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                      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 d.maher@herts.ac.uk / 01707 285265.
and
application     Professional advice is also available from the following pathway specialists tutors

                 Child – Liz Gormley-Fleming e.gormley-fleming@herts.ac.uk / 01707 285247
                 Learning Disability – David Weinrabe d.p.weinrabe@herts.ac.uk / 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. Please complete all requested areas so your application is not
                delayed.

				
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