Bachelor of Faculty of Health Science

Program Description

Through the rich experience gained in the past years in Academic fields, Nugaal University has built its capacity to launch multiple degree programs in selected field of studies, one of which is bachelor degree in Clinical Health Officer (HO).

Clinical health officer is an academic program of four years, which focus more clinical aspects with public health courses, it is aimed to have health professionals who can deal with uncomplicated (not need higher specialties) daily medical conditions, whereby they can fulfill majority local community health needs.

The need assessment we conducted in Sool region and neighboring areas showed that there is a severe shortage of competent health professionals both in terms of quality and quantity.  sool region we have established faculty of health officers on September 2012 as  a plan based on the needs for clinicians, we preferred health officer of 4year than medicine of 6 years because of relatively easy  requirements for  health officers  such as number of teachers , teaching hospital and  short period of graduation, students in this faculty will be upgraded in to  full doctors in extra three years of teaching and training until  of enough capacity for medicine we cover community health needs with clinical health officer  program.

Rationale

According to the assessments and different reports  about shortage in medical doctors and increasing needs for management of common diseases in the community we have set a curriculum that can fullfil the situational needs and could transformed to full medicine when the capacity become possible.

Objectives

  • To have health professionals that can play role of medical doctor
  • To clinical health officers that can cover village needs of health service
  • To provide an academic program that can fulfill situational needs and could be upgraded into medicine in three year extra time.
  • To reduce mortality and morbidity rates for communicable diseases in the community.
  • Vision: To reduce mortality and morbidity rates for infectious and chronic diseases among sool region community

Mission

  • The Faculty of health officers have prepared curriculum and other teaching materials including demonstrating room as well as teaching hospital to have competent health professionals who can fill the gap of health service in the region.

Core values:

  • Commitment to reach vision of the faculty through clear plan step by step .
  • Humanity and honest forever and wide positive relationship with different parts the community
  • Attitude and ethics of health are highly considered.
  • Contribution to solve community problems and collaboration with other parts regardless their identity and beliefs since we share more.
  • Equipment /Educational  requirement

 

Admission criteria

The candidates must:

  • Complete high school education successfully with average score of at least “C”
  • Meet the other set criteria of the Nugaal University to join the program
  • Be fully sponsored by Private, Governmental or Nongovernmental organizations or Self
  • Be physically and mentally fit
  • Able to pass the entrance exam set by the University
  • Have full interest to serve the community as public health officer
Course composition No. of Courses Credit Hours
Major Clinical courses 14 54
Major Public Health courses 14 35
Supportive courses 15 36
General (common) courses 6 13
Totally 49 138 hrs

Program Contents

Year 1 Semester 1

 
Courses Course

code

Credit

Hours

Weekly Contact  hours

(Theory)

Weekly Contact hours

(Practical)

1.     Introduction to Public Health IPH0111 2 4
2.     Anatomy 1 ANA0112 3 4 2
3.     Physiology 1 PHY0113 3 4
4.     Health Education HED0114 3 6 1
5.     Civic and Ethical Education CEE0115 2 4 2
6.     Sociology and Anthropology SOC0116 2 4
7.     Introduction to Computer application ICA0117 2 1 1
Semester total   17    
  Year 1 Semester 2
Courses Course code Credit

Hours

Weekly

Contact hours

(Theory)

Weekly

Contact hours

(Practical)

1.     Anatomy 2 ANA0128 3 4 2
2.     Physiology 2 PHY0129 3 4 2
3.     Biochemistry BIO01210 2 4 2
4.     Microbiology MIC001211 2 3 1
5.     Parasitology PAR01212 2 3 1
6.     Psychology PSY01213 2 4 2
7.     Nutrition NUT01214 2 3 1
8.     Sophomore English SOP01215 2 2 2
Semester total   18    
           
Year 2 Semester 1  
Courses Course code Credit Hours Weekly

Contact hours

(Theory)

Weekly

Contact hours

(Practical)

1.     Pharmacology PHA02316 4 6 2
2.     Communicable and infectious diseases COM02317 3 6 3
3.     Health Ethics and legal Medicine HEL02318 2 4 2
4.     Internal Medicine I INM02319 3 6 3
5.     Introduction to Nursing Art INA02320 3 3 3
6.     Physical Diagnosis PHD02321 2 2 2
7.     Clinical Laboratory methods CLM02322 2 2 2
8.     Population and development POD02323 1 2 1
Semester total   18    

          

  Year 2 Semester 2
Courses Course code Credit Hours Weekly

Contact hours

(Theory)

Weekly

Contact hours

(Practical)

1.     Pathology PAT02425 3 6
2.     Internal Medicine II INM02426 4 8 3
3.     Surgery I SUR02427 3 6 3
4.     Traditional Medicine TRM02428 1 2 -1
5.     Essential Operative skills EOS02429 2 2 2
6.     Dermatology DER02430 1 2 1
7.     Internal Medicine practice I IMP02431 2 2
8.     Teaching methodology 1 2 1
Semester total   16    
           
    Year 3 Semester 1
Courses     Credit Hours Weekly

Contact hours

(Theory)

Weekly

Contact hours

(Practical)

1.     Surgery II SUR03532 4 8
2.     Obstetrics and gynecology I OBG03533 3 6
3.     Biostatistics BIO03534 3 6
4.     Epidemiology EPI03535 3 6
5.     Diagnostic Radiography DIA03536 2 3 1
6.     Islamic studies ISL03537 2 4
7.     Surgery Practice I SUR03538 2 20
Semester total     17    
               
Year 3 Semester 2
Courses Course code Credit Hours Weekly

Contact hours

(Theory)

Weekly

Contact hours

(Practical)

1.     Obstetric and Gynecology II OBG03639 4 8
2.     Research Methodology RES03640 2 4
3.     Reproductive Health REP03641 3 6
4.     Pediatrics and Child health I PED03642 3 6
5.     Mental Health MEN03643 2 4
6.     Ophthalmology OPT03644 1 2
7.     Obstetric  and gynecology practice I OGP03645 3 30
Semester total   18    
Year 4 Semester 1
Courses   Credit Hours Weekly

Contact hours

(Theory)

Weekly

Contact hours

(Practical)

1.     Research proposal REP04746 1 2
2.     Environmental Health and Ecology ENV04747 2 4
3.     Disaster prevention and preparedness DIS04748 1 2
4.     Health service Management HSM04749 3 6
5.     Health Economics HEE04750 1 2
6.     Pediatrics and Child Health II PE04751 4 8
7.     Oral Health ORA04752 1 2
8.     ENT ENT04753 1 2
9.     Community Health practice COM04754 3 2 30
10.  Pediatrics and Child Health Practice I PED04755 1 3 10
Semester total   18    

 

N.B:- After approval of research proposal the students can start research project immediately.

Year 4 Semester 2
                                 Courses Course code Credit

Hours

Weekly

Contact hours

(Theory)

Weekly

Contact hours

(Practical)

Internship 1.           Team Training program (TTP) TTP05856 3 10
2.           Research project REP05857 2 5
3.           Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice II OGP05858

 

3 20
4.           Surgery Practice II SUP05959 3 15
5.           Internal Medicine Practice II IMP05860 2 15
6.           Pediatrics and Child Health Practice II PED05861

 

2 20
                         Semester total   15    
                                   Over all total credit Hours is 138  

Course Description

IPH0111: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH

Course description: This course is designed to give the Clinical  Health student an introductory concept of public health. It begins by introducing the trainee to the lay and professional concept of health; it also compares and contrasts the approaches in public health and clinical medicine. It then goes on to deal with factors affecting health. It will also give the trainee an acquaintance with the relationship between health and development, health systems, Primary health care and health for all, definition and applicability to public health of subjects taught under public health, identifying community health problems, indicators of health status of a population, and major strategies of improving public health in developing countries.

