Module 1: Fundamentals of Nursing and Critical Thinking [60hrs]
This module introduces learners to the theoretical knowledge and foundation concepts in nursing practice to ensure the delivery of safe, holistic and quality client care. It provides opportunities to explore the nursing concepts by identifying the basic needs of the client and measures used to support their activities of daily living. It also enables learners to develop skills in clinical decision making utilizing critical thinking and the nursing process, and encourages them to reflect upon their own thinking or learning.
Module 2: Family and Community Health [60hrs]
This module introduces the concepts of primary health care and provides learners with the knowledge of principles of health promotion, disease prevention and rehabilitation of individuals and families. It enables learners to develop skills and knowledge in the assessment, maintenance and promotion of the health of children, adolescents, the elderly and their families. Learners will be able to integrate critical thinking in the planning and management of the individual and family in a community healthcare setting.
Module 3: Communication and Safety in Healthcare [45hrs]
This module provides learners with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to provide safe and competent nursing care to clients, including infection control, risk management, prevention of health hazards and falls, and maintenance of confidentiality. It also provides an overview of the principles of effective communication and emphasizes its importance in ensuring client safety and improving client outcomes.
Module 4: Research Methods [45hrs]
The module introduces learners to the fundamentals and principles of the research process and their application in nursing. It enables learners to develop skills in searching relevant literature, formulating research aims and hypotheses, and reviewing the research literature.
Module 5: Women and Children Health [45hrs]
This module provides learners with the foundation knowledge related to the care of the women and children with alterations in health status. Learners will be able to integrate critical thinking in planning and managing women’s and children’s health.
Module 6: Adult Nursing 1 [45hrs]
This module provides learners with comprehensive knowledge of the disease process, medical management and nursing care of clients with common cardiovascular, respiratory, haematological and endocrine disorders, and fluid and electrolyte imbalances.
Module 7: Mental Health Nursing [60hrs]
This module provides learners with the fundamentals of mental health nursing. It focuses on abnormal psychology, common mental health disorders, psychopharmacology, therapeutic and prevention strategies. The learners will be able to integrate critical thinking in planning and managing the care of clients with common mental health disorders.
Module 8: Professional Nursing Practice and Health Education [45hrs]
This module introduces learners to the medico-legal and ethical issues which have an impact on nursing practice. Learners will explore teaching strategies and effective presentation skills for health education.
Module 9: Human Bioscience 1A [90hrs]
This module examines the basic principles of human biology, genetics, cell dysplasia and microbiology. A brief study of the process of ageing is also undertaken. Body systems will be examined through study of organization, structure, functions and effects of dysfunctions. The systems covered include the musculoskeletal and blood systems.
Module 10: Human Bioscience 1B [90hrs]
This module examines the principles by which the body maintains homeostasis. Body systems will be explored through the study of the organization, structure, functions and the effects of dysfunction of the various body systems. Body systems covered include the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, reproductive and renal systems. Basic principles of nutrition and nutrition related disorders will also be covered in this module.
Module 11: Psychosocial Perspectives 1 [60hrs]
This module provides learners with an overview of the psychological and sociological concepts that are fundamental to nursing. The basic understanding of the relationship between individuals and their social environment, psychosocial perspective and prepares learners for more advanced study in making sense of this domain in the clinical setting.
Module 12: Psychosocial Perspectives 2 [60hrs]
This module equips learners with the understanding of psychological and sociological issues that affect health, illness and recovery. It explores intrapersonal and interpersonal dynamics involved in changing health behaviours.
Module 13: Pharmacology [60hrs]
This module introduces learners to the general principles and concepts in pharmacology. Learners will gain an understanding on the mechanisms of drug action and the various processes that impact on the safe and effective use of drugs. Topics on drugs relating to the peripheral nervous system, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, immunologic and antimicrobial drugs will be covered. In addition, the pharmacotherapeutic management for different disease conditions in different organ systems such as cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, reproductive and central nervous systems will be discussed.
Module 14: Nursing Laboratory 1A [75hrs]
This module provides learners with opportunities to develop nursing skills and integrate critical thinking in the planning and care of clients requiring assistance in activities of living.
Module 15: Nursing Laboratory 1B and Health Assessment [90hrs]
This module provides learners with opportunities to develop skills and integrate critical thinking in health assessment and care of clients with medical, surgical and gynaecological conditions. It also introduces learners to the principles of maternal and infant care.
Module 16: Nursing Practicum 1A [80hrs]
This module provides opportunities for learners to integrate theory and practice in a variety of clinical settings, working with the community and people experiencing alterations in health status.
Module 17: Nursing Practicum 1B [280hrs]
This module provides opportunities for learners to integrate the theory and skills of health promotion, disease prevention and rehabilitation in a variety of clinical settings. It also provides opportunities for learners to develop skills in nursing assessment and management of adults with altered cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, blood functions, reproductive and communicable diseases.