Module code: NUR2181

Module Overview

The module is based upon a philosophy of learning whereby students will consider care from birth to end of life. Assessment and care of the new-born, through childhood to adolescence and adulthood will be considered. This will be followed with older Patients with long term medical conditions, their holistic care and the wider impact of illness on family and society.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

DOWNS Simon (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

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Neonatal care

  • Illness of youth

  • Policy and drivers for change.

  • Environment factors affecting health and illness

  • Changing nature of health care concerns affecting children and young people

  • Complex issues within safeguarding children

  • Transitional care

  • Assessment of children

  • Distraction techniques

  • National and local developments and directives 

  • Service delivery modules

  • Knowledge and understanding of long term conditions

  • Insight into the role of the multi-professional health care teams in the community setting

  • Models and theories of enablement and empowerment

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 2000 word essay 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of health conditions and care of patients across the lifespan from birth to end of life care.

The summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • An Essay considering an illness from childhood or older age. How the conditions impact on the patient and their carers, and avenues of support that are available (2000 words).                          100%

Formative assessment and feedback

A group presentation on a Care Across the Lifespan related condition

Module aims

  • This module aims to:• Consider the specific needs and illness associated with new-born children, young children and adolescents
  • • Encourage students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the impact of a long-term condition on the patient, family, carers and on society
  • • Consider how to actively assess the patient’s capability and provide empowerment for self care
  • • Consider the referral pathways and support available to patients to encourage self management

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
Identify risks associated with specific periods of childhood. Illness and injury of childhood and the assessment and management required.
002 Demonstrate in depth knowledge and understanding of common long-term conditions and models and theories related to their management. KC
003 Understand the global and international, local and individual significance and the psychosocial impact of long-term conditions. PT
004 Understand the value of communication and the roles of inter professional multiagency care provision for building partnerships with carers, patients, service users and external partners. CPT
005 Identify and apply models and theories of enablement and empowerment to facilitate the patients / family /carer / understanding for self care of their condition. KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Lectures

  • Discussion

  • Individual care plan development

  • Group work

  • Self directed study

  • Peer group discussions all branches

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
Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEPT) 2 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.