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New for Clinical Nursing Degree Programme 2009-10 Programme HH CLN Code UCAS Code B703 Start Dates October (Semester A) or January (Semester B) Programme A degree programme designed to support care improvement and continuing Overview professional development for nurses working in a variety of settings. It is appropriate to those who have recently qualified at diploma level and wish to ‘top-up’ their diploma nursing qualification to degree level. It is also relevant to experienced nurses who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge in their specific area of practice At its heart, the programme aims to develop intellectual and practice skills in order to enhance your performance as a nurse and improve the effectiveness of care you give to patients. There are 4 awards and pathways available including: Children’s Nursing Learning Disabilities Surgical Care Clinical Nursing Entry Normally 120 credits at level 1 and 2 e.g. Diploma in Higher Education in Nursing (1) Requirements Qualified health professional, registered with a UK regulatory body Working for a minimum of 20 hours per month in the UK in a healthcare environment that is appropriate to the relevant pathway. 1.If you do not have 120 credits at level 1 and 2, you can still enter the programme please contact David Maher Study Routes Full time normally over 1 academic year Part-time between 2 and 6 years Location(s) Most modules are taught at the campus on College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB More about the BSc (Hons) Clinical Nursing Pathway Pathways This pathway is ideal for newly qualified nurses or those with more experience wanting to develop skills and knowledge in a variety of clinical topics. It is useful for students working with patients requiring acute care; care for long term conditions and for those interested in care of the older person. This pathway celebrates the general nurse who remains the backbone of contemporary nursing practice in a variety of settings such as hospital, primary care or the independent sector such as care homes. A wide range of clinical and modules of common interest are available. Please look at the course structure section for details of specific modules Contact: David Maher More about the BSc (Hons) Clinical Nursing (Surgical Care) Pathways This pathway is designed for students who work in a surgical area and regard this as their most likely longer term career focus. You will complete the compulsory surgical care modules and then select either optional modules in surgery or pre-operative assessment or modules of common interest. The modules are supported by academic and professional staff working in the field including a nurse consultant in pre-operative assessment. Please look at the course structure section for details of specific modules Contact: David Maher BSc (Hons) Clinical Nursing (Learning Disabilities) This pathway is suitable for nurses and other healthcare professionals who are working in the field of learning disabilities. It may also appeal to students working in mental health settings. The pathway boasts a focus on health inclusion and a new optional module in Assessment of the Mental Health Needs of People who have Learning Disabilities. Modules of common interest are available that will help practitioners to provide care that is designed to meet the complex needs of clients and their family / carers. The pathway is supported by specialists in the field of learning disabilities. Please look at the course structure section for details of specific modules Contact David Weinrabe BSc (Hons) Clinical Nursing (Child) This pathway is designed for qualified children’s nurses. It adopts a family centred approach to care and boasts a wide range of relevant modules. As well as the compulsory modules, options include high dependency care of children, collaborative working in safeguarding children, children’s emergency care and experiences of loss and bereavement. Modules of common interest are also available. The modules are supported by child registered lecturers and clinical staff. Please look at the course structure section for details of specific modules Contact Liz Gormley-Fleming Work You will continue to work in your clinical area for a minimum of 20 hours per month Placement whilst studying the programme. There are no formal placements but you may decide to arrange visits to specialist areas of practice as part of your learning. Details will be given when you commence your study. Careers All modules have been mapped against the Knowledge Skills Framework and may be studied individually or as part of a degree programme. You may want to discuss your learning needs with your manager (for example at appraisal) so that your career development and individual strengths and