Students should note that all of the modules below may not be available to them.

Undergraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Undergraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

Postgraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Postgraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

NU1026 Academic Writing, Information Technology and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
NU1032 Fundamental Knowledge and Skills for Nursing Practice
NU1040 Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing and Midwifery Practice
NU1042 Developing Hope-Inspiring Relationships and Psychology for Health Care
NU1043 Recovery - Theory, Concept and Principles
NU1044 Developing Skilled Mental Health Nursing Practice
NU1045 Creative Therapies and Self Awareness Skills for Mental Health Nursing
NU1047 Therapeutic Interpersonal Skills for Nursing Practice and Psychology for Healthcare
NU1048 The Profession of Nursing: Professional Practice, Law and Ethics
NU1049 General Nursing Practice
NU1050 The Foundations of Contemporary Intellectual Disability Nursing
NU1051 Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice
NU1052 Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn I
NU1053 Midwives and Professional Practice I
NU1055 Interpersonal Communication and Applied Psychology for Midwifery Practice
NU1056 Midwifery Practice I
NU1058 Promoting Health, Supporting Inclusion - the Potential Contribution of Nurses to the Care and Support of People with Disabilities
NU1060 The Foundations of Contemporary Children's and General Nursing
NU1061 Fundamental knowledge and skills for children's nursing practice
NU1062 Integrated Children's and General Nursing Practice
NU1064 Midwifery Theory and Practice for Various Clinical Settings I
NU2003 Pharmacology and Medication Management for Nurses and Midwives
NU2050 Research for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery Care
NU2057 General Nursing with Adults and their Families - Focusing on Common Acute and Chronic Health Care Conditions I
NU2058 General Nursing with Adults and their Families - Focusing on Common Acute and Chronic Healthcare Conditions II
NU2059 Health, Ageing and the Life-Cycle - Perspectives on General Nursing with Older People
NU2060 Growth and Development during Pregnancy, Childhood and Adolescence
NU2061 Therapeutic Interpersonal Relationships with Children, Adolescents and their Families
NU2062 Nursing Children, Adolescents and their Families in the Community
NU2063 General Nursing Practice
NU2064 Health, Life-Cycle - Perspectives on Maternity Care and Child Health Nursing
NU2066 Recovery - Working With People Through Crisis
NU2068 Skilled Mental Health Nursing Practice
NU2069 Therapeutic Relationships - Communication and Self-Awareness
NU2074 Independent Study in Health Studies
NU2078 Health Care Needs of People with Intellectual Disabilities across the Lifespan I
NU2081 Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice
NU2083 Midwifery Practice II
NU2084 Independent Study in Health Studies (Women's Health)
NU2086 Children's and General Nursing Practice
NU2088 Health Care Needs of People with Intellectual Disabilities across the Lifespan II
NU2089 Supporting Individuals with a Specific Intellectual Disability I
NU2090 Therapeutic Communication Supports and Person Centred Practice for People with Intellectual Disabilities
NU2092 Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn II
NU2093 Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn II - Complications
NU2094 Midwives and Professional Practice
NU2095 Biological Basis for Midwifery Practice
NU2096 Midwifery in Various Health Care Contexts II
NU2097 General Health Care for Adults with Mental Health Problems - Applied Nutrition, Anatomy, Physiology I
NU2098 General Health Care for Adults with Mental Health Problems - Applied Nutrition, Anatomy, Physiology II
NU3046 Independent Study in Health Studies
NU3047 Supporting Individuals with a Specific Intellectual Disability II
NU3049 From Childhood to Older Adult: Issues for the Person with an Intellectual Disability and their Family
NU3050 Health Promotion and Primary Health Care in a Mental Health Context
NU3051 Mental Health Nursing: Politics, Policy and Practice
NU3053 Developing hope-inspiring relationships when working therapeutically with individuals and groups
NU3054 Skilled Mental Health Nursing Practice 3
NU3058 Midwifery Practice in Various Health Contexts III
NU3067 Nursing Children, Adolescents and their Families with Acute and Continuing Care Needs
NU3068 Children's and General Nursing Practice
NU3069 Midwifery Practice III
NU3070 Pregnancy, Childbirth and Newborn III
NU3071 Midwives and Professional Practice III
NU3073 Parenthood Education: Promoting Normal Birth
NU3076 Professional Issues, Teaching and Learning and the Development of Disciplinary Knowledge for Nursing Practice
NU3077 Mental Health and its Determinants - Application to the Role of the General Nurse in promoting Therapeutic Interactions
NU3078 Health Promotion and Primary Healthcare in a General Health Context
NU3079 General Nursing with Adults and their Families III - focusing on common acute and chronic conditions
NU3080 General Nursing with Adults, Children and their Families IV - Focusing on Oncology
NU3081 General Nursing with Adults, Children and their Families V - Focusing on End of Life and Palliative Care
NU3082 General Nursing Practice
NU3083 Research for Evidence-based Nursing and Midwifery Care
NU3084 Independent Study in Health Studies (Women's Health)
NU3086 Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice
NU3088 Recovery - Working with Children and Young People with Mental Health Problems
NU3089 Recovery - Working with the Older Adult with Mental Health Problems
NU3090 Health Promotion and Primary Health in a General Health Context
NU3091 General Nursing with Adults, Children and their Families V - focusing on Oncology, End of Life and Palliative Care Contexts
NU3092 Health, Ageing and the Lifecycle - Perspectives on General Nursing with Older People
NU3096 Health Needs of People with an Intellectual Disability across the Lifespan III
NU3097 Supporting People with Behaviours that Challenge and/or Mental Health Issues
NU4001 Nursing Science
NU4002 Introduction to Nursing and Midwifery Research
NU4003 Management in Nursing
NU4007 Nursing in the Community
NU4008 Cancer Nursing
NU4009 Care of the Older Adult
NU4016 Research for Nursing and Midwifery Practice
NU4018 Nursing Science
NU4024 Health Promotion for Nursing Practice
NU4025 Health Care Informatics for Nursing and Midwifery
NU4027 Nursing Ethics
NU4030 Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry: A Critical Appraisal and Implications for Mental Health Nurses
NU4031 Advanced Communication Skills for Nursing and Midwifery Practice
NU4034 Complementary Therapies in Healthcare
NU4035 The Multidisciplinary Risk Assessment and Management of Clients with Mental Health Needs
NU4036 Caring for People with Intellectual Disabilities for General and Mental Health Nursing Students
NU4037 Wound Management
NU4040 Nursing Care of the Acute Medical and Surgical Adult Patient
NU4041 Ethical and Legal Decision Making at the End of Life
NU4044 Independent Study in Health Studies (Women's Health)
NU4046 The Therapeutic Value of the Arts within Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare
NU4057 Recovery - working with vulnerable populations
NU4058 Leadership and Therapeutic Team Working Skills in a Mental Health Setting
NU4062 Nursing Children, Adolescents and their Families with Acute and Continuing Care Needs II
NU4067 Therapeutic Interpersonal Skills for Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice
NU4068 Valuing People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families across the Lifespan
NU4069 Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice
NU4073 Research for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery Care
NU4074 The Profession and Discipline of Nursing: Ethics, Legal Issues, Safety and Professional Practice
NU4075 Midwifery Practice IV
NU4076 Professional development and Nurses as Team Members, Leaders and Managers of the future
NU4077 Detect Deterioration, Accurate Assessment, Rapid Response, and Effective Escalation (DARE?) Patient Safety Programme
NU4078 Communication Skills and Personal Well-Being for Nursing Practice
NU4079 Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn IV
NU4081 Midwifery and Professional Practice including Ethics and Legal Issues
NU4082 Health Promotion for Midwifery Practice
NU4084 Children's and General Nursing Clinical Practice
NU4085 Nursing Individuals through the Lifecycle with Disabilities or Mental Health Needs
NU4086 Nursing Management of Seriously Ill Children, Adolescents and Adults
NU4087 General Nursing Practice
NU4089 The Profession and Discipline of Psychiatric Nursing
NU4091 Independent Study in Health Studies
NU4094 Skilled Mental Health Nursing Practice
NU4096 Personal and Professional Development in Nursing and Health 1
NU5007 Acute and Chronic Wound Care for Healthcare Professionals
NU5043 Ethics for Midwives
NU5047 Normal Childbirth: Current Debates and Trends
NU5048 Professional, Ethical and Legal Practice, Communication and Clinical Aspects of Nurse/Midwife Prescribing
NU5057 Professionalism for Midwifery Practice
NU5058 Health Promotion for Midwifery Practice
NU5059 Childbirth and the Neonate II
NU5073 Evidence Based Midwifery Practice
NU5075 Children's and General Nursing Practice
NU5077 Diabetes Management
NU5078 Independent Study in Health Studies
NU5079 Research Methods in Midwifery
NU5081 Preparation for Birth and Parenthood Facilitation
NU5082 Physical Assessment for Nursing Practice
NU5083 Informatics for Healthcare Professionals
NU5084 Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare
NU5086 Complementary Therapies in Healthcare
NU5087 Practice and Principles of Health Promotion
NU5088 Midwifery Practice I
NU5089 Midwifery Practice II
NU5090 Clinical Audit for Health Care Professionals
NU5091 Principles of Orthopaedic Nursing
NU5093 Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Neonate 1
NU5095 Supporting Mothers during Pregnancy and Parenthood
NU5096 Normal Childbirth: Issues and Debates
NU6005 Research Methods
NU6019 Person Centred Care
NU6027 Emergency Nursing I
NU6028 Emergency Nursing II
NU6030 Cardiac Nursing
NU6031 Intensive Care Nursing
NU6038 Perioperative Nursing I
NU6039 Perioperative Nursing II
NU6041 Public Health Nursing: Principles and Professional Issues
NU6042 Children, Young People and Families
NU6043 Adults and Older People in the Community
NU6044 Health and Health Promotion: Concepts and Principles
NU6047 Clinical Placement: Public Health Nursing
NU6052 Person Centred Health Care for People with an Intellectual Disability
NU6053 Ethics for Specialist Practice
NU6054 Maternal and Child Health Nursing
NU6065 High Dependency Care and Management of the Neonate
NU6070 Practice Enhancement for Nursing and Midwifery
NU6072 Symptom Management in Cancer
NU6073 Dissertation in Nursing
NU6074 Nursing and Midwifery Management and Development
NU6075 Innovations in Clinical Practice
NU6076 Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery Practice
NU6078 Ageing and Older People: Bio Psychosocial Perspectives
NU6079 Contemporary Issues in Gerontological Nursing
NU6080 Practice Development in Specialist Mental Health Nursing
NU6081 Principles and Practices of Recovery (Working in Partnership with the Person)
NU6082 Principles and Practices of Recovery (Working in Partnership with Families)
NU6083 Critical Issues in Mental Health Care
NU6084 Clinical Examination Skills
NU6085 Wound Care for Healthcare Professionals
NU6086 Perioperative Specialist Nursing
NU6089 Transitional Care and Nursing Management of Neonates
NU6090 Therapeutic Communication Skills for Palliative Practice
NU6091 Medical and Surgical Nursing of Individuals with Respiratory Problems
NU6092 Medical and Surgical Nursing of Individuals with Cardiovascular Problems
NU6093 Medical and Surgical Nursing of Individuals with Renal Problems
NU6095 Primary Health Care Services in the Community
NU6096 Nursing in the Community in Primary Health Care 1
NU6097 Nursing in the Community in Primary Health Care 2
NU6098 Nursing in the Community Clinical Practicum
NU6107 Medical and Surgical Nursing of Individuals with Gastrointestinal Problems
NU6116 Advanced Practice in Nursing
NU6117 Contemporary Approaches to Dementia Across the Continuum of Care
NU6119 Nurse Prescribing Ionizing Radiation (X-Ray)
NU6120 Patient Safety
NU6123 Independent Study in Advanced Nursing or Midwifery Practice
NU6124 Global Perspectives on Clinical Specialist and Advanced Practitioner Roles in Nursing or Midwifery
NU6125 Professional Practice Issues for Nurses and Midwives
NU6126 Physical Assessment for Nursing Practice
NU6127 Elective Orthopaedic Nursing - Adult
NU6128 Orthopaedic Trauma Nursing - Adult
NU6129 Rheumatology Nursing - Adult
NU6130 Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 1
NU6131 Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 2
NU6132 Communication Strategies for People with an Intellectual Disability
NU6133 Mental Health Needs of People with an Intellectual Disability
NU6140 Woman Centred Care
NU6145 Foundations of Cancer Care
NU6146 Cancer Management and Supportive Cancer Care 1
NU6147 Cancer Management and Supportive Cancer Care 2
NU6148 Clinical Practice in Specialist Mental Health Nursing I
NU6149 Clinical Practice in Specialist Mental Health Nursing II
NU6150 Nursing Management of Neonates
NU6151 Dissertation in Midwifery
NU6152 Medical and Surgical Nursing of Individuals with Cardiorespiratory Problems
NU6153 Preparation for Birth and Parenthood Facilitation
NU6154 Advanced Practice in Midwifery
NU6156 Clinical General Practice Nursing II
NU6158 Evidence Based Cervical Screening
NU6159 High Dependency in Neonatal Nursing
NU6201 Personal and Professional Portfolio
NU7004 Doctoral Seminars and Scholarship
NU7014 Advanced Nursing Theory
NU7015 Health Systems, Policy and Regulations
NU7016 Leadership and Collaboration
NU7017 Healthcare Informatics
NU7018 Advanced Research Quantitative Methods
NU7019 Advanced Research Qualitative Methods

NU1026 Academic Writing, Information Technology and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (Laboratory and group work; Audio-visual Presentations; Learning contracts, and directed learning); 76hr(s) Other (Self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Sile Creedon, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Sile Creedon, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To begin the process of developing skills for life-long learning e.g. Information literacy, reflection, academic writing and to facilitate students in developing professional learning skills and computerised information processing skills.

Module Content: Learning skills in: reading and academic writing, referencing (plagiarism); accessing library facilities (information literacy I, data-base searching web quest); self-directed learning; learning contracts; reflective learning (including reflective cycles); Information Technology for Nurses; input devices, data security; confidentiality of patient/client data on information technology devices, electronic communication, health and safety aspects of using a computer, making presentations; Health Informatics; Word processing and presentation packages; Internet; Email; PowerPoint; research and evidence-based practice terminology.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate ability to access and utilise library, IT and other learning resources.
?Present written work using acceptable academic convention.
?Identify strengths/limitations of specified web sites (Web Quest) using defined criteria.
?Discuss the use of reflection and Gibb's reflective cycle in facilitating learning.
?Demonstrate familiarity with research terminology.
?Explore what is meant by evidence-based practice.
?Demonstrate Information Technology etiquette.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Portfolio - including receipted submission of electronic material).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU1032 Fundamental Knowledge and Skills for Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 225.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 75hr(s) Other (Lectures, Practicals, Tutorials, Directed Learning); 125hr(s) Other (Self Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Nuala Walshe, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Nuala Walshe, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, Department of Physics; Staff, Department of Physiology; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the fundamentals of nursing skills as a foundation for their roles in practice in particular helping-therapeutic-collaborative and clinical-technical roles.

Module Content: Introduction to the cardiovascular and respiratory systems and models of nursing with a focus on the Roper Logan and Tierney activities of daily living model and the nursing process. The assessment of patients/ clients in clinical practice (including risk assessment, prevention of adverse events e.g.prevention of falls/ slips, development of pressure ulcers).
Interpretation of vital signs. Physics related to temperature regulation. The caring role of the nurse in relation to patient/client: eating and drinking, mobility, personal hygiene, health and safety in the workplace, elimination; bio-physical and social health (including sleep, rest, and social interaction, sexuality and death and dying). Emphasis on subjective and objective patient/ client assessment and the documentation and reporting of such assessments. In addition, there will be a focus on introducing strategies that create a culture of safety when providing holistic care to patients/ clients in relation to their activities of daily living.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify the mechanisms used to regulate temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiration.
?Discuss the factors (physical, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural) and lifestyle choices that can affect activities of daily living (thermoregulation, respiration and circulation, eating and drinking, cleansing and dressing) across an individual's lifespan.
?Demonstrate the ability to measure and record appropriate objective data with respect to respiration, circulation, thermoregulation, hydration and nutrition, and perform a range of related fundamental nursing skills in the clinical skills simulation resource centre.
?Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of documentation that reflects the nursing assessment, care-plan and the evaluation of nursing care.
?Discuss the health and safety considerations of health care environments with reference to relevant legislation, and implement safe moving an handling techniques.
?Interpret objective and subjective data to formulate a negotiated patient/ client focused care plan having regard for their specific physical, social, spiritual, cultural and psychological needs.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 100 marks; Clinical Assessment 100 marks (Observed practical examination with audio-visual recording).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Clinical Examination. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% (overall). Students must obtain at least 40% in each assessed element (Formal Written Examination and practical examination). For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module and a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded. Where a module has both a continuous assessment and a formal written examination, students will be required to repeat and resubmit at the autumn supplemental examinations both the examination and the continuous assessment elements if failing the continuous assessment at the first attempt.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. Students failing the observed practical examination with audio-visual recording must take an autumn supplemental practical examination.

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NU1040 Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing and Midwifery Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 220.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (50hrs Lectures/Group Work/Tutorials/Seminars; 50hrs Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Teresa Wills, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Teresa Wills, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Microbiology.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' understandings of infection control issues for nursing and midwifery practice.

Module Content: Microbiology and nature of infection. Principles of infection prevention and control. Management of infections.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain the nature, structure and differences of micro-organisms.
?Describe the methods used to classify living organisms and the factors that influence their growth.
?Describe the modes of infection transmission and the high standards of care required to prevent transmission.
?Discuss the implications of acquiring healthcare associated infection from organizational and individual perspectives such as risk management and resource consumption.
?Explain healthcare associated infection surveillance and other assessment monitoring activities including the role of the infection control team.
?Outline the nursing/midwifery management of an outbreak of infection in a hospital / residential care setting.
?Discuss the evidence underpinning nursing/midwifery practices in relation to patients/clients acquiring specific pathogens such as MRSA, HIV, AIDS, Avian Flu, STIs and Hepatitis B.
?Demonstrate a surgical dressing using an aseptic technique.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 90 marks; Continuous Assessment 10 marks (Attendance at, and write up of, clinical laboratory sessions).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. The mark for clinical laboratory sessions is carried forward, maximum 10 marks.

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NU1042 Developing Hope-Inspiring Relationships and Psychology for Health Care

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Lectures (Lectures/Group Work/Tutorials/Directed Learning); 152hr(s) Other (Self-Directed Learning in preparation for lectures tutorials and practicals).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Moira O'Donovan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Moira O'Donovan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Applied Psychology; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To introduce students to psychology relevant to healthcare and essential interpersonal skills to aid them to develop hope-inspiring relationships with people experiencing mental distress

Module Content: Psychology (16 hours)
Introduction to psychology for healthcare with a particular focus on self & identity, communication, lifespan development, stress, adaptation, and coping.

Caring for the self - Introduction to the concept of self

Initiating hope-inspiring relationships - Nursing & Midwifery (32 hours)
Service user and carers' views on helpful communication; introduction to person centred care and therapeutic communication; the principles and practices of engaging with service users; developing hope-inducing behaviours through the use of therapeutic interpersonal skills such as active listening, questioning, non-verbal communication, responding, and being empathic and respectful; exploring barriers to building helpful interpersonal relationships; communicating with carers/families and individuals across the lifespan and in various contexts; therapeutic communication to enhance cultural competence; becoming self aware; personal and professional development. Respect for dignity of other.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Define commonly-used terms in psychology.
?Describe lifespan change in the cognitve, social and affective domains.
?Discuss the application of psychology to social and health issues.
?Relate psychology to self and healthcare and demonstrate an awareness of the importance of caring for the self.
?Develop an understanding of what interpersonal skills service users and carers find helpful when collaboratively building hope inspiring relationships.
?Discuss how hope can be inspired through caring communication.
?Describe how to engage in a hope-inspiring relationship using therapeutic interpersonal skills.
?Identify the appropriate use of various interpersonal skills when engaging with individuals/families in various contexts and from diverse cultures.
?Demonstrate awareness of the role of one's own interpersonal behaviours, attitudes and feelings in developing therapeutic interpersonal skills.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word project/reflective report).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU1043 Recovery - Theory, Concept and Principles

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Other (Lectures; Workshops; Self-Directed Learning; Group Discussions; Tutorials;); 152hr(s) Other (Self Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Aine Mairead Horgan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Aine Mairead Horgan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enhance the student's knowledge, know-how, competence and awareness of the application of person-centred mental health nursing.

Module Content: Personal journeys for meaning; theory and concept of mental health and illness (personal, community, professional, international); biopsychosocial theories in practice; foundations of mental health nursing (key events, professional dimensions, philosophical paradigms); introduction to the theory, concept and principles of mental health recovery; application of principles of person centred care.
Legislative, ethical professional frameworks governing mental health nursing practice. Principles of mental health nursing in a European/ international context.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss how personal perspectives influence life journeys.
?Discuss the nature of mental health, illness and distress.
?Explain the impact of biopsychosocial and cultural theories on the delivery of care.
?Identify issues that impact upon person-centred care.
?Examine the historical development of psychiatric nursing as a profession.
?Identify the criteria necessary for a recovery oriented service.
?Identify core roles of the Registered Psychiatric Nurse in contemporary mental health services.
?Identify role of the psychiatric nurse within legal, ethical and professional frameworks.
?Demonstrate application of principles of person-centred care.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 X 3000 Word Essay).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU1044 Developing Skilled Mental Health Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 7weeks(s) Placements (Supervision, Role Modelling, and Reflection); 26hr(s) Other (Lectures, Practicals, Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Stephen Bradley, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and participating Health Service Providers.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' practice with particular emphasis on exposure and participation in patient/client care within the five domains of Nursing practice, as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and Clinical skills as specified by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Module Content: Clinical practice (under direct supervision) in mental health nursing units/contexts with an emphasis on five domains of clinical practice (1. Professional/ethical practice, 2. Holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge, 3. Interpersonal relationships, 4.Organisational and management of care, and 5. Personal and professional development), and promoting health and wellbeing of service users and their families. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, First aid, Moving and Handling programme and Professional Management of Aggression and Violence (PMAV) training.Introduction and utilisation with clinical learning outcomes booklet and clinical placement procedures and processes; evaluation of placement experience.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss CLOs and Clinical skills achieved at exposure and/or participation levels with registered nurses/midwives using examples from clinical practice.
?Demonstrate an ability to relate observed practice to its underlying theory and describe to the practitioner how certain aspects of nursing/ person-centred care are carried out.
?Identify sources and types of information required to enhance further application of knowledge to the observed/participated practice.
?Discuss the health and safety considerations of healthcare environments with reference to relevant legislation, and implement safe patient handling techniques.
?Demonstrate development of the skill of reflective practice through discussion and written reflective notes as required per practice placement to registered nurses.
?Demonstrate professional/ personal attitudes, safety skills and behaviour in clinical practice.
?Demonstrate professional interpersonal skills appropriate to their level of practice
?Describe the concept of person-centred care, which represents the person's preferences, values and needs within the context of their families, communities and the health care delivery system.
?Discuss national (e.g. NMBI) and local (Health service provider and School of Nursing and Midwifery) policies and guidelines.

Assessment: Continuous Assessment: Completion of required Clinical Learning Outcomes and Clinical skills at exposure and participation levels (CLO booklet) (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice over 7 weeks as scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical Hours record time sheet (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing clinical practice placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: ?Achievement of 5 CLOs at one level e.g. exposure or a combination of exposure and participation levels signed and dated by both student and registered nurse/midwife. ?Completion of the required reflective notes, interviews and clinical placement details, signed and dated by both student and registered nurse/midwife. ?Completion of student 'End of Year Declaration' and 'Student self-assessment' pages in CLO Booklet. ?Completion of scheduled clinical time (7 weeks), submission of signed and completed time sheet by the specified submission date to the Allocations Office, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Passed elements of continuous assessment are carried forward. Failed elements must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Autumn Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. In addition, failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU1045 Creative Therapies and Self Awareness Skills for Mental Health Nursing

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): No artistic ability required.

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 20hr(s) Other (lectures, visual thinking strategies, tutorials, workshops, practicals, directed study); 80hr(s) Other (Self directed study).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Stephen Bradley, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Stephen Bradley, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: The aims of the module are to explore mental health and illness, disability, nursing and healthcare through their representation in the arts (media, literature, visual arts, music), improve the visual literacy skills of students and encourage students to participate in workshops relating to various creative artistic endeavours.

Module Content: Students experience a variety of creative activities - from: painting, prints, drawing, music, clay, poetry, film, humour, visits to galleries and utilize these experiences to reflect on their application to mental health nursing practice. Students study not only the practical application of these creative endeavours, but are encouraged to develop creatively and to link their experience(s) to the theory (evidence base) in health care.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Outline the use of creative arts in the assistance of service users towards the discovery of personal meaning through symbolic expressions of self.
?Reflect on personal experience of participation in creative art therapy sessions to develop greater awareness of self and others.
?Reflect on artefacts, images, film, narrative texts and sound and experience to develop greater insight into feelings expressed and personal meaning.
?Demonstrate an understanding of the relevance of the creative arts as a therapeutic modality in the practice of mental health nursing.
?Develop greater empathy for mental health service users through active engagement in creative therapies.
?Facilitate service users to participate in creative therapeutic activities in a manner that respects their safety, personal communication and dignity.
?Apply insights of the arts to personal and professional practice as a mental health nurse.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1500 word Project 100 Marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (students must revise and re-submit project, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU1047 Therapeutic Interpersonal Skills for Nursing Practice and Psychology for Healthcare

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Other (Lectures, tutorials, practicals, directed study); 152hr(s) Other (Self directed study).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Bridie McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Bridie McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and Ms Anna O' Reilly, Department of Applied Psychology.

Module Objective: To introduce students to therapeutic interpersonal skills for Nursing practice and Psychology relevant to healthcare.

Module Content: Psychology for Healthcare (16 hours)
Introduction to Psychology for Healthcare with a particular focus on self and identity, communication, lifespan development, stress, adaptation, and coping.

Therapeutic Interpersonal Skills for Nursing Practice (32 hours)
Introduction to communication skills for Nursing practice, with a particular focus on person-centred therapeutic communication. Verbal and non-verbal communication, listening, questioning, and responding to individuals and their families in differernt healthcare contexts. Personal and professional growth in their caring and healing role through the development of self awareness, respect for dignity of others, compassion, empathy and sensitivity towards others in their care. Concept of self and caring for the self. Introduction to the evidence underpinning therapeutic relationships.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Define commonly used terms in psychology.
?Describe lifespan change in the cognitive, social and affective domains.
?Discuss the application of psychology to social and health issues.
?Relate psychology to self and healthcare.
?Demonstrate essential and therapeutic communication skills for nursing practice.
?Discuss factors that contribute to effective and ineffective therapeutic communication.
?Identify appropriate use of various communication skills when engaging with individuals in different healthcare contexts and from diverse cultures.
?Recognise the impact of one's own behaviours, attitudes and feelings on others during communication encounters.
?Outline the importance of caring for the self.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Project\ Reflective Report).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU1048 The Profession of Nursing: Professional Practice, Law and Ethics

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials and directed learning); 76hr(s) Other (self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Mairin O'Mahony, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Margaret Landers, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the foundations of the profession and discipline of nursing: including professional practice, law and ethics.

Module Content: What is Nursing? Historical perspectives on general nursing. The purpose and role of the general nurse within the cultural, global healthcare and multidisciplinary team context. Nurses as carers and healers. Nursing as a discipline. Professional regulation and legislative framework. The nursing process and nursing care delivery systems. Roles and scope of practice in relation to student nurse role and registered general nurse roles. Introduction to nursing within a legal and ethical framework (the scope of practice, the code of professional conduct, and the Nurses and Midwives Bill/Act 2011). Introduction to contemporary professional issues and debates in general nursing (advocacy, empowerment, and accountability and their importance in terms of professional and patient/client safety). Organisation of healthcare in an Irish context. Portrayal of nursing within art, films, media and social networking sites.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify important historical individuals, writings and events that have influenced the development of nursing as a profession.
?Discuss the role of the nurse practicing within legal, ethical and professional frameworks.
?Discuss the standards required and values underpinning the professional role of the nurse.
?Describe the factors which enhance nursing professionalism.
?Outline the nature and scope of the nursing student's role in clinical practice.
?Discuss contemporary issues and challenges for general nursing.
?Explain the role and function of An Bord Altranais, national and international bodies.
?Demonstrate an awareness of the organisation of healthcare in an Irish context.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Poster Presentation (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU1049 General Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 160.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 7weeks(s) Placements (Supervision, Role Modelling, and Reflection); 26hr(s) Other (Lectures, Practicals, Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Patricia Fehin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and participating health service providers.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' practice with particular emphasis on exposure and participation in patient/client care within the five domains of Nursing practice, as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and Clinical skills as specified by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Module Content: Clinical practice (under direct supervision) in general nursing/midwifery units/contexts with an emphasis on the five domains of clinical practice (1. Professional/ethical practice, 2. Holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge, 3. Interpersonal relationships, 4. Organisational and management of care, and 5. Personal and professional development), and promoting health and wellbeing of patients/clients and their families. First Aid. Content relating to Mandatory skills (e.g. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Moving and Handling programme, hand hygiene, waste segregation, blood and body fluid exposure). Introduction to and utilisation of the Clinical Learning Outcomes (CLOs) Booklet, clinical placement procedures and processes. CLOs and Clinical skills in general nursing/midwifery practice, reflection-on-practice, and practice placement policies and procedures.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss CLOs and Clinical skills achieved at exposure and/or participation levels with registered nurses/midwives using examples from clinical practice.
?Demonstrate development of the skill of reflective practice through written reflective notes as required per practice placement to registered nurses/midwives.
?Discuss personal and professional growth and development through identifying own learning needs and self-evaluation of clinical learning in interview process (CLO Booklet).
?Discuss national (e.g. NMBI) and local (Health service provider and School of Nursing and Midwifery) policies and guidelines.

Assessment: Continuous Assessment: Completion of required Clinical Learning Outcomes and Clinical skills at exposure and participation levels (CLO booklet) (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice over 7 weeks as scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical Hours record time sheet (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing clinical practice placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: Achievement of 5 CLOs and minimum of 14 skills at one level e.g. exposure or a combination of exposure and participation levels signed and dated by both student and registered nurse/midwife. Completion of the required reflective notes, interviews and clinical placement details, signed and dated by both student and registered nurse/midwife. Completion of student 'End of Year Declaration' and 'Student self-assessment' pages in CLO Booklet. Completion of scheduled clinical time (7 weeks), submission of signed and completed time sheet by the specified submission date to the Allocations Office, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Passed elements of continuous assessment are carried forward. Failed elements must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Autumn Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. In addition, failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU1050 The Foundations of Contemporary Intellectual Disability Nursing

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (Self Directed Learning); 76hr(s) Other (Lectures/Tutorials/Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Caroline Dalton, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Caroline Dalton, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the foundations of nursing as a profession and a discipline with specific application to therapeutic-collaborative dimensions of intellectual disability nursing.

Module Content: Historical developments of nursing as a discipline and profession to include the role and functions of the
nurse and society's influence on nursing. The role of the Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID) cognisant of services and organizational provision. Introduction to approaches to intellectual disability nursing practice; nursing care delivery systems and the nursing process. Intellectual disability nursing in a European context. Introduction to nursing within a legal and ethical framework (the scope of practice, the code of professional conduct, and the Nurses and Midwives Bill/Act 2011). Introduction to contemporary professional issues and debates in intellectual disability nursing- advocacy, empowerment, and accountability.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Examine the historical impact of the medical and nursing professions, State and Catholic Church on the development of intellectual disability nursing in Ireland.
?Identify the influences of the voluntary sector on Irish social attitudes toward the organisation of provision of services for persons with an intellectual
disability.
?Outline the role of Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID) in the context of contemporary services and organizational provision
?Identify core roles of intellectual disability nurses based on a person centred approach to care.
?OUtline knowledge of legislative frameworks governing contemporary nursing practice.
?Discuss the Irish approach to intellectual disability service provision in its European context.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word Assignment).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit assignment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU1051 Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 7weeks(s) Placements (Supervision, Role Modelling, and Reflection); 40hr(s) Other (Lectures, Practicals, Directed Learning)).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Maria Caples, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and participating Health Service Providers.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' practice with particular emphasis on exposure and participation in patient/client care within the five domains of Nursing practice, as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and Clinical skills as specified by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Module Content: Clinical practice (under direct clinical supervision) in intellectual disability nursing settings with an emphasis on five domains of clinical practice (1. professional/ethical practice 2. holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge 3. interpersonal relationships 4.organisational and management of care and 5. personal and professional development). Promoting health and well being of clients and their families.
Content relating to mandatory skills (e.g. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Moving and Handling programme, hand hygiene, waste segregation, blood and body fluid exposure).Management of Acute or Potential Aggression (MAPA) training. Introduction to and utilisation of the Clinical Learning Outcomes (CLO) booklet and clinical placement procedures and processes. CLOs and Clinical skills in intellectual disability nursing practice, reflection-on-practice, and practice placement policies and procedures

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss CLOs and Clinical skills achieved at exposure and/or participation levels with registered nurses using examples from clinical practice
?Demonstrate development of the skill of reflective practice through written reflective notes as required per practice placement to registered nurses/midwives.
?Discuss personal and professional growth and development through identifying own learning needs and self-evaluation of clinical learning in interview process (CLO Booklet).
?Discuss national (e.g. NMBI) and local (Health service provider and School of Nursing and Midwifery) policies and guidelines.

Assessment: Continuous Assessment: Completion of required Clinical Learning Outcomes and Clinical skills at exposure and participation levels (CLO booklet) (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice as scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail) Moving and Handling (yes/no) and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (pass/fail). MAPA (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical Hours record time sheet (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing clinical practice placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: Achievement of 5 CLOs and minimum of 5 mandatory skills at one level e.g. exposure or a combination of exposure and participation levels signed and dated by both student and registered nurse/midwife. Completion of the required reflective notes, interviews and clinical placement details, signed and dated by both student and registered nurse. Completion of student 'End of Year Declaration' and 'Student self-assessment' pages in CLO Booklet. Completion of scheduled clinical time, submission of signed and completed time sheet by the specified submission date to the Allocations Office, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Passed elements of continuous assessment are carried forward. Failed elements must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Autumn Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. In addition, failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU1052 Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn I

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 30hr(s) Other (Lectures /Practicals); 20hr(s) Other (Directed Learning); 150hr(s) Other (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To introduce midwifery knowledge, and practice for normal pregnancy, childbirth, the care of the newborn and care of the family in the postnatal period.

Module Content: Reproduction, the developing fetus and newborn with reference to relevant anatomy and physiology. Antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. Assessment of fetal wellbeing. Care of the newborn and adaptation to motherhood. Infant feeding. Introduction to complications in childbirth and the role of the midwife and multidisciplinary team. Activities of a Midwife as identified in the EC Directive of 2005 (2005/36/EC) Practical skills for midwifery practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify the midwife's role in the provision of individualised care for a woman experiencing a normal pregnancy, labour, the postnatal period, including care of the new born.
?Identify the importance of providing individualised care to a woman and her fetus/newborn during normal pregnancy, labour, and the postnatal period.
?Describe the activities of a midwife
?Identify the skills required in providing midwifery care to a woman in pregnancy, labour and following birth.
?Describe the complications that can occur in pregnancy, childbirth, the postnatal period and when caring for the newborn.
?Discuss the role of the midwife in supporting a woman's adaptation to motherhood and infant bonding.
?Discuss how to provide support to a woman breastfeeding her baby and other methods of infant feeding.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 100 marks (1 x 1.5 hr paper); Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Essay 1 x 1500 words).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% (overall). In addition, students must obtain at least 40% in each of the individual assessments independently. For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module is a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded. Where a module has both a continuous assessment and a formal written examination, students will be required to repeat and resubmit at the autumn supplemental examinations both the examination and the continuous assessment elements if failing the continuous assessment at the first attempt.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU1053 Midwives and Professional Practice I

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 30hr(s) Other (Lectures/Group/Work/Tutorials/Seminars/Directed Learning); 170hr(s) Other (Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Geraldine McLoughlin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Geraldine McLoughlin, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the role and responsibilities of a midwife in a professional context and to introduce evidenced based midwifery practice.

Module Content: History of midwifery, the development of midwifery as a profession. Accountability and autonomy in midwifery. Nurses and Midwives Act. The role and function of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. Practice Standards for Midwives. Multidisciplinary working and the relationship of the midwife to other health professionals. Introduction to legal and ethical issues for Midwifery practice. Documentation and record keeping, confidentiality and data protection, Scope of Practice, competencies for midwifery practice, introduction to evidence based practice, the contribution of research to midwifery practice, accessing information, reading and academic writing, presentation of written assignments, information literacy for midwifery practice. Referencing plagiarism, reflective learning. Library and data base searching.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Outline the historical development of midwifery as a profession.
?Describe the provision of Maternity Services within the context of the Irish Health Care Services.
?Discuss An Bord Altranais' Standards for Midwifery Practice.
?Discuss the use of reflection and Gibb's Reflective Cycle.
?Demonstrate skills for academic reading and writing.
?Discuss basic research terminology and source midwifery research.
?Demonstrate ability to utilise library facilities and database searches.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 1,500 word Essay (100 marks). Presentation of literature with online submission (100 marks).).

Compulsory Elements: Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element (s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward prior to Autumn Exam Board. Failed element (s) of Continuous Assessment must do repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery.

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NU1055 Interpersonal Communication and Applied Psychology for Midwifery Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 46hr(s) Other (Lectures and Practical Demonstrations and Self-Directed Learning); 154hr(s) Other (Lectures and Practical Demonstrations and Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Margaret Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Margaret Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Dr Bridie McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Applied Psychology; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To introduce communication and psychology for midwives.

Module Content: Psychology for Health Care (16 hours)
Introduction to psychology for health care with a particular focus on self and identity, communication, lifespan development, stress, adaptation and coping.
Midwifery (30 hours)
Interpersonal and communication skills, Impact of personal beliefs, values, attitudes and respect on interactions with others in the maternity care setting. Establishing effective partnerships with women and their families for pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. Establishing effective inter-professional working relationships with other members of the health and social care team and with voluntary groups for supporting women for pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn. Communicating clinical midwifery practice. Information and communications systems for midwifery practice. Facilitating groups in the maternity care setting. Self awareness and caring for the self.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explore commonly used terms in developmental psychology.
?Describe lifespan changes in the cognitive, social and affective domains.
?Discuss the application of psychology to social and health issues.
?Relate psychology to self and healthcare.
?Describe the significance knowing about communication skills
?Explain the importance of partnerships/relationships with mothers, babies and their families.
?Recognise the impact of one's own behaviours, attitudes and feelings during communication encounters.
?Communicate effectively with women and their families from various cultural backgrounds, with the multidisciplinary team, with members of the public in the health care setting and with peers.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Project/ Reflection Report 1x3000 words).

Compulsory Elements: Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU1056 Midwifery Practice I

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 7weeks(s) Placements (Clinical Practice Placement - Supervision, Role Modelling, Reflection); 26hr(s) Other (Lectures, Praticals, Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' midwifery practice with particular emphasis on the five domains/competencies for Midwifery Practice as required by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland in relation to acquiring knowledge and skills for antenatal, intranatal, postnatal and newborn care.

Module Content: Clinical practice with appropriate supervision in maternity units/contexts with an emphasis on developing knowledge and skills for midwifery practice to provide care for women and their families in relation to pregnancy, childbirth and care of the mother and baby in the postnatal period. Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) programme; first-aid programme; Physics relating to momentum, levers and forces; Moving and Handling programmesafe; introduction and familiarisation with Competency Assessment Booklet and Learning Outcomes for Midwifery, Record of Clinical Practice Booklet (EU requirement), clinical placement procedures and processes; partake in the evaluation of placement process.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Observe and participate in the care of women during normal pregnancy, labour and in the care of a woman and her baby in the postnatal period.
?Apply theoretical knowledge to the practice of midwifery skills in the clinical area.
?Recognise the needs of women and their families with an at risk pregnancy.
?Identify sources and types of information required to enhance further application of knowledge to the observed practice.
?Engage in reflective practice within a supportive learning environment.
?Discuss the health and safety considerations of health care environments with reference to relevant legislation and implement safe patient handling techniques in the maternity services.
?Demonstrate basic life support and first aid skills.
?Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of the midwifery student's role.

