Acute Care: Contemporary Issues (Independent Study)

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Module delivery dates

Lancaster - 21 January and 24 February 2014; 10:00 - 12:30 hours

You will need to attend one of the induction days prior to commencing your first module; these are running in Lancaster on 18 or 19 September 2013 (you only need to attend one date), 08 January 2014 and 26 March 2014 and in Carlisle on 20 September 2013, 07 January 2014 and 25 March 2014. If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived.

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.

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Module delivery dates

Lancaster - 21 January and 24 February 2014; 10:00 - 12:30 hours

You will need to attend one of the induction days prior to commencing your first module; these are running in Lancaster on 18 or 19 September 2013 (you only need to attend one date), 08 January 2014 and 26 March 2014 and in Carlisle on 20 September 2013, 07 January 2014 and 25 March 2014. If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived.

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.

Why study with us?

The aim of this module is to explore contemporary issues underpinning the development of specialist knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the acutely ill adult.

Finance

If you are employed within NHS North West and this module is to be funded by your employing Trust, please contact your Line Manager and CPD Lead for advice relating to funding and the funding application process.

What can this course lead to? This module can be taken as part of the University Advanced Diploma (UAD)Practice Development: Acute and Critical Care or drawn into a top-up degree e.g. BSc (Hons) Practice Development or BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice. Resources and facilities

We are amongst the UK’s leading health and wellbeing faculties and are proud of the high level of support we are able to offer to our students. We provide a wide range of high-quality courses supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff. If you join us you will enjoy great facilities and learn alongside caring, committed and experienced professionals. Our employment record is excellent.

Entry requirements

Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.

More information about levels and credits.

Credit and UCAS requirements Credit: 20 credits Selection criteria

To be eligible to study this module you should be able to apply it to your practice.

You must be working within a critical care unit and have at least 12 months experience in the speciality. Prior to studying this module, you must have studied HLLG6001 Acute and Critical Care: Foundations for Practice or demonstrated achievement of the Intended Learning Outcomes through APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning).

Modules

HLLG6002 Acute Care: Contemporary Issues (Independent Study) (20 credits at level 6)

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion you will be able to:

  • Apply an in-depth knowledge of pathophysiological concepts to the management of the acutely-ill patient
  • Critically appraise and synthesise the evidence base, clinical guidelines and healthcare policy which relate to the therapeutic interventions used for acutely ill patients
  • Critically analyse the effects of clinical decision making within a rapidly changing environment, taking into account ethical, legal and professional dimensions
  • Critically examine the factors involved in promoting a multi-disciplinary approach to patient management within the acute care setting
  • Through critical reflection, identify prospective learning needs and a plan of study to develop enhanced knowledge and competence in the acute practice setting
Indicative core bibliography

Adam S, Welch J & Odell M (2009). Rapid assessment of the acutely ill patient. John Wiley & Sons.

Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) ( 2010 ) Acute medical emergencies: the practical approach ( 2nd edition ). Oxford : Wiley‐Blackwell (BMJ Books)

Cooper N, Forrest K and Cramp P (2006) Essential guide to acute care. 2nd Ed. Blackwell

Esmond G (2008) Non-invasive respiratory support techniques: oxygen therapy, non-invasive ventilation and CPAP. Blackwell

Moore S, Neville C, Murphy M, Connolly C (2010) The ultimate study skills handbook. Open University Press

Moore T & Woodrow P (2009) High-dependency nursing care 2nd Ed. Routledge

Peate I & Dutton H (2012) Acute nursing care. Pearson

Prosser S &McArthur-Rouse F (2007) Assessing and managing the acutely ill surgical patient. Blackwell

Wood I & Garner M (2012) Initial management of acute medical patients. A guide for nurses and healthcare practitioners. 2nd Ed. Wiley-Blackwell.

Further subject specific items will be identified by the designated subject tutor

Module assessment

3,000 word written assignment

Course summary

The content will be negotiated between you and the module leader. The module leader will assist you in identifying key learning resources and strategies relating to the learning outcomes. The strategy for meeting the learning outcomes will be written into a learning contract.

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