Bethlehem University Catalog 2021-2022

Tarek Juffali Faculty of Nursing / Department of Nursing / Course description

EMER500 - FOUNDATIONS OF EMERGENCY NURSING - 2 credits

This course introduces students to the history of emergency nursing, emergency care team, legal and ethical issues related to this field. Emphasis is on nursing roles.Students are introduced to professional nursing emergency associations.
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EMER510 - PRE-HOSPITAL CARE MANAGEMENT - 2 credits

This course concentrates on emergency medical service systems related to stabilization of patients with injuries, methods of transfer both air and ground, preparation of patients and medico legal responsibility. Emphasis is placed on disaster planning and management.
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EMER515 - PRACTICUM: PRE-HOSPITAL CARE - 2 credits

This course provide students with opportunities to practice their knowledge about stabilizations and transfer of the victims. This practice takes place in institutions that provide this kind of ambulatory care.
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EMER520 - PHYSICAL EXAMINATION - 2 credits

The emphasis of this course is to promote students skills in the physical assessment process of the patient from head to toe. A thorough examination of specific systems including special maneuvers used for patients receiving care in emergency care facilities.
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EMER530 - TRIAGE - 3 credits

This course helps students in the classification of patients for the purpose of determining treatment priorities. It also exposes students to the responsibilities of triage nurses and proficiency of several skills, including assessment, communication, organization and decision making.
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EMER535 - PRACTICUM: TRIAGE & TRAUMA NURSING - 2 credits

Students apply their knowledge and skills about trauma nursing in emergency departments. They practice their assessment planning, interventions and evaluation skills by sorting out their priorities.
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EMER540 - TRAUMA NURSING - 3 credits

This course focuses on mechanisms of trauma, patterns of injury, trauma protocols, primary survey interventions and the nursing process in advanced trauma life support
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EMER550 - CLINICAL EMERGENCIES - 5 credits

This course is designated to help students deal effectively with medical and surgical emergencies of all body systems: nervous, cardiopulmonary, hematology, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal genitourinary and obstetrics. It covers emergency care for both children and adults.
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EMER555 - PRACTICUM: CLINICAL EMERGENCIES - 3 credits

The main focus of this course is to provide students with experience in dealing with children and adults who are exposed to medical and or surgical emergency treatments that involve different body systems.
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EMER560 - EMERGENCY NURSING RESEARCH - 2 credits

This course aims to expand students' knowledge and skills in the area of nursing research particularly in the emergency field. It also improves the students' awareness of the particular research evidence that is related to their emergency practice.
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EMER570 - TEACHING & MANAGEMENT IN EMERGENCY NURSING - 4 credits

This course exposes students to areas of nursing clinical supervision, preceptorship and mentoring in the emergency departments. It also emphasizes human resources management, planning and organization of health services. Students learn about their role in effecting and managing change in their clinical areas
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EMER575 - PRACTICUM: TEACHING & MANAGEMENT - 2 credits

Students practice their role as clinical preceptor or mentor in dealing with newly employed nurses or with students who are practicing in the emergency department. In addition, they assume the role of nursing manager in such a department.
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EMER585 - CLINICAL RESIDENCY - 0 credits

This an extended practicum course where students practice autonomy in the emergency department in a base hospital. To ensure competence and autonomy in practice when making judgments and decisions, students keep a journal of critical incidents during practice from the outset of the program. The personal journal is an important aspect of the evaluation strategy of the program. To pass this course, students must complete 400 hours in the emergency department.
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MDWF011 - PRACTICUM: BASIC NURSING - 2 credits

This course is designed to prepare student midwives with basic Nursing skills that are needed during their work in addition to practicing their ability in applying nursing processes.
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MDWF012 - PRACTICUM: ADULT HEALTH - 1 credit

This course enables students to apply theory into practice and to improve their ability to deal with different cases, acute and chronic, in both medical and surgical units.
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MDWF013 - PRACTICUM: ADVANCED ADULT HEALTH - 1 credit

This course enables students to apply theory into practice. It improves their ability to deal with critical cases and to work in critical care units as well as provide life support and appropriate help in a variety of emergency situations.
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MDWF014 - PRACTICUM: PEDIATRICS - 1 credit

This course gives the opportunity for students to apply the theory presented in MDWF 222, which facilitates the students to deal with this age group and to be aware of problems faced by a woman in her childbearing period.
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MDWF015 - PRACTICUM: NEONATOLOGY - 1 credit