Assessment: Continuous Assessment: Competency Assessment Booklet, Clinical Practice Experience Record Booklet and Clinical Assessment (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice 7 weeks as scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical Hours record time sheet (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing clinical practice placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A Pass Judgement for achievement of competencies (as specified in the Competency Assessment Booklet). Submission of completed sections of the Competency Assessment Booklet (i.e. relevant reflective notes, interviews, placement details, declaration), and a record of having completed scheduled clinical hours. The only acceptable form of completion of scheduled clinical practice hours is the submission of a signed and completed time sheet to the Allocations Office, The School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Passed elements of continuous assessment are carried forward. Failed elements must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Autumn Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. In addition, failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU1058 Promoting Health, Supporting Inclusion - the Potential Contribution of Nurses to the Care and Support of People with Disabilities

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Other (Lectures, Tutorials, Directed Learning); 152hr(s) Other (Self-Directed Study).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Lynne Marsh, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Lynne Marsh, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Ms Claire Dorrity, School of Applied Social Studies, and Staff, School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module is aimed at 1. Ensuring that nurses recognise the particular needs of people with disabilities and work towards promoting and improving their health and 2. Developing an awareness of social policy interventions for improving health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on disability.

Module Content: Social Policy (20 hours):
This module will provide students with an introduction to key areas of social policy in the delivery of healthcare. A particular focus will be placed on issues relating to welfare, recognition, redistribution, equity, social inclusion, and the relationship between poverty and health. Key concepts such as antidiscrimination, empowerment, advocacy and rights will be explored. Marginalisation with reference to disability, mental health, race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and status will be examined. This social versus medical perspective on disability, and issues relating to social justice will be highlighted with a view to developing awareness, anti- discrimination, and intercultural skills and competency in professional practice.

Nursing (28 hours):
Physical disability, intellectual and sensory disability. Definitions, classification and terminology associated with disabilities. Diagnosis of a disability and associated genetic science. Support of the individual and the family in diagnosis of a chronic condition or disability. The social impact of chronic ill health and disability on the person and the family across the lifespan. Developmental issues and care of children and adolescents with different levels of ability. Consideration of relevant legislation and rights of persons with disability. Supporting equal access to public services, resources and supports for individuals and their families. The Role of the Registered Nurse in supporting people with disabilities.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain the key issues relating to social policy, social inclusion and health.
?Describe the impact of health practice on marginalised social groups.
?Examine practices relating to anti-discrimination, oppression, inequality, race/ethnicity, and disability.
?Explore the impact of current social policy on the lives of individuals with disabilities.
?Employ an anti-discriminatory and culturally sensitve approach to professional practice.
?Discuss supporting inclusion for people with chronic conditions, physical, sensory and intellectual disability.
?Discuss the impact for a family on diagnosis of a condition or a disability and outline the supports available.
?Discuss the role of health care teams in supporting individuals with chronic conditions and/or physical, sensory or intellectual disability to optimise their quality of life.
?Discuss the role of the nurse in optimising the experience of all individuals and their families when they are accessing acute health care services.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 200 marks (1 x 3 hour paper).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination. Attendance and participation in all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: to be taken in Winter 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU1060 The Foundations of Contemporary Children's and General Nursing (Last updated 02/11/2016)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (24hrs Lectures/Group Work/Tutorials/Seminars; 76hrs Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Stephanie Lawrence, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Prof Eileen Savage, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the foundations of children's nursing and general nursing as professions and disciplines within the context of health care delivery.

Module Content: Inquiry orientated approach to learning in a select number of topic areas - image of nursing; role of nurses;family centered care/partnership; and child centered care. Legislative frameworks that guide ethical nursing practice; introduction to nursing care delivery systems. Introduction to systematic approach to nursing - assessing, planning, implementation and evaluation of care including documentation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe how legislative frameworks, statutory bodies, national and international bodies influence the profession of nursing;
?Discuss contemporary topics of relevance to children's nursing and their application to practice;
?Demonstrate an understanding of a systematic approach to nursing and documentation applicable to children's and general nursing.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Essay 95 marks; Class worksheets 5 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (If the module is failed overall, students must revise and re-submit essay as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The mark for the class worksheet is carried forward).

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NU1061 Fundamental knowledge and skills for children's nursing practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 27hr(s) Directed Study (Lectures, Practical, Tutorials); 73hr(s) Other (Self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop fundamental nursing knowledge and skills to care for infants, children and adolescents in partnership with their families.

Module Content: Nursing assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of infant, child and adolescent care in relation to; temperature, cardiovascular and respiratory function, personal hygeine, eating and drinking, health and safety, elimination; biophysical and social health (including sleep, rest, sexuality, death and dying). Focus on the Roper, Logan and Tierney Model. The role of the nurse in relation to holistic and therapeutic care of infants, children and adolescents in hospital.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify the differences between children and adults in relation to the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, thermoregulation, skin integrity, fluid balance and elimination.
?Assess children's unique needs in conjunction with their families with regard to the activities of daily living, taking influencing factors (physical, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural) into account.
?Devise a care plan in relation to the activities of daily living in negotiation with the child and family having regard for their specific physical, social, spiritual, cultural and psychological needs.
?Implement the care plan demonstrating the ability to explain the procedure to the child and family, to measure and to record appropriate objective data with respect to respiration, circulation, thermoregulation, hyrdration and nutrition, personal hygeine and elimination.
?Demonstrate skillful performance of adjunct nursing care.
?Recognise deviations from normal in relation to the activities of daily living and respond to these deviations.
?Describe the nursing care to be documented.
?Discuss the health and safety considerations of nursing children in health care environments.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Observed practical assessment (OSCE) in dates specified in Semester 1).

Compulsory Elements: Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (students failing the OSCE must retake the OSCE as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU1062 Integrated Children's and General Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 7weeks(s) Placements (Supervision, Role Modelling, and Reflection); 26hr(s) Other (Lectures, Practicals, Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, & participating Health Service Providers.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' practice with particular emphasis on exposure and participation in patient/client care within the five domains of Nursing practice, as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and Clinical skills as specified by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Module Content: Clinical practice (under direct supervision) in general/children's nursing/midwifery units/contexts with an emphasis on the five domains of clinical practice (1. Professional/ethical practice, 2. Holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge, 3. Interpersonal relationships, 4. Organisational and management of care, and 5. Personal and professional development), and promoting health and wellbeing of patients/clients and their families. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, First aid, content relating to mandatory skills (e.g. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Moving and Handling programme, hand hygiene, waste segregation, blood and body fluid exposure). Introduction to and utilisation of the Clinical Learning Outcomes (CLOs) Booklet, clinical placement procedures and processes. CLOs and Clinical skills in general/children's nursing/midwifery practice, reflection-on-practice, and practice placement policies and procedures.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss CLOs and Clinical skills achieved at exposure and/or participation levels with registered nurses/midwives using examples from clinical practice.
?Demonstrate development of the skill of reflective practice through written reflective notes as required per practice placement to registered nurses/midwives.
?Discuss personal and professional growth and development through identifying own learning needs and self-evaluation of clinical learning in interview process (CLO Booklet).
?Discuss national (e.g. NMBI) and local (Health service provider and School of Nursing and Midwifery) policies and guidelines.

Assessment: Continuous Assessment: Completion of required Clinical Learning Outcomes and Clinical skills at exposure and participation levels (CLO booklet) (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice over 7 weeks as scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical Hours record time sheet (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing clinical practice placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: ? Achievement of CLOs and skills as specified in the CLO Booklet signed and dated by both student and registered nurse/midwife. ? Completion of the required reflective notes, interviews and clinical placement details, signed and dated by both student and registered nurse/midwife. ? Completion of student 'End of Year Declaration' and 'Student self-assessment' pages in CLO Booklet. ? Completion of scheduled clinical time (over 7 weeks), submission of a signed and completed time sheet by the specified submission date to the Allocations Office, UCC.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Passed elements of continuous assessment are carried forward. Failed elements must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Autumn Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. In addition, failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU1064 Midwifery Theory and Practice for Various Clinical Settings I

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures (Practical's); 26hr(s) Other (Directed Learning); 110hr(s) Other (Self -Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Department of Microbiology, Department of Physiology.

Module Objective: To develop midwifery knowledge and skills in relation to pregnancy, childbirth, the postnatal period and care of the newborn and the role of the midwife in the prevention and control of infection in the maternity services.

Module Content: Introduction to care of women for pregnancy childbirth, the postnatal period and care of the new-born. Introduction to cardiovascular and respiratory systems, vital signs and early warning scores for maternity, health and safety, standard precauction for midwifery practice. Child protection and safety for the maternity services. Introduction to knowledge and skills in relation to the care of pregnant women with medical, surgical and mental health, gynaecological conditions. Introduction to the care of the sick neonate and women in the community. Aseptic technique. Introduction to administration of medication and WHO Patient Safety programme.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Assess the woman in pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period for deviations from normal health and provide advice for normal pregnancy.
?Assess the vital signs of a mother and baby.
?Discuss the provision care in the antenatal, birthing suite and in the postnatal period.
?Discuss the clinical care of a pregnant woman requiring surgical interventions.
?Outline the provision of care in the community in relation to pregnant women, mothers, babies and their families in the community
?Discuss the screening tests for antenatal and fetal wellbeing and for mothers and babies in the postnatal period.
?Identify the principles of infection prevention and control in the maternity services.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3000 assignment).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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NU2003 Pharmacology and Medication Management for Nurses and Midwives

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 30hr(s) Other (30hrs Lectures/Group Work/Tutorials/Seminars and Practical Demonstrations); 70hr(s) Other (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Mr Sean Joseph Kelleher, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Mr Sean Joseph Kelleher, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students' knowledge and understanding of the implications of drug therapy for individuals in the context of nursing and midwifery practice.

Module Content: Principles of drug therapy. Role of various health professionals. Principles of safe drug administration. Drug groups and their application to nursing and midwifery management of patients/clients with a variety of health problems. Self medication - issues of adherence/compliance. Nursing/Midwifery considerations concerning drug therapy including non-pharmacological interventions for specific client/patient groups and with various health problems. An overview of the principles of medication safety and an introduction to the evidence underpinning safe medication management.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain the principles that underpin nursing and midwifery practice in drug therapy.
?Discuss the legal and ethical issues that underpin nursing and midwifery practice in drug therapy.
?Demonstrate the safe administration of prescribed medicines to patients/clients.
?Relate major drug groups to the nursing and midwifery management of patients/clients with a variety of health problems.
?Discuss the implications of drug therapy for patients/clients.
?Examine the implications of the misuse of drugs for individuals, families and society.
?Discuss the nurse's and midwive's role in preparing patients/clients for self-management of their medication (and preparation of carer's role in medication management, as appropriate).
?Describe methods/ mechanisms that can be used to enhance medication safety.
?Demonstrate the ability to calculate medication dosage as per prescription.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU2050 Research for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery Care

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (Lectures, Tutorials (journal club tutorials) and directed learning); 76hr(s) Other (Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Elaine Lehane, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Elaine Lehane, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module aims to (1)develop life long learning skills and (2) integrate information technology, information literacy, research literacy and knowledge of the research process, providing students with an appreciation of the importance of evidence underpinning best practice.

Module Content: Information literacy II: efficient search strategies, identify information sources, advanced web searching techniques (including databases), compare and evaluate information obtained from different sources. Referencing,plagiarism and copyright.
Research: Introduction to research, research designs and research ethics. Research literacy.
Evidence-Based Practice: Context, Concerns, Challenges and benefits. Key components and process of evidence-based practice (EBP) with a particular emphasis on how research can inform EBP. Introduction to formulation of clinical questions and clinical decision making. Searching for evidence (source, quality of source and applicability to question), appraising the evidence, creating a supportive EBP environment.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate capacity to search for information relevant to clinical nursing or midwifery problems
?Document a search strategy
?Describe the stages of the research process
?Identify key differences between qualitative and quantitative research.
?Demonstrate ability to read and summarise research papers relevant to nursing or midwifery
?Describe the relevance of research to evidence based practice
?Discuss the challenges and benefits of implementing research for evidence based practice
?Explain the principles that underpin ethically sound research activities.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU2057 General Nursing with Adults and their Families - Focusing on Common Acute and Chronic Health Care Conditions I

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 110hr(s) Other (Lectures, Tutorials, Praticals and Directed Learning); 190hr(s) Other (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Aileen Burton, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Aileen Burton, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Departments of Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, Biochemistry and Chemistry.

Module Objective: To develop student's evidence based knowledge and skills whilst maintaining a focus on the therapeutic and caring role of the nurse in managing patients with common acute and chronic health care conditions.

Module Content: Anatomy (19 Hours), Biochemistry (8 Hours), Chemistry (8 Hours), Nursing (45 Hours), Nutrition (14 Hours), Physiology (14 Hours)
Orem's Model of nursing and its application within a multidisciplinary context and within varied health care delivery systems (i.e. primary, secondary, tertiary health care services). Nursing and applicable principles of science for individuals with varying acute and chronic conditions including approaches to health promotion, nutrition and medication management.
Acute and chronic conditions in this module relate to the gastrointestinal/hepato-bilary and endocrine systems.
Scientific princples to include: relevant biochemistry, chemistry, anatomy, physiology and nutrition:
- Anatomy of the cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal, the gastrointestinal/hepato-bilary endocrine system (Please note that the anatomy of the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems is provided as a basis for understanding other systems).
- Physiology of the gastrointestinal/hepato-bilary, endocrine and reproductive systems.
- Medication management to include the principles of safe medication management and nursing considerations concerning drug therapy for patients with acute and chronic conditions relating to the gastrointestinal/hepato-bilary and endocrine systems.
- Nutrition: Principles of food and nutrition, main food groups and constituents. Metabolism.
Sociocultural influences on food and eating practices. Health consequences of unhealthy diets. The nurse's role in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.
- Introduction to perioperative nursing (e.g. pre-operative fear, anxiety, information giving and consent). Nursing in various health care environments with consideration for the management of acute and chronic conditions in the primary (community) health care context including perspectives on enabling self-management of chronic illnesses.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the anatomy of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal/ hepato-bilary musculoskeletal endocrine systems.
?Describe the physiology of the gastrointestinal/ hepato-bilary, endocrine and reproductive systems.
?Review and discuss research findings, applicable scientific principles and medication management in the provision of safe evidence based nursing care to adults and their families.
?Complete a physical assessment of patients with acute and chronic conditions of the gastrointestinal and endocrine systems.
?Discuss the role of the nurse in relation to holistic peri-operative nursing care.
?Utilise Orem's nursing model/care plans and the approaches to health promotion as framework(s) for guiding the nursing management of patients with specific emphasis on acute and chronic conditions of the gastrointestinal, hepatobilary and endocrine systems.
?Define what behaviour constitutes sensitivity towards individuals with acute and chronic conditions.
?Discuss the fundamental principles of nutrition as well as individuals' food and eating practices in a variety of contexts.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Formal Written Examination 300 marks (Paper 1: 1 x 3hr paper, comprising Chemistry and Biochemistry (50 marks), Nutrition (35 marks), Anatomy (50 marks), Physiology (40 marks) and Nursing (25 marks); Paper 2: 1 x 1.5hr paper Nursing (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% (overall). In addition, students must obtain at least 40% in each of the individual assessments (Paper 1 and Paper 2) independently. For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module and a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded. Where a module has both a continuous assessment and a formal written examination, students will be required to repeat and resubmit at the autumn supplemental examinations both the examination and the continuous assessment elements if failing the continuous assessment at the first attempt.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) and 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) and 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (students failing Paper 1 must resit a 1 x 3 hour paper; students failing Paper 2 must resit a 1 x 1.5 hour paper).

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NU2058 General Nursing with Adults and their Families - Focusing on Common Acute and Chronic Healthcare Conditions II

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 65hr(s) Other (Lectures, Tutorials, Practicals and Directed Learning); 135hr(s) Other (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Aileen Burton, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Aileen Burton, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience; Staff, Department of Physiology; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module aims to develop student's evidence based knowledge and skills whilst maintaining a focus on the therapeutic and caring role of the nurse in managing patients with common acute and chronic health care conditions.

Module Content: Anatomy (4 Hours), Nursing (39 Hours), Nutrition (1 Hour), Pharmacology (2 Hours), Physiology (19 Hours).
Orem's Model of nursing and its application to nursing practice within a multidisciplinary context and within varied health care delivery systems (i.e. primary, secondary, tertiary health care services). Nursing and applicable principles of science for individuals with varying acute and chronic conditions including approaches to health promotion, nutrition and medication management.

Acute and chronic conditions in this module relate to the cardiovascular system; respiratory system and haemotological system (brief introduction).

Scientific principles to include: relevant pharmacology, anatomy, physiology and nutrition:
- Anatomy of the respiratory sytem
- Physiology of the neuromuscular, cardiovascular/ haematological and respiratory systems
- Medication management to include the principles of safe medication management and nursing considerations concerning drug therapy for patients with acute and chronic conditions relating to the cardiovascular, respiratory and haematological systems. In addition students will be introduced to principles and practice of safe intravenous therapy.

Nursing in various health care environments (including a brief overview of: emergency care environment, patient assessment, monitoring, priority setting, trauma, ventilation, physiological deterioration including early warning scores) and primary health care in relation to acute and chronic conditions included in this module.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the anatomy of the respiratory system.
?Describe the physiology of the neuromuscular, cardiovascular, respiratory and haematological systems.
?Review and discuss research findings, applicable in the nursing care of adults and their families.
?Complete a physical assessment of patients in relation to acute and chronic conditions of the cardiovascular, respiratory and haematological system.
?Utilise Orem nursing model/care plans and the approaches to health promotion as framework(s) for guiding the nursing management of patients with specific emphasis on acute and chronic conditions of the cardiovascular, respiratory and haematological systems.
?Discuss the holistic role of the nurse, in the management of patients with caute and chronic conditions.
?Discuss the role of the nurse in relation to the provision of safe, evidence based nursing care for acute and chronic conditions in various health care environments.
?Define what behaviour constitutes senstivitiy towards individuals with acute and chronic conditions.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 200 marks (summer examinations 2 x 1.5 hour separate exams: Paper1: 100 marks (physiology (55marks), Anatomy (10 marks) and nursing (35 marks) and paper 2: nursing (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Attendance and partcipation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% (overall). In addition, students must obtain at least 40% in each of the individual assessments (Paper 1 and Paper 2) independently. For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module and a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded.

Formal Written Examination: 2 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 2 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU2059 Health, Ageing and the Life-Cycle - Perspectives on General Nursing with Older People

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2. (Taught with Third Year Integrated Students).

No. of Students: Max 145.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 1 x 40hr(s) Other (Lectures, tutorials and directed learning); 1 x 160hr(s) Other (Self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Patricia Fehin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Patricia Fehin, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop an awareness of healthcare interventions which promote healthy ageing.

Module Content: Ageing in an inclusive society. The challenges and opportunities of changing demographics. Healthy active aging, consideration of evidence based practice in the care of the older adult. Assessment and the presentation of illness in older people. Overview of chronic disease management with a particular focus on conditions associated with dementia. Co morbidities in the older person. Mental health issues and the older person. Transitions in care. Protection of older people including elder abuse and self-neglect. The arts as therapeutic modalities. Loss and end of life issues. Legal issues and legislation pertaining to the older adult. Safe medication management for the older adult. Communication and meaningful engagement with older people and their families.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Differentiate between the challenges and opportunities related to an ageing society and the influence of changing demographics on health and social policy.
?Discuss the effects of the process of aging on individuals and their families (from physical, psychosocial, sexual and cultural perspectives).
?Undertake an holistic and person centred assessment of older people's health care needs.
?Define what behaviours constitute meaningful engagement with older people.
?Discuss how nurses can collaborate with and advocate for older people to promote their health and wellbeing.
?Examine end of life issues issues, legal and ethical issues that impact on older people and the protection of vulnerable older people.
?Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacological issues and safe medication management associated with older people.
?Observe and describe manifestations of health and disease as depicted through the medium of visual arts
?Draw on insights gained through the experience of arts apprecation, to enhance their own clinical practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Part 1: Essay (100 marks) Part 2: Reflection on Visit to Art Gallery (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Attendance and Participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU2060 Growth and Development during Pregnancy, Childhood and Adolescence

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (34hrs Lectures/Tutorials/Seminars; 66hrs Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Claire C. Hayes, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' knowledge and assessment of women's health; growth and development during pregnancy, childhood and adolescence focusing on health and wellness.

Module Content: Women's health (gynaecology), conception and fetal development; Maternal health during pregnancy, childbirth and post natal period. Introduction to the active developing child, focusing on whole child perspectives (National Children's Strategy), physical, social, cognitive and moral development. Theoretical concepts relating to growth and development and factors that influence growth and development are explored.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of assessment of individuals with gynaecological health problems by providing the appropriate rationales.
?Evaluate the effectiveness of nurisng care decisions for gynaecological patient outcomes.
?Discuss person-centred approaches to gynaecological nursing care.
?Describe the process of conception and stages of fetal development in utero
?Describe ante-natal care and the process of normal labour, birth and post natal care
?Describe the typical patterns of children's growth and development with application to whole child perspectives
?Explain how growth and development of children is assessed
?Outline the factors that can influence children's growth and development.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Student pairs will present a Case Study and submit written copy of presentation (individual marks will be awarded to each student - 70 marks); students will also undertake 3 x 20-minute in-class tests -10 marks each).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (students must submit a 1000-word assignment in lieu of failed Oral Presentation; students must submit a 500-word assignment in lieu of failed in-class tests).

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NU2061 Therapeutic Interpersonal Relationships with Children, Adolescents and their Families (Last updated 02/11/2016)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (25 hrs Problem Based Learning. Group Tutorials/Therapeutic workshops/Assessment Presentations; 75 hrs Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Stephanie Lawrence, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students' interpersonal and therapeutic skills in dealing with human behaviours of children and adults in response to health care problems.

Module Content: Nursing as a therapeutic-interpersonal process - developing a helping relationship, organisational culture, dimensions of therapeutic relationship, phases of therapeutic relationship. Therapeutic nursing approach to human behaviour in relation to: stress, anxiety, anger and hostility, grief, coping, adaptation. Relationships with children and adolescents focusing on rights, communication strategies, theories and practice of play and recreational activity.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss nursing as a therapeutic-interpersonal process - developing a helping relationship, organisational culture, dimensions of a therapeutic relationship, and phases of a therapeutic relationship.
?Describe the therapeutic nursing approaches to human behaviour in relation to: stress, anxiety, anger and hostility, grief, coping, adaptation.
?Describe nursing relationships with children and adolescents focusing on rights, communication strategies, theories and practice of play and recreational activity.
?Discuss the role of the children's nurse in promoting the rights of children and adolescents and their families.
?Discuss the role of the media in presenting issues relating to children and adolescents.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Group Presentation with supporting written information. Marks are awarded to the group).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (students must revise and re-present group presentation as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU2062 Nursing Children, Adolescents and their Families in the Community

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (25hrs Lectures/Group Work/Tutorials/Seminars; 75hrs Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students knowledge, understanding and application of nursing with children, adolescents and their families across a variety of health care contexts in the community

Module Content: A comprehensive exploration of the care of children, adolescents and their families in specific contexts: home context focusing on common and minor health problems, public health nursing, voluntary care context, community, social care context; and overall organisation of child health services

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the principles of nursing with children, adolescents and their families in the contexts of home, public health nursing, community, voluntary, socials care.
?Examine the provision of health care services in Ireland for children, adolescents and their families.
?Discuss the treatment of common minor illnesses in the community setting.
?Demonstrate an understanding of the current immunisation schedule for children in the republic of Ireland.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1x1,500 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing this module at a Summer Examination Board will be required to repeat it prior to the Autumn Examination Board, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU2063 General Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 145.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 21weeks(s) Placements (Supervision, Role Modelling and Reflection); 10hr(s) Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Patricia Fehin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Patricia Fehin, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and participating Health Service Providers.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' practice with particular emphasis on exposure and participation in patient/client care within the five domains of Nursing practice, as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and Clinical skills as specified by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Module Content: Clinical practice (under direct supervision) in general nursing/midwifery units/contexts with an emphasis on the five domains of clinical practice (1. Professional/ethical practice, 2. Holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge, 3. Interpersonal relationships, 4. Organisational and management of care, and 5. Personal and professional development) and Promoting health and wellbeing of patients/clients and their families. Hand hygiene, waste segregation, blood and body fluid exposure programme. Continued utilisation of the Clinical Learning Outcomes (CLOs) Booklet, clinical placement procedures and processes. CLOs and Clinical skills in general nursing/midwifery practice, reflection-on-practice, and practice placement policies and procedures.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss CLOs and Clinical Skills achieved at exposure and/or participation levels with registered nurses/midwives using examples from clinical practice.
?Demonstrate development of the skill of reflective practice through written reflective notes as required per practice placement to registered nurses/midwives.
?Discuss personal and professional growth and development through identifying own learning needs and self-evaluation of clinical learning in interview process (CLO Booklet).
?Discuss national (e.g. NMBI) and local (Health service provider and School of Nursing and Midwifery) policies and guidelines.
?Discuss the rationale for aspects of nursing care, including decision-making and skills utilised.
?Establish and develop therapeutic caring relationships with patients/clients and their families.

Assessment: Continuous Assessment: Completion of required Clinical Learning Outcomes and Clinical Skills at exposure and participation levels (CLO Booklet) (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice over 21 weeks as prescribed/scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical Hours record time sheet (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing Clincial Practice Placement as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: Achievement of all 10 CLOs at both exposure and participation levels and Clinical skills as outlined in the CLO booklet, signed and dated by both student and registered nurse/midwife. Completion of the required reflective notes, interviews and clinical placement details, signed and dated by both student and registered nurse/midwife. Completion of student 'End of Year Declaration' and 'Student self-assessment' pages in CLO Booklet. Completion of scheduled clinical time (over 21 weeks), submission of signed/completed time sheet by the specified submission date to the Allocations Office, UCC.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Autumn Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. Failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU2064 Health, Life-Cycle - Perspectives on Maternity Care and Child Health Nursing

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 1 x 25hr(s) Other (Lectures, tutorials and directed learning); 1 x 72hr(s) Other (self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Anne-Marie Martin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Anne-Marie Martin, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To introduce students to maternity and child health nursing.

Module Content: Maternity Care: preconceptual care; fertility issues (including miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy); pregnancy; antenatal care and childbirth. Care of mother and infant during postnatal period. Pre and post-natal mental health needs of parents. The psycho-social effects of a newborn on family dynamics.
Child Health: The growing and developing child; play; health promotion of children (immunisation & accident prevention). Clinical assessment and nursing care of children, adolescents and their families with common acute and chronic health problems; family centred care. Child Protection and Welfare. The child as consumer and participant in health care. Development issues and care of children/ adolescents with differing levels of intellectual disability. Play as education for children/ adolescents with intellectual disabilities.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss ways in which maternal health can be promoted and maintained preconceptually, during pregnancy and post partum.
?Describe the process of normal labour and child birth.
?Identify the advantages of breastfeeding for mothers and their infants.
?Explain the process of typical growth and development of children and adolescents and the role of play in childhood (General nursing students only).
?Discuss health promotion of children in relation to immunisation and accident prevention (General nursing students only).
?Describe the nursing care of children/ adolescents and their families with acute and chronic illnesses (General nursing students only).
?Apply knowledge of child development to care of people with different levels of intellectual disabilities (Intellectual Disability nursing students only).
?Evaluate theories of play and demonstrate an ability to devise programmes in each area of play (Intellectual Disability nursing students only).

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks (1 x 1.5hr).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU2066 Recovery - Working With People Through Crisis

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Other (Lectures; Workshops; Self-Directed Learning; Group Discussions; Tutorials;); 160hr(s) Other (Self Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Aine Mairead Horgan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Aine Mairead Horgan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students' knowledge, understanding and application of the process of nursing when working toward recovery with people in crisis.

Module Content: Psychiatric diagnosis. Nursing assessment. Working with crisis in a variety of settings. Working with people experiencing mood disturbances, anxiety, disturbed thoughts, eating disorders, alcohol and drug misuse, self harm, suicidal thoughts. User and carer perspectives on recovery during crisis periods. Drug groups and their application to nursing care of clients with diverse forms of mental distress.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify the role of the mental health nurse in working therapeutically with service users towards their recovery during an acute crisis phase of care
?Discuss the concept of psychiatric diagnosis, including user perspectives.
?Demonstrate an understanding of various forms of mental distress
?Outline user perspectives and perceptions of recovery during acute mental health crisis
?Demonstrate an understanding of major medication groups used in psychiatric care.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Patient Information Leaflet and Presentation).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and re-submit project as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU2068 Skilled Mental Health Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 21weeks(s) Placements (supervision, role modelling and reflection); 10hr(s) Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Stephen Bradley, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and participating Health Service Providers.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' learning under supervision in clinical practice and with particular emphasis on mental health recovery principles and within the five domains of Nursing practice, as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

Module Content: Clinical practice in a variety of health care settings with an emphasis on the supportive-therapeutic-collaborative and clinical-technical roles of the nurse in promoting health and well being of the person and their families. Hand hygiene, waste segregation, blood and body fluid exposure programme. Professional Management of Aggression and Violence (PMAV)
Continued utilisation of the Clinical Learning Outcomes Booklet and placement procedures and processes and reflection on practice. Partake in the evaluation of placement experience.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Observe and participate aspects of care, having demonstrated knowledge through discussion.
?Observe and participate in the delivery of aspects of care and recovery, under the supervision of a competent practitioner.
?Demonstrate an ability to relate observed / participated practice and its underlying theory base.
?Identify the rationale for aspects of care, including decision-making and practical skills utilised
?Source and appraise further knowledge in relation to enhancing patient centred care.
?Demonstrate enhanced and effective interpersonal relationships within the clinical environment under the supervision of a competent practitioner.
?Demonstrate professional attitudes and behaviour in clinical practice.
?Demonstrate development of the skill of reflective practice through discussion and written reflective notes as required per practice placement to registered nurses.
?Practise within the scope of the student nurse's role with reference to regulatory (NMBI, MHC)and local guidelines (Health Service Provider and University).

Assessment: Continuous Assessment: Completion of required Clinical Learning Outcomes and Clinical Skills at exposure and participation levels (CLO Booklet) (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice over 21 weeks as prescribed/scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical Hours record time sheet (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing Clinical Practice Placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: - Achievement of all 13 CLOs at both exposure and participation levels and Clincial skills as outlined in the CLO booklet, signed and dated by both student and registered nurse. - Completion of the required reflective notes, interviews and clinical placement details, signed and dated by both student and registered nurse. - Completion of student 'End of Year Declaration' and 'Student self-assessment' pages in CLO Booklet. - Completion of scheduled clinical time (over 21 weeks), submission of signed/completed time sheet by the specified submission date to the Allocations Office, UCC.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Autumn Examination Baord will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. Failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU2069 Therapeutic Relationships - Communication and Self-Awareness

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 20hr(s) Other (lectures/personal development workshops/self-directed learning/group discussions/tutorials); 80hr(s) Other (course work).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Aine Mairead Horgan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Aine Mairead Horgan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enhance the student's knowledge, and understanding of the importance of self-awareness within the therapeutic relationship

Module Content: Exploring beliefs and values relevant to developing a hope inspiring relationship. The core conditions of establishing a hope-inspiring therapeutic relationship. Therapeutic Use of Self - awareness of self, professional boundaries, the nurse and self-growth, self-care strategies.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss key facets of the therapeutic use of self and of therapeutic communication.
?Describe means of developing greater awareness of self.
?Through critical self-reflection, review aspects of personal awareness of self as a student psychiatric nurse and human being.
?Distinguish between the interpersonal professional boundaries and barriers to effective therapeutic communication.
?Explore the contribution of the therapeutic relationship to the recovery process.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (revise and resubmit 1500 word assignment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU2074 Independent Study in Health Studies

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None.

Teaching Method(s): 5hr(s) Tutorials (Directed Tutorial); 95hr(s) Other (Self-Directed Study in relation to Health Studies).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Josephine Hegarty, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Prof Josephine Hegarty, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To allow students to further their professional competencies via an independent study project based within a health studies topic.

Module Content: To be determined via a learning contract with the Programme Director and/or Branch Leader.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyse an affect of Health Studies;
?Make recommendations based on review of topic themes;
?Search the literature to identify appropriate research on health studies;
?Critically review a research study.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Independent Study Report - Written Assignment of 3,000 Words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Failed elements of Continuous Assessment must be repeated, as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery. Marks in passed elements of Continuous Assessment are carried forward.

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NU2078 Health Care Needs of People with Intellectual Disabilities across the Lifespan I

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 110hr(s) Other (Lectures, Tutorials and Directed Learning); 190hr(s) Other (Self Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Maria Caples, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Maria Caples, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Department of Anatomy, Department of Physiology, Department of Nutrition.

Module Objective: This module aims to develop students' knowledge,understanding and application of a variety of physical health conditions that may affect people with intellectual disabilities across the lifespan.

Module Content: Nursing (44 hours); Anatomy (19 hours); Chemistry (8 hours); Biochemistry (8 hours); Nutrition (14 hours); Physiology (14 hours)
Nursing and applicable principles of science for people with intellectual disabilities presenting with a variety of physical health conditions associated with the gastrointestinal/hepato-bilary, endocrine systems and musculoskeletal systems. Scientific principles to include: relevant biochemistry, chemistry, anatomy, physiology and nutrition. Anatomy of the cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal gastrointestinal/hepato-bilary endocrine systems specific to people with an intellectual disability. Physiology of the gastrointestional/ hepato-bilary, endrocrine and reproductive systems. Orem's model of nursing and its application to nursing practice to include principles of health promotion and medication management where appropriate. Food, nutrition, nutritional assessment and support. Role of the Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID) in supporting individuals across the lifespan and their families with their general health.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the anatomy of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal/hepato-bilary, musculoskeletal and endocrine systems.
?Describe the physiology of the gastrointestinal/hepato-bilary, endocrine and reproductive systems.
?Discuss the factors (physical, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural) and lifestyle choices that can be affected when diagnosed with various acute or chronic conditions.
?Discuss how altered pathophysiology impinges on indivduals' self-care and independence levels in people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
?Describe the nutritional considerations for people with an intellectual disability and how health promotion issues affect them.
?Utilise Orem's nursing models/care plans as framework(s) for guiding the nursing management of clients with specific emphasis on acute and chronic conditions of the gastrointestinal, hepatobilary and endocrine systems.
?Construct relevant nursing care plans to meet the health needs of people with an intellectual disability.
?Examine the role of the Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID) in the nursing management and support of people with intellectual disabilities as it relates to their specific health conditions.
?Review and discuss research findings and applicable scientific principles in the nursing care of people with intellectual disabilities across the lifespan.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Formal Written Examination 200 marks (1 x 3 hour comprising Chemistry and Biochemistry (50 marks), Nutrition (35 marks,) Anatomy (50 marks), Physiology (40 marks) and Nursing (25 marks)); Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Assignment).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% (overall). In addition, students must obtain at least 40% in each of the individual assessments (Examination and Assignment) independently). For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module and a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU2081 Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 21weeks(s) Placements (Supervision, role modelling and reflection); 10hr(s) Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Anne-Marie Martin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and participating Health Service Providers.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' practice with particular emphasis on exposure and participation in patient/client care within the five domains of Intellectual Disability Nursing practice, as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and Clinical skills as specified by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Module Content: Clinical practice (under direct supervision) within diverse health care settings with an emphasis on the five domains of clinical practice (1. professional/ethical practice 2. holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge 3. interpersonal relationships 4. organisational and management of care and 5. personal and professional development) and promoting wellbeing of patients/clients and their families. Hand hygiene, waste segregation, blood and body fluid exposure programme. Continued utilisation of the Clinical Learning Outcomes (CLO's) Booklet, clinical placement procedures and processes. CLO's and Clinical skills in intellectual disability practice, reflection-on-practice and practice placement policies and procedures.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss CLOs and Clinical Skills achieved at exposure and/or participation levels with registered nurses using examples from clincial practice.
?Demonstrate development of the skill of reflective practice through written reflective notes as required per practice placement to registered nurses.
?Discuss personal and professional growth and development through identifying own learning needs and self-evaluation of clinical learning in interview process (CLO Booklet).
?Discuss national (e.g. NMBI) and local (Health service provider and School of Nursing and Midwifery) policies and guidelines.
?Discuss the rationale for aspects of nursing care, including decision-making and skills utilised.
?Establish and develop therapeutic caring relationships with patients/clients and their families.

Assessment: Continuous Assessment - Completion of required Clinical Learning Outcomes and Clinical Skills at exposure and participation levels (CLO Booklet) (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice over 21 weeks as prescribed/scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical Hours record time sheet (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing Clinical Practice Placement as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: Achievement of all 10 CLOs at both exposure and participation levels and Clinical skills as outlined in the CLO booklet, signed and dated by both student and registered nurse. Completion of the required reflective notes, interviews and clinical placment details, signed and dated by both student and registered nurse. Completion of student 'End of Year Declaration' and 'Student self-assessment' pages in CLO Booklet. Completion of scheduled clinical time (over 21 weeks), submission of signed/completed time sheet by the specified submission date to the Allocations Office, UCC.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Autumn Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. Failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing ' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU2083 Midwifery Practice II

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 21weeks(s) Placements (Supervision, Role Modelling, and Reflection); 20hr(s) Other (WHO Breastfeeding programme,); 10hr(s) Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Margaret Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Margaret Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and Staff, participating Maternity/Health Service Providers.

Module Objective: Module Objective: To facilitate students to gain midwifery practice (with appropriate supervision) within five domains of clinical practice, as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland for the antenatal, intrapartum and the postnatal care of mothers, babies and their families, with particular emphasis on gaining knowledge and skills for women requiring or following gynaecological, medical, surgical procedures, mental health care, care of mothers babies and their families in the community and care of the baby in the neonatal unit and the 20 hour World Health Organisation Breastfeeding Programme.

Module Content: Clinical practice in maternity units/contexts with an emphasis on developing knowledge and skills for midwifery practice to provide care for women and their families in relation to pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn. Care of the women and with complicated pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal problems. Care of the sick baby. Midwifery practice and the provision of care in specialist settings; Neonatal, Medical, Surgical including theatre, Mental Health, Gynaecology and Community Midwifery. Promoting health and wellbeing of mothers babies/patients/clients and their families. Familiarisation with competency assessement booklet and clinical placement procedures and processes.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Participate in the care of women in normal pregnancy and childbirth.
?Participate in the care to mothers and babies in the postnatal period.
?Discuss the assessment, and care of women in the maternity services with Medical/ Surgical/ Gynaecological and Mental Health Issues.
?Participate in the care of the neonate.
?Provide midwifery care in the community.
?Develop the midwifery skills to provide care to women with complications in pregnancy, labour and childbirth.
?Engage in reflective practice within the clinical learning environment.
?Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of the student midwife role.
?Provide support to a woman while breastfeeding in the maternity unit and in the community.

Assessment: Continuous Assessment (Competency Assessment Booklet, Clinical Practice Experience Booklet and Clinical Assessment) Pass/Fail. Completion of Clinical Hours record time sheet (Yes/No). Attendance in Clinical Practice 21 weeks as prescribed/scheduled in the programm (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical Hours record time sheet (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing Clincial Practice Placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A Pass Judgement for achievement of competencies for midwifery practice and skills. All competencies and skills must be achieved at Exposure and Participation level to pass this module. Submission of completed sections of the Competency Assessment Booklet (i.e. relevant reflective notes, interviews, placement details, declaration), and a record of having completed scheduled clinical hours.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Autumn Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. Failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU2084 Independent Study in Health Studies (Women's Health)

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None.

Teaching Method(s): 10hr(s) Tutorials (Directed Tutorial); 190hr(s) Other (Self-Directed Study in relation to Health Studies).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery (BSc Midwifery Programme Co-Ordinator.).