ANA0112: HUMAN ANATOMY

Course description: The course is intended to give Clinical health students a working knowledge of primarily gross Anatomy, emphasizing the major regions of the human body that will be important in health center activities including surgical and Gyn/Obs. emergencies.

It should convey a lasting mental picture of human anatomy by the use of charts, models, isolated natural organs and dissected cadavers.

PHY0129: PHYSIOLOGY

Course Description: After studying this course the health officer is able to understand several levels of body organization, the “internal environment”, and importance as an integrator of body functions, the importance and basic types of physiological control mechanisms the mechanisms the body employs to protect itself against diseases; and use this knowledge to prevent diseases, diagnose and treat patients appropriately.

SOC0116: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY and ANTHROPOLOGY

Course Description: The main objective of the course is to familiarize Clinical health students with the fundamental elements of sociological and anthropological perspective regarding human social life.

 

CEE0115: CIVICS AND ETHICAL EDUCATION      

Course description: the course is designed to provide students with detailed analysis of the fundamental concepts and principles of civic and ethical education. It will focus on issues like origin, essence and principles of democracy; evolution, purpose and function of constitution; the estate; government and citizenship; the nature of fundamental human and democratic rights; the issue of equality and development; international relations and contemporary global issues; and ethical issues.

PSY01213: INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 

Course description: this is an introductory course designed to help students conceptualize the nature of human behavior and the implication of it. The implication of psychological facts and principles in different areas of psychology for understanding, describing, explaining, predicting and controlling human behavior are discussed.

SOP01215: SOPHOMORE ENGLISH 

Course description: this course is intended to equip the student with the know-how and skills of Principles of writing, writing of research reports, writing of essays and other reports, and writing of various types of passages.

 

 

ICA0117: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATION

Course description: Computer application subject is aimed to cover basic needs of computer services since world of today is dependent on computer application in every step of life directly or indirectly therefore every student regardless his field should have basic knowledge of computer.

MIC001211: MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY

Course Description: This course is intended to give health officer students a basic knowledge of the general characteristics of the pathogenic micro-organisms as well as a sound knowledge of the systematic bacteriology, mainly relevant to clinical infections, chemotherapy and disease prevention.

PAR01212: PARASITOLOGY        

Course Description: The course is intended to give the health officer basic knowledge of general morphology and biologic characteristics of the various parasites that are essential for diagnosis as well as a  detailed knowledge of the common parasites mainly with emphasis on the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of protozoan and helminthic infection.

BIO03534: BIOSTATISTICS

Course Description: This course will first introduce the health officer student to the definition of biostatistics and the importance of statistics in health. The course will then equip the students with a basic know-how of descriptive statistics. Vital statistics and health service statistics will also be dealt with thoroughly. Subsequently probability theory and sampling theory will be addressed. Finally, the student will be introduced to basic techniques of statistical inference vs. statistical estimation and hypothesis testing.

BIO01210: BIOCHEMISTRY       

Course Description: It provides the health officer with basic knowledge and understanding of the normal chemical and metabolic processes of the body and how this is effected by certain disorders; knowledge of the molecular basis of certain types of diseases, and the biochemical basis of drug actions and effects of toxins help the health officer to appropriately identify diseases and recommend specific treatment regimen.

 

 

 

 

ENV04747: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND ECOLOGY

Course Description: The course is designed to enable the learners acquire knowledge and skills, required to, identify and intervene environmental and ecological factors related to human health. It also enables the student to comprehend basic concepts and principles of Environmental Health and Ecology applicable to disease prevention and health promotion.

EPI03535: EPIDEMIOLOGY 

Course description: This course is designed to equip health officer students with the basic concepts of epidemiology (definition of epidemiology), communicable disease epidemiology, measures of disease occurrence, establishment of disease causation, epidemiological study designs, outbreak investigation and management, screening in disease control and epidemiological surveillance

PAT02425: PATHOLOGY

Course Description: This course will focus on etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestation & diagnostic modalities of diseases & it is intended to give the health officer to know basic knowledge of general morbid physio-anatomy and some histopathology, which will be helpful in reaching a diagnosis & treatment.

HSM04749: Health Service Management

Course Description: This course is designed to help students understand the meaning and scope of management, know contemporary organizational structures, functions and behaviors. It also helps make appraisal of the health policy, strategy and structure of the health system.

NUT01214: HUMAN NUTRITION                                                                           

Course Description: It enable the health officer to apply basic knowledge of the principles of nutrition and its relation to the body, to health and diseases in the promotion of health, in assessing nutritional states of communities and to identify specific nutritional deficiencies and to undertake appropriate intervention measures

POD02323: Population and development (demography)

Course Description: The course provides the health officer basic concepts of demographic, economic development and population growth, interrelationships between population and environment, social welfare, economic welfare, etc, which enables him/her to appreciate the population policy and comply to the realization of the policy to achieve improved social and economic development of the country and welfare of the population.

 

DIS04748: DISASTER PREVENTION AND PREPAREDNESS

Course description: this course is intended to give the Health Officer student a through understanding of the epidemiology of disaster and its significance with a particular emphasis to its health consequences. It also will enable the student know disasters common in local areas. As an essential part of the course, preventive and control measures of disasters will be discussed.

COM02317: COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL

Course Description: This course is intended to enable health officer students to describe the difference between communicable and non communicable diseases. It is also intended to enable the students to define , identify the causative agent, describe the epidemiology, clinical manifestation and diagnosis and able to treat, prevent and control oral-faecal transmitted diseases, air borne diseases, arthropod or intermediate vector borne  diseases, Sexually transmitted diseases, zoonotic diseases, and food borne diseases. 

REP03641: REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Course description: this course is given to equip students with basic concepts of Reproductive Health, components and factors affecting RH and make them identify unmet RH needs and organize services accordingly.

HEL02318: HEALTH ETHICS and LEGAL MEDICINE

Corse Description: This course is given to health officer and medicine students to make them acquainted with the concepts, principles and philosophies of health ethics and legal medicine.

RES03640: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Course description: this course is intended to equip the health officer students with a basic working knowledge of health research methods. It also gives the trainee an acquaintance with research proposal writing, critical appraisal of scientific paper and application of common statistical packages.

 

 

PHA02316: PHARMACOLOGY

Course Description: This course is intended to equip the students with principles and practice of pharmacotherapy and adverse effects and/or toxicities of drugs; it also will deal with problems of drug use, misuse and abuse with emphasis to the situation.

CLM02322: CLINICAL LABORATORY METHODS

Course description: This course is intended to give the health officer student an overview on laboratory techniques; Hematocrite (micro and macro methods); hemoglobin, red cell indices (MCV, MCH and MCHC) determination; erythrocyte sedimentation rate; differential WBC count; total and differential leukocyte count on cerebrospinal and other body fluids; reticulocyte count; physical examination of urine; chemical analysis of urine; Microscopic examination of urine; laboratory diagnosis of abnormal metabolism of RBCs (bilirubin determination); Microbiological examination of sputum blood and CSF; microscopic examination of stool, blood and other tissue fluid specimen for parasites.