This course provides the opportunity for students to differentiate between the healthy and the unhealthy neonate and working with high risk neonates by spending a period of time in normal nurseries as well as neonatal intensive care units.
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MDWF016 - PRACTICUM: ANTENATAL - 1 credit

This course offers students the opportunity to apply theory and skills previously studied. Emphasis is placed on management offers to pregnant mothers during antenatal period, following up the progress of pregnancy during this period and the ability to diagnose and manage high risk cases. Students practice their role as health educator by arranging for antenatal classes.
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MDWF017 - PRACTICUM: COMMUNITY HEALTH - 1 credit

This course gives the opportunity to apply theories learned independently. It facilitates students to gain skills at different community institutions that concern with women's health. Students practice their role as counselor for women and deal with certain psychological problems, in addition to broadening their experience in practicing their role as community midwives.
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MDWF018 - PRACTICUM: LABOR - 2 credits

This course offers the opportunity for students to apply the theory learned, and to manage normal child birth as well as complicated ones.
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MDWF019 - POSTNATAL PRACTICUM - 1 credit

This course provides the opportunity for students to practice their role as caregivers, educators, and counselors in the postnatal unite. It provides the student midwife with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills by giving care to women admitted to the post-natal unit and at their homes.
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MDWF020 - GYNECOLOGY PRACTICUM - 1 credit

This course provides the opportunity for students to practice their role as caregivers, educators, and counselors in in the gynecological unit. It provides the student midwife with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills by giving care to women admitted to the gynecology unit and in the family planning centers.
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MDWF021 - LABOR & DELIVERY ADVANCED PRACTICUM - 3 credits

This course provides the opportunity for the students to reach the competency level through practicing independently. It is intended to broaden and deepen the clinical skills of the students in the labor and delivery unit. It facilitates the use of clinical judgment and decision making when providing care for low risk mothers as well as high risk. The students will be given more practice opportunities to manage total care for the mothers throughout all stages of labor.
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MDWF022 - ANTENATAL ADVANCED PRACTICUM ANTENATAL - 1 credit

This course provides the opportunity for the students to reach the competency level through practicing independently. It is intended to broaden and deepen the clinical skills of the students in the antenatal natal unit. It facilitates the use of clinical judgment and decision making when providing care for low risk mothers as well as high risk. The students will be given more practice opportunities to manage total care for the mothers throughout pregnancy.
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MDWF023 - POSTNATAL ADVANCED PRACTICUM - 1 credit

This course provides the opportunity for the students to reach the competency level through practicing independently. It is intended to broaden and deepen the clinical skill of the students in post-natal unit. It facilitates the use of clinical judgment and decision making when providing care for low risk mothers as well as high risk. The students will be given more practice opportunities to offer holistic care for the mothers and their babies throughout the postnatal period.
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MDWF024 - PRACTICUM: MANAGEMENT - 1 credit

This course gives students the opportunity to apply the presented theory into practice as well as to facilitate them to practice their role as managers and supervisors.
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MDWF111 - BASIC ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY - 3 credits

This course is designed to provide the midwifery students with knowledge about human anatomy and physiology. It introduces students to the human body systems which include skeletal, muscular, neurosensory, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, and hepatobiliary. Emphasis is on detailed anatomy and functional physiology.
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MDWF112 - INTRODUCTION TO MIDWIFERY - 3 credits

This course aims to provide students with a cultural and historical context for midwifery practice and provide them with various health, nursing and midwifery concepts. It stressed on the need of women within Palestinian society to explore the scope of midwifery practice as well as to introduce students to midwifery terminology.
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MDWF121 - BASIC NURSING - 4 credits

This course provides concepts basic to the practice of clinical nursing with emphasis on basic principles and techniques that the midwife needs in her practice and emphasizes the acquisition of knowledge and skills required in the delivery of quality nursing care for clients in hospitals, homes and in the community. In addition emphasis is placed on the nursing process as a frame of reference in meeting human needs and the delivery of health care in a variety of settings.
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MDWF123 - PHARMACOLOGY - 3 credits

This course is designed to give general information about medicine including generic and trade names for common drugs in use. Emphasis is on issues surrounding the prescription, administration, action, interaction, doses, uses, side effect and contraindication of medication use.
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MDWF211 - ADULT NURSING - 4 credits

This is a comprehensive course that is designed to provide students with the knowledge of various medical and surgical health-related diseases. Special consideration is placed upon the introduction of medical and surgical health and illness concepts by the utilization of the nursing process module. It also focuses on the care, counseling and education of adults affected by acute and chronic alterations in their physical health. It provides nursing practice opportunities in health promotion, restoration and support of adults in acute care. Furthermore, emphasis is placed on the psychological, patho-physiological and socio-spiritual needs and problems of patients.
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MDWF212 - ADVANCED ADULT NURSING - 2 credits

