Departmental History

The Department of Mental Health Nursing was established on 28th November, 1998. It was run initially by Daw Khin Win Cho (Tutor) from 21-9-1998 to 31-10-2000.The  Department was run by Daw Than Aye (Assistant Lecturer) from 3-1-2000 to 24-5-2005. Then, U Mehn Pho Nyein was appointed as Professor/Head and served the Department from 16-10-2000 to 10-3-2004. After that, Daw Than Than Swe has become Lecturer and Head of the Department since 13-3-2004 and she was promoted as Professor on 25th January 2007. Since she retired, Daw Tin Tin Kyaw was appointed as Lecturer and Head of the Department on 27th February 2009.

Departmental Objectives

At the end of the course the student should be able to:
Acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes by studying the individual in society, social groups, community interactions, social relationships, behavioural patterns in society including factors leading to deviant behaviour/unhealthy life styles and the nursing application to the health needs of individual, family, and community.


Course Outline

At the end of the course, students should be able to increase in knowledge, skills and attitudes concerning mental health nursing.
The students should study the individual in society, social groups, community interactions, social relationships, behavioral patterns in society including factors leading to deviant behavior/unhealthy life styles. Then, they should apply their skills to the health needs of individual, family and community.

First Year B.N.Sc (Generic) Course

Psychology

1. Foundations of Psychology
2. Learning
3. Intelligence
4. Memory
5. Motivation and Emotion
6. Personality

Sociology I

1. Different perspectives of sociology
2. Culture
3. Social structure

Second Year B.N.Sc (Generic) Course

Developmental Psychology

1. Beginning of Life Cycle
2. The First Two Years of Life
3. Preschool Age
4. Later Childhood
5. Adolescence and Growth

Sociology II

1. System of stratification
2. Social mobility
3. Social institution

Communication Skills

1. Definition of communication
2. The communication process
3. Models of communication
4. One-way and two-way communication
5. Communication channels
6. Communication styles
7. Effective Communication skills
8. Pitfalls of interviewing: Common ways of hindering communication

Dynamics of Group Behavior

1. Definition of group
2. Issues in group dynamics
3. Understanding group process
4. How people behave in groups
5. The phases of group reorganization

Third Year B.N.Sc (Generic) Course

Mental Health Nursing

  1. Overview of historical development of mental health nursing practice
  2. Metal health concepts
  3. Standards of mental health nursing practice
  4. Understanding of self and others
  5. Stress and mental health
  6. Maladaptive behavior
  7. Coping through psycho-physiological responses
  8. Community mental health nursing
  9. Family therapy
10. Mental health practice model
11. Relaxation technique
12. Trust/Mistrust
13. Dependence/independence
14. Fear and anxiety
15. Psychological principles in nursing practice

Fourth Year B.N.Sc (Generic) Course

Mental Health Nursing

1. Legal aspects of mental health nursing practice
2. Psychopathology
3. Physical and metal assessment
4. Behavioral Concepts (Agitation, Aggression, Hallucinations, Manic etc)
5. Therapeutic Modalities

First Year B.N.Sc (Bridge) Course

Behavioral Science

Review of General Psychology

1. Foundations of Psychology
2. Learning
3. Intelligence
4. Memory
5. Motivation and Emotion
6. Personality

Developmental Psychology

1. Beginning of Life Cycle
2. The First Two Years of Life
3. Preschool Age
4. Later Childhood
5. Adolescence and Growth

Sociology

1. Introduction of sociology
2. Culture
3. Emotional contamination

Mental Health Nursing

  1. Overview of historical development of mental health nursing practice
  2. Metal health concepts
  3. Standards of mental health nursing practice
  4. Understanding of self and others
  5. Stress and mental health
  6. Maladaptive behavior
  7. Coping through psycho-physiological responses
  8. Community mental health nursing
  9. Family therapy
10. Mental health practice model
11. Relaxation technique
12. Trust/Mistrust
13. Dependence/independence
14. Fear and anxiety
15. Psychological Principles in Nursing Practice

Second Year B.N.Sc (Bridge) Course

Mental Health Nursing

1. Legal aspects of mental health nursing practice
2. Psychopathology
3. Physical and metal assessment
4. Behavioral Concepts (Agitation, Aggression, Hallucinations, Manic etc)
5. Therapeutic Modalities

First Year M.N.Sc

The emergence of a theoretical base for nursing

1. The historical development of nursing knowledge.
2. Knowledge and knowing in nursing.
3. The physical science and nursing knowledge.
4. Sociology and nursing knowledge.
5. Psychology and nursing knowledge
6. Approaches to knowledge development in nursing.
7. Generating theories in nursing.

Second Year M.N.Sc

Mental Health Nursing

1. Theoretical and conceptual basis for psychiatric/mental health nursing.
2. Health care delivery system: current and future issues.
3. Psychiatric disorders and specialized psychiatric treatment programmes.
4. Application of nursing process to clients with psychiatric problems.

Teaching Faculties (Mental Health Nursing)

Head of Department
Daw Tin Tin Kyaw BA, History Qualified, BNSc, MNSc,
Cert: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (Chiang Mai),
Dip.Med.Edu
Former Heads  
Mehn Pho Nyein 2000-2004
Daw Than Than Swe 2004-2009
Assistant Lecturers  
Daw Cho Mar Win BNSc, MNSc
Daw Aye Aye Mar  
Daw Moe Sanda Win  

 

Senior Tutor

Senior Tutor  
Daw Sandar Min  
Tutor  
Daw Naing Naing Maw  
Daw Nyein Nyein Aye  
Daw Than Than Yee  
Daw Aye Theint Theint Aung  
Daw Myitzu Han  
Instructor  
Daw Lwin Lwin Thant  
Daw Myo Zin Ei  
Daw Hlaing May Oo  
Daw Thet Phoo Zin  
Daw Aye Mya Thandar  
Daw Ei Phyu Mon  
Daw Ei Cho Zin  
Daw Thinzar Htun  
Daw Seint Seint Thu  
Daw Lynn Thwe Thwe Aung  

 

Daw Zam En Hau  
Daw Thiri  
Daw Ei Ei  
Daw May Pwint Khin  
Daw Phyo Pa Pa Kyaw  
Daw Thanda Khaing Aung  
Daw Hsu Wai Aung  
Daw Aye Nu Myo  
Daw Hnin Nwe Soe