Modules for course B701 | BSC/HS
BSc Health Studies (part-time)

These are the modules currently offered on this course in the 2018–19 academic year.

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Year 1 Modules

Optional Modules

120 credits from:

  • NHS-2018: Diploma Dissertation Option (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    1. Retrieve information/data, 2. Select, and 3. Interpret relevant articles/readings/data, and 4. Make recommendations or conclusions about the literature review. 5. Managing the writing task, 6. Revision of the seven point procedure for writing essays, 7. Structuring the writing, 8. Framework for an argumentative essay, or 9. Framework for a comparing and contrasting essay, 10. Reviewing own work, and 11. Review supervisors¿ feedback.
  • NHS-2045: Research for HCP I (30) (Semester 01/09/18 - 28/02/19)
    Research Methods Searching skills for the appropriate literature Critical Evaluation of Research reports Relationships between Research, Theory and Practice Application of Research Findings to Practice Use of Research Concepts in Evaluating Practice Ethical and Legal Issues in Research Formulation of Research Proposals Basic Descriptive Statistics
  • Diploma Optional Modules

90 credits from:

  • NHS-3025: Person Centered counselling (20) (Semester 01/09/18 - 28/02/19)
  • NHS-3038: Legal & Ethical Issues (20) (Semester 01/09/18 - 28/02/19)
    English and Welsh Legal System Theories of Moral Philosophy Accountability in professional practice Negligence in professional practice and legal liability Human Rights Act Clinical governance Informed consent Incapacitated consent Confidentiality to include the Data Proteciton Act, Access to Records Act & Freedom of Information Act End of life issues to include pain management at end of life, withdrawing and withholding treatment and euthanasia Health and Safety at Work Review of statutory legislation relating to healthcare as relevant
  • NHS-3103: Contraception & Assoc'd Health (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    Patient group directions and nurse prescribing Legal issues Anatomy and physiology Listening and questioning skills Appropriate behaviour towards clients Cultural and language sensitivity Child protection Confidentiality Male and female condoms Intra uterine devices Natural methods of contraception Emergency contraception Sexually transmitted disease Spermicides Combined oral contraception Progesterone only contraception Injectable contraceptives Contraceptive implants Diaphragms and caps Termination of pregnany History taking Record keeping Cervical smears Infertility Lesbian and gay issues Sexual dysfunction Psychosexual counselling Female genital mutilation Preconception care Early pregnancy advice Dealing appropriately with young people Dealing appropriately with people with a learning disability Rape Menopause Hormone replacement therapy Domestic abuse Breast screening Sexual health education and healh promotion Health promotion and health education associated with contraception
  • NHS-3105: Neonate 2 (Intensive Care) (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • NHS-3115: Emergency Practitioner (60) (Semester 01/09/18 - 28/02/19)
    History taking and Examination Physical assessment skills Documentation Forming a diagnosis Clinical Governance Paediatrics Ethics, Consent & Legal issues Child Protection. Protocol development Assessment/ Examination Quality and Audit Pain management Anatomy Radiology Upper Limb IRmer Lower Limb X-ray interpretation and good practice Head Neck Pharmacology Face Pain management Spine Pelvis PGDs Skin Local anaesthetics Trauma Emergency Contraception Mechanism and patterns of injury Healing Pain management. Casting Clinical Conditions Limb Injuries, Upper and Lower Head injuries (minor) Fractures Sprains Whiplash Wound management Suturing Burns Knee injuries and conditions. Shoulder and Elbow. Hand Infections/ Paronychia Ophthalmic/ ENT FB removal Bites and stings General assessment Respiratory assessment Common presenting complaints
  • NHS-3118: Renal Nursing (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Kidney Structure and Function of the Kidney Basic renal processes of filtration, reabsorption and secretion and special functions including role in vitamin D metabolism and erythropoiesis • Measures Available to Prevent the Progression of Renal Failure Diabetic Nephropathy Vascular Disease • Management of Acute Renal Failure Principle causes of ARF Dialysis management Anticoagulation regimes associated dialysing ARF Complications associated with ARF Nursing management in the recovery period • Conditions Causing Chronic and End Stage Renal Failure Renal artery stenosis Nephrotic syndrome Polycystic kidney disease Diabetic nephropathy • Pre Dialysis Care Patient education The importance of home assessment Family involvement Making decisions about dialysis treatment Patient choice • Investigations in Renal Failure Biochemical blood tests & full blood count Urine investigations Kidney function tests Renal biopsy Radiographic investigations • Haemodialysis Access for haemodialysis Haemodialysis equipment Prescribing dialysis dose Preparation for haemodialysis Assessment of patient Haemodialysis complications • Peritoneal Dialysis Physiology of peritoneal dialysis Peritoneal dialysis access and exit site care Peritoneal dialysis therapy options:  Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis  Automated peritoneal dialysis  Intermittent peritoneal dialysis Patient Selection Dialysis training and education Assessing peritoneal dialysis adequacy Dialysis related problems of PD Patients Complications of peritoneal dialysis • Renal Nutrition and Fluid Balance • Psychological Impact of Renal Replacement Therapy Depression Anxiety Relationship difficulties Body Image Sexuality Awareness of early death • Ethical Issues Inequalities in access to treatments Non-compliance to treatment Withdrawal of treatment When treatment is not an option • Social Issues and the Social Workers Role Supporting dialysis patients and carers Advocacy and liaison Promoting patient choice and empowerment Counselling • Transplantation Overview of Transplantation Pre Transplant Care:  Patient selection  Work up  Patient education  Diabetes/Pancreatic transplantation • Post Transplantation Insight into the operation and immediate postoperative care Follow up Health Education R ole of the renal nurse in transplantation • Immunology How immunosuppressive drugs work Current regimes available Side effects • Living Donor Programme • Organ And Tissue Donation • Palliative Care Role of the community and palliative care nurses in renal care • Welsh Renal NSF • Mangement perspectives on renal service provision