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To allow students to further their professional competencies via an independent study project based within a health studies topic.

Module Content: To be determined via a learning contract with the Programme Director and Programme Co-Ordinator.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyse an affect of Women's Health Studies;
?Make recommendations based on review of topic themes;
?Search the literature to identify appropriate research on health studies;
?Critically review a research study.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Independent Study Report - Written Assignment of 3,000 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: to be taken in. Failed elements of Continuous Assessment must be repeated, as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery. Marks in passed elements of Continuous Assessment are carried forward.

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NU2086 Children's and General Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None satisfactory completion of all health clearance (including vaccination programme).

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 17weeks(s) Placements (Supervision, Role Modelling, and Reflection); 10hr(s) Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and Staff, participating Health Service Provdiers.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' practice with particular emphasis on exposure and participation in patient/client care within the five domains of Nursing practice, as specified by the Nursing and Midiwifery Baord of Ireland (NMBI) and Clinical skills as specified by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Module Content: Clinical practice (under direct supervision) in general/children's nursing/midwifery units/contexts with an emphasis on five domains of clinical practice (1. Professional/ethical practice, 2. Holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge, 3. Interpersonal relationships, 4. Organisational and management of care, and 5. Personal and professional development) and Promoting health and well being of patients/clients and their families. Hand hygiene, waste segregation, blood and body fluid exposure programme. Continued utilisation of the Clinical Learning Outcomes (CLOs) Booklet, clinical placement procedures and processes. CLOs and Clincial skills in general/children's nursing/midwifery practice, reflection-on-practice, and practice placement policies and procedures.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss CLOs and Clinical skills achieved at exposure and/or participation levels with registered nurses/midwives using examples from clinical practice.
?Demonstrate development of the skill of reflective practice through written reflective notes as required per practice placement to registered nurses/midwives.
?Discuss personal and professional growth and development through identifying own learning needs and self-evaluation of clinical learning in interview process (CLO Booklet).
?Discuss national (e.g. NMBI) and local (Health service provider and School of Nursing and Midwifery) policies and guidelines.
?Discuss the rationale for aspects of nursing care, including decision-making and skills utilised.
?Establish and develop therapeutic caring ralationships with patients/clients and their families.
?Discuss the concept of patient-centered care within the context of families/communities and healthcare delivery systems.

Assessment: Continuous Assessment - Completion of required Clinical Learning Outcomes and Clinical Skills at exposure and participation levels (CLO Booklet) (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice over 17 weeks as prescribed/scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical Hours record time sheet (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing Clinical Practice Placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: - Achievement of CLOs and skills as specified in the CLO Booklet signed and dated by both student and registered nurse/midwife. - Completion of the required reflective notes, interviews and clinical placement details, signed and dated by both student and registered nurse/midwife. - Completion of student 'End of Year Declaration' and 'Student self-assessment' pages in CLO Booklet. - Completion of scheduled clinical time (over 21 weeks), submission of a signed and completed time sheet by the specified submission date to the Allocations Office, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC. - Completion of Hand hygiene, waste segregation, blood and body fluid exposure programme.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination. Passed elements of continuous assessment are carried forward. Failed elements must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Autumn Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. In addition, failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'timing owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU2088 Health Care Needs of People with Intellectual Disabilities across the Lifespan II

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 70hr(s) Other (Lectures, Tutorials and Directed Learning); 130hr(s) Other (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Lynne Marsh, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Lynne Marsh, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module aims to develop students' knowledge, understanding and application of a variety of physical health conditions that may affect people with intellectual disabilities across the lifespan.

Module Content: Nursing and applicable principles of science for people with intellectual disabilities presenting with: cardiovascular disorders; respiratory disorders and haematological system (brief introduction).
Orem's model of nursing. Scientific principles to include anatomy of respiratory system, physiology (of the neuromuscular, cardiovascular, respiratory and haematological systems), and applied pharmacology for nursing. Role of the Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID) in supporting individuals across the lifespan and their families with their general health.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the anatomy of the respiratory system.
?Describe the physiology of the neuromuscular, cardiovascular, respiratory and haematological systems.
?Understand the implications of drug therapy in the context of nursing practice for individuals with intellectual disabilities with disorders of cardiovascular, respiratory and haematological systems.
?Review and discuss research findings and incorporate health promotion principles into the nursing care of people with intellectual disabilities.
?Examine the role of the Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID) in supporting the physical health needs of people with intellectual disabilities and their families (incorporating medication management and nutritional principles).
?Discuss how altered pathophysiology impinges on individuals' self-care and independence levels in people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
?Construct relevant nursing care plans to meet the health needs of people with an intellectual disability with specific emphasis on acute and chronic conditions of the cardiovascular, respiratory and haematological systems.
?Review and discuss research findings and applicable scientific principles in the nursing care of people with intellectual disabilities across the lifespan.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 200 marks (summer examinations 2 x 1.5 hour separate exams: Paper 1: 100 marks (Physiology (55marks), Anatomy (10 marks) and Nursing (35 marks)); Paper 2: Nursing (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% (overall). In addition, students must obtain at least 40% in each of the individual assessments (Paper 1 and Paper 2) independently. For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module and a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded.

Formal Written Examination: 2 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 2 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU2089 Supporting Individuals with a Specific Intellectual Disability I

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (Lectures, Tutorials and Directed Learning); 76hr(s) Other (Self Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Caroline Dalton, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Caroline Dalton, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge of syndromes and co-existing medical conditions

Module Content: Nursing care of individuals with a specific focus on environmental aetiological factors including pre-conceptual, prenatal, peri-natal and post natal causes of intellectual disability. Nursing care of children and young adults with intellectual disabilities and support of their families. The role of the Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID) in the nursing care of individuals with specific syndromes and conditions associated with intellectual disabilities.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Recognise environmental aetiological factors including pre-conceptual, prenatal, peri-natal and post natal causes of intellectual disability.
?Identify the supports needed for children and young adults with a specific focus on environmental and aetiological factors.
?Plan the nursing care of children and young adults with intellectual disabilities and their families with reference to their biological, social, psychological, cultural and spiritual needs.
?Demonstrate an ability to identify and understand co-existing medical conditions and their impact on individuals in association with the specific syndromes.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Continuous Assessment (oral presentations on date specified by on School of Nursing & Midwifery - 80 marks; written abstract and copy of presentation - 20 marks) 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU2090 Therapeutic Communication Supports and Person Centred Practice for People with Intellectual Disabilities (Last updated 05/01/2017)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (Lectures, Tutorials and Directed Learning); 76hr(s) Other (Self Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Anne-Marie Martin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Anne-Marie Martin, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To familiarise and develop students' knowledge and understanding of therapeutic communication supports and person-centred practice.

Module Content: Best practice approaches to communication; multidisciplinary teams; key features and importance of person centred planning; person centred frameworks.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify best practice approaches to communication for people with intellectual disabilities.
?Understand the importance of the role of healthcare professionals in multidisciplinary team work.
?Identify the key features and importance of person centred planning.
?Explore person centred frameworks and their application in services for people with intellectual disabilities.
?Identify the role of the Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID) in person centred planning.
?Explore the impact of person centred planning on the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Development of a case profile (1x1,500 words)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Continuous Assessment must be repeated, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU2092 Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn II

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 14hr(s) Other (Workshops/ tutorials /Clinical Skills); 10hr(s) Other (Directed Learning); 86hr(s) Other (Group Work/ Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To consolidate knowledge and practice skills for normal pregnancy, childbirth, the newborn, the postnatal period, and develop knowledge of related applied physiology.

Module Content: Applied physiology for pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period, normal labour and birth, progress in labour, complementary therapies, post term pregnancy, assisted delivery, communication and team work.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the physiological changes in pregnancy, labour and the puerperium for women and her newborn baby;
?Implement holistic woman centred care for women and babies throughout pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood.
?Discuss the midwife's contribution to supporting normal childbirth.
?Discuss the midwife's role in maternity care and the contribution of the multidisciplinary team.
?Discuss the evidence base for midwifery pracice for antenatal, intranatal and postnatal care.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Online Portfolio).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nurisng and Midwifery).

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NU2093 Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn II - Complications (Last updated 02/11/2016)

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Other (Lectures/Group Work/ Tutorials/Seminars/ Practicals/ Self-Directed Learning); 152 Other (Lectures/ Group Work/ Tutorials/ Practicals/ Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Geraldine McLoughlin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To advance knowledge and practice skills for pregnancy, childbirth, the newborn, the postnatal period, with a focus on the complicated pregnancy and related applied physiology.

Module Content: Fetal growth and wellbeing, fetal monitoring, bleeding in pregnancy, miscarriage, Antepartum haemorrhage Postpartum haemorrhage, Pregnancy Hypertension, Pre-eclampsia, Premature prolonged rupture of membranes, preterm labour, obesity, maternal infections, gestational diabetes, infections in pregnancy, puerperal infection, introduction to perineal suturing; neonatal resuscitation; malpositions and malpresentations.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the principles of care for women experiencing complications of pregnancy.
?Explain the midwifery care and support provided to women experiencing a complicated birth;
?Formulate a plan of care based on an understanding of a woman's needs in the postnatal period for herself and her newborn baby for herself and her newborn baby.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Written assignment 1 x 3000 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU2094 Midwives and Professional Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (Lectures/Group Work/ Tutorials/ Seminars); 76hr(s) Other (Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Margaret Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Margaret Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop the students' knowledge of the midwifery philosophy and profession in the context of the provision of maternity services in Ireland and abroad and to develop students' communication skills for midwifery practice.

Module Content: Scope of professional practice. Midwifery philosophy and the medicalisation of childbirth. Organisation of midwifery care. Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland - Practice Standards for Midwives. Autonomy and accountabiliy. Risk, management and Fitness to practice. Models of midwifery care including global issues. The future of the maternity services. Debriefing mothers and staff following birth and stressful situations. Communication, bereavement and loss, grieving process, informing families, self-awareness, personal development as a professional.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the importance of self-awareness, personal and professional communication skills for midwives.
?Examine models of maternity care and their impact on women's experience of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood.
?Discuss the provision of maternity care in the context of the Irish Health care system.
?Discuss the potential of midwives to effect change in the Irish Maternity services using knowledge of appropriate models of midwifery care.
?Appraise the role and functions of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland in relation to clinical practice, intranatal and postnatal care of the woman and her newborn baby.
?Discuss the role of the midwife in supporting women and their families who experience loss.
?Describe the role of the midwife in supporting women and their families who experience bereavement in pregnancy and childbirth.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU2095 Biological Basis for Midwifery Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 70hr(s) Other (Lecturers, group work, tutorials, seminars, practicals); 130hr(s) Other (self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience; Staff, Department of Physiology; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences.

Module Objective: To develop students' midwifery knowledge and skills for various specialist placements.

Module Content: Working as a member of the multidisciplinary teams. Physiological assessment of mothers and babies. Early warning score charts and patient safety. Introduction to maternal mortality. Care of pregnant women and sick neonates with medical conditions or requiring surgery and associated medications for midwives. Introduction to Wound management.
Anatomy: Cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal tract, hepatobiliary system, and endocrine system and role of the midwife caring for women with associated conditions.
Physiology: gastrointestinal, hepatobilary, endocrine, and reproductive system. Women's health, women's mental heatlh and addictive disorders, gynaecology and long-term health following childbirth and associated morbidity. Musculoskeletal disorders. Care of the baby in neonatal intensive care. Care of mothers and babies in the community. Nutrition in pregnancy, Nutritional assessment and support for pregnant women with metabolic disorders, eating disorders and gastrointestinal disorders. Nutrition and Hydration for pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the anatomy of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal/ hepato-bilary systems and the musculoskeletal and endocrine systems.
?Describe the physiology of the gastrointestinal/ hepato-bilary, endocrine, reproductive.
?Discuss the role of the midwife supporting women and their families with gastrointestinal/ hepato-bilary, endocrine, reproductive, systems disorders.
?Discuss the principles of care of the sick neonate admitted to the neonatal unit.
?Appraise the clinical practice skills required to look after the woman and her family requiring gynaecological interventions.
?Discuss the principles of care for a medical or surgical patient and associated pharmacology.
?Discuss the principles of care in the community.
?Discuss the role of the midwife supporting a woman with mental health issues.
?Discuss the fundamental principles of nutrition and hydration as well as individual's food and eating practices in a variety of contexts.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 200 marks (Examination (1 x 3 hour) (Nutrition 35, Anatomy 50, Physiology 40, Midwifery 75)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU2096 Midwifery in Various Health Care Contexts II

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Other (Lectures, Group Work/ Tutorials/ Seminars/ Practicals/ Self-directed Learning); 152hr(s) Other (Lectures/ Group Work/ Tutorials/ Seminars/ Practicals/ Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience; Staff, Department of Physiology; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students' midwifery knowledge and skills to provide care for women and their families in relation to morbidity associated with childbirth.

Module Content: Care of pregnant women and sick neonates with medical disorders or requiring surgery and associated medications. Anatomy of the respiratory sytem - Physiology of the neuromuscular, cardiovascular/ haematological and respiratory sytems. Respiratory disorders. Care of a woman with neurological disorders. Maternal mortality. Women's health. Gynaecolgoy Neoplasia. Genetics and antenatal screening. Wound Management. Role of the midwife in the community, introduction to health promotion and the primary health care. Role of midwife supporting women with mental illness WHO patient safety.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the anatomy of the respiratory system.
?Describe the physiology of the neuromuscular, cardiovascular/ haematological and respiratory systems.
?Discuss the role of the midwife supporting women and their families with neuromuscular, cardiovascular/ haematological and respiratory disorders.
?Discuss the principles of care of the baby in the neonatal unit.
?Discuss the clinical practice skills required to look after the woman and her family requiring surgical, medical, or interventions and associated medications in relation to above biological systems.
?Discuss the role of the midwife in the community.
?Discuss the role of the midwife supporting women with mental illness in pregnancy and the postnatal period.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 100 marks (1 x 1.5 hour paper (Physiology 55, Anatomy 10 and Midwifery 35)); Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Essay).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% (overall). In addition, students must obtain at least 40% in each of the individual assessments independently (Formal Written Examination and Essay). For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module and a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU2097 General Health Care for Adults with Mental Health Problems - Applied Nutrition, Anatomy, Physiology I

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Lectures ((24 hours) Nursing, (19 Hours) Anatomy, (14 Hours) Physiology, (16hrs=8+8) Biochemistry & Chemistry, (14 hours) Nutrition;); Other (Self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Irene Hartigan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Irene Hartigan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Staff, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience; Staff, Department of Physiology; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, Faculty of Food Science & Tech.

Module Objective: To give students an overview of physical health problems that may affect people with a mental health problem.

Module Content: The application of the process of nursing with people who experience problems of a mainly physical nature. The relationship between physical and mental ill health. The interplay between psychiatric and general nursing. Nursing and applicable principles of science for individuals with varying acute and chronic conditions: cardiovascular disorders; gastrointestinal and endocrine conditions. Anatomy of the cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal, the gastrointestinal/hepato-bilary endocrine system. Physiology of the gastrointestional/ hepato-bilary, endocrine and reproductive systems. Mental health care in the A&E, Caring for the person with mental health issues in the general, medical and surgical setting. Cancer and Mental Health.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the anatomy of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal/ hepato-bilary musculoskeletal endocrine systems.
?Describe the physiology of the gastrointestinal/ hepato-biliary, endocrine and reproductive systems.
?Demonstrate an understanding of the practical implications of food, nutrition and health in nursing with individuals and their families.
?Discuss the fundamental principles of nutrition as well as individuals' food and eating practices in a variety of contexts.
?Consider the role of physical assessment in mental health nursing.
?Discuss the nursing needs of patients with a physical illness.
?Identify through reasoned argument the relationship between physical and mental health.
?Outline the application of Orem's model to mental health nursing care.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 200 marks (1 x 3hr Winter Examination comprising Nutrition (35 marks) Anatomy (50 marks), Physiology (40 marks), Nursing (75 marks) to be taken in Semester 1.).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU2098 General Health Care for Adults with Mental Health Problems - Applied Nutrition, Anatomy, Physiology II

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 1 x 119hr(s) Other (33 hrs Nursing, 4 hrs Anatomy, 19 hrs Physiology)); 1 x 181hr(s) Other (Self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Irene Hartigan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Irene Hartigan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience; Staff, Department of Physiology; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module aims to develop student's evidence based knowledge and skills whilst maintaining a focus on the therapeutic and caring role of the nurse in managing patients with common acute and chronic health care conditions.

Module Content: Acute and chronic conditions in this module relate to anatomy, physiology and nursing for the various conditions. The relationship between physical and mental ill health. The interplay between psychiatric and general nursing. Scientific principles to include: relevant nursing, anatomy and physiology. Anatomy of the respiratory system. Physiology of the neuromuscular, cardiovascular/ haematological and respiratory systems.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the anatomy of the respiratory system.
?Describe the physiology of the neuromuscular, cardiovascular, respiratory and haematological systems
?Review and discuss research findings, applicable in the nursing care of adults and their families.
?Complete a physical assessment of patients in relation to acute and chronic conditions of the neuromuscular, cardiovascular and haematological system.
?Discuss the holistic role of the nurse, in the management of patients with acute and chronic conditions.
?Discuss the role of the nurse in relation to the provision of safe, evidence based nursing care for acute and chronic conditions in various health care environments.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks (1 x 1.5hr Summer Examination comprising Anatomy (10 marks), Physiology (55 marks), Nursing (35 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU3046 Independent Study in Health Studies

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 10hr(s) Tutorials (Self-directed study in relation to health studies.); 190hr(s) Other (Self-directed study in relation to health studies.).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Josephine Hegarty, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Prof Josephine Hegarty, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To allow students to further their professional competencies via an independent study project based within a health studies topic.

Module Content: To be determined via a learning contract with the Programme Director and Branch Leader

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify an issue of relevance to Health Studies;

?Search the literature to identify appropriate research on health studies;
?Critically review a research study.
?Analyse an aspect of health studies from studies selceted;

?Make recommendations based on findings from review of the topic themes.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Independent Study Report (Written Assignment of 3,000 words).).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Failed elements of Continuous Assessment must be repeated, as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery. Marks in passed elements of Continuous Assessment are carried forward.

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NU3047 Supporting Individuals with a Specific Intellectual Disability II

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Other (33 hrs Nursing, 15 hrs Neuroscience and Genetics); 152hr(s) Other (self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Caroline Dalton, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Caroline Dalton, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students' knowledge and understanding of issues affecting the care of individuals with intellectual disability from a bio-psychosocial perspective.

Module Content: Genetics and Neuroscience: as a basis for nursing people with an intellectual disability.

Nursing: Nursing management of individuals with
specific syndromes and related medical conditions.Nursing care of individuals with a specific focus on
environmental aetiological factors including pre-conceptual, prenatal, peri-natal and post natal causes of
intellectual disability. Care of persons with complex health care needs, health assessments and holistic approaches to care and management.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the nursing management of individuals with a specific focus on environmental aetiological factors.
?Identify and explore a range of physical and intellectual disabilities.
?Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of syndromes and inherited disorders on the physical and cognitive development of people with intellectual disabilities.
?Provide the appropriate rationale for nursing interventions.
?Recognise the importance of holistic assessment and management of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
?Demonstrate an appreciation of the value of using and documenting health care assessments routinely.
?Discuss the essential nursing skills required to a care for people with complex physical and psychological health needs.
?Analyse the nursing management of individuals utilising evidence based practice through current research findings.
?Describe the genetic influences on human development, neuroanatomical structures and their associated neuroscientific processes.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 60 marks (1x1.5hr examination (60 marks MCQ); Continuous Assessment 140 marks (oral presentations on date specified by School of Nursing and Midwifery - 100 marks. Written abstract and copy of presentation - 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% overall. In addition students must obtain a minimum of 40% in each of the two individual assessments independently. For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module and a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) mcq to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) mcq to be taken in Autumn 2017. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU3049 From Childhood to Older Adult: Issues for the Person with an Intellectual Disability and their Family

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials and directed learning); 152hr(s) Other (self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Lynne Marsh, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Lynne Marsh, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' knowledge and understanding of issues affecting people with intellectual disability across the life span.

Module Content: Part A: Social Policy Content (4hrs)
This part of the module will focus on community perspectives in the delivery of healthcare. The development of community based health and social services in Ireland and the role of the Community and Voluntary Sector will be explored with a particular emphasis on the relevance of Community Development Programmes (CDP's) in the delivery of community care and wellbeing. Engaging a multidisciplinary approach to community care, health policy, and the role of social work professionals.

Nursing context (44 hours): Needs of people with intellectual disability in relation to education, transition and change, work & leisure and lifelong learning. Friendships and personal relationships including sexuality. The person with intellectual disability in a family context. Parents with intellectual disability. Ageing, ageing carers and retirement. Inclusion and access. Elder abuse and neglect. Observation skills & visual literacy.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Relate the needs of people with intellectual disability to the development of identity, autonomy, intimacy and achievement.
?Explore the impact of education, work and leisure and lifelong learning on the development of people with intellectual disability across the lifespan.
?Identify the role of the Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID) and service providers in facilitating people with intellectual disabilities to form and sustain effective personal relationships.
?Examine the role of the Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability in planning and supporting transition across the lifespan.
?Discuss the changing demographic profile of the older adult and outline implications for service provision including end of life care in relation to services available to the adult/older adult with an intellectual disability.
?Promote social inclusion and optimum social functioning of people with intellectual disability.
?Discuss the impact of ageing, ageing carers and elder abuse specific to intellectual disability.
?Observe and describe manifestations of health and disease through the medium of visual arts.
?Through reflection, draw on insights gained through the experiences of arts appreciation, to enhance one's own clinical practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word assignment).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and Participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (student must revise and resubmit assignment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU3050 Health Promotion and Primary Health Care in a Mental Health Context

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Other (Lectures, tutorials and directed learning); 152hr(s) Other (Self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Aine Mairead Horgan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enhance the students' knowledge and understanding of health promotion and primary care within the mental health context.

Module Content: Epidemiology (8 hours)
Trends and predictors of mortality and morbidity in mental health in Ireland. Suicide. Self harm.

Health promotion (20 hours):
Management and maintenance of health. Models and approaches to health promotion. Personal, environmental, economic, cultural, political, social, educational and gender influences on health. National and international influences on health promotion. Health promotion, education and teaching in practice. Coping mechanisms and problem-solving strategies to maintain social and mental health. Educating and empowering people experiencing mental distress to achieve optimum health status. Mental Health promotion with younger populations. Prevention of mental health problems in communities.

Mental health primary care (20 hours):
Mental health issues and needs in primary care contexts that impinge on the physical, psychological, emotional, social and cultural needs of people, families and communities. Role of psychiatric nurse in liaison between secondary and tertiary mental healthcare. Models of service provision in primary care. Working in partnership with service users, carers, families and communities in primary care settings. Operational roles of general and specialist mental health professionals, services and voluntary agencies in addressing mental health problems in primary care. Implementation of recovery-oriented practice into contemporary primary health care. Service user organisations.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Outline key epidemiological trends specifically related to self-harm and suicide.
?Outline and apply principles of health promotion to the care of persons with mental health problems and their families.
?Describe core elements of mental health promotion strategies with younger populations.
?Outline the role of the mental health nurse in mental health promotion.
?Critically appraise roles in, and models of, service provision in primary care, with reference to the challenges of liaison between secondary and tertiary mental healthcare.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Mental Health Promotion Project Report).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU3051 Mental Health Nursing: Politics, Policy and Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (Lectures/groupwork/ tutorials/ seminars); 76hr(s) Other (Self Directed Study).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Social Studies; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To provide an understanding of the principles of mental health policy and rehabilitation in mental health nursing.

Module Content: Social Policy Content:
This module encourages students to reflect on taken-for-granted ideas and practices in mental health services in Ireland and internationally, and on how these orthodoxies have been challenged by various social movements mobilised around mental health. Some of the ideas and practices that are explored are expertise, evidence-based medicine, professionalism, patient identities, normality, biopsychiatry, pharmacocentric healthcare and the pharmaceuticalisation of life. Conceptual innovations, advocacy, and developing rights based approaches to mental health will also be explored. (12hrs)

Nursing content:
Principles of Rehabilitation. Institutionalisation.Mental health and the media. Compliance, consent and capacity. Psychiatry as the dominant understanding of mental distress. History, meaning and relevance of anti-psychiatry. Critical psychiatry and post-psychiatry. Service user narratives. The service user as expert. Maintenance of human rights in mental health care. Historical and contemporary analysis of humane treatment. Current Mental Health policies: paradigms for alternative and innovative approaches to psychiatric nursing. Future roles of mental health nurses. (12hrs)

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Appraise the contribution of different social movements to extending and resisting biomedical frames of understanding and promoting mental health
?Identify and critically evaluate current discourses in the field of mental health, as well as the key conceptual and policy developments shaping service provision.
?Develop a knowledge base of mental distress and recognise its impact on service users, families and communities.
?Identify the role of psychiatric nurses in mental health by considering hospital, community and generic settings of practice.
?Recognise the contribution of contextual and environmental factors in the experience of mental distress.
?Recognise and apply the principles of (a) recovery- oriented practice; (b) service user involvement and advocacy; and (c) social justice.
?Demonstrate an appreciation of values and ethical issues in mental health nursing.
?Evaluate the contribution of mental health nursing in developing a holistic, recovery-oriented practice.
?Outline the contribution of statutory, voluntary and lay organisations in accessible and inclusive mental health care.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 Word Essay).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must submit alternative Continuous Assessment, as prescribed by the School).

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NU3053 Developing hope-inspiring relationships when working therapeutically with individuals and groups

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Other (50hrs Lecturers/Group Work, Tutorials/ Seminars/Computer facilitated learning); 160hr(s) Other (self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Aine Mairead Horgan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To foster students' competence and confidence in developing hope inspiring therapeutic relationships with people with mental health problems on an individual or group basis.

Module Content: Developing hope-inspiring relationships when adopting various psychological therapies. Working with families and small groups. Group processes and dynamics. Planning and facilitating groups. Peer support.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Formulate an understanding of the theory and practice of psychological (eg. cognitive, behavioural, humanistic and psychoanalytic) approaches in mental health care with groups and families.
?Demonstrate an understanding of the appicability of various psychological therapies to clinical nursing practice.
?Demonstrate an ability to incorporate specific psychological approaches when working to develop hope inspiring relationships with groups and families
?Formulate an understanding of the theory and practice of groups therapeutic approaches in mental health care.
?Demonstrate the ability to incorporate and work with user-led peer support groups.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1x3,000 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (As prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery (revise and re-submit project)).

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NU3054 Skilled Mental Health Nursing Practice 3

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 16weeks(s) Placements (Practice Placement, Supervision, role modelling, reflection); 20hr(s) Other (Lectures, Practicals, Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Stephen Bradley, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and participating Health Service Provider.

Module Objective: To facilitate enhancing student's clinical practice at Identification and Internalisation levels with an emphasis on the recovery principles and developing the therapeutic, teaching, educative, technical and research roles of the mental health nurse.

Module Content: Clinical practice (under supervision) in a variety of health care settings with an emphasis on the recovery principles and developing the therapeutic, teaching, educative, technical and research roles of the nurse.
Clinical practice in mental health nursing units/contexts with an emphasis on five domains of clinical practice (1. professional/ethical practice, 2. holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge, 3. interpersonal relationships, 4. organisational and management of care and, 5. personal and professional development) and promoting health and well being of patients/clients and their families. Moving and Handling, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Professional Management of Agression and Violence (PMAV), Hand Hygiene, waste segregration, blood and body fluid exposure. Introduction to and utilisation of the assessment of competence booklet and clinical placement procedures and processes. Evaluation of the clinical learning environment and practice placement processes.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss competencies achieved at Identification and Internalisation levels with registered nurses using examples from clinical practice.
?Demonstrate effective participation in the delivery of care under supervision on a sustained basis with minimal prompting.
?Collaborate and engage in effective interpersonal skills with the individual, significant others and the healthcare team.
?Demonstrate a commitment to acquiring further knowledge and information to improve their professional practice.
?Analyse and interpret information, demonstrating problem solving skills and a knowledge based approach to a recovery focused practice.
?Demonstrate and role model professional attitudes and behaviour in clinical practice.
?Engage in reflective nursing practice within a supportive learning environment.
?Discuss rationale for nursing care activities drawing on current research findings.
?Discuss national (e.g. NMBI, MHC) and local (Health Service Provider and School of Nursing and Midwifery) policies and guidelines.

Assessment: Completion of required competencies at Identification and Internalisation levels (Competency Booklet) (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice over 16 weeks as scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical Hours Record Timesheet (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing clinical practice placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: ? Achievement of 10 Competencies at one level e.g. Identification or a combination of Identification and Internalisation levels ? Completion of the required reflective notes, interviews and clinical placement details, signed/dated by student and registered nurse/midwife. ? Completion of student 'End of Year Declaration' and 'Student self-assessment' pages in Competency Booklet. ? Completion of scheduled clinical time (16 weeks), submission of a signed/completed time sheet by the specified submission date to the Allocations Office, UCC.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Passed elements of continuous assessment are carried forward. Failed elements must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Autumn Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. In addition, failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU3058 Midwifery Practice in Various Health Contexts III

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 67hr(s) Lectures (Group Tutorials/Seminars/Practical Demonstrations and Directed Learning.); 133hr(s) Other (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience; Staff, Department of Physiology; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To consolidate knowledge and skills gained for care of mothers and babies in the antenatal, intrapartum and post natal periods in various health care settings

Module Content: Anatomy Brain and Genito-urinary system. Physiology: Brain and renal system. Develop the knowledge and skills for the provision of care for mothers and babies in the antenatal intrapartum or postnatal period requiring high dependency care. Assessment and examinations necessary for diagnosis of pregnancies at risk. Recognising warning signs of abnormality with brain and genito-urinary system of mother or baby that require referral to neontatal unit, medical, surgery or high dependency or gynaecology. Impact of pregnancy on mental health. Community Midwifery. A brief overview of wound healing (physiological process of wound healing and factors impacting upon it and interventions to promote wound healing). Scientific principles to include: applied anatomy and physiology, pharmacology and associated patient safety for the administration of medications where relevant.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe anatomy of the brain and genito-urinary system.
?Describe the physiology of the brain and renal systems.
?Apply the principles of care to women in the antenatal, intrapartum or postnatal period with neurological disorders and renal disorders.
?Identify the determinants of the provision of safe maternity care in the community and the role of the midwife within the community multidisciplinary team.
?Examine the impact of pregnancy on mental health problems.
?Discuss the impact of medical problems in relation to women of child bearing age.
?Demonstrate the role and function of the midwife and the multidisciplinary team in relation to childbearing women with complex health care needs in the maternity setting.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 200 marks (1 X 3 hour examination comprising Physiology (35 marks), Anatomy (30 marks) and Midwifery (135 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU3067 Nursing Children, Adolescents and their Families with Acute and Continuing Care Needs

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1. (Please note that this module may be taught in one period only, depending on timetabling).

No. of Students: Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (Lectures/Tutorials/Seminars/Self-directed Learning); 100hr(s) Other (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students' understanding of the nursing mangement of children, adolescents and their families with acute and continuing care needs.

Module Content: The process of nursing care specific to acute care and continuing care in relation to fluid volume or excess; altered oxygenation patterns re: breathing, perfusion and transport. Altered patterns of ingestion, digestion, absorption. Altered patterns of bowel elimination, altered patterns of urinary function. Altered mobility patterns. Altered patterns of co-ordination, altered regulatory patterns (endocrine and reproductive). Altered sensory patterns (vision, hearing and skin). Acute and continuing care needs are examined. Family life including concepts of normalisation, advocacy and support.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the nursing management of children, adolescents and their families in the context of current healthcare.
?Examine nursing practices specific to acute and continuing care needs of children, adolescents and their families within the context of current research literature.
?Reflect on clinical practice exposure and integrate knowledge with practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 200 marks (1 x 3hr paper).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU3068 Children's and General Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 18weeks(s) Placements (Supervision, Role Modelling, Reflection and Field Visits).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Prof Eileen Savage, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and Staff participating Health Service Providers.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' continuing practice with particular emphasis on achieving Clinical Learning Outcomes in nursing/midwifery care activities within the five domains of Nursing practice, as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and Clinical skills as specified by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Module Content: Clinical practice (under supervision) in general/children's nursing/midwifery units/contexts with an emphasis on the five domains of clinical practice (1. Professional/ethical practice, 2. Holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge, 3. Interpersonal relationships, 4. Organisational and management of care and, 5. Personal and professional development) and Promoting health and wellbeing of patients/clients and their families. Content relating to Mandatory/Essential skills (e.g. Moving and Handling, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, National Early Warning Score (NEWS), Intravenous Fluid Management skills, hand hygiene, waste segregation, blood and body fluid exposure). Introduction and utilisation of the Competence Booklet, clinical placement procedures and processes. Competencies and clinical skills in general/children's nursing/midwifery practice, reflection-on-practice and practice placement policies and procedures.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss CLOs and Clinical skills achieved at exposure and/or participation levels with registered nurses/midwives using examples from clinical practice.
?Participate in the delivery of patient/client care under supervision on a sustained basis with minimal prompting.
?Discuss personal and professional growth and development through identifying own learning needs and self-evaluation of clinical learning in interview process (CLO Booklet).
?Discuss rationale for nursing care activities drawing on current research findings.
?Discuss and manage allocated case load of patients/clients (under supervision).
?Discuss national (e.g. NMBI) and local (Health service provider and School of Nursing and Midwifery) policies and guidelines.

Assessment: Completion of required Clinical Learning Outcomes and clinical skills at exposure and participation (CLO Booklet) (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice over 21 weeks as scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical Hours record time sheet (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing clinical practice placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: ?Achievement of CLOs and skills as specified in the CLO Booklet signed and dated by both student and registered nurse/midwife. ?Completion of the required reflective notes, interviews and clinical placement details, signed and dated by both student and registered nurse. ?Completion of student 'End of Year Declaration' and 'Student self-assessment' pages in Competency Booklet. ?Completion of scheduled clinical time (18 weeks), submission of a signed and completed time sheet by the specified submission date to the Allocations Office, UCC.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Autumn Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. Failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU3069 Midwifery Practice III

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 16weeks(s) Placements (Supervision, Role Modelling, Reflection).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Margaret Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and Staff, participating Maternity/Health Service Providers.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' to gain midwifery practice (with appropriate supervision) within five domains of midwifery practice, as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland for the antenatal, intrapartum and the postnatal care of mothers, babies and their families, with particular emphasis on gaining knowledge and skills for women requiring or following gynaecological, medical, surgical procedures, mental health care, care of mothers, babies and their families in the community and care of the baby in the neonatal unit.

Module Content: Clinical practice in maternity units/contexts with an emphasis on developing knowledge and skills for midwifery practice to provide care for women and their families in relation to pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn. Care of the women with complicated pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal problems. Care of the sick baby. Midwifery practice and the provision of care in specialist settings; Neonatal, Medical, Surgical including theatre, Mental Health, Gynaecology and Community Midwifery. Promoting health and wellbeing of mothers, babies/patients/clients and their families. Mandatory/Essential skills: Attendance and participation in a safe moving and handling programme and successful completion of associated assessment. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Programme (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Irish Heart Foundation). Irish Maternity Early Warning System (IMEWS) Intravenous Fluid Management skills, hand hygiene, waste segregation, blood and body fluid exposure. Familiarisation with competency assessment booklet and clinical placement procedure and processes. Evaluation of the clinical learning environment.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Provide care for women with normal pregnancies, childbirth and the newborn and their families in the postnatal period.
?Discuss the provision of care for women with normal pregnancies, childbirth and the newborn and their families in the postnatal period in the community.
?Formulate an appopriate plan of care for a woman with an at risk pregnancy with an associated medical/surgical/gynaecological/mental health issue.
?Demonstrate the effective care of a woman or baby in an obstetric emergency situation.
?Provide evidence based care for mothers, babies and their families with complications in the post natal period.
?Provide parenthood education for women and their families in the antenatal and post natal periods.
?Apply knowledge and skills (at identification level) to effectively and safely fulfil the activities of a midwife as required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Assessment: Assessment of Competence Booklet. Clinical Practice Experience Booklet and Clinical Assessment (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice over 16 weeks as scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical Hours Record Timesheet (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing clinical practice placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A Pass Judgement for achievement of competencies (as specified in the Competency Assessment Booklet). Submission of completed sections of the Competency Assessment Booklet (ie. relevant reflective notes, interviews, placement details, declaration), and a record of having completed scheduled clinical hours. The only acceptable form of completion of scheduled clinical practice hours is the submission of a signed and completed time sheet to the Allocations Office, The School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC. A Pass Judgement for Basic Life Support and a yes for Moving and Handling.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Passed elements of continuous assessment are carried forward. Failed elements must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Autumn Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. In addition, failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU3070 Pregnancy, Childbirth and Newborn III

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 60hr(s) Lectures (Group Work/Tutorials/Seminars/Self-directed Learning); 240hr(s) Other (Self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To consolidate students' knowledge and practice skills for high risk and complicated pregnancy, management of maternity emergencies, care of vulnerable women.

Module Content: Multiple births, malpresentations, breech, cord prolapse, uterine rupture, shoulder dystocia, major obstetric haemorrhage, sepsis, DVT, thromboembolic disorders, gestational hypertension, eclampsia, HELLP, neonatal resuscitation; substance abuse in pregnancy, parent infant attachment and infant mental health. Child protection, Rhesus isoimmunisation and haemolytic disease of pregnancy, STI's and sexual health, episiotomy and perineal suturing; assisted conception, fetal imaging and perinatal medicine.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyse the midwife's role in facilitating normal birth;
?Examine and explain the risk factors for complicated pregnancy and birth for the woman and her baby.
?Formulate an appropriate plan based on an understanding of the actions taken by the midwife and the multidisciplinary team in the management of obstetric emergencies.
?Analyse the midwives role in supporting a woman and her family through a complicated pregnancy, birth and post natal period.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (Assignment (1 x 3000 word essay) 200 marks ; online portfolio 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% .Students must pass each element of assessment independently. For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module and a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU3071 Midwives and Professional Practice III

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1. (Please note that this module may be taught in one period only, depending on timetabling).

No. of Students: Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures (Group Work/Tutorials/Seminars/Directed Learning); 76hr(s) Other (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enable students to correlate professional knowledge with clinical practice to develop their professional identity.

Module Content: National and international influences on the development of the midwifery profession in Ireland. Risk management and patient safety and the role of the midwife. Provision of Midwifery Education. International Congress of Midwives competencies for midwives. Preceptorship, mentorship and clinical supervision for midwives, evaluation of teaching and learning in a clinical area. Reflective practice and self-awareness. Quality and audit in maternity care. Clinical governance. Lourdes report. Policy formation and guidelines for clinical and professional midwifery practice. Scope of Practice for midwives and Practice Standards for Midwives. Autonomy and accountability. Portrayal of childbirth and motherhood in art and popular culture.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the principles of policy formation locally, nationally and internationally for maternal and child health.
?Discuss the principles of clinical policy formation in the maternity services.
?Discuss the role of the midwife for patient safety
?Discuss accountability, scope of midwifery practice, personal responsibility and accountability in relation to professional practice.
?Outline the role of the midwife in risk management, quality enhancement and audit.
?Observe and describe manifestations of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood through the medium of visual arts.
?Reflect on insights gained through the experience of Arts appreciation to enhance one's own clinical practice.
?Observe and describe manifestations of health and disease through the medium of visual arts.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Assignment (1x1500 word essay)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% To meet An Bord Altranais requirements, a record of clinical hours will be kept.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and re-submit assignment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU3073 Parenthood Education: Promoting Normal Birth

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Other (160(s) Lectures/Group Work/Tutorials/Seminars/Self-directed Learning); 160hr(s) Other (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Geraldine McLoughlin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Geraldine McLoughlin, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students' knowledge and practice skills to facilitate the promotion of normal childbirth and the adaptation to parenthood

Module Content: Facilitation skills for parent hood education. Promoting normal birth in the community and maternity unit. Models of parenthood education. Motherhood, fatherhood, parenting skills. Adult learning. Presentation skills. Theories and domains of learning, teaching strategies for parenthood education, group facilitation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Determine the information needed by couples to prepare for birth and parenting;
?Investigate methods of promoting positive group dynamics in antenatal education;
?Analyse and evaluate factors that contribute to a positive learning environment for couples;
?Critically review the provision of antenatal education;
?Develop and facilitate a programme of antenatal education.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Individual Presentation - 80 marks; Content and rationale of presentation (essay) - 120 marks. Visual and audio recorded.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and re submit assignment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU3076 Professional Issues, Teaching and Learning and the Development of Disciplinary Knowledge for Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials and directed learning); 76hr(s) Other (self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Mairin O'Mahony, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Mairin O'Mahony, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Dr Dawn Farrell, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To provide students with a knowledge basis for developing their professional role including the teaching-educative dimension of the role and to enhance their understanding of the development of disciplinary knowledge for nursing practice.

