Module NAC-2202:
Healthcare 2 (B)

Module Facts

Run by School of Health Sciences

20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits

Semester 1 & 2

Organiser: Dr Peter Jones

Overall aims and purpose

The purpose of this bilingual module is to further develop the elements of knowledge and skills which are common to all healthcare professionals. The module builds upon the foundations laid in Year One by developing and advancing the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required to meet the expectations of the public, patients/clients and the relevant professional bodies with regards to professional relationships, recognition of rights and obligations and the delivery of evidence based care. The module focuses on allowing students to identify their learning needs and knowledge deficits and addressing these to facilitate the required standard of practice for a second year student healthcare professional. The module aims to allow students to work towards developing the use of problem solving approaches and the use of evidence to support decision making: engage in analytical thinking; and be able to challenge situations which are not consistent with legal, professional, and organisational requirements.

Course content

• Theories of reflection • Models of reflection • Critical incident analysis • Benner’s novice to expert • Carper’s ways of knowing • Reflexivity • Evidence base for the use of reflection as a means of knowledge development. • Sources of knowledge and evidence • Hierarchy of evidence • Evidence informed practice. • Searching and identifying existing knowledge. • Problem solving approaches and decision making • Critical appraisal skills • Qualitative and quantitative methodologies • PDSA cycle • Data collection methods • Research ethics • Rigour, validity and reliability • Data analysis for quantitative and qualitative methods • Accountability, exercising accountability, professional autonomy and authority • Duty and standard of care • Consent and Incapacitated Consent • Advocacy and best interest decision making. • The right to refuse treatment • Patient confidentiality and data protection • Record keeping • Clinical governance and safety and improvement policy • Manual handling • CPR/BLS • Infection control • Breakaway/de-escalation • Objective assessment/measurement of vital signs • Health & Safety

Assessment Criteria

threshold

The purpose of this bilingual module is to further develop the elements of knowledge and skills which are common to all healthcare professionals. The module builds upon the foundations laid in Year One by developing and advancing the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required to meet the expectations of the public, patients/clients and the relevant professional bodies with regards to professional relationships, recognition of rights and obligations and the delivery of evidence based care. The module focuses on allowing students to identify their learning needs and knowledge deficits and addressing these to facilitate the required standard of practice for a second year student healthcare professional. The module aims to allow students to work towards developing the use of problem solving approaches and the use of evidence to support decision making: engage in analytical thinking; and be able to challenge situations which are not consistent with legal, professional, and organisational requirements.

good

Good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade C- in the Grading Criteria.

excellent

Good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade C- in the Grading Criteria.

Learning outcomes

  1. Utilise and discuss the theories and models of reflection and demonstrate their contribution to professional development and the attainment of knowledge.
    Reflect upon individual  learning needs and professional development.
    Discuss the process of research and demonstrate how research underpins the provision of evidence based healthcare. 
    Utilise the processes of reflection to identify a practice related research problem, identify and critique existing relevant research.  
    Communicate ideas effectively in writing and in discussions with others. 
    Discuss the values underpinning professional regulation and the requirements imposed on all healthcare professionals through relevant codes of professional conduct.
    Discuss and apply legal and ethical principles which underpin the provision of healthcare demonstrating and maintaining the respect for, and the dignity of individuals.  
    Communicate ideas and information appropriately and effectively within multi-disciplinary team decision making meetings and when dealing with sensitive situations concerning patients/clients and their family. 
    Apply and discuss knowledge and understanding of appropriate service improvement policies to ensure quality and safety in the clinical setting.
    Develop clinical skills and competences which are common to all healthcare professionals and be able to respond appropriately in an emergency situation.
    

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
Research Proposal 100
Portfolio R o A 0

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
 

• Theories of reflection • Models of reflection • Critical incident analysis • Benner’s novice to expert • Carper’s ways of knowing • Reflexivity • Evidence base for the use of reflection as a means of knowledge development. • Sources of knowledge and evidence • Hierarchy of evidence • Evidence informed practice. • Searching and identifying existing knowledge. • Problem solving approaches and decision making • Critical appraisal skills • Qualitative and quantitative methodologies • PDSA cycle • Data collection methods • Research ethics • Rigour, validity and reliability • Data analysis for quantitative and qualitative methods • Accountability, exercising accountability, professional autonomy and authority • Duty and standard of care • Consent and Incapacitated Consent • Advocacy and best interest decision making. • The right to refuse treatment • Patient confidentiality and data protection • Record keeping • Clinical governance and safety and improvement policy • Manual handling • CPR/BLS • Infection control • Breakaway/de-escalation • Objective assessment/measurement of vital signs • Health & Safety

 
Work-based learning

Clinical placement

100
Seminar

Seminars

10
Private study

Private study

50
Lecture

Lead lectures

40