Available courses

     This is a half course. The  course hours is 100.

    The expected theoretical hours to be covered 30 hours,practical 70 hours.

    The course aims to equip the learners with knowledge and skills of Paediatric conditions and the management of a well and sick child

    The learners are required to complete 2 tests (20%) 1 case presentation (10%) and a report on field attachment (10%).


    This is a full course.  The total number of hours is 206 expected theoretical is 66. Practical 140

    General objective.

    The course enables the learner to demonstrate knowledge and skills in surgery and management of patients with various surgical conditions .

    In this course the learners are required to complete 2 tests (20%) 2 assignment(20%) and 2 clinical assessments (40%).



    This is a full course. The total course hours is 222.

    The expected theoretical hours to be covered 82 hours,practical 140 hours.

    The aim of the course is to equip the learners with knowledge and  skills of common medical conditions in order to provide comprehensive nursing care to clients and their families to hospitals, and community settings.

    The learners are required to complete 1 test (10%) 1 assignment(10%) and a clinical assessment(20%).


    This is a full course. The expected total number of hours 474 Hours Theoretical hours 34. practical 440 hours

    The course will equip students with knowledge and skill to effectively partner and collaborate with the community in order to promote health and deliver care to individuals, families, groups and vulnerable and marginalized populations.

    in diseases identification, prevention and networking with other steak holders in the provision of quality public health nursing services. 

    The mode of teaching will be lecture method, discussions, role plays, simulation and seminar and through the e-learning platform

    You will be required to complete 2 tests and two assignments which add up to your final grade at the end of 2nd year examination.



    This is a half course. The expected total number of hours 35. Theoretical hours 35 . 

    The course enables the learner/s acquire knowledge and skills in nutrition and dietetics health and illness. 

    The mode of teaching will be lecture method, discussions, role plays, simulation and seminar and through the e-learning platform

    You will be required to complete 2 tests and two assignments which add up to your final grade at the end of six months examination.



    This is a full course. The expected total number of hours 516. Theoretical hours 96 . Practical 420 hours.

    The course enables the learner/s acquire knowledge and skills in integrated reproductive health enable them provide comprehensive services that will meet clients needs. 



    FThis is a full course Fundamentals of Nursing. The course will take about 87 theoretical hours.There are nine units in this course and all the units are compulsory.
    The general objective is to equip students with knowledge , skills, and attitudes in basic nursing principles in order to provide comprehensive nursing care to individuals, families and communities.
    The course has two tests and two assignments to be covered which are continuous assessments.

    The continuous assessments carries 40% and the final written test carries 60%.

    The course will be delivered through Lecture methods/ discussions, Demonstrations, Role plays, Problem Based  Learning(PBL), tutorials and E-Learning mode.

    Expected competencies include-develops and implements comprehensive nursing care plan for clients using appropriate nursing models e.g Orem's, Anderson, Health  illness continuum, ROpper Logan and  Tieney  models and others

    This is a course in neonatology. It is a full course that will run for the whole year comprising of theoretical instructions as well as practical. The expected total number of hours allocated is 80 hours of 20 hours theory and 60 hours practical. The mode of teaching will be lecture method,discussions,Problem based learning (PBL),Peer review,conference,seminar and through the e-learning platform.

    The overall aim of this course is to equip learners with basic knowledge and skills in the care of the newborn with and without complications.

    You are expected to complete four (4) continuous assessments- two (2) tests and two (2) assignments which add up to your final grade.

    You are also expected to do clinical assessments and simulations in selected practical skills.The practical examination is in form of Observed Structural Clinical Examination (OSCE).

    Expected competencies include but not limited to the ability to offer essential new born care.

    This is a microbiology course. I am going to be your course lecture. The course has 35 theoretical hours. its a half course and you we be expected to complete the after six months. The course has 5 units which are all compulsory. There two tests and two assignments which will be graded for your CA.

    The overall objective is enable learners acquire knowledge on various microorganisms related to human health and disease. the expected competences at the end the course is that learners will be able to apply principles of microbiology in infection prevention

    This is a course in sociology. in Nursing. It is a half course and will take about 30 theoretical hours. There are  six units in this course and all the units are compulsory. 

    The general objective is to equip learners with basic concepts in sociology to enable them understand society in which they are working and the influence on the human behavior and illness.

     The course has two tests and assignments to be covered which are continuous assessments. The continuous assessment carries 40% and the final written is 60%.

    the course will will be delivered through Lecture methods/discussion. role plays, group presentation and the E-learning mode

    expected competences include - proper utilization of knowledge on social culture diversities to plan client care

    This is a full course.