INA02320: INTRODUCTION TO NURSING ART

Course Description: This course is intended to acquaint students with the holistic approach to patient care and train patients /clients for self-care and perform the nursing process.

HED0114: HEALTH EDUCATION

Course Description: Health Education course is given to health officer students primarily to address the three educational objectives (KAP) on communication, behavior, methods and materials, community diagnosis, planning and evaluation and qualitative (health promotion) research.

 

PHD02321: PHYSICAL DIAGNOSES    

Course Description: It provides the health officer basic knowledge, skills and techniques of history taking, physical examination and systematic approach towards diagnosing health problems of patients      

 

 

 

 

INM02319: INTERNAL MEDICINE

Course Description: It enables the health officer to acquire adequate knowledge and understanding of internal diseases and approaches how to diagnose treat and care of patients with internal diseases

SUR02427: SURGERY

Course Description: The course enables the health officer to acquire basic knowledge and skill to tackle the most prevailing surgical injuries and to handle and manipulate essential lifesaving surgical procedures under rural settings

OBG03533: OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY I 

 Course Description: The health officer is able to gain basic knowledge and understanding of the physical, social and emotional needs of the pregnant woman and her family; and enables him/her to understand existing maternal and infant mortality and morbidity problems in the community. The knowledge and skill acquired also enables him/her to help some abnormal obstetrical cases that need emergency manipulation and able to decide on cases that require exclusive hospital management.

PED03642: PAEDIATRICS 

Course Description: The health officer develops basic understanding of normal growth and development of infants and children, basic mechanisms of processes peculiar to pediatrics in order to explain clinical signs and symptoms and develop skills in pediatric history taking, physical examination, routine laboratory investigation and diagnostic techniques and will be able to manage sick children and teach mothers about child care.

OPT03644: OPHTHALMOLOGY 

 Course Description:The health officer will be able to diagnose different eye diseases and perform appropriate treatment and minor surgical procedures of the eye; to plan, organize, implement and evaluate promotive and preventive eye care activities, and maintain the required recording and representing for monitoring and evaluation.

ENT4753: ENT      

Courses Description: It enables the health officer to plan and organize promotive and preventive Eye, Nose and Throat health problems

This is course intended to deliver training on ear, throat, nose and pharynx.

 

DENT4754: DENTISTRY 

Courses Description: It enables the health officer to plans and organize promotive and preventive oral health services, and to identify and treat oral and dental health problems

This is course intended to deliver training on dental health

 

DER02430: DERMATOLOGY 

            

  1. Introduction to skin diseases
  2. Bacterial infection of the skin
  3. Superficial fungal infection of the skin
  4. Viral infections
  5. Protozoal infections
  6. Scabies
  7. Eczemas
  8. Acne vulgaris
  9. Psoriasis
  10. Common skin manifestation of HIV/AIDS

 

DIA03536: DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY 

Course Description: Clinical radiology is a paramount diagnostic tool in medicine and hence undergraduate students of health officers are required to learn appropriate & basic facts about the nature and production of X- radiation and its link with the basic and clinical sciences. To achieve this course aims at giving a methodological approach to clinical problems through radiological imaging in co- relation with anatomical, physiological, pathological & clinical findings and thereby promote learning in the context of an multidisciplinary fashion.

MEN03643: Mental health 

Course Description: The health officer is able to identify and mange psychotic psychiatric conditions and identify other non-psychotic-psychiatric disorders and take appropriate action 

 

ISL03537: Islamic studies

Course content

  • Islamic principles
  • Islamic History
  • Contemporary Muslim society
  • Health and Islam

 

EOS02429: Essential operative skills

Course description: This course is designed to equip trainees with necessary knowledge attitude & Practice to Provide Holistic Preoperative intra operative & post operative care for clients. It contains both the theoretical part and practical activities the trainee should pass through to acquire the basic competence (skill, knowledge and attitude) in accomplishing organizational activities relating to its coverage.

COM04754: COMMUNITY HEATH PRACTICE

Course description

The course is designed to enable the students to exercise independent patient care and community health intervention at health center level and catchment area. It enables them to develop adequate skill and confidence and increases their competence in how to diagnose, prioritizes and intervene the health and health related problems of the community.

TTP04246: TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM(TTP)

Course description: The course enables the student to exercise team training practice in leading the health team in a real work situation at the health center. It enables him/her to develop adequate skill and confidence and increases his competence n in how to diagnose, prioritizes and intervene the health and health related problems of the community.

RPP 4249: Research proposal and project

Course description: This course is a practical course designed to equip students with basic practical understanding of research undertaking.  Research project  is also intended to give students the chance of learning from challenges experienced in the field.

 

 

ICA4248: INTERNSHIP CLINICAL ATTACHMENTS 

Four practical courses (internal medicine Practicum, Surgery Practicum, Pediatrics Practicum, Gyn/Obs Practicum) 

Course description

The students shall be divided in four groups and attached to the four major clinical areas with 7 weeks and four cr.  hours each.  It is a year long learning and service giving exercise that shall be devoted to practical experience. Its aim shall be providing opportunity for them adequate exposure to patients, service setup, actual practicing situations, update his/her knowledge and skill and develop their confidence.

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Program Description

Nugaal University opened Nursing program in 2013 to alleviate the shortage of health professionals in the country in general and Sool Region specifically.

The main purpose of the undergraduate degree in nursing is to provide an educational program through which the graduates will be prepared to assume responsibility in the primary, secondary and tertiary health care of people as professional nurses. It is expected that graduates are capable of teaching and supervising appropriate nursing and health care in different settings and participate in the administration of nursing service and education.

1.    RATIONALE

This country remain with the highest maternal and child Morbidity and mortality.

 To tackle this problem primary health care strategy is the best entry point.   For this reason, nursing department are the key agents to the implementation of primary health care and expected to bringing optimal change in Health Sector Development Program (HSDP) goals. The program BSc in Nursing remained to be launched and continued for the following reasons.

  • It is somehow difficult currently to produce enough health professionals, because mainly shortage of man power and physical facilities.
  • Lack of effective collaborations of healthcare committed to improving best practices in health promotion, disease prevention, quality, safety and equality.
  • Though the developed world has the best access of human resource, still the brain drain continues from the poor world and without investing anything they get ready made human resource and they utilize them, whereas the poor part of the world after investing too much money through loan from monetary fund and world bank for training, it gets allotted, as well as the population might not get a chance of utilizing their own human resources which is very crucial issue at present.

The number of health professionals in the country, particular nursing is still low despite increase the number of training institutions. In the meantime, this curriculum is being designed for the training of nursing who will serve the vulnerable community since majority of the population is poor and lives in country side. Therefore, the trained nurses would be utilized effectively and efficiently whether there is strict monitoring and close follow up of the teaching and learning process as well as conducive educational environment and better handling of the graduated citizens.

 

VISION

To be a center of excellence in nursing education and health research in the nation

MISSION

Advancing nursing education through class and practical teaching, high caliber research and evidence based training relevant to the field of nursing and to health service provision to the society.

