Placement                                                     :     Year II Semester IV

Course Credits                                            :     2.0 (Theory)

Course Faculty                                            :     Ms Farzana Mithani

Mode of study                                              :     Blended 

Duration                                                       :     18 weeks 

Date of commencement of course              :     02 August 2021

Date of Evaluation/ Review                        :     10-December-2021

Course ID number                                      :     HU 244


Course Introduction:


This course is designed to facilitate the learners to understand the general field of psychology in its initial stages and development as a science of human behavior. The life span approach with reference to major developmental theories is followed to facilitate understanding of the concepts of developmental psychology. The course is further aimed to enhance learners’ interpersonal skills and understanding of human behavior in order to enable them in providing care to clients with specific age groups.

Course Objectives:

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

1. Describe basic concepts of Psychology.

2. Demonstrate application of the learnt concepts in practicing nursing.

3. Explain developmental Psychology and factors influencing human psychosocial development.

4. Discuss human development through the life span with reference to psychological, social and cognitive perspective.


Teaching/Learning strategies:

Interactive lectures, small group presentations and group discussions, scenario building.

Pre Requisite:


Rules and Regulations:

Theory attendance is mandatory for this course.

Do pre reading before class.

YEAR-II Semester- IV

Developmental Psychology



Evaluation Criteria:


Quiz  * 2    









Final Exam







1. Berry, J(2002)Developmental Psychology and You. Published by Blackwell, U.K ISBN.063123389

2. Laura, B (2005).Child Development, (7thed.). Pearson International

3. Laura, B(2003).Development Through The Life Span, (3rd ed.)., Amazon series.

4. Papalia, E. D. (2001). Human development. New York : McGraw-hill.

5. Robert, K(2006) Children and Their Development (4th ed.). Pearson International

6. Slater, A(2003).An Introduction to Developmental Psychology. Amazon series.

7. Sternberg, R. (2001). Psychology: In the search of human mind. Harcourt college Publishers.

8. Williams, C. (2004). Theories of development, concepts and application (5th ed.). Edinburgh Gate, Harlow, Essex CM20 2JE: Pearson Education

9. Wade, C. (2003). Psychology. New jersey: Pearson education

Weiten, W. (2001). Psychology themes & variations. USA : Wadsworth Publishers.

8. Henson, A., & Stanton, A. (2002). From conflict to collaboration: Contrastand conversion in the development of nursing and management theory. Journal of Nursing Management, 10 (6), 349-355.

9. Johns, C. (2004). Becoming a transformational leader through reflection:Reflection on nursing leadership.Journal of Nursing Management.,11(6),364- 370.


Course Description

The course builds on learner’s skills in documenting reflections in an organized form. This course enhances learner’s skills in using APA style of writing.
It will help students to improve their professional writing skills. It also builds on the learner’s skills in using grammar and written 
structure. 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.      Narrate and analyze incidents in their own thought.

3.      Use the correct forms of grammatical structures in context

4.      Understand the difference between a reference list and       


5.      Know the difference between quotation-summary-paraphrase.

6.      Understand and use the appropriate language

7.      Understand elements of a good presentation


Teaching/Learning/ Strategies

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

S. No.
















Final Term





1. American Psychological Association. Retrieved April 08, 2006, from

2. Barnet, S., & Bedan, H. (1996). Current issues and enduring

questions: A guide to critical thinking argument with reading (4th ed.).

Boston: Bedford.

3. Eastwood, J. (2004). Oxford practice grammar. Karachi: Oxford

University Press.

4. Gelfand, H., & Charles J. Walker, J. C. (Eds.). (2001). Mastering APA

style: Instructor’s resource guide (5th ed.).Washington: American

Psychological Association.

5. Hecker, T., Amon, J., & Nickoli, E,.(2001) Reflective Writing in

Nursing. Retrieved April 10, 2006 from

6. Howe, D. H., Kirkpatrick,T. A., & Kirkpatrick, D. L.(2004). English for

undergraduates. Karachi: Oxford University Press.

7. Murphy, R. (1989).Grammar in use: Reference and practice for

intermediate students of English. New York: Cambridge University


Course Overview .

Indus College of Nursing and Midwifery


1.      Title of Course:  NURSING ETHICS

2.      Course code :

3.      Institute Name:  Indus College of Nursing and Midwifery

4.      Course coordinator : Kiran Irfan

5.      Mode of Study :  Online / In Campus

6.      Duration :  06 Month

7.      Campus /Location : ICONM

8.      Total Credit Hours :  1 CH


This course is designed to provide the learner with an over view of basic concepts of ethics, its theory, principles, and norms. This course will raise awareness of factors that needs to consider when dealing with ethical decisions and affirm nursing as an ethically responsible profession. It will also provide a forum for learner to reflect upon issues or ethical dilemma which they identify during their clinical practice.

