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TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION

Academic plan: The Department of child Health Nursing was established in the year 2006 with the objective to assist the students in developing expertise and in depth understanding in the field of Child Health Nursing.

KGNC is affiliated to Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Deemed University in the under the guidance of year 2009. We are following the curriculum and co-curricular activities under the guidance of Board of Studies. Master rotation / Clinical rotation plan made to meet the requirements of theory and practical hours for B.Sc (N) 90 & 360 hours, for P.B.B.Sc (N) 60 & 240 hours and M.Sc (N) 150 & 360 hours respectively. To accomplish these students are sent various pediatric wards related to child health for their clinical posting.

Faculty Allotment, Student-Teacher Ratio: Theory topics and procedures will be divided for every faculty by HOD of Child Health department.
The teacher students ratio in UG is 1:10, P.B.B.Sc 1:4 and PG 1:1 is maintained, clinical supervision and other activities are guided by above mentioned ratio.
Clinical and practical sessions: Students will be posted in Clinical according to their clinical requirements. During clinical session students are supervised for various procedures like history collection, physical assessment, anthropometric assessment, clinical presentation, procedure demonstration, health education etc.

Internal Assessment: Internal assessment marks for theory is documented based on the student's performance in unit test, revision test, model exam, assignments, practical assessment is by clinical evaluation, records, spot test, and health education, case study & model practical examination
Tutorial Classes: Based on the overall performance, slow learners are identified; tutorial classes and counselling session are arranged.

Mentor Mentee Programme:
The child health nursing department is conducting a mentor mentee program in the ratio of 1:9. The mentor periodically monitors the mentees and provides guidance to improve the academic performances. Slow learners are identified and additional guidance are given by the mentors to improve the academic performance of the students.

Advanced learners are also identified and are motivated to participate and present papers in intercollegiate quiz program, essay competitions, poster presentation, scientific academic forum, journal club, seminars and panel discussion.

Result Analysis: Result register providers the information about the progress of the students. Students are graded according to their performance – Excellent, Distinction, First Class, Second Class, Average and poor. Students are awarded for their best performance in theory and clinical.

Year Appeared Distinction I Class II Class
2009 (Dec) 77 39 38 -
2008 (Dec) 65 45 20 -
2007 (Dec) 44 3 41 -
2006 (Dec) 46 2 44 -


Feedback : Department will get the feedback from the students on faculty, subject, and course to analyze and improve the status and quality of teaching and learning practices. A feed back from parents is also received about the institution.

LEARNING RESOURCES

1. CLINICAL POSTING:

The clinical posting provides real field in practicing nursing care procedure and helps the students to learn the skill in various aspect under faculty supervision.

  • NURSING ROUNDS: Nursing round aid the student to learn about disease, pattern of care and treatment.
  • WARD TEACHING PROGRAMME : It helps t utilize and integrate classroom instruction. It also aids the student to make correct application of scientific principles basic to the nursing activity.
  • CASE METHOD: Case method is used in three forms (ie) case study, case analysis, case incident technique. In case study/case presentation, the student will be given opportunity to provide nursing care for specific client and prepare care study by comparing with the text.
  • GROUP DISCUSSION: It provides opportunity to co-operate with others in the solving of a problem and also to learn how to adjust to social situation.
  • BEDSIDE CLINIC: The teacher users their opportunity to demonstrate and help the student to identify the needs of the patient.
  • PROCEDURE DEMONSTRATION: It helps to establishing rapport with patient and maintains nursing student-patient relationship. It provides natural setting to develop skill and capacity for the student.

2. LIBRARY:

The Library has latest edition of all essential text books, thesis, journal with computer & internet facilities It Provides pleasant environment for the students with adequate seating, lighting and ventilation.

3. OBSERVATION VISIT
It helps to meet the curriculum requirement and also to get hands on information about the place of the visits.

STUDENTS' SUPPORT ACTIVITY

Grievance Handling: The VII semester B.Sc (N) students felt that few units in Child health nursing were difficult for them to understand. Extra classes were taken and special attention was given. Regarding clinical, the VII semester B.Sc (N) students felt that they did not get adequate exposure, in NICU. The problem was discussed with HOD of Child health Nursing, it was planned that they would be rotated in two shifts (morning and evening) & thus fulfilling their requirements.

Counselling: Students with personal problem, approaches the class coordinator. She arranges for the counselling session, identify the student's problem and guide the student to take decision and help the students to find solution for the problem.

Faculty also identifies the slow learners and in disciplined students. Adequate counselling is provided to modify their behaviour.

Parent Teacher Interaction: Parent teacher interaction sessions will be conducted to identity the students & parents problem and suggestions would be given.

Motivational Programme: To boost up the morale & their confident levels, the students are motivated by means of appreciation & prizes. The slow learners are also motivate. Repeat tests are conducted.

Governance and leadership

Discipline & culture : The Students are highly disciplined and they abide by the rules & regulations laid down by the college. They are punctual and they maintain their dress code. Students who fail to follow the rules and regulation is brought to the notice of the Principal and necessary disciplinary action is taken. The College has an anti-ragging committee that maintains the professional decorum. The students are well behaved; they maintain their dignity and keep up the name of their profession.

Activity Reports Pertaining to Department of child Health Nursing
As a part of the world Breast Feeding Celebrations, every year Role play, Puppet shows, Lilliput, Mime and Quiz programmes is being organized by the department of child health nursing. Students actively participate in these programmes both in the hospital as well as in the community set up. Intercollegiate quiz competition is conducted and students from various colleges of Pondicherry participate in it. Apart from these, students do participate in posters; essay competitions organized by the paediatrics department, MGMC & RI and have bagged several prizes.

