It is the responsibility of all SON & M students to understand the programme curriculum design and model, both of which determines course content and sequencing of course work.
The nursing curriculum is planned in such a manner as to progress from consideration of healthy individuals to the nursing care of sick individuals and their families within the context of their environment. Medical sciences as well as social & behavioral science are integrated within the curriculum, these courses provide the necessary background to support the basic knowledge needed by competent nurses.
This curriculum adopts a problem-solving approach to nursing practice to enable graduates to cope with complex and diverse nursing situations. It provides the nurses the potential to show initiative in dealing with nursing challenges. It will also better prepare the nurse to focus on developing the organization and practice of nursing in ways which are unique to and fit the health needs and priorities. The curriculum integrates the political, socio-economic, religious and cultural context of the changing Bahraini and GCC society.
The competencies of the BSc curriculum encompass five domains;
Broad Learning Outcomes of the B.Sc. Nursing programme
On completion of the Programme the student will meet all of the competencies required for nurse registration including being able to:
Assist individuals, families and groups achieve optimum health, independence, recovery or a peaceful death in a professional caring manner
Provide and manage direct practical nursing whether health promotional, preventative, curative, rehabilitative or supportive, to individuals, families or groups
Demonstrate a knowledge base and a level of competence in clinical practice skills essential for safe practice, which are grounded in recent evidence based nursing research, where available
Identify and meet the nursing care needs of the individual, family, community in all health care settings
Demonstrate the development of skills of analysis, critical thinking, problem-solving and reflective practice
Act as an effective member of a health care team and participate in the multi-disciplinary team approach to the care of patients/clients.
|First Year Semester 1 & 2|
|Biological and Related Science||Anatomy & Physiology 1&2 (Integ. Biophysics & Biochemistry)|
|Applied Social & Behavioral Sciences||Sociology|
|Nursing Practice Studies 1||
Principal Foundation of Nursing Practice, Human growth & Development, Health Promotion
|Personal & Professional Development||English Language, Communications & Listening skills|
Health and Research
|Introduction to Library Research Skills ,Teaching & Learning Technology|
|Clinical Placement||Health Promotion: Health Centers (Child Welfare) Nursery, Schools, Clubs, Elderly Care Centers (Al Manar & Dar Yoko)|
|Second Year Semester 1& 2|
|Biological and Related Science||Microbiology and Clinical Nutrition|
|Applied Social & Behavioural Science||Sociology|
|Nursing Practice Studies 2||Fundamentals of Nursing 1 & 2|
|Personal &Professional Developement||Principles of Teaching & Learning|
Research & Evidence Based Nursing, Epidemiology.
|Clinical Placement||Fundamentals of Nursing 1 & 2 Medical & Surgical wards.|
|Third Year Semester 1& 2|
|Biological & Related Science||
Pathophysiology 2, Clinical Pharmacology 2
|Applied Social & Behavioural Science|
|Nursing Practice Studies 3||
Medical/Surgical. 1 & 2 (Integ Health Assess.), Maternal & Neonatel Health, Pediatric & Adolescent Health, Community Health, Mental Health & Psychiatry.
|Personal and Professional Developement|
|Clinical Placement||Medical / Surgical Wards Maternity Care & Pediatrics, Mental Health & Psychiatry|
|Fourth Year Semester 1& 2|
|Applied Social & Behavioural Science|
|Nursing Practice Studies 4||
Advanced Nursing Practice ( Critical Care), Care of Elderly, Care of Disabled
|Personal and Professional Developement||
Law & Ethics, Management & Leadership, Elective
|Clinical Placement||Critical Care: ICU / CCU / A & E / OT, Community & Geriatric Homes / Disabled Centers|