Introducing nursing 2023-24
School Of Medical And Health Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
The art and science of nursing. The definitions and wider determinants of health, illness and wellbeing. Introduction to the principles of public health, including demography, epidemiology and global perspectives. The nurse as a promoter of health, the evidence for health promotion. The professional, legal and ethical issues around advocacy and empowerment Dignity and respect in person- centred care Introduction to promoting infection prevention. Human systems across the lifespan and genomics. Person-centred assessment and care planning and evaluation. Risk assessment Oral care and skin integrity Introduction to ethical principles. Hygiene, preventive medicine and health education (to meet NMC EU Directive for general nurses). Nursing: nature and ethics of the profession, general principles of health and nursing (to meet NMC EU Directive for general nurses). Nursing principles in relation to: general and specialist medicine and surgery; child care and paediatrics; maternity care; mental health and psychiatry; care of the old and geriatrics (to meet NMC EU Directive for general nurses).
- Demonstrate knowledge of body systems across the lifespan
- Describe and justify personal stance on providing compassionate care
- Explain how dignity and respect informs person-centred care.
- Identify legal and ethical issues around advocacy and empowerment in nursing practice.