The course deals with the health of the family during its child bearing and child rearing years, emphasizing the needs of mother and the newborn during the maternal cycle, the role of the nurse in family planning and genetic counseling. History of maternal and child health nursing. National and International. The reproductive phase of the life cycle. Obstetric and gynecological conditions. Family planning and family health. Application of the nine tenets of P.H.C. Child welfare and school health programmes. Family health care.