Core Values

  • Social justice, diversity, inclusivity, and civic engagement
  • Respectful, ethical, humanistic, and compassionate care
  • Intellectual curiosity, innovation, and scholarly inquiry
  • Leadership, life-long learning, and excellence in practice.

 

2.    OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the program are to produce competent nursing graduate who can;

  • Provide nursing care for individuals, families and communities following sound scientific ways of nursing processes
  • Demonstrate competence in the skills and techniques of nursing based on concepts and principles from selected areas of physical, biological and behavioural sciences
  • Participate as members of health team in the promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care delivery system of the country
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and decision-making abilities in various situations
  • Recognize the need for continued learning for their personal relations and professional development
  • Demonstrate skills in teaching, management, inter-personal relations and communication

3.    LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning is an active, continuous, sequential process with concepts, skills and values being constantly re-evaluated and re-organized for use. Learning is facilitated when it:

 

  • takes account of individual needs, circumstance, abilities and learning styles
  • involves active participation by learners who take responsibility for their own learning
  • encourages learners to seek information, evaluate and use it
  • Helps learners to feel respected as independent adults. Students should be encouraged to evaluate their own needs, progress and accept feed-back on their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Learning objectives and course content should be based on defined nursing competencies.
  • Addressing the knowledge, skills and attitudes fundamental to professional nursing.
  • Learning needs to be life-long.
  • The role of the BSc in Nursing institution is to provide an environment that is conducive to learning,
  • To provide a program that reflects professional growth built on competences that enable graduates to cope with national, regional and international health care challenges.

 

4.    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE

A graduate Nursing is expected to:

  • As educators at health Institutions
  • Hospital unit managers
  • Regional health offices managers/staff
  • Hospital Matrons
  • Conduct or coordinate continuing education, and training
  • Perform minor surgical and obstetric procedures
  • Mobilize individuals, families and communities
  • Promote and be engaged in inter-sectorial activities.
  • Conduct and participate on basic and applied health researches.
  • Implement PHC activities
  • Organize a team to prevent and control disaster and emergency situations

 

ELIGIBILITY

Candidates shall be admitted for the Top-up degree, if he/she Fulfils the following requirements:-

  • The candidate should be a qualified Nurse.
  • The minimum education requirement is Diploma in general nursing and High school recognized Institution certificate.
  • Pass both written entry exam, selection of the candidates should be based on the merit of the qualifying examination
  • The candidate shall be medically fit.

Program Contents

1.    STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM

Categories No. of Courses Credit Hours
University Common Courses  3 9
Major Courses  13 51
Supportive Courses  6 20
Duration Years 2
Semesters 4
Contact Hours 1390
Credit Hours 80
Course per Semester 6
  1. PROGRAMM COMPOSITION (All semesters)
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
S/N Course Code      

Course Unit Name  

Credit Hours
1 AE1101 Academic English 3
2 CTH1102 Critical thinking 3
3 NR1103 Nursing review4 4
4 NE1104 Nursing ethics3 3
5 CPH1105 Clinical pharmacotherapy   3
6 BIO1106 Biostatistics 4
  Total Credit Hrs 20
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
S/N Course Code      

Course Unit Name  

Credit Hours
1 NR1207 Nursing research 3
2 AE1208 Academic English 3
3 PATH1209 Pathophysiology 3
4 NLM1210 Nursing leadership and management 3
5 EDP1211 Emergency and Disaster preparedness 6
6 HA1212 Health assessment 3
7 NTC1213 Nursing theories and concepts 3
8 CN1214 Communication in nursing 3
  Total Credit Hrs 25
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
S/N Course Code      

Course Unit Name  

Credit Hours
1 ICH2115 Introduction to Community Health,  & Community Diagnosis 4
2 MH2116 Maternal health 4
3 PE2117 Principles of Epidemiology 4
4 MSN2118  medical surgical nursing,( care of adult patient life cycle changes) 4
  Total Credit Hrs 16
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
S/N Course Code      

Course Unit Name  

Credit Hours
1 MH2219 Mental health 4
2 HM2220 Health management 4
3 EM2221 Educational management 3
4 CH2222 Community Health 2/women’s health 4
5 PE2223 Pediatrics 4
  Total Credit Hrs 19

Course Description

AE1101: Academic English  

Course description; the course focus written academic English skills. The students will communicate effectively in their documentation and writing skills during their study. By the end of the course students will be able; to understand academic English, to write reports correctly, to communicate academically, to differentiate medical terms and layman English.

 

CTH1102: Critical thinking

Course description; the course will develop and apply critical thinking skills in the context of nursing care. Critical thinking is needed to meet the needs of patients, families, and communities, when working as members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. Incorporating critical thinking skills impacts the delivery of quality care through evidence-based practice.

NR1103: Nursing review

Course Description; This course teaches concepts related to care of the nursing review   in a medical clinical setting.  In the chronic care clinical setting the student will have the opportunity to learn the theory, skills and attitudes. The student will demonstrate skills relating to basic care, physical assessment, therapeutic interactions and clinical judgment. The student will begin to understand the role of the nurse, the nursing process and the responsibilities of a nursing.

NE1104: Nursing Ethics and Integrity

Course Description: The course introduces students to key ethical and legal concepts and issues that will guide their practice as nurses and addresses issues related to ethical decision making, biomedical concerns, legal issues in nursing, professional accountability and emerging issues in delivery of nursing care.  It also equips students with correct attitudes and values critical for their life long career in nursing.

BIO1106: Biostatistics   

Course description: The Course will provide students with skills in quantitative reasoning through the use of healthcare and nursing biostatistics. Students will use and apply descriptive and inferential statistical techniques to answer research questions in nursing and health sciences. The course will familiarize the student with basic concepts in biostatistics as well as the fundamentals of data management and analysis using advanced statistical software.

 

NR1207: Nursing Research   

 

Course description:

This course provides an introduction to the process of research through a comparative analysis of selected studies exemplifying different theoretical, methodological and analytical approaches. History and trends in research, statistics, the steps in the research process and ethical considerations are also discussed.  

AE1208: Academic English  

 Course description; the course focus written academic English skills. The students will communicate effectively in their documentation and writing skills during their study. By the end of the course students will be able; to understand academic English, to write reports correctly, to communicate academically, to differentiate medical terms and layman English.

 

PATH1209: Pathophysiology

Course description; This course focuses on basic biological processes which can be altered by human disease. Emphasis on physiological alterations associated with pathological conditions and the clinical manifestations of the process. Emphasis is placed on the pathophysiology of frequently encountered primary care conditions

NLM121: Nursing Leadership and Management

 Course Description; this course prepares the nurse to coordinate and manage client care in diverse health care settings. Emphasis is placed on leadership and management theory and related skills, collaboration, delegation, coordination, and evaluation of multi-disciplinary work and the application of outcome-based nursing practice.

EDP1211: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

 Course description; In this course, the undergraduate nursing student, as an emergency caregiver, will learn how to manage specific disaster-preparedness and response issues. This course is an in-depth study of health consequences of some of the most common types of disasters and how nurses can respond effectively in these emergency situations.