B.Course Objectives:

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

1. Define ethical principles in health care.

2. Discuss ethical, moral and professional responsibilities of the nurse.

3. Discuss the nurse’s individual liability with in the ethical scope of nursing practice.

4. Identify ethical concern at the clinical area and discuss alternatives for the identified ethical concerns.

5. Discuss the changing health environment for the role of nurse in delivery of ethical nursing care

C.Eligibility Criteria:


Those students who had clear the exams of Year II semester III are eligible for this semester.


D.Course Requirements, Rules & Regulations :


- Attendance as per policy.

- Active participation in class.

- Take examination as scheduled







E.Course Plan (Topic wise Course Schedule)



Unit I Introduction to Nursing Ethics

1. Define the terms: ethics, nursing ethics and bio-ethics, value, belief, morals, attitude, conflict, dilemma, ethical dilemma

2. Discuss importance of ethics in nursing

3. Review criteria of a profession

4. Develop Characteristics of a Professional Nurse

Unit II Value Set

1. Define Value &value clarification

2. List types of values

3. Identify personal, societal, organizational professional and moral values

4. Explain modes of value transmission

5. Recognize value conflicts and its implication to nursing practice.

6. List advantages of value clarification in nursing profession.

7. Develop professional values

8. Discuss implication of Nursing Care Ethics in Divers Society

Unit III Ethical Principles and Theories

1 Discuss ethical principles in health care in the light of ethical theories.

2. Discuss the ethical dilemmas face by nurses and client.

3. Discuss the strategies to resolve ethical dilemma in daily nursing practice.

4. List steps of ethical decision-making

Unit IV Confidentiality and Informed consent

1. Define confidentiality and informed consent

2. Discuss the importance of confidentiality & consent

3. List ethical and legal elements of informed consent

4. Discuss the process informed consent.

5. Discuss nurse’s roles and responsibilities in consent process

6. Implication of case consultation in nursing ethics.

Unit V Bills of Rights

1. Define rights & bills of right.

2. List the types of rights.

3. Describe the role of nurse in relation to bills of right.

4. Explain patient’s bills of right in a tertiary care health facility

Unit VI Code of Ethics

1. Define code & code of ethics.

2. List the function & elements of ethical code

3. Explain code of ethics by ICN and Pakistan Nursing Council

4. Compare code of ethics by ICN and Pakistan Nursing Council

5. Discuss application of code of ethics in clinical settings.

6. Define Nursing Pledge in relation to code of ethics


Unit VII Professional Autonomy and Ethics

1. Define profession, professional, autonomy, accountability and unity.

2. Discuss the characteristics of professional nurse.

3. Relate the code of ethics to professional status.

4. Discuss the professional autonomy and ethics.

5. Relate accountability to professional status.

6. Discuss the concept of unity and its relationship to professional status in nursing.

7. Relate Nursing ethics to standards of nursing practice

Unit VIII Ethical Dilemma in Professional Practice

1. Define dilemma and professional obligation

2. Identify common areas of negligence and nurses’ liability in these areas

3. Discuss nurses’ advocacy in various scenarios and clinical cases related to

a. Life support equipment

b. Selling body parts

c. Risk management and occupational hazards.

d. Documentation of nursing care.

e. Employment issues

f. Medical malpractice lawsuit

Unit-IX: International Health Organizations and Nursing


1. Identify Nursing Organization all over the world

2. Discuss function of International Council of Nursing

3. Discuss the role of World Health Organization

4. Elaborate the functions of Pakistan Nursing Association, Federation and Council

F.Course Assignments:







I.Assessments Grading Policy:

Evaluation Criteria:

Debate 20%

Diary-Journal (monthly) 20

Final Exam 40

Case based classroom test 20%

Total 100%

Learning Resources:


1. Aiken T. D & Catalano, J. L (1994) Legal, Ethical and Political Issues in Nursing. Philadelphia F. A. Davis

2. Austin, W (2001) using the Human Rights Paradigm, in Health Ethics: The problems & The possibilities. Nursing Ethics 8(3) pg 183-193.