    The course hours is 20.

    COURSE AIM:

    To enable the students acquire knowledge of basic concepts of psychology in relation to human behaviour.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

    At the end of the course the student should be able to:

    1. Describe personality development

    2. Identify factors, which influence hum

    3. Use the nursing process to develop a nursing care plan

    4. Document and interpret information correctly



    COURSE HOURS:                                                   302 Hours

     THEORY:                                                                102 Hours

     PRACTICAL                                                             200 Hours

     COURSE AIM:

     To equip students with knowledge and skills in mental health to enable them understand human behaviour and manage clients with mental health problems.

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

    1. Describe normal human behaviour

    2. Describe abnormal human behaviour

    3. Describe common psychiatric conditions

    4. Manage mentally ill patients

    5. Use family as a primary resource in rehabilitating the patients

    6. Identify resources within the community for rehabilitation of mentally ill

    7. Utilize the available resources in rehabilitation of the mentally ill

    8. Apply communication skills in identifying clients at risk with the family and community.

    Core competences

    Uses psychosocial skills to assess clients for psychiatric disorders in order to effect appropriate therapeutic interventions

    Assessments

    Theory

    Theoretical assessment  (continuous assessment )carries one (1) test at 20% and two (2) assignments at 20%                                                                                                  40%

    Final theory examination                                                                    60%


    Practical

    Continuous assessment                              1                                        40%

    Final                                                                  1                                        60%


    PRESCRIBED READING

    1. Gelder M. et al (1996). Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry: New York Oxford University Press

    2. Gelder M. and Dennis G.(1998). Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry: London Oxford University Press

    3. Holly. S. (1998). Psychiatric Nursing Philadelphia Addoson Wesley


    RECOMMENDED READING

    1. Dester, and Walsh. (1986). Psychiatric Nursing Skills: A Patient Centered Approach London: dover H N

    2. Dexster. G. (1994) Psychiatric Nursing skills: A Patient Centred Approach New York Chapman hill

    3. Haber.J.et al (1997). Comprehensive Psychiatric Nursing St Louis Mosby

    4. Neil, n and Robinson J (1994). Psychology applied to Nursing: the Psychology of Nursing London Macmillan Press Ltd

    5. Stuart G.W. and Laraira M.T. (2001). St. Louis Mosby


    COURSE HOURS:               582

     THEORY:                             102 hours

     PRACTICAL:                      480 hours

     COURSE AIM:

     To equip students with knowledge and skills in Integrated Reproductive Health to enable them provide comprehensive services that will meet clients health needs.

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

     At the end of the course, student should be able to:

     

    1.      Define the concept of Integrated Reproductive Health

    2.      Describe the components of Integrated Reproductive Health

    3.      Manage clients using principles of PPTCT

    4.      Identify problems associated with Reproductive Health

    5.      Manage and prevent problems associated with Reproductive Health

    6.      Identify and offer appropriate interventions to clients requiring EMONC

     


    COURSE HOURS:                           102

     

    THEORY:                                         102 Hours

    COURSE AIM: 

    To equip students with basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology to enable them provide effective Public Health Nursing services in the Community.

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

     At the end of the course student should be able to:

    1.   Describe the cells and tissues of various systems
    2.   Identify the structure and parts of the human bod
    3.   Explain the normal physiological processes of the human body


    This is a half course in professional practice of nursing. The course will take about 45 theoretical hours.
    There are 6 units in this course and all the units are compulsory.
    The general objective is to equip students with knowledge and skills that will uphold, and foster professionalism.
    The course has two tests and two assignments to be covered which are continuous assessments.

    The continuous assessments carries 40% and the final written test carries 60%.

    The course will be delivered through Lecture methods/ discussions, Role plays, seminar, group discussion and E-Learning mode.

    Expected competencies includes ,exhibits hospital etiquette and uses the principles of ethics when interacting with  clients, family, community and health care team

    This a full course. The total course hours is 265.

    the expected theoretical hours to be covered 55 hours,practical 210 hours.

    GENERAL OBJECTIVES

    the course enables the learner/s/acquires knowledge and  skills in the management of common medical conditions and provide comprehensive nursing care

    This is a half course. Expected course hours 176. Theoretical hours 36 . Practical 140 hours.

    The course enables the learner/s to demonstrate an understanding of the research process and the importance of research in nursing.

    The learner will be expected to develop a research proposal and conduct a systematic investigation using the knowledge and skills gained

    This is a full course. The expected total number of hours 130. Theoretical hours 60 . Practical 70 hours.