HA1212: Health Assessment

Course description:  This course provides the nursing student an introduction to the skills of history taking, physical assessment, and documentation required for beginning nursing practice. The student will acquire needed skills to conduct a comprehensive health assessment including the physical, psychological, social, functional and environmental aspects of health. Integrated in this is the collection and analysis of data which are essential in planning safe and effective care. The student will become familiar with the techniques of physical assessment consisting of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. Organized examinations will provide accurate data for valid nursing diagnoses and plans of care.

 

NTC1213: Nursing Theories and Concepts

Course description; This course will explore the major constructs of theories and models that form the foundation of nursing. The course will also investigate the history and evolution of nursing leaders, the evolving issues, concepts and theories and their application to nursing practice. Ethical issues as they relate to advocacy, self-determination and autonomy for the client as well as for the profession of nursing are addressed to assist the student to achieve an individualized professional perspective of nursing. The students will engage in constructive dialogue as they begin to conceptualize nursing phenomena in an area of interest.

CN1214: Communication in Nursing

Course description; This course provides learners with the foundational knowledge for caring and professional communication in nursing. It uses an experiential and self-reflective approach to develop self-awareness and interpersonal communication skills in the context of safe, competent, and collaborative nursing practice. Communication theory, the nurse-client relationship, therapeutic communication, cross-cultural communication, and effective teamwork will be covered.

ICH2115: Community health and community diagnosis

 

Course description; This course introduces students to concepts of community, its organization and resources. They will carry out community assessment and then community diagnosis, which will enable them to identify the main health problems of a given community and suggest how the community can be helped to solve their problems in relation to the health services being provided.

MH2116: Maternal Health Nursing Theory

Course Description:  This course continues to build on Introduction to Women’s Health; focusing on nursing care during pregnancy, complications of pregnancy, labor and delivery, complications of labor and delivery and postpartum care of both woman and baby.

 

 

 

PE2117: Principles of Epidemiology

Course Description: This course is intended to acquaint the student with determinants of health, ill-health and death, and the statistical measures of health, ill- health and death in a community. It prepares the students for application of the epidemiological principles during field work which comes later.

MSN2118: Medical/Surgical Nursing (Care Of the Adult Patient)

Course Description: This module attempts to further Strengthen/integrate theoretical knowledge into students’ professional practice and expertize with increased independence in clinical decision making and management of others. The module spans issues concerned with acute and chronic care for patients from all stages of adult life. The module focuses upon some of the more complex and both personally and professionally challenging nursing situations that students will encounter. 

MH2219: Mental Health Nursing

Course Description: Students are introduced to the concepts of mental illness, etiology and symptomatology. Approaches to therapy are discussed from the perspective of nursing practice and intervention. Stress, defense mechanisms, maladaptive behavior and severe behavior disorders are examined

HSM2220: Course of Health Service Administration /Management

Course Description: The rapid change in technology, knowledge explosion and the increasingly and complex health care demand challenges the public health officers’ knowledge, technical competence, interpersonal skills and commitment. Public health workers at each level of the health care system, have varied roles, and are constantly in contact with people. Dealing with this dynamism and responsibility requires public health officers to have knowledge and skills of management.

It becomes apparent that the leadership needed to get work done through people is increasingly important for public health officers to dispose their professional performance. All the section of health care system needs certain management skills. Furthermore, proactive leaders who have a vision and can motivate associates to work toward common goals can help organization survive and even thrive during rapid change.

Although, this is the case teaching materials in this area are scarce in Somaliland. The target audiences for this teaching material are public health officer students at BSc level and nurses working at each level of the health care system. This course improves the health management of health staff in each level which includes district, regional and the whole country.

EM2221: Education Management (Teaching)

Course description; basically this course focuses on how the students can transfer the knowledge and teach others after graduation. Nurses may think job history and experiences outside the field are irrelevant. Many of strengths and skills whether they include customer/patient service expertise or the ability to multitask under pressure are probably more relevant and transferable to healthcare. Nurses professional and two recruiters offer a rundown on some valuable transferable skills as well as advice on how to showcase. Educational management can supervise nurses and nursing programs in a variety of ways. Some supervise entire facilities, delegating duties to individual departmental supervisors

CH2222: Course of Introduction to Community Health and Community Diagnosis

Course Description: This course introduces students to concepts of community, its organization and resources. They will carry out community assessment and then community diagnosis, which will enable them to identify the main health problems of a given community and suggest how the community can be helped to solve their problems in relation to the health services being provided.

PED2223: Pediatric Nursing/Nursing Care of the Child

Course Description:  The course focuses on the basic general nursing management of well and sick children and their families. Emphasis will be given to care of children who are suffering from prevalent common acute and chronic conditions affecting the various organs of the body systems.

RPP2224: Research proposal and project

Course description: This course is a practical course designed to equip students with basic practical understanding of research undertaking.  Research project is also intended to give students the chance of learning from challenges experienced in the field.

Program Description

Based on the following concepts and assumptions:

The person:

A person has social, cultural, religious, psychological and physical needs that should be respected. A person has impact on, and is affected by, the socio-cultural, religious, psychological and physical environment. A person has rights of self-determination regarding what happens to them in health, disability and illness, this being regardless of gender.

The midwifery:

Midwifery embodies a unique range of knowledge that is dynamic and progressive, adapting to changing demands, contexts and public views in order to maintain a high quality of care. Midwifery must take in to account of the rights of individuals including to have their socio-cultural environment and religious beliefs respected.

Midwifery is influenced by many factors such as technological advances, changing lifestyles, special needs, changing disease and demographic patterns, changing roles of health care workers, ethical, legal and policy issues, economic and resource constraints in the healthcare sector and wider environment

The midwifery  profession is committed to the need for change in     midwifery  education and practice, and that individual midwives  become more involved in the change process, especially in areas of problem-solving, clinical reasoning, professional ethics, documentation, setting priorities and predicting outcomes which are fundamental to midwifery  practice. Midwifery need skills in providing primary, secondary and tertiary care, promotion of health and the treatment of illness.

  1. RATIONALE

The need assessment we conducted in Sool region and neighboring areas shows that there is a severe shortage of competent health professionals both in terms of quality and quantity. 

At present, even though the number of training institutions is increasing in the country, many reports show that still there is huge demand for health officers because they can work in any health institutions as clinician and administrative body.

The main feature of this curriculum thus is to make the trainee more competitive, effective and able to perform All routine midwifery procedures. And it is this objective that promoted Nugaal University to launch a degree program in Bachelor of Midwifery.