ambitions can be linked. We have specialist tutors available to support your career and academic ambitions The University offers a full range of career advice including interview skill development, CV writing and an active alumni association. Teaching Teaching will be student focused and interactive using a variety of strategies including Methods lectures, workshops, discussion groups and individual/small group tutorials. You will also use StudyNet, the University’s on-line managed learning environment. StudyNet will allow you to access on-line journals and books as well as access learning materials and resources posted by the lecturers involved in delivering your modules. This will help to save you time and costs associated with travel. Additionally you will have access to 2 state of the art Learning Resource Centres. You will be encouraged to bring your personal and professional experiences to the group to enhance the diversity of learning available. Analysis and reflection on work-based issues and problems are an integral part of your learning. As a general ‘rule of thumb’, you should expect to spend 150 hours studying a 15 credit module including taught sessions, directed and self-directed learning. Programme The programme consists of 4 pathways and named awards, each of which requires Structure completion of 120 credits at level 3. Module details are available on www.go.herts.ac.uk/cpdhealth under the respective clinical pathway (see below) Compulsory Students on all pathways will study the following compulsory modules: Modules Module Code Module Title www.go.herts.ac.uk/cpdhealth Credit Points (Click on module title for module information) Clinical Pathway / Semester 3NMH0287 Leading and Managing Care Management & Leadership 30 A or B Improvement in Nursing Practice 3NMH0190 Research for Practice Development Management & leadership 15 A or B Students will then select an appropriate pathway and study the relevant compulsory pathway modules 3NMH0170 Child Pathway: Physiology Based Children’s health 30 / A Assessment of the Acutely Ill Child 3NMH0286 Learning Disability Pathway: Mental health 30 / A or B Facilitating Health Inclusion for Learning Disability and Mental Health Service – users (Learning Disability Pathway) 3NMH0241 Surgical Pathway: Supporting the Acute care 15 / A Vulnerable Patient in Acute Healthcare 3NMH0237 Surgical Pathway: Optimising Health in Acute care 15 / A Surgical Patients 3NMH0284 Clinical Nursing Pathway: Developing Long term conditions 15 / A Needs Led Approaches to Nursing Care 3NMH0210 Clinical Nursing Pathway: Law and End of life 15 / B Ethics in Nursing and Midwifery Practice Optional Students may select 45 credits of optional modules that are relevant to their specific area Modules of practice and personal professional development needs including: Module Code Module Title www.go.herts.ac.uk/cpdhealth Credit Points (Click on module title for module information) Clinical Pathway / Semester 3NMH0288 Nursing Issues in the Care of Older Long term conditions 15 / A People 3NMH0164 Cancer: Understanding the Challenges End of life 30 / A 3NMH0161 Psychosocial End of Life Care End of life 15 / A 3NMH0165 Symptom Management in Palliative End of life 15 / B Care 3NMH0166 Supporting Experience of Loss and End of life 15 / B Bereavement 3NMH0162 Pain Management End of life 15 / A 3NMH0290 Wounds: Issues and Challenges End of life 30 / A 3NMH0211 Care of People with Acute Respiratory Acute care 15 / A Disorders 3NMH0213 Care of People with Chronic Respiratory Long term conditions 15 / A Disease 3NMH0232 Care of Asthma in Acute and Primary Acute care 15 / B Settings 3NMH0169 Physiology Based Assessment of the Acute care 30 / A Acutely Ill Adult 3NMH0171 Caring for Adults with High Not available on line 30 / B Dependency Needs 3NMH0172 Caring for Children with High Not available on line 30 / B Dependency Needs 3NMH0114 Collaborative Working in Safeguarding Children’s health 30 Children 3NMH0177 Contemporary Practice in Children’s Children’s health 30 / B Emergency Care 3NMH0238 Contemporary Issues in Surgical Care Acute care 15 / B 3NMH0239 Practice Skills for Surgical Care Acute care 15 / B 3NMH0142 Systematic Approaches to Assessment Acute care 15 / B and Diagnosis 3NMH0240 Contemporary Issues in Pre-Operative Acute care 15 / B Assessment 3NMH0130 Cardiac Rehabilitation Long term conditions 315 / A 3HPD0026 Chronic Heart Failure Long term conditions 15 / B 3HPD0024 Anticoagulation for Health Professionals Acute 15 / B 3NMH0126 Assessment and Management of Long term conditions 15 / B Hypertension 3NMH0269 Assessment and Management of Not available on-line 15 / A, B and Hypertension (distance learning) C 3NMH0124 Principles of Diabetes Care Long term conditions 30 / B 3NMH0125 Management of the Complications of Long term conditions 30 /A