Module NSC-1204:
Human Sciences 1: Nursing(B)

Module Facts

Run by School of Health Sciences

40 Credits or 20 ECTS Credits

Semester 1 & 2

Organiser: Mr Ben Pepler

Overall aims and purpose

The purpose of the module is to equip students with knowledge and understanding of the body’s systems along with factors that influence and impact on health, disease and illness in society. Students will be able to develop knowledge anatomy and physiology, psychology and sociology and their application within healthcare practice

Course content

• Caring for individual needs - individual and group differences - vulnerability and abuse - models of health and disease • Psychology of Health and psychological theory • Social influences of Health and sociological theory • Health promotion and health inequalities • Terminology and abbreviations related to practice • Anatomy & Physiology across the lifespan: o to include • Gross anatomy and function of the gastro intestinal tract • Gross anatomy and function of respiratory tract • Gross anatomy and function of genito urinary tract • Gross anatomy and function of cardiovascular system • Gross anatomy and function of neuro endocrine system • Related patho-physiology

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. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the human individual in the context of health and disease

    Dangos gwybodaeth a dealltwriaeth o'r unigolyn dynol yng nghyd-destun iechyd a chlefydau.

  1. 2.Identify and reflect on the physical, psychological and social factors that contribute towards a patients’ or groups vulnerabilities.

    Nodi a myfyrio ar y ffactorau corfforol, seicolegol a chymdeithasol sy'n cyfrannu tuag at natur fregus cleifion neu grwpiau bregus.

  2. 3.Discuss how effective interactions with patients’ and colleagues can be used to support individuals or groups who are vulnerable.

    Trafod sut y gellir defnyddio rhyngweithiadau effeithiol gyda chleifion a chydweithwyr i gefnogi unigolion neu grwpiau sy'n agored i niwed.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
HS1 Assignment 50
MCQ Exam 50
Portfolio R o A 0

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
 

Various

400

Transferable skills

  • Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
  • Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
  • Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
  • Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
  • Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
  • Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
  • Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
  • Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
  • Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
  • Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
  • Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
  • Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
  • Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
  • Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
  • Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in