Students too are taken for observational visit, like child guidance clinics, school for mentally, physically challenged and Anganwadi centres, where the students observe the service & care rendered. The students submit their report and are much benefitted as they have a direct observation, which has got a lasting impression in their minds.

The students take part in pulse polio immunization and also go in for door- door survey. They conduct school health programmes, nutritional programme and with great zeal participate in camps organized by MGMC & RI.

Departmental Meetings:
Every month departmental meetings will be held that will be chaired by the Head of the Department of Child Health Nursing.

At the commencement of each semester master rotation plans. Clinical rotation plans, allotment of units for various faculty members, health education topics and their clinical requirements will be discussed. The tentative schedule for the conduct of test and record submission will be discussed. The faculty will be instructed to look into the student progress a discipline. Review meeting is conducted every month to watch out if the theory and practical classes go in par with the planned schedule.

The college and the various department function under the able guidance and direction from the Dean who always emphasis on striving for academic excellence.

INNOVATIVE PRACTICES

The department of CHN follows various innovative practices which go a long way in building and strengthening the department.

1) Spot Test: Articles of clinical interest are collected and displayed in the MCH lab. The students are then asked to write the salient features of each item on display. This helps students in identifying and learning about the article in detail.

2) Immunization Clinic: The VII semester students are posted in the 'Immunization Clinic', run by the department of Child Health. They are able to administer various vaccinations. This gives them the opportunity to practice what they learn.

3) Pulse Polio: The clinical experience of our students are enriched by coordinating our community services with those offered by the Govt. Pulse-polio immunization is one such programme students take active participation in it and also in the door-to-door survey.

4) Role play: Students enact various topics which will be easily understood by the general public.

5) Lilliput: In a very novel way the students educate children. This not only enthrals the paediatric audience, but also makes sure that the message goes through.

6) Puppet Show: Puppets come to life, as they are handled deftly and efficiently by our students. 'Puppet shows' are staged during the celebration of important days.

7) Poster Presentation: A theme related to the subject is chosen and students are asked to prepare posters based...on the theme. Winners are encouraged with prizes.

8) Quiz: Quiz competitions are conducted on important days related to 'Child Health' or in collaboration with SAF – KGNC.

9) Children's day Celebration: Every year, on 14th November students of KGNC along with the Department of Child Health, MGMC join together to put-up an entertaining show at the paediatric ward & paediatric OPD. The children are treated to songs, puppet shows, Lilliput, skits etc., Drawing competitions for the children are held and prizes given. Snacks are also distributed.

10) Vital Days Celebration: All important days are celebrated by conducting either seminars or panel discussion, based on the theme for the day.

11) Play Materials: The students of KGNC have jointly contributed towards the purchase to toys to be used by paediatric patients in the ward. In the classroom set-up too, they prepare play articles out of cheaply available things. Day-to-day articles are turned into beautiful toys innovatively. These are used by the students in the clinical area.

12) Preparation of Models: Students were divided into groups and were asked to prepare models like Incubator, phototherapy apparatus etc. These are displayed in the MCH Lab.

13) Coaching: Class schedules are put-up regularly and it is seen to it that the students are given intense coaching as per schedule.

14) Special Coaching for Slow Learners: Based on the internal assessment marks and the general performance in the class, some of the slow-learners are separated. Special coaching classes are planned and carried out. Special attention is given for these students, so that they are better prepared to face the exam.

15) Progress Report: A report of the academic performance of each student, along with their conduct, is sent to the parents, once every 3 months.

16) Self Development: Students have ample opportunity to develop themselves by participating in Scientific and Academic Forum, Journal Club, Red Ribbon Club, Integrated Teaching programme, National Service Scheme etc.,

17) Group Research: Students take up the task of conducting research on 'Evidence Based Practices', in group. This is done in both community and hospital set-up.

18) Feedback: A sincere feedback on the activities of the department is received from the students, faculty and HOD. This helps to know both the positive and negative aspects of the department. It serves as an important tool in developing the department in the right way.

19) Return Demonstration: Each procedure, according to the requirement, is demonstrated to the students by the faculty, in the demo room. To know the level or understanding of the students, each student is asked to re-do the procedure in the presence of the teacher. This helps the students to be thorough with the procedure before carrying it out on patients.

20) Interactive Sessions: Apart from the lectures, interactive sessions are held with the students. This session help the students to come out with doubts that are clarified by the teachers. Also, specific valuable points towards the development of the department are discussed.

21) Subject Records: As an innovative approach, record books were given to the students. Important topics and diagrams were indexed. Students complete the same within the stipulated time & submit to the teachers, which are then evaluated. This is done, so that, students are prepared for the examination in not only the theoretical part, but also diagrams.

22) Use of CD & DVD: Teachers of this department regularly use CD's & DVD's as AV aids during their lecture.

23) E- learning: Students are given assignments which encourages them to use the internet, Websites like medscape, medline, pubmed, cochrane, cinhal are the most common sites used by our students.

24) Mentor – Mentee Programme: Since individual attention is not possible within the constraints of a classroom, the students are divided among the faculty of this department. Each individual student is given special care & attention. This makes the student to put in more effort and the result of this combined effort by the teacher & the student is well – seen during the exams.

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