Department of Health Sciences

Program Objectives

Program Requirement

BIOL 107 (Human Biology) 4 Credit Hours
ENGL 101 (English) 3 Credit Hours

Basic communication course emphasizing listening, constructive or clear thinking, basic writing and speaking abilities. Includes reading and discussion of short prose selections intended to develop both the reading and writing skills of the students with emphasis on organization and development of ideas; writing of effective paragraphs and short compositions. 

COSC 101: (Intro. to Computer Application) 3 Credit Hours Prerequisite: Pass Placement Exams.

This course, which is a requirement for all students irrespective of their areas of specialty, is an introduction to computer application with 80% practical orientation. The students learn about the evolution of computer, the classification, the components of the computer and their functions, significance; indispensability of computers in our contemporary world; the practical applicability of computer in a real time situation. Introduces students to Microsoft Word Processing and data manipulation.

CHEM 101(Intro. to General Chemistry) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: N/A

A general concept of the fundamental laws and theories of Chemistry; Gas laws of chemical combinations; Oxidation and reduction, Solutions – kinds and properties; Chemical kinetics, equilibra thermodynamics; Related problems. A study of non-metals, metals and their components; and a brief introduction to the fundamental ideas and the scope of Organic Chemistry. The laboratory work includes experiments, the fundamental laws, rate of reactions; heat of reactions, neutralization, oxidation and reduction; preparation of selected elements and study of their properties.

MATH 101(Algebra) 3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Passing of Placement Examination or Mathematics 003 – non majors. Topics to be covered: Properties of real numbers; Polynomials, Factors; Functions; Graph; Simultaneous equation, quadratic and Linear equations; Inequalities; Functions; Graph; Exponents; Radicals; Equations in three variables; Determinants; Sequences series; Bionomical theorem; Logarithms. 

PHED 101 (Physical Education) 1 Credit Hour Pre-requisite: N/A

This course provides each student with a practical opportunity to participate and develop skills in a variety of athletics. It stresses physical development, physical fitness, motor skills, elective sports, remedial and corrective exercises, and stimulus sports appreciation.

PSYC 101 (Principles of Psychology) 1 Credit Hour

Assimilate concepts and theories of psychology with emphasis on growth and development; factors influencing behavior across the life span. 

BIOL 106 (Anatomy & Physiology I) 4 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: BIOL 105

Provides the learner with knowledge and skills in the management of diseases of the human body. This clinical course provides the learner opportunities to enhance their basic assessment skills. Direct observation on simulators and models in the nursing arts laboratory; develop relevant knowledge of the workings of the human body. 

ENGL 102 (English) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: ENGL 101

Instruction in writing original composition, short essays, short stories, and poetry; to enhance basic written and oral communication skills.

NUSG 101 (Fundamental of Nursing I) 5 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: N/A

Clinical component of Fundamentals of nursing; comprehensive nursing care for individuals, families and communities.

NUSG 105 (Nursing Ethic & Professional Adjustment) 2 Credit Hours. Pre-requisite: N/A

Introduces professional, legal and ethical frameworks used in decision-making in nursing and midwifery.  Principles of professional practice and regulation in nursing and midwifery.

SOSC 201(Intro. to Sociology) 3 Credit hours Pre-requisite: N/A

Knowledge of society, characteristics, norms, customs and beliefs, family structures, and gender social determinants.

CHEM 104 (BIO-CHEMISTRY) 4 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: CHEM 101, BIOL 107 (Vacation Course)

A consistent theme in this course is the development of quantitative understanding of the interactions of biological molecules from a structural, thermodynamic, and molecular dynamic point of view. This course assumes that students have taken introductory chemistry, including basic thermodynamics, as well as introductory organic chemistry. An introductory biology course is not a prerequisite for the course, but students would benefit from some prior exposure to biology, even at the high school level. Required mathematical skills include simple algebra and differential calculus

BIOL 105 (Microbiology) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: N/A

Introduce students to the diversity of micro-organisms,  bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and the impact of microbes on everyday life; Interactions of microorganisms with the biotic and abiotic worlds; the roles of microorganisms in host-pathogen interactions in diseases; beneficial aspects of micro-organisms in bio-remediation, food production and their application in biotechnology.

ENGL 201 (English) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: ENGL 102

Integrated program which places emphasis on the effective development of basic communication skills such as reading comprehensive and writing. It is a study of styles as manifested through some selected narratives, expository, descriptive and argumentative prose and poetic works in English. Summary (précis) and narrative writing skills are fostered, and students are ultimately exposed to the methods and techniques of writing short research papers.

NUSG 102(Fundamental of Nursing II) 5 Credit Hours Pre-requisites: NUSG 101

Nursing competencies for clinical cares; skill and attitude to practice safe basic nursing care in a variety of situations. integrate interpersonal skills with clinical skills.

NUSG 103(Clinical Pharmacology & Dosage Calculation I) 4 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: N/A

Knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for safe administration of medicines. Emphasizes  classification, storage, calculation and side effects of medicines; collecting and aggregating safety data, use organizational error reporting system.

NUSG 205 (Nutrition & Dietetic) 2 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: N/A

knowledge of nutritional elements and needs of persons across the lifespan. Psycho-social factors influencing eating habits; use of therapeutic diet in health and illness. Role of nutrition in the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and malnutrition.

NUSG 200 (Medical/Surgical Nursing I) 5 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: NUSG 102

Builds on knowledge and skills from fundamentals of nursing, basic sciences; management of adults with medical and surgical diseases and conditions.

NUSG 202(Nursing of Children/Peds I) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: Health Assessment

Management of well and sick children with acute and chronic diseases. Emphasis is placed on the use of the nursing process and selected nursing theories in the care of children from age 1 month (one month) to 12 years (twelve years). 

NUSG 104 (Clinical Pharmacology& Dosage Calculation II) 4 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: NUSG 103

Clinical lab;  hands-on practical administration of drugs in  real time complex situation; skills, knowledge and attitude necessary for safe administration of medicines.

NUSG 204 (Nursing of Mother & Infant (OB/GYN) I)3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: NUSG 203

Complications that arise in pregnancy; diseases of child bearing women; primary health care; health promotion in the community; counseling for parents and care giver; and health surveillance of infants and children.

BIOL 108 (Anatomy & Physiology II) 4 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: BIOL 106

Study of cardiovascular, nervous and endoria system.

NUSG 201 (Medical/Surgical Nursing II) 5 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: NUSG 200

Application of health care across age continuum; safe practice of clinical skills in variety of health care facilities; and, health care leadership.

NUSG 203 (Nursing of Children/Peds II) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: NUSG 202

Study and assessment of nursing competencies in clinical practice; professional healthcare in variety of  child nursing settings.

NUSG 206 (Nursing of Mother/infant (OB/GYN) II) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: NUSG 204

 

Care of mothers and babies in Postnatal, low risk nursery; paretic setting;teach women and teenage girls about sexual health.

 

NUSG 207 (Tropical and Communicable Dieseases): 3 Credits
NUSG 208 (Primary Health Care I) 3 Credit hours Pre-requisite: N/A

Concepts of primary health care, especially as it relates to the rural setting in Liberia.

Designed to increase knowledge, skills and attitude of students about basic principles of working with community. The practicum provides an opportunity for learners to carry out client assessments in a variety of community-based settings; to develop relevant and appropriate interventions to promote health and prevent diseases amongst individual, families and communities.

NUSG 300 (Psychiatric Nursing I) 3 Credit hours Pre-requisite: N/A

Concepts in mental health nursing and the variety of common psychiatric conditions throughout the lifespan; assessment of mental health/psychiatric disorder; evaluating factors in the individual, family or community that hinder or promote achievement of optimal mental health.  

 

NUSG 302(Health Assessment) 3 Credit hours Pre-requisite: N/A

Provides knowledge and skill in normal health assessment findings with recognition of abnormal variations across the lifespan.Practicum allows for collaboration and consultations with members of the health team.

NUSG 209 (Primary Health Care II) 3 Credit hours Pre-requisite: NUSG 208

Concepts critical to Health Care and community Health Nursing. The practicum provides interventions to promote health and prevent diseases amongst individual, families and communities;allows for collaboration, consultation and forging of partnerships with various stakeholders; referral and continuity of care.

NUSG 301 (Psychiatric Nursing II) 3 Credit hours Pre-requisite: NUSG 300

Apply theoretical knowledge and develop skills and competencies in assessment and management of individuals with mental health/psychiatric problems. Skills in assessment, diagnosis and management of a variety of mental health conditions in diverse settings throughout the lifespan; apply principles of care provision, demonstrate therapeutic communication and interpersonal skills when interacting with individuals, families and communities; collaborate with multidisciplinary/multi-sectorial team in delivery of mental health care in a variety of settings.

NUSG 303 (Nursing AdministrationLeadership) 3 Credit hours Pre-requisite: N/A

Prepares student to become a nurse leader, manager, educator and an advocate for patients; promote quality health services and care; concepts essential for professional practice, human resource management within the legal framework governing labor practice in the health sector.

NUSG 304 (Nursing Skill Dev. Peds/Med/OB/Psy) 8 Credit hours Pre-requisite: N/A

Concepts and principles of obstetrics nursing; nursing care for normal and high risk pregnant women during antenatal, natal and post natal periods in hospitals and the community settings.

BIOL 107 (Human Biology) 4 Credit Hours
ENGL 101 (English) 3 Credit Hours

Basic communication course emphasizing listening, constructive or clear thinking, basic writing and speaking abilities. Includes reading and discussion of short prose selections intended to develop both the reading and writing skills of the students with emphasis on organization and development of ideas; writing of effective paragraphs and short compositions. 

COSC 101: (Intro. to Computer Application) 3 Credit Hours Prerequisite: Pass Placement Exams.

This course, which is a requirement for all students irrespective of their areas of specialty, is an introduction to computer application with 80% practical orientation. The students learn about the evolution of computer, the classification, the components of the computer and their functions, significance; indispensability of computers in our contemporary world; the practical applicability of computer in a real time situation. Introduces students to Microsoft Word Processing and data manipulation.

CHEM 101(Intro. to General Chemistry) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: N/A

A general concept of the fundamental laws and theories of Chemistry; Gas laws of chemical combinations; Oxidation and reduction, Solutions – kinds and properties; Chemical kinetics, equilibra thermodynamics; Related problems. A study of non-metals, metals and their components; and a brief introduction to the fundamental ideas and the scope of Organic Chemistry. The laboratory work includes experiments, the fundamental laws, rate of reactions; heat of reactions, neutralization, oxidation and reduction; preparation of selected elements and study of their properties.

MATH 101(Algebra) 3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Passing of Placement Examination or Mathematics 003 – non majors. Topics to be covered: Properties of real numbers; Polynomials, Factors; Functions; Graph; Simultaneous equation, quadratic and Linear equations; Inequalities; Functions; Graph; Exponents; Radicals; Equations in three variables; Determinants; Sequences series; Bionomical theorem; Logarithms. 

FREN 101 (Intro to French I) 3 credit Hours.

This course is taught using audio-visual method. Pronunciation and syntax are improved through written drills and exercises.

BIOL 108 (Human Biology II) 4 Credit Hours  Pre-requisite: BIOL 101

General survey of the Phyla and classes of the animal kingdom and detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology.Emphasis placed on Human Biology.

ENGL 102 (English) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: ENGL 101

Instruction in writing original composition, short essays, short stories, and poetry; to enhance basic written and oral communication skills.

CHEM 102 (General Chemistry II) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: CHEM 101

Extended study of Inorganic Chemistry from the standpoint of periodic classification of elements; Classification of elements according to electronic structure of elements; types of linkages; Modern theory and complex compounds.

COSC 102: (Intro. to Microcomputer) 3 Credit Hrs. Prerequisite: COSC 101

A required course for all students regardless of discipline. This course is 80% practical oriented and is focused on data processing using spreadsheet. It provides students hands-on training in electronic spreadsheet using MS Excel 2010. Teaches general concept and processes of management information system, payroll calculation, petty-cash flow, data query, pivot/chart depiction of data, data integrity. PowerPoint and Presentation.



FREN 102 (Intro to French II) 3 Credit Hours

Emphasis on grammatical construct of the French Language. Pronunciation and syntax are improved through written drills and exercises.

MATH 102 (Algebra II) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: MATH 101

Measurement of angles; Radian measure; Arc length; Trigonometric ratios and functions; solution of right angled triangle; Applications; Heights and distances, problems on navigation; reduction of trigonometric functions of angles of any magnitude to acute angles; Graphs of Sine, Cosine, and Tangent, Identities; Equations, Sum and difference formulae; Solution of any triangle (Oblique).

MATH 201 (Biostatistics I) 3 Credit Hours.

Statistical science and its application to problem to problem of human health.

ENGL 201 (English) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: ENGL 102

Integrated program which places emphasis on the effective development of basic communication skills such as reading comprehensive and writing. It is a study of styles as manifested through some selected narratives, expository, descriptive and argumentative prose and poetic works in English. Summary (précis) and narrative writing skills are fostered, and students are ultimately exposed to the methods and techniques of writing short research papers.

ENSC 201 (Environmental Health II) 3 Credit Hours
EPID 203 (Principals of Epidemiology) 3 Credit Hours.

An overview on the various kinds of case study, incidence, distribution and possible control of diseases and factors relating to health.

PUBH 201 (Intro. to Public Health) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: N/A

General overview of public health, concepts and strategies. Planned approach to community health, environment and diseases.

PHED 101 (Physical Education): 1 Credit
SOSC 201 (Liberian Society): 3 Credits
MATH 202 (Biostatistics II) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: MATH 201

Advanced statistical science and its application to problem of human health.

ENSC 202 (Environmental Health II) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: ENSC 201

A functional approach to the study of the environments with emphasis on air, water and soil.

PUBH 204 (Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: N/A
PUBH 202 (Public Health Nutrition) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: N/A

Nutritional elements and needs of persons across the lifespan; Psycho-social factors influencing eating habits;promotion of health; and in the provision of therapeutic diet in health and illness. The role of nutrition in the prevention of diseases will be emphasized. 

PUBH 205 (Primary Health Care) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: N/A

Concepts of primary health care relative to rural settings in Liberia; relevant and appropriate interventions to promote health and prevent diseases amongst individuals, families and communities.

PUBH 301 (Ethical Issues in Health) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: N/A

Professional, legal and ethical frameworks used in decision-making in health. Principles of professional practice and regulation relevant to public health.

PUBH 302 (Practicum) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: N/A

Supervised practical application in public health; part time student teaching placement that occurs before graduation.

PUBH 306 (Epidemiology of Non-Infectious Diseases) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: N/A
PUBH 307 (Software DataAnalysis) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: N/A

Designed for students learn  various types of data base system and application; analyze of data acquired during research.

 

PUBH 308 (Research Methodology) 3 Credit Hours

Scientific inquiry, critical appraisal and research process; basic fundamental knowledge and skills to ethically conduct research;  data collection and related research activities.

PUBH 303 (Practicum) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: PUBH 302

Concepts and principles of obstetrics nursing; nursing care for normal and high risk pregnant women during antenatal, natal and post natal periods in hospitals and the community settings.

PUBH 309 (Research Paper) 3 Credit Hours

Application of research methodology; presentation of research project .

PUBH 310 (Gender Issues in Health) 3 Credit Hours

Roles and behaviors of men and women in a given culture.

PUBH 312 (Maternal Health) 3 Credit Hours

Health of women during pregnancy; childbirth and postpartum period; information on treatments from birth control to mammograms.

PUBH 313 (Public Health Seminar) 3 Credit Hours

Discussions  and presentation of various  public health issues.