DECISIONS, JUDGEMENTS AND RISKS - 2018/9
Module code: NUR3192
School of Health Sciences
DAVIES A Mrs (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: B790
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Working in health and social care Previous study of Research at Level 2
The academic content of the module concentrates on integrating theoretical and practical knowledge in order to enable the student to study the subject area.
The content will include:
Decision making theory, Pattern recognition, Information processing, Illness script theory, Diagnostic and narrative reasoning, Development of expertise, Critical thinking, Intrinsic and extrinsic factors, Policy development, Risk assessment tool, Legal and ethical issues, Hazardous avoidance, Human and system factors.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
An analysis of a decision related to patient safety, identifying and exploring the key theories of decision making, judgement and risk management.
2500 words (100% of the module marks)
A plan identifying the problem and the key aspects relating to the proposed solution.
Students will receive feedback through a variety of methods, these include:
Verbal – during seminar sessions, or tutorials
Written – formative feedback on chart
Email – where requested by student
E discussion forum’s via Surreylearn
- The aim of this module is to enhance practitioners' understanding and knowledge decision making, judgement and risk within healthcare. Additionally the module will build on existing knowledge to link theories to practice in order to improve patient safety.
|1||Develop knowledge and understanding of decision making, judgements, reasoning skills and problem solving methodologies within health and social care settings.|
|2||Analyse the comparative theories within the reasoning domain.|
|3||Analyse the impact of patient safety policy.|
|4||Utilise a problem solving approach to decision making, risk assessment and hazard avoidance.|
|5||Take responsibility for and effectively communicate decisions and judgements made in the practice setting.|
|6||Develop the ability to critically evaluate evidence supporting professional practice and making informed decisions.|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The module has 9 taught study days delivered by using a variety of learning and teaching strategies.
Subject knowledge will be delivered through key note lectures, group tutorials, work-based learning and guided self-directed study.
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 for DECISIONS, JUDGEMENTS AND RISKS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nur3192
Programmes this module appears in
|Delivering Quality Healthcare BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||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.