  1. VISION OF THE FACULTY
  • To become one of the best place in producing competent and problem-solving health professionals in the country that is helped by the philosophy of using community-based educational strategy of Nugaal University.
  • MISSION AND CORE VALUES
  • Promote good Practices of professional midwifery based on inquiry, caring, and standards of practice.
  • Help midwives  function independently and collaboratively within the healthcare system to deliver evidenced based midwifery  care to individuals, families, groups, and communities
  1. OBJECTIVES
  •  promote excellence in midwifery  education and clinical competency
  • promote the development of  leaders in the midwife  profession
  • promote partnerships to enhance health care and health care education in Somaliland
  • be one component of the solution to the midwife  shortage of midwifery  tutors, midwifery  managers and midwifery researchers
  • improve the health of local communities
  • provide safe, competent and timely care to childbearing women and families
  • contribute to the reduction of maternal and infant morbidity and mortality
  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning is an active, continuous, sequential process with concepts, skills and values being constantly re-evaluated and re-organized for use. Learning is facilitated when it:

  • takes account of individual needs, circumstance, abilities and learning styles
  • involves active participation by learners who take responsibility for their own learning
  • encourages learners to seek information, evaluate and use it
  • Helps learners to feel respected as independent adults. Students should be encouraged to evaluate their own needs, progress and accept feed-back on their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Learning objectives and course content should be based on defined midwifery competencies.
  • Addressing the knowledge, skills and attitudes fundamental to professional midwifery.
  • Learning needs to be life-long.
  • The role of the BSCN institution is to provide an environment that is conducive to learning,
  • To provide a program that reflects professional growth built on competences that enable graduates to cope with national, regional and international health care challenges.
  1. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES
  • As educators at health Institutions
  • Hospital unit managers
  • Regional health offices managers/staff
  • Hospital management
  • MoH section staff
  • Hospital Matrons
  • DEGREE NOMENCLATURE
  • Up on successful completion of the program the Degree of Bachelor of Midwifery will be awarded.
  • ELIGIBILITY

Candidates shall be admitted for the Top-up degree, if he/she fulfils the following requirements:-

  • The candidate should be a qualified midwife.
  • The minimum education requirement is three years Post-Secondary Diploma in General Midwifery,   recognized.    
  • Pass both written entry exam, Selection of the candidates should be based on the merit of the qualifying examination
  • The candidate shall be medically fit.

Class should not exceed 40 students

Program Contents

Categories

No. of Courses Credit Hours
University Common Courses 9 24
Major Courses  5 15
Supportive Courses  11 33
Total Credit Hours 72

 

Semesters 4
Credit Hours 72
Course per Semester 6

 

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
S/N Course Code      

Course Unit Name  

Credit Hours
1 BCN1101 Biochemistry 3
2 BCN1102 Anatomy 3
3 BCN1103 physiology 4
4 BCN1104 Epidemiology 4
5 BCN1105 pharmacology 3
6 BCN1106 Biostatics  4
7 BCN1107 Islamic Study 2
  Total Credit Hours 22

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
S/N Course Code      

Course Unit Name  

Credit Hours
1 BCN 1208 Nursing Research 3
2 BCN 1209 Academic English 3
3 BCN 1210 Pathophysiology 3
4 BCN 1211 Nursing Leadership and Management 3
5 BCN 1212 Emergency and Disaster Preparedness 6
6 BCN 1213 Health Assessment 3
7 BCN1214 Nursing Theories and Concepts 3
8 BCN1215 Communication Nursing 3
9 BCN1216 Islamic Study 2
  Total Credit Hours 27

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
S/N Course Code      

Course Unit Name  

Credit Hours
1 BCN2117 Introduction to Community Health, & Community Diagnosis 4
2 BCN2118 Maternal health. 4
4 BCN 2119 Care of the adult patient (medical surgical nursing), life cycle changes 4
5 BCN2120 Islamic Study 2
  Total Credit Hours 18

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
S/N Course Code      

Course Unit Name  

Credit Hours
1 BCN2221 Mental Health 4
2 BCN2222 Health Management 4
3 BCN2223 Educational Management 3
4 BCN2224 Islamic Study 2
  Total Credit Hours 11

Course Description

BIO 1101: BIOCHEMISTRY

It provides the midwives with basic knowledge and understanding of the normal chemical and metabolic processes of the body and how this is effected by certain disorders; knowledge of the molecular basis of certain types of diseases, and the biochemical basis of drug actions and effects of toxins help the midwives to appropriately identify diseases and recommend specific treatment regimen.

ANA1102: HUMAN ANATOMY

The course is intended to give Clinical health students a working knowledge of primarily gross Anatomy, emphasizing the major regions of the human body that will be important in health center activities including surgical and Gyn/Obs. emergencies.

It should convey a lasting mental picture of human anatomy by the use of charts, models, isolated natural organs and dissected cadavers.

 

PHY1103: PHYSIOLOGY

After studying this course the midwives is able to understand several levels of body organization, the “internal environment”, and importance as an integrator of body functions, the importance and basic types of physiological control mechanisms the mechanisms the body employs to protect itself against diseases; and use this knowledge to prevent diseases, diagnose and treat patients appropriately.

PE1104: Principles of Epidemiology

Course Description

This course is intended to acquaint the student with determinants of health, ill-health and death, and the statistical measures of health, ill- health and death in a community. It prepares the students for application of the epidemiological principles during field work which comes later.

PHA1105: PHARMACOLOGY

This course is intended to equip the students with principles and practice of pharmacotherapy and adverse effects and/or toxicities of drugs; it also will deal with problems of drug use, misuse and abuse with emphasis to the situation.

BIO1106: Biostatistics

Course description

The Course will provide students with skills in quantitative reasoning through the use of healthcare and nursing biostatistics. Students will use and apply descriptive and inferential statistical techniques to answer research questions in nursing and health sciences. The course will familiarize the student with basic concepts in biostatistics as well as the fundamentals of data management and analysis using advanced statistical software.

NR1208: Nursing Research

Course description:

This course provides an introduction to the process of research through a comparative analysis of selected studies exemplifying different theoretical, methodological and analytical approaches. History and trends in research, statistics, the steps in the research process and ethical considerations are also discussed.  

AE1209: Academic English

 

Course description; the course focus written academic English skills. The students will communicate effectively in their documentation and writing skills during their study.

 

PATH1210: Pathophysiology

 

Course description; This course focuses on basic biological processes which can be altered by human disease. Emphasis on physiological alterations associated with pathological conditions and the clinical manifestations of the process. Emphasis is placed on the pathophysiology of frequently encountered primary care conditions

NLM1211: Nursing Leadership and Management

 

Course Description; this course prepares the midwives to coordinate and manage client care in diverse health care settings. Emphasis is placed on leadership and management theory and related skills, collaboration, delegation, coordination, and evaluation of multi-disciplinary work and the application of outcome-based nursing practice.

EDP1212: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Course description;

In this course, the undergraduate midwifery student, as an emergency caregiver, will learn how to manage specific disaster-preparedness and response issues. This course is an in-depth study of health consequences of some of the most common types of disasters and how midwives can respond effectively in these emergency situations.

HA1213: Health Assessment

 

Course description:This course provides the midwifery student an introduction to the skills of history taking, physical assessment, and documentation required for beginning nursing practice. The student will acquire needed skills to conduct a comprehensive health assessment including the physical, psychological, social, functional and environmental aspects of health. Integrated in this is the collection and analysis of data which are essential in planning safe and effective care. The student will become familiar with the techniques of physical assessment consisting of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. Organized examinations will provide accurate data for valid nursing diagnoses and plans of care.

 

 

NTC1214: Nursing Theories and Concepts

Course description;

This course will explore the major constructs of theories and models that form the foundation of nursing. The course will also investigate the history and evolution of nursing leaders, the evolving issues, concepts and theories and their application to nursing practice. Ethical issues as they relate to advocacy, self-determination and autonomy for the client as well as for the profession of nursing are addressed to assist the student to achieve an individualized professional perspective of nursing. The students will engage in constructive dialogue as they begin to conceptualize nursing phenomena in an area of interest.