    The course enables the learner/s to utilize the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems in identifying and meeting  sexuality and reproductive health needs of clients.


    This is a full course. Expected theoretical hours 53.

    General objective 
     -The course enables the learner/s to prepare and administer drugs safely,identify,document therapeutic effects of drugs administered to patients as well as use legal and ethical regulations related to drugs administration in order to protect clients and care providers.

    This module will be covered in 108 hours divided into:

    • Theory       28 hours
    • Practical    80 hours

    Module Aim

    To  knowledge and skills on strategies of HIV infection prevention.

    MODULE OBJECTIVES     

    At the end of this module, students should be able to:

    1. Discuss the ABC strategies of HIV prevention
    2. Describe the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (eMTCT) of HIV infection
    3. Outline the specific interventions to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV  
    4. Describe maternal , infant and young child nutrition in eMTCT
    5. Discuss pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
    6. Explain post exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
    7. Discuss the basic concepts of concepts of infection prevention in the health care setting


    The module will be covered in 108 hours divided as:

    • Theory:                              28 Hours
    • Practical:                          80 Hours

    Module Aim

    To equip students with the knowledge and skills in the management of PLHIV.

    Module Objectives

    At the end of the module, students should be able to:

    1. Conduct health assessment on PLHIV

    2. Describe the prerequisites for starting cART

    3. Outline the first line cART regimen for different population groups.


    This module will be covered in 240 hours 

    • Theory                        120 Hours
    • Practical                     120 Hours

    Module Aim

    To equip HNP students with knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and management of HIV-associated diseases and opportunistic infections in people living with HIV.

    Module Objectives

    At the end of this module, students should be able to:

    1. Describe HIV associated diseases in adults
    2. Describe HIV associated opportunistic infections in adults
    3. Apply relevant clinical and other diagnostic procedures needed in the identification and management of opportunistic infections
    4. Explain HIV associated diseases in children
    5. Describe HIV associated opportunistic infections in children

    This module will be covered in 130 hours divided into two:

    • Theory      - 50 hours
    • Practical   - 80 hours

    Module Aim

    To enable students acquire knowledge and skills in monitoring in PLHIV on cART.

    Module Objectives

    At the end of the module, students should be able to:

    1. Describe the policy, policy, principles and organisation of palliative care
    2. Counsel PLHIV and their families on palliative home care
    3. Conduct health assessment on PLHIV enrolled into palliative care services
    4. Manage pain and other progressive HIV disease systems
    5. Describe the pathway of end of life care


    This module will be covered in 170 hours which is divided into:

    Theory:            50 Hours

    Practical:        120 Hours

    Module Aim

    To enable students acquire knowledge and skills in monitoring in PLHIV on cART.

    Module Objectives

    At the end of the module, students should be able to:

    1. Outline the methods for monitoring clients on cART
    2. Interpret laboratory and clinical information to determine safety of certain ARVs in specific clients and decide appropriate clinical interventions
    3. Manage patients with treatment failure according to national guidelines
    4. Manage clients with Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory syndrome (IRIS)
    5. Manage clients with HIV drug resistance
    6. Counsel clients on adherence to cART and other therapies.


    This module will be covered in 110 hours which are divided as: 

    • Theory:                       30 Hours
    • Practical:                    80 Hours

    Module Aim

    To equip students with knowledge and skills nutritional care in PLHIV

     Module Objectives

    At the end of the module the students should be able to:

    1. Describe the the nutrition requirements, care and support in infected adolescents, pregnant, breastfeeding women and adults 
    2. Describe the nutritional requirements, care and support in infected and exposed infants/children.

    This module will be covered in 100 hours divided as:

    Theory:                       20 Hours

    Practical:                    80 Hours

    Module Aim

    To equip the students with knowledge, skills and attitudes in establishing and managing community based ART services and differentiated service delivery (DSD) models of care.

    Module Objectives

    At the end of the module the students should be able to:

    1. Discuss Community Based Care (CBC)
    2. Describe DSD models of care.


    This module will be covered in 70 hours divided as: 

    • Theory                        30 Hours
    • Practical                     40 Hours

    Module Aim

    To equip students with knowledge and skills on leadership , management and governance to enable them plan, manage, advocate and mobilize resources for effective delivery of health care.

    Module Objectives

    1. Describe leadership
    2. Describe management
    3. Discuss governance

    This module is a full course which will be covered in 130 hours and is divided as:

    • Theory                       50 Hours
    • Practical                    80 Hours

    MODULE AIM

    To equip the students with appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in the  conduct research and use of evidence-based practice in the management of  .