Module Content: Nursing as a profession and the professional role of the nurse; theories and domains of learning; a systematic approach to facilitating teaching and learning; assessing learning outcomes/competencies; exploring the concepts of preceptorship, mentorship, clinical supervision; the clinical learning environment; the role of reflection in facilitating clinical learning; various approaches and methods for educating patients/clients; the concept of e-learning for patient/client education; the development of disciplinary knowledge in nursing; exploration of the concepts central to nursing; contemporary nursing theories and their application to practice; communication of disciplinary knowledge developments in nursing.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the professional role of the nurse.
?Discuss nursing as a profession in terms of accountability, autonomy and empowerment.
?Explore theories of learning and their application to teaching in clinical practice.
?Reflect on teaching and learning in clinical practice and identify effective practices and strategies.
?Discuss various approaches to teaching and learning in nursing practice and the assessment of learning in clinical settings.
?Discuss the importance of the development of disciplinary knowledge.
?Explore the concepts central to nursing.
?Critically evaluate contemporary nursing theories.
?Articulate the importance of communicating disciplinary knowledge developments in nursing.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU3077 Mental Health and its Determinants - Application to the Role of the General Nurse in promoting Therapeutic Interactions

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2. (taken with year 4 children's and general students).

No. of Students: Max 145.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 20hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials and directed learning); 80hr(s) Other (self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Aine Mairead Horgan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop the students' knowledge, skills and understanding of mental distress.

Module Content: The role of the general nurse in supporting patient's psychological needs.Examining the relationship between general health and psychological wellbeing. Nature of mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, hearing voices, substance misuse, self-harm and suicide and appropriate interventions addressing the needs of adults. Promoting inclusiveness for individuals with mental health problems. Recognising the presence of mental health problems and the appropriate avenues for referral.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Differentiate between the various concepts of mental health and illness.
?Demonstrate an understanding of various forms of mental distress.
?Discuss the need for sensitivity and a non-judgemental approach towards individuals in mental distress.
?Outline appropriate interventions in response to identified needs.
?Discuss users' perspectives of mental health care and mental health service provision.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks (1 x 1.5 hour).

Compulsory Elements: Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU3078 Health Promotion and Primary Healthcare in a General Health Context

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 145.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Other (Lectures, Tutorials and Directed Learning); 152hr(s) Other (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Anna M. O'Leary, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Anna M. O'Leary, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Applied Social Studies, and Department of Public Health and Epidemiology; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To orientate students towards a primary health care approach and the evidence based concepts underpinning primary health care, maternal and child services, and various approaches to health promotion. To extend students' knowledge of health promotion and discuss its' application to nursing practice.

Module Content: Part A: Social Policy Content (4hrs)
This part of the module will focus on community perspectives in the delivery of healthcare. The development of community based health and social services in Ireland and the role of the Community and Voluntary Sector will be explored with a particular emphasis on the relevance of Community Development Programmes (CDPs) in the delivery of community care and wellbeing. Engaging a multidisciplinary approach to community care, health policy, and the role of social work professionals.

Nursing in a primary health care context (20 hours):
Concepts, definitions and policy documents guiding the development of community and primary health and social care services. The primary care structure (its relationship to, secondary, tertiary, community, (mix between statutory bodies and voluntary associations) and society. Liaison between primary and secondary care services, community health and social services. Key concepts and contemporary issues relating to the community nursing role. Changing family dynamics (e.g. new born at home). Strength, resources, coping mechanisms and the family. Carers' perspective (changing role, carer support, carer burden). Population groups and vulnerable clients.

Part B: Health Promotion (24 hours)
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology: Introduction to epidemiology, public health and health promotion, key issues in public health.
Nursing: Globalisation and health, lay beliefs relating to health, wellness and illness. Factors that affect motivation. Scope of and approaches to health promotion. Planning and design of health promotion initiatives (a community perspective). Theories of change. The role of the nurse in health promotion (a community perspective, with particular reference to marginalised groups). Professional challenges in relation to Health Promotion.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the factors necessary to the delivery of a comprehensive, effective, equitable and accountable primary health care service.
?Demonstrate understanding of key community nursing, health promotion and community development concepts.
?Identify optimum strategies for communication between the acute health care setting and the primary health care services.
?Discuss the role of the nurse as a heath promoter and health educator.
?Explore health promotion in the context of the role of the nurse;
?Demonstrate an ability to plan, implement, and evaluate a health promotion programme within nursing practice;
?Evaluate the theories of change in nursing practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Part A: 1 x 1500 word written assignment (100 marks); Part B: the design of a health promotion information leaflet (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, for students who fail the module overall).

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NU3079 General Nursing with Adults and their Families III - focusing on common acute and chronic conditions

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 220.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (Lectures, Tutorials, Practicals and Directed Learning); 200hr(s) Other (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Caroline O'Connor, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Caroline O'Connor, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience; Staff, Department of Physiology; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module aims to develop student's evidence based knowledge and skills whilst maintaining a focus on the therapeutic and caring role of the nurse in managing patients with common acute and chronic conditions.

Module Content: Watson's model of caring and its' application to nursing practice within a mutlidisciplinary context and within varied health care delivery systems (i.e. primary, secondary, tertiary health care services). Nursing and applicable approaches to health promotion, nutrition and medication management.
Acute and chronic conditions in this module relate to the musculoskeletal; central nervous system; renal; urological; reproductive and sensory systems.
Scientific principles to include:
- relevant pharmacology, anatomy, physiology and nutrition:
- anatomy of the brain and genitourinary system.
- physiology of the nervous system and renal system.
- medication management to include the principles of safe medication management and nursing considerations concerning drug therapy for patients with acute and chronic conditions relating to the central nervous system, renal, urological, reproductive and sensory systems. In addition, students will demonstrate the principles and practice of safe intravenous therapy.
A brief overview of wound healing (physiological processes of wound healing and factors impacting upon it and associated nursing actions).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the anatomy of the brain and genito-urinary system.
?Describe the physiology of the nervous system as it relates to control of movement and sensation and describe the physiology of the renal system.
?Review and discuss research findings and incorporate the approaches to health promotion into the nursing care of adults.
?Complete a physical assessment of patients in relation to acute and chronic conditions of the central nervous system; musculoskeletal system; renal system, urological system, reproduction and sensory system
?Utilise nursing models/care plans as framework(s) for guiding the nursing management of patients with specific emphasis on acute and chronic conditions of the central nervous system, musculoskeletal system, renal system, urological system, reproductive and sensory system
?Discuss the holistic role of the nurse (incorporating medication management and nutritional principles) in providing safe evidence-based care to patients with various acute and chronic conditions.
?Understand the implications of drug therapy for individuals in the context of nursing and midwifery practice for patients with disorders of central nervous system, musculoskeletal system, renal system, urological system and sensory system
?Discuss person-centred approaches to nursing care showing sensitivity towards individuals with acute and chronic conditions.
?Discuss types of wounds and the principles of wound healing.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Formal Written Examination 200 marks (Physiology (35 marks), Anatomy (30 marks) and Nursing (135 marks)); Continuous Assessment 100 marks (MCQ tests, Nursing 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetable teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% In addition students must obtain a minimum of 45% in each of the individual assessments independently. For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module and a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (only if students fail the module overall, in which case students must sit a 1 x 1.5hr paper. Where a module has both a continuous assessment and a formal written examination, students will be required to repeat and re-submit at the autumn supplemental examinations both the examination and the continuous assessment elements if failing the continuous assessment at the first attempt.).

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NU3080 General Nursing with Adults, Children and their Families IV - Focusing on Oncology

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 150.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (Lectures, Tutorials and Directed Learning); 76hr(s) Other (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Patricia O'Regan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Patricia O'Regan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students' evidence based knowledge and skills whilst maintaining a focus on the therapeutic and caring role of the nurse in caring for patients on the cancer journey.

Module Content: Epidemiology, screening, cancer awareness, risk factors and cancer prevention. Patho-physiology of cancer, cancer diagnosis & staging. Cancer treatment modalities. Oncological emergencies. An overview and management of major cancers. Symptom management including applied pharmacology and medication management . Role of complementary therapies in cancer care.
Psychological and social perspectives: Psycho-oncology: anxiety, depression, sexuality, body image concerns and alopecia. Health related quality of life. The impact of a cancer diagnosis on the individual and their families, communication and disclosing a diagnosis of cancer.Support services and support of the family. Overview of the role of the multidisciplinary team in the provision of patient and family centred care. Cancer in specific groups: pregnancy, the older adult and individuals with intellectual disability. Survivorship and living beyond cancer.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify the risk factors, aetiology, methods of detection and screening of cancer.
?Demonstrate an understanding of the commonly occurring cancers and their associated treatment modalities.
?Examine the physical and psychological implications of cancer and its treatment for the individual and their families.
?Discuss effective cancer symptom management interventions
?Discuss the holistic nursing care of the individual with cancer.
?Discuss the need for sensitivity towards individuals and their families during the cancer journey.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1500 word written assignment/project).

Compulsory Elements: Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU3081 General Nursing with Adults, Children and their Families V - Focusing on End of Life and Palliative Care

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 145.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials and directed learning); 76hr(s) Other (self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Ann McAuliffe, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Ann McAuliffe, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module aims to develop students' knowledge, understanding and application of palliative care nursing within a multi-disciplinary context.

Module Content: Philosophy of palliative care, principles and aims of palliative care nursing. History and development of palliative care nursing. Palliative care across the spectrum and in different care settings. Holistic assessment and symptom management (including applied pharmacology and medication management). Specific palliative care considerations for more common chronic illnesses. Role of complementary therapies in symptom management. Role of the multidisciplinary team. The hospice movement. Patient and family centred care. Introduce the ethical and legal challenges in relation to end of life care. Respecting diversity in religious traditions and practices. Spirituality (concept of spirituality, spiritual health, various religions and the impact of religious beliefs on health, assessment of spiritual needs). Therapeutic engagement: interacting with individuals regarding spiritual needs. Hospice-friendly hospitals. Communication and end of life care.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify the ethos of palliative care and terminal care, including the application to the patient, family and support services.
?Illustrate an understanding of the physical and psychological aspects of palliative and terminal care.
?Discuss the nursing care of the palliative and terminally ill patient from a holistic perspective.
?Discuss the potential benefits of complementary therapies and their use within the palliative care context.
?Explore the role of the nurse in end of life care whilst involving patients and carers as partners in healthcare.
?Acknowledge the importance of caring for one-self.
?Identify and respect spiritual needs in self and others, taking cognisance of diverse faiths.
?Discuss major religious faiths and their associated traditions in end of life care.
?Demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity towards patients and their families during end of life care.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1500 word project).

Compulsory Elements: Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU3082 General Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 145.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 16weeks(s) Placements (Supervision, Role Modelling, Reflection); 20hr(s) Other (Lectures, Practicals, Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Patricia Fehin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and participating Health Service Providers.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' continuing practice with particular emphasis on achieving competencies at Identification and Internalisation levels in nursing care activities within the five domains of Nursing practice, as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and clinical skills as specified by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Module Content: Clinical practice (under supervision) in general nursing/midwifery units/contexts with an emphasis on the five domains of clinical practice (1. Professional/ethical practice, 2. Holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge, 3. Interpersonal relationships, 4. Organisational and management of care and, 5. Personal and professional development) and promoting health and well-being of patients/clients and their families. Content relating to Mandatory/Essential skills (e.g. Moving and Handling, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, National Early Warning Score (NEWS), Intravenous Fluid Management skills, hand hygiene, waste segregation, blood and body fluid exposure). Introduction and utilisation of the Competence Booklet, clinical placement procedures and processes. Competencies and Clinical skills in general nursing practice, reflection-on-practice and practice placement policies and procedures.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss competencies and clinical skills achieved at identification and internalisation levels with registered nurses/midwives using examples from clinical practice.
?Participate in the delivery of patient/client care under supervision on a sustained basis with minimal prompting.
?Discuss personal and professional growth and development through identifying own learning needs and self-evaluation of clinical learning in interview process (Competency Booklet).
?Discuss rationale for nursing care activities drawing on current research findings.
?Discuss and manage allocated case load of patients/clients (under supervision)
?Discuss national (e.g. NMBI) and local (Health Service Provider and School of Nursing and Midwifery) policies and guidelines.

Assessment: Completion of required competencies and clinical skills at Identification and Internalisation levels (Competency Booklet) (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice over 16 weeks as scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical Hours Record Timesheet (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing clinical practice placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: Achievement of 8 Competencies and 40 Clinical skills at one level e.g. Identification or a combination of Identification and Internalisation levels. Completion of the required reflective notes, interviews and clinical placement details, signed/dated by student and registered nurse/midwife. Completion of student 'End of Year Declaration' and 'Student self-assessment' pages in Competency Booklet. Completion of scheduled clinical time (16 weeks), submission of a signed/completed time sheet by the specified submission date to the Allocations Office, UCC.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Passed elements of continuous assessment are carried forward. Failed elements must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Autumn Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. In addition, failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU3083 Research for Evidence-based Nursing and Midwifery Care

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials (including student facilitated journal club tutorials) and directed learning); 76hr(s) Other (self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Sile Creedon, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Sile Creedon, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module aims to (1) further develop lifelong learning skills and (2) to integrate information technology, information literacy and evidence based practice providing students with the knowledge and skills to advocate for and implement research for evidence based professional practice.

Module Content: The role of the nurse/midwife in research and evidence- based practice. Information literacy III (including full range of databases and organization of citations using
bibliographic software, documenting a search strategy, consideration of the source, quality of source and applicability to the question). The research process as a basis for evidence based practice - reviewing the literature, approaches to research, identifying research problems and hypotheses, research design, sampling, data collection and analysis procedures, ethical research.
Searching and reviewing research to inform evidence based practice based on a key clinical question on a selected topic. Appraising the research evidence for practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the application of the nature and purpose of research for evidence based nursing and midwifery practice.
?Complete and document a search strategy.
?Discuss the stages of the research process.
?Use effective strategies to source research evidence to underpin nursing or midwifery interventions and to answer clinical questions
?Discuss rationale for undertaking a review of the available empirical evidence.
?Critically analyse and evaluate published research for evidence-based practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1x1,500 word project).

Compulsory Elements: Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU3084 Independent Study in Health Studies (Women's Health)

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 5hr(s) Tutorials; 95hr(s) Other (Self-Directed Study in relation to Health Studies).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery (BSc Midwifery Programme Co-ordinator).

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To allow students to further their professional competencies via an independent study project based within a health studies topic.

Module Content: To be determined via a learning contract with the Programme Director and BSc Midwifery Programme Co-ordinator.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Able to analyse an aspect of Women's Health;
?Make recommendations based on findings from review of the topic themes;
?Search the literature to identify appropriate research on health studies;
?Critically review a research study.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Independent Study Report (Written Assignment of 3,000 words)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Failed elements of Continuous Assessment must be repeated, as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery. Marks in passes elements of Continuous Assessment are carried forward.

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NU3086 Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 20hr(s) Other (Lectures, Practicals, Directed Learning); 16weeks(s) Placements (Supernumerary Placements. Supervision, Role Modelling, Reflection and Management of Acute or Potential Aggression (MAPA) 16 hrs).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Lynne Marsh, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and participating Health Service Provider.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' practice with particular emphasis on developing: helping-therapeutic- collaborative role dimensions, clinical-technical role, teaching-educative roles and research awareness in promoting health and well being of clients/patients and their families. To facilitate students' to achieve competencies at Identification and Internalisation levels in nursing care activities within the five domains of Nursing practice, as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and clinical skills as specified by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Module Content: Clinical practice in intellectual disability nursing services/contexts with an emphasis on five domains of clinical practice (1. professional/ethical practice, 2. holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge, 3. interpersonal relationships, 4. organisational and management of care and, 5. personal and professional development) and promoting health and well-being of patients/clients and their families. Developing the helping-therapeutic-collaborative role, clinical-technical role and teaching-educative role in promoting health and well-being of clients/patients and their families. Attendance and participation in a safe moving and handling programme and successful completion of associated assessment. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation programme. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. Content relating to management skills, hand hygiene, waste segregation, blood and body fluid exposure and Managment of Acute or Potential Aggression (MAPA) training (Pass/Fail). Introduction and utilisation of the Assessment of Competence Booklet and clinical placement procedures and processes. Evaluation of the clinical learning environment and practice placement processes. Competencies and clinical skills in Intellectual Disability nursing practice, reflection-on-practice and practice placement policies and procedures.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate an ability to participate in the delivery of care under supervision on a more sustained basis with less prompting and greater confidence.
?Discuss competencies and clinical skills achieved at identification and internalisation levels with registered nurses/midwives using examples from clinical practice.
?Participate in the delivery of patient/client care under supervision on a sustained basis with minimal prompting.
?Discuss personal and professional growth and development through identifying own learning needs and self-evaluation of clinical learning in interview process (Assessment of Competence Booklet).
?Discuss rationale for nursing care activities drawing on current research findings.
?Discuss and manage allocated case load of patients/clients (under supervision)
?Discuss national (e.g. NMBI) and local (Health Service Provider and School of Nursing and Midwifery) policies and guidelines.
?Promote health and well-being of clients/patients and their families.
?Engage in organisation and management of care showing increasing independence since year 2.

Assessment: Continuous Assessment: Completion of required competencies and clinical skills at Identification and Internalisation levels (Assessment of Competence Booklet) Pass/Fail. Attendance in Clinical Practice over 16 weeks as scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical Hours Record Timesheet (Yes/No). Safe Moving and Handling (Yes/No), Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (Pass/Fail), MAPA (Pass/Fail).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing clinical practice placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: Achievement of 5 Competencies and 30 Clinical skills at one level e.g. Identification or a combination of Identification and Internalisation levels. Completion of the required reflective notes, interviews and clinical placement details, signed/dated by student and registered nurse/midwife. Completion of student 'End of Year Declaration' and 'Student self-assessment' pages in Competency Booklet. Completion of scheduled clinical time (16 weeks), submission of a signed/completed time sheet by the specified submission date to the Allocations Office, UCC.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Students failing this module at the Summer Examination Board due to extenuating circumstances (e.g. sick leave) may have an Incomplete Placement Judgement (IP) recorded until the Autumn Examination Board, at which a Pass, Fail or Absent Judgement will be awarded. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement in Part B at the Autumn Examination Board will be required to repeat the year.

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NU3088 Recovery - Working with Children and Young People with Mental Health Problems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (lectures/tutorials/group work/practicals/skills lab/computer facilitated learning); 76hr(s) Other (self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Moira O'Donovan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Ms Moira O'Donovan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students' knowledge, understanding and application of the process of nursing when working in a person centred way with children, adolescents, young people with mental health problems and their families.

Module Content: Childhood development. Recovery and person-centred principles when working with children and young people. Adolescent development. The process of transition. Promoting health and wellbeing of children and young people. Family centred care. Mental Health service provision for children and young people. The nature of mental health problems in children and young people. The internet and young people's mental health. Risky behaviours.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Use a range of appropriate assessment strategies and tools to assess the needs of children and young people with mental health problems.
?Explain the theory and practice of a range of approaches in relation to the care of children and young people with mental health problems.
?Outline recovery-focussed nursing interventions in child and adolescent mental health settings
?Discuss principles of family centred approach as applied to child and adolescent mental health nursing contexts
?Identify children and young people at risk of developing a mental health problem.
?Describe the different problems that children and young people may experience.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit 1x1,500 word essay as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU3089 Recovery - Working with the Older Adult with Mental Health Problems

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 62hr(s) Other (lectures/tutorials/group work/practicals/skills lab - 20hrs nursing; 5hrs visual literacy; 16hrs anatomy; 10 hrs neuroscience; 15hrs physiology); 138hr(s) Other (self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Stephen Bradley, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Stephen Bradley, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience; Staff, Department of Physiology; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students knowledge, know how and competence in the process of nursing older adults with a mental health problem.

Module Content: Ageing in a mental health context; the process of ageing, attitudes towards older adults. Promoting health and well being in older adults. Depression in older adults. Working with people with dementia and their families. Recovery and person centered principles across the lifespan. Promoting health and well being towards recovery for older adults. Life story book work. Observation and role of visual arts in Mental Health nursing care. Watson's carative theory applied to nursing of older adults. Death and dying. Self-neglect. Anatomy of the brain and genitourinary system. Physiology of the nervous system and renal system. Neuro-anatomical and neuro-physiological advances and approaches.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Use a range of appropriate assessment strategies and tools to assess the needs of older adults with mental health problems.
?Explain the theory and practice of a range of approaches in relation to the care of older adults.
?Outline recovery-focused nursing interventions in older adult mental health and community settings.
?Promote inclusion for older people with mental health problems in the wider community.
?Outline principles for healthy ageing.
?Support older adults and their families during the processes of end of life care and bereavement.
?Describe the anatomy of the brain and genito-urinary system and describe the physiology of the nervous system as it relates to control of movement & sensation and the physiology of the renal system.
?Observe and describe manifestations of health and disease through the medium of visual arts.
?Through reflection, draw on insights gained through the experience of arts appreciation, to enhance ones' own clinical practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 200 marks (Physiology, 35 marks; Neuroscience, 35 marks; Anatomy, 30 marks; Nursing 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU3090 Health Promotion and Primary Health in a General Health Context

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials and directed learning); 152hr(s) Other (self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Anna M. O'Leary, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Anna M. O'Leary, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Applied Social Studies; Staff, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module is aimed at orientating students towards a primary health care approach. The evidence based concepts underpinning primary health care, maternal and child services, and various approaches to health promotion. To extend students' knowledge of health promotion and discuss its' application to nursing practice.

Module Content: Part A: Social Policy Content (4hrs)
This part of the module will focus on community perspectives in the delivery of healthcare. The development of community based health and social services in Ireland and the role of the Community and Voluntary Sector will be explored with a particular emphasis on the relevance of Community Development Programmes (CDPs) in the delivery of community care and wellbeing. Engaging a multidisciplinary approach to community care, health policy, and the role of social work professionals.

Nursing in a primary health care context (20 hours):
Concepts, definitions and policy documents guiding the development of community and primary health and social care services. The primary care structure (its relationship to, secondary, tertiary, community, (mix between statutory bodies and voluntary associations) and society. Liaison between primary and secondary care services, community health and social services. Key concepts and contemporary issues relating to the community nursing role. Changing family dynamics (e.g. new born at home). Strength, resources, coping mechanisms and the family. Carers' perspective (changing role, carer support, carer burden). Population groups and vulnerable clients.

Part B: Health Promotion (24 hours)
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology: Introduction to epidemiology, public health and health promotion, key issues in public health.
Nursing: Globalisation and health, lay beliefs relating to health, wellness and illness. Factors that affect motivation. Scope of and approaches to health promotion. Planning and design of health promotion initiatives (a community perspective). Theories of change. The role of the nurse in health promotion (a community perspective, with particular reference to marginalised groups). Professional challenges in relation to Health Promotion.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the factors necessary to the delivery of a comprehensive, effective, equitable, accountable, primary health care service
?Demonstrate understanding of key community nursing, health promotion and community development concepts.
?Identify optimum strategies for communication between the acute health care setting and the primary health care services.
?Discuss the role of the nurse as a heath promoter and health educator.
?Explore health promotion in the context of the role of the nurse;
?Demonstrate an ability to plan, implement, and evaluate a health promotion programme within nursing practice;
?Evaluate the theories of change in nursing practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Part A: written assignment (100 marks) or Part B: the design of a health promotion information leaflet (100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU3091 General Nursing with Adults, Children and their Families V - focusing on Oncology, End of Life and Palliative Care Contexts

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials and directed learning); 52hr(s) Other (self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Ann McAuliffe, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Ann McAuliffe, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students' knowledge, understanding and application of cancer nursing in a multi-disciplinary context; to develop students' evidence based knowledge and skills whilst maintaining a focus on the therapeutic and caring role of the nurse in caring for patients on the cancer journey; to develop students' knowledge, understanding and application of palliative care nursing within a multi-disciplinary context.

Module Content: Epidemiology, screening, cancer awareness, risk factors and cancer prevention. Patho-physiology of cancer, cancer diagnosis and staging. Cancer treatment modalities. Oncological emergencies. An overview and management of major cancers. Symptom management including applied pharmacology and medication management. Role of complementary therapies in cancer care and symptom management. Psycho-oncology: anxiety, depression, sexuality, body image concerns and alopecia. Health related quality of life. The impact of a cancer diagnosis on the individual and their families; Communication and disclosing a diagnosis of cancer; Support services and support of the family. Overview of the role of the multidisciplinary team in the provision of patient and family centred care. Cancer in specific groups: pregnancy, the elderly and intellectual disability. Survivorship and living beyond cancer.
Philosophy, principles and aims of palliative care nursing. History and development of palliative care nursing. Palliative care across the spectrum and in different care settings. Holistic assessment and symptom management (including applied pharmacology and medication management). Specific palliative care
considerations for more common chronic illnesses. Role of complementary therapies in symptom management. Role of the multidisciplinary team. The hospice movement. Patient and family centred care. Introduce the ethical and legal challenges in relation to end of life care. Spirituality (concept of spirituality, spiritual health, various religions and the impact of religious beliefs on health, assessment of spiritual needs). Therapeutic engagement: interacting with individuals regarding spiritual needs. Communication and end of life care.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify the risk factors, aetiology, methods of detection and screening of cancer.
?Demonstrate an understanding of the commonly occurring cancers and their associated treatment modalities.
?Examine the physical and psychological implications of cancer and its treatment for the individual and their families.
?Demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity towards individuals and their families during the cancer journey.
?Identify the ethos of palliative care and terminal care including the application to the patient, family and support services.
?Illustrate an understanding of the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of palliative and terminal care
?Discuss the nursing care of the palliative and terminally ill patient from a holistic perspective
?Explore the role of the nurse in end of life care and individual patients and carers as partners in healthcare.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1x1,500 word written project).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU3092 Health, Ageing and the Lifecycle - Perspectives on General Nursing with Older People

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Other (Lectures, tutorials and directed learning); 60hr(s) Other (Self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Patricia Fehin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: to develop an awareness of healthcare interventions which promote healthy ageing.

Module Content: Ageing in an inclusive society. The challenges and opportunities of changing demographics. Healthy active ageing, consideration of evidence based practice in the care of the older adult. Assessment and the presentation of illness in older people. Overview of chronic disease management with a particular focus on conditions associated with dementia. Co morbidities in the older person. Mental health issues and the older person. Transitions in care. Protection of older people including elder abuse and self-neglect. The arts as therapeutic modalities. Loss and end of life issues. Legal issues and legislation pertaining to the older adult. Safe medication management for the older adult. Communication and meaningful engagement with older people and their families.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Differentiate between the challenges and opportunities related to an ageing society and the influence of changing demographics on health and social policy.
?Discuss the effects of the process of ageing on individuals and their families (from physical, psychosocial, sexual and cultural perspectives).
?Undertake an holistic and person centred assessment of older people's health care needs.
?Define what behaviours constitute meaningful engagement with older people.
?Discuss how nurses can collaborate with and advocate for older people to promote their health and wellbeing.
?Examine end of life issues, legal and ethical issues that impact on older people and the protection of vulnerable older people.
?Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacological issues and safe medication management associated with older people.
?Observe and describe the manifestations of health and disease as depicted through the medium of visual arts.
?Draw on insights gained through the experience of arts appreciation, to enhance their own clinical practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Part 1: Essay; Part 2: Reflection on visit to art gallery).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and Participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU3096 Health Needs of People with an Intellectual Disability across the Lifespan III

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials and directed learning); 200hr(s) Other (self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Maria Caples, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Maria Caples, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Dr Therese Ruane-O'Hora, Department of Physiology, Department of Physiology; Dr Kathleen Quane, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, Department of Anatomy; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module aims to develop students' knowledge, understanding and application of the general health needs of people with intellectual disabilities presenting with common acute and chronic healthcare conditions within a multi-disciplinary context.

Module Content: Anatomy & Physiology (20hrs): Scientific principles to include: applied anatomy and physiology.
Nursing and applicable principles of science for people with intellectual disabilities with varying acute and chronic conditions of the central nervous system; renal system and urological system, reproductive system and sensory system. A brief over-view of wound healing (physiological process of wound healing and factors impacting upon it and associated nursing actions). Nursing and applicable approaches to health promotion, nutrition and medication management. Acute and chronic conditions in this module relate to the musculoskeletal, central nervous system, renal, urological, reproductive and sensory systems.

Scientific principles to include:
- relevant pharmacology, anatomy, physiology and nutrition
- anatomy of the brain and genitourinary system
- physiology of the nervous system and renal system.
- medication management to include the principles of safe medication management and nursing considerations concering drug therapy for people with an intellectual disability with acute and chronic conditions relating to the central nervous system, renal, urological, reproductive and sensory systems.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the anatomy of the brain and genito-urinary system.
?Describe the physiology of the brain as it relates to control of movement and sensation and describe the physiology of the renal system.
?Construct nursing care plans to meet the needs of people with an intellectual disability in relation to acute and chronic conditions of the central nervous system; musculoskeletal system, central nervous system,renal system, reproductive system,sensory system, and associated diseases and disorders.
?Discuss the holistic role of the intellectual disability nurse (incorporating medication management and nutritional principles).
?Relate the investigation of specific skin disorders as they relate to people with an intellectual disability.
?Discuss the principles of wound injury and healing.
?Discuss the factors (physical, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural) and lifestyle choices that can be affected when diagnosed with various acute or chronic conditions.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Formal Written Examination 200 marks (Physiology (35 marks), Anatomy (30 marks) and Nursing (135 marks)); Continuous Assessment 100 marks (MCQ tests, Nursing 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetable teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% overall. In addition students must obtain a minimum of 45% in each of the individual assessments independently. For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module and a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (only if students fail the module overall, in which case students must sit a 1 x 1.5hr paper (where a module has both a continuous assessment and a formal written examination, students will be required to repeat and resubmit at the autumn supplemental examinations both the examination and the continuous assessment elements if failing the continuous assessment at the first attempt)).

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NU3097 Supporting People with Behaviours that Challenge and/or Mental Health Issues

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials and directed learning); 76hr(s) Other (self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Anne-Marie Martin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Anne-Marie Martin, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To familiarise and develop students' knowledge and understanding of assessment and therapeutic responses to individuals with an intellectual disability. To identify the role of the intellectual disability nurse in supporting people with behaviours that challenge. To give students an overview of mental health needs and how these needs relate to individuals with an intellectual disability.

Module Content: Assessment of people with an intellectual disability. Approaches to assessment including standardised and non-standardised assessment. Use of non-standardised assessment tools. Role of the nurse and others in the assessment process. Using assessment data to plan and design skill-building interventions and monitoring progress. Nursing individuals specifically in relation to behaviours that challenge with particular reference to current approaches. The role of the Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID) in responding therapeutically to behaviours that challenge. Intellectual Disability and Mental Health. Dual diagnosis and its implications. Management of nursing diagnosis specific to mental health and intellectual disability.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify the concepts and methods used to conduct assessments with people with an intellectual disability.
?Describe the role of the intellectual disability nurse in relation to assessment.
?Apply the theories of learning as they relate to changing behaviour in people with an intellectual disability.
?Demonstrate an understanding of behaviours that challenge with particular reference to current best practice approaches to management of these behaviours.
?Differentiate between intellectual disability and mental ill health.
?Identify key concepts and definitions of mental health in intellectual disability.
?Categorise the major mental health problems in intellectual disability.
?Analyse the principal indicators of the mental health problems associated with intellectual disability.
?Outline contemporary approaches to nursing interventions with individuals with dual diagnosis.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks (1 x 1.5 hour formal written examination).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination. Attendance and participation at all timetable teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU4001 Nursing Science

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (40hrs Lectures/Discussions/Presentations; 160hrs Coursework and Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Margaret Landers, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Margaret Landers, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To recognise and critically analyse the contribution of theoretical developments to the discipline and profession of nursing

Module Content: Disciplinary knowledge developments in nursing, contribution of Carper, Benner, Watson and other nurse theorists. Nursing Diagnoses for clinical nursing practice and for nursing research.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Review the contribution of various nurse theorists to the development of Nursing Science and to clinical practice.
?Evaluate the usefulness of Nursing Diagnoses for clinical nursing practice and for nursing research.
?Understand the importance of Nursing Theory to the profession and discipline of nursing.
?Discuss the relevance of nursing theory to the current Health Care System.
?Describe the link between nursing theory, research, education and nursing practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks ( Oral Presentation, 200 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (3,000 word essay, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU4002 Introduction to Nursing and Midwifery Research

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (25hrs Lectures/Discussions/ Group Tutorials & Supervision; 15hrs Required Reading; 160hrs Coursework and Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Mairin O'Mahony, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Mairin O'Mahony, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To introduce students to Information literacy, academic writing and the principles and methods of research with application to nursing and midwifery practice.

Module Content: Introduction to academic writing, referencing (plagiarism); accessing library facilities (information literacy, data-base searching). The development of nursing/midwifery research. Implications of research for nursing/midwifery practice. The role of the nurse/midwife in research. An introduction to the research process - literature review, approaches to research, identifying research problems and hypotheses, research design, data collection and analysis procedures.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate ability to access and utilise library facilities and undertake a systematic literature search.
?Present written work using acceptable academic convention.
?Discuss the application of the nature and purpose of research to nursing/midwifery practice.
?Outline the stages of the research process.
?Differentiate between the various types of research designs and their appropriateness to nursing/midwifery practice.
?Provide a summary of an example of descriptive statistical analysis (quantitative) and thematic analysis (qualitative) in published studies.
?Discuss ethical and pragmatic implications of carrying out research.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Written Assignment 3,000 words, 200 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Revise and resubmit 3,000 word written assignment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU4003 Management in Nursing

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (20hrs Lectures/Group Discussions/Presentations; 80hrs Coursework and Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Alice Coffey, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Alice Coffey, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To explore and critically appraise basic concepts related to management, leadership and working with groups of people providing health care.

Module Content: Management Theory; Leadership; Motivation, Managing change, Performance management, Strategy and planning, Human Resource Management.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the management functions necessary to provide integrated quality services to patients.
?Explore leadership styles and analyse their relevance to effective management.
?Review the scope of management at ward / unit level with an emphasis on both pay and non-pay resource management.
?Recognise good personnel management skills and practice.
?Clarify systems that support the nurse manager's role.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU4007 Nursing in the Community

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (20hrs Lectures/Group Discussions/Group Presentations; 80hrs Coursework and Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Mr Lloyd Frank Philpott, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Mr Lloyd Frank Philpott, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To explore the concept of community as a focus for care delivery, need identification, service provision, child health and protection, the elderly, acute care in the home situation, collaboration, legal issues, working with voluntary agencies.

Module Content: Models of community care; needs and services, collaboration and team-work, child protection and surveillance, elderly at risk, interventions and carer issues, legislation frameworks.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Summarise the social and political contexts of community health care in Ireland.
?Discuss the challenges and benefits of primary health care.
?Identify the need for effective communication.
?Explain challenges relating to community health nursing in the context of multidisciplinary working with different client groups in the community.
?Identify relationships between health needs assessment, resources and service response.
?Identify population groups in the community and outline available supports and services.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Written Assignment, 1,500 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Revise and resubmit 1,500 words written assignment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU4008 Cancer Nursing

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (20hrs Lectures/Group Discussions/Group Presentations; 80hrs Coursework and Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Patricia O'Regan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Patricia O'Regan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To study Cancer nursing theory and practice; skills in the care of individuals with cancer, potential and actual health problems, role of the specialist nurse as expert practitioner and teacher.

Module Content: Cancer: trends, patterns, morbidity and mortality: Ireland and worldwide, Treatment modalities (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy) perceptions, consequences and nursing interventions, Associated problems - management of: pain, nausea and vomiting, loss and grief reactions etc.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify the risk factors, aetiology, methods of detection and screening of cancer.
?Demonstrate an understanding of the different cancer treatment modalities available.
?Examine the physical and psychological implications of cancer and its treatment on the individual and their families.
?Discuss the holistic nursing care of the individual with cancer.
?Identify the support services available for cancer patients.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU4009 Care of the Older Adult

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (20hrs Lectures/Group Discussion/Group Presentations; 80hrs Coursework and Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To review current trends and special issues relevant to the self-care and independence of older adults: Physiological, psychological and social aspects of ageing; policies/provisions and special therapies.

Module Content: Age and the ageing process, theories of ageing, ageism and attitudes to ageing and older people, demographics, social policy, physiological changes and psychological effects associated with ageing, presentation of disease, pharmacological issues, hospitalisation of the older adult, care of the older person in the community, role fo the family, abuse and neglect of older people, healthy ageing, mental health and ageing, complementary therapies.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Examine the social and political context of care of older people
?Identify the major theories of ageing
?Identify common age related changes and recognise the nurses role in meeting healthcare needs of older adult across a variety of settings
?Identify the major components of comprehensive assessment of older people
?Describe and apply theoretical evidence, knowledge and understanding to enhance practice in care of older adult
?Identify risk factors and signs of abuse
?Discuss the role of family carers in supporting older adults.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Written Assignment, 1,500 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Revise and resubmit 1,500 words written assignment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU4016 Research for Nursing and Midwifery Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (25hrs Lectures/Discussions/ Group Tutorials & Supervision; 15hrs Required Reading; 160hrs Coursework and Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Mairin O'Mahony, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Mairin O'Mahony, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To provide students with the opportunity of acquiring the skills involved in producing a critical review of nursing/ midwifery research literature.

Module Content: Formulation of a problem statement based on knowledge of research evidence (sourced in previous research module). Consideration of the range of research approaches and designs. Reviewing the literature and the production of a critical review of research findings.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyse various approaches and designs and evaluate their usefulness in nursing and midwifery research.
?Analyse and evaluate published research.
?Prepare a critical review of the literature relevant to nursing and midwifery practice.
?Discuss the importance of the translation of research based evidence into clinical practice and health policy.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Literature Review 3,000 words, 200 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Revise and resubmit the 3,000 word Literature Review, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU4018 Nursing Science

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 220.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (25hrs Lectures and Tutorials; 75hrs Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Margaret Landers, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Margaret Landers, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To recognise and critically analyse the contribution of theoretical developments to the discipline and profession of nursing.

Module Content: Disciplinary knowledge developments in nursing. Theoretical knowledge as the framework for nursing practice, research and education.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically analyse the contribution of various nurse theorists to the development of nursing knowledge for clinical practice.
?Understand the importance of nursing theory to the profession and discipline of nursing
?Understand the structure of nursing knowledge.
?Discuss the relevance of nursing theory to the current Health Care System.
?Discuss the link between nursing theory, research, education and nursing practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Oral Presentation).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must submit written assignment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU4024 Health Promotion for Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 200.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (18hrs Lectures/Group Work/Tutorials/Seminars; 82hrs Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Anna M. O'Leary, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Anna M. O'Leary, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To extend students' knowledge of health promotion and to critically appraise its application to nursing practice.

Module Content: Impact of global and national changes on health. Changes in the scope of health promotion. Health promotion approaches. Key concepts in health promotion. Theories of change. Planning and design of health promotion programmes. Health promotion within nursing practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explore health promotion in the context of the role of the nurse;
?Demonstrate an ability to plan, implement, and evaluate a health promotion programme within nursing practice;
?Identify and discuss the politics and ethics of health promotion;
?Evaluate the theories of change in nursing practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Project/Essay).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit Project/Essay as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU4025 Health Care Informatics for Nursing and Midwifery

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 40, Max 70.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (25hrs Lectures/Practical Computer Laboratory Sessions/Tutorials; 75hrs Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Sile Creedon, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Sile Creedon, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students' knowledge and application of health care informatics.

