Healthcare Practice (20 Credits)
In this module, you will reflect upon your own practice and role and development needs in the context of global, national and local drivers of change including demographics, technology and service models. Service–Users will co-teach within this module ensuring a focus on the service-user experience through use of narrative to explore pathways of healthcare provision and the need to embed co-creation within practice.
Leadership (20 Credits)
This module is designed to provide you with the knowledge of how to lead within and across organisations. It will equip you to recognise that leadership is about individuals rather than organisations. You will critically explore the nature of interconnectivity and relationships between leaders, their followers, and the context, across systems and consider how this applies to your own workplace.
Enhancing Care Through Research (20 Credits)
This module develops your knowledge and understanding of the utilisation of research to inform practice and associated research methods. You will be able to produce clear aims and objectives for your study and be able to select and evaluate key research and other evidence.
Dissertation (40 or 60 Credits)
You will plan and undertake a substantive dissertation in a topic relevant to your professional practice. This will enable you to develop sound knowledge and understanding of different research approaches and methods to enhance care through research.
Pathophysiology of Neonatal Care
The aim of the module is to enable the practitioner to develop in-depth pathophysiology knowledge that underpins safe and effective care to the neonate and their family. The normal physiology will be discussed and related to changes leading to altered physiology in infants of varying gestational ages; including respiratory, cardiovascular systems. This will be discussed in relation to problem identification for the acutely ill/complex neonate and working with team and family.
This is the first of three modules of the neonatal programme, which are mapped to form the Qualification in Specialty recognised in neonatal care settings nationally (RCN, 2012).
Practice Module for Neonatal care
The aim of the module is to embed the core concepts of neonatal nursing through practical application of theoretical knowledge and skills in increasingly complex neonatal conditions within the practice setting. Students need to demonstrate the successful completion of practice competencies to evidence ability to care for complex/acutely ill neonatal infants. Students undertaking the level 7 module will be expected to demonstrate the RCN 2012 Neonatal nurse level, working towards the experienced nurse level within their reflective work.
Management of the Complex Neonate
The aim of this module is to develop a systematic understanding for the students’ ability to manage infants cared for in Neonatal Intensive Care who are acutely ill and/ have
complex needs. Students will be able to operate in unpredictable situations to demonstrate their ability to deal with complex neonatal care and family dynamics through a holistic approach to neonatal practice. This is the third of three modules, which once all modules are completed.
Foundations of Simulation
The aim of the module is to prepare students to design, implement and evaluate simulation-based education.
Application of Human Factors to Simulation Based Education
This module will explore the application of simulation to the science of Human Factors in training, research and development within the health & care setting to bring about improvement, particularly but not only regarding patient safety.
The Conduct of Healthcare Simulation Based Education
The aim of the module is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to direct the course of a simulation learning session with due educational governance, to deliver an optimal set of learning opportunities, from induction to evaluation.
The Future of Healthcare Simulation Based Education
The aim of the module is to consider the current innovations and future trends for HSBE and the spectrum of applications for improvement synthesising past, and present techniques.
The aim of this module is to provide learners with in depth knowledge and understanding of anaesthetic procedures, equipment and underpinning pharmacology to be able to practice in the routine assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the anaesthetic phase of care within the perioperative setting.
Cancer and Supportive Care
The aims of this module are to develop the practitioners understanding of cancer and to promote the delivery of safe and effective supportive care.
Cancer-Systemic anti-cancer therapy practice – administration pathway
The aim of the module is to prepare the student to become an independent practitioner in the administration of systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT).
Cancer-Systemic anti-cancer therapy practice – non-administration pathway
The aim of the module is to prepare the student to work in partnership with people receiving systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) in order to support them in managing their cancer pathway.
Cardiac Arrythmias and 12 lead ECGs
The aims of the module are to enable you to detect and identify a range of cardiac arrhythmias and 12-lead electrocardiograph (ECG) abnormalities and to understand the clinical significance of findings and the patient management required.
Decision Making in Practice
The aim of the module is to recognise the advanced clinical, managerial and/or leadership decision making that you do in practice. This involves developing an in-depth understanding and awareness of the explicit and implicit processes that affect your decisions and judgements at work. This will include reflecting on the factors that influence the people and institutions involved. It will also include reflecting on the skills and knowledge that will enhance the effectiveness, sustainability and resilience of your decision making in future.
Deteriorating Patient-Assessment and Management of the deteriorating patient
This module aims to develop the clinical practitioner’s understanding of assessment, pathophysiology and management of the patient who is experiencing acute deterioration. The module aims to develop expertise in the management of acutely unwell patients and to improve holistic care and the patient experience.
Developing roles in Practice
The aim of this module is to enable individuals to enhance their professional role within their work context. The module will enable exploration and development of professional practice roles where students are either new to role, have identified a need for a new role to be developed or to enhance scope of practice when working in integrated teams. The role development should demonstrate a focus on improving the service-user pathway and/or access to care. Across the health and care sector this is an opportunity to explore new ways of working and to embed roles within organisations. Students wishing to undertake specific clinical competencies should undertake the negotiated module.
Ethics-Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care Law
The aim of the module is to enable students to examine and reflect upon the relationship between legal and ethical principles, procedures, reasoning and approaches to decision making and practice in the field of health and social care.
Negotiated Module (work-based learning)
The aim of this module is to take a constructivist approach to learning to enable students to refine the values and beliefs, knowledge, skills and competency relevant to their workplace culture and context and their own personal and professional development.
Negotiated Module (Professional Development)
The aim of this module is to enable students to develop the values and beliefs, knowledge, skills and competency relevant to their workplace culture and context and their own personal and professional development as negotiated and relating to their particular working context.
Newborn-Holistic Examination of the newborn
The aim of the module is to equip students with masterly knowledge and skills to enable further development of their practice to include a comprehensive, supportive, and holistic approach to the physical examination of the neonate, whilst transforming professional practice through reflection and promoting quality, evidence-based care provision for neonates and their families.
Surgical First Assistant
The purpose of this module is to enable students to further develop and expand their existing scrub skills and professional knowledge, with the aim of providing skilled assistance to the surgeon during operative procedures.
Teaching in Practice
The aim of this module is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to enable, support, teachand assess Higher Education students’ learning in a practice educational setting
*All modules are subject to validation.