     MODULE OBJECTIVES

    At the end of this module, the students should be able to:

    1. Outline the overview of research
    2. Describe the process of literature review
    3. Describe the different research designs
    4. Identify a clinical research problem
    5. Outline different data collection methods
    6. Utilize appropriate analysis methods
    7. Adhere to principles of ethics and legal issues in research
    8. Develop a clinical research project proposal
    9. Conduct a clinical research project
    10. Describes dissemination strategies for research findings 


    This module will be covered in 64 hours divided as:

    • Theory            24 Hours
    • Practical         40 Hours

    Module Aim

    To impart knowledge and skills in clinical mentoring.

    Module Objectives

    At the end of the module, students should be able to:

    1. Describe clinical mentoring
    2. Outline general principles of teaching and learning used in clinical mentorship
    3. Describe appropriate strategies that build relationships and prevent conflict among mentees, peers and other individuals within and outside the health care system.
    4. Apply principles of critical thinking in managing mentees, patients and clients
    5. Explain the clinical mentorship process
    6. Utilize subject specific mentorship tools to ensure an effective clinical mentorship process.

    This module is to be covered in 130 hours divided as: 

    • Theory - 50 hours 
    • Practical - 80 hours

    Module Aim

    Equip students with knowledge and skills in supply chain management so that they can effectively and efficiently manage HIV services.

    Module Objectives

    At the end of this module, students will be expected to:

    1. Outline the overview of logistical management
    2. Describe the process of logistical management information systems
    3. Assess stock status
    4. Outline the maximum -minimum inventory control systems
    5. Outline the product selection, quantification and procurement of health commodities
    6. State the storage and distribution of health commodities 
    7. Describe the process of monitoring and evaluation of supply chains
    8. Outline the logistics system design

    This module consists of 260 hours divided as 60 hours theory and 200  hours practically.

    Module Aim

    To equip students with knowledge and skills in prescribing and administering of ARV drugs.

    Module Objectives

    1. Outline the goals and principles of ART
    2. Describe the ARV target in the lifecycle of HIV in the human body
    3. Discuss the classes of drugs in HIV treatment
    4. Describe the ARV drugs
    5. Describe management of ARV adverse effects
    6. Prescribe cART in different populations

    The module is to be covered in 20 hours theoretically and 80 hours of practice.

    Module Aim

    To acquire knowledge and skills on HIV Testing Services (HTS) in Zambia

    Module Objectives

    At the end of the module, students should be able to:

    1. Explain the principle involved in HIV Testing Services (HTS)
    2. Describe Testing and Counselling of patients
    3. Outline the quality improvement mechanisms for HIV Testing Services.
    4. Outline the linkages to HIV care.


    This course will be covered in 89 hours.

    MODULE AIM

    To enhance knowledge and skill of the HNP in prescribing drugs and managing PLHIV with co - morbidity

    MODULE OBJECTIVES

    At the end of the course, the student should be able to

    1. Explain the evolution of drug therapy and the implications of the National Drug Policy in Zambia

    2. Explain the responsibility of the nurse in drug management

    3. Outline the principles of pharmacology

    4. Outline the classification of commonly used drug

    5. Explain the legal,ethical and cultural aspects of pharmacology

    6. Discuss the action, contra-indications and the side effects of commonly used drugs

    7. Explain the actions,contra-indications,side effects and nursing implications of commonly used drugs

    8. Prescribe commonly used drugs 


    This course has to be covered in 20 hours. 

    Module Aim

    To enhance understanding of the evolution, pathogenesis, immunology and epidemiology of HIV.

    Module Objectives

    At the end of this module, a student should be able to:

    1. Define the terminologies used in used in HIV and AIDS care
    2. Outline the epidemiology of HIV 
    3. Describe the immunology of HIV
    4. Discuss the pathogenesis of HIV

    This is a full course course to be covered in 208 hours divided as:

    • Theory     105
    • Practical   103

    COURSE AIM:

    To equip students with knowledge and skills in the management of common medical conditions in order to provide comprehensive nursing care to clients and their families in hospitals, health centres and community settings.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

     At the end of the course, the student should be able to: -

    1. Describe the common medical conditions affecting various systems of the body
    2. Explain the management, prevention and control of common infectious diseases in the hospital, health centre and community settings.
    3. Interpret medical diagnostic investigations and prescribe appropriate interventions.
    4. Apply the appropriate nursing model in the management of patients.