This course introduces students to critical care nursing concepts by the utilization of the nursing process. It focuses on proper and timely nursing assessment in order to implement effective nursing interventions for critically ill patients and to prevent additional injury. It also provides nursing practice opportunities in health promotion, restoration and support for patients in critical care units. Furthermore, emphasis is placed on the psychological, patho-physiological and socio-spiritual needs and problems of critically ill patients and their families.
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MDWF213 - PATHO-PHYSIOLOGY - 2 credits

This course builds on student's knowledge of physiology so that the development of patho-physiological symptoms is recognized promptly and incorporate the development of decision-making and diagnostic skills as well as the utilization of support and preventive measures.
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MDWF214 - HEALTH PROMOTION - 2 credits

This course emphasizes on the model and approaches used in health education and promotion philosophies, through reinforcing the positive behaviors where modification is necessary.
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MDWF221 - APPLIED ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY - 3 credits

This course emphasizes male and female reproductive systems. Related system structures are also examined in detail with more emphasis on the female. Embryology is explored in this course with a focus on fetal development and factors that contribute to fetal malformation and inherited factors. It also encourages midwifery students to explore issues concerning sexuality and sexual health and that sexual development and sexual health are influenced not just by physiological changes but also by psychological factors, cultural and gender issues.
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MDWF222 - PEDIATRICS - 3 credits

The course helps the students to develop an awareness of the importance of current child and infant health care. It stress the health problems of the infant and child and the care necessary in restoring health to the child and family. Content is mainly focus on the development and health issues of the infants and children as well as their physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs.
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MDWF223 - NEONATOLOGY - 2 credits

This course is structured to provide students with necessary knowledge about the assessment, immediate and continuous care of the newborn. It also provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify the newborn at risk and to recognize abnormalities and birth traumas on the newborn. It emphasizes factors that place the fetus-newborn at risk.
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MDWF311 - WOMEN'S HEALTH - ANTENATAL - 4 credits

This course emphasizes on the role of the midwife towards women before and during pregnancy, and the care that should be provided for mothers from the initial contact with the client through the onset of labor. Emphasis is on normal and high risk pregnancy, and on maternal and fetal risk factors that negatively affect the pregnancy outcome. Students are able to differentiate between normal and abnormal pregnancy. Antenatal preparation is a major concern in this course.
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MDWF312 - COMMUNITY HEALTH - 4 credits

This course emphasizes on sexuality and reproductive health and provides students with a broad overview of issues affecting women's reproductive health throughout their life. Issues that impinge upon or are a direct result of pregnancy are examined. Issues concerning midwifery practice are a major focus as well as knowledge about pregnancy health as an approach that deal with health and disease. It also emphasizes on women's health epidemiology and other concepts involved in Public Health that are a major concern of students.
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MDWF313 - GENETICS - 1 credit

This course is designed to give basic understanding of genetics including cell division, modes of inheritance and chromosomal influences on reproduction. It also encourages students to learn methods used in diagnosing fetal genetic abnormalities in addition to appreciating the significance of genetic engineering for midwifery practice.
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MDWF314 - PRECEPTORSHIP - 2 credits

This course is designed to enable students to play an effective role in the clinical area and to participate in the orientation program for newly employed midwives or students. With advanced technology used in health institutions, particularly in hospitals, as well as the level of intensity required in the client and community care, a structured orientation program is essential for new staff members to help them adjust to the new system.
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MDWF321 - WOMEN'S HEALTH – LABOR - 4 credits

This course emphasizes the role of the midwife during intrapartum period and the ability to deal with normal child birth as well as to manage abnormal labor and to deal with critical cases. Emphasis is on managing normal child birth independently in various settings such as community clinics, home and hospitals.
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MDWF322 - OBSTETRIC EMERGENCIES - 2 credits

This course introduces midwifery students to the complexity of midwifery practice and provides them with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide life support and midwifery management to obtain appropriate help in a variety of emergency situations.
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MDWF323 - MIDWIFERY ETHICS & PROFESSIONAL ISSUES - 2 credits

This course prepares students to practice in a manner that upholds ethical principles. It also covers concepts of informed choices, advocacy and consent matters that are fundamental to midwifery practice.
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MDWF389 - SENIOR SEMINAR - 1 credit