  • NHS-3124: Person Centred Counselling (30) (Semester 01/09/18 - 28/02/19)
    • Person centred view of human potential • Professional, ethical and legal perspectives • Developing the Person Centred approach within constraints of current practice, system values and expectations. • Analysis of physical environments and organisational culture in relation to person centred principles • Person centred principles in relation to the nature and conduct of care activities and behavioural attitudes of self and others. • How person centred principles contribute to the maintenance of dignity in care and care settings. • The therapeutic alliance and influence on relationships in health care. • The meaning of the core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence • Theory of personality development and change in relation to the Person Centred Approach • The role of core skills in communication in relation to the Person Centred Approach • Self awareness. Language and cultural sensitivity. • Critiques of the Person Centred Approach
  • NHS-3131: Working with young people (40) (Semester 01/03/19 - 31/08/19)
  • NHS-3135: Leg Ulcers (20) (Semester 01/09/18 - 28/02/19)
  • NHS-3136: Independent Prescribing (40) (Semester 01/09/18 - 28/02/19)
  • NHS-3137: Mentoring Learning & Assess (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    ¿ Demonstrating effective relationships with other members of the teaching teams ¿ in practice and academic settings ¿ based on mutual trust and respect through appropriate and sensitive communication. ¿ Maintaining appropriate supportive relationships with a range of students, mentors, practice teachers and other professionals, fostering peer support and learning in practice and academic settings for all students based on appropriate curriculum. ¿ Supporting students to integrate into new environments and working teams to enhance access to learning ¿ Promoting development of enquiring, reflective, critical and innovative approaches to learning achieved through a range of learning and teaching skills, methods, rationale and strategies across a range of settings. ¿ Providing support and advice, with ongoing and constructive feedback to students to maximise individual potential within negotiated learning in an inter-professional learning and working environment. ¿ Facilitating integration of learning from practice and academic settings acting as a practice expert to support development of knowledge and skills for practice. A practice expert is able to adapt flexibly and safely to change and act as a role model for professional responsibility and accountability ¿ Setting and maintaining professional boundaries which are sufficiently flexible for inter-professional learning. While concurrently developing, with others, effective assessment, including documentation, strategies to ensure that standards of proficiency for registration, or recordable qualifications at a level beyond initial registration, are met. ¿ Providing constructive feedback to students and assist them in identifying future learning needs and actions. Managing failing students so that they may either enhance their performance and capabilities for safe and effective practice, or be able to understand their failure and the implications of this for their future. ¿ Being accountable for decisions in relation to fitness for practise for registration or recordable qualifications ¿ underpinning such decisions with an evidence-base derived from appropriate and effective monitoring of performance. ¿ Determining and using criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of learning environments, particularly related to NMC requirements, acting on findings, with others, to enhance quality. Considering how the criteria may be audited for quality improvement. ¿ Fostering and participating in self and peer evaluation to enable students to manage their own learning in practice and academic settings and to enhance personal professional development. ¿ Evaluating the effectiveness of assessment strategies in providing evidence to make judgements on fitness for practice. ¿ Developing, in partnership with others opportunities for students to identify and access learning experiences that meet their individual needs. Ensuring such opportunities, maintain the integrity of the student¿s professional r
  • NHS-3140: Minor Illness (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • NHS-3144: Examination of the Neonate (30) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • NHS-3149: Diabetes Nursing (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    Nurses role in the care and management including monitoring of blood glucose, diagnostic investigations, nutritional requirements and health education of patients with diabetes. Evidence based practice and local policies and procedures associated with diabetic patients. Psychosocial impacts of diagnosis and coping. Multi-disciplinary team working including family and carers providing support in both primary and secondary care settings.
  • NHS-3151: Return to Practice (30) (Semester 01/09/18 - 28/02/19)
  • NHS-3155: Acute Medical Care (20) (Semester 01/03/19 - 31/08/19)
    Homeostasis and electrolyte imbalance Fluid balance Review the respiratory system Care of patients on CPAP & Non invasive ventilation Review of acute kidney injury Neurological assessment Monitoring of acutely ill patients using: • the early warning score • ALERT Pain management in acutely ill adults Review of cardiovascular system • Acute chest pain • ECG interpretation Review of endocrine system • diabetic ketoacidosis • pancreatitis Shock Review of gastro intestinal tract • Gastric bleed Nutritional needs of acutely ill adults Infection control Brain Attack Haematology and Biochemistry
  • Degree Optional Modules