CONCEPTS OF CARING - 2018/9

Module code: NUR1023

Module Overview

This module is focused on care and compassion as a basis for students’ professional development. It introduces key underpinning psychological, social and legal/ethical theories to inform holistic health care practice.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

HARDING ND Ms (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

JACs code: B790

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Theories and Philosophies of Caring
Professional Codes of Conduct
Theories of Communication
Team Work
Development of Assertiveness
The Service Users’ Perspective
Health Care Ethics
Management of Stress
Safeguarding Vulnerable People
Expression of Caring in the professional context

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ESSAY 100

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of module learning outcomes

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

A 2000 word essay:

Drawing on contemporary healthcare literature, discuss what is meant by good care and why it is so important. Illustrate your arguments with reference to the MOOC scenarios.

Formative assessment

Completion of essay plan, sample paragraph and reference list

Feedback

Time will be given within each taught session to allow for feedback; there will be drop in sessions within the module timetable and in addition to the set timetable. Written feedback will be given both for the formative and summative assessment

Module aims

  • ┬áStudents will be introduced to the philosophies and ideologies of caring. They will gain an understanding of the underpinning political, ethical, sociological and psychological concepts which relate to an individual's wellbeing, within his or her specific social context.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Discuss how sociology, psychology and politics inform professional care delivery.
2 Describe the key theoretical perspectives on communication
3 Develop an awareness of how an individual's health is affected by their psychological wellbeing and economic and social circumstances
4 Develop an awareness of moral and ethical dilemmas in healthcare
5 Consider practice in a holistic way which respects and promotes individuals' rights, dignity, interests, preferences, beliefs and cultures, taking account of legal and ethical frameworks and respecting the confidentiality of privileged information.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 3

Independent Study Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 8.5

Seminar Hours: 13

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Introduce the students to the philosophies and ideologies of caring. Gain an understanding of the underpinning political, ethical, sociological and psychological concepts which relate to an individual’s wellbeing, within his or her specific social context.

The learning and teaching methods include:


Key note lectures
Seminars
Conferences
Games
Face to face and virtual group discussions
Video clips/broadcasts
On line questionnaires
Set reading

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for CONCEPTS OF CARING : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nur1023

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Midwifery (Registered Midwife) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEPT) 1 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEPT) 1 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Operating Department Practice DipHE(NURSES PRE-REG SEPT) 1 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEPT) 1 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Children's Nursing) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEPT) 1 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Mental Health Nursing) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEPT) 1 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.