Departmental History

The Department of Mental Health Nursing was founded as a teaching department since the University of Nursing, Mandalay had been established on 28th November, 1998. It was initially run by Daw Khin Win Cho (Tutor), and handed over by Daw Than Aye (Assistant Lecturer) in January, 2000. Professor U Mehn Pho Nyein was appointed as a very first Professor/Head from October, 2000 to March, 2004, took over by Pofessor Daw Than Than Swe (2004-2009), Professor Dr. Tin Tin Kyaw (2009-2018) and Professor Daw Nang Awng (2018-2020). Dr. Moe Thida (Associate Professor/Head) has led the department since August, 2020. Currently, the head and 18 faculty members are running the departmental activities to offer the undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health Nursing.

Departmental Objectives

The department aims to offer the undergraduate and postgraduate courses to nursing students to be able to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitude of mental health nursing with application of nursing process in mental health care settings including clinical and community settings. As an additional objective, it also aims to offer undergraduate courses to the nurses to become specialized in mental health nursing and Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Nursing

Courses

Undergraduate courses

  1. First Year, N.Sc (Generic) Course
  2. Third Year, N.Sc (Generic) Course
  3. Fourth Year, N.Sc (Generic) Course
  4. N.Sc (Bridge) (On-campus) Course
  5. First Year, B.N.Sc (Bridge) ( Off-campus) Course
  6. Second Year, B.N.Sc (Bridge) ( Off-campus) Course
  7. Diploma in Specialty nursing ( Mental Health Nursing) Course
  8. Diploma in Specialty nursing ( Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Nursing) Course

 Postgraduate courses

  1. First Year, M.N.Sc (Mental Health Nursing) Course
  2. Second Year,  M.N.Sc (Mental Health Nursing) Course
  3. First Year, M.N.Sc (General Nursing) Course
  4. Second Year M.N.Sc (General Nursing) Course

Curriculum

First Year, B.N.Sc (Generic) Course

Year/

Semester

Course code

Course title

Credit

(T-L-P-S)

Year 1, Semester 2

COMM 2111

Communication and Interpersonal Relationships in Nursing and Midwifery

3(2-2-0-6)

Year 1, Semester 2

PSYC 2111

General Psychology

2(2-0-0-4)

Year 1, Semester 2

SOCI 2111

Sociology

3(3-0-0-6)

Year 1, Semester 3

PSYC 2112

Developmental Psychology

2(2-0-0-4)

 

Total

10(9-2-0-20)



Third  Year,
B.N.Sc (Generic) Course

Year/

Semester

Course code

Course title

Credit

(T-L-P-S)

Year 3, Semester 2

NUME 2311

Mental Health Nursing 1

3 (3-0-0-6)

Year 3, Semester 2

NUME 2391

Mental Health Nursing Practice-1

2 (0-0-8-4)

 

Total

5 (3-0-8-10)

 

Fourth Year, B.N.Sc (Generic) Course

Year/

Semester

Course code

Course title

Credit

(T-L-P-S)

Year 4, Semester 1

NUME 2411

Mental Health Nursing 2

2 (2-0-0-4)

Year 4, Semester 1

NUME 2491

Mental Health Nursing Practice-2

2 (0-0-8-4)

 

Total

4 (4-0-8-8)

 

B.N.Sc (Bridge) (On-campus) Course

Year/

Semester

Course code

Course title

Credit

(T-L-P-S)

Year 1, Semester 1

NUFN 3411

Critical Thinking in Nursing and Midwifery

3 (2-2-0-6)

Year 1, Semester 2

NUFN 3415

Teaching and Learning in Nursing and Midwifery Education

3 (2-2-0-6)

Year 1, Semester 3

NUME 3491

Independent Study in Mental Health Nursing

3 (0-0-12-6)

 

Total

9 (4-4-12-6)

 

First Year, B.N.Sc (Bridge) ( Off-campus) Course

Year/

Semester

Course code

Course title

Credit

(T-L-P-S)