3. Bandman & Bandman (1995). Nursing Ethics through the life span (3rd ed.) New-York: Appleton & Lange

J.List of Course Faculty:

Kiran Irfan


Course Introduction:

This course provides learners with the opportunities to build on, the concepts and knowledge about the endocrine & neurological related disorders and their impact on the functional status of the body. It also deals with the responses of the body that participate in manifestation of disease. The usefulness of knowledge, skills and attitudes to the nurse in his/her problem solving in the hospital, school, community or home is the determining factor in the selection and integration of the content.

Course Objectives:

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

1. Describe the factors in the environment, which contribute to produce changes in Physiological processes. 

2. Discuss the relationship of normal body function with altered physiological mechanisms in disease process. 

3. Integrate the knowledge of the basic principles of Pathophysiology in a hospital and community environment.

Course Code:


Course Coordinator:

Danish Ali Siddiqui

Mode of Study:

Pre-reading, lectures, group discussion, quiz, case base learning, self study and Online classes, etc.

Total Credit Hours:

Theory:  2.75

Skill/lab: 0.25

Total:      3.00

Evaluation Criteria:


Evaluation criteria



Mid term









Final/ Viva




References & Reference books:

1. Carol, Porth M. (2000). Pathophysiology concept of altered health states (new ed). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott 

2. Sue, Huether E. (2000). Understanding pathophysiology New York: Mosby. 

3. Tortora, G. J., & Anagnostakos, N. P. (2000). Principles of anatomy and physiology New York:Harper & Row. 

4. Wilson, Sylvia A. Price & Lorraine M. (1997). Clinical concepts of disease processes (5th ed). Mosby.

Course Introduction:

The course emphasizes on knowledge about drugs, their classification, therapeutic effects, anticipated reactions, toxic effects, and abuse. At this level, the emphasis is on application of concepts to patient care situations, including patient assessment, drug dosage calculations and administration, patient and family teaching and documentation of patient responses to specific medications.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, each learner will be able to:

1. Apply conceptual knowledge about the drugs used in CV, Respiratory, CNS, ANS & EENT and endocrine disorders and their mechanisms of action. 

2. Calculate drug dosage calculations accurately when administering oral and parental medications.

3. Explain the rationale for using a particular drug/s for a patient. 

4. Select appropriate nursing interventions for drugs given in clinical situations. 

5. Impart teaching to the patient/family regarding medications, based on their needs. 

6. Utilize nursing process to evaluate the need for and the effectiveness of the drug/s given to the patients. 

7. Integrate the knowledge of legal and ethical issues in administration of drug. 

8. Incorporate relevant research findings with guidance in development of new drug/s as a foundation for nursing practice. 

9. Incorporate cognitive, interpersonal and technical skill derived from the humanities, natural and behavioral sciences when administrating medication to clients, keeping in mind principles of different drugs. 

10. Begin to understand alternative therapies in medicine. 

11. Utilize an advanced level of English Language in classroom and clinical setting for Pharmacology.

Course Code:


Course Coordinator:

Danish Ali Siddiqui

Course Assessment & Grading:


Evaluation criteria



Mid term



Assignment Drug Cards/ Assignment Dose Calculation 

5+10= 15%





Final/ Viva




Mode of Study:

Lecture/handouts, Online classes, self-directed learning, drug cards and quiz.

Total Credit Hours:

Theory: 2.00

Total:    2.00

References & Reference books:

1. Chrousos, G. P. & Margioris, A. N. (2001). Adrenocorticosteriods & adrenocortical antagonistic. 

2. Clayton, B. D. & Stock, Y. N. ((2001). Basic pharmacology for nurses. 12th ed London: Mosby. 

3. Mccuistion, L. E. G., R. J. (2002a). Drugs affecting the endocrine system. In real-world nursing survival guide: Pharmacology. London: Saunders. 

4. Mccuistion, L. E. G., R. J. (2002b). Psychotherapeutic agents in drugs affecting the nervous system. In real-world nursing survival guide: Pharmacology. London: Saunders. 

5. Riens, B. S., & Evans, M. E. (2002). Pharmacological aspects of nursing care (6th ed.). New York: Delmar. 

6. Shives, L. R. (2002). Basic concepts of psychiatric mental health nursing. (5th ed ). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis. 

7. Tracy, M. F., Lindaquist, R., Watanuki, S., Sendelbach, S., Kreitzer, M. J., Berman, B., & Savik, MS. (2003, May/June). Nurse attitudes towards the use of complementary and alternative therapies in critical care. Heart & lung. The journal of acute & critical care., 32, 179-209.