Module Content: Theory: History of Nursing/midwifery Informatics, current trends and issues in Nursing/midwifery Informatics, discuss models and theories of nursing/midwifery informatics, telematics. Practical: identification and evaluation of current patient information programmes, use of software programme to present evaluation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Evaluate the development and trends in nursing/midwifery informatics.
?Explore management of client/patient related data using ICT.
?Investigate models of computerised health care service user records.
?Evaluate models of nursing information management systems.
?Examine implications for healthcare delivery arising from telehealth, ehealth.
?Examine the status of information technology within healthcare at national, European and International setting.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Project 90 marks, receipted submission to Virtual Learning Environment (VLE - Blackboard) discussion boards 10 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit project as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU4027 Nursing Ethics (Last updated 30/09/2016)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 20hr(s) Lectures; Other (Group Discussions; Presentation; 80hrs Coursework and Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Joan McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Joan McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To acquire competence in making moral decisions that are relevant to nursing and midwifery practice.

Module Content: The module will focus on readings and discussions on central questions in nursing ethics including the following: Theoretical perspectives in moral decision-making; role of law, society, religion in ethics; nurse and midwife as patient advocate: ethical implications; rights and responsibilities in health care delivery; analysis of specific difficulties drawn from nursing and midwifery practice

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Distinguish between moral and non-moral actions.
?Explain major theories of ethical decision-making and moral concepts.
?Identify morally challenging situations that arise in nursing and midwifery practice.
?Define core ethical principles of healthcare provision and illustrate their application to practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1.5hr In-class Test).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (1 x 1,500 word assignment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU4030 Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry: A Critical Appraisal and Implications for Mental Health Nurses

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (15hrs Lectures/Group Discussion/Workshops/Tutorials; 85hrs Course Work and Self-directed Learning); Other.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enable students to develop a critical understanding and awareness of, and insight into alternative approaches beyond psychiatry

Module Content: Psychiatry as the dominant understanding of mental distress. History, meaning and relevance of anti-psychiatry, critical psychiatry and post-psychiatry. Service user perspectives. The service user as expert. Big Pharma. Human rights. Humane treatment. Alternative and innovative approaches beyond psychiatry. Future roles of mental health nurses within a post-psychiatric culture

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Evaluate the position of psychiatry within contemporary mental health care delivery
?Outline the development and direction of the position of critical psychiatry in mental health policy and practice
?Compare and contrast the various alternative approaches beyond psychiatry
?Synthesise service user perspectives in promoting alternatives beyond psychiatry
?Explore the potential role of mental health nurses within a critical/post-psychiatry culture.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1500 word Essay).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (students must revise and re-submit essay, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU4031 Advanced Communication Skills for Nursing and Midwifery Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 40, Max 70.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (Lectures/Group Work/Tutorials/Seminars/Video Recordings/Reading/Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Bridie McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Bridie McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To facilitate students to communicate more effectively with patients/clients/significant others and members of the health care team.

Module Content: Prinicples and practices of effective and therapeutic helping, drawing on relevant counselling approaches and skills with individuals/groups/families.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate the principles of effective and therapeutic helping to maximize collaboration with individuals groups and families.
?Evaluate the use of various interpersonal skills in communication with individuals/groups in different healthcare contexts.
?Discuss the impact of personal self-awareness in the context of effective therapeutic relationships.
?Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of basic counselling skills for nurses and midwives.
?Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of caregiver interaction styles to develop communication skills of people with intellectual disabilities.
?Discuss the factors that contribute to effective/ineffective interpersonal communication with individuals with different levels of disability.
?Demonstrate an understanding of communication styles within families.
?Discuss communication strategies that enhance family functioning.
?Identify factors that contribute to effective/ineffective communication strategies when working with individuals, families and groups.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and re-submit written assignment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU4034 Complementary Therapies in Healthcare (Last updated 30/09/2016)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (Lectures/Group Work/Tutorials/Seminars/Practical Demonstrations/Task Based Learning/Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Anna M. O'Leary, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Anna M. O'Leary, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enable students to develop a critical understanding of complementary and alternative therapies (CAM). To introduce students to the fundamentals of a range of complementary therapies and to examine the current debates surrounding CAM.

Module Content: Principles and concepts underpinning complementary therapies. The power of the therapeutic relationship. Aromatherapy and massage. Reflexology including Traditional Chinese Medicine. Medical Herbalism - All herbs, including nutritional herbs. Craniosacral Therapy. Traditional Medicine - Shamanism. Acupuncture. Music Therapy including Imagery. Yoga. Homeopathy. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Vodder Type) - Post surgery, cancer.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Examine the ethical, professional and intervention issues in the application of
complementary therapies in health care practice;
?Explore relevant research on the indications for, application, effects and contraindications to complementary therapies in health care;
?Discuss the health implications of complementary therapies;
?Discuss the strengths and limitations of complementary therapies and their use within conventional health care systems today.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Poster Presentation and Oral Presentation).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and re-submit Assignment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU4035 The Multidisciplinary Risk Assessment and Management of Clients with Mental Health Needs

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (24hrs Lectures/Group Discussion/Workshops/Tutorials; 76hrs Course Work and Self-directed Learning); Other.

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Brigid Arkins, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Brigid Arkins, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enable students to understand the principles and process of risk assessment and management within the Mental Health clinical area.

Module Content: Nature of risk in mental health, ethical decision making, multi-disciplinary assessment and management, risk to self, risk to others, risk of exploitation and risk of neglect, stakeholder engagement, groups with special needs and legal implications.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Outline the principles of engaging clients with risk assessment and management process;
?Apply risk assessment principles to groups with special needs (forensic, intellectual disability, gender, substance abuse, ethnicity);
?Differentiate between clinical risk assessment and actuarial risk assessment;
?Identify legal implication of risk assessment and management process;
?Apply the principles of ethical decision making to the risk assessment and management process.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word Case Study).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (students must revise and re-submit Case Study, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU4036 Caring for People with Intellectual Disabilities for General and Mental Health Nursing Students

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (20hrs Lectures/Group Work/Tutorials/Seminars; 80hrs Self-directed Learning); Other.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Lynne Marsh, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Lynne Marsh, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop student awareness of issues related to the care of people with intellectual disabilities in mental health and general hospital settings.

Module Content: Introduction to caring for people with intellectual disabilities in various contexts; Health needs and services; Accessing services; Communicating and working with people with intellectual disability.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify and critically discuss the health needs of people with intellectual disabilities;
?Appraise the need for supporting people with intellectual disabilities in accessing services;
?Critically discuss the approaches to communicating with people with intellectual disabilities;
?Identify and demonstrate a critical awareness of working with people with intellectual disabilities in various contexts.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Essay/Project 90 marks; attendance/participation 10 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and re-submit essay/project, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The mark for attendance/participation is carried forward.).

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NU4037 Wound Management

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 28 x 1hr(s) Lectures (and will also include group discussion/work, video and practical workshops); 72 x 1hr(s) Other (Self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Siobhan Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Siobhan Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop knowledge, skill and competence in the management of both acute and chronic wounds in the current health care environment.

Module Content: Principles and practice of effective wound management approaches within a multidisciplinary healthcare environment. Programme participants will be required to reflect on practice to identify strengths and weaknesses in supporting the wound management role of the nurse.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Apply knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of skin to demonstrate understanding of the wound healing process.
?Recognise the physiological phase of wound healing to be able to identify and treat abnormalities.
?Assess the wound to identify the phases of wound healing so appropriate dressings and wound technologies can be selected and applied.
?Develop and use knowledge of wound healing process to deliver holistic patient care and promote wound healing.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Project 90 marks, Attendance and Participation 10 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at all timetabled teaching sessions.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (students must revise and resubmit assignment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The mark for participation is carried forward.).

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NU4040 Nursing Care of the Acute Medical and Surgical Adult Patient

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 160 (General or Integrated Children's General Nursing Students).

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (24 hrs Lectures/Group Work/Tutorials/Computer Facilitated Learning and Practical Skills Demonstrations and Practice; 76 hrs Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Brendan Noonan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Brendan Noonan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop the knowledge and skills required for the comprehensive assessment, prioritisation and mangement of adults within a secondary healthcare setting.

Module Content: Assessment of surgical and medical patients, planning and documentation of nursing assessment and interventions, nursing management and prioritisation of evidence based interventions for acute episodes in a number of acute and chronic illnesses, evaluation of effectiveness of care provided. All sessions will be digitally recorded for formative feedback.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate the ability to carry out a competent systematic patient assessment for adult patients with specified acute and chronic illnesses.
?Prioritise delivery of patient care for specified acute illnesses.
?Develop care plans for specified acute and chronic illnesses.
?Evaluate the effectiveness of care delivered.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (observed practical assessment and digital recordings on dates specified).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Failed elements of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (students must repeat observed practical assessment on dates stipulated by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU4041 Ethical and Legal Decision Making at the End of Life

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (Lectures (25 hours), Preparation and Assessment (25 hours) and Independent Learning Time (50 hours) Delivery methods include lectures and Group study).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Joan McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Joan McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Dr Kieran Doran, School of Medicine.

Module Objective: Development of skills in ethical and legal reasoning and the application of these skills to decision-making at the end of life.

Module Content: Frameworks for ethical and legal decison-making in healthcare situations involving death, dying and bereavement. The course will address the professional-patient relationship; patient autonomy; patient consent and capacity; end-of-life issues including the role of living wills, do not resuscitate orders, treatment withdrawal, surrogate-decision-making, quality of life considerations and determination of the elements of a 'good death'.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify and discuss ethical and legal challenges encountered in clinical practice in relation to death, dying and bereavement.
?Explain ethical and legal concepts and theories pertaining to end of life care and apply them to situations that arise in clinical practice.
?Critically discuss a range of ethical and legal issues in case studies in the area of patient competence and consent
?Consider their own ethical values in relation to the values of others and the literature discussed on the course
?Recoginise and consider the opportunities and challenges presented by multidisciplinary teamwork.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Written Assignment).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attend all timetabled teaching sessions.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Failed elements of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit written assingment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU4044 Independent Study in Health Studies (Women's Health)

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 15hr(s) Tutorials; 285hr(s) Other (Self-directed study in relation to health studies.).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery (BSc Midwifery Programme Co-ordinator).

Lecturer(s): Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To allow students to further their professional competencies via an independent study project based within a health studies topic.

Module Content: To be determined via a learning contract with the Programme Director and BSc Midwifery Programme Co-ordinator

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Conduct a small review of literature on an aspect achieved of Women's Health.
?Identify trends of relevance to contemporary Women's Health.
?Evaluate an aspect of Women's Health
?Make recommendations based on findings from review of the topic themes.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (Independent Study Report (Written Assignment of 4,500 words)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Failed elements of Continuous Assessment must be repeated, as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery. Marks in passed elements of Continuous Assessment are carried forward.

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NU4046 The Therapeutic Value of the Arts within Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 8, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 25 x 1hr(s) Other (lectures, visual thinking strategies, tutorials, workshops, field visits, directed study); 75 x 1hr(s) Other (Self directed study).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Josephine Hegarty, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Prof Josephine Hegarty, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Dr John F Sweeney, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Guest artists and art therapists.

Module Objective: The module aims to: explore birth, health, illness, disability, nursing and healthcare through their representation in the arts (media, literature, visual art, dance, poetry and music); improve visual literacy and observational skills of students; contribute to the personal growth and well-being of students.

Module Content: The concepts of birth, health, illness, disability, healthcare and nursing as metaphors in the arts. The arts as therapeutic modalities across the lifespan. Media such as music videos, movies, television, poetry and literature. Visual arts expression and creation. Visual art as a conversation tool. Visual Arts therapy: drawing, painting, sculpture, plastic and spatial design. Art observation and workshops.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Through participation in practicals, workshops and lectures, demonstrate an understanding of the relevance of the arts in the study of health, disability and illness.
?Critically evaluate the impact of the arts as therapeutic modalities.
?Discuss the application of Carper's (1978) aesthetic pattern/way of knowing to the art and practice of nursing.
?Explore the application of asethetics to practice through music, poetry, art, film and other creative activities.
?Observe and describe manifestations of health and disease through the medium of visual arts.
?Describe observed health phenomena in objective detail whilst avoiding subjective interpretations.
?Describe feelings evoked through and depicted in visual representations of art and relate insights to health and caring.
?Observe and interpret intentional and non-intentional cues in visual representations of art and educe meaning.
?On successful completion of the module, students should be able through reflection, drawn on insights gained through the experience of arts appreciation, to enhance one's own clinical practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Project 80 Marks, student presentations 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (students must revise and re-submit Project and/or repeat the presentation, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU4057 Recovery - working with vulnerable populations

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Other (Lectures; Workshops; Coursework; Tutorials; Directed Learning: Group Discussions.); 160hr(s) Other (Self Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Stephen Bradley, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enhance the student's knowledge, know-how, competence and awareness of the application of principles of working with vulnerable populations.

Module Content: Identifying vulnerable populations (eg. individuals who experience homelessness, people with an intellectual disability, sexual abuse, domestic abuse and forensic populations; survivors and perpetrators). Interdisciplinary assessment and support. Supporting client needs
towards recovery. Risk assessment and management (self, others, exploitation, neglect). Crisis intervention in psychiatric emergency situations.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Evaluate recovery principles applied to vulnerable populations.
?Outline perceptions of vulnerable service users towards mental health recovery.
?Identify what constitutes a vulnerable group.
?Review societal factors that contribute to vulnerable group status.
?Assess, plan, implement and evaluate programme of practice to support recovery.
?Apply insights to contemporary mental health practice
?Discuss the key concepts of risk assessment and risk management.
?Identify factors relating to neglect in people experiencing mental distress.
?Demonstrate knowledge of crisis intervention strategies in emergency situations.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (students must revise and resubmit essay as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU4058 Leadership and Therapeutic Team Working Skills in a Mental Health Setting

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Other (Lectures; Workshops; Course Work; Directed learning; Group discussions; tutorials); 160hr(s) Other (Self Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Stephen Bradley, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop the students' knowledge and skills in therapeutic team working to enable them to work effectively and competently in interdisciplinary teams across various practice settings.

Module Content: Exploration of perspectives around teams; stages of team development; the team environment; team structures; team processes; team resources; team communication (written, verbal); critical incident reporting;the interface between primary, specialist and interprofessional practice; discharge planning; responding to and managing complaints; practice development; clinical supervision; governance; audit; preparing for professional interview; nurse-led services. Political awareness, initiating change. Maintaining professional competence, portfolio development, CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Employ best available evidence to support effective teamworking.
?Identify factors that govern the processes of leading and working in teams.
?Identify policies to facilitate effective inter- and intra professional team working.
?Outline principles for effective team objective setting, implementation, monitoring and review.
?Examine and debate the importance of collaboration between all stakeholders and relevant professionals and voluntary organisations.
?Explore leadership styles and their relevance to the development of the practice and profession of mental health nursing.
?Identify and discuss the processes of change management in nursing and their application to mental health nursing practice.
?Discuss the challenges and difficulties of implementing different types of management (e.g. personnel, resource, financial)
?Identify personal and professional development needs for future practice to meet registration requirements and health service delivery developments.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Portfolio and reflective assignment.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Failed elements of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit portfolio and reflective assignment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU4062 Nursing Children, Adolescents and their Families with Acute and Continuing Care Needs II

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): Nil

Co-requisite(s): Nil

Teaching Method(s): 41hr(s) Other (Lectures/ Tutorials/ Seminars/ Self-directed Learning); 59hr(s) Other (Self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students' understanding of the nursing management of children, adolescents and their families with acute and continuing care needs.

Module Content: The process of nursing care specific to acute care and continuing care in relation to: cardiac dysfunction, altered mobility patterns, altered metabolic regulation and haematological disturbances. The nature of continuing care specific to chronic illness and its impact on growing up. Family life including concepts of normalisation, advocacy and support.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the nursing management of children, adolescents and their families specific to acute and continuing care.
?Examine nursing practices specific to acute and continuing care needs of children, adolescents and their families.
?Reflect on clinical practice exposure and integrate knowledge with practice utilising current research literature.
?Examine the effects of chronic illness on children, adolescents and their families.
?Evaluate the local and national services provided for children, adolescents and their families with acute and chronic illness.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (in class test - 1 x 1.5 hour paper).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (in lieu of in class test) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU4067 Therapeutic Interpersonal Skills for Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials and directed learning); 76hr(s) Other (self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Caroline Dalton, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Caroline Dalton, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module is aimed at identifying and supporting the communication needs of people with intellectual disabilities.

Module Content: Identification of the principal factors that contribute to effective/ineffective interpersonal communication. Principles and practices of effective verbal and non-verbal communication needs of people with intellectual disabilities.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically discuss the factors that contribute to effective/ineffective interpersonal communication with individuals with different levels of ability.
?Demonstrate the principles of effective and therapeutic helping to maximize collaboration with individuals with intellectual disability and their families.
?Critically evaluate the impact of personal self-awareness in the context of effective therapeutic relationships.
?Identify specific approaches used in verbal and non-verbal communication.
?Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of caregiver interaction styles to develop communication skills of people with intellectual disabilities.
?Demonstrate an understanding of communication styles when supporting families.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word reflective paper).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetable teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Continuous Assessment must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU4068 Valuing People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families across the Lifespan

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials, directed learning); 152hr(s) Other (self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Caroline Dalton, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Caroline Dalton, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop student awareness of issues related to valuing and supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their families in various contexts.

Module Content: The evolving role of the Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID) within the health care system, with respect to access and service provision, practice development, quality assurance and regulatory bodies. The wider health care needs of people with intellectual disabilities and their families in various contexts. Person/family centered approaches to supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their families across the lifespan.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyse the role of the Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID) in working with and supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their families in the development of services in various contexts across the lifespan.
?Critically review the impact of the role of statutory bodies/reports on service provision for people with intellectual disabilities and their families across the lifespan.
?Evaluate methods of facilitating collaborative and inclusive integrated care pathways.
?Demonstrate a capacity to assess the wider health care needs of people with multiple and complex disabilities in partnership with the multi disciplinary team.
?Demonstrate an understanding of evidenced-based strategies for the empowerment of people with an intellectual disability and the provision of family-centred care which promotes best practice.
?Demonstrate an appreciation of the contribution of people with varying levels of ability to the wider society.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Presentation).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Continuous Assessment must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU4069 Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 37weeks(s) Placements (1 week supernumerary Placement and 36 weeks of Internship Practice Placements (supervision, role modelling, and reflection); 10hr(s) Lectures (Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Lynne Marsh, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' continuing practice with particular emphasis on achieving all competencies at Identification and Internalisation levels in nursing care activities within the five domains of Nursing practice, as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and Clinical skills as specified by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Module Content: Clinical practice in intellectual disability nursing units/contexts with an emphasis on five domains of clinical practice (1. professional/ethical practice 2. holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge 3. interpersonal relationships 4. organisational and management of care and 5. personal and professional) and promoting health and well being of clients and their families. Protected Reflective Education In Practice (PREP) to incorporate sessions relating to five domains of clinical practice, key nursing practice and management roles (including medication management) and client safety.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Engage in organisation and management of nursing care showing increasing independence since year 3.
?Discuss the concept of person-centred care, representative of clients preferences, values and needs within the context of their families, communities and the health care delivery systems.
?Discuss competencies and clinical skills achieved at Identification and Internalisation levels with registered nurses using examples from clinical practice.
?Analyse own professional development by way of self-reflection and enquiry.
?Demonstrate self-direction in prioritising and delivering nursing care.
?Provide evidence based care in all nursing care activities.
?Evaluate clinical situations utilising critical analysis and problem solving skills.
?Discuss and manage allocated case load of patients/clients (with minimal supervision).
?Discuss national (e.g. NMBI) and local (Health service provider and School of Nursing and Midwifery) policies and guidelines.

Assessment: Completion of required Competencies and Clinical skills at Identification and Internalisation levels (Competency Booklet) (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice over 37 weeks as scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Competencies and TS&I at Identification and Internalisation level. Completion of the relevant sections of the Assessment of Competence Booklet (i.e. relevant reflective notes, interviews etc.) must be achieved by the end of the final placement in Year 4. Completion of Clinical hours as recorded by the ALO in COPE and verified by the AO, SoNM, UCC (Yes/No). Clinical Hours record time sheet of any 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' ((if relevant) (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing clinical practice placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A Pass Judgement for achievement of clinical competencies and mandatory therapeutic supports and interventions (i.e. reflective notes, interviews, placement details, declaration etc). Students must have achieved ALL competencies and mandatory therapeutic supports and interventions at Identification and Internalisation level by the end of the final placement in Year 4. Completion of the required reflective notes, interviews and clinical placement details, signed and dated by both student and registered nurse. Completion of scheduled clinical time (37 weeks) Completion of student 'End of Year Declaration' and 'Student self-assessment' pages in Assessment of Competence Booklet.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Passed elements of continuous assessment are carried forward. Failed elements must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Students must keep a Record of Clinical Hours of any 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' and submit to the Allocations Office, School of Nursing & Midwifery, UCC. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Winter Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. In addition, failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU4073 Research for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery Care

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials, group supervision and directed learning); 152hr(s) Other (Self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Eileen Savage, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Prof Eileen Savage, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module aims to 1) integrate information technology, information literacy and evidence based practice providing students with the knowledge and skills of the principles and methods of the research process and 2) enhance life long learning skills.

Module Content: Exploration of the relevance of research to knowledge development and to evidence based practice. Reviewing the literature and the production of a synthesis of research findings. Formulation of a problem statement based on knowledge of research evidence (sourced in previous year 3 research module). Consideration of the range of research approaches and designs. Understand the importance of the translation of research based evidence into clinical practice and health policy.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically evaluate the utilisation of research in practice, through reflection on clinical experience.
?Evaluate various sources of evidence that can inform future practice.
?Articulate a critical problem statement identifying the need for further research relevant to nursing or midwifery practice.
?Demonstrate an understanding or research methods and methodologies.
?Appraise research based literature in a systematic manner.
?Discuss the importance of employing the best available evidence to underpin safe and effective health care practice.
?Discuss the importance of disseminating evidence based research to professional and academic communities.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1x3000 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU4074 The Profession and Discipline of Nursing: Ethics, Legal Issues, Safety and Professional Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials, practicals and directed learning); 160hr(s) Other (Self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Patricia Fehin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop nurses knowledge of the ethical, legal and professional practice principles, which are core to nursing practice

Module Content: 1. Ethical & Legal Issues (30 hours)
Central issues in healthcare ethics and law including the following: rights, responsibilities and accountability (professional & legal) of health professionals; core ethical principles in health care (e.g. respect for patient/client autonomy, dignity, equality and justice); core legal principles in a healthcare context (tort law); the process of informed consent; clinical and research ethics. Analysis of ethically and legally challenging situations drawn from healthcare practice such as keeping patient/client confidentiality, decision-making for vulnerable patients, abortion, moral disagreement, discriminatory and oppressive practices.

2. Professional and Safety Issues for safe clinical practice (10 hours)
The discipline and science of patient safety, the multidisciplinary team, the patient as a member of the health care team, human factors, organisational culture and systems approaches to patient safety. Error reporting systems. The role of the nurse (linking legal requirements, ethical and professional perspectives using patient safety scenarios). Patient safety (causation of errors, prevention of errors, human performance, human factors, teamwork, communication). World Health Organisation patient safety solutions. Clinical risk management and clinical decision making. Scope of practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain major theories of ethical decision-making and moral concepts
?Identify morally and legally challenging situations that arise in nursing and midwifery practice.
?Define core legal and ethical principles of healthcare provision and describe their application to a factual scenario.
?Analyse key ethical and legal concepts in the duty of care in a nursing context.
?Identify and apply relevant legal and professional practice principles in the consideration of the management of a factual scenario.
?Discuss the regulation of the nursing and midwifery professions in terms of the maintenance of core professional values, professional practice and ethical conduct.
?Discuss the discipline of patient safety and its role in minimising the incidence and impact of adverse events.
?Understand the relationship between human factors (including organisational culture) and patient safety and apply the principles of human factors to the clinical context.
?Understand how systems thinking can improve health care and minimise risk, and, discuss the attributes of effective teams and apply crew resource management principles to the clinical context.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 200 marks (1 x 3hr paper).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU4075 Midwifery Practice IV

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 37weeks(s) Placements (1 week supernumary placement, 36 weeks Internship,Supervision, Role Modelling, Reflection); 10hr(s) Lectures (Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and staff, participating Maternity/Health Service Providers.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' learning to become midwives through participation in clinical practice and attainment of competencies and skills (within the five domains specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) and clinical skills as specified by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Module Content: Midwifery practice with an emphasis on developing confidence and competence in care for women and babies with normal or complicated pregnancies and births. Care of mothers following a normal or complicated birth in the postnatal period. Care of the newborn following normal birth and in the postnatal period and recognising and planning the care of a baby that becomes unwell. Promoting health and wellbeing of patients/clients and their families. Protected reflective education in practice (PREP) to incorporate sessions relating to five domains of clinical practice. Fulfilment of the requirements to become a registered midwife as defined by the International Confederation of Midwives and identified as the scope of practice in the EC Directive of 2005 (2005/36/EC). Midwifery practice contexts with an emphasis on five domains of clinical practice (1. professional/ethical practice, 2. holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge, 3. interpersonal relationships, 4. organisational and management of care, and 5. personal and professional development). Hand hygiene, waste segregation, blood and body fluid exposure.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Provide and document all midwifery care for women in pregnancy, childbirth and the post natal period.
?Provide and document midwifery care for women with an at-risk pregnancy, childbirth post natal period or with a sick newborn.
?Participate in the care of a woman or baby in an emergency situation including resuscitation skills for mother and baby.
?Provide parenthood education for women and their families including complete preparation for childbirth including advice on hygiene and nutrition.
?Fulfil all the scope and activities of a midwife as identified in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and EC Directive 2005 (2005/36/EC).

Assessment: Completion of required Competencies and Clinical skills at Identification and Internalisation levels (Competency Booklet) (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice over 37 weeks as scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical hours as recorded by the Allocation Liaison Officer in the Cork University Maternity Hospital and verified by the Allocations Office, School of Nursing & Midwifery, UCC (Yes/No). Clinical Hours record time sheet of any 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' (if relevant) (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing clinical practice placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A Pass Judgement for achievement of clinical competencies, and a record of having completed scheduled clinical hours. Students must have achieved ALL competencies and skills at Identification and Internalisation level by the end of the final placement in Year 4. Submission of a record of having completed scheduled clinical hours to the Allocations Office, UCC, as specified within the Competency Assessment Booklets.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Passed elements of continuous assessment are carried forward. Failed elements must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Students must keep a Record of Clinical Hours of any 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' and submit to the Allocations Office, School of Nursing & Midwifery, UCC. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Winter Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. In addition, failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU4076 Professional development and Nurses as Team Members, Leaders and Managers of the future

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials and directed learning); 176hr(s) Other (self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Alice Coffey, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Alice Coffey, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To explore with students the basic concepts related to management and working with groups of people providing health care, and to assist students in developing their organisational management role within a variety of child and adult healthcare settings, and within a multi-disciplinary context.

Module Content: Micro and macro view (including regulation, management and strategic priorities) of health structures/services. Nursing within the overall health care system. Understanding complex organisations. Political awareness and processes that can be used to instigate change.Clinical Governance, risk management (reporting and managing adverse events and near misses, understanding health care risks), managing a complaint. Performance appraisal and performance management. Management and leadership, change management. Managing a ward/department. Resource management.Principles of workload management. Multidisciplinary team membership. Practice development, audit, quality assurance, and accreditation. Developing clinical roles, career pathways. Competence development during the internship period. Personal and professional development. Role transition and preparation for professional nursing practice following registration. Portfolio development and reflection.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Examine approaches to leadership and the nature of inter- and intra-professional working.
?Distinguish between management theories and their influence on professional nursing practice
?Discuss the challenges and difficulties of implementing different types of management (e.g. personnel, communication, resource, financial).
?Recognise organisational factors that influence decision-making within healthcare.
?Discuss the process of change management in nursing with application to clinical practice.
?Identify personal and professional developmental needs for future practice arising from engagement with relevant literature.
?Explore the role of personal responsibility in ones' own professional development.
?Discuss the benefits of portfolio development.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Portfolio incorporating a reflective assignment).

Compulsory Elements: Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU4077 Detect Deterioration, Accurate Assessment, Rapid Response, and Effective Escalation (DARE?) Patient Safety Programme

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 60hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials and directed learning (Sessions will be digitally recorded for formative feedback throughout module)); 140hr(s) Other (self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Nuala Walshe, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Nuala Walshe, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop knowledge and skills to ensure safe and effective clinical practice within a variety of adult clinical settings, and within a multi-disciplinary context. To develop the knowledge and skills required for the assessment and management of advanced acute medical and surgical patient scenarios in the general hospital multidisciplinary team environment.

Module Content: Content will focus on the timely management of patient deterioration, recognition of early warning signs, systematic patient assessment, appropriate clinical responses, and effective communication. An experiential teaching and learning pedagogy where problem-based learning and human patient simulation are used synergistically provides a student-centred integrative Experience. Patient cases will be presented; each case will incorporate holistic assessment and nursing management (including applied pharmacology and medication management inclusive of intravenous fluids/ intravenous medication management and associated technical skills) of acutely ill patients. Debriefing/Reflection in/on practice informing learning. Factors influencing safe, effective clinical decision-making using a holistic person-centred perspective and a multidisciplinary team context will be discussed

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically evaluate and explore patient cases through a problem based learning process.
?Perform a systematic patient assessment and interpret subjective and objective data using the A-E assessment process.
?Demonstrate the capacity to recognise, interpret and respond to alternations in patient status utilising early warning systems.
?Demonstrate the ability to escalate patient care in a timely and effective manner.
?Confidently apply knowledge and learning from problem based learning tutorials to making informed clinical decisions, based on individual patient presentations.
?Perform a range of clinical/technical skills including the management of patient medication having the highest regard for patient safety and the nurses' scope of practice.
?Display an understanding of infection control and the ability to apply infection control measures to practice.
?Act and communicate effectively and empathetically with patient, team members and others utilising communication protocols such as the ISBAR as appropriate.
?Develop therapeutic and caring actions and attitudes towards the patient (during simulated practice).

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (End of semester practical examination - simulation based examination using audiovisual recordings (150 marks). Continuous Assessment (50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery). Students failing end of semester practical examination will be required to retake in Autumn Supplemental.

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NU4078 Communication Skills and Personal Well-Being for Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials and directed learning); 176hr(s) Other (Self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Bridie McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Margaret O'Rourke, School of Medicine; Dr Bridie McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To facilitate students to communicate more effectively with patients/clients/significant others and members of the healthcare team in a variety of healthcare settings, and within a multidisciplinary context.

Module Content: Principles and practices of effective and therapeutic helping, drawing on relevant counselling approaches and skills with individuals. Therapeutic relationships, exploration of various forms of communication such as art, painting, diaries, story telling, music, dance, poetry and others. Supporting patients experiencing loss, grief or receiving bad news. Self-awareness and self care, focusing on students' well-being and regulation of stress. Awareness of cultural differences and their impact on communication.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate the principles of effective and therapeutic helping to maximise collaboration with individuals.
?Explore the use of various forms of communication to assist individuals in different healthcare contexts.
?Demonstrate the principles of basic counselling skills for nurses
?Identify factors that contribute to effective/ineffective communication when working with individuals and members of the healthcare team.
?Explore the impact of stress on effective therapeutic communication and personal management of stress.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities. .

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU4079 Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn IV

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Other (Lectures/Group Work/Tutorials/Seminars); 160hr(s) Other (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Agnes Phelan, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To consolidate midwifery knowledge for practice in the maternity services.

Module Content: Enabling normal birth in a variety of settings. Review of evidence base for the provision of antenatal care, intrapartum care, postnatal care and care of the newborn. Update on breastfeeding. Review of obstetric emergencies, adult resuscitation and neonatal resuscitation. Clinical case review. Organisation, coordination and management of midwifery care. Case load management. Midwives' role in the multidisciplinary team. Working in partnership with the woman and her family throughout the maternity experience. Perineal care and suturing.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically analyse the current provision of care to women throughout the maternity experience.
?Discuss the clinical requirements for providing care for women with normal pregnancy and childbirth.
?Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to support women and their families throughout pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period.
?Fulfil the requirements to become a registered midwife as defined by the International Confederation of Midwives and Identified as the scope of practice (activities of a midwife) in the EC Directive (2005/36/EC). Demonstrate ability and knowledge to fulfil the activities of a midwife.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 200 marks (1 x 3hr paper).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU4081 Midwifery and Professional Practice including Ethics and Legal Issues

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Other (Lectures/Group Work/Tutorials/Seminars/Self-directed Learning); 160hr(s) Other (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Margaret Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students knowledge and ability for the role of the midwife for ethical, legal and management issues in the clinical and administrative maternity setting.

Module Content: 1. Ethical and Legal Issues (30 hours)
Central issues in healthcare ethics and law including the following: rights, responsiblities and accountability (professional and legal) of health professionals; core ethical principles in health care (e.g. respect for patient/client autonomy, dignity, equality and justice); core legal principles in a healthcare context (tort law); the process of informed consent; clinical and research ethics. Analysis of ethically challenging situations drawn from health care practice such as keeping patient/client confidentiality, decision-making for vulnerable patients, abortion, moral disagreement, discriminatory and oppressive practices.

2. Midwifery (10 hours)
Leadership and management in the maternity services. Clinical governance in the maternity services. Resource, personnel, financial and change management. Patient safety and mangement of adverse events. Decision making by midiwives. Power and politics. Communication with multidisciplinary team. Stress and burnout. Employment contracts, CVs, interview skills. Autonomy, accountability, and advocacy. Scope of practice. Transition to graduate midwife. Portfolio development.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain major theories of ethical decision-making and moral concepts.
?Identify morally and legally challenging situations that arise in nursing and midwifery practice.
?Define core legal and ethical principles of healthcare provision and describe their application to a factual scenario.
?Analyse key ethical and legal concepts in the duty of care in a nursing and midwifery context.
?Identify and apply relevant legal and professional practice principles in the consideration of the management of a factual scenario.
?Discuss the regualtion of the nursing and midwifery professions in terms of the maintenance of core professional values, professional practice and ethical conduct.
?Critically review the principles of management (including change management) and their application to the maternity service.
?Discuss the changing role of midwifery within maternity services and the issues for midwives transitioning from undergraduate to graduate status.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 200 marks (1 x 3hr paper).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU4082 Health Promotion for Midwifery Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Other ( Lectures/Group Work/Tutorials/Seminars); 160hr(s) Other (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students' knowledge and skills in relation to health promotion during pregnancy, childbirth, the newborn and the postnatal period for mothers, babies and their families in all maternity settings

Module Content: Defining health in relation to pregnancy and childbirth. Models of health promotion for pregnant women for pregnancy, childbirth, the newborn and the postnatal period. Models of intervention to promote life style changes. Smoking cessation, nutrition and exercise. Role of the midwife and health promotion and public health. Concepts underpinning primary health care. Multiculturalism issues including traveller health, teenage pregnancy, immigrant populations. Maternal and perinatal epidemiology.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Develop the skills and knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate interventions for healthy lifestyle options for pregnancy and childbirth, mothers, their babies and their families
?Critically review the provision of health promotion strategies for pregnancy and childbirth.
?Develop strategies to provide health promotion to target populations.
?Assess, plan and evaluate health promotion strategies that promote a healthy lifestyle and lifestyle changes for women and their families.
?Critically evaluate the Department of Health and Children strategies for promoting healthy living.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Poster/leaflet (100 marks) and 1x1500 word essay (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and re submit essay, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU4084 Children's and General Nursing Clinical Practice

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Placements (Supervision, Role Modelling, Reflection); 10hr(s) Lectures (Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and participating Health Service Providers.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' continuing practice with particular emphasis on achieving competencies in nursing/midwifery care activities within the five domains of Nursing practice, as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and clinical skills as specified by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Module Content: Clinical practice (under supervision) in general nursing/children's units/contexts with an emphasis on the five domains of clinical practice (1. Professional/ethical practice, 2. Holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge, 3. Interpersonal relationships, 4. Organisational and management of care, 5. Personal and professional development) and Promoting health and well-being of patients/clients and their families. Protected reflective education on practice (PREP) to incorporate sessions relating to the five domains of clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss competencies and clinical skills achieved at Identification and Internalisation levels with registered nurses using examples from clinical practice.
?Analyse own professional development by way of self-reflection and enquiry.
?Demonstrate self-direction in prioritising and delivering nursing care.
?Provide evidence based care in all nursing care activities.
?Evaluate clinical situations utilising critical analysis and problem solving skills.
?Discuss and manage allocated case load of patients/clients (with minimal supervision).
?Discuss national (e.g. NMBI) and local (Health Service Provider and School of Nursing and Midwifery) policies and guidelines.

Assessment: Completion of required competencies and clinical skills at Identification and Internalisation levels (Competency Booklet) (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice as scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of clinical hours as recorded by the Allocation Liaison Officer in the parent Health Service Provider and verified by the Allocations Office, School of Nursing & Midwifery, UCC (Yes/No). Clinical Hours record time sheet of any 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' (if relevant) (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing clinical practice placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: ?Achievement of required Competencies at both Identification and Internalisation Levels and Clinical skills as outlined in the Competency Booklet. ?Completion of the required reflective notes, interviews and clinical placement details, signed and dated by both student and preceptor/registered nurse. ?Completion of scheduled clinical time (30 weeks) ?Completion of student 'End of Year Declaration' and 'Student self-assessment' pages in Competency Booklet.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Passed elements of continuous assessment are carried forward. Failed elements must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Students must keep a Record of Clinical Hours of any 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' and submit to the Allocations Office, School of Nursing & Midwifery, UCC. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Autumn and Winter Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. In addition, failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU4085 Nursing Individuals through the Lifecycle with Disabilities or Mental Health Needs

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (32 hrs lectures/tutorials/ field trips/68 hrs Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Lynne Marsh, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the needs of children, adolescents and their families that can arise from intellectual, physical, behavioural or sensory disabilities. To develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes related to the generalist nurse role which aims to optimise mental health of patients/clients in a variety of clinical settings within a multi-disciplinary context.

Module Content: Identify and explore a range of physical, intellectual and sensory disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Autism. Communication with children with Intellectual Disabilities and their families. Provide rationale for the nursing care of children with Intellectual Disabilities. Prevailing assumptions. Health care needs specific to children. Person-centred care. Current legislation. Behaviours that challenge individuals with intellectual disability. The mental health difficulties experienced by children and adolescents negotiating the lifecycle.Examining the relationship between general health and psychological wellbeing. Overview of key mental health policies, mental health services for children, adolescents and adults. Role of the mental health nursing within a general nursing perspective. Nature of mental health problems such as altered thought processes, altered mood patterns, anxiety, depression, self-harm, and appropriate interventions addressing the needs of children, adolescents and adults. Promoting inclusiveness for individuals with mental health problems. Strategies and interventions for optimising mental health within a general health care context. Stress management. How to deal with challenging behaviour. How to recognize the presence of mental health problems and the appropriate avenues for referral.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate an understanding of a range of physical, intellectual and sensory disabilities affecting children and adolescents.
?Critically analyse prevailing assumptions and emerging perspectives concerning children, adolescents and families in the case of living with disability.
?Interpret current legislative policy that influences service provision for children, adolescents and families living with disabilities.
? Differentiate between the various concepts of mental health and illness.
?Review the need for an awareness of and sensitivity towards the nature of mental ill health illness experienced by children, adolescents and adults.
?Outline appropriate interventions in response to identified needs.
?Discuss users' perspectives of mental health care and mental health service provision.
?Outline the role of the nurse in recognising and supporting children, adolescents and adults with mental health problems.
?Outline the role of the nurse in recognising and supporting children, adolescents and adults with disabilities using appropriate referral mechanisms.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1500 word Essay).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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NU4086 Nursing Management of Seriously Ill Children, Adolescents and Adults

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (20 hrs Tutorials, Problem-Based Learning and Clinical Skills Simulations, 80 hrs Self Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Stephanie Lawrence, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To advance students' knowledge, know-how and competence in the assessment and management of critically ill children, adolescents and adults.

