Community Health Nursing -II
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 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

Pharma – 201


Course Coordinator

Mr. Aihtisham Parvez

Ms. Farzana Mithani


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


Mid term






Class Participation






Mode of Study



Total Credit Hours


07 Hours


03 Hours


03 Hours

Skills Lab

01 Hour


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.


Journal References

  1. Adams, L. M, Tentis, E. (2003). The art and science of disciplining children. Pediatric Clinics North America, 50 (4), 817-840.
  2. 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.
  3. Butler, R. (2001). Cough and colds: Nurse management of upper respiratory tract infections. Nursing Standard, 15 (39), 33-35.
  4. 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.
  5. D, Ige Fshelton. (Aug 2004). Reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (sids) in african-american communities. Pediatric-Nursing, 19(4), 290-292.
  6. Edwards, H. E. Courtney, M. D Wilson, J. E, Monaghan, S. J, Walsh, A. M. (2003). Fever management audit: Australian nurses' antipyretic usage. Pediatric Nursing, 29(1), 31-37.
  7. Haig, M. (Sep 23 - Oct 13, 2004). Toilet training. British Journal of Nursing, 13(17), 1025.
  8. Harris, A. (2004). Toilet training children with learning difficulties: What the literature tells us. British Journal of Nursing, 13 (13), 773-777.
  9. Koschel, M. J. (2003). Emergency. Is it child abuse? Even when the adult's account seems to be true, reassess. American Journal of Nursing, 103(4), 45-46 (11 ref).
  10. Morin, K. (2004). Infant nutrition. Solids when and why. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 29(4), 259(253 ref).
  11. Priya-J J. (2004). Kangaroo care for low birth weight babies. Journal of India, 95 (9), 209-202 (210 ref).
  12. Pullen, R. L. (2004a). Assessing for signs of meningitis. Nursing, 34(5), 18.
  13. Shaikh, N. (2004). Time to get on the potty: Are constipation and stool toileting refusal causing delayed toilet training? Journal of Pediatric, 145 (1), 12-13.

Title of course: English-V

Course code: EN-301

Institute: ICoNM 

Course coordinator: Mr. Irfan Ali Soomro

Mode of study: face to face

Duration: 18 weeks.

Campus /Location: ICoNM                                

Total credit hours: 2hrs.

Accredited by: DUHS


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.


S. No.




Assignments + Presentations

 (5+5) 10%


Attendance + Class participation

 (5+5) 10%








Final Term





1. Eastwood, J. (2004). Oxford practice grammar. Karachi: Oxford University Press.
2. Howe, D. H., Kirkpatrick, T. A., & Kirkpatrick, D. L. (2004). English for Undergraduates. Karachi: Oxford University Press.
3. American Psychological Association. (2010). Mastering APA Style: Instructor's resource guide. American Psychological Association.
4. Axelrod, R. B., & Coper, C. R. (1990). Reading critically, writing well: A reader and guide (2nd ed.) New York: St Martin’s Press.
5. Langan, J. (2005). College writing skills (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
6. Ruetten, M. K. (2004). Focus on writing: Developing composition skills through instruction and practice 1. Singapore: Learners Publishing.
7. Smaley, R. L., Ruetten, M. K., & Kozyrer, J. R. (2004). Focus on Writing: Refining composition skills through instruction and practice 2. Singapore: Learners Publishing