Module code: NUR2106

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

CROWHURST Lizzie (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 114

Lecture Hours: 4

Seminar Hours: 6

Tutorial Hours: 3

Practical/Performance Hours: 12

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

 Successful Completion of level 1 modules

Module content


Stages of transition across the life span

Management of transition

Partnership working

Patient assessment

Critique of assessment tools

Pre and post- operative care

Common acute conditions

Applied physiology

Applied pharmacology

Acute pain management

Breaking significant news

Psychosocial care

Acute care roles

Ethical issues in acute care

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Case study 100

Alternative Assessment

None. Registered for the BSc Nursing (Adult) and successful completion of Level 4 modules.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

  •       the application of individualized patient centred care 

  •       detailed knowledge of a common surgical or medical condition leading to changes in health care status

  •       an understanding of ethical, legal and professional issues that relate to the delivery of individualized patient centred care

  •       in-depth knowledge of the evidence base underpinning assessment and management of the person with nursing care needs                                                                                                                 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

A case study analysis that evaluates the underpinning evidence base of one aspect of a patient's nursing care needs.

Formative assessment

Group case study presentations. Feedback will be provided to the students by peer reviewers. 



  • Formative assessment

  • Online discussion

  • Peer review

Module aims

  • To assist students to explore how an understanding of the client experience, during a change in health status, informs an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to meet changing health care needs.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Demonstrate awareness of the client as an individual with experiences and needs within a social context
2 Demonstrate detailed knowledge of common surgical and medical conditions leading to acute changes in health care status
3 Analyse the knowledge and evidence base underpinning assessment and management of the person with acute health needs
4 Critically discuss a range of issues which impact upon acute care including ethical, legal and professional issue.
5 Analyse and discuss  the complexity of delivering and managing care across care settings and teams

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning


Key note lectures


Use of client and staff stories


Enquiry based learning / group work

Directed e-learning activity

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
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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
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

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 2020/1 academic year.