Courses Description

Courses description of community and mental health department


  1. Fundamentals of Nursing (1) (1001110):  This course aims to preface other nursing courses where a novice-nursing student is given the opportunity to become familiar with the nature, history and roles of the nursing profession. This course provides the student with the basic information and concepts of the nursing profession and the appropriate positive trends that he/she will acquire during his/her studies and work in the nursing profession. This information includes health and wellness, the nursing process, health care, the basic concepts of the nursing profession, and nursing terminology. It also develops the student's ability to think logically and creatively and make decisions when applying skills.
  2.   Fundamentals of Nursing (2)- theory  (1001111):   This course is considered as an introductory course for other nursing courses. Course content includes main concepts related to nursing such as profession, theories of wellness and illness, physiological, psychological, emotional, and social concepts necessary to the delivery of holistic nursing care. Nursing process utilization is also discussed. The course also addresses concepts of protection, prevention and promotion throughout the lifespan. Ethical and legal situations in nursing practice, research, communication, as well as needs for personal growth and self-awareness will be also included.
  3. Fundamentals of Nursing- Clinical  (1001113):  This course is the first clinical course designed to expose students to nursing as a field of practice. Through providing them with the laboratory guided experiences, and self-learning practice, students are expected to perform and master certain psychomotor skills such as basic hygiene, vital signs, nutrition, oxygenation, infection control, medication and charting and documentation. These basic introductory skills are presented according to the functional health patterns that are in parallel with the knowledge provided to students in the theory course (1001111) and through the application of the nursing process.
  4.  Introduction to Nutrition (1001215): In this course students will receive an overview of the essential nutrients of human nutrition. This course covers the six nutrient categories and provides an overview of diet recommendations for promotion and maintenance of health. Topics include the food pyramid recommendations for individuals across the life span, energy balance, and special dietary modifications for common alterations in health. Skills such as nutritional assessment, analyze diets, and recommend dietary adaptations to meet individual health needs will be addressed in this course.
  5. Therapeutic Communication and Health Education (1001211): This course introduces the students to the theories and techniques of communication, health education, motivation, and teaching – learning methodologies to individuals, families, and community through the utilization of proper communication and helping relationship skills. Emphasis will be on enhancing capabilities of students to plan and implement health education strategies in order to promote health of individuals, families and the community at large. Examining the health education and health promotion policies in Jordan and defining the role of health professionals are also addressed.
  6. Mental Health Nursing- theory (1001442): This course provides students with basic knowledge of various theories related to mental health, and modalities which help individuals to interact with various types of life stresses in healthy and constructive manners. This course addresses the concepts of mental health, illness, and the cultural attitudes toward mental health and illness. Special emphasis is given to the development of interpersonal skills, communication skills, therapeutic and nontherapeutic relationships, and specific therapeutic modalities which are recently used to treat individuals with emotional and mental disorders. In this course students learn the application of nursing process as a way to explain mental health, and mental disorders in physical, social, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of the individual.
  7. Mental Health Nursing- Clinical (1001443): In this course, the students will apply the theoretical components from nursing (1001442). Students will directly communicate with clients who are suffering from mental and emotional disorders and receiving specific therapeutic and treatment modalities in psychiatric care settings through the utilization of nursing process. Based on knowledge gained from biological, social, psychological, humanities and nursing sciences, students will be able to assist clients and their families to select the best coping methods in dealing with life stressors, and working with mentally and emotionally disturbed individuals to retain and maintain optimal level of well-being through the normalization process.
  8. Community Health Nursing- theory (1001444): This course provides theories and practices essential to the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the individuals, families, groups, and community itself at different stages of their lives. Emphasis will be on the study and application of nursing role’s components inherent in community health for health promotion and protection as well as diseases prevention based on the concepts of primary health care. Students will be introduced to theoretical concepts related to community health status, environmental health safety, promoting and protecting the health of women, infants, children, adolescents, adults, elderly, and working populations. Epidemiological assessment for the purpose of promotion and protection the community through controlling of communicable disease are also introduced. Other relevant topics including community empowerment, social sustainable development, voluntary participation, and gender inequalities will be also discussed.
  9. Community Health Nursing-clinical (1001445): This course is an application to Nursing (1001461). The course provides students with opportunities to observe, participate, and function independently using nursing skills and techniques related to health promotion, health maintenance, and health restoration as well as diseases prevention when providing care for the target groups in primary health care settings. Sittings include clinics, homes, schools, nursing homes, geriatric centers and other related areas. Nursing process will be utilized throughout the provision of care at all three levels of prevision.
  10. Nursing Management and Ethics in nursing-theory (1001446): This course introduces students to overview of management, leadership and change theories, planning process, organization, staffing and scheduling, and decision making process, disciplinary rules, motivation, power and negotiation, professionalism, evaluation, stress and time management in order to organize an effective client care in clinical settings will be also introduced.
  11. Nursing management /clinical (1001447): This clinical course provides nursing students to apply management skills in different environmental conditions to promote quality of patient care. Also, this course is aiming at applying different theoretical and operational management to accomplish high-quality and effective coordination of interdisciplinary healthcare team. 
  12. Quality and Safety in Nursing  (1001451): This course aims to introduce basic concepts in patient safety, health care quality, and infection control principles to undergraduate nursing students. The course introduces important subject areas in patient safety. In addition, the course explores the components, construction and evaluation of quality measures in the current healthcare environment. At the end, the course will talk about important patient safety issues such as invasive procedures, drug management, and infection prevention and control.
  13. Nursing informatics (1001457): This is an introductory course in Nursing Informatics. By the end of this course nursing students will be able to address the necessary concepts related to the origins, key components and current state of Health Informatics along with the ethical, cultural, & financial issues accompanying the increasing use of the health related Internet applications by healthcare providers, & consumers. The course will emphasis the use of EHR in healthcare system.
  14. Gerontology Nursing (1001459): This course aims to introduce students to nursing the elderly, this growing group in society that needs special care and a deeper understanding of their needs. The course includes several units aimed at providing students with skills: health assessment for the elderly, and how it differs from the assessment of the younger ones, care for families containing the elderly, movement and carrying out life functions, drug treatment for the elderly, chronic diseases, mental health for the elderly, nutrition for the elderly , Rehabilitation of the elderly, with a focus in all these aspects on holistic care, health education and how to promote health for the elderly.
  15.  Psychological Health Promotion (1001453): This course aims for all people to achieve the highest level of health, so that mental health activities must be strengthened, especially those that affect human relations and their compatibility in light of rapid social change and environmental conditions in the countries of the world that support mental health. This course is based on clarifying the lack of appropriate concepts and data in promoting mental health.    ​