51136 Pediatrics & Pediatric Nursing (1)

Course Description

The course is designed to focus on the basic components of nursing management of the infant and child in the health and illness. The course provides students with basic knowledge of: introduction to pediatrics and pediatric nursing, child assessment, hospitalized child, impact of hospitalization on various stages of child development, clinical problem solving, common problem in new born, feeding, communicable diseases, types of immunizations, essential elements in nursing, anemia, urinary tract disorders in pediatric (congenital and acquired)

Learning Objective

  • At the end of the course the students will be able to:
  • 1. Enumerate the definition of pediatric nursing; state the general principles of hospitalized child; explain the impact of hospitalization on the child’s stage of development.
  • 2. Manage pediatric procedure properly
  • 3. Explain how to record the vital signs in children and its charts.
  • 4. State the care needed for the children undergoing surgery, preoperatively and postoperatively.
  • 5. Define feeding specially breastfeeding, and describe the special considerations for breastfeeding.
  • 6. State pediatric communicable diseases, and mention how to prevent those diseases.
  • 7. Understanding importance of immunization and vaccine



Books for this Course

  • Pediatrics & Pediatric Notes, Dr. Asseyr, M.A.M & Hassan M.A (2012)
  • R.S. Tambulawadkar (2013) Pediatric Nursing, third edition
  • U.N. PANDA (2009) Pediatric Nursing , First Edition
  • the lippincott manual of nursing practice, Third Edition.

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite