Department of Health Sciences

Program Objectives

Program Requirement

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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). 

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

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.

Study of cardiovascular, nervous and endoria system.

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

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

 

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

 

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.

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.  

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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

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

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

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.

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.



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

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).

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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. 

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.

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

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

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

 

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

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.

Application of research methodology; presentation of research project .

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

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

Discussions  and presentation of various  public health issues.