Module Content: Recognition of critically ill children, adolescents and adults; signs of deterioration; management and evaluation of care using problem based learning and scenario based simulations. Scenarios will include an acute respiratory event; an acute neurological event; and an acute endocrine event.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate the ability to perform systematic assessment of critically ill children, adolescents and adults.
?Recognise, interpret and respond to deteriorations in children's, adolescents' and adults' health status.
?Make informed clinical decisions, based on their clinical assessment and application of their knowledge.
?Anticipate the need for and the use of technical equipment appropriate to clinical situations.
?Communicate effectively and empathetically with individuals, families and the multisdisciplinary team in clinical situations.
?Evaluate the effectiveness of nursing care.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Part 1: Observed simulation (70 marks); Part 2: Independent study forms (30 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. attendance and participation in tutorials and simulations are compulsory. Each element of continuous assessment must be attempted.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU4087 General Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 145.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 37weeks(s) Placements (1 week supernumary placement, 36 weeks Internship, Supervision, Role Modelling, Reflection); 10hr(s) Lectures (Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Patricia Fehin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Patricia Fehin, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and participating Health Service Providers.

Module Objective: To facilitate students' continuing practice with particular emphasis on achieving all competencies at Identification and Internalisation levels in nursing care activities within the five domains of Nursing practice, as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and Clinical skills as specified by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Module Content: Clinical practice (under supervision) in general nursing units/contexts with an emphasis on the five domains of clinical practice (1. Professional/ethical practice, 2. Holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge, 3. Interpersonal relationships, 4. Organisational and management of care, 5. Personal and professional development) and Promoting health and wellbeing of patients/clients and their families. Protected reflective education on practice (PREP) to incorporate sessions relating to the five domains of clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss competencies and clinical skills achieved at Identification and Internalisation levels with registered nurses using examples from clinical practice.
?Analyse own professional development by way of self-reflection and enquiry.
?Demonstrate self-direction in prioritising and delivering nursing care.
?Provide evidence based care in all nursing care activities.
?Evaluate clinical situations utilising critical analysis and problem solving skills.
?Discuss and manage allocated case load of patients/clients (with minimal supervision).
?Discuss national (e.g. NMBI) and local (Health service provider and School of Nursing and Midwifery) policies and guidelines.

Assessment: Completion of required Competencies and Clinical skills at Identification and Internalisation levels (Competency Booklet) (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice over 37 weeks as scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical hours as recorded by the Allocation Liaison Officer in the parent Health service provider and verified by the Allocations Office, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC (Yes/No). Clinical Hours record time sheet of any 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' ((if relevant) (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing clinical practice placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: Achievement of all competencies (13) at both Identification and Internalisation levels and clinical skills as outlined in the Competency Booklet. Completion of the required reflective notes, interviews and clinical placement details, signed and dated by both student and registered nurse. Completion of scheduled clinical time (37 weeks) Completion of student 'End of Year Declaration' and 'Student self-assessment' pages in Competency Booklet.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Passed elements of continuous assessment are carried forward. Failed elements must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Students must keep a Record of Clinical Hours of any 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' and submit to the Allocations Office, School of Nursing & Midwifery, UCC. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Winter Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. In addition, failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU4089 The Profession and Discipline of Psychiatric Nursing

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 250.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 38hr(s) Other (lectures, tutorials, practicals and directed learning); 162hr(s) Other (Self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Aine Mairead Horgan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module is aimed at developing nurses knowledge of the ethical, legal and professional practice principles, which are core to nursing practice

Module Content: 1. Ethical & Legal Issues (30 hours)
Central issues in healthcare ethics and law including the following: rights, responsibilities and accountability (professional & legal) of health professionals; core ethical principles in health care (e.g. respect for patient/client autonomy, dignity, equality and justice); core legal principles in a healthcare context (tort law); the process of informed consent; clinical and research ethics. Analysis of ethically and legally challenging situations drawn from healthcare practice such as keeping patient/client confidentiality, decision-making for vulnerable patients, abortion, moral disagreement, discriminatory and oppressive practices.

2. Professional Issues in Mental Health Nursing Practice (8 hours)
Mental Health Act, compulsory detention, treatment, compliance, consent, capacity, restraint, seclusion, ECT. Advocacy, service user's rights. The role and function of the Mental Health Commission.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain major theories of ethical decision-making and moral concepts
?Identify morally and legally challenging situations that arise in nursing practice.
?Define core legal and ethical principles of healthcare provision and describe their application to a factual scenario.
?Recognise and apply the principles of recovery-oriented practice, service user involvement and advocacy and social justice.
?Discuss, recognise and evaluate the significance of a human rights based approach to mental health.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 200 marks (1 x 3hr paper).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU4091 Independent Study in Health Studies

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 15hr(s) Tutorials; 285hr(s) Other (Self-directed study in relation to health studies).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Josephine Hegarty, School of Nursing & Midwifery (Co-Director of Undergraduate Education).

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To allow students to further their professional competencies via an independent study project based within a health studies topic.

Module Content: To be determined via a learning contract with the Programme Director and Branch Leader.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Conduct a small review of literature on an aspect achieved of health studies.
?Evaluate an issue of relevance to health studies.
?Identify trends of relevance to contemporary health studies.
?Make recommendations based on findings from review of the topic themes.
?Identify an issue of relevance to Health Studies.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (Independent Study Report (Written Assignment of 4500 words)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU4094 Skilled Mental Health Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 37weeks(s) Placements (1 week Practice Placement and 36 weeks of Internship Practice Placements (supervision, role modelling, and reflection); 10hr(s) Lectures (Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Stephen Bradley, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and participating Health Service Providers.

Module Objective: To facilitate enhancing student's clinical practice with emphasis on achieving all competencies at Identification and Intenalisation levels, focusing on the recovery principles and developing the therapeutic, teaching, educative, leadership, technical and research roles of the mental health nurse.

Module Content: Clinical practice in a variety of healthcare settings with an emphasis on recovery principles and developing the therapeutic, teaching, educative, leadership, technical and research roles of the mental health nurse and within the five domains of clinical practice (1.Professional/ethical practice, 2. Holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge, 3. Interpersonal relationships, 4. Organisational and management of care, 5. Personal and professional development) and promoting health and wellbeing of service users and their families. Hand hygiene, waste segregation, blood and body fluid exposure programme. Protected Reflective Education in Practice (PREP) to incorporate sessions relating to five domains of clinical practice. Partake in placement evaluation processes.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss competencies achieved at Identification and Internalisation levels with registered nurses using examples from clinical practice.
?Critically analyse the rationale for their nursing practice.
?Demonstrate an ability to integrate and transfer knowledge, skills and experience to new situations.
?Demonstrate and apply new knowledge and research findings in practice.
?Apply problem solving skills,critical analysis and evaluation to professional practice as a mental health nurse.
?Adopt a recovery focus in the delivery of care to the individual and their significant others.
?Analyse own professional development through engaging in reflective nursing practice within a supportive learning environment.
?Demonstrate leadership and management skills.
?Engage in organisation and management of nursing care showing increading independence since year 3.

Assessment: Assessment of Competence Booklet.

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing clinical practice placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: Achievement of all competencies (17) at both Identification and Internalisation levels and clinical skills as outlined in the Competency Booklet. Completion of the required reflective notes, interviews and clinical placement details, signed and dated by both student and registered nurse. Completion of scheduled clinical time (37 weeks) Completion of student 'End of Year Declaration' and 'Student self-assessment' pages in Competency Booklet.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Passed elements of continuous assessment are carried forward. Failed elements must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Students must keep a Record of Clinical Hours of any 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' and submit to the Allocations Office, School of Nursing & Midwifery, UCC. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Winter Examination Board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. In addition, failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU4096 Personal and Professional Development in Nursing and Health 1

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (Examples include: attendance at seminars; conferences; workshops; courses; clinical practice; Individual/group tuition; online/blended learning; directed/independent Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Aileen Burton, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To allow students to pursue in-depth, directed/self-directed and supported learning to enhance their personal and professional development through the compilation of a personal and professional development portfolio.

Module Content: A proposal of independent/supported study relevant to their clinical specialty, based on identified learning needs and approved by the Module Co-Ordinator, will be developed and implemented. The student is expected to show evidence of personal and professional development through inclusion of for example: Record of clinical practice and reflections, conference attendance and report, certificate of attendance/achievement of an online/blended course; attendance of courses relevant to their clinical speciality; presentations; reflection on learning achieved.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate independent learning relevant to personal and professional development.
?Design and negotiate an individual module learning plan, including an assessment.
?Demonstrate effective planning and project management skills.
?Appraise information/knowledge discovered in relation to the study topics.
?Develop and engage in critical thinking skills through the process of reflection.

Assessment: Submission of completed portfolio.

Compulsory Elements: Portfolio.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: Completion of satisfactory portfolio. Pass judgement.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit professional portfolio as agreed with the School of Nursing & Midwifery).

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NU5007 Acute and Chronic Wound Care for Healthcare Professionals

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 25 x 1hr(s) Lectures (and will also include group discussion/work, video and practical workshops); 75 x 1hr(s) Other (Self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Siobhan Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To critically assess, manage and evaluate acute and chronic wounds along a trajectory of wound healing in the current health care environment.

Module Content: Strategies for practicing effective wound management within a multidisciplinary healthcare environment. Programme participants will be required to reflect on practice to identify strengths and weaknesses in supporting the wound management role of the health professional.Indicative module content:
The knowledge skills and understanding required to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of patients with wounds is specialised and will be discussed/debated from an evidence based perspective in this module. Lectures will be presented by the multi disciplinary team and supported by interactive practical workshops. Students will also engage in developing an independent project and assignment preparation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Perform a wound assessment and be able to identify tissue type(s) and phase(s) of wound healing.
?Formulate a wound management plan from holistic assessment and re-assessment.
?Select appropriate dressings and/or wound care technologies to be applied.
?Identify and treat abnormalities in relation to woundcare.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks ( 1 x 1,000 word Treatment Plan - 60 marks; Computer-based Knowledge Assessment - 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU5043 Ethics for Midwives

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 10 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Joan McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To become familiar with the process of moral decision making and to examine moral issues pertinent to midwifery practice.

Module Content: Course content will address both the social and the biomedical ethical issues with which midwives must grapple. These include: frameworks for moral decision-making in health care situations, the professional-client relationship, autonomy, consent and capacity, beginning and end of life challenges, surrogate decision-making, allocation of resources and advocacy.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain major theories of ethical decision-making and moral concepts.
?Distinguish between moral and non-moral actions.
?Identify and critically discuss a range of ethical issues as they arise in position papers and case studies in midwifery practice.
?Consider their own values in relation to the values of others and to the literature discussed on the course.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word written assignment.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities, submission of written work.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit 1,500 word written assignment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU5047 Normal Childbirth: Current Debates and Trends

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 20 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 10 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 2 x 3hr(s) Practicals; 2 x 5hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To critically analyse current national and international trends in normal birth practices.

Module Content: Promoting normal birth, the role of the midwife. Models of midwifery practice, homebirth, midwifery led units, birth centres, team midwifery, caseloads. Complimentary therapies and childbirth. Water birth. Normal physiological birth. Active management of labour. Evidenced based practice guidelines for antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically appraise the midwife's role in normal childbirth.
?Critically review the midwife's contribution to health within the Irish healthcare system.
?Critique the various philosophical perspectives surrounding childbirth practices.
?Discuss the implementation of different models of midwifery at a national and international level.
?Critically evaluate the evidence surrounding interventions in childbirth.
?Evaluate the contribution of alternative concepts of childbirth to the global debate on normal birth.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Written assignment 2,000 - 3,000 word report of elective placement).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities, submission of written work.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (revise and resubmit written assignment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU5048 Professional, Ethical and Legal Practice, Communication and Clinical Aspects of Nurse/Midwife Prescribing

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 60hr(s) Lectures; 40hr(s) Other (Preparation and Assessment); 100hr(s) Other (Independent Learning Time, delivery methods include lectures, seminars, teleconference and workshops); 6month(s) Placements (Mentored clinical placement).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Rena Creedon, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: Practices in accordance with legislation affecting nursing/midwifery practice. Practices within the limits of own competence and takes measures to develop own competence. Practices within a framework of professional accountability and responsibility in relation to collaborative prescribing within scope of practice.Effectively manages the nursing/midwifery care of clients/groups/communities. Establishes and maintains caring therapeutic interpersonal relationships with individuals/clients/groups/communities. Professional and ethical practice with particular emphasis on developing professional accountability for nurse/midwife prescribing, interpersonal relationships, organisation & management of holistic care, personal and professional development.

Module Content: To prepare the nurse/midwife to exercise a higher level of professional knowledge, practical skills and understanding of prescribing, within the context of this dynamic world of healthcare provision. Legal and ethical principles as they influence nursing and midwifery practice will be explored together with professional frameworks that influence the prescribing role of the nurse.
Programme participants will be required to self-audit through a process of reflective practice to identify strengths and weaknesses in supporting the prescribing role of the nurse/midwife. The central tenets underpinning professional conduct and the scope of practice will be explored and developed in the context of nurse / midwife prescribing practice. Applying the concepts of advocacy and empowerment in the prescribing role.
Collaborative and multidisciplinary care patterns. The actual and potential role of the nurse/midwife as a member of the multidisciplinary team in the prescribing and administration of medicines. Communication skills, reporting and maintaining records. Clinical placement at a site designated by the Health Service Executive over at least 200 hrs (6 months) period with the supervision and guidance of medical mentors (consultant level doctors) to prepare the nurse/midwife to exercise a higher level of prof. knowledge, practical skills and understanding of the prescribing process. Includes 96 hrs (12 days) of direct supervision of the prescriptive process.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critique practice within a framework of professional accountability and responsibility in relation to nurse prescribing
?Participate in quality assurance review, audits of the use of medication in clinical practice and identify values at risk and values to be nurtured in the nurse/midwife prescriber's role
?Explore the challenges that ethical research presents to professionals
?Exercise professional judgement and deal with moral challenges with greater confidence
?Summarise the legislation relevant to the practice of nurse/midwife prescribing in order to prescribe safely, appropriately, and cost effectively
?Comply with the requirements of the employing organisation and Irish Medicines Board for reporting adverse drug reactions and medication errors/incidents
?Participate actively in prescribing decision making as a multi-professional team member and utilise the relationships for advice and decision support in prescribing practice
?Communicate assessment findings to client and provides education and information to encourage active involvement by the client or carer as participants in decision-making process and plan of care
?Evaluate practice and apply clinical and behavioural knowledge and skills to the prescribing process within the framework of professional accountability and responsibility in relation to nurse/midwife prescribing.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word assignment (150 marks); Communication (OSLER) (50 marks). Completion of clinical practice hours and sign off of competencies within the Competency handbook by clinical mentor. Self-directed learning and reflective journal will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. Supplemental examinations available).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities, submission of written work. Pass in domains of competency. Students who do not complete the required placement hours including 12 days (96 hrs) direct supervision of the prescriptive process (100% of the total scheduled clinical placement) will be obliged to complete them at the end of the prog. in order to be awarded the Cert in Nursing and register as a Nurse Prescriber with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% Self-directed learning and reflective journal will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit assignment and/or Communication (OSLER) as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Medicine. No supplemental for the Clinical Component of the Module.).

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NU5057 Professionalism for Midwifery Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 10 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 10 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Geraldine McLoughlin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop the students' knowledge of the philosophies and theories underpinning midwifery practice

Module Content: The concept and characteristics of a profession, role of the midwife, art and science of midwifery, maternity services in Ireland, multidisciplinary context of healthcare, midwifery in other countries, management, leadership, decision-making and problem solving. Professional accountability and autonomy, personal and professional development. Staff appraisal, conflict and absenteeism. Accreditation, decentralisation and shared governance clinical risk management and quality assurance.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss how legislative frameworks, statutory bodies; national and international bodies influence midwifery practice.
?Debate the social, cultural and political contexts that influence midwifery in Ireland.
?Identify the challenges for development in maternity services.
?Develop leadership and decision making skills in midwifery practice.
?Examine the concept of clinical risk management and its implications for maternity care.
?Appraise the concept of multiprofessional teamwork in relation to professional accountability and autonomy, personal and professional development.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word written assignment).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities, submission of written work.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (revise and resubmit assignment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU5058 Health Promotion for Midwifery Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 10 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 10 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 10 x 1hr(s) Other (Presentations).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Patricia Leahy-Warren, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To identify and critically appraise epidipemiological studies, screening and models of health promotion significant to midwifery practice.

Module Content: Concepts of health, health related behaviour and health promotion. The health promotion role of the midwife. Epidemiological studies relevant to midwifery practice. Health initiatives in the community setting. Ethical and political aspects of health promotion. Tackling health inequalities. Maternal mortality and morbidity statistics.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Assess the role of the midwife in the maintenance of health promotion and education.
?Analyse global health promotion strategies and their contribution to maternity care practices.
?Demonstrate the requisite skills and knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion initiatives for childbearing women and their families.
?Critically analyse health promotion strategy documents initiated by the Department of Health and Children (DOH&C) in relation to maternity care.
?Undertake a health needs assessment of a target population with a specific focus on maternity care.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (75 marks for Written Assignment (1,000 words) and 25 marks for a Poster Presentation).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities, submission of written work.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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NU5059 Childbirth and the Neonate II

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 60 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 20 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 8 x 3hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Geraldine McLoughlin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To reflect and develop understanding of midwifery practice in caring for the at-risk pregnancy, labour and postpartum woman.

Module Content: Medical conditions and pregnancy, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, diabetes and pregnancy, infant of diabetic mother, women who misuse drugs and care of their newborn. Multiple pregnancy and birth; mother and baby, post term pregnancy and induction of labour. Obstetric emergencies, Eclampsia, APH, Cord Prolapse, Shoulder Dystocia, PPH, maternal resuscitation, breech, Neonatal intensive care, Neonatal Resuscitation programme. Birth injuries

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Appraise the role of the midwife and the multidisciplinary team in the care and management of the 'at risk' woman and baby.
?Summarise the effects of altered physiology during the childbearing process on the health and wellbeing of the mother and fetus.
?Demonstrate the actions to be taken by the midwife and the multidisciplinary team in obstetric emergencies.
?Critically analyse the midwives' role in situations when there is an instrumental birth or caesarean section.
?Discuss and evaluate the role and responsibilities of the midwife in caring for neonates with special needs and their families.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3hrs In-class Test).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (1 x 3hr paper in lieu of failed 'In-class test' as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU5073 Evidence Based Midwifery Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (20 hrs Lectures/Groups Discussions/Presentations; 80 hrs Coursework and self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Margaret Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the use of research to inform Clinical decision making practices.

Module Content: Identifying and evaluating the types of information sources available, accessing appropriate sources of information, searching and retrieving literature from various sources including internet, library, databases, books and journals. Critically review all sources of information and determine its relevance to midwifery practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify the sources of information that influence midwifery practice
?Search and retrieve relevant research literature to inform clinical practice
?Critically analyse research literature to determine its contribution to midwifery practice
?Evaluate relevant and appropriate evidence based literature and its application to midwifery practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Written assignment 1,500 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit Academic Paper, 1,500 words, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU5075 Children's and General Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Placements (Supervision, Role Modelling, Reflection).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Maria O'Shea, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and Staff, participating Health Service Providers.

Module Objective: To provide students with opportunities to engage in reflective nursing practice within a supportive learning environment, thereby enabling them to develop the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary for thoughtful, efficient and effective practice.

Module Content: Clinical practice placements in children's and general placements nursing. The focus of practice continues to be on Internalisation as outlined in Steinaker & Bell's taxonomy of learning whereby a student demonstrates the highest level of internalisation when an experience touches and continues to influence his/her practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Engage in organisation and management of nursing care showing increasing independence since year 4
?Demonstrate an ability to integrate and transfer relevant knowledge and skills to new situations
?Facilitate peer and child teaching
?Demonstrate that agreed learning has been achieved at internalisation level
?Engage in reflective nursing practice within a supportive learning environment.

Assessment: Continuous Assessment: Completion of required Competencies and Clinical skills at Identification and Internalisation levels (Competency Booklet) (Pass/Fail). Attendance in Clinical Practice as scheduled in the programme (Pass/Fail). Completion of Clinical hours as recorded by the Allocation Liaison Officer in the parent Health service provider and verified by the Allocations Office, School of Nursing & Midwifery, UCC (Yes/No). Clinical Hours record time sheet of any 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' (if relevant) (Yes/No).

Compulsory Elements: Students must complete all Preparatory Practice Requirements prior to commencing clinical practice placements as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A Pass Judgement for achievement of competencies and skills, and a record of having completed scheduled clinical hours. Students must have achieved ALL competencies at Identification and Internalisation Level by the end of the final placement in Year 5.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Passed elements of continuous assessment are carried forward. Failed elements must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Students must keep a Record of Clinical Hours of any 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' and submit to the Allocation Office, UCC. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement at the Spring (February/March) Examination board must repeat the failed module at the supplemental examination, where there is a provision to do so. Student failing to achieve a pass judgement at the supplemental exam board will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year. In addition, failure to attend 'repeat time' and/or 'time owing' as prescribed/scheduled by the School of Nursing and Midwifery will result in a fail judgement and students will be required to repeat the module in a repeat year.

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NU5077 Diabetes Management

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 25 x 1hr(s) Other (Lectures and will also include group work, video/practical workshops); 75 x 1hr(s) Directed Study (Self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Aileen Burton, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop, extend and enrich students knowledge and understanding of diabetes management

Module Content: Classification and Diagnosis, Diabetes Management, Lifestyle and Culture, Therapeutic Options, Complications, Team Management.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Apply knowledge of diabetes to the management of individuals with diabetes
?Recognise the diagnostic procedures and progress of the condition
?Examine the therapeutic options and be able to identify and treat complications
?Discuss the lifestyle and cultural aspects of diabetes care.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 words written project).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Revise and resubmit 1,500 words written project as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU5078 Independent Study in Health Studies

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 5.

Pre-requisite(s): Failure of 5th Year Clinical Placement Module

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 20hr(s) Tutorials; 380hr(s) Other (Self-directed study in relation to health studies).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Josephine Hegarty, School of Nursing & Midwifery (Director of Undergraduate Studies).

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To allow students to further their professional competencies via an independent study project based within a health studies topic.

Module Content: To be determined via a learning contract with the Programme Director and Branch Leader

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Conduct a small review of literature on an aspect achieved of Health Studies.
?Evaluate an aspect of child health.
?Identify trends of relevance to contemporary child health.
?Make recommendations based on findings from review on the topic themes.
?Summarise implications of results of review to an aspect of child health.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (Independent Study Report ( Written Assignment of 6,000 words)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Failed elements of Continuous Assessment must be repeated, as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery. Marks in passed elements of Continuous Assessment are carried forward.

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NU5079 Research Methods in Midwifery

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 10 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 2hr(s) Other (Library); 2 x 2hr(s) Tutorials; 1 x 76hr(s) Directed Study (Self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Patricia Leahy-Warren, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop the student's ability to apply a critical awareness to the interpretation and dissemination of research findings, and in the design of research studies.

Module Content: The development of research in midwifery. The importance and requirements for research; Research topics and questions formulation, concept analysis - exploration from various theoretical perspectives, critical and systematic literature reviewing, designs, sampling, data collection and analysis.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Reflect on clinical experience and critically evaluate the utilization of research in midwifery practice
?Systematically review research based literature and identify gaps in the literature pertaining to chosen subject area
?Discuss a variety of research approaches and their individual contribution to the research endeavour
?Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the research process through the production of a focused integrated literature review
?Apply research literature to clinical midwifery practice
?Evaluate the contribution of midwifery research to the discipline of midwifery.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word written assignment).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities, submission of written work.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit assignment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU5081 Preparation for Birth and Parenthood Facilitation

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 12, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures; 16hr(s) Tutorials; 8hr(s) Other (Presentations); 2hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Cathy O'Sullivan, Cork University Maternity Hospital.

Module Objective: To explore and acquire a range of skills that enable health professionals to facilitate learning in antenatal education

Module Content: Facilitation skills, group dynamics, teaching and learning strategies, promotion, protection and support of normal birth, preparation for parenthood, multiculturalism, preparation of teenagers for birth and parenthood, loss and grief, presentation skills, reflection, evaluation techniques.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Design and facilitate a course of antenatal and parenthood education
?Develop teaching and learning strategies that can be used to attract and inform a group of prospective parents
?Critically analyse a range of teaching and facilitation skills to make learning effective for prospective parents
?Develop skills to evaluate courses for prospective parents for use in different learning environments
?Critically reflect on own practice; develop personal goals, and a professional career plan.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Oral Presentation 70 marks; 1,000 word written assignment 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit/retake the assignment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU5082 Physical Assessment for Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 25 Other (Video, demonstration, simulation workshops, discussion.); 75 Other (Independent learning.).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Brendan Noonan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop knowledge, skill and competence in the taking of a detailed clinical history and performing a head to toe physical examination

Module Content: Principles of Patient Assessment and Clinical Reasoning. Taking a history, demonstration and practice. Vital signs and global physical assessment. Assessment of the gastro-intestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological systems; demonstration and practice. The 'complete physical' examination. Legal and professional considerations

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Take an appropriate history from a patient presenting with a health problem or problems
?Apply knowledge of the body's systems to demonstrate understanding of the implications and relevance of an accurate clinical assessment
?Conduct a head to toe physical examination
?Demonstrate the ability to develop assessment, diagnostic reasoning and patient management skills
?Record their findings and interpretation accurately and comprehensibly in written and oral formats.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Clinical Logbook 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at all timetabled teaching sessions.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit clinical logbook as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU5083 Informatics for Healthcare Professionals

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 25hr(s) Other (A blended model of lectures/ Computer Laboratory Sessions/Electronic Discussion Boards and directed study will be used.); 75hr(s) Other (Independent study).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Sile Creedon, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop students' knowledge and application of health informatics.

Module Content: History of Health Informatics, current trends and issues in Health Informatics, discuss models and theories of health informatics, telematics. Identification and evaluation of current patient information programmes, use of software programme to present evaluation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Evaluate the development and trends in health informatics.
?Explore management of client/patient related data using ICT.
?Investigate models of computerised health care service user records.
?Evaluate models of health information management systems.
?Examine implications for healthcare delivery arising from telehealth, ehealth.
?Examine the status of information technology within healthcare at national, European and International setting.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Essay 1,500 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit essay as prescribed by the School of Nurisng and Midwifery.).

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NU5084 Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 25hr(s) Lectures (A blended model of lectures, electronic discussion boards and directed study will be used.); 75hr(s) Other (Independent study).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Sile Creedon, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To examine the multi-dimensional nature and multi-disciplinary approaches to infection control within the health services.

Module Content: Economic and socio-economic implications of acquisition of healthcare associated infection for patients/clients and the health services.
Manipulation of electronic literature databases to conduct focused literature searches in relation to literature pertaining to infection control. Consideration of key concepts in qualitative and quantitative research in relation to infection control literature.
Integrating research evidence into infection control hospital policies and procedures.
Power, empowerment, resources, hospital culture, visibility and recognition within the health services.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?To consider the impact of healthcare associated infection
?To assess and translate research evidence related to infection control policies and practices with particular reference to provision of nursing care.
?To consider the impact of organisational and individual behaviour in relation to healthcare workers compliance with infection control guidelines paying particular attention to compliance with hand hygiene guidelines.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Essay 1,500 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit 1 x 1,500 word essay as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU5086 Complementary Therapies in Healthcare

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): Healthcare Professionals

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 25hr(s) Lectures (including group discussion/work, role-play and practical work shops); 75hr(s) Directed Study (Self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Anna M. O'Leary, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enable students to develop a critical understanding of complementary therapies. To introduce students to the fundamentals of a range of complementary therapies and to examine the current debates surrounding CAM.

Module Content: Principles and concepts underpinning complementary therapies. The power of the therapeutic relationship. Aromatherapy and massage. Reflexology including Traditional Chinese Medicine. Medical Herbalism - All herbs to include nutrition. Craniosacral Therapy. Traditional Medicine - Shamanism. Acupuncture. Music Therapy including Imagery. Yoga. Homeopathy. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Vodder Type).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Examine the ethical, professional and intervention issues regarding the use of complementary therapies in health care practice
?Explore relevant research on the indications for, application, effects and contraindications to complementary therapies in health care;
?Discuss the health implications of complementary therapies
?Discuss the strengths and limitations of complementary therapies and their use within conventional health care systems today.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Seminar presentation 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Students must submit a 1,500 word essay as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery.

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NU5087 Practice and Principles of Health Promotion

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 25hr(s) Lectures; 75hr(s) Directed Study (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Anna M. O'Leary, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To understand the multi-dimensional nature of health and the significance of a multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary approach. To situate health and promotion within a historical and policy framework. The module describes various models of health promotion and applies these to practice. It will identify approaches to health promotion and contribute to promoting health at individual, family and community level.

Module Content: Concepts of health and health promotion; the ideology of health promotion; historical development of the health promotion movement both nationally and internationally. Models of health promotion and their application to practice. Overview of various approaches to health promotion including medical, behaviour change, educational, empowerment and social change.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Examine the multi-factorial influences on health
?Explore health promotion in the context of the role of the nurse.
?Demonstrate an ability to plan, implement, and evaluate a health promotion programme within nursing practice.
?Evaluate the theories of change in nursing practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Oral Seminar Presentation 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Students must submit a 1,500 word essay as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery.

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NU5088 Midwifery Practice I

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 26weeks(s) Other (Clinical Practice, Experiential Learning, Supervised Midwifery Practice, Self-directed Learning.).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop student's midwifery knowledge and skills in practice settings.

Module Content: The focus of this module is the provision of midwifery care to women and families in maternity settings. Midwifery skills will be developed through supervised practice in antenatal, intranatal and postnatal care areas. Clinical support and supervision will be provided throughout. The module will incorporate the requirements for clinical practice from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, which will be issued to all students

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate the ability to integrate midwifery knowledge and skills in providing women centred care to women experiencing normal pregnancy and childbirth;
?Demonstrate engagement in the provision of informed choice and shared decision making for childbearing women;
?Demonstrate knowledge and skills in applying evidence based midwifery guidelines in practice settings;
?Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in provision of information and providing support to women;
?Critically examine the means of assuring quality care and the factors affecting the provision of a quality maternity service.

Assessment: Continuous Assessment: Clinical hours (min. 300 hrs.), Clinical Assessment Book, Clinical Experience Portfolio in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland requirements. End of year clinical assessment.

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities, submission of written work.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A Pass judgement. Any outstanding requirements not completed in Year 1 must be undertaken in Year 2. This module will be considered in conjunction with Module NU5089 for the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland requirements.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination. Students failing this module at the relevant Examination Board will be required to repeat it in a repeat year as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU5089 Midwifery Practice II

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 26weeks(s) Other (Minimum 300 hours. Clinical Practice, Experiential Learning, Supervised Midwifery Practice, Self-directed Learning.).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Geraldine McLoughlin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop competence in the knowledge and practice in providing midwifery care to childbearing women.

Module Content: The focus of this module continues to be the provision of midwifery care to women and families in maternity settings with the aim of developing competency as a midwife. Midwifery skills will be further developed through continued practice in antenatal, intranatal and postnatal care areas. Clinical support and supervision will be provided throughout with the guidance of link lecturers, preceptors and registered midwives.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate competency in providing midwifery care to women and their families through pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period.
?Demonstrate effective caring and interpersonal relationships with women and their families, to become their advocate while supporting shared decision making.
?Effectively coordinate, organise and manage midwifery care on own initiative and in consultation with the multidisciplinary team.
?Critically analyse the appropriate actions to be taken by the midwife and the multidisciplinary team in the management of obstetric emergencies.

Assessment: Continuous Assessment: Clinical Experience Portfolio, Clinical Competency Book, Clinical Placement hours and end of year clinical assessment. End of year assessment is based on placement attendance record, clinical assessment and clinical experience portfolio.

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Continuous Assessment. Clinical Hours, Clinical Assessment, Clinical Experience Portfolio in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland requirements.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A Pass Judgement. Students are required to complete all Clinical Assessments, Clinical Experience Portfolio and Clinical Hours prior to awarding of the Higher Diploma. This module will be considered in conjunction with module NU5088 for the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination. Students failing to meet the requirements for this module at the relevant examination board will be required to repeat required elements prior to the subsequent Examination Board. This may involve completing the required clinical hours, clinical assessments or meeting professional requirements for midwifery registration, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU5090 Clinical Audit for Health Care Professionals

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 15.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures (Tutorials, workshops, group work, brainstorming, process mapping. Problem based learning, networking); 76hr(s) Other (Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Anna M. O'Leary, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To critically develop approaches / skills necessary to carry out clinical audits.

Module Content: Introduction. Definition and NICE Guidelines. Current national / international perspectives .Standard setting. Creating a culture of Patient Safety. Donabedian framework. Evidence based practice. Audit design and methodology. Collating and analysing data. Root cause analysis and problem solving tools. Managing change. Quality improvement plans. Monitoring and sustaining improvement.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Define and carry out a clinical audit.
?Develop and evaluate standards, criteria, measures, process, outcome.
?Demonstrate and appraise appropriate methodology.
?Write up and present an audit report.
?Integrate changes needed and critically analyse methodology to sustain the change as part of the quality improvement process.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word Work Based Project Essay (50 marks); Oral Presentation (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. To meet professional requirements, attendance at lectures, turoials,seminars.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit 1 x 1,500 word Work Based Project Essay and/or Oral Presentation as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU5091 Principles of Orthopaedic Nursing

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 20hr(s) Lectures (Workshops; Group Discussions; Tutorials; Blended Learning); 80hr(s) Other (Self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Siobhan Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: The aim of this module is to promote professional growth and development to further enhance the nurse's role in the care and management of adult patients undergoing elective orthopaedic procedures and on-going rehabilitation of fracture trauma.

Module Content: Principles and concepts underpinning orthopaedic and trauma rehabilitation nursing. The module will enhance the students' knowledge in the care of patients undergoing surgical management of joint conditions and rehabilitation following traumatic conditions. The nursing care and management of patients undergoing typical elective orthopaedic procedures will be explored. Students will critically evaluate practices and procedures concerning complications and preventative and adaptive responses to orthopaedic conditions. Education to patients and their families to prevent further trauma, within the context of the multidisciplinary team is explored.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Apply knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system to the nurisng care of orthopaedic patients.
?Examine and critically discuss the role of the orthopaedic nurse regarding pre-operative assessment, peri-operative nursing as well as responding to complications of elective and trauma surgery.
?Evaluate and integrate into practice general principles and rationale underpinning caring for patients undergoing joint arthroplasty, hip fracture, elective spinal and other orthopaedic limb surgery.
?Critically discuss considerations in relation to pain management, early mobilisation, cast care and assistive devices.
?Outline the challenges and advances in the treatment and rehabilitation of orthopaedic patients; locally,nationally and internationally.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (One x 1,500 word project essay).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit One x 1,500 word project essay as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery).

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NU5093 Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Neonate 1

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 70hr(s) Lectures; 130hr(s) Other (Group work: preparation for presentations; Self-Directed Learning; Recommended reading).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Geraldine McLoughlin, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To explore normal midwifery practice in pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period

Module Content: Childbirth, normal life event, reproductive anatomy and physiology, pregnancy and antenatal care, transition to parenthood, labour and birth, care in normal labour, care of mother following birth, initial care and assessment of the newborn, postnatal care of mother and baby, infant feeding. Midwifery skills, health and safety.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the physiological and psychological processes of pregnancy, labour and the puerperium.
?Analyse the role and responsibilities of the midwife in the provision of maternity care for women and their babies.
?Critically explore the midwife's role in supporting women in normal childbirth and the factors which affect the mother's choices in infant care.
?Discuss the relevance and appropriateness of evidence based literature and its application to midwifery care.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3 hour In-class Test: 200 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities, submission of written work.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Resit 1 x 3 hour In-class Test.

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NU5095 Supporting Mothers during Pregnancy and Parenthood

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 70hr(s) Lectures; 130hr(s) Other (Group Work: preparation for presenations,Self-Directed Learning, Recommended reading).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Margaret Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To advance knowledge and practice skills for pregnancy, childbirth, the new-born, the postnatal period, with a focus on the pregnancy loss and Bereavement, Breastfeeding and preparation for parenthood.

Module Content: Childbirth, normal life event, preparation for parenthood, infant feeding. Pregnancy loss and bereavement. Neonatal resuscitation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the nutritional needs of women in pregnancy and postpartum for herself and her newborn
?Demonstrate the requisite knowledge and skills to plan, implement and evaluate antenatal education programmes for parents and families.
?Discuss the support a woman requires while breastfeeding in the maternity unit and in the community.
?Critically explore the role and responsibilities of the midwife, caring for the woman and neonate, in situations where childbirth has deviated from normal.
?Critically explore the midwife's role in supporting women following pregnancy loss and bereavement.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Group Presentation: 50 marks. Written assignment 1,500 word individual submission of own contribution to the group presentation: 50 marks. 1 x 1,500 word written assignment: 100 marks.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities, submission of written work.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% Students must pass all aspects of the Continuous Assessment and written assignment.).

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Repeat failed element of module as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery).

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NU5096 Normal Childbirth: Issues and Debates (Last updated 27/01/2017)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 20 x 2hr(s) Lectures (with Seminars and Workshops); 80hr(s) Other (Coursework and self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To critically analyse current national and international trends in normal birth practices.

Module Content: Normal birth, the role of the midwife, midwifery led care, homebirth. Active birthing, physiological birth, complimentary therapies and strategies to support normal birth. Global challenges for midwives, Evidenced based guidelines for maternity care

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically appraise the midwife's role in normal childbirth
?Critically review the midwife's contribution to health within the Irish healthcare system.
?Critique the various philosophical perspectives surrounding childbirth practices
?Discuss the impact of different models of midwifery at a national and international level
?Critically evaluate the evidence surrounding interventions in childbirth
?Evaluate the alternative concepts of childbirth to the global debate on normal birth.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Written assignment 2,000 word report of elective placement).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities, submission of written work.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (revise and resubmit written assignment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6005 Research Methods (Last updated 20/12/2016)

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Blended Learning:16hrs Lectures/Workshop (face to face); 184hrs Online Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Patricia Leahy-Warren, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Patricia Leahy-Warren, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Dr Tom Andrews, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop the student's ability to critically appraise research and its application to nursing/midwifery practice.

Module Content: Research topics and questions formulation, concept analysis - exploration from various theoretical perspectives, critical and systematic literature reviewing, designs, sampling, data collection and analysis.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify a current topic relevant to nursing/midwifery research
?Conduct a systematic focussed literature search strategy
?Critically and systematically review research based literature
?Evaluate the contribution of research to the development of the discipline of nursing/midwifery
?Demonstrate an understanding of the research process through the production of a focused literature review.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Literature Review 3,000 words: 150 marks; On-line activities: 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Completion of E activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit 3,000 word Literature Review as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The mark for On-line activities will be carried forward.).

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NU6019 Person Centred Care

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (48hrs Lectures/Group Work/Tutorials/Seminars).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To foster the development of a critical and sensitive approach to the collaborative interpersonal nature of the patient /client /user - nurse/midwife relationship.

Module Content: Person centred care frameworks - and concepts within - of person centred care from both micro and macro perspectives; the development of patient/client/user sensitive services; partnership and collaborative working with patients/client/user; the patient/client/user - nurse/midwife relationship;the concept of the therapeutic relationship , the use of self, self awareness; the notion of therapeutic nursing and midwifery; the development of the patient/client/user movement; patient/client/user perspectives of health and nursing and midwifery care; patient/client/user participation in health care planning, implementation and evaluation

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge of person centred care, informed by a wide range of sources
?Evaluate and critique various person centred care frameworks
?Examine and reflect critically on person centred care frameworks in own area of practice
?Analyse and evaluate influences which have shaped the development, or lack of, of person centred care
?Critically appraise micro components of person centred care frameworks.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word written Assignment).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. To meet professional requirements attendance at Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars etc. will be monitored by a class register.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Revise and resubmit 1 x 3,000 word written assignment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU6027 Emergency Nursing I

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (50hrs Modified Lectures/Workshops/Tutorials/Self-directed Learning; 160hrs Coursework and Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Mark Tyrrell, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To critically evaluate the practice of trauma nursing and examine the nurse's role in the pre-hospital setting. To develop and evaluate specialist nursing skills that enable the student to rapidly assess and provide the appropriate nursing interventions for the trauma patient. Students are encouraged to explore the concept of autonomous practice management in minor injury care. To foster the development of nurse-led injury care.

