SASCED Code 91308

المقدمة

The Master of Science in Critical Care Nursing – [MSc CCN] program at FCMS has been established in 2019. The program intended for registered nurses wishing to undertake a specialist qualification in Critical Care Nursing. The MSc CCN program aims to prepare future leaders in Critical Care Nursing who provide safe, comprehensive evidence-based care to the critically ill patients who are competent in adding to the body of knowledge of critical care nursing practice through research and scholarly activities. These graduates will be able to provide high standard, ethical, holistic and culture-sensitive nursing care in the area of Critical Care Nursing, as well as in relevant education and research.

Program Goals

Goals of the MSc in CCN program are to achieve the following:

Program Objectives and Outcomes

Master of Science in Critical Care Study Plan

Courses

This course serves as the basis for providing informed nursing care that based on nursing theories. It represents a solid foundation to describe, analyze, critique and evaluate various nursing activities and to explore the relationship of nursing theories with clinical practice and nursing research.

This course emphasis on multiple aspects of assessment including physical, functional, and mental health assessment. The course is designed to enable the student to develop nursing diagnostic reasoning skills to perform complete health assessments on selected clients, obtaining an in-depth health history, performing a comprehensive physical examination using a systems approach, differentiate normal from abnormal, recording findings and developing a problem list and treatment plan.

This course focuses on pathophysiologic concepts related to altered biological processes affecting adult individuals across the lifespan. The course describes the general pathologic mechanisms producing signs and symptoms of specific disease processes commonly encountered in nursing practice. Moreover, it identifies how each organ system participates in the total regulatory and homeostatic mechanisms of the body.

This course is combined Epidemiology and Biostatistics. It is designed to prepare for master students to learn the fundamental statistical and Epidemiological concepts and tests related to the practice of Critical Care Nursing, with review of descriptive and analytical statistical methods as well as the advance Epidemiological analytical techniques with appropriate summaries and displays of data, and the use of classical statistical approaches to describe the health of populations.

The course introduces student with advanced knowledge about the scientific method, research design, and quantitative and statistical analysis of data. The course offers students with opportunity to conduct research on topics within their field of study.

This course is designed to provide post graduate critical care nursing students with the skills, knowledge, competencies skills, values and attitudes required to care competently and safely for critically ill patients. It focuses on having the students expand their knowledge base and master critical care nursing psychomotor skills associated with assessment and provision of comprehensive nursing care for patient with acute life threatening conditions enable the post graduate students to provide comprehensive evidence based quality nursing care for critically ill patient with different body systems alterations, with different types of invasive and non-invasive devices and with different types of equipment encountered in critical care settings.

This course covers the nursing skills in the care of patients with critical conditions. It also focuses on prioritizing application of immediate, rapid, and accurate nursing assessment and provision of quality nursing care. It also addresses advanced comprehensive quality nursing care for critically ill patient with different body system alterations, with different types of invasive devices and with different types of equipment used in the critical care setting.

This course explains the major classes of emergency drugs with an emphasis on the clinical management for critically ill patients. It includes indications, mechanism of action, main adverse effects, common interactions and contraindications of ER drugs and their advanced clinical practice.

The course builds on the introduces student with advanced knowledge about the scientific method, Qualitative research design, Mixed Methods design and statistical analysis of data. The course offers students with opportunity to conduct research on topics within their field of study

This course is designed to provide post graduate critical care nursing students with the skills, knowledge, competencies skills, values and attitudes required to care competently and safely for critically ill patients. It focuses on having the students expand their knowledge base and master critical care nursing psychomotor skills associated with assessment and provision of comprehensive nursing care for patient with acute life threatening conditions enable the post graduate students to provide comprehensive evidence based quality nursing care for critically ill patient with different body systems alterations, with different types of invasive and non-invasive devices and with different types of equipment encountered in critical care settings. The nursing process is used as an approach of providing holistic patient care

The course focuses on advanced knowledge and nursing skills in the care of patients with critical conditions. It also addresses prioritizing application of immediate, rapid, and accurate nursing assessment and provision of quality nursing care.

This course is designed to prepare Master students for conducting their own research project toward the end of their degree by consolidating all relevant research principles and activities needed for this endeavor as well as strengthening students’ autonomy, creativity, self-reliance, and critical thinking abilities. The course will review main principles of research in the nursing field, it will discuss in detail the steps of constructing a research proposal for both academic and funding purposes, and it will introduce students to principles of reading and critiquing research reports.

This course focuses on principles, philosophies and theories of learning It also addresses curriculum development, and evaluation related to a variety of nursing educational settings. In addition to that it covers basic leadership concepts applied to nursing care.

This course is designed to provide nurses and allied health professionals with comprehensive knowledge on the basic concept of infection control (Chain of infections, Mode of transmission and Body defense mechanism). Focus is placed on the Isolation precautions (Hand hygiene, antisepsis and Personal protective equipment (PPE)). In addition to this, the course highlights the importance of improving patient outcome through practical round in the hospital.

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