This course aims to address issues arising out of the students extended practicum and review the issues in the light of current research and deals with current issues in midwifery practice.
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MDWF411 - WOMEN'S HEALTH - POSTNATAL - 3 credits

This course is designed to provide students with information concerning after birth. Emphasis is on the ability of midwives to give the necessary supervision, care and advice to women during the postnatal period. Physiological and psychological changes and adaptation are discussed, issues of self-care and baby care are identified, and emphasis is on complications that affect women during this period and the management of each abnormality. The role of the midwife in following up the women at their homes is also considered a major concern.
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MDWF412 - GYNECOLOGY - 2 credits

This course aims to provide the students with knowledge on how to provide care, support and to give information to women regarding their overall reproductive health including understanding the normal life cycle of women, causes of, evaluation of and treatment for problems associated with the female reproductive system, breast information, provision of various methods of contraception, issues involved in decision-making regarding unwanted pregnancy and recourse for counseling and referral, issues involving infertility and interpretation of lab results in addition to other gynecological problems.
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MDWF413 - MENTAL HEALTH - 3 credits

This course introduces midwifery students to major concepts and theories in mental health and their relevance to midwifery practice. Major emphasis is placed on developmental psychology and major mental disorders It provides explanations of some behaviors, in addition to introducing methods of psychological adjustment for women with a variety of conditions.
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MDWF414 - MIDWIFERY RESEARCH - 2 credits

This course introduces students to essential concepts upon which midwifery is based, research processes, theories, methodological analysis, and the ability to critique information available internationally and nationally.
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MDWF421 - MIDWIFERY MANAGEMENT - 2 credits

This course introduces students to concepts of human resource management and the ability to utilize the management process. Emphasis is placed on learning their role ineffecting and managing change in clinical areas as well as learning styles, theories of management and time management.
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MDWF509 - NEONATOLOGY - 2 credits

This course provides students with necessary knowledge about assessment, immediate and continuous care of the newborn, knowledge and skills necessary to identify the newborn at risk, recognize abnormalities and birth trauma of the newborn and in addition to emphasize factors that place fetus newborn at risk.
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MDWF514 - SCOPE OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I - 4 credits

This course provides students with essential concepts and theoretical development of midwifery in various models of midwifery practice. Emphasis is given to gynecological problems and concern for women during their life stages, health issues associated with infertility and fertility, genetic disorders, sexuality concerns, violence against women and compromising behavior. It also emphasizes health promotion strategies, health education and screening programs that are available locally, nationally and internationally.
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MDWF515 - APPLIED ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY - 3 credits

This course is designed to broaden students previously acquired knowledge of human reproduction. Major concepts include anatomy and physiology of the female and male reproductive systems with emphasis on the female. Embryology and genetics are explored with a focus on fetal development and factors that contribute to fetal malformation and inherited disorders.
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MDWF516 - WOMEN’S HEALTH & ABNORMAL CHILD BIRTH - 4 credits

This course presents students necessary knowledge about high risk pregnancy, diseases and disorders associated with pregnancy, labor and postnatal with it's complications. It explores the role of the midwife in planning and offering care based on the women's condition, in addition it provides students with necessary skills to practice independently or with joint care of women who are at risk or experiencing complications during delivery and the knowledge to seek medical help when necessary or use emergency measures in the absence of medical help.
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MDWF517 - SCOPE OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II - 4 credits

This course is designed to provide students with insight into women's health issues. Midwifery practice issues are a major focus along with ethics and moral dilemmas encountered by the practitioner in gynecology and midwifery, concepts of practice related to accountability, standards adopted by the international confederation of midwives and an overview of maternal health care services and issues. To develop reflective practice, critical incidence in practice and concepts that can be applied to the role of midwife and the care of the mother are also discussed.
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MDWF518 - MIDWIFERY MANAGEMENT - 1 credit

This course introduces students to concepts of human resource management. Emphasis is placed on the ability to utilize the management process. Midwifery students also learn about their role in effecting and managing change in their clinical areas.
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MDWF519 - MIDWIFERY RESEARCH - 2 credits

This course is designed to broaden existing information and knowledge about the research process, theories, methodology analysis and its application in midwifery practice.
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MDWF520 - PRECEPTORSHIP - 2 credits

This course enables midwifery students to play an effective role in the clinical setting and participate in the orientation program for newly employed midwives or students. With advanced technology used in health institutions, particularly in hospitals, as well as the level of intensity required in the client and community care, a structured orientation program is essential for new staff members to help them adjust to the new system.
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MDWF521 - PRACTICUM: ANTENATAL CARE I - 1 credit

