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Course Description

Credit Units: 3
Lecturer: Dr. IKWUKA A.O. (MD, Sp. Cert., PhD Medicine) Email Id:, College of Health Sciences, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Course description:

This course is designed to prepare the nursing students to identify the causes, pathogenetic mechanisms, clinical features, diagnoses and different methods of management of diseases of the renal, endocrine, nervous, musculoskeletal and integumentary systems. 

Learning Outcomes/Objectives: 

  • Apply knowledge derived from the bio/psycho/social models and nursing to achieve deliberative and competent decision-making that is grounded in evidence-based practice to achieve best nursing practice outcomes for patients with multisystem disorders. 
  • Perform nursing skills safely and effectively. Administer nursing care based on the patients present bio-psycho-social-cultural-spiritual situation. Determine the patients priority of needs and plan nursing care accordingly. 
  • Collaborate with patients, families and health care personnel to achieve positive patient outcomes. 
  • Utilise therapeutic communication skills, guidance and support in interacting with the adult patients, their families and to record observations in a proper sequence and format. 
  • Utilise information literacy skills to integrate research findings that guide (or lead to) best nursing practice decisions. 

This course includes the following lecture themes: The themes listed below shall be discussed under the following headings: 

  • Introduction: Review of the structures and functions of the system involved 
  • Causes 
  • Pathogenesis 
  • Clinical features 
  • Diagnostic methods 
  • Medical treatment 
  • Nursing Care 

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  • Prevention 
  • Health education 
  1. Diseases of the Renal System: Acute kidney injury (AKI); Chronic kidney disease (CKD); Acute Glomerulonephritis; Chronic Glomerulonephritis; Pyelonephritis; Nephrotic syndrome; Nephritic syndrome. 
  2. Diseases of the Endocrine System: Diabetes mellitus; Acute and Chronic complications of 

diabetes mellitus. 

  1. Diseases of the Endocrine System: Hyperthyroidism; Hypothyroidism; 

Hyperparathyroidism; Hypoparathyroidism. 

  1. Diseases of the Endocrine System: Addisons disease; Cushings disease; 


  1. Diseases of the Nervous System: Meningitis; Cerebrovascular accident; Multiple 

sclerosis; Parkinsons disease. 

  1. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System: Osteomyelitis; Metabolic bone disorders Gout; 

Rheumatoid arthritis. 

  1. Diseases of the Integumentary System/Skin: Skin lesions (macules, papules, pustules, 

etc); Non-infectious skin lesions Acne vulgaris; seborrheic dermatitis. 

  1. Allergic disorders Urticaria, angioedema. 

Methods of Instruction: 

  • Lectures 
  • Tutorials 
  • Discussion groups 
  • Guest lectures 
  • Projects (e.g. case studies, poster presentation, seminar presentation) 
  • Reading of articles from relevant scientific journals 

Methods of Course Assessment: Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the university policy. The lecturer will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following: 

Criteria Marks 

Individual Works/Tasks 10 

Class Tests 10 

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Class Assignments 10 

Final Examination 70 

TOTAL 100 

Pre-requisite course: NSC 310 – Medical Nursing I 

Co-requisite courses: NSC 321 – Medical Nursing Practical II NSC 322 – Surgical Nursing II NSC 323 – Surgical Nursing Practical II 

Recommended Reference Materials: Textbooks 

  1. Harding, Kwong, Roberts, et al – Lewiss Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and 

Management of Clinical Problems, 11th edition 2. Doenges, Moorhouse, Murr – Nurses Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized 

Interventions, and Rationales, 15th edition 3. Lynn Pamela Taylors Clinical Nursing Skills: A Nursing Process Approach, 5th edition 


  1. American Journal of Nursing Science ( 2. Journal of Managed Care Nursing ( 3. Journal of Nursing Today ( 

Web 1. 

  1. 3.

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