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Bridget O. Akin-Otiko
MPH, Ph.D, RN, RM, RNE, FWACN
Ag. H.O.D
 

Welcome to the official website of the Department of Maternal Neonatal and Child Health Nursing (MNCHN) in the Faculty of Nursing Science, University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED), Ondo City, Nigeria. MNCHN is a critical element in achieving the universal health coverage agenda. To arrest and reverse the avoidable and unacceptably high maternal, newborn and child morbidity and mortality indices, professional midwives are the preferred prototype first level providers of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) services. Hence, this Department is committed to positively addressing the challenges of Human Resources for Health (HRH) militating against quality healthcare delivery services in the country by stimulating and sustaining nurses’ interest in midwifery as a field of specialization and encouraging midwife presence in different care settings.

 

The Department of Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health Nursing (MNCHN) was established on 1st August 2018 under the Faculty of Nursing Science. It is charged with the responsibility of coordinating all the learning experiences required by undergraduate and postgraduate students offering courses in maternal, neonatal and child health nursing specialties. It prepares undergraduates for the professional examination and consequent registration and licensure with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) as Registered Midwives (RM), to practice in Nigeria.

 

Currently, the Department collaborates with the other three Departments in the Faculty to run the BNSc program for post UTME and direct entry candidates. In the future, the Department will run postgraduate programs and short courses in MNCHN towards enhancing MNCH in Nigeria and globally. The proposed clinical specialist tracks in the Department include Prenatal Care; Expectant Family Care; Intra and Post-Partum Care; Neonatal Nursing; Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing; Community Midwifery; Programming for Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (RMNCH); and Family Planning.

 

Sincerely,

Bridget O. Akin-Otiko

Ag. Head, Department of Maternal Neonatal and Child Health Nursing



 OBJECTIVES

In accordance with the overarching goal of the University and the Faculty of Nursing Science, the main objective of the Department is to promote high quality education, service and research in reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health nursing. The specific objectives of the Department are:

1.   To prepare professional midwives for expert maternal, neonatal and child health nursing (MNCHN) services in different healthcare settings

2.   To provide professional nurses with opportunities for advanced professional development in different areas of MNCHN through responsive midwifery education

3.   To support grassroot midwifery practice and contribute to the Universal Health Coverage agenda through due consultation and collaboration with relevant government and non-governmental agencies on MNCH issues, locally and globally.

4.  To promote research for evidence-based midwifery practice and reforms, towards further improving maternal, newborn and child morbidity and mortality indices in Ondo State; and by extension, in the country and globally.

 



ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree (BNSc)

COURSES

BNSc 300 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Status

PR

LH

T

PH

Units

NSC 313

Reproductive Health I

C

 

2

0

0

2

NSC 314

Child Health

C

 

2

0

0

2

A week workshop on Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses (IMNCI)

 

BNSc 300 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Status

PR

LH

TH

PH

Units

NSC 323

Maternal & Child Health Nursing I (Normal Midwifery)

C

 

2

0

0

2

NSC 324

Maternal & Child Health Nursing Practicum

C

 

 

 

3

1

NSC 329

Reproductive Health II

C

 

2

0

0

2

Long Break Concentrated Clinical Posting includes Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health - 2 weeks

 

BNSc 400 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Status

PR

LH

T

PH

Units

NSC 413

Maternal and Child Health Nursing II (Community Midwifery)

C

 

3

0

0

3

NSC 414

Maternal & Child Health Practicum

C

 

0

0

3

1

 

BNSc 400 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Status

PR

LH

T

PH

Units

NSC 424

Maternal & Child Health Practicum

  • Paediatrics
  • Gynaecology
  • Prenatal
  • Intrapartum
  • Postpartum
  • Family Planning
  • Fertility
  • eMTCT

C

 

0

0

180

4

 

(During the Six Months Mandatory SIWESS in the second semester, students will have Family Planning – 2 Weeks and Maternal and Child Health Clinical Posting – 4 Weeks)

 

BNSc 500 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Status

PR

LH

T

PH

Units

NSC 513

Maternal and Child Health Nursing III (Complicated Midwifery)

C

 

3

 

0

3

NSC 514

Maternal and Child Health Nursing Practicum 

C

 

0

0

6

2

NSC 550

Abiye and Agbebiye Policies in Ondo State

E

 

2

0

0

2

Two weeks workshop on Life Saving Skills (LSS – Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EmONC)

BNSc 500 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Status

PR

LH

TH

PH

Units

NSC 523

Maternal and Child Health Nursing IV

C

 

3

1

0

3

NSC 524

Maternal and Child Health Nursing Practicum 

C

 

0

0

6

2

 

 

NSC 313:   Reproductive Health I (2 credits)

Overview of reproductive health – philosophy, concepts, components, related socio-cultural factors, and the concept of Safe Motherhood. Contemporary issues in reproductive health - human sexuality and adolescent reproductive health; harmful traditional practices; gender issues; and infertility.  Review of anatomy and physiology of male and female reproductive organs; foetal circulation and skull

NSC 314:   Child Health (2 credits)

Study of growth and development of the child. Nutritional requirements of children across the age groups; child survival strategies including immunization; socio-cultural and health challenges militating against growth and development of the child; the sick and / or hospitalized child; tuberculosis and HIV / AIDS affected child. Available child health services – 0-5years, school age and adolescent child health services. Management of common childhood conditions utilizing the Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses (IMNCI) protocol.