    This is a full course which will be covered in 192 hours

    • THEORY:                                         87 Hours
    • PRACTICAL:                                  105 Hours

    COURSE AIM:

    To equip students with knowledge and skills in Surgery and Surgical Nursing including basic principles of operating theatre nursing and effects of anaesthetic agents on patients.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

    1. Define terms and concepts used in surgery.
    2. Describe the principles of surgery and surgical nursing in the three phases of care
    3. Apply principles of operating theatre nursing in the Intra-operative care
    4. Describe the common surgical conditions affecting various systems of the body.
    5. Apply the appropriate nursing model in the management of patients with surgical conditions.
    6. Utilize available resources for rehabilitation of patients, including referral to appropriate organizations.
    7. Apply the knowledge of first aid in the management of emergencies.
    8. Apply principles of operating theatre nursing in the Intra-operative care
    9. Demonstrate knowledge of managing operating theatre procedures
    10. Identify types of incisions commonly used in surgery
    11. Apply the appropriate positions used in theatre


    THIS IS A FULL COURSE

    COURSE HOURS: 130  

    THEORY:  60 hours

    PRACTICAL: 70 hours

    COURSE AIM:

    To equip students with knowledge and skills in Integrated Reproductive Health to enable them provide comprehensive services that will meet client’s health needs.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

    At the end of the course, student should be able to:

    1. Define the concept of Integrated Reproductive Health
    2. Discuss the components of Integrated Reproductive Health
    3. Manage clients using principles of EMTCT
    4. Identify problems associated with Reproductive Health
    5. Manage and prevent problems associated with Reproductive Health
    6. Identify and offer appropriate interventions to clients requiring EMONC


    THIS IS A FULL COURSE

    COURSE HOURS: 212 Hours

    THEORY:72 hours

    PRACTICAL: 140 hours                                                                                                           

    COURSE AIM:

    To equip students with knowledge and skills of paediatric conditions and the management of a well and sick child.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

    1. Define common terms used in Paediatrics.
    2. Describe growth and development of a child.
    3. Monitor the health of the child.
    4. Identify deviations from normal growth and development.
    5. Identify various conditions affecting children’s health.
    6. Apply scientific approaches in the management of children and make appropriate referral.
    7. Apply the appropriate nursing model in the management of patients/clients.

     



    This is a half course with course hours of 176 divided as:

    • Theory: 36 Hours
    • Practical:140 Hours

    COURSE AIM:

    To equip students with knowledge and skills in identifying problems, conducting research and utilizing the findings to enhance quality health care.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

    At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the research process and importance of research in nursing.
    2. Discuss ethical issues in research.
    3. Develop a research proposal and conduct a systematic investigation using the knowledge and skills gained.



    COURSE STATUS: FULL COURSE

    COURSE HOURS:                           94 Hours

    THEORY:                              94 Hours

    PRACTICAL:                       0 Hours          

    COURSE AIM:

    The Aim of the course is to equip the student with knowledge and skills in the management of clients with medical disorders in the hospital, health centre and community.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

    At the end of the course the student should be able to:

    1. Describe the common medical conditions affecting various systems of the body.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in creating awareness in the management, prevention and control of common infectious diseases in the hospital, health centre and community settings.
    3. Interpret medical diagnostic investigations and prescribe relevant drugs and other interventions.
    4. Asses client’s self-image to various skin conditions and STIs in promoting awareness
    5. Apply syndromic management principles in managing clients with STIs
    6. Apply general principle of management of STIs
    7. Apply knowledge of legislation and law in order to promote client’s right whilst utilizing community support programs in health care delivery
    8. Apply the appropriate nursing models in the management of patients/clients.


    COURSE STATUS:  FULL COURSE

    COURSE HOURS:                176

    THEORY:                 32 hours

    PRACTICAL:          144 hours

    COURSE AIM:

    To equip students with knowledge and skills in Integrated Reproductive Health to enable them provide comprehensive services that will meet client’s health needs.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

    At the end of the course, student should be able to:

    1.  Identify gynaecological problems affecting women
    2. Counsel women and Adolescent on issues of sexuality, family planning and reproductive health
    3. Manage clients undergoing special gynaecological procedures and investigations
    4. Collaborate with other stakeholders to advocate for gender equity
    5. Manage victims of gender based violence.

    COURSE STATUS: FULL COURSE

    COURSE HOURS:                66 Hours

    THEORY:                              66 hours

    PRACTICAL:                      0 hours                                                                                

    COURSE AIM:

    To equip students with knowledge and skills of Paediatric conditions and the management of a well and sick child. 

    COURSE OBJECTIVES 

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

    1. Monitor the health of the child.
    2. Identify various conditions affecting children’s health.
    3. Apply scientific approaches in the management of children and make appropriate referral.
    4. Apply principles of Integrated Management of childhood illnesses (IMCI) in managing a sick child.