This course gives students the opportunity to apply theory learned while emphasizing management of pregnant women during the antenatal period and to differentiate between normal and high risk cases and to practice the role of health educator by means of antenatal classes.
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MDWF525 - PRACTICUM: POSTPARTUM CARE - 1 credit

This course gives students the opportunity to apply theories learned and to practice the role independently, to work with the women and baby after birth, to be aware of any post partum complications and to practice the role in caring for gynecological patients.
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MDWF527 - PRACTICUM LABOR & DELIVERY II - 2 credits

This advanced course gives students the chance to work in the delivery room independently with normal deliveries, to increase self confidence in deliveries, to differentiate between normal and abnormal deliveries and to manage normal labor and neonatal care as well as to assist in abnormal labor.
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MDWF528 - PRACTICUM: ANTENATAL CARE II - 2 credits

This course gives the chance for students to apply the theory learned, to practice the role of community midwife, to broaden experience, to facilitate working with women independently during pregnancy, to give the chance to differentiate between normal and abnormal pregnancy, to deal with gynecological problems, to implement screening tests that are necessary for women from different age groups and to practice the role of counselor for postnatal women.
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MDWF529 - EXTENDED PRACTICUM - 3 credits

This period of practicum strengthens clinical skills of the midwifery students and encourages them to develop more independent use of clinical judgment and decision-making when caring for the mothers.
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MDWF530 - PRACTICUM LABOR & DELIVERY I - 2 credits

The course gives students the chance to observe deliveries and apply theory learned and to know how to manage normal labor when following up the women.
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MDWF531 - PRACTICUM: NEONATAL - 1 credit

This course gives students the opportunity to apply theory learned. The focus is on working with healthy neonate as well as high risk by spending a period of time in normal nurseries and neonatal Intensive Care Units.
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MDWF532 - WOMEN’S HEALTH & NORMAL CHILDBEARING - 4 credits

This course focuses on behavioral and sociological aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood and parenting. It explores in depth the role of the midwife in antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care, in addition to concepts related to well women, health education, health promotion and family spacing.
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NENU000 - CLINICAL RESIDENCY - 0 credits

The purpose of the extended practicum is to provide students with an opportunity to practice autonomy in neonatal clinical setting level II and III and to ensure competence in practice when making patient management, specialand advanced technical skills, judgments and decisions, teaching and management in neonatal clinical setting. To pass this course students have to complete 400 hours in neonatal units.
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NENU001 - CLINICAL PRACTICUM: LABOR & NORMAL NURSERY - 1 credit

This period of the practicum in labor and level I, (healthy newborn nursery), provides students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and the skills learned in Introduction to Neonatal Nursing (NENU 500), Neonatal Physical and Developmental Health Assessment, (NENU 501),Neonatal Resuscitation(NENU 502)and Neonatal Pharmacology(NENU 503) to meet the needs of the healthy newborns and their families.
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NENU002 - CLINICAL: NEONATAL INTERMEDIATE CARE - 2 credits

The major focus of this period of the practicum is to enable students to work in level II, (intermediate neonatal care units), to apply the knowledge and skills earned and to develop competency in nursing skills specified for special newborns and their families.
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NENU003 - CLINICAL PRACTICUM: NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE - 3 credits

This period of practicum provides the opportunity for students to train and practice in level III, (neonatal intensive care units), to consolidate material presented in theory classes and to develop competency at advanced level skills to meet the needs of the critically ill newborns and their families.
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NENU004 - CLINICAL PRACTICUM: TEACHING & MANAGEMENT - 2 credits

In this clinical practice course students practice their role as clinical preceptor or mentor in dealing with newly employed nurses or with students who are practicing in the neonatal units. In addition, they assume the role of nursing manager in such a unit.
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NENU500 - INTRODUCTION TO NEONATAL NURSING - 3 credits

This course is designed to introduce students to many aspects beginning with the historical and societal context of neonatal nursing as a discipline, neonatal nursing as profession and the developmental aspects of neonatal nursing roles, collaborative practice and communication skills. Changing family unit, parenting and siblings' reaction to admission and grieving process are also aspects to be focused on.
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NENU501 - NEONATAL NURSING I - 3 credits

Mainly this course concentrates on the healthy neonate. Emphasis in this course is placed on health promotion, maintenance and ill prevention. It focuses on fetal growth and development and influencing factors. It also presents the nursing assessment and management of the neonate from birth to transfer or discharge. Mother/baby relationship and influencing factors are also a focus.
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NENU502 - NEONATAL RESUSCITATION - 1 credit