NSC 323:   Maternal & Child Health Nursing I (Normal Midwifery) (2 credits)

Management of the expectant mother during pregnancy, labour, and puerperium; and the care of the newborn. It covers physiological and psycho-sociological changes in pregnancy; prenatal care, first to fourth stages of normal labour; normal puerperium; discharge and follow-up. The newborn – features, feeding, environment.

NSC 324:   Maternal & Child Health Nursing Practicum (1 credit)

Practical normal midwifery- placement of students in related clinical areas for hands on practice of procedures such as: history taking, booking, physical examination, abdominal inspection, palpation, auscultation, laboratory investigations, and health education. Observation of labour room protocols, and immediate care of the newborn. 

NSC 329:   Reproductive Health II (2 credits)

Focus is on gynecological conditions, and advocacy for quality reproductive health services. The course covers investigations, procedures and interventions in management of gynaecological conditions including abortion and post abortion care (PAC). Protocols in management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), and male and female HIV infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Information, Education and Communication & Counselling (IECC) strategies for Reproductive Health (RH) and application of the concept of quality care to RH service delivery.

NSC 413:   Maternal & Child Health Nursing II (Community Midwifery) (3 credits)

Maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) activities in clinics, homes and communities - domiciliary midwifery practice, midwife-led facilities and services, family planning and genetic counseling. Introduction to Midwives Basic Life Saving Skills (MLSS) in management of obstetric emergencies; prompt and appropriate referrals.   Midwives’ participation in multidisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration activities for MNCH involving Line Ministries and Non-Governmental organizations. 

NSC 414: Maternal & Child Health Nursing Practicum (1 credit)

Hands on practice of MNCH activities at first level health care facilities and family planning clinic.

NSC 424: Maternal & Child Health Nursing Practicum (4 credits) (SIWESS)

Practicum is undertaken during the six months Industrial Training (IT) / SIWESS in the second semester of the 400 level. Exposure and experience should be in the following areas: Child Health; Gynaecology; Pre, Intra, and Post-natal Nursing, and Care of the Newborn; Family Planning; Fertility and eMTCT services

NSC 513: Maternal & Child Health Nursing III (Complicated Midwifery) (3 credits)

Risk factors, medical and obstetric conditions that complicate pregnancy, labour and puerperium - malpositions and malpresentations, abnormal labour, obstetric emergencies, complications of puerperium, abnormalities of the newborn. Obstetrical interventions – augmented labour and assisted deliveries; neonatal intensive care. Role of nurses in early diagnosis, appropriate interventions and referral utilizing Midwives Basic Life Saving Skills (MLSS). 

NSC 514:   Maternal & Child Health Nursing Practicum (2 credits)

Clinical experience placement in maternity wards and theatre, and special care baby units. Hands on practice of LSS technical components.

NSC 550: Abiye and Agbebiye Policies in Ondo State (2 credits)

Overview of maternal, newborn, and child (MNC) morbidity and mortality – global, continental, and Nigeria. Strategies in reduction of MNC morbidity and mortality - past, present and prospects. Ondo State experience – the Abiye and Agbebiye policies, implementation and impact on MNC morbidity and mortality indices. The role of nurses and midwives in the Abiye and Agbebiye programmes now and beyond.

NSC 523: Maternal & Child Health Nursing IV (3 credits)

Covers midwifery from pre-conception services through expectant family care integrating essential midwifery knowledge, attitudes, and skills in management of normal and abnormal maternal and newborn conditions in and outside health care facilities. Initiating and promoting maternal, neonatal, and child health services / programs. Application of nursing process in management of expectant families.

NSC 524: Maternal & Child Health Nursing Practicum (2 credits)

Guided conduct of normal and abnormal deliveries; assisting with augmented labour, assisted deliveries and obstetric surgical interventions. Supervised provision of family planning services. Management of selected expectant families using comprehensive family care approach.



FACULTY
NAME: Akin-otiko Bridget Omowumi
QUALIFICATION: B.Sc,PhD,Diploma,MPH
DESIGNATION: Lecturer I/Ag. HOD
E-MAIL: bakinotiko@unimed.edu.ng
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NAME: Adamolekun Modupe Motunrayo
QUALIFICATION: MSc,BNSc
DESIGNATION: LECTURER II
E-MAIL: madamolekun@unimed.edu.ng
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NAME: Olufunke Iwaola Mercy
QUALIFICATION: MSc,BNSc
DESIGNATION: Lecturer II
E-MAIL: oiwaola@unimed.edu.ng
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Maternal, Neonatal and child Health Nursing Department

University of Medical Science

Odosida Campus Ondo City

Ondo State.

Nigeria.





University of Medical Sciences

Laje Road, Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria.
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