Course Module and Synopsis
Orientation to degree level study(NB30114)
This module will help orientate students to studying and learning at degree level and provide them with the skills required for successful study. Students will be able to explore the attributes that are expected at degree level and examine ways of using practice as a prompt for learning at degree level. This includes exploring how to search and retrieve literature, enhancing digital literacy skills, and developing an understanding of critical thinking and analysis in the context of studying for a degree. Students will also be able to learn about how to avoid plagiarism and to reference their work correctly.
Quality improvement and patient safety(NB30118)
This module will enhance knowledge and understanding of quality improvement and patient safety in various contexts of healthcare. Students will develop their quality and quality improvement, and understand how it impacts on patient safety. Different types of quality improvement methodologies will be examined, and students will explore how to use and implement these methodologies to their own practice. In doing so, a deeper understanding about the differences between quality improvement and research will be gained.
This module will allow students to explore the application of person-centeredness to practice. They will be able to explore and articulate beliefs and values underlying person-centeredness, and critically appraise current evidence, theories and models that underpin person-centred care. Students will also be able to identify how a person-centred approach can be applied to different contexts and different client groups, as well as understanding the potential barriers and challenges to a person-centred practice.
Leading and Managing Change(NB30116)
This module will enable students to explore and develop leadership and decision-making skills, through appraisal and critical reflection. It will encourage students to examine leadership theories and styles as they relate to the student’s area of practice, and develop their understanding of the impact of organisational structure and culture on approaches to leadership. Additionally, students will explore how to make effective decisions, using critical thinking and reflection, and examine the barriers and enablers to effective decision-making.
Learning and Teaching for Practice(NB30119)
This module will allow students to develop their understanding and skills to be able to support and facilitate learning and teaching in practice. They will develop, implement, and evaluate effective strategies to support and enhance learning using best evidence, while also critically examining opportunities for learning and teaching in practice. Students will explore ways in which to assess the performance and progress of learners in the practice environment, and reflect on the implications of individual responsibility and accountability when making decisions on competence.
Health and Physical Assessment(NB30121)
This module will develop student’s knowledge to enhance skills in health and physical assessment. Students will explore several key components of successful assessment which include anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, the purpose of physical assessment, systematic physical examinations of a patient from ‘head-to-toe’, and the main primary techniques of physical examination. By gaining a deeper understanding of these issues, students will be able to explain the significance of physical assessment findings and understand differences between normal and deviations from normal physical health. In doing so, they will be able to consider how deviations from normal physical health may be addressed.
Understanding Research and Statistics(NB30115)
This module will enable students to develop an understanding of essential terms and concepts in research approaches, methods and statistics. They will examine the role of research in evidence-based practice and how to appraise different approaches to research, and explore the essential components of the research process. In doing this, students will gain a deeper understanding of quantitative research methods and approaches to using statistics in research.
Healthcare Ethics and Law(NB30117)
This module will extend students’ understanding of fundamental concepts in healthcare ethics, including how these are applied in practice. Students will be supported to understand local and national law, the legal implications of their professional practice, and how to apply ethical and legal principles to practice. Students will also examine key concepts associated with ethical practice, including informed consent, capacity, maintaining confidentiality and avoiding harm. Additionally, students will be able to appraise the legal implications of practice, including personal and vicarious liability, negligence and accountability.