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Regulations

1.0 Special Regulations

1.          After the Year Three courses, nursing students in the Bachelor of Nursing Science programme shall be required to take all courses offered within ONE of the three available programme options. The programme options are Primary Health Care Nursing, Community Health Nursing and Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing.

1.02.     Students in the Nursing Programme must complete the number of practical hours as stipulated by The Lesotho Nursing Council. For practicum, 1 credit hour = 8 clinical/community contact hours.

2.00      Nursing Practice/Attachment

2.01.     Nursing practice combines Nursing Science and art of care, a humanistic blend of scientific knowledge, Nursing philosophy, clinical practice, communication and social sciences. Thus, to day’s nursing students must master an astounding number of professional concepts and skills. The purpose of proposed attachment is to equip the nursing students with the necessary concepts and skills essential in the nursing practice.

2.02.     In accordance with the Lesotho Nursing Council requirements for registration, the nurses’ clinical experience other than that conducted during the semester will be 6 weeks from the beginning of June to Mid-July, every year of study.

Bachelor of Science in General Nursing and Midwifery (BScN) (Generic Programme)

Special Regulations

3.00 Entry Requirements

3.01      Admission From Common First Year

Students who are admitted from Common First Year into Programs in Health Sciences must possess the following:

At least a “D” pass in Biology and Chemistry of the Common First Year

An OWM of at least a “D”

At least an “E” in Physics and Mathematics

3.02.     Candidates with other qualifications-Refer to regulation FOHS 3.00

3.00      Core and Compulsory:

For the BNSc. program, all courses are core courses except the following which are compulsory:

FHS202-3         Biochemistry and Immunology

ST171-3            Statistics

FHS203-3         Health Promotion

4.00 Course Codes and Titles

Year 2

1st Semester

FHS201-3              Human Phyciology and Genetics

NURS210-3           Nursing Science and Art

FHS204-3              Psychology

FHS202-3              Biochemistry

NURS211-2           Professionalism

SOC251-3             Introduction to Social Anthropology/Sociology

FHS210-3              Human Anatomy

ST171-3                 Introduction to Statistics

Total                                                                        23 Credit Hours

2nd Semester

FHS201-3              Human Physiology and Genetics

FHS203-2              Health Promotion

NURS210-3           Nursing Science and Art

NURS213-3           Nursing Theories and Nursing Process

SOC251-3             Introduction to Social Anthrophology/Sociology

NURS212-3           Practicum for Nursing Science and Art

FHS211-2              Microbiology and Parasitology

FHS210-3              Human Anatomy

Total                                                                        22 credit hours

Year 3

1ST Semester

Course code      Course Name                                                    Pre-requisite

FHS300-3                 Pathophysiology                                            FHS201 and FHS210

NURS310-3              Nursing Process and Adult Client                    NURS213

NURS311-3              Nursing Process and Child Client                    NURS213

NURS300-3              Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

NURS312-3              Physical Assessment                                       FHS210

NURS313-3              Practicum for NURS310

NURS314-3 A          Practicum for NURS311

NURS315-3 A          Practicum for NURS300

Total                                                                        24 credit hours

2ND Semester

FHS300-3                 Pathophysiology

NURS310-3              Nursing Process and Adult Client

NURS311-3              Nursing Process and Adult Client

NURS300-3              Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

NURS316-3              Introduction to Pharmacology

NURS313-3              Practicum for NURS310

NURS314-3              Practicum forNURS311

NURS315-3              Practicum for NURS300

Total                                                                        24 credit hours

Year 4

1st Semester

Course code      Course Name                                                    Pre-requisite

FHS410-3           Health Administration and Management

NURS410-2        Child Bearing and Child Rearing

NURS411-3        Midwifery and Neonatal Care

NURS412-3        Community Health                                              FHS210 and NURS312

NURS413-3        Practicum for NURS412

NURS414-3        Practicum for NURS410 and NURS411

FHS412-2           Practicum for FHS410

FHS411-2           Nutrition

Total                21 credit hours

2nd Semester

Course code      Course Name                                                    Pre-requisite

NURS410-2        Child Bearing and Child Rearing

FHS413-3           Introduction to Health Systems Research

NURS411-3B      Midwifery and Neonatal Care

NURS412-3B      Community Health

NURS416-3        Pharmacology                                                     NURS316

