Module code: NUR2117

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

BETTLES Simon (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: B990

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

Overall student workload

Module Availability

Semester 2

Module content

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination EXAMINATION 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • Skills required to undertake post-anaesthetic care of all identified patient groups
  • Apply relevant knowledge and understanding
  • Participating in the process of care delivery in the immediate post-anaesthetic period

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Demonstrate the ability to assess, manage and implement pain management strategies, as well as understanding the effects of both, prescribed pain medication and, side-effect inhibiting medication, for all patient groups. KCPT
2 Understand and implement a systematic approach to patient assessment; including the interpretation of a range of physiological data, and responds appropriately to adverse patient conditions, or emergencies. KCPT
3 Develop an awareness of the complexity of individualized patient care, whilst demonstrating the ability to pre-empt care, based on the type of procedure and clinical specialty for all patient groups. KCPT
4 Monitor and manage the patient's airway; demonstrate the techniques of using artificial airways and patient positions, to maintain unobstructed respiration, including how surgical and anaesthetic procedures may compromise the airway for both adults and paediatrics. KCPT
5 Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate information systems, using them to deliver clear, legible and coherent records to ensure communicating between the multi-disciplinary team is effect, in order to facilitate the safe transfer of patients; whilst promoting their rights and wellbeing as supported by the HPC code of conduct. KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

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.

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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Operating Department Practice DipHE(NURSES PRE-REG SEPT) 2 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module

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