51146 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (2)

Course Description

This course designed on the basic psychopathology of mental disorders and the theories and principles underlying nursing care of patients with alterations in mental health status, the course emphasis a number of psychiatric disorders and introduces the body mind relationship in health and illness and various emotional and somatic manifestations and their relationship with the role of nursing management including: mood disorder, schizophrenia, drug abuse, seizures and epilepsy.

Learning Objective

  • Upon completion of this course subject, the students should be able to: Determine the impact of the body mind relationship on various psychosomatic manifestations in the individual
  • 1. Define mood disorder
  • 2. Classify and explain types of mood disorders
  • 3. Define schizophrenia
  • 4. List the clinical manifestations of schizophrenia
  • 5. Differentiate between drug abuse, drug misuse and drug dependent
  • 6. List the types of drug abuse
  • 7. Differentiate between seizure and epilepsy
  • 8. Classify seizures



Books for this Course

  • Psychiatrics and Mental Health Notes, Dr. Ibrahim Dusuqi (2012)
  • Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine 19th Edition
  • Textbook of Psychiatrics - Mental Heatlh Nursing by elsevier.

Times Offered

  • February 2016
  • June 2016

Course Prerequisite