    COURSE STATUS:             FULL COURSE

    COURSE HOURS:               100

    THEORY:                             30 Hours

    PRACTICAL:                      70 Hours                    

    COURSE AIM:

    To equip students with knowledge and skills in identifying problems, conducting research and utilizing the findings to enhance quality health care.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

    At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the research process and importance of research in nursing.
    2. Discuss ethical issues in research.
    3. Develop a research proposal and conduct a systematic investigation using the knowledge and skills gained.
    4. Produce a comprehensive report.


    This is a full course to be covered in 105 hours

    • Theory:                                         70 Hours
    • Practical:                                      35 Hours

    COURSE AIM:

    To equip students with knowledge and skills on leadership and management to enable them plan, manage, advocate and mobilize resources for effective delivery of health care.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

    At the end of the course the student should be able to:

    1.  Define concepts in leadership and management.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in leadership and management.
    3. Mobilize resources and develop an effective plan for their utilization.
    4. Describe management functions.
    5. Apply management principles in managing health institutions.
    6. Manage change in any health care setting.
    7. Monitor and evaluate health programmes.
    8. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship
    9. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in Health Management Information Systems 


    This is a half course it will take 45 hours of theory

     COURSE AIM:

    To equip the students with knowledge and skills that will uphold, and foster professionalism.

     COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

    1. Describe the historical development of the nursing profession.
    2. Explore the role of the nurse in health care delivery system.
    3. Explain the professional code of conduct for nurses and midwives.
    4. Describe legislation and regulation governing nursing practice in Zambia.


    This is a half course, it is will take 25 hours of theory

    COURSE AIM: 

    To equip the students with knowledge and skills in nutrition in health and illness

     COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

    1. Explain the importance of nutrition to growth and development; and maintenance of health.
    2. Describe the nutritional values and functions of commonly available foods.
    3. Assist individuals and families in managing daily dietary requirements in health and illness.
    4. Describe the methods for preserving, cooking and storing food, and their implications on the nutritive values.


    This is a half course, it will take 40 hours  of theory

     COURSE AIM:

    To assist students understand the characteristics and actions of selected microorganisms related to human health and disease

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

    1. Describe the characteristics of various microorganisms.
    2. Outline the factors that promote growth and development  microorganisms.
    3. Explain the host microbial interactions in the human body.
    4. Describe laboratory procedures for identifying and examining microorganisms.
    5. Interpret selected laboratory findings.
    6. Apply the principles of microbiology in infection prevention.


    This is a half course, it will take 25 theoretical hours

    COURSE AIM: 

    To enable the students acquire knowledge of basic concepts of psychology in relation to human behaviour.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

    1. Describe personality development
    2. Identify factors, which influence human behaviour.
    3. Explain the concepts of human behaviour and their influence on nursing practice
    4. Explain the relevance of psychology to nursing.
    5. Apply the concepts of interpersonal relationships to the care of individual, family and community.
    6. Describe perception, motivation and learning as processes of human behaviour.


    This is a half course that will be covered in 30 hours 

    THEORY:               30 Hours 

    COURSE AIM:   To equip students with basic sociological concepts to enable them understand the society in which they are working and the influence of these on human behaviour in health and illness. 

     COURSE OBJECTIVES 

    At the end of the course the student should be able to: 

    1. Define sociology and sociological concepts related to nursing. 
    2. Identify traditional, cultural beliefs and practices which can influence health and illness. 
    3. Describe the influence of social units and institutions on people in health and illness. 
    4. Discuss the influence of urbanisation and Industrialisation on health 
    5. Explain the relevance of sociology to nursing 
    6. Explain  the relationship between gender and health 
    7. Explain factors that contribute to gender based violence 
    8. Explain patterns of care for illness  


    This is a Full course which will be covered in 336 hours  

    • THEORY:             91 Hours 
    • PRACTICAL:     245 Hours 

    COURSE AIM:  

    1. To equip students with knowledge and skill in disease identification, prevention and networking with other agencies in the provision of quality public health services. 

    COURSE OBJECTIVES 

    At the end of the course, the student should be able to: 

    1. Describe public health trends in Zambia, the region and at international level. 
    2. Describe the organization of public health services in Zambia. 
    3. Identify public health problems prevalent in Zambia. 
    4. Apply knowledge and skills in the prevention of clients with HIV and AIDS. 5. Describe the Public health policies in Zambia. 
    5. Explain concepts and principles of Primary Health Care (PHC). 
    6. Discuss the role of regional and international health agencies in health development. 
    7. To equip students with knowledge and skill in disease identification, prevention and networking with other agencies in the provision of quality public health services. 
    8. Mobilize resources for planning and implementation of public health nursing. 
    9. Utilize appropriate public health nursing strategies and interventions to meet the identified needs. 
    10. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance and use of records and reports in the   implementation of health care. 
    11. Demonstrate knowledge and skill of disaster management. 