Module Content: Contemporary emergency nursing practice: Epidemiology of trauma and mechanisms of injury. Nursing care of the patient who has suffered trauma (for example: head injuries; ocular trauma; maxillo-facial trauma; neck injuries; orthopaedic injuries; thermal injuries; chest trauma; abdominal trauma; soft tissue trauma; minor injury care). Nurse-led minor injury care

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically discuss the impact that trauma has on the patient and/or his significant others
?Evaluate the role of the emergency nurse in the pre-hospital and the hospital settings.
?Argue their position on the role of the advanced nurse practitioner in the emergency department.
?Apply specific nursing diagnoses in planning the nursing care of the trauma patient in the Emergency Department
?Evaluate the role of the emergency nurse in the pre-hospital and the hospital settings
?Argue their position on the concept of autonomous nursing practice in minor injury care.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word structured patient case study 200 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Satisfactorly attendance at all lectures and submission of written work.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Revise and resubmit 1 x 3,000 word structured patient case study as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU6028 Emergency Nursing II

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (50hrs Modified Lectures/Case Studies/Self-directed Learning; 160hrs Coursework and Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Mark Tyrrell, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To facilitate the expansion of the student's knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to emergency nursing practice.

Module Content: Contemporary emergency nursing practice: Nursing care of patients with medical and surgical emergencies, Paediatric emergencies, obstetric emergencies, those who have experienced sexual violence or abuse; Mental health emergencies; Environmental emergencies; Considerations in the care of the older adult in the emergency department

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyse complex situations and initiate appropriate nursing interventions in the care of critically ill patients
?Critically examine Emergency Nursing as it applies to diverse medical, surgical, obstetric and paediatric and other emergencies.
?Apply the principles of Emergency Nursing to clinical practice in diverse emergency situations as they relate to specific client groups (such as the mentally ill, the elderly, the child, and the victim of violence and abuse).
?Critically evaluate the role of the emergency nurse in Health Promotion.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word Academic paper 200 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Revise and resubmit 1 x 3,000 word Academic paper as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU6030 Cardiac Nursing

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (48hrs Modified Lectures/Group Discussion/Tutorials/Workshops/Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Carol Condon, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: Nursing assessment/ interventions required to manage the adult patient with altered cardiac function. Development of nurse-led strategies in patient education pertaining to cardiac patients.

Module Content: Introduction to cardiac nursing. Risk factors associated with cardiac disease, nurse's role in the prevention of cardiac disease, cardiac arrhythmia's. Assessment and management of cardiac pain. Nursing interventions required for the patient with a pacemaker, and intra aortic balloon pump theraphy. Nursing management pre and post coronary artery by-pass grafting and valve replacement. Augmentation of advanced nursing skills including cardioversion, defibrilation and management of cardiac emergencies.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the Epidemiology of cardiac disease in Ireland
?Critically examine the nurses role in the prevention of cardiac disease
?Evaluate the effectiveness of current prevention strategies; local and national
?Read and interpret 12 lead ECGs and rhythm strips
?Discuss the current nursing management of patients, diagnosed with myocardial infarction,
?Construct a nursing care plan that highlights the specific nursing interventions required for the patient undergoing coronary angioplasty
?Construct a nursing care plan highlighting the nursing interventions required for the patient in cardiac failure and inflammatory diseases of the heart
?Augment nursing skills including cardioversion, defibrillation and management of cardiac emergencies.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 1.5 hr In-class Test, 40 marks; 1 x Academic Paper 160 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Students who do not receive an aggregrate mark of 50% are required to repeat each element of the assessment.

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NU6031 Intensive Care Nursing

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (48hrs Modified Lectures, Group Discussion, Tutorials, Workshops, Self-directed Learning. 160hrs Coursework).

Module Co-ordinator: Mr Sean Joseph Kelleher, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To advance students level of analytical skills and range of competencies related to the intensive care environment

Module Content: Introduction to critical care nursing: nursing assessment and management of pain and sedation; assessment and management of fluid and electrolyte imbalances; assessment and management of conditions associated with respiratory system; the cardiovascular system; the renal system; the gastrointestinal system; the neurological system; the integumentary system; associated pharmacology and pharmacodynamics; principles of haemodynamic monitoring; sepsis syndromes; bleeding and clotting disorders; impact of the critical care environment on the family, patients and nursing staff; organ donation; transport of the critically ill; malnutrition of the critically ill; advanced cardiac life support; use of the biomedical technology and the development of advanced nursing practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Exhibit an ability to critically reflect on the application of intensive care nursing skills which are theoretically underpinned.
?Critically evaluate evidence based practice in context to intensive care practice
?Demonstrate knowledge of relevant anatomy and physiology pertaining to the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, renal system, gastrointestinal system, neurological system and integumentary system, and the ability to recognise associated health anomalies.
?Demonstrate the ability to identify and respond appropriately to sudden changes in a critically ill patient's condition
?Demonstrate competence in assessing, planning implementing and evaluating care for patients with health anomalies
?Discuss various treatment modalities for the critically ill patient.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 100 marks (1.5 hour written examination paper: 100 marks); Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Seminar/Presentation: 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% In each category of assessment.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (As prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6038 Perioperative Nursing I

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 75hr(s) Lectures (Modified Lectures/Group Discussion/Tutorials/Workshops); 225hr(s) Other (Coursework and self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Caroline O'Connor, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To further develop knowledge and skills in the perioperative nursing role as it relates to individuals with various health problems.

Module Content: Perioperative nursing process: pre-, intra-, and post-operative phases, principles of anaesthetic and recovery room nursing; the module will focus on the perioperative nursing role in caring for individuals with problems relating to ingestion, digestion, absorption, and elimination; oxygenation and ventilation; oxygenation and perfusion; sensory input; urinary function; regulatory mechanisms; movement and co-ordination.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Appreciate and apply the principles of a holistic approach to caring for individuals preoperatively.
?Identify, analyse and critically evaluate the role of the perioperative nurse throughout the phases of patient anaesthesia.
?Apply the principles of perioperative nursing practice in intra-operative settings.
?Critically evaluate and apply the principles of post anaesthetic care to individuals following surgery.
?Analyse and integrate the multifaceted role of the perioperative nurse in caring for individuals throughout their perioperative experience.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (300 marks for Case Study).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities. Submission of written work.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit Case Study, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Marks for attendance and participation will be carried forward to the autumn.).

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NU6039 Perioperative Nursing II

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (25hrs Modified Lectures, Group Discussion, Tutorials, Workshops; 75hrs Coursework and Self-directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Mairin O'Mahony, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To expand students' knowledge and skills of the perioperative nursing role in caring for individuals within specific groups, settings and situations.

Module Content: Perioperative nursing role in caring for children, the older person, individual with diabetes, individual following advanced trauma, childbearing woman; individuals requiring organ donation, ambulatory surgery, minimal invasive surgery; coping with the death of an individual within the operating department.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically analyse the relationship between age, health situations and surgical risk
?Critically appraise the principles of perioperative care for the following specific groups: children, the older adult, individuals with diabetes, individuals following advanced trauma & child bearing women.
?Critically appraise the principles of perioperative care in different surgical settings: ambulatory/day surgery & minimal invasive surgery
?Explore the issues surrounding the following situations, death of an individual within the operating department & individuals requiring organ donation/retrieval.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Oral Presentation 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must repeat Continuous Assessment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6041 Public Health Nursing: Principles and Professional Issues

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (40hrs Lectures/Discussions/Seminars; 160hrs Self-directed and Blended Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helen Mulcahy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To orientate students to Public Health Nursing; explore influences on service provision; develop personal theoretical frameworks for practice.

Module Content: Policies, principles, strategies and functions; demographic measures and health needs/ risk identification for the community nursing services. Historical, legislative and socio-political development nationally and internationally; primary health care and community nursing models including the application of relevant nurse theorists; roles and functions including autonomy and scope of practice; multidisciplinary and interagency interaction; management process, principles and practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Summarise how the health strategy principles of equity, people- centredness quality and accountability are integrated into the public health nursing service
?Analyse the role and function of the Public Health Nurse
?Formulate the determinants of a public health approach to public health nursing
?Explain diversity in the community taking account of the individuality of needs and resources
?Construct a community health needs assessment.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word Academic Paper).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. To meet professional requirements attendance at Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars etc. will be monitored by a class register.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit Academic Paper as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6042 Children, Young People and Families

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (40hrs Lectures/Group Discussions; 160hrs Self-directed and Blended Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helen Mulcahy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To facilitate students understanding of the role and function of the Public Health Nurse in relation to children, young people and families.

Module Content: Pre and post-natal care of mother and baby; Theoretical perspectives on development. Risk and protective factors which influence child health; Legislation and policy in relation to child health, young people and families; The concept of prevention; Surveillance and screening; Assessment of risk and vulnerability; working in partnership with children, young people and families; Multidisciplinary and interagency communication.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Reconstruct the contribution of the public health nurse to the health of children, young people and families within the multidisciplinary and interagency approach.
?Explain the role of the public health nurse in relation to child and young peoples health, development and protection in the context of their families and communities.
?Relate the development of children and young people to best practice in health surveillance and screening
?Demonstration recognition of the role and value of family and community support in child health well-being and protection.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) In Class Examination).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3-hour written examination paper in the Autumn.

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NU6043 Adults and Older People in the Community

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (20hrs Lectures/Group Discussion/Tutorials/Workshop/Seminar/Day Trips; 80 hrs Coursework and Self-directed and Blended Learning).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: Discuss the role of the public health nurse in the promotion of the health and well being in adults and older people.

Module Content: Role of the public health nurse, demographics and epidemiological profile of adults and older people, attitudes to ageing, social, psychological, biological, physical aspects of ageing, altered disease presentation, elder abuse, approaches to and models of assessment, dependency assessments, rehabilitation and care management of adults and older people with disability/chronic illness, altered cognitive awareness, healthy ageing, the family/carer, the role of the voluntary sector, legislative issues and relevant laws that affect the adult and older person requiring care.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically evaluate the role of the public health nurse in care of adults and older people
?Establish the demographic and epidemiological profile of adults and older people
?Analyse health problems that affect adults and older people
?Assess and relate health initiatives within national and international contexts for adults and older people
?Propose and develop assessment and management strategies for adults and older people with complex illness.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word Academic Paper).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit Academic Paper, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6044 Health and Health Promotion: Concepts and Principles

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Directed Study (80 hrs Self-directed and Blended Learning); Other (20 hrs Lectures/Group discussions).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Patricia Leahy-Warren, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To examine the multi-dimensional nature of health and the multi-sectorial /disciplinary approaches to health promotion.

Module Content: Concepts and determinants of health; the ideology of health promotion; historical development of health promotion both nationally and internationally. Overview of various approaches to health promotion including behaviour change, education, empowerment and social change. Current initiatives and political aspects of health promotion. Models of health promotion and their application to practice, screening, current initiatives. Promoting the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically discuss the multidimensional nature of health and the multi-sectoral approaches to health promotion
?Examine the multi-factorial influences on health.
?Categorise the evolution of health promotion nationally and internationally
?Analyse the health-promoting role of the Public Health Nurse and other nurses working in the community.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Oral Presentation and Seminar accompanied by short lesson plan 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Continuous Assessment. To meet professional requirements attendance at Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars etc. will be monitored.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit assessment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6047 Clinical Placement: Public Health Nursing

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Clinical Practice Placement hours/Workshops/Seminars and Demonstrations 160 hours).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Helen Mulcahy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To integrate theory and practice of Public Health Nursing in clinical placement settings. To develop students skills in relation to evidence based therapeutic practice.

Module Content: Application and integration of theory to practice in clinical placement settings. Workshops and seminars relating to specific issues in clinical practice areas such as palliative care; breastfeeding; physical examination of the newborn; vision and hearing screening; nutrition; wound management; diabetes management; continence.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate the attainment of competencies in relation to professional behaviour, management, interpersonal skills, clinical, health promotion and teaching /learning.
?Display the capacity to practice in accordance with professional and ethical guidelines.
?Demonstrate ability to interpret professional development needs including self directed clinical placements.

Assessment: Continuous assessment Competency Workbook pass/fail. Community Portfolio pass/fail.

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment: To meet professional requirements attendance at clinical placement will be monitored. Students who fail the placement or do not complete the required hours by the Summer Board must complete the hours by the Autumn Exam Board.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A Pass Judgement awarded for achievement of clinical competencies and completion of scheduled clinical hours.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing the Community Portfolio must revise and resubmit it for the Autumn. Students failing placement at the Autumn must repeat the full module in repeat year and submit an alternative Community Portfolio).

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NU6052 Person Centred Health Care for People with an Intellectual Disability

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Lectures; 4hr(s) Tutorials; 148hr(s) Other (Self-Directed Learning, Reading, Study, Assignment).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Caroline Dalton, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To analyse the role of person centred health care in meeting the needs of people with intellectual disabilities across the life-span.

Module Content: The role of current service frameworks in the provision of person centred services to include rights based approaches, determinants and assessment of quality of life. To identify and manage the health needs of people with intellectual disabilities across the life-span and the role of the nurse within this context.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically explore and evaluate the provision of services for people with intellectual disabilities from both a historical and contemporary perspective
?Identify and critically discuss the evolving role of nurses in the current health care system in the development of person centred services for people with intellectual disabilities nationally and internationally
?Define and analyse key issues related to quality of life and people with intellectual disabilities.
?Identify and critically discuss the health needs of people with intellectual disabilities across the life-span.
?Demonstrate a critical awareness of the use of assessment data, in the development, implementation and evaluation of person-centred-care for people with intellectual disabilities.
?Critically appraise the concept of rights based approaches to the provision of services for people with intellectual disabilities.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (100 marks for 1 x 1,500 word essay; 100 marks for Oral Presentation.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. To meet professional requirements attendance at Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars etc. will be monitored.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% A pass standard to be achieved in both elements.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and re-submit a 1 x 1,500 word essay and revise and re-submit Presentation as a 1 x 1,500 word written project, as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery.).

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NU6053 Ethics for Specialist Practice (Last updated 03/11/2016)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Blended Learning 10hrs Lectures/Workshop (face to face); 90hrs Online Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Joan McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: Development of skills in moral reasoning and the application of these skills to the ethical assessment of case studies appropriate to Specialist Practice.

Module Content: Issues addressed include: frameworks for moral decision-making in health care situations, the professional-patient relationship, patient autonomy, patient consent and alternatives to consent, end of life challenges, allocation of resources and moral disagreement.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?The overall aim of the module is to enable students to cope more effectively with the moral challenges they encounter. At the end of the course, it is expected that students will be able to:
?Identify and discuss moral considerations encountered in clinical practice.
?Exercise professional judgement and deal with moral challenges with greater confidence.
?Critically discuss a range of ethical issues as they arise in position papers and case studies in specialist practice.
?Explain major ethical theories and moral concepts.
?Analyse arguments and identify common mistakes and assumptions in reasoning.
?Consider their own values in relation to the values of others and to the literature discussed on the course.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word written assignment - 90 marks; E activities - 10 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Completion of E activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (As prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The mark for E Activities will be carried forward.).

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NU6054 Maternal and Child Health Nursing

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Lectures (tutorials, seminars); 160hr(s) Other (Clinical Practice Placement/Workshops and demonstrations).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Patricia Leahy-Warren, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To facilitate a comprehensive exploration and analysis of the role and functions of the Public Health Nurse in relation to mother and child in the preparation for parenthood and six week postnatal period.

Module Content: Reproductive health and family planning policy. Concepts associated with pregnancy, delivery and the postnatal period related to the primary health care setting. Social, biological, genetic, behavioural and environmental factors influencing fetal and neonatal growth and development. Adaptation to parenthood. The use and effects of medical products in the postnatal period. WHO/ UNICEF approved 18 hour breast feeding course. The physical, psychological, spiritual needs of women and families, care and support required following childbirth. Examination and care of the newborn. Pathological conditions of the newborn. Nutritional needs of neonates.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Reconstruct the role of the PHN in supporting and meeting the health and well being of women during preparation for parenthood to the 6-week post-natal period within the nurses scope of practice.
?Synthesise contemporary national and international developments in maternal health and reproductive health.
?Summarise the care required by mothers, babies and families in relation to pre-conception, pregnancy, delivery and the post-natal period.
?Critically analyse the needs of parents and family in the context of physiological, sociological, psychological conditions and complications in childbirth.
?Demonstrate competence in examination, screening techniques, delivery of family-centred care and appropriate referral for mothers and babies.
?Demonstrate competence in facilitation of approved breast-feeding and nutritional programmes in community settings.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Academic paper - 200 marks. Completion of clinical practice hours and sign off of learning outcomes within the Learning Outcomes Workbook by clinical preceptor. Clinical Learning Outcomes Workbook assessed on a Pass/Fail judgement).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance and participation at all timetabled teaching and clinical activities. Students who do not complete the required five weeks of clinical placement will be obliged to complete them at the end of the programme in order to pass the module.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% Students must obtain at least 50% in the Academic Paper and a PASS judgement in the Learning Outcomes Workbook. For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module and a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Failed continuous assessment must be revised and resubmitted. Students failing the Learning Outcomes Workbook must repeat).

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NU6065 High Dependency Care and Management of the Neonate

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (50hrs Lectures, group discussions, workshops, tutorials; 150hrs coursework and self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Lucille Bradfield, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To expand on existing knowledge to understand and manage the pathophysiological process involved in neonates requiring intensive care.

Module Content: Identification of neonates requiring intensive care including the assessment and management of neonatal conditions requiring cardio-pulmonary support, ventilation strategies, acid base balance, pharmacology of commonly used drugs, pain management, electrolytes, thermoregulation, infant nutrition and infection.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate an understanding of the path physiology and management of the cardiopulmonary system in relation to specific problems encountered during the neonatal period.
?Critically analyse and evaluate current practice of high dependency care
?To anticipate, identify and manage at risk infants
?Develop a systematic approach to nursing care and management of at risk infants and their families in a high dependency care environment.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 200 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination. To meet professional requirement attendance at Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, etc will be monitored.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017.

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NU6070 Practice Enhancement for Nursing and Midwifery (Last updated 03/11/2016)

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Blended Learning: 16hrs Lectures/Workshop (face to face); 184hrs Online Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Margaret Landers, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enable the nurse and midwife to apply critical theoretical insights to the enhancement of Nursing and Midwifery practice

Module Content: Quality enhancement in nursing and midwifery, continuous quality improvement, stakeholder perspectives on quality health care, standard setting, performance monitoring, patient/client satisfaction with health services, quality and equity of provision, clinical quality, nursing audit.
Linking theory and practice. Learning experiences planned on individual interests, with emphases on gaining in-depth skills and knowledge of the clinical role in nursing or midwifery, the process of developing excellence and scholarship in nursing and midwifery practice, description, analysis and synthesis of the practice domain of nursing or midwifery, the process of enhancing the contribution of nursing to the delivery of care, action, strategies to improve nursing or midwifery practice, practice innovation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically review the process of quality improvement and its application to clinical practice
?Conduct an audit on an aspect relevant to clinical practice
?Disseminate results to clinical teams in conjunction with Quality Office, Director of Nursing, Midwifery or Quality and clinical Team
?Identify actions required to close the quality loop.
?Critically reflect on the process of enhancing the contribution of nursing to the delivery of patient care.
?Develop and demonstrate critical faculties through advanced reflection skills
?Critically reflect on the process of introducing and evaluating nursing/ midwifery care initiatives at ward, unit or inter-departmental level
?Evaluate and reflect on the effectiveness of various nursing strategies which can be used to advance practice
?Demonstrate vision of professional practice that can be developed beyond scope of practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Poster Presentation: 180 marks; E activities: 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Completion of E activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit Poster Presentation, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The mark for E Activities will be carried forward.).

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NU6072 Symptom Management in Cancer

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 25 x 1hr(s) Lectures (and will also include group discussion/work, video and practical workshops); 75 x 1hr(s) Other (Self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Josephine Hegarty, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of cancer related symptoms.

Module Content: Principles and practice of effective symptom management approaches within a multidisciplinary healthcare environment. Programme participants will develop an appreciation for the state of the science of cancer symptom management, and the importance of optimum symptom management for patients during the cancer trajectory.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
? Identify the processes involved in the development of symptoms related to cancer and its treatments
? Evaluate the various methods used in the clinical assessment of common cancer symptoms
? Appraise the evidence underpinning the reliability and validity of cancer symptom assessment tools
? Critically discuss effective cancer symptom management interventions
? Summarise the contribution of nursing theorists and researchers to the field of cancer symptom management.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Project 1,500 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at all timetabled teaching sessions.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Failed elements of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (students must revise and resubmit assignment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6073 Dissertation in Nursing

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Individual supervision).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Elaine Lehane, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enable the student to demonstrate critical inquiry, evaluation and synthesis skills to the study of a discrete area of professional practice.

Module Content: Systematic investigation of a research problem, planning, undertaking and presentation of a 1 x 12,000-word independent piece of Research.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the research process
?Appraise and evaluate appropriate literature to support the research dissertation
?Conduct the research proposed
?Analyse primary data using appropriate quantitative or qualitative methods
?Interpret results appropriately and discuss the findings.
?Critique findings and their implications for future practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (1 x 12,000 word Dissertation).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: A dissertation that is deemed a borderline fail may have minor corrections made to achieve the pass standard for the Dissertation within six weeks of the publication of examination results. A candidate who fails to meet the pass standard with the required revisions within the period specified will have one chance to repeat the Dissertation module in a subsequent year.

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NU6074 Nursing and Midwifery Management and Development

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Seminars (Self -assessment exercises); 160hr(s) Directed Study (Self directed independent study).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Elaine Lehane, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop an understanding of health service strategy, policy, procedures, systems and human resource management as it applies to practice as well as to critically analyse professional development issues.

Module Content: Health care organisations as context for nursing/midwifery management; strategy, planning, policies structures and systems; competencies - core and specific; human resource management; information systems; performance standards and service quality; scope of professional practice; innovative roles; collaboration; clinical and professional development issues.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Apply theoretical perspectives on management to personal style as a nurse/midwife and a manager
?Evaluate the major challenges to nursing/midwifery management and leadership roles in an organisation
?Discuss the benefits of international, national and local policy and strategy
?Challenge the 'status quo' in a realistic and constructive manner
?Critically appraise the implementation and evaluation of different approaches which enhance the professional development of one-self and others in nursing practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word Academic Paper).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Revise and resubmit the 3,000 word Academic Paper as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU6075 Innovations in Clinical Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 75hr(s) Placements (Clinical Practicum); 25 x 1hr(s) Lectures (Guided reading; Student led seminars; Debate); 100hr(s) Directed Study (Self directed study).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Tom Andrews, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enable students to assess the context of clinical practice in relation to health care policies and strategies so that they may be able to initiate innovative and advanced practices.

Module Content: The implementation of a clinically based project is the focus of this module. Seminars are devoted to refinement of thinking associated with a focused area of clinical investigation. Seminar themes will include; change in health care organisation and delivery, clinical decision making, clinical judgment, risk assessment frameworks, scope of practice, role boundaries, service developments, nurse-led services, clinical nurse specialists, advanced nurse practitioners, nurse consultants, futuristic perspective - national nursing strategy, interdisciplinary and trans-professional collaboration in primary and secondary health care. Seminars will provide the opportunity for each student to discuss work based assignment/project.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Appraise changes in public health policy, in health care delivery and organisation
?Summarise strategies for effective clinical decision-making, risk assessment and quality assurance
?Critically discuss the scope of clinical activity in the context of clinical roles (generalist, specialist and advanced practitioner).
?Explore strategies for advancing clinical practice
?Recommend strategies for improving interdisciplinary and trans-professional collaboration in primary and secondary health care
?Evaluate the impact of nursing/midwifery led care on the personal and professional development of the individual and on the delivery of care
?Assess the role of the nurse/midwife as a change agent in enhancing practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 2,500 word Academic Paper 150 marks; student seminar presentation 50 marks.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit as a 1 x 2,500 word Academic Paper, and/or resubmit Presentation as a 1 x 500 word written paper as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU6076 Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery Practice

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; Lectures; Other (Self directed 160 hours).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Eileen Savage, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To equip the student with a critical frame of reference with which to evaluate and apply evidence-based nursing and midwifery practice.

Module Content: This module explores the development and substance of evidence-based practice in nursing, midwifery, medicine and health care. Formulating questions and sources of evidence are examined. Appraisal of pre-appraised evidence focusing on hierarchies of evidence and methodological quality. Implications of evidence for and limitations of clinical practice guidelines. Strategies for implementing evidence and for developing an evidence based practice culture are explored.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate a critical understanding of the development of evidence based practice in midwifery and nursing
?Analyse and critically examine pre-appraised evidence relevant to student's practice area
?Critically appraise current debates on evidence based practice and their implications for nursing and midwifery practice
?Adopt a critical and reflective stance on how practitioners can engage with the evidence based practice movement.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word Academic Paper).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. To meet module requirements attendance at Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars etc. will be monitored by a class register.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Revise and resubmit 3,000 word Academic Paper, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU6078 Ageing and Older People: Bio Psychosocial Perspectives

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (16hrs Lectures/Workshop; 184hrs Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Alice Coffey, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop a critical understanding of ageing from a life course perspective, evolving bio-psychosocial challenges and opportunities and factors that promote positive ageing for older people in the 21st century.

Module Content: The ageing world, population trends, ageing healthcare and society throughout the life course. Biological theories, physiological ageing and related management. Chronic conditions associated with ageing, including assessment, management, safety and self-management. Ageing and psychological functioning. Sociological theories and psychosocial challenges. Late life issues, controversies and critical questions for the future.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically analyse and reflect on the concept of normal ageing from a life course perspective.
?Identify and critically discuss biological ageing, physiological challenges and current approaches to management.
?Identify chronic conditions associated with ageing and critically discuss their treatment and management.
?Critically reflect on psychosocial challenges and opportunities associated with ageing in contemporary society.
?Critically evaluate late life opportunities, limitations and challenges from a global perspective.
?Debate concepts, controversies and critical questions associated with ageing into the future.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (3,000 word Case Study - 180 marks; E activities - 20 marks.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Completion of E activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit 3,000 word Case Study as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The mark for E Activities will be carried forward.).

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NU6079 Contemporary Issues in Gerontological Nursing

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (8hrs Lectures/Workshop; 92hrs Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Teresa Wills, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To facilitate students in developing a critical awareness of the contemporary issues in gerontological nursing.

Module Content: Health promotion and positive ageing, rehabilitation, interface between primary and secondary care, the transition from informal to formal care, informal care and family carers,
elder abuse and self-neglect, complementary therapies, end of life issues and palliative care, sexual health and sexually transmitted infections.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically discuss the concept of health promotion as it relates to older people.
?Summarise the main elements of rehabilitation and explain the rehabilitation of common disorders affecting the older person.
?Critically evaluate issues in relation to the recognition, prevention and management of abuse and self neglect in older people.
?Critically discuss the role of the family in the care of the older person and the role of the nurse in supporting the patient and family during the transition from informal to formal care.
?Critically explore end of life care and evaluate the nurses role in meeting the spiritual needs of older people.
?Argue issues in relation to sexuality as it relates to older people.
?Critically explore the effectiveness of complimentary therapies for use in older people.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word written assignment - 90 marks; E activities - 10 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Completion of E activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit 1,500 word written assignment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The mark for E Activities will be carried forward.).

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NU6080 Practice Development in Specialist Mental Health Nursing

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Lectures (Group Discussion; Tutorials; Seminars); 152hr(s) Other (Course work and Self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Moira O'Donovan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To expand the nurses' knowledge and skills in developing clinical practice to enable them to initiate innovative and advanced practices.

Module Content: Current status of, and recent local, national & international developments in mental health nursing practice, education and research. Attitudes and values . Models of change management in relation to the role of the mental health nurse as change agent. Developing and articulating a philosophy of care in the specialist setting Recent policy developments and implementation. Contemporary models of service delivery. User led services Nurse led services Clinical leadership and developing practice. Quality frameworks. User focused monitoring. Models of clinical supervision. Portfolios. Critical Reflective practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Debate the concept of practice development and how it can be integrated into day-to-day mental health nursing practice
?Critically appraise the key characteristics of effective clinical leadership
?Evaluate models of change management in health care organisation and delivery
?Assess the role of the mental health nurse as a change agent in developing practice
?Appraise and apply quality frameworks applicable to the mental health services
?Analyse models of individual and group supervision and their impact on clinical practice
?Demonstrate the ability to use an ongoing professional portfolio to enhance clinical practice
?Plan and implement a practice development initiative in the clinical setting.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (100 marks Seminar Presenation and 100 marks Report on a practice development initiative.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit Presentation as a 1 x 3,000 word report of Practice Development initiative, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6081 Principles and Practices of Recovery (Working in Partnership with the Person)

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 75hr(s) Lectures (Modified Lectures/Group Discussion/Tutorials/Workshops)); 225hr(s) Other (Coursework and Self Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To expand students' knowledge, skills, attitudes and competence in the process of applying the principles and practices of recovery when engaging, assessing and working in partnership with people experiencing mental health problems

Module Content: Origins of the recovery movement. Recovery values, beliefs, concepts, principles. Recovery focused approaches, strategies, methods and tools. Implementation and evaluation of recovery oriented services and practices. Principles and practice of engaging with service users (collaborating, bridge building). Assessment strategies. Strengths and wellness assessment. Multi-disciplinary assessment. Needs-led assessment. Standardised assessment tools. Risk assessment in relation to harm to self and others. Self-management approaches e.g. WRAP. Stages of change and motivational interviewing. Early intervention and early signs monitoring, personal crisis planning, working with medication, using cognitive behavioural strategies, working with voice hearers.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically review the principles, values and beliefs which underpin and guide recovery focused and oriented approaches and practices.
?Demonstrate the ability to work with individuals, groups and communities in a recovery focused way.
?Evaluate the factors that may help or hinder recovery and critically reflect on your own practice in relation to these.
?Apply the principles and processes of engaging clients with mental health problems, taking into account the problems encountered by individuals in terms of their gender, ethnic background or age in establishing trust and understanding with mental health professionals.
?Compare and contrast the principles, values and beliefs which underpin and guide the diverse range of assessment frameworks.
?Discriminate and select assessment strategies, methods and tools in terms of reliability, validity, specificity, and which are appropriate and sensitive to the service user, situation, setting, and context.
?Critically review and apply a range of research-based psychosocial interventions that are effective in meeting the needs of service users and may enable them to enhance their self-management skills.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (1 x 3,000 word Academic paper (200 marks); Student Debate/Seminar (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% A pass standard to be achieved in both elements.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit 1 x 3,000 word Academic Paper and/or submit Debate/Seminar as a 1,500 Academic Paper, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6082 Principles and Practices of Recovery (Working in Partnership with Families)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 25hr(s) Lectures (Workshops; Group Discussions; Tutorials); 75hr(s) Other (Course Work and Self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Moira O'Donovan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To expand students' knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competence in the process of working in partnership with families of people experiencing mental health problems, using the principles and practices of the recovery approach

Module Content: Partnership - a framework for working with families, families' experiences of caring; the principles and practices of engaging with families (collaborating, bridge building); family focused assessments, how families can help themselves in their own recovery, ways to work collaboratively with families

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Apply the principles and processes of recovery focused engagement and assessment with families when a member is experiencing mental health problems
?Critically analyse research evidence that examines effective approaches for working with families
?Discriminate and select assessment strategies which are appropriate and sensitive to families, their situation, setting, and context
?Appraise and incorporate ways of working with families in their everyday practice that may assist families in their journey towards recovery
?Integrate the principles and practices of partnership working into their current
work with service users and their families/carers.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word assignment).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit 1,500 word assignment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU6083 Critical Issues in Mental Health Care

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 25hr(s) Lectures (Workshops; Self Directed Learning; Group Discussions; Tutorials); 75hr(s) Other (Course Work).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To explore some of the many perspectives, challenges and dilemmas faced by service users/survivors and workers in mental health services

Module Content: Exploration of perspectives around mental health and distress.
Values, ideas, and practice in mental health care. Critical issues and challenges for mental health care, for example: rights based care, legislation, standardisation, issues around psychotropic medication, sexuality, spirituality, advocacy and impact of the service on the user. The wider implications and possibilities for mental health care, including the use of alternative and complementary approaches

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically appraise the different perspectives around mental health and distress
?Critically discuss the central importance of service users / survivors experiences and perspectives.
?Analyse how social, spiritual, environmental, economic and political elements
shape experiences of mental health and distress, and how this impacts on ethical and values- based practice
?Debate critical issues and challenges for mental health care
?Evaluate alternative and complementary approaches to mental health care.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word paper).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit 1 x 1,500 word paper, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6084 Clinical Examination Skills

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Lectures (Seminars, group discussion, clinical skills laboratory sessions.); 160hr(s) Other (Course work, self directed study).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Tom Andrews, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop an understanding and knowledge of the skills and reasoning underpinning physical assessment.

Module Content: Principles of clinical examination and clinical reasoning; interpretation of findings. Systematic history taking; assessment of the gastro-intestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, and musculo-skeletal systems relevant to practitioners' specialist area. Underlying anatomy and physiology.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate in depth knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology underpinning clinical examination.
?Systematically identify and evaluate findings from clinical examination within the practitioners specialist field.
?Record findings and interpretation accurately and comprehensibly in written and oral formats.
?Detect and recognise deviations from normal and understand clinical significance.
?Evaluate and review interactions with patients and decisions taken.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word critical analysis of a portfolio of clinical examinations).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and re-submit the 3,000 word portfolio of clinical examinations, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6085 Wound Care for Healthcare Professionals

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Blended Learning: 8hrs Workshops/Lectures/Seminars (face to face); Online: Self-Directed Learning, Required Readings and subject investigation, E-tivity Preparation and Participation, Assignment Preparation and Submission (92 hrs)).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Siobhan Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To critically analyse current national and international practices in wound management

Module Content: This module explores the knowledge required to treat and manage acute and chronic wounds. The principles of effective wound management are examined with reference to various types of evidence. Clarifications of the concepts underpinning treatment modalities for the major wound categories are explored. Students will also engage in developing an independent project and assignment preparation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate competence in the assessment and management of an acute or chronic wound.
?Critically review and reflect on the utility of diverse wound management strategies and modalities.
?Critique the various perspectives surrounding the use of wound care products.
?Evaluate the major challenges wound management poses to nursing and health professions.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word academic paper: 90marks; E-tivities: 10 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Completion of E-tivities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (For students taking the module in Semester 1, work must be submitted for consideration at a Spring Examination Board with a supplemental examination at a Summer Examination Board; for students taking the module in Semester 2, work must be submitted for consideration at a Summer Examination Board with a supplemental examination at an Autumn Examination Board.).

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NU6086 Perioperative Specialist Nursing

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 75hr(s) Lectures (Group discussion/Tutorials/Workshops/Student seminars); 225hr(s) Other (Coursework and self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Caroline O'Connor, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enable students develop and expand their knowledge and skills of the perioperative nursing role in caring for individuals with various health problems.

Module Content: Perioperative nursing process: pre-, intra-, and post-operative phases, principles of anaesthetic and recovery room nursing; the module will focus on the perioperative nursing role in caring for individuals with problems relating to ingestion, digestion, absorption, and elimination; oxygenation and ventilation; oxygenation and perfusion; sensory input; urinary function; regulatory mechanisms; movement and co-ordination. Perioperative nursing role in caring for specific groups such as children, the older person, individual with diabetes, individual following advanced trauma, childbearing woman; individuals requiring organ donation, ambulatory surgery, minimal invasive surgery; coping with the death of an individual within the operating department.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Appreciate and apply the principles of a holistic approach to caring for individuals and specific groups perioperatively.
?Appreciate and apply the principles of safe practice within the surgical environment.
? Identify, analyse and critically evaluate the role of the perioperative nurse throughout the phases of patient anaesthesia.
?Apply the principles of perioperative nursing practice in intra-operative settings.
?Critically evaluate and apply the principles of post anaesthetic care to individuals following surgery.
? Analyse and integrate the multifaceted role of the perioperative nurse in caring for individuals throughout their perioperative experience.
?Critically analyse the relationship between age, health situations and surgical risk.
?Critically appraise the principles of perioperative care in different surgical settings: ambulatory/day surgery & minimal invasive surgery.
?Explore the issues surrounding situations such as death of an individual within the operating department & individuals requiring organ donation/retrieval.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 words academic paper); Oral Assessment 100 marks (Oral presentations/student seminars).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% A pass mark must be achieved in each element of continuous assessment.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit a 1 x 3,000 word Academic Paper, and/or resubmit Presentation as a 1 x 1,500 written paper as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU6089 Transitional Care and Nursing Management of Neonates

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 75hr(s) Lectures (Group discussions, workshops, tutorials); 225hr(s) Other (Coursework and self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Lucille Bradfield, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enable the student to obtain detailed specialist knowledge on neonatal conditions, critically analyse and evaluate care and review professional practice.

Module Content: This module will include issues related to management of neonates with genetic anomalies, neurological disorders, gastrointestinal dysfunction, skin care metabolic and haematological disorders. It will include family centred care, discharge planning, cultural issues, professional development and autonomy in clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify, care and manage neonates with genetic anomalies, Gastrointestinal dysfunction including Necrotizing entero colitis , surgical conditions, metabolic disorders, and birth injuries.
?Establish discharge plans and promote family centred care.
?Evaluate professional development and autonomy in clinical practice.
?Implement a comprehensive multidisciplinary plan of care that incorporates cultural and development variations.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (1 x 1.5 hour written In-class Test (100 marks); 1 x 3,000 word academic paper (200 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. To meet professional requirement attendance at Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, etc. will be monitored.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% A pass mark must be achieved in each element of continuous assessment.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit a 1 x 3,000 word Academic Paper, and/or 1 x 1.5 hr written examination as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU6090 Therapeutic Communication Skills for Palliative Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 15.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Other (Lectures/Tutorials/Role play/Video recording/Group work); 26 x 1hr(s) Directed Study; 50 x 1hr(s) Other (Reflective Hours).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Ann McAuliffe, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Ann McAuliffe, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To facilitate health care professionals to enhance communication with palliative patients, families and the interdisciplinary team.

Module Content: Principles and practices of effective and therapeutic communication drawing on relevant counselling approaches and skills with individuals/groups/families

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically appraise and apply the principles of effective and therapeutic communication with palliative patients, families and the interdisciplinary team
?Critically evaluate the appropriate use of various interpersonal skills in communication with palliative patients, families and the interdisciplinary team
?Appraise the need for self-awareness in the context of effective communication
?Demonstrate the effective use of counselling skills with palliative patients, families and the interdisciplinary team.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Project/In-class Workshop/Case Study/Presentation 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and re-submit Project/In-class Workshop/Case Study/Presentation, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU6091 Medical and Surgical Nursing of Individuals with Respiratory Problems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 14 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 4 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 7 x 1hr(s) Other (Clinical Skills Simulation Resource Centre); 75 x 1hr(s) Other (Self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Angela Flynn, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: Provide clinical nurses with the theoretical and practical knowledge required for assessment and management of patients with respiratory conditions.

