- Delivering Safe and Effective Care (30 credits)
Develop knowledge and the application of nursing practice interventions, enabling you to provide evidence-based, safe, and compassionate physical and psychological care. You will learn how to formulate a nursing plan of care and undertake observations and clinical interventions with less direct supervision.
You will explore carer and user perspectives in interprofessional care settings in order to illuminate personal experiences of interprofessional care. Ethical issues in the context of interprofessional working will be used to drive discussion and debate and will provide insight into challenges faced from a variety of professional viewpoints. Alongside these core issues you will also study the impact of information technology, healthcare informatics and issues in transcultural healthcare provision.
- Using Health Research Methods and Critical Appraisal Improve Nursing Practice (30 credits)
Gain a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to your own research and advanced scholarship. You will be required to evaluate methodologies and apply critiques of them, synthesizing and evaluating previous studies to identify future research. These higher level skills will demonstrate your critical awareness of contemporary issues in nursing, enabling you to be at the forefront of your discipline.
You will develop your knowledge and skills enabling you to apply evidence-based practice to your nursing practice and ensuring you provide, safe and compassionate nursing care. You will use the knowledge and skills gained in this module to create a project proposal on improving safety and quality of care.
- Holistic Nursing for Altered Physiology to Promote Wellbeing (30 credits)
Gain knowledge of major pathological and physiological changes in the human body, occurring as a result of common diseases, and disease processes. Utilising a thorough knowledge of these changes, you will explore the manifestations, impacts and interventions of illness and disease.
Building on your knowledge of physical and human sciences, you will be facilitated to critically explore altered pathological and physiological change and its impact on patient wellbeing from a holistic perspective. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of these changes and evaluate the implications for nursing practice and multidisciplinary care provision. In addition, co-morbidity and medico pharmaceutical treatments and modalities will be examined, in order to enhance wellbeing and recovery, within the context of ethical and professional frameworks.
- Leading, Managing and Co-ordinating Nursing Care (30 credits)
Develop your knowledge and application of nursing to practice within a range of clinical settings. It will integrate biological, psychological and sociological theory in the context the management of person-centred care. The module will include consideration of care for individuals with complex health needs with emphasis on the concept of co-morbidity and the implications for care this entails.
This module will also enhance your understanding of interprofessional working, and develop leadership and management knowledge and skills when working with and within diverse professional teams. You will have the opportunity to explore your application to healthcare and reflect on personal strengths and along with areas for development.
- Service Improvement Project (Dissertation) (60 credits)
Be at the forefront of professional nursing practice by combining clinical practice with a practical understanding how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline. You will develop a substantive project which is both purposeful to your current or future employer and practical in approach. Emphasis is placed directly upon the context of care or mechanisms of delivery of healthcare and you will be actively encouraged to undertake projects which will have a direct influence upon your particular area of practice and will be co-designed with service users and practice areas.
The aim of the module is ultimately to produce practitioners capable of autonomous critical thinking across every aspect of their role as healthcare providers in the 21st Century.
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