    This is a full course which will be covered in 97 Hours 

    THEORY: 97 Hours                                                      

    COURSE AIM: 

    To introduce students to basic principles of anatomy and physiology to enable them provide effective comprehensive nursing care in health and illness. 

    COURSE OBJECTIVES 

    At the end of the course student should be able to: 

    1. Identify the structure and parts of the human body 
    2. Describe the cells and tissues of various systems 
    3. Explain the normal physiological processes of the human body

    This is a  full course which will be covered in 437 hours 

    • THEORY: 87 Hours 
    • PRACTICAL: 350 Hours          

    COURSE AIM: 

    To equip students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes in basic nursing principles in order to provide comprehensive nursing care to individuals, families and communities.  

    COURSE OBJECTIVES 

    At the end of the course the student should be able to: 

    1. Describe the organisation and functions of the hospital and community and roles of various members of the health care team. 
    2. Perform basic nursing procedures.  
    3. Use the nursing process to develop a nursing care plan. 
    4. Document and interpret information correctly. 
    5. Apply nursing theories and models in client care. 
    6. Identify situations requiring first aid management. 
    7. Utilise first aid knowledge and skills in the management of emergency situations. 
    8. Explain the grieving process. 
    9. Describe the procedure for care of the body after death. 

    COURSE STATUS:   FULL COURSE

    COURSE HOURS:

    THEORY: - 100 HOURS

    PRACTICAL: -  270 HOURS

    COURSE  AIM:

    To provide students with a foundation in nursing knowledge, and skills, in order to provide comprehensive nursing care to meet the basic health needs of individuals and families in hospitals and the community

     COURSE OBJECTIVES

     At the end of the course the student should be able to:

    1. Describe the organization and functions of the hospital and the community and roles of various members of the health care team.
    2. Perform basic nursing procedures.
    3. Use the nursing process to develop a nursing care plan.
    4. Document and interpret information correctly.
    5. Apply nursing theories and models in client care.


    This is a full course which will be covered in 97 Hours 

    THEORY: 97 Hours                                                      

    COURSE AIM: 

    To introduce students to basic principles of anatomy and physiology to enable them provide effective comprehensive nursing care in health and illness. 

    COURSE OBJECTIVES 

    At the end of the course student should be able to: 

    1. Identify the structure and parts of the human body 
    2. Describe the cells and tissues of various systems 
    3. Explain the normal physiological processes of the human body

    This is a full course

     COURSE HOURS:

    THEORY:  - 45 HOURS

    COURSE AIM:

    To equip students with knowledge and skill in Pharmacology

     COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

    1. Explain the evolution of drug therapy and the implications of the National Drug Policy in Zambia.
    2. Describe the actions, contra-indications and the side effects of commonly used drugs.
    3. Demonstrate skills in calculating, measuring, preparing and administering drugs.
    4. Prescribe and dispense commonly used drugs.
    5. Describe the responsibilities of the nurse in drug administration.

     


    COURSE STATUS:   FULL COURSE

    COURSE HOURS:

    THEORY:              -  40  HOURS

    PRACTICAL:         -  135 HOURS

     COURSE AIM:

    To equip students with knowledge and skill in disease identification, prevention and networking with other agencies in the provision of quality public health services.

     COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

    1. Mobilise resources for planning and implementation of public health nursing.
    2. Devise appropriate public health nursing strategies and interventions to meet the identified needs.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance and use of records and reports in the implementation of health care.


    This is a full course

    COURSE HOURS:

    THEORY: -  90  HOURS

    PRACTICAL:  -  225 HOURS

     COURSE AIM:

    To equip students with knowledge and skills in Surgery and Surgical nursing including basic principles of operating theatre nursing and effects of anaesthetic agents on patients.

     COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

    1. Define terms and concepts used in surgery.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of principles of surgery and surgical nursing.
    3. Describe the common surgical conditions affecting various systems of the body.
    4. Apply the appropriate nursing model in the management of patients with surgical conditions.
    5. Demonstrate an understanding of principles of operating theatre nursing and the role of the nurse in the theatres.
    6. Identify and utilize available resources for rehabilitation of patients, including referral to appropriate organizations.


