CARE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN - 2022/3
Module code: NUR2181
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
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.
School of Health Sciences
DOWNS Simon (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: B950
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
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
Assessment of children
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 type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||2000 word essay||100|
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
- 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
|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|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching methods include:
- 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.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: NUR2181
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 2022/3 academic year.