PRINCIPLES OF ACUTE AND CRITICAL CARE PRACTICE - 2017/8

Module code: NUR2146

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

DAVIES A Mrs (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits

15

ECTS Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

B771

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Crosses academic years

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 114

Lecture Hours: 42

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ASSIGNMENT 100

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

  Ability to study at Level 2.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Apply a sound understanding of pathophysiological changes and the psychosocial impact in the assessment and care of clients as well as his/her family and friends.
2 Articulate the elements involved in clinical reasoning and the choice of therapeutic interventions in the acute and critical care environment and consider care decisions in a critical and reflective manner.
3 Analyse the significance of current national health care policies and priorities for the delivery of acute and critical care.
4 Discuss, in the light of moral, ethical and legal perspectives, contemporary issues in acute and critical care such as user involvement,  choice and advocacy, abortion, euthanasia and resuscitation.
5 Prioritise own work and have begun to help others to prioritise theirs.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content


 

Pathophysiology associated with acute illness ( e.g. coronary heart disease, neurological trauma, diabetic ketoacidosis, septicaemia,  respiratory failure)

The policy framework for Acute and Critical Care

Acute assessment skills including systematic assessment and interpretation of data

Sources of evidence- e.g. guidance, research and audit

Risk assessment

Evaluation of care including users’ perspective

Clinical decision making

Legal and Ethical Issues in Acute and Critical Care

Critical Care Outreach

Methods of Teaching / Learning


 

The module will be delivered using a variety of teaching and learning strategies. This includes, for example, lectures, self directed learning activity, in-class exercises and group discussions. Subject knowledge is delivered through key note lectures, individual tutorials, self-reflective learning and self-directed study.

Assessment Strategy

Reading list

Reading list for PRINCIPLES OF ACUTE AND CRITICAL CARE PRACTICE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nur2146

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