This structured educational program (NRP) introduces the students to concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation. This course aims at providing neonatal students with opportunities to acquire special knowledge and skills in neonatal resuscitation. Students utilize the American Academy of Pediatrics of Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook. Students must complete successfully the required exams prior to the classroom training sessions which it should also be completed successfully.
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NENU503 - NEONATAL PHARMACOLOGY - 1 credit

This course is designed to help students to acquire a broad knowledge of neonatal medicine. General pharmacological principles that influence drug actions in the newborn are outlined. Nursing responsibilities including accuracy of dosage calculation, preparation, administration and monitoring for the therapeutic effect and the side effects of specific medication to the specific newborn will be covered along with parents' teaching which it is crucial in the care of the neonate.
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NENU504 - NEONATAL NURSING II - 6 credits

This course helps students to recognize and understand the most common neonatal disorders that affect at risk neonates in level II, Intermediate Neonatal Care Unit. Content focuses on pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic and therapeutic measures, comprehensive nursing care, discharge planning as well as preventive measures. This course also focuses on knowledge, attitudes and skills required to begin practicing neonatal nursing care specific to the needs of at risk neonates and their families in level II. Family interactions and teaching are also an essential component. These are essential for students to provide holistic competent care. Clinical needed: NENU 002 (2 Cr.)
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NENU505 - NURSING ETHICS - 1 credit

This course is designed to provide students with insight into neonatal nursing practice issues. it also introduces students in general to the nursing ethical and legal theories, principles and standards, moral dilemmas /tools in the decision making along with legal aspects. This course also allows students to discuss the current ethical'legal issues, standards and moral dilemmas related to the health of neonate in Palestine in specific.
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NENU506 - NEONATAL NURSING III - 6 credits

This course focuses on the less common and more serious health challenges that the critically ill newborn experience. Neonatal pathophysiology, therapeutic care, nursing management and discharge planning along with family teaching based on current research findings and Evidence Based Practice in nursing and related field are discussed. Clinical needed: NENU 003 (3 cr.)
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NENU507 - NEONATAL NURSING RESEARCH - 2 credits

This course aims to expand the student's knowledge and skills in the area of research Process. It also improves the students' awareness of the particular research evidence that is related to their clinical practice. This course aims to discuss the need for nursing research in the development of a knowledge base for clinical practice. Additionally, the elements of the research process and the ethical dimensions of a research study are considered. It promotes an appreciation of the role of the nurse researcher in the development and testing of clinical questions and examining ethical aspects of studies. Students are encouraged to integrate relevant research findings with their clinical practice.
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NENU508 - TEACHING & MANAGEMENT IN NEONATAL NURSING - 3 credits

This course will offer the professional nurses the concepts, tools and methods to provide appropriate guidance to the new employed nurses/ students' clinical experience. It will also integrate the concepts of preceptorship, assessment and evaluation and adult learning principles into the role of the clinical preceptor.
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NOPC400 - CONTEXT OF CANCER NURSING - 3 credits

This course introduces the learner to key concepts which have shaped the development of cancer services at a national and international level. The study content explores how nations as well as individuals are affected by cancer incidence and diagnosis. The cultural basis for cancer attitudes and values and the relationship between self-beliefs and care practices are explored. Different contexts of cancer pro'vision are identified and the role of cancer prevention, detection, health promotion and patient education in reducing cancer incidence are explored and discussed.
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NOPC401 - THE BASIC SCIENCE & TREATMENT OF CANCER - 3 credits

This course is about the basics of cancer development and the biological processes that contribute to the development of cancer. This knowledge is important not only in understanding how cancer arises but also why and how cancer treatment is given. As new developments in cancer treatment are occurring rapidly the course addresses the need to update the knowledge and skills in this increasingly technical specialty.
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NOPC402 - INFO. & COMMUNICATION IN CANCER CARE - 2 credits

This course provides the knowledge and skills required to communicate effectively with cancer patients. One of the criticisms in cancer health care across Europe is that communication is poor between health professionals as well as between patients and caregivers. Good communication can aid decision making and facilitate patient choice in self-management and independence. The student will have an understanding of the information requirements of patients with cancer at time of diagnosis, treatment and aftercare.
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NOPC403 - ASSESSMENT & INTERVEN. IN CANCER NURSING - 4 credits

