Course Module and Synopsis
Evaluating Practice Through Theories and Models – NUR09113 (20 Credits @ Level 9)
In this module you will learn to develop your knowledge and skills in evaluating an aspect of care management using theories and/or models to develop and enhance care. You will make recommendations to develop and enhance care for an individual or group of service users.
Health Promotion – HLT08102 (20 credits @ Level 8)
You will look at a broad overview of health promotion principles with a particular focus on inequalities. There will be discussions on why some people have fewer possibilities in life and why others have better access to health and health services. You will also examine why it is important to do health improvement work in key settings, such as schools, with examples supported by guest speakers. This will allow you to see how theory relates to real world examples. In class discussions you will develop your understanding of how health promotion seeks to reduce inequality. There will be some choice of the focus you take in the assignments to allow you to apply what you study.
Innovation and Change (NMS09101 (20 Credits at Level 9)
This module will prepare you to understand the process of innovation and change. The ability to understand the factors which influence strategic change, which is then made operational at care level, will equip you to contribute to the management of the change process.
Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Practice
(NUR09114 (20 Credits @ Level 9)
In this module you will learn about the best available evidence in creating a clinical learning environment for learners within your own area of practice. Using a case study, you will be able to apply this evidence based on your own area of practice.
Pharmacology (NUR09100 (20 Credits @ Level 9)
In this module you will further develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of pharmacology and you will be able to apply them to groups of drugs used within their clinical practice.
Using a biological, systems-based approach, the module will address the groups of drugs which affect selected systems and will address additional areas, such as antibiotics and the effects of pharmacological intervention across the lifespan.
Principles of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
NMS09100 (20 Credits @ Level 9)
This module will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the different types of evidence that may be used to inform practice. Specifically, you will explore different approaches to undertaking research and will have the opportunity to develop your skills to critique research and its relevance to practice. You will also consider factors which will promote or hinder the implementation of evidence to practice.
After completion of this module, you will have the knowledge and skills to be able to appraise evidence and evaluate its appropriateness for implementation in your practice.
Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Health Care
ADN08102 (20 Credits @ Level 8)
This module will enable you to examine professional, ethical, and legal issues relevant to healthcare and will provide you with the opportunity to apply relevant theory to your own day-to-day clinical practice. You will be encouraged to take a person-centered approach to healthcare provision and to examine the values that underpin your practice in terms of delivering compassionate care. You will be required to actively engage with the subject matter of the module and to review, reflect upon and refine future practice.
Assessment of Acute Illness & Health Assessment
NUR09115 (20 Credits @ Level 9)
The module will teach you how to assess acute physical illness and deterioration through studying theoretical, research-based content on and applying to practical skills stations and to scenarios utilising medium fidelity simulators and actor patients within the clinical skills laboratory.
Following each scenario, there will be the opportunity to “debrief” and critically reflect on your actions.The theoretical content and skills stations are all developed to emphasis a systematic approach to person-centred care, patient assessment and clinical decision making.