Module code: NUR3283

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

CROWHURST Lizzie (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: B700

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

Module content

Brief Indication of 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


Assessment Strategy

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

  • 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 critically appraises 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

  • This module will 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 current understanding of the client as an individual with experiences and needs within a social context and some specialist areas in depth
2 Has a systematic understanding of the knowledge of common surgical and medical conditions leading to acute changes in health care status
3 Analyse the knowledge and evidence base including new and abstract data which underpins the assessment and management of the person with acute health needs
4 Critically discuss a range of issues including personal responsibility which impact upon acute care including ethical, legal and professional issues
5 Analyse and discuss the complexity of delivering and managing care across care settings and teams which involves setting effective criteria for professional and interpersonal communication

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Delivery of Module:

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.

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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.