Diabetes 3NMH0158 Preparation for Mentorship Management and leadership 15 / A and B 3NMH0226 Preparation for Mentorship (distance) Management and leadership 15 / C 3NMH0272 Contemporary Issues in Infection Acute care 15 / B Prevention and Control Practice Module Code Module Title www.go.herts.ac.uk/cpdhealth Credit Points (Click on module title for module information) Clinical Pathway / Semester 3HPD0014 Honours Degree Project Not available on line 30 / AB and BA 3NMH0018 Audit Project Not available on line 30 / AB and BA 3NMH0229 V150 Nurse Prescribing Not available on line 15 / AB and BA 3HPD0036 Independent Nurse Prescribing Not available on line 30 / AB and BA 3NMH0210 Law and Ethics in Nursing and End of life 15 / B Midwifery Practice 3POR0245 Managing Minor Illness Acute care 15 / B 3NMH0178 Managing Minor Injuries Not available on line 15 / B 3NMH0285 Assessment of the Mental Health Mental health 15 / B Needs of People who have Learning Disabilities 3NMH0270. Psychopharmacology and medicines Mental health TBC management Level 2 Optional Modules 2NMH0191 Law and Ethics in Nursing and End of life 15 / B Midwifery Practice 2NMH0161 Preparation for Mentorship Management and leadership 15 / A and B 2NMH0142 Principles of Diabetes Long term conditions 30 / B 2NMH0147 Biophysical Health Surveillance for Not available on line 15 / A or B or People with Learning Disabilities C 2NMH0182 Using Evidence in Practice Settings Management and leadership 15 / A 2NMH0209 Using Evidence in Practice Settings Management and leadership 15 / B (distance) Please note that module and pathways exclusions may apply to optional modules. Please look at the typical programme of study section in this flyer and then discuss your proposed programme of study with David Maher prior to application Further details of all modules and how to apply can be found at www.go.herts.ac.uk/cpdhealth and look under the relevant clinical pathway Funding your Please contact your Training / Development Manager to discuss funding. Studies If you are working within the NHS, the Strategic Health Authority provides funding for a range of professional education which is managed by the NHS Trusts education departments. Fees Standard fees for self-funding UK / EU citizens are set normally at £405 per 15 credits. A Typical Year Semester A Semester B Programme of Study – 1 Developing needs led approaches to Legal and ethical issues in nursing and Clinical nursing care + midwifery practice + Nursing issues in older care Research for practice development Nursing 2 Chronic respiratory disorders + Leading and managing care Part-time Psychosocial end of life care improvement in nursing practice A Typical Year Semester A Semester B Programme of Study – Child 1 Physiology Based Assessment of the Research for practice development + Part-time Acutely Ill Child Supporting Experience of Loss and Bereavement 2 Caring for Children with High Dependency Leading and managing care Needs improvement in nursing practice A Typical Year Semester A Semester B Programme of Study – 1 Facilitating Health Inclusion for Learning Research for practice development + Learning Disability or Mental Health Service-users 2 Assessment of the Mental Health Needs Leading and managing care Disabilities of People who have Learning Disabilities improvement in nursing practice + Part-time Legal and ethical issues in nursing and midwifery practice A Typical Year Semester A Semester B Programme of Study – 1 Care of the vulnerable patient in acute Contemporary issues in surgical care Surgical Care healthcare + + Optimising health in surgical care + Practice skills for surgical care Part-time 2 Research for Practice Development + Leading and managing care improvement Pain Management in nursing practice A Typical Year Semester A Semester B Programme of Study – 1 Developing needs led approaches to Legal and ethical issues in nursing and Clinical nursing care + midwifery practice + Nursing issues in older care + Research for practice development + Nursing Full- Physiology Based Assessment of the Leading and managing care time Acutely Ill Adult improvement in nursing practice Additional Programme and admissions advice is available from David Maher, the Programme information Tutor on firstname.lastname@example.org / 01707 285265. and application Professional advice is also available from the following pathway specialists tutors Child – Liz Gormley-Fleming email@example.com / 01707 285247 Learning Disability – David Weinrabe firstname.lastname@example.org / 01707 284955 Surgical Care and Clinical Nursing – David Maher (as above) Application forms are available from CPD Admission on 01707 285984 or Email: CPDhealth@herts.ac.uk or visit: www.go.herts.ac.uk/cpdhealth and follow the link to the application form. 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