Senior Lecturer in Practice Development - Nursing
Faculty of Health, Education and SocietyDiscover
2 semesters Part-time
Fees UK 23/24:
Part time: £1,780 per 40 credit module
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Using problem-based learning and simulation, you will be encouraged to explore the key factors that drive clinical reasoning and the decision-making process, challenging them to be innovative in your approach to care.
Using a body system approach, you will develop the advanced assessment skills required to undertake a comprehensive health assessment of a service user.
Knowledge and understanding of diagnostic procedures and the use of data analysis to support risk management and uncertainty will also be explored
During the module you will develop the skills required to undertake a comprehensive and holistic health assessment of service users including history taking, physical examination and psychosocial assessment. Relevant anatomy and pathophysiology will be applied to aid in the analysis and interpretation of the data gained from the assessment.
Consideration will be given to differential diagnoses, service user risk assessment, diagnostic tools utilised in practice and the management of common conditions. Theories and methods underpinning clinical reasoning and decision-making in healthcare, advanced communication strategies, legal and ethical issues of advanced assessment and evidence-based practice will be explored.
Using an active-blended learning approach teaching approaches are varied and include lectures, interactive group work, online learning activities, enquiry based learning and practical simulation sessions within the clinical skills laboratory at the University.
Students will be taught and have access to tutor support over two semesters. The module will have approximately 12 taught days at the University which includes both face to face and online teaching and 1 assessment day.
You will take a structured approach to holistic health assessment with the opportunity to develop skills to enhance their practice.
There are two items of assessment which must be successfully completed to pass the module, each with a 50% weighting to the overall mark:
1) Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) 2.5 hours
The OSCE assessments will be used to assess competency, based upon objective testing through direct observation. Areas to be evaluated include communication, general and focused history taking, physical examination, investigations, patient advice and documentation.
2) Reflective Case Study 2 x 2000 words
Students will be asked to write 2 x 2,000 word critically ‘reflective cased-based analyses’ of their advanced clinical assessment, decision making and management of two patients within their area of clinical practice.
Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 23/24. The modules relating to the academic year 24/25 will be available from June 2024.
Admissions to the module enables all nurse, midwife and SCPHN registrants OR Allied Health Professionals registered with the HCPC (including NHS, Self-employed or non-NHS employed registrants) to apply.
Applicants must hold an appropriate healthcare or bachelor’s degree with honours, be employed within a health and social care related environment and be a UK registered healthcare professional.
Applicants who do not have a relevant bachelor’s degree may still apply as relevant personal, professional and educational experience will also be taken into consideration.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 22/23 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
Please contact Karen Edwards for further information about fees for this module.
For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.
For further information on the module please contact Laura Elliott, Module Lead on firstname.lastname@example.org
There is opportunity for those who wish to continue educational study and work at academic Level 8 on completion of the MSc Advancing Practice award, to register for the Doctor of Professional Practice in Health and Social Care or a PhD programmes which are also offered at the University of Northampton.