CN1215: Communication in Nursing

Course description;

This course provides learners with the foundational knowledge for caring and professional communication in nursing. It uses an experiential and self-reflective approach to develop self-awareness and interpersonal communication skills in the context of safe, competent, and collaborative nursing practice. Communication theory, the nurse-client relationship, therapeutic communication, cross-cultural communication, and effective teamwork will be covered.

CH2117: Community health and community diagnosis

 

Course description;

This course introduces students to concepts of community, its organization and resources. They will carry out community assessment and then community diagnosis, which will enable them to identify the main health problems of a given community and suggest how the community can be helped to solve their problems in relation to the health services being provided.

 

MH2118: Maternal Health

Course Description:  This course continues to build on Introduction to Women’s Health; focusing on nursing care during pregnancy, complications of pregnancy, labor and delivery, complications of labor and delivery and postpartum care of both woman and baby.

 

MSN2119: Medical/Surgical Nursing (Care Of the Adult Patient)

Course Description:

This module attempts to further Strengthen/integrate theoretical knowledge into students’ professional practice and expertize with increased independence in clinical decision making and management of others. The module spans issues concerned with acute and chronic care for patients from all stages of adult life. The module focuses upon some of the more complex and both personally and professionally challenging nursing situations that students will encounter. 

 

MH2221: Mental Health

Course Description: Students are introduced to the concepts of mental illness, etiology and symptomatology. Approaches to therapy are discussed from the perspective of nursing practice and intervention. Stress, defense mechanisms, maladaptive behavior and severe behavior disorders are examined

 

HSM2222: Course of Health Service Administration /Management

Course Description:

The rapid change in technology, knowledge explosion and the increasingly and complex health care demand challenges the public health officers’ knowledge, technical competence, interpersonal skills and commitment. Public health workers at each level of the health care system, have varied roles, and are constantly in contact with people. Dealing with this dynamism and responsibility requires public health officers to have knowledge and skills of management.

It becomes apparent that the leadership needed to get work done through people is increasingly important for public health officers to dispose their professional performance. All the section of health care system needs certain management skills. Furthermore, proactive leaders who have a vision and can motivate associates to work toward common goals can help organization survive and even thrive during rapid change.

Although, this is the case teaching materials in this area are scarce in Somaliland. The target audiences for this teaching material are public health officer students at BSc level and nurses working at each level of the health care system. This course improves the health management of health staff in each level which includes district, regional and the whole country.

EM2223: Education Management (Teaching)

Course description; basically this course focuses on how the students can transfer the knowledge and teach others after graduation. Midwives may think job history and experiences outside the field are irrelevant. Many of strengths and skills whether they include customer/patient service expertise or the ability to multitask under pressure are probably more relevant and transferable to healthcare. Midwives professional and two recruiters offer a rundown on some valuable transferable skills as well as advice on how to showcase. Educational management can supervise nurses and nursing programs in a variety of ways. Some supervise entire facilities, delegating duties to individual departmental supervisors

Program Description

The School of Nutrition and Food Science of Nugaal University (NU) started the BSc. program in Human Nutrition in 2017 as a Four years program. However, this curriculum needed to be revised to have standard program.  Coursework in Nutrition and Food Science includes core science-based courses, theoretical and practical training in specific skill areas such as nutrition counseling techniques, food safety, integrative nutrition and metabolism, and nutrition and the lifecycle.

Rationale of the Program

In this country, The data revealed that 44 % of under-five children are stunted, while 29 % and 10 % are underweight and wasted respectively.   Currently, protein energy malnutrition is also among the top three causes of under-five mortality in this country. Different studies also show that micronutrient deficiencies like iron deficiency anemia, iodine and vitamin A deficiency are also very common, especially very young children and women of reproductive age. It is, therefore very important to develop this program to produce professionals equipped with all the technical skill and knowledge to tackle the above mentioned problems which requires expertise in the field of Human Nutrition

Objectives

The overall objectives of the Human Nutrition program envisage a national and international collaborative work in nutrition training, research and community nutrition knowledge and approaches to contribute to the alleviation of malnutrition and therefore to the development of Somali society and their region. The bachelor of science program in Human Nutrition aims at producing graduates who are well equipped with skill and basic knowledge in Human Nutrition, capable of integrating the gained knowledge and applying it fruitfully for the benefit of the society and the country with professional ethics in their mind and responsibilities in their related carrier practices or in doing research and development Work.

Specific objectives

  • To train and produce professionals in the field of human nutrition
  • To produce undergraduate students with concepts of nutrition and allied courses
  • To produce trained personnel for nutrition counseling at various levels
  • To properly address the national nutrition problems and to promote the nutrition Wellbeing of the country.
  • To provide community service
  • To improve food security, and work on poverty reduction and life style of the society
  • To assist basic and applied researches being undertaken in human nutrition and basic sciences
  • Reduce maternal, infant and child morbidity and mortality rate

Program Contents

YEAR I SEMESTER I

COURSE NAME Course Code CH
Introduction of Medical Sociology Soci 1031 2
English Eng1033 2
Household Resource management HMN1034 3
General Microbiology HMN1035 3
Introduction to Computer Application HMN1036 3
Anatomy HMN1037 3
Introduction To Human Nutrition HMN1038 3
Total 19
YEAR I SEMESTER II
Biostatistics HMN1101 3
Communication skills HMN1102 3
Physiology HMN1103 3
Management of Nutritional Programs HMN1104 3
Food Hygiene and safety HMN1105 3
Community nutrition HMN1106 3
Introduction To Biochemistry HMN1107 3
Total 21
YEAR II SEMESTER I
Basic Epidemiology HMN2101 3
Nutritional Assessment HMN2102 3
Pharmacology HMN2103 3
Nutritional Anthropology HMN2104 3
Environmental Health and occupation HMN2105 3
Nutrition Education and Counseling HMN2106 3
Health Management HMN3207 3
Total 21
YEAR I I SEMESTER I I
Food Microbiology HMN2201 3
Food processing and preservation HMN2202 3
Reproductive Health HMN2203 3
Food fortification and formulation HMN2204 3
Nutritional metabolism HMN2205 3
Nutrition And Immunology HMN2206 3
Total 18

 

YEAR III SEMESTER I

Communicable disease HMN3101 3
Food and nutrition Security HMN3102 3
Maternal Infant and Child Nutrition HMN3103 3
Research Method in Human nutrition HMN3104 3
Demography HMN3105 3
Diet Therapy 1 HMN3106 3
Developmental Psychology HMN3101 3
Total 21
YEAR III SEMESTER I I
Nutritional Epidemiology HMN3201 3
Diet therapy 2 HMN3202 3
Nutrition in emergency situation HMN3203 3
Clinical Nutrition HMN3204 3
Food Analysis and Analytical Technique HMN3205 3
Health promotion and Health Education HMN3206 3
Total 18
YEAR IV SEMESTER I
Nutrient-Drug Interactions HMN4101 3
Clinical Nutrition II HMN4102 3
Bioethics HMN4103 3
SPSS HMN4104 3
Food Service Management HMN4105 3
Food and nutritional toxicology HMN4106 3
Total 18
YEAR IV SEMESTER I I
Nutrition in Mental Health HMN4201 3
Health Economics HMN4202 3
Senior project HMN4203 3
Total 9

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The department of Medical Laboratory Sciences upgrading was established in 2016 by the upgrading of students having Diploma Program From Sool Institute of Health Science, the majors of the Department is Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology, Clinical Laboratory and Hematology,  In that redesigning process, Nugaal University Specialized Hospital-Manhal Hospital (NUSH-MH) diagnostic laboratory and pathology section are also organized under the umbrella of the Department of MLS in collaboration with the hospital clinical and administration team under the College of Public Health and Medical Sciences. Thus, the composition and activities of the department reflect those of its constituent former departments and units.

