Module NCA-1201:
Introduction to CYP Nursing

Module Facts

Run by School of Health Sciences

40 Credits or 20 ECTS Credits

Semester 1 & 2

Organiser: Mrs Janet Darkins

Overall aims and purpose

Within this module you will explore some of the fundamental issues required to become a children and young person’s nurse. This will include child and family centred care, children’s rights, the development of children’s and young people’s nursing, the physiological and psychosocial development of the child and young person. You will develop knowledge and practical skills that prepare you to provide nursing care for children and young people with common medical and surgical nursing needs

Course content

• The importance of taking culture into account when caring for CYP across all settings. • CYP and their families’ response to illness and how these are determined. • The major landmarks and influences in the development of CYP nursing e.g. National and International policy ,catastrophic events involving CYP that have influenced health service reforms for CYP and families. • Theoretical and conceptual models for CYP nursing e.g. Family Centred Care • Historical overview of childhood and children’s rights • Introduction to medicine management and numeracy for CYP nurse • Nursing interventions as an introduction to effective nursing care for CYP and their families. This will include skills based teaching and learning centred on the NMC (2010) five essential skill clusters • An introduction to the care of CYP with common medical and surgical needs. • Understand and recognise the common physical and mental health problems of adults and older people • Normal biopsychosocial development of the CYP and the importance of this as a baseline for accurate assessment of the CYP‘s health status • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate appropriate interventions to meet the health needs of the CYP and their family. • Introduction to importance of play to the hospitalised child

Assessment Criteria

threshold

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. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of D- grade in the assignment to in order to pass the theory component of the module.

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

Excellent 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 A- in the Grading Criteria

Learning outcomes

  1. Explore nursing in different contexts, taking into account culture, diversity, groups and the individual developing child.

  2. Describe professional, legal & ethical requirements for nursing Children and young people (CYP).

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of how professional relationships are built through appropriate communication, respect & dignity

  4. Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills required for safe, compassionate & effective CYP nursing practice

  5. Demonstrate an understanding of models of health, wellbeing, disability in the context of CYP nursing practice

  6. Demonstrate the numerical skills and ability to perform drug calculations for safe administration of medicines

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
CTS1 Assignment 100
SafeMedicate Exam 0
Portfolio R o A 0

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
 

A range of teaching methods are used for this module.These include lecture, seminar, group discussion and practical skills sessions .

400