    This is a full course 

    COURSE HOURS:

    THEORY:  -  85  HOURS

    PRACTICAL:  -  225 HOURS

    COURSE AIM:

    To acquire knowledge, skills and understanding of common medical conditions, in order to provide comprehensive nursing care to clients and their families in hospitals, health centres and community settings.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

    1. Describe the common medical conditions affecting various systems of the body.
    2. Explain the management, prevention and control of common infectious diseases in the hospital, health centre and community setting.
    3.  Interpret medical diagnostic investigations and prescribe appropriate interventions.
    4. Apply the appropriate nursing model in the management of patients.


    COURSE STATUS: FULL COURSE

    COURSE HOURS: 294 

    THEORY: 84 Hours PRACTICAL 210 Hours

    COURSE AIM: 

    To equip students with knowledge and skills in mental health to enable them understand human behaviour and manage clients with mental health disorders.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

    1. Describe normal human behaviour
    2. Describe abnormal human behaviour
    3. Describe common psychiatric conditions
    4. Manage mentally ill patients
    5. Use family as a primary resource in rehabilitating the patients
    6. Identify resources within the community for rehabilitation of mentally ill
    7. Utilize the available resources in rehabilitation of the mentally ill
    8. Apply communication skills in identifying clients at risk with the family and community.


    This course is designed to prepare students assume leadership and managerial roles at various organisation levels .

    Participants in the course include students in the following programs

    Registered nursing students- pre service and in service

    Registered Midwifery students -pre service and In service

    Public health nursing students -preservice


    This is a full course. The expected total number of hours 130. Theoretical hours 60 . Practical 70 hours.

    The course enables the learner/s to utilize the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems in identifying and meeting  sexuality and reproductive health needs of clients.



    This is a full course.  The total number of hours is 206 expected theoretical is 66. Practical 140

    General objective.

    The course enables the learner to demonstrate knowledge and skills in surgery and management of patients with various surgical conditions .

    In this course the learners are required to complete 2 tests (20%) 2 assignment(20%) and 2 clinical assessments (40%).

    COURSE STATUS: FULL COURSE
    COURSE HOURS: 60 THEORY: 60 Hours PRACTICAL:
    COURSE AIM: The Aim of the course is to equip the student with knowledge and skills in the management of clients with medical disorders in the hospital, health centre and community.
    COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the end of the course the student should be able to:
    1. Describe the common medical conditions affecting various systems of the body.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in creating awareness in the management, prevention and control of common infectious diseases in the hospital, health centre and community settings.
    3. Interpret medical diagnostic investigations and prescribe relevant drugs and other interventions.
    4. Apply the appropriate nursing models in the management of patients/clients.

    COURSE STATUS: HALF COURSE

     COURSE HOURS: 100

     THEORY: 30 hours

     PRACTICAL: 70 hours

     COURSE AIM:

     To equip students with knowledge and skills of Paediatric conditions and the management of a well and sick child. 

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

    1. Monitor the health of the child.
    2.  Identify various conditions affecting children’s health.
    3.  Apply scientific approaches in the management of children and make appropriate referral. 
    4. Apply the appropriate nursing model in the management of patients/clients.


    COURSE STATUS: FULL COURSE

     COURSE HOURS: 206

     THEORY: 66 Hours

     PRACTICAL: 140 Hours 

    COURSE AIM:

     To equip students with knowledge and skills in surgery and the management of clients with surgical conditions.

     COURSE OBJECTIVES

     At the end of the course, the student should be able to: 

    1. Discribe the common surgical conditions affecting various systems of the body.
    2.  Apply the appropriate nursing model in the management of clients with surgical conditions.
    3.  Collaborates with stakeholders in the management of patients/clients during emergencies and disaster situations. 
    4. Utilize available resources for rehabilitation of patients, including referral to appropriate organizations.

    COURSE STATUS: FULL COURSE

     COURSE HOURS: 222 

    THEORY: 82 hours

     PRACTICAL: 140 hours

     COURSE AIM:

     To equip students with knowledge and skills of common medical conditions in order to provide comprehensive nursing care to clients and their families in hospitals and community settings 

    COURSE OBJECTIVES 

    At the end of the course the student should be able to:- 

    1. Asses clients self-image to various skin conditions and STIs in promoting awareness
    2.  Apply syndrome management principles in managing clients with STIs
    3.  Apply general principle of management of STIs
    4.  Apply knowledge of legislation and law in order to promote client’s right whilst utilizing community support programs in health care delivery

    This course will introduce learners to concepts of Midwifery and midwifery care