Module code: NUR2130

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

TARRANT Claire (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

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Discuss the acceptable environmental levels in the operating department and their relation to fundamental scientific principles and aspects of theatre design, to include the different methods of sterilisation and disinfection for equipment and instrumentation
2 Demonstrates proficiency in the selection of surgical equipment and materials for a range of routine procedures to include positioning of patients in order to prevent musculoskeletal or nerve damage and to promote optimal tissue perfusion
3 Describes and maintains a safe and appropriate surgical environment for a range of patients, acknowledging and implementing appropriate risk management strategies
4 Discuss the fundamental principles of differing surgical specialities in line with the role of the scrub and circulation, to include receiving, handling and dispatching clinical specimens and the safe management of clinical, and non-clinical waste in accordance with national and local guidelines
5 Communicate in an appropriate manner across a range of clinical and professional situations promoting and maintaining health, safety and security in the workplace

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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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 2021/2 academic year.