It encompasses about 4 academic staff at different level of education (i.e. from Technical Assistants to Lecturers) who are involved in different tasks including teaching, training and mentoring for undergraduate, and post-graduate students, involving in research works, community and diagnostic services. On the other hand, currently, there are 12 Medical Laboratory professionals at the hospital service laboratory of NUSH.

With this little introduction about the department, I would like to welcome you to our website and browse for more information about the entire program we are running.

  1. RATIONALE

The need assessment we conducted in Sool region and neighboring areas shows that there is a severe shortage of competent health professionals both in terms of quality and quantity. 

At present, even though the number of training institutions is increasing in the country, many reports show that still there is huge demand for health officers because they can work in any health institutions as clinician and administrative body.

The main feature of this curriculum thus is to make the trainee more competitive, effective and able to perform All routine laboratory procedures. And it is this objective that promoted Nugaal University to launch a degree program in Medical Laboratory Technology.

  1. VISION OF THE FACULTY
  • To become one of the best place in producing competent and problem-solving health professionals in the country that is helped by the philosophy of using community-based educational strategy of Nugaal University.
  • MISSION AND CORE VALUES
  • To produce highly qualified health professionals in all fields of study (Medical Laboratory Science (baccalaureate), focused in Clinical Chemistry or Hematology & Immunohematology, Specialty in microbiology, its community based educational philosophy who will be competent in health care delivery, other health services and programs in the country and beyond.
  1. OBJECTIVES
  •  To train students and produce highly qualified and competent laboratory personnel in Medical Laboratory Science in the undergraduate program
  • To train students in all other health science disciplines in the college or university
  • To provide quality diagnostic clinical laboratory and pathology service to the community
  • To undertake basic research aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality in the community
  • To communicate our findings to the scientific community and the public

 

  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
  • Able to collect, analyses and Interpret Laboratory Samples
  • Able to collect, analyze and interpret Data on Research
  • Able to identify micro-organisms in Microscope
  • Able to diagnose and identify all microscopic micro-organisms
  • Able to collect, analyze and Interpret urinalysis
  • Able to collect, analyze and Interpret Blood and body fluid samples
  • Able to analyze and Interpret Clinical Chemistry Samples
  • Able to do Cross matching, Blood Grouping and Blood Transfusion
  1. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES
  • As educators at health Institutions
  • Hospital unit managers
  • Regional health offices managers/staff
  • Hospital Laboratory management
  • MoH section staff
  • Hospital Quality Assurance officers
  • ELIGIBILITY
  • The candidate should be a Laboratory Technician.
  • The minimum education requirement is Diploma in Laboratory Technician,         

 from MoH and SOMLA recognized Institution

  • Pass both written entry exam, Selection of the candidates should be based on the merit of the qualifying examination
  • The candidate shall be medically fit.
  • Class should not exceed 40 students

Program Contents

  1. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM
Categories No. of Courses Credit Hours
University Common Courses 8 18
Major Courses  10 33
Supportive Courses  7 19
Total Credit Hours 70

 

Semesters 4
Contact Hours 17
Credit Hours 70
Course per Semester 6

 

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
S/N Course Code      

Course Unit Name  

Credit Hours
1 CTS1101 Critical Thinking Skills 3
2 ENH1102 Environmental Health 3
3 IMM01103 Immunohematology 3
4 BIO 0114 Biostatics 3
5 ISS 0115 Islamic Study 2
6 AWS0116 Academic Writing Skills 3
  Total Credit Hours 17
            YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
S/N Course Code      

Course Unit Name  

Credit Hours
8 REM0128 Research Methodology 3
9 DIB0129 Diagnostic Bacteriology 3
10 SER01210 Serology 3
11 IMU01211 Immunology 3
12 MOB01212 Molecular Biology 3
13 ISS01213 Islamic Study 2
  Total Credit Hours 17

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
S/N Course Code      

Course Unit Name  

Credit Hours
14 SSP02314 SPSS 3
15 ISS02315 Islamic Study 3
16 URI 02316 Urinalysis 3
17 TOX0217 Toxicology 3
18 PRO02318 Proposal Writing 2
19 AWS02319 Academic Writing Skills 2
  Total Credit Hours 16

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
S/N Course Code      

Course Unit Name  

Credit Hours
20 CLC02420 Clinical Chemistry 3
21 BIO02421 Biochemistry 3
23 ISS02423 Islamic Study 3
24 HLM02424 Health Laboratory Management 3
25 EPI02425 Epidemiology 3
26 HEM02426 Hematology 3
27 THE02427 Thesis 2
  Total Credit Hours 20

Course Description

CTS1202: Critical Thinking Skills

Course description: the course will develop and apply critical thinking skills in the context of nursing care. Critical thinking is needed to meet the needs of patients, families, and communities, when working as members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. Incorporating critical thinking skills impacts the delivery of quality care through evidence-based practice.

MLT1102: Environmental Health

Course description: the course will develop and apply critical thinking skills in the context of Global Environmental Health and how laboratory Personal sustain clean and safe laboratory environment

 

IMM01103: Immunohematology

Course description: the course will develop and apply critical thinking skills in the context of Global Environmental Health and how laboratory Personal sustain clean and safe laboratory environment

 

BIO 1114: Biostatistics

 

Course Description: This course will first introduce the health officer student to the definition of biostatistics and the importance of statistics in health. The course will then equip the students with a basic know-how of descriptive statistics. Vital statistics and health service statistics will also be dealt with thoroughly. Subsequently probability theory and sampling theory will be addressed. Finally, the student will be introduced to basic techniques of statistical inference vs. statistical estimation and hypothesis testing.

AWS0116: Academic Writing Skills

 

Course description: this course is intended to equip the student with the know-how and skills of Principles of writing, writing of research reports, writing of essays and other reports, and writing of various types of passages.

 

REM0128: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Course description: this course is intended to equip the laboratory  students with a basic working knowledge of health research methods. It also gives the trainee an acquaintance with research proposal writing, critical appraisal of scientific paper and application of common statistical packages.

BIO2420: BIOCHEMISTRY         

Course Description: It provides the health officer with basic knowledge and understanding of the normal chemical and metabolic processes of the body and how this is effected by certain disorders; knowledge of the molecular basis of certain types of diseases, and the biochemical basis of drug actions and effects of toxins help the health officer to appropriately identify diseases and recommend specific treatment regimen.

MIC1211: Bacteriology

Course Description: This course is intended to give laboratory students a basic knowledge of the general characteristics of the pathogenic micro-organisms as well as a sound knowledge of the systematic bacteriology, mainly relevant to clinical infections, and chemotherapy and disease prevention.

EPI02425: EPIDEMIOLOGY 

Course description: This course is designed to equip health officer students with the basic concepts of epidemiology (definition of epidemiology), communicable disease epidemiology, measures of disease occurrence, establishment of disease causation, epidemiological study designs, outbreak investigation and management, screening in disease control and epidemiological surveillance