NURS413-3B      Practicum for NURS412

NURS414-3B      Practicum for NURS411 and NURS410

Total                20 credit hours

Year 5

1st Semester

NURS510-2        Care of aged

FHS510-2           Introduction to Epidemiology

FHS511-3A         Research Project

NURS511-3 A    Midwifery and Neonatal Care

NURS512-3 A    Practicum for NURS511

FHS512              HIV/AIDS

NURS513-2        Aspects of Oncology Nursing

NURS514-1        Practicum for NURS513

Total                   21credit hours

2nd Semester

NURS515-2         Critical Care and Disaster Preparedness

NURS511-2         Midwifery and Neonatal Care

FHS511-3            Research Project

NURS512-6         Practicum for NURS511

NURS516-2         Practicum for NURS515

NURS517-2         Nursing Conference

Total                   20 credit hours

 

Bachelor of Nursing Science in Community Health Nursing, Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing and Primary Health Care Nursing (Nurse Clinician Course) (BNsC) Completion Programme

Special Regulations

1.00. Entry Requirements

BSc Nursing General Nursing or Bachelor of Science from any recognized institution. Those who wish to study for Primary Health Care and Community Health Care must also be Midwives.

Candidates holding Diploma in General Nursing or its equivalent should be register able with the Lesotho Nursing Council and such registration must be maintained throughout the period of study.

2.00. Core and Compulsory Courses

 2.02.    For the BNSc. Nursing program, all courses are core courses except for

the following which are compulsory:

FHS202-3         Biochemistry and Immunology

FHS211-2         Microbiology and Parasitology

ST171-3            Statistics

FHS411-2         Nutrition

3.00. Course Codes and Titles

Year 2

Semester 1

FHS200-3           Dynamic of Health Care, health Policy and Politics

NURS200-3        Review of Human Anatomy

FHS201-3           Human Physiology and Genetics

FHS202-3           Basic Biochemistry and immunology

NURS201-3        Nursing Theories

FHS203-3           Health promotion

FHS204-3           Psychology

CSS101-6-3         Communication and study skills

Total                   24 credits

2nd Semester

Course code      Course Name                                                  Pre-requisite

FHS205-2           Health Sociology and Anthropology

FHS206-3           Introduction to Population Studies

FHS207-2           Epidemiology and Biostatics

FHS201-3           Human Physiology and Genetics

NURS202-3        Reproductive Health

FHS209-3           Pharmacology

NURS203-3        Health and Physical Assessment                           NURS200

CSS101-6-3         Communication and Study Skills

CL001-2             Computer Literacy

Total                   24 credits

Year 3

1ST Semester

Course code     Course Name                                                   Pre-requisite

FHS300-3           Pathophysiology                                                  NURS200 and FHS201

FHS301-2           Clinical and Community Nutrition

FHS302-3           Health Administration and Health Care Management

FHS303-2           HIV/AIDS and Care

NURS300-3        Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing                                  FHS204

NURS301-3        Community Midwifery

FHS304-3           Pharmacology                                                              FHS209

NURS302-2        Care of the Elderly

Total                   24 credits

2nd Semester

FHS301-2           Clinical and Community Nutrition

FHS300-3           Pathophysiology

NURS303-1        Diagnostic Microbiology

NURS304-3        Therapeutics

NURS305-3        The law of Health Practice and Professionalism in Nursing

FHS305-3           Health System Research

NURS300-3        Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

NURS306-3        Nursing seminars II

Total                   20 credits

Year 4

Specialization Areas

1. Medical Surgical Nursing

1st Semester

Course code      Course Name                                                             Pre-requisite

NURS400-3        Therapeutics

NURS401-3        Adult Health Nursing                                                    NURS201

NURS402-3        Child Health Nursing                                                    NURS201

FHS400-3           Pathophysiology                                                           NURS200 and FHS201

NURS403-3        Critical Care Nursing and Disaster Management

FHS404-3           Practicum/Research

Total                  18 credits

2nd Semester

NURS400-3        Therapeutics

NURS401-3        Adult Health Nursing

NURS402-3        Child Health Nursing

NURS204-6        Oncology Nursing

FHS404-3           Practicum/Research

Total                 18 credits

Primary Health Care Nursing

1st Semester

Course code      Course Name                                                                      Pre-requisite

NURS400-3        Therapeutics

NURS402-3         Adult Health Nursing                                                           NURS201

NURS402-3         Child Health                                                                        NURS201

NURS406-3         Reproductive Health Nursing for Community Health Nurses

FHS400-3            Pathophysiology                                                                   NURS200 and FHS201

CHS402-2           Oral Health

FHS404-3           Practicum/Research

Total                20 credits

2nd Semester

NURS400-3        Therapeutics

NURS401-3        Adult Health Nursing

NURS402-3        Child Health

NURS406-3        Reproductive Health Nursing for Community Health Nurses

FHS400-3           Pathophysiology

CHS402-2           Oral Health

FHS404-3           Practicum/Research

Total                  21 credits

Community Health Nursing

1st Semester

Course code      Course Name                                                    Pre-requisite

