Philosophy of the Programme:
The programme was established as a response to the national need of nursing manpower development. In the globalization of nursing, the trend is towards development of polyvalent graduates who will provide quality care in health care delivery. Health care delivery requires sound knowledge and professional effectiveness and efficiency, products of the programme will be nurse clinicians.
Thus the underlying philosophy of the programme is that
1. Man is a bio-psychosocial being with unique responsibility for health problems and his needs are the focus of all nursing activities.
2. Nursing is a professional relationship between the nurse and his/her client which is based on relevant concepts, principles and theories in the sciences, technology and the arts. It is client-centered; client-clientfriendly and client-attested to ensure quality care.
3. Education is not only a life-long process; it is also an instrument of change. University education is the key to the growth of professionals, hence professional nursing education can be achieved in an institution of higher learning that provide a foundation for general education in the arts and sciences.
4. Nursing functions cut across the life span of individuals, families and communities within the health care delivery system. In order to provide quality care, Nursing education must meet globally accepted standard as available in the University.
5. The health care system exists to meet the needs of the clients, individuals, families, group or communities, by providing primary, secondary and tertiary health maintenance activities that ensure maintenance of high level of wellness.
Based on the afore-mentioned principles, this programme sets out to produce educationally and professionally sound Nurses whose assertions on nursing care will be unequivocal in every aspect of client care. The programme will also be responsive to the needs of the society.
The Masters in Reproductive Health Nursing specialty is aimed at:- a. Providing nurses with competences to function in the clinical areas of Reproductive Health.
The objective of the programme would be to develop the following competences expected of the graduate of the programme.
Competences Expected of Postgraduates of the Programme
The competences of a nurse who is a postgraduate of these Degree programmes in Reproductive Health Nursing include the ability to:
Utilize Nursing process in the care of individual, family and community with Reproductive health conditions.
Adopt appropriate Nursing care delivery model in any setting.
Assess reproductive health client/patient through history-taking, physical assessment, and review of relevant records and make appropriate nursing diagnoses.
Apply relevant concepts, principles and theories of administration and management in delivery of health care services at various levels.
Plan individual, family and community reproductive health nursing intervention
Assume responsibility for delivery of dependent, independent and interdependent Nursing activities in any setting.
Evaluate Nursing care to ascertain effectiveness of nursing actions rendered to individuals, families and communities on objectives set
Develop strategies for health promotion and maintenance in families and communities.
Develop proficiency in assessing, diagnosing, implementing and appropriate specialized Nursing care measure in any health problem
Provide rehabilitative services to individuals, families and adapt to changing conditions.
Provide leadership in Nursing and health care delivery in their relevant specialties.
Understand and assume leadership roles in budgeting, managing and auditing human and material resources available for health care delivery.
Develop proficiency in interpreting special diagnostic reports to enhance management of client.
Function as a nurse in any area of clinical practice to establish and maintain a referral system, researchers, academics and administrators/planners in all areas of reproductive health nursing
M.Sc degree: minimum of 12 months and maximum of 24 months.
M.Phil degree: minimum of 2 semesters after obtaining the Masters Degree.
Doctorate degree: minimum of 6 semesters and a maximum of 12
CONDITION FOR GRADUATION
Candidate must pass between 30-40 credits units.
i) Core courses.
ii) Elective courses of minimum of 6 units.
iii) Dissertation of 6units. (I, ii and iii) Inclusive.
This is in form of essays, tests, care or case studies, clinical reports, assignment, tutorial assignment etc. C A constitutes 30% of the total score.
All post graduate students are expected to undertake tutorial/ seminars.
External Examiner System
External examiner shall be used at the end of the postgraduate programme to assess courses and Dissertation/Thesis, to certify the overall performance of graduating students, as well as the quality of facilities and teaching.
Examinations, Grading Procedure and Results
a) In addition to continuous assessment, examinations shall be conducted for every course at the end of each semester. The total score for each course shall be 100%.
It would be as follows:
Continuous assessment 30%
b) A written examination shall last for a minimum of one hour for one
credit unit and three hours for three credit units.
A practical examination shall last for a minimum of one hour and
oral/viva, ten minutes.
(ii) Pass Mark:
The pass mark shall be 50% in any course.
(iii) Grading System
Courses shall be graded by a combination of percentage and translated into a graduated system of Grade point Equivalents (GPE).
For the purpose of determining student’s stand, Grade Point Average (GPA) shall be used at the end of every semester.
Computation of GPA
*The total number of credit points earned (TCP) is divided by the total number of units (TNU) for all courses taken in the semester.
*The grade point of a course is computed by multiplying the number of units for the course by the Grade Point Equivalent of the marks scored in the course.
*Each course shall be graded out of a maximum of 100 marks and assigned appropriate Grade Point Equivalents (GPE).
|70 – 100
60 – 69
50 – 59
45 – 49
40 – 44
and iv and
< 2. 00
CONDITIONS FOR WITHDRAWAL
Candidates who earn less than 8 credits from taught courses at the end of first
year should withdraw from the programme.
COURSE OUTLINES FOR MASTER OF NURSING SCIENCE (REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH)
|Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology of Reproductive Systems
|AN RH 810
|Advanced Anatomy of Reproductive Organsand Biotechnology
|AE RH 801
|Advanced concept and theoretical foundation of Reproductive Health Nursing
|Reproductive Health Law
|Nursing management of Reproductive Health Patients
|Reproductive Health Nursing Management
|Advanced Health Assessment in Reproductive Health
|Clinical 1 (Hospital based)
COURSE OUTLINES FOR MASTER OF NURSING SCIENCE (REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH)
|Advanced Research Methods and Techniques applied to Nursing
|Clinical (11 community based)
|Computer application in Reproductive Health Nursing
|Seminar in Reproductive Health Nursing
|Contemporary issues in Reproductive Health nursing
|Concepts in Reproductive Health Nursing and Family Health
|Health Psychology for Reproductive Health Nursing
|Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics