SASCED Code 91316

Introduction

The Master of Science in Women’s Health Nursing program at Fakeeh College for Medical Sciences (FCMS) is established in 2021. It was approved by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties program (SCFHS). The program intended for registered nurses wishing to undertake a specialist qualification in Women’s Health Nursing. It is designed to prepare future leaders in Women’s Health Nursing who provide safe, comprehensive evidence-based care to women during life span in adding to the body of knowledge of Women’s Health Nursing practice through research, scholarly activities, and publications. The master curriculum is a two-year postgraduate degree program. The learning environment is organized to provide appropriate facilities with flexibility in time, place, and style of learning according to international standards

Program Goals

Goals of MSc in Women’s Health Nursing program are to be achieve the following:

Goal 1: Prepare future leaders in Women’s Health Nursing who provide safe, comprehensive evidence-based care to women during life span.

Goal 2: Add to the body of knowledge of Women’s Health Nursing practice through research, scholarly activities, and publications.

Program Objectives and Outcomes

Study Plan

Curriculum Study Plan Table

Level Course Code Course Title Required or Elective * Pre-Requisite Courses Credit Hours
MSNW 111 Advanced Research Methods Required None 3CH
MSNW 112 Advanced Pathophysiology of Maternity Health Nursing Required None 2CH
MSNW 113 Advanced Women’s Health care I Required None 3CH
MSNW 114 Advanced Women’s Health Care I Practicum Required None 3CH
MSNW 211 Advanced Women’s Health care II Required MSNW 113
MSNW 114
3CH
MSNW 212 Advanced Women’s Health Care II Practicum Required MSNW 113
MSNW 114
3CH
MSNW 213 Biostatistics Required MSNW 111 2CH
MSNW 214 Seminar Required MSNW 111 2CH
MSNW 215 Advanced Pharmacology in Maternity Health Nursing Required None 2CH
Level Course Code Course Title Required or Elective * Pre-Requisite Courses Credit Hours
MSNW 311 Advanced Women’s Health care III Required MSNW 211
MSNW 212
2CH
MSNW 312 Advanced Women’s Health Care III Practicum Required MSNW 211
MSNW 212
3CH
MSNW 313 Contemporary Health Issues in Women’s Health Required None 2CH
MSNW 314 Advanced Nursing Leadership and Management Required None 2CH
MSNW 315 Elective:
1. Information Technology & Health Care
Elective None 2CH
MSNIC 316 2. Biostatistics
MSNIC 317 3. Infection Control
MSNW 411 Thesis Required Completion of level 1,2 and 3 8CH

Courses - Level 1:

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 focuses on the basic concepts and principles of reproduction. In addition, this course introduces the learner to a broad range of health disorders experienced by the women from adolescence through senescence. Moreover, the course provides students with knowledge and skills needed for diagnosis of women with high-risk pregnancy

This course is designed to meet the needs of nurses working in Women’s Health Care setting who wish to become senior specialist in Women’s Health Care. This course is focused on delivering competent and special Women’s Health Care to promote the wellbeing, caring of women during antepartum, labour and postpartum period. Evidence Based Research which will be integrated with the best available evidences in Women’s Health Care field.

This course covers the nursing skills in the clinical practice to take care of pregnant, labour and postpartum women. 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 woman during pregnancy, labour and postpartum period, with different types of invasive devices and with different types of equipment’s used in obstetrics sittings.

Courses - Level 2:

This course deals with the concept of complications of women during pregnancy. This also assess actual and potential health condition of the mother by applying knowledge in nursing process for the promotion and maintenance of health in the community and hospital settings through the integration of leadership and management. Furthermore, it will evaluate the outcome of care based on the advanced skills learned and exposure to actual experience with the application of evidence-based practice with consideration of values and beliefs to promote quality of care to clients.

This course covers the nursing skills in the clinical practice to take care of complications of women during pregnancy. This also assess actual and potential health condition of the mother by applying knowledge in nursing process for the promotion and maintenance of health in the community and hospital settings through the integration of leadership and management. Furthermore, it will evaluate the outcome of care based on the advanced skills learned and exposure to actual experience with the application of evidence-based practice with consideration of values and beliefs to promote quality of care to clients.

This course emphasizes on the nature and characteristics of the most commonly used statistical techniques (descriptive statistics, correlation and linear regression, factor analysis, and elementary hypothesis testing), and their applicability to specific health care problems within the context of nursing. Students develop skills and knowledge in the use of computing software and to reinforce learning through course work and assignments, including data analysis and interpretation of computer outputs.

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. Students will also be introduced to professional scientific writing of research articles for publication in terms of structure, format, contents, and style. Finally, students will learn the process of publishing a research report and the many issues related to this activity such as the choice of scientific journal, copyright issues, publication ethics, impact factor, and plagiarism.

This course focuses on the concepts and principles of pharmacology and its application to midwifery practice. In addition to the emphasis on the most commonly used drugs in antenatal, labour, postpartum and neonate period. Besides the explanation of their proper use, dose calculation, route of administration, adverse drug reactions, drug-drug interactions and contraindications. Moreover, the course provides knowledge and skills needed for management of women with high-risk pregnancy

Courses - Level 3:

This course is designed to meet the competency of nurses working in Women’s Health Care setting who is expected to carry the requirements of being a specialist in Women’s Health Care focusing on Gynecologic conditions. This course is focused on the delivery of competent and specialized Women’s Health Care to promote the wellbeing, caring of women during pregnancy and childbirth, and in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive system.

This course covers the nursing skills in the clinical practice to take care of women experiencing gynecologic conditions and diseases from adolescent to postmenopausal period. 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 women afflicted with such gynecologic and obstetrical conditions and disease with different types of invasive devices and with different types of equipment and modalities.

This course is an in-depth discussion of the physiological, psychological, emotional and social concerns of women's past, current and future implications of health issues. Emphasis will be placed on the exploration of physiological, psychological, emotional, and social trends regarding women's health. The evidence-based research articles related to women’s issues

This course is designed to explore the major management theories and leadership styles, and investigate the shortage of nursing leaders.

This course is designed to apply knowledge and skills related to the development, implementation, and use of informatics-based processes and technologies to support evidence-based practice, in electronic health records; analysis of digital data, information, and knowledge; and making clinical decision. The course will also equip the student with an understanding and underpinning of information technology; apply them in the context of women’s health care and health care education applications. The personal computer will be used as learning model and extrapolate to broader technologies and applications for clinical and administrative delivery of health care, as well as health care education and research.

This course is designed to develop the postgraduate student’s knowledge, skills, and understanding of the generic nature of quality improvement and patient safety via offering a good foundation of the principles, concepts, theories, and methods for promoting and improving healthcare quality and patient safety, which will enable them to lead and influence their application to service delivery. Also, it will help them to understand the nature of patient harm and its causes, human factors, and their influence on patient safety. In addition to introduces the students to the unique challenges encountered when assessing, designing, and implementing a Quality Improvement and Patient Safety activities.

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.

Courses - Level 4:

This course is designed to provide the student regular, organized opportunity and follow up guidance for their thesis work from the supervisor (s) at different stages of the thesis work plan.

Admission requirements

The applicant for the program should fulfill the following criteria:

Test Degree required
TOFEL paper-based test (PBT) 600
IELTS English test 6.5