CHS400-3           Food, Water and Environmental Sanitation

CHS401-3           Control of Communicable Diseases

CHS402-2           Oral Health

NURS406-3        Reproductive Health

CHS403-4           Community Health Nursing                                 NURS203

FHS404-3           Practicum/Research

Total                18 credits

2nd Semester

Course code      Course Name                                                             Pre-requisite

CHS403-4         Community Health Nursing

CHS404-3         Community Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing                  NURS300

CHS405-3         Occupational Health

CHS406-2         Introduction to Social Work and Social Administration

CHS407-4         Disease Surveillance

FHS404-3         Practicum/Research

Total                19 credits

 

Bachelor of science in Environmental Health (BSc., Environmental Health)

1.0        The Programme

The curriculum is for a four-year full-time programme of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science of Science in Environmental Health (BSc Env.Health).

2.0        Special Regulations

Subject to the provisions of the General Regulations for degree programmes of the University (NUL) and the Faculty of Health Sciences (FOHS), the following special regulations shall apply for the programme in Environmental Health.

2.1        Admission Requirements

For entry into the BSc Environmental Health Degree Program the following shall be the minimum entry requirements

A pass in the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) examination or its equivalent with credit in Mathematics, approved science subjects, namely, Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Combined Science and Combined Additional Science, as well as a pass with a minimum grade of D (7) in English Language. Human and Social Biology are not considered as approved science subjects for admission purposes.

Candidates who meet any of the under-mentioned requirements will be considered for entry into the 2nd Year of the program.

Pass the Common First Year examinations of FOST with an OWM of 50 and above and passes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics, hold a Diploma in Environmental Science or equivalent or Bachelor of Science degree from recognised institutions.

3.00 Core Courses: For Environmental Health, all courses are core courses except the following which are compulsory:

SOC251-6         Introduction to Social/Anthropology and Sociology

FHS202-6         Basic Biochemistry

EHS206-3         Introduction to Population Studies

FHS207-2         Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

FHS302-3         Health Administrations and Health Care Management

FHS301-3         Clinical and Community Nutrition

Course Structure:

Year 2

Semester 1

EHS200-3         Perspectives in Environmental Health (incl. The Poverty-Population-Environment Spiral)

HG132-3          Introduction to Human Environmental Systems

SOC161-3         Introduction to Sociology and Social Anthropology

PG243-4           Principles of Hydrology

HG244-4          Rural Geography

FHS202-3         Basic Biochemistry and Immunology

EHS201-4         Housing and Health (incl.Building Science and Technology

Semester          2         

SOC161-3         Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology

HG132-3          Introduction to Human Environmental Systems

HG245-4          Urban Geography

FHS202-3         Basic Biochemistry and Immunology

EHS202-4         Water Supply and Sanitation (incl. Water Supply Technology, Water Resource Management and Water Quality Surveillance)

EHS203-4         Vectors and Vermin Control

EHS20633        Introduction to Population studies

Year 3

Semester 1

EHS300-3         Chemicals, Health and the Environment (incl. Environmental Toxicology)

EHS301-4         Environmental Pollution and Control

PG346-4           Instruments/Research Methods

EHS302-3         Food Safety and Technology (incl. Food Processing and Inspection)

EHS303-4         Drainage Systems and Liquid Waste Management

EHS305-2         Hazardous/ Industrial Waste) Management

FHS203-3         Health Education/Promotion and Counseling

Semester 2      

EHS300-3         Chemicals, Health, and the Environment (incl. Environmental Toxicology)

EHS301-4         Environmental Pollution and Control

FHS301-3         Community Nutrition

EHS302-3         Food Safety and Technology (incl. Food Processing and Inspection)

EHS304-4         Solid Waste Management

FHS207-3         Epidemiology and Biostatistics

FHS203-3         Health Education/Promotion and Counselling

Year 4

Semester 1

EHS405-3         Occupational Health, Safety and Hygiene (incl. Industrial Hygiene aspect of Plant Operations)

FHS302-3         Health Administration and Health Care Management

EHS400-4         Community Diagnosis and Community Development Strategies

CHS401-4         Communicable Disease Control (incl. HIV/AIDS)

FHS301-3         Community Nutrition

EHS401-4         Environmental Inspection

Semester 2

CHS405-3         Occupational Health, Safety and Hygiene (incl. Industrial Hygiene aspect of Plant Operations)

EHS400-4         Community Diagnosis and Community Development Strategies

CHS401-4         Communicable Disease Control (incl. HIV/AIDS)

EHS402-1         Public Health Laws

FHS400-3         Emergency Preparedness and Response

EHS403-2         Port Health

EHS404-3         Zoonoses (incl. Pathology of Food, Animals and Food Inspection)


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