Module code: NUR2116

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

SAMBROOK A Mr (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

Module Availability

Year long

Module content

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ESSAY 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • The aim of this module is to enhance the students understanding of the intra-operative phase building on practice module outcomes and developing a detailed understanding and analysis of holistic care within the theatre environment and to be able to relate to their understanding of the professional codes

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Interpret the findings of a variety of clinical investigations and applies these to the planning and delivery of individualised patient care whilst demonstrating a systematic approach to the physical and psychological in accordance with the HPC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics
2 Understand the difficult airway.
3 Demonstrate understanding of the equipment and techniques utilised in non-invasive and invasive monitoring techniques and the use of medical devices including the principles and practice of intravascular access and intraoperative blood salvage.
4 Monitor and evaluate the patient parameters including fluid balance, evaluation of wounds and principles of wound management in accordance with national and local guidelines and understand service users' elimination needs, including male and female urinary catheterisation.
5 Demonstrate knowledge of enhanced scrub skills including skin preparation, surgical instruments and wound closure techniques for a range of major cases and an understanding of the role of the surgical first assistant in assisting with surgical intervention.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
6 Be able to understand the impact of human factors within perioperative / acute setting and the implications for service user safety.            

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.

Reading list
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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Operating Department Practice DipHE(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) 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 2020/1 academic year.