This course provides the knowledge and skills required to comprehensively assess an individual diagnosed with cancer. The ability to use appropriate tools to assess specific symptom problems or age-related issues is a necessity for modern cancer care. Identifying patients' needs is essential if the management and intervention is to be appropriate. Nursing interventions have been shown to impact on patient outcomes and their unmet needs. This module enhances the decision-making and communication module and the practice skills are complementary in the development of assessment.
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NOPC404 - CANCER AS A CHRONIC ILLNESS, PALLIATIVE CARE - 4 credits

This course provides the knowledge and skills required to support patients through treatment into survivorship and advanced disease. Cancer is increasingly being managed over many years therefore understanding co-morbidity and long term consequences of cancer and its treatment is essential to managing long term follow up. Advanced cancer also provides challenges for oncology nurses in managing symptoms, transitions in care and palliative care issues.
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NOPC450 - EVIDENCE BASED & APPLIED RESEARCH IN CANCER - 4 credits

This course aims to develop the skills of the nurse in being able to search, retrieve and critique evidence for cancer practice. These skills require understanding of the research process and the role of the cancer nurse in the development of new therapies and cancer knowledge. One of the difficulties of evidence-based practice is its implementation, and this module explores the barriers to change and dissemination.
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NOPC460 - THE IMPACT OF CANCER - 2 credits

This course explores the impact that cancer diagnosis and treatment has on the individual and their family. It is recognized that a cancer diagnosis can cause high levels of psychological and physical morbidity, influencing quality of life, functional ability and employment. The uncertainty of cancer survival, fear of recurrence as well as how patients manage their illness can impact on recovery for both individuals and their families.
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NOPC461 - CANCER NURSING LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT - 3 credits

This course will enable the learner to facilitate team management and provide the necessary skills to organize work and practice development within a cancer setting. Multidisciplinary team working is essential in cancer care and developing skills in interpersonal relationships, communication and workforce development are essential for the future
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NOPC462 - INTERNSHIP CLINICAL RESIDENCY - 5 credits

After completing all of the above mentioned courses, the students register in this course. This an extended practicum course where the student is provided with an opportunity to practice autonomy in the oncology and palliative care department in a base hospital and/or in centers and homes. To ensure competence and autonomy in practice when making judgments and decisions, the student keeps a journal of oncology cases in practice from the outset of the program. The personal journal is an important aspect of the program evaluation strategy. To pass this course the student has to complete 600 hours in the oncology and palliative care department and centers and homes.
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NURS131 - FIRST AID & PERSONAL SAFETY - 3 credits

This course is designed to provide the student with the first aid principles and skills necessary to help victims of accidents, emergencies, and disaster situations.
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NURS200 - INTRODUCTION TO NURSING - 3 credits

This course is designed to provide the student with various health and nursing concepts. It also provides the student with a wide body of knowledge of the principles governing health maintenance and promotion, as well as illness prevention.
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NURS251 - FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING I - 5 credits

The course is designed to provide concepts basic to the practice of clinical nursing. The nursing process is presented as a frame of reference in meeting the human needs of people and in the delivery of health care in a variety of settings.
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NURS252 - FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING II - 5 credits

The course provides continued emphasis on nursing concepts, principles and techniques that are basic to the practice of nursing. It emphasizes the acquisition of knowledge and skills required in the delivery of quality nursing care for clients in the hospital, their homes and in the community.
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NURS332 - MATERNITY NURSING - 5 credits

The course gives information for students about women's health issues and reproductive health, caring for the women during pregnancy, labor and after delivery. It presents also specific measures in the prevention of disease and the promotion of health.
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NURS333 - PEDIATRIC NURSING - 5 credits

The course helps the students to develop an awareness of the importance of current child and infant care. It stresses health problems of the infant and child and the nursing care necessary in restoring health to the child and family. Content mainly focuses on the development and health issues of the infants and children as well as their physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs. Clinical Experience complements the theories that are presented.
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NURS334 - MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING I - 5 credits

The course presents an integrated approach to the study of health and illness. It is designed to give a broad general background in the care of adults who have medical & surgical problems. Emphasis is placed upon the nursing intervention involved in the maintenance and restoration of physiological equilibrium, it covers the following units and body systems: (Acid base balance, Pain, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Oncology).
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NURS335 - MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING II - 5 credits

The course presents an integrated approach to the study of health and illness. It is designed to give a broad general background in the care of adults who have medical & surgical problems. Emphasis is placed upon the nursing intervention involved in the maintenance and restoration of physiological equilibrium, it covers the following units and body systems: (Fluids and Electrolytes, Gastro-intestinal, Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic, Hematology and Renal).
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NURS336 - MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING III - 5 credits