Year 1, Semester 1

NUFN 3411

Critical Thinking in Nursing and Midwifery

3 (2-2-0-6)

 

Total

3 (2-2-0-6)

                                                                                   

Second Year, B.N.Sc (Bridge) ( Off-campus) Course

Year/

Semester

Course code

Course title

Credit

(T-L-P-S)

Year 2, Semester 2

NUFN 3415

Teaching and Learning in Nursing and Midwifery Education

3 (2-2-0-6)

Year 2, Semester 3

NUME 3491

Independent Study in Mental Health Nursing

3 (0-0-12-6)

 

 

Total

6 (2-2-12-6)

 

Diploma in Specialty nursing (Mental Health Nursing) Course

Code

Course title

Credit

PSYC 1113

Developmental Psychology

1(1-0-0-2)

SOCI 1113

Sociology

1(1-0-0-2)

NUME 1111

Basic concept of mental health nursing

1 (1-0-0-2)

NUME 1112

Principles and practices of psychiatric mental health nursing

1 (1-0-0-2)

NUME 1113

Management of clients with common mental disorders in  mental health care setting I

2 (2-0-0-4)

NUME 1193

Mental Health nursing practicum (Mental Health Hospital Setting) I

4(0-0-16-8)

NUME 1114

Community mental health nursing

1(1-0-0-2)

NUME1194

Community mental health nursing practicum (Community Setting)

2(0-0-8-4)

NUME 1115

Management of clients with common mental disorders in  mental health care setting II

3 (3-0-0-6)

NUME 1195

Mental Health nursing practicum (Mental Health Hospital Setting) IIA

3(0-0-12-6)

NUME 1195

Mental Health nursing practicum (Mental Health Hospital Setting) IIB

3(0-0-12-6)

 

Total

22 (10-0-48-44)


Diploma in Specialty nursing (Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Nursing) Course

 

Course Title

Credit (T-L-P-S)

I.

Introduction course                                                                      

2(2-0-0-8)

II.

Specialized Course

 

 

A.  Ophthalmology

10 (5-0-20-20)

 

B.   Otorhinolaryngology, head and neck nursing                 

10 (5-0-20-20)

 

Total

22(12-0-40-48)

              
First Year, M.N.Sc
(Mental Health Nursing) Course

  1. The emergence of a theoretical base for nursing
  2. Sociology and sociology of Health care
  3. Advanced developmental psychology
  4. Advanced Neurological and mental assessment
  5. Psychopharmacology
  6. Nursing therapeutics and treatment modalities
  7. Advanced psychiatric-mental health nursing I

Second Year, M.N.Sc (Mental Health Nursing) Course

 Advanced psychiatric-mental health nursing II

First Year, M.N.Sc (General Nursing) Course

The emergence of a theoretical base for nursing

Second Year M.N.Sc (General Nursing) Course

Mental Health Nursing

Teaching Faculties (Mental Health Nursing)

Head of Department
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Moe Thida BNSc, MNSc (General Nursing), PhD (Nursing) (Mahidol)
Former Heads  
Prof. Daw Nang Awng 2018-2020
Prof. Dr. Tin Tin Kyaw 2009-2018
Prof. U Mehn Pho Nyein 2000-2004
Prof. Daw Than Than Swe 2004-2009
Lecturer  
Daw Cho Mar Win BNSc, MNSc
Assistant Lecturers  
Daw Aye Aye Mar  
Daw Moe Sanda Win  

 

Senior Tutor

Tutor  
Daw Naing Naing Maw  
Daw Nyein Nyein Aye  
Daw Than Than Yee  
Daw Aye Theint Theint Aung  
Daw May Thu Myint  
Instructor  
Daw Lwin Lwin Than  
Daw Myo Zin Ei  
Daw Thet Phu Zin  
Daw Ei Phyu Mon  
Daw Ei Cho Zin  
Daw Thinzar Tun  
Daw Seint Seint Thu  
Daw Lynn Thwe Thwe Aung  
U Nyi Nyi Lwin  
U Kyaw Thura