The course presents an integrated approach to the study of health and illness. It is designed to give a broad general background in the care of adults who have medical & surgical problems. Emphasis is placed upon the nursing intervention involved in the maintenance and restoration of physiological equilibrium, it covers the following body systems and units: (Neurology, Musculoskeletal, Endocrine, Dermatology, Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat (EENT), AIDS.).
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NURS337 - ADVANCED MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING - 5 credits

Nursing concepts current to clinical practice in critical care nursing are included. Emergency, coronary care, intensive care and operating room nursing are especially emphasized. Clinical experience will complement the theories that are presented.
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NURS340 - MENTAL HEALTH NURSING - 2 credits

This course focuses on the application of mental health nursing concepts in client care. Students will be helped to develop effective communication and counseling skills in order to handle difficult and stressful situations for those who have conflict in daily life. Theoretical content includes concepts of mental health and mental illness, emotional response to illness, stress and anxiety, coping adaptation, crisis interventions and prevention of unhealthy level of stress. It will also focus on exploration of attitudes toward death and dying and responsibilities to the dying person and the family. This course will discuss common emotional conditions that are associated with political violence, domestic violence and sexual abuse. This is an introductory course for psychiatric nursing course that will be studied in the fourth year. Assignment and projects will be designed to facilitate the students' synthesis of classroom material, individualized application of Mental Health concepts.
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NURS342 - PSYCHIATRIC NURSING - 3 credits

This course will focus on the basic concepts of psychiatric nursing and the delivery of care to client and families experiencing psychiatric disorders and maladaptive behaviors. Emphasis is on the community mental health illness continuum throughout the lifespan and the nursing role in assisting the client with problem solving in a community setting.
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NURS343 - COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING - 4 credits

This course is designed to help the students to address the community as client and focus on clinical prevention and promotion of population health through the application of evidence based community health nursing practice,emphasize will be on the health care policies, finance and the role of the nurse and the local community agencies in meeting health needs.
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NURS344 - GERONTOLOGY NURSING - 1 credit

This course is one credit course will focus on ageism, societal attitudes regarding the elderly, and responses to the aging process, both from the individual and social perspective, will be examined. Cultural variation and responses to aging and the social, political, and economic implications of a rapidly expanding aging population in the Palestinian community and in other regions of the world, will be analyzed. Resource and service availability for the elderly-locally, regionally, and internationally'will also be assessed, Theoretical content includes concepts of mental illness, and chronic diseases. (Cause Should be run with NURS 343)
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NURS350 - NURSING MANAGEMENT - 3 credits

The primary goal of this course is to present the leader and manager roles as challenging and rewarding and to provide information, skill and tools that enable one to develop effective leadership and management skills. Students acquire knowledge related to concepts and principle of nursing management as well as learn the role and function of manager in clinical practice.
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NURS351 - PHARMACOLOGY I - 2 credits

These courses are designed to give the students information about medicine including generic and trade names for the common drugs in use, administration, actions, interactions, doses, uses, side effects, contraindications and special focus on nursing considerations.
Pre Requisite:

NURS352 - PHARMACOLOGY II - 2 credits

These courses are designed to give the students information about medicine including generic and trade names for the common drugs in use, administration, actions, interactions, doses, uses, side effects, contraindications and special focus on nursing considerations.
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NURS354 - NURSING RESEARCH - 2 credits

The course explores skills essential to the research process through critical analysis of research studies, and the application of principles of research methodology to selected projects.
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NURS355 - PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS - 2 credits

The course is a study of relationships and responsibilities of professional nursing with emphasis on current issues and professional organizations, as well as the planning and the discussing of career development. The course is required and is restricted to the last semester senior nursing students.
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NURS377 - INTERNSHIP - 5 credits

This is a five credits program designed to provide the Nursing Student with an additional 400 clinical hours in a hospital setting for the mastery of nursing skills under the guidance of the nursing staff where the student is assigned. It has to be completed in the summer session after the third year of study.
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NURS388 - CLINICAL PRACTICUM - 0 credits

This is a non-credit program designed to provide the Nursing student with an additional 300 clinical hours in a hospital setting for the mastery of nursing skills under the guidance of the nursing staff where the student is assigned. It has to be completed in the summer session after the third year of study.
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NURS389 - SENIOR SEMINAR - 1 credit

This course is designed to give the senior nursing student an opportunity to study in depth an area of specific interest. Faculty members assist and coordinate the student`s work. It gives the student the chance to present their topic or finding of a written research paper, it is required and restricted to last semester senior nursing students.
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