Module Content: Holistic physical assessment of a patient's respiratory condition. Epidemiological factors surrounding respiratory conditions in Ireland. Policy and strategy intiatives in managing respiratory problems. Early warning signs for respiratory dysfunction, Nursing interventions in managing respiratory disorders, Arterial Blood gas interpretation, Acute respiratory conditions, Supporting respiratory function, Chronic respiratory disease management, Surgical interventions in respiratory care, Management of respiratory conditions in primary care, Lung transplantation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate the application of nursing knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients with respiratory conditions.
?Demonstrate the application of nursing knowledge and skills in supporting a patient's respiratory status.
?Critically evaluate clinical signs of respiratory dysfunction and early warning signs.
?Critically analyse current nursing practice with regard to respiratory conditions in the surgical setting.
?Critically analyse current nursing practice with regard to respiratory conditions in the medical setting.
?Evaluate the role of the nurse in the prevention of respiratory problems.
?Evaluate current policy and strategies concering respiratory conditions and appraise their relevance to nursing practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Written Assignment 1,500 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit the 1,500 word assignment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery.).

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NU6092 Medical and Surgical Nursing of Individuals with Cardiovascular Problems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 14 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 4 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 7 x 1hr(s) Other (Clinical Skills Simulation Resource Centre); 75 x 1hr(s) Other (Self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Michele Hughes, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: Provide clinical nurses with the theoretical and practical knowledge required for assessment and management of patients with cardiovascular conditions.

Module Content: Holistic physical assessment of a patient's cardiovascular condition, Epidemiological factors surrounding cardiovascular conditions in Ireland, Policy and strategy initiatives in managing cardiovascular conditions. Early warning signs for cardiovascular dysfunction, Nursing interventions in managing cardiovascular disorders, 12 Lead ECG interpretation, Acute cardiovascular conditions, Urgent interventions for the acute cardiovascular condition, Chronic cardiovascular disease management, Surgical management of cardiovascular conditions, Cardiac transplantation, Management of cardiovascular conditions in primary care.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate the application of nursing knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients with cardiovascular conditions
?Demonstrate the application of nursing knowledge and skills in supporting a patient's cardiovascular status.
?Critically evaluate clinical signs of cardiovascular dysfunction and early warning signs.
?Critically analyse current nursing practice with regard to cardiovascular conditions in the surgical setting.
?Critically analyse current nursing practice with regard to cardiovascular conditions in the medical setting.
?Evaluate the role of the nurse in the prevention of cardiovascular problems.
?Evaluate current policy and strategies concerning cardiovascular conditions and appraise their relevance to nursing practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Written Assignment 1,500 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit the 1,500 word assignment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery.).

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NU6093 Medical and Surgical Nursing of Individuals with Renal Problems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 14 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 4 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 7 x 1hr(s) Other (Clinical Skills Simulation Resource Centre); 75 x 1hr(s) Other (Self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Angela Flynn, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: Provide clinical nurses with the theoretical and practical knowledge required for assessment and management of patients with renal conditions.

Module Content: Holistic physical assessment of a patient's renal function, Epidemiological factors surrounding renal conditions in Ireland, Policy and strategy initiatives in managing renal conditions, Early warning signs for renal dysfunction, Nursing interventions in managing renal disorders, Interpretation of biochemistry and urine laboratory tests relating to renal function, Acute renal conditions, Urgent interventions for the acute renal condition, Renal replacement therapies, Peritoneal dialysis, Chronic renal disease management, Surgical management of renal conditions, Renal transplantation, Management of renal conditions in primary care.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate the application of nursing knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients with renal dysfunction.
?Demonstrate the application of nursing knowledge and skills in supporting a patient's renal function.
?Critically evaluate clinical signs of renal dysfunction and early warning signs.
?Critically analyse current nursing practice with regard to renal conditions in the surgical setting.
?Critically analyse current nursing practice with regard to renal conditions in the medical setting.
?Evaluate the role of the nurse in the prevention of renal dysfunction.
?Evaluate current policy and strategies concerning renal conditions and appraise their relevance to nursing practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Written Assignment 1,500 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit the 1,500 word assignment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery).

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NU6095 Primary Health Care Services in the Community

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (reflective practice,self-directed /field visits in the community and development of portfolios.).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To orientate students to services in the community. To engage in reflective practice enabling them to understand context of care services in the community

Module Content: Field visits to community services. Voluntary Services, Homeless services, Domestic violence, Carers services; Primary health care teams; specialist teams, Adult Protection Services, Child Protection Services, Traveller Health Project & statutory agencies

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically evaluate Primary Health Care services in the community
?Critically appraise Primary Health Care services and their relevance to nursing in the community.
?Demonstrate how their personal and professional development has progressed through self-directed field visits in the community.
?Demonstrate the ability to take control of their own learning in relation to Primary Health Care services.

Assessment: Continuous Assessment: Written field visit project 750 -1,000 words and Professional Portfolio with record of field visits including record of hours (Pass/Fail).

Compulsory Elements:

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: Pass Judgement.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (students must revise and resubmit written project as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery) for the Autumn Supplemental Examination.

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NU6096 Nursing in the Community in Primary Health Care 1

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Lectures (Lectures/Group Discussion/Tutorials/Workshop/Seminar/Day Trips/Coursework and Self-directed Learning);); 160hr(s) Other (Self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To orientate students to nursing in the community in the context of primary health care.

Module Content: Basic concepts of primary health care, primary care and care in the community. International and national policies relating to the reorientation of the health services from acute care to community care. Issues in Nursing in the Community in the context of multidisciplinary team working. Primary health care philosophies underpinning practice. Socio-political environments in which care is delivered.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically examine the social and political context of primary health care in Ireland.
?Provide a critical insight into primary health care policy structures and processes.
?Synthesize how the health strategy principles of equity, people-centredness quality and accountability are integrated into community services.
?Analyse the role and functions of nursing services in the community.
?Analyse nursing in the context of a multidisciplinary and interagency approach to primary health care.
?Examine a life span approach to community health.
?Demonstrate critical awareness of changing demographic trends in health care.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Written Project 3,000 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit written project as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6097 Nursing in the Community in Primary Health Care 2

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40 x 1hr(s) Lectures (e- learning portal (Blackboard); Group Discussion/Tutorials/Workshop/Seminar/Day Trips); 160 Other (Self-directed study).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To integrate models of nursing care into the context of primary health care, to encompass the impact of socio-political changes.

Module Content: International and national context of nursing care models in the community. Organisational and cultural relationships, risk management & quality. Information and Communication Technology in primary health care.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically reflect upon and articulate the predominant influences of national and international literature on nursing in the community in primary health care
?Analyse relationships of patient safety, risk management organisational culture to quality improvement
?Examine theories of leadership and management in the context of primary health care.
?Critically examine the role of Information Communication Technology in primary healthcare
?Understand the social and political context of primary health care in Ireland.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Written Project 3,000 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (students must revise and resubmit written project as prescribed the School of Nursing and Midwifery for the Autumn Supplemental Examination.).

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NU6098 Nursing in the Community Clinical Practicum

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 683hr(s) Other ( Self-directed and guided clinical practice.); Other (Reflective practice.).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To integrate theory with practice in primary health care and advance students knowledge, skills and attitudes in relation to nursing in the community.

Module Content: Application and integration of theory to practice in clinical placements settings. Achieving learning outcomes with the supervision and guidance of the preceptor and other specialist within primary health care.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Develop and engage in critical thinking skills through the process of reflection in and on practice.
?Integrate theory and practice to improve standards of care.
?Demonstrate ability to interpret professional development needs including self-directed clinical placements.
?Demonstrate advances in his/her practice within the framework of the five core competencies of a clinical nurse specialist as outlined by the National Council for the Professional development of Nursing & Midwifery.

Assessment: Clinical Assessment of Learning outcomes and submission of completed workbook.

Compulsory Elements: Completion of a minimum of 683 hours placement and completion of Clinical workbook.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A Pass Judgement for achievement of clinical learning objectives and completed scheduled clinical hours.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination. Students failing this module must repeat clinical placements and/or incomplete clinical hours, and clinical workbook in a repeat year.

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NU6107 Medical and Surgical Nursing of Individuals with Gastrointestinal Problems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 16 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 4 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 8 x 1hr(s) Practicals (Clinical Skills Simulation Resource Centre); 72hr(s) Other (Self directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Nuala Walshe, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: Provide clinical nurses with the theoretical and practical knowledge required for assessment and management of patients with gastrointestinal conditions.

Module Content: Holistic physical assessment of a patient's gastrointestinal condition, Epidemiological factors surrounding gastrointestinal conditions in Ireland, Early warning signs for gastrointestinal dysfunction, Interpreting blood results including liver function, Nursing interventions in managing gastrointestinal disorders, Endoscopy and other investigations, Acute gastrointestinal conditions, Chronic gastrointestinal disease management, Surgical interventions in gastrointestinal care, Stomal-therapy, Management of gastrointestinal conditions in primary care.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate attainment of competence in regard to the assessment and management of patients with gastrointestinal conditions
?Demonstrate attainment of competence in regard to the nursing knowledge and skills required in the support of a patient's gastrointestinal status.
?Critically evaluate clinical signs of gastrointestinal dysfunction and early warning signs.
?Critically analyse current nursing practice with regard to gastrointestinal conditions in the surgical setting.
?Critically analyse current nursing practice with regard to gastrointestinal conditions in the medical setting.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Written Assignment 1,500 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit the 1,500 word assignment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery).

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NU6116 Advanced Practice in Nursing

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 1, Max 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Practice based identified lectures, tutorials, seminars, clinical placements involving observation of expert practice and instruction on clinical skills. Negotiated self-directed learning and guided clinical practice placements (1000 hrs)).

Module Co-ordinator: Mr Patrick Thomas Cotter, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Medical/ANP mentors will be identified by the applicant and the employing organisation.

Module Objective: To allow students to pursue in-depth, directed and supported learning in advanced nursing practice applicable to their practice area. To facilitate the development of the students' clinical knowledge and practice competence towards practicing at an advanced level within their area of practice. Specific focus will be on gaining competence in the core competencies for advanced nursing practice i.e. autonomy in clinical practice, expert practice, professional and clinical leadership and research as well as gaining the identified clinical competence to practice in their own specific practice area at an advanced level.

Module Content: Knowledge, competencies and clinical skills for advanced practice in nursing relevant to the specific practice area of the student. Specific knowledge and skills requirements will be negotiated on an individual practice area basis with the student their mentor and their employer/nurse manager within the framework and structure of the course record and assessment booklet. The major element of the programme will be substantial hours on clinical placement (1000 hrs) with significant amounts of time outside of the student's own practice area as required to fulfill the attainment of the objective of the module elements (as agreed under the site declaration form).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to assess patients/clients, identify their health and social issues/needs and manage identified issues/needs at an advanced level within their practice area or identified scope of practice.
?Demonstrate autonomy in nursing practice at an advanced level within their practice area.
?Demonstrate expert practice in the domains of nursing as set out in the record and assessment of competency booklet.
?Exercise professional and clinical leadership in advanced nursing practice.
?Engage in knowledge translation through research and scholarly activities for advanced nursing practice.

Assessment: Completion of clinical practice hours (1000), documentation of theoretical and clinical learning and sign off of competencies within the learning record and competency assessment booklet by mentor, preceptors and course co-ordinator. The record and competency booklet will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.

Compulsory Elements: Completion of clinical practice hours over at least 35 weeks and completion of learning record and competency assessment booklet.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A Pass judgement for achievement of clinical learning competencies and completed scheduled clinical hours.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing this module at the Summer Examination Board will be required to repeat failed elements of the Competency Booklet and/or repeat clinical hours prior to the Autumn Examination Board, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU6117 Contemporary Approaches to Dementia Across the Continuum of Care

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (16hrs Lectures/Workshop; 184hrs Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Patricia Leahy-Warren, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To critically evaluate contemporary approaches to dementia care across the continuum of care.

Module Content: Overview of dementias; impact of dementia on the care recipient, family; informal and formal caregivers, and on society; standardised and non-standardised approaches to assessment; international and national policy context for dementia care; contemporary approaches to care (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) across the continuum of care; dementia-specific communication strategies; understanding the impact of environmental design on behaviour, function and cognition; understanding and intervening in behaviours in dementia; focus on the experience of informal dementia caregivers.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically discuss the impact of dementia on the individual, the family, on caregivers, and on society.
?Critically evaluate a range of contemporary non-pharmacological approaches to care across the continuum of care.
?Critically evaluate current approaches to pharmacological management of dementia.
?Critically explore a range of approaches to the assessment of the individual's cognition, function, behaviour, and stage of dementia.
?Critically analyse the impact of environmental design features on the person with dementia in a variety of care settings.
?Identify appropriate therapeutic communication strategies for people with dementia in a variety of care settings.
?In the context of international trends in dementia care, critically evaluate current Irish policy in regard to dementia.
?Critically explore a range of approaches to the understanding, assessment and management of behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia.
?Identify a range of evidence-based interventions to support informal dementia caregivers.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1,500 word assignment - 80 marks; E activities - 20 marks; seminar presentation - 100 marks.The seminar presentation will include digital recording.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Completion of E activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit 1,500 word assignment and/or a 1,500 word assignment if seminar presentation failed and/or a 3,000 word assignment if both assignment and seminar presentation failed, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The mark for E Activities will be carried forward.).

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NU6119 Nurse Prescribing Ionizing Radiation (X-Ray)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures (Seminars/Workshops/Case presentations and teleconferences/blended learning); 76hr(s) Other (Self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Rena Creedon, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enable students to safely and appropriately prescribe ionizing radiation (x-ray) within his/her scope of practice.

Module Content: The indicative content of this module will include the principles of ionizing radiation (x-ray), radiation protection including in pregnancy, an holistic approach to the assessment of patients requiring prescription of ionizing radiation, the clinical governance and risk management processes in relation to prescribing of ionizing radiation and the professional responsibility and accountability that accompanies prescription authority for ionizing radiation. Types of ionizing radiation and the different imaging modalities of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation will be reviewed. Radiation doses, the biological effects of radiation, the theory of radiation detection and measurement (dosimetry) as well as dose reduction strategies will be included.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically analyse the principles of ionizing radiation and incorporate these principles in their practice of prescribing ionizing radiation (x-ray)
?Discuss the legislation, regulatory framework and professional guidelines underpinning the safe prescribing of ionizing radiation (x-ray)
?Integrate the principles of radiation protection ( including the ALARA principle) in the practice of prescribing ionizing radiation
?Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of effective communication and the role of the multidisciplinary team in the safe and appropriate use of ionizing radiation.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Theoretical Assessment: MCQ (25 marks), Case Presentation (30 marks), 1 x 1,000 words Reflective Practice Assignment (45 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% In each element of Continuous Assessment.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (The student must revise and resubmit the Theoretical Assessment: MCQ (25 marks), Case Presentation (30 marks), 1 x 1,000 words Reflective Practice Assignment (45 marks) as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6120 Patient Safety

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 152hr(s) Other (Self directed learning); 48hr(s) Lectures (Blended learning, seminars, e-learning, simulation).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Nuala Walshe, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Medicine.

Module Objective: Critically examine patient safety, medical error and adverse events, the underlying causes and approaches that may be used to mediate such errors in the acute care environment.

Module Content: Content is aligned to the World Health Organisation multi-professional patient safety curriculum guide and developed and critically explored for a postgraduate cohort. Content will include:
The science of patient safety, known causes of error, incidence of error and associated mortality and morbidity, measuring and reporting error, learning from error and sentinel events. Organisational Safety culture. Systems approach to patient safety, the principles of crew resource management. Patient vigilance and the patient's role in safety. Communication and team work.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify with reference to key research material the known causes and incidence of error and the associated mortality and morbidity.
?Critically analyse the discipline of patient safety and its role in minimizing the incidence and impact of adverse events, and maximizing recovery from them.
?Define and discuss the attributes of a patient safety culture.
?Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles of a systems approach to patient safety with reference to key theoretical principles.
?Explore and evaluate strategies used to reduce communication error and develop safe communication within the multi-disciplinary team.
?Explore and critically evaluate error reporting systems.
?Identify key national and international organisations and evaluate their role in the patient safety agenda.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (One x 1,500 word Report (100 marks); one Seminar Presentation (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (The student must revise and resubmit the 1,500 word Report and/or Seminar Presentation as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU6123 Independent Study in Advanced Nursing or Midwifery Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 1, Max 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 100hr(s) Other (Individual Supervision and Self-Directed Learning.).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Alice Coffey, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To allow students to pursue in-depth, self-directed and supported learning to enhance the advancement of practice and service development.

Module Content: A proposal of independent study relevant to their clinical specialty, based on identified learning needs and approved by the Module Co-Ordinator, will be developed and implemented. The area explored will be highly relevant to the advancement of knowledge in the speciality area.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate independent learning relevant to advanced nursing or midwifery practice.
?Design and negotiate an individual module learning plan, including assessment, in line with University assessment criteria.
?Demonstrate effective planning and project management skills.
?Critically analyse information/knowledge discovered in relation to the study topic.
?Disseminate and communicate ideas and findings.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Seminar Presentation or Written Assignment as agreed with the Module Co-Ordinator, 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit written assignment or seminar presentation or other as agreed with the School of Nursing & Midwifery).

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NU6124 Global Perspectives on Clinical Specialist and Advanced Practitioner Roles in Nursing or Midwifery

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 1, Max 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 200hr(s) Other (Individual & Group Tuition; Directed & Independent Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Eileen Savage, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To facilitate students engagement with global developments in clinical specialist and advanced nurse/midwifery practitioner roles.

Module Content: The concept of clinical specialist and advanced nurse/midwifery practice; Global perspectives on: education and practice preparation; scope of practice; competency frameworks; regulation; healthcare service and policy context of developing clinical specialist and advanced nursing/midwifery roles. Legal and ethical frameworks. Evidence of impact of clinical specialist and advanced practice on patient/client and health outcomes.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically evaluate the concept of clinical specialist and advanced nursing/midwifery practice
?Demonstrate critical analysis of global developments in clinical specialist or advanced nursing/midwifery practice
?Prepare a comprehensive framework for the development of or future direction of clinical specialist or advanced nursing/midwifery practice in one's own practice area and more broadly in one's country.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Written Portfolio of Learning, 200 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. To meet professional requirements attendance at Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars etc. will be monitored.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Students who do not receive an aggregate mark of 50% are required to repeat the assessment. Students must revise and resubmit a Written Portfolio as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU6125 Professional Practice Issues for Nurses and Midwives

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 1.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 200hr(s) Other (Distance education, Self-Directed Learning, Required Readings and Subject Investigation, E-tivity Preparation and Participation, Assignment Preparation and Submission (184 hours) and attendance and participation at workshops/lecture/seminar (16 hours)).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Vera McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop the student's ability to critically review professional practice issues and the nurse/midwife's role advancement.

Module Content: Issues addressed include: Code of Professional Conduct, Scope of Practice, professional competency, professional practice, health of the nurse in relation to carrying out professional duties, advancing role of the nurse/midwife.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate advancement of clinical/professional knowledge in a selected topic area
?Critically review professional conduct issues for the nurse/midwife
?Integrate theory and practice of nursing or midwifery and review these standards of care/professionalism within your own work area.
?Develop and engage in critical thinking through the process of reflection in or on, an area of professional practice.
?Critically reflect on contemporary nursing or midwifery care within the context of a challenging health care environment.
?Consider the working conditions of the nurse/midwife in the challenging health care environment with regard to their own health and wellbeing.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (3,000 word written report - 180 marks; E-tivities - 20 marks.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Completion of E-tivities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit 3,000 word Written Report as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The mark for E-tivities will be carried forward).

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NU6126 Physical Assessment for Nursing Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 25hr(s) Lectures (To include: group discussion; video and practice workshops); 75hr(s) Other (Independent learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Brendan Noonan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Brendan Noonan, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Staff from collaborating health service providers.

Module Objective: To develop knowledge, skill and competence in the taking of a detailed clinical history and performing a head to toe physical examination

Module Content: Principles of patient assessment and clinical reasoning. Taking a history, demonstration and practice. Vital signs and global physical assessment. Assessment of the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological and related systems, demonstration and practice. The complete head to toe physical examination. Legal and professional considerations. The knowledge, skills and understanding required to undertake a physical assessment of a patient will be discussed, debated from an evidence based perspective in this module. Lecturers and students will engage in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding required.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology underpinning physical examination of the relevant systems.
?Systematically identify and evaluate findings from the physical examination within the practitioner's specialist field.
?Record findings and interpretation accurately and comprehensibly in written and oral formats.
?Detect and recognise deviations from normal and understand clinical significance.
?Evaluate and review interactions with patients and decisions taken.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word critical analysis of a portfolio of clinical examinations).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at all timetabled teaching sessions.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Revise and resubmit assignment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU6127 Elective Orthopaedic Nursing - Adult

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 200hr(s) Other (16 hrs Lectures/Workshop; 184 hrs Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning.).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Siobhan Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Siobhan Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Ms Caroline O'Connor, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enable students develop and expand their knowledge and skills of adult orthopaedic nursing role in caring for individuals with various elective orthopaedic conditions.

Module Content: Philosophy, theory, concepts and principles of adult orthopaedic nursing. The anatomy, physiology and epidemiology of elective orthopaedic conditions. Orthopaedic nursing role in caring for patient's pre and post treatment of the upper and lower limb elective orthopaedic conditions. Contemporary issues in elective orthopaedic nursing encompassing muscoskeletal assessment, pain, nutrition, mobility, infection, health education and rehabilitation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?enhance orthopaedic nursing practice through the application of theoretical, practical and policy knowledge and clinical skills
?exercise accountability within the clinical, ethical and professional boundaries of the role of orthopaedic nursing
?critically appraise and evaluate current research evidence and best practice for orthopaedic nursing and its implications for practice
?evaluate the effectiveness of individual outcomes against specialist intervention plans for individuals and families in orthopaedic nursing
?synthesise health related issues for the development of intervention/service responses appropriate to the needs of individuals and families in orthopaedic nursing
?contribute as a learned member of the multidisciplinary team in the delivery of quality healthcare for individuals and families within the context of orthopaedic nursing
?act as a means of professional support, educator and role model for the provision of lifelong learning to ensure on-going professional development.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (3,000 word academic paper - 190 marks; E activities - 10 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. E activities participation.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (As Prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The mark for E Activities will be carried forward.).

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NU6128 Orthopaedic Trauma Nursing - Adult

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (16hrs Lectures/Workshop; 184hrs Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Caroline O'Connor, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Siobhan Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Ms Caroline O'Connor, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enable students develop and expand their knowledge and skills of adult orthopaedic nursing role in caring for individuals with various traumatic orthopaedic conditions

Module Content: Philosophy, theory, concepts and principles of orthopaedic trauma nursing. The anatomy, physiology and epidemiology of orthopaedic trauma Orthopaedic nursing role in caring for specific patients with traumas of the upper limb, lower limb and pelvis pre and post-surgical intervention. Contemporary issues in trauma nursing encompassing muscoskeletal assessment, pain, nutrition, mobility, infection, health education and rehabilitation

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?enhance orthopaedic trauma nurse practice through the application of theoretical, practical and policy knowledge and clinical skills
?exercise accountability within the clinical, ethical and professional boundaries of the role of orthopaedic nursing
?critically appraise and evaluate current research evidence and best practice for orthopaedic trauma nursing and its implications for practice
?evaluate the effectiveness of individual outcomes against specialist intervention plans for individuals and families in orthopaedic trauma nursing
?synthesise health related issues for the development of intervention/service responses appropriate to the needs of individuals and families in orthopaedic trauma nursing
?contribute as a learned member of the multidisciplinary team in the delivery of quality healthcare for individuals and families within the context of orthopaedic trauma nursing
?act as a means of professional support, educator and role model for the provision of lifelong learning to ensure on-going professional development.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (3,000 word academic paper - 190 marks; E activities - 10 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Discussion Board Participation.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (As Prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The mark for E Activities will be carried forward.).

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NU6129 Rheumatology Nursing - Adult

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (8hrs Lectures/Workshop; 92hrs Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Caroline O'Connor, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Siobhan Murphy, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Ms Caroline O'Connor, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enable students develop and expand their knowledge and skills of adult rheumatology nursing role in caring for individuals with various rheumatology conditions.

Module Content: Concepts and principles of rheumatology nursing. The anatomy, physiology and epidemiology of rheumatology conditions. Rheumatology nursing role in caring for patient's with inflammatory, degenerative, metabolic and connective tissue disorders. Contemporary issues in rheumatology nursing encompassing muscoskeletal assessment, treatment modalities, medication management, pain, nutrition, mobility, infection, health education and rehabilitation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?enhance rheumatology nursing practice through the application of theoretical, practical and policy knowledge and clinical skills
?critically appraise and evaluate current research evidence and best practice for rheumatology nursing and its implications for practice
?evaluate the effectiveness of individual outcomes against specialist intervention plans for individuals and families in rheumatology nursing
?contribute as a learned member of the multidisciplinary team in the delivery of quality healthcare for individuals and families within the context of rheumatology nursing
?act as a means of professional support, educator and role model for the provision of lifelong learning to ensure on-going professional development.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word academic paper - 95 marks; E activities - 5 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment and E activities participation.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (As Prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The mark for E Activities will be carried forward.).

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NU6130 Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 1

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 50hr(s) Placements (50 hours minimum, Practice based learning including reflective practice).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Patricia Leahy-Warren, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To integrate theory with practice of specialist nursing to advance the student's knowledge and skills in their relevant clinical speciality, to facilitate the development of analytical and critical thinking skills and to encourage the students to continue their professional and academic development.

Module Content: Practice of specialist skills in nursing. Participation in the clinical environment with the supervision and guidance of the course co-ordinator/facilitator, preceptors and registered nurses in the specialist area. The development of critical reflective skills will be encouraged to evaluate current practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Integrate theory and practice of specialist nursing to improve standards of care
?Develop and engage in critical thinking skills through the process of reflection in and on practice
?Demonstrate advances in his/her practice within an evidence based nursing framework.
?Enhance specialist nursing practice through the application of knowledge and clinical skills.

Assessment: Clinical Assessment of Competencies (Pass/Fail).

Compulsory Elements: Completion of 50 hours minimum clinical placement, clinical competencies.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A Pass Judgement for achievement of clinical competencies and completion of scheduled clinical hours.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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NU6131 Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 2

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 291hr(s) Placements (Practice based learning including reflective practice).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Patricia Leahy-Warren, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To integrate theory with practice of specialist nursing to advance the student's knowledge and skills in their relevant clinical speciality, to facilitate the development of analytical and critical thinking skills and to encourage the students to continue their professional and academic development.

Module Content: Practice of specialist skills in nursing. Participation in the clinical environment with the supervision and guidance of the course co-ordinator/facilitator, preceptors and registered nurses in the specialist area. The development of critical reflective skills will be encouraged to evaluate current practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Integrate theory and practice of specialist nursing to improve standards of care
?Develop and engage in critical thinking skills through the process of reflection in and on practice
?Demonstrate advances in his/her practice within an evidence based nursing framework.
?Enhance specialist nursing practice through the application of knowledge and clinical skills.

Assessment: Clinical Assessment of Competencies (Pass/Fail).

Compulsory Elements: Completion of 291 hours clinical placement, clinical competencies.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A Pass Judgement for achievement of clinical competencies and completion of scheduled clinical hours.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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NU6132 Communication Strategies for People with an Intellectual Disability

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48hr(s) Lectures (Group Work/Reflective Sessions/Seminars); 4hr(s) Tutorials; 148hr(s) Other (Self-Directed Learning, Reading, Study, Assignment).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Caroline Dalton, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: The assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of communication programmes for people with intellectual disabilities

Module Content: Core concepts in the development of communication and language. Impact of intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder on communication and language development. Methods of assessment and therapeutic interventions for people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder and communication difficulties. Augmentative and Alternative Communications System, and the development of an environment which is conducive to communication. LAMH and P.E.C.S (Picture Exchange Communication System) programmes for people with intellectual
disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explore the core concepts which define and lead to the development of communication and language skills
?Appraise the impact of communication difficulties on clients, their family/social network, and the multi-disciplinary team
?Explore and define the role of the environment in communication
?Explore and evaluate strategies for working in collaboration with the client, carers, family, and other professionals to produce an environment which is conducive to the development of communication and language.
?Critically evaluate appropriate methods of assessment and intervention for people with intellectual disabilities and communication difficulties
?Research based practice for the selection, implementation and evaluation of appropriate strategies to promote effective communication, choice and participation
?Explore the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems, and critically evaluate their use in this population.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (3,000 word Essay/Project).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.To meet professional requirements attendance at Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars etc will be monitored.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (The student must revise and submit the 3,000 word Essay/Project as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6133 Mental Health Needs of People with an Intellectual Disability

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures (Group Work/Reflective Sessions/Seminars/Self Directed Learning); 2hr(s) Tutorials; 74hr(s) Other (Self-Directed Learning, Reading, Study, Assignment).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Caroline Dalton, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To introduce the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of therapeutic approaches/interventions. Assessment of, and therapeutic approaches to, people with intellectual disabilities, and mental health issues and/or challenging behaviour.

Module Content: Key concepts of global assessment in intellectual disability encompassing the function of, approaches to, and role of the nurse in the assessment process. Standardised and non-standardised assessments. To appraise assessment techniques used for people with challenging behaviour and/or mental health problems and intellectual disabilities and identify therapeutic approaches used in this population.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Distinguish between intellectual disability and mental health issues in people with intellectual disabilities
?Critically evaluate the role of the Intellectual Disability Nurse in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of person-centred care for individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems.
?Identify appropriate therapeutic interventions of specific mental health problems in people with intellectual disabilities.
?Critically evaluate the Mental Health Act 2002 and the provisions therein for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems
?Demonstrate the development of knowledge, know-how and competence by critically reflecting on work related experiences with this client group.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. To meet professional requirements attendance at Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars etc. will be monitored.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (The student must revise and resubmit the relevant Essay/Project, as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery).

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NU6140 Woman Centred Care

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 1.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 200hr(s) Other (Individual and Group Tuition; Directed and Independent Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To foster the development of a critical and sensitive approach to the collaborative interpersonal nature of the woman/midwife relationship.

Module Content: Person centred care frameworks - and concepts within - of person centred care from both micro and macro perspectives; the development of effective partnership and reciprocal/partnership relationships with women in pregnancy and childbirth; the use of self, self-awareness; the development of the normal childbirth movement; women's perspectives of midwifery care; women centred care, planning, implementation and evaluation

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge of women centred care, informed by a wide range of sources
?Evaluate and critique various person centred care frameworks
?Examine and reflect critically on women centred care in own area of practice
?Analyse and evaluate influences which have shaped the development, or lack of, of women centred care
?Critically appraise structures that facilitate women centred maternity care.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (3,000 word written assignment).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit 3,000 word written assignment as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6145 Foundations of Cancer Care

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 15.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (16 hrs Lectures/Workshop; 184 hrs Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Margaret Landers, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To facilitate an in-depth appreciation of the epidemiology, risk factors, development and detection of cancer, cancer treatments and inherent symptoms, from a professional nursing perspective.

Module Content: Cancer care trajectory, Pathophysiology of cancer, cancer diagnosis and metastatic spread, epidemiology, screening and risk factors of cancer, risk behaviour and theory, cancer genetics. Overview of cancer treatments. Symptom management: pain, fatigue, nausea & vomiting, GIT and nutritional issues. Survivorship in cancer.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Examine the risk factors involved in developing a cancer diagnosis
?Critically discuss the incidence of cancer trends nationally and internationally
?Identify and critically review cancer proliferative growth patterns and spread of disease
?Critically explore the role of the nurse in identifying cancer symptoms and the effects of cancer and its treatment on the individual.
?Identify and critically review the key principles of pain management in the oncology setting
?Analyse the key principles of management of cancer related fatigue, nutritional deficits, nausea and vomiting and GIT in the cancer population
?Explore the concept of survivorship in cancer.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Oral Presentation on an aspect of cancer/cancer treatment, 180 marks; E activities, 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6146 Cancer Management and Supportive Cancer Care 1

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 15.

Pre-requisite(s): NU6145

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (16 hrs Lectures/Workshop; 184 hrs Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Patricia O'Regan, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop an in-depth understanding of the treatment modalities available to patients with cancer, the psychosocial issues they may encounter, and to explore cancer in specific population groups in the context of professional nursing practice.

Module Content: Cancer treatments including radiotherapy, chemotherapy, role of surgery, gene therapy, immunotherapy, bone marrow / stem cell transplantation, treatment toxicities.
Psychosocial issues including - emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis, cancer related distress, sexual and reproductive dysfunction, sexuality, body image, cancer survivorship, spirituality, transition from active treatment to other settings, palliative and end of life care, family and care giver issues, social and economic issues quality of life as an outcome of cancer.

Cancer in specific context including needs of older people, ethnic minority groups, people with an Intellectual Disability.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically discuss the key principles of current cancer treatment modalities
?Critically evaluate the empirical research on the new developments in cancer treatment management and their impact on the patient with cancer
?Critically examine the psychological, psychosocial and emotional needs of those with a diagnosis of cancer and their loved ones and consider the care of those with complex needs.
?Identify and critically review issues facing patients with cancer may experience, including social, economic, spiritual, survivorship.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (3,000 word case study, 180 marks; E activities: 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6147 Cancer Management and Supportive Cancer Care 2

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 15.

Pre-requisite(s): NU6146

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (16 hrs Lectures/Workshop; 184 hrs Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Margaret Landers, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To facilitate students in developing awareness of their professional nursing role in actively responding to current and future issues in cancer management and on-going supportive cancer care.

Module Content: Physical issues including the consequences of bone marrow suppression and haematopoietic therapy, late effects of cancer treatments, wound care. Oncological Emergencies (DIC, Septic shock, hypercalcemia, tumour lysis, spinal, cord compression, SVC syndrome, cardiac tamponade). Cancer services - evolving models of service delivery including the multidisciplinary team and person/family centered care. Future and emerging cancer therapeutic approaches. Complementary therapies. Current and future roles of the oncology nurse.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss in-depth potential oncological emergencies and their management that the cancer patient may experience
?Evaluate and synthesize current approaches to the management of bone marrow suppression
?Critically analyse the role of haematopoietic therapy in cancer management
?Critically discuss the late effects of cancer treatment and how they are managed
?Critically discuss the leadership role of nurses when managing emergencies
?Critically analyse the key principles of wound management and their application to cancer patients
?Critically review the role of complementary therapies in the supportive care of cancer patients and explore current evidence based practice on its application
?Critically consider contemporary and future issues in oncology nursing.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word case study, 90 marks; E-tivities, 10 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU6148 Clinical Practice in Specialist Mental Health Nursing I

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 50hr(s) Placements (50 hours minimum, Practice based learning including reflective practice).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To integrate theory with practice of specialist mental health nursing, in which students can advance knowledge and skills, demonstrate the ability to analyse complex situations, implement appropriate interventions, and continue their professional and academic development.

Module Content: Practice of advanced skills in mental health nursing, participation in the clinical environment with the supervision and guidance of the course co-ordinator/facilitator, practice facilitator and registered nurses in the mental health setting; the development of critical reflective skills will be encouraged to evaluate current practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Develop and engage in critical thinking skills through the process of reflection in and on practice
?Integrate the theory and practice of mental health nursing to improve standards of care
?Demonstrate advances in his/her practice by completing one of the five core competencies of a clinical nurse specialist as outlined by the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery
?Complete a minimum of 50 Practice based learning hours.

Assessment: Clinical Assessment of Competencies (Pass/Fail).

Compulsory Elements: Completion of a minimum of 50 hours clinical placement and one clinical competency.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A Pass Judgement for achievement of the clinical competency and completion of scheduled practice based learning hours.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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NU6149 Clinical Practice in Specialist Mental Health Nursing II

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 291hr(s) Placements (Practice based learning including reflective practice).).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To integrate theory with practice of specialist mental health nursing, in which students can advance knowledge and skills, demonstrate the ability to analyse complex situations, implement appropriate interventions, and continue their professional and academic development.

Module Content: Practice of advanced skills in mental health nursing, participation in the clinical environment with the supervision and guidance of the course co-ordinator/facilitator, practice facilitator and registered nurses in the mental health setting; the development of critical reflective skills will be encouraged to evaluate current practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Develop and engage in critical thinking skills through the process of reflection in and on practice
?Integrate the theory and practice of mental health nursing to improve standards of care
?Demonstrate advances in his/her practice by completing four of the five core competencies of a clinical nurse specialist as outlined by the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery
?Complete a minimum of 291 Practice based learning hours.

Assessment: Clinical Assessment of Competencies (Pass/Fail).

Compulsory Elements: Completion of a minimum of 291 hours clinical placement.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A Pass Judgement for achievement of the clinical competency and completion of scheduled practice based learning hours.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination. Students failing to achieve a pass judgement (i.e. where a fail, absent or incomplete judgement is recorded) at the Winter Examination Board will be required to repeat the clinical placements in a repeat year, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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NU6150 Nursing Management of Neonates

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Lectures (/Workshop (Group discussions, tutorials)); 160hr(s) Other (Coursework, Online Discussion, Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Lucille Bradfield, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and Staff, Cork University Maternity Hospital.

Module Objective: To enable the student to obtain detailed specialist knowledge on neonatal conditions, critically analyse and evaluate care and review professional practice.

Module Content: Admission and assessment of neonates to a special care unit. Care and management of infants requiring respiratory support, Oxygen, Low Flow, High Flow and CPAP in special care. Management of growing premature infants, infants with congenital abnormalities, including, neurological disorders, gastrointestinal dysfunction, metabolic and haematological disorders. Skin care, family centred care, discharge planning, cultural and social issues, professional development, autonomy and risk management in clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Assess and manage infants admitted to the Neonatal Unit
?Manage infants requiring respiratory support.
?Manage and support growing premature infants including feeding issues.
?Evaluate and identify infants with GIT issues.
?Establish discharge plans and promote family centred care.
?Evaluate professional development and autonomy in clinical practice.
?Implement a comprehensive multidisciplinary plan of care that incorporates cultural and development variations.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Oral presentation (100 marks); Case study 1 x 2,000 words (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit a Case study 1 x 2,000 words and/or students must submit a 1500-word assignment in lieu of failed Presentation as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU6151 Dissertation in Midwifery

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Individual supervision).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To enable the student to demonstrate critical inquiry, evaluation and synthesis skills to the study of a discrete area of professional practice.

Module Content: Systematic investigation of a research problem, planning, undertaking and presentation of a 1 x 12,000-word independent piece of Research.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the research process
?Appraise and evaluate appropriate literature to support the research dissertation
?Conduct the research proposed
?Analyse primary data using appropriate quantitative or qualitative methods
?Interpret results appropriately and discuss the findings.
?Critique findings and their implications for future practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (1 x 12,000 word Dissertation).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No supplemental exam. A dissertation that is deemed a borderline fail may have minor corrections made to achieve the pass standard for the Dissertation within six weeks of the publication of examination results. A candidate who fails to meet the pass standard with the required revisions within the period specified will have one chance to repeat the Dissertation module in a subsequent year.

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NU6152 Medical and Surgical Nursing of Individuals with Cardiorespiratory Problems (Last updated 21/12/2016)

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 16hr(s) Lectures (Tutorials/Workshops/Clinical Simulations); 184hr(s) Other (Distance Learning; Engagement with Discussion Board, E-tivities, Preparatory Reading, Assignment Preparation, Self-Directed Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Michele Hughes, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: Provide clinical nurses with the theoretical and practical knowledge required for assessment and management of patients with cardiorespiratory conditions.

Module Content: Holistic physical assessment of a patient's cardiovascular and respiratory status, epidemiological factors surrounding cardiovascular and respiratory conditions in Ireland, policy and strategy initiatives in managing cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, early warning signs for cardiorespiratory dysfunction, nursing interventions in managing cardiovascular and respiratory disorders, diagnostic investigations (e.g. 12 lead ECG interpretation, arterial blood gas interpretation) acute cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, urgent interventions for acute cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, supporting respiratory function, chronic cardiovascular and respiratory disease management, management of cardiovascular and respiratory conditions in the surgical setting.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate the application of nursing knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients with cardiorespiratory conditions
?Demonstrate the application of nursing knowledge and skills in supporting a patient's cardiorespiratory status.
?Critically evaluate clinical signs of cardiovascular and or respiratory dysfunction and early warning signs
?Critically analyse current nursing practice with regard to cardiovascular and respiratory conditions in surgical and medical settings.
?Evaluate the role of the nurse in the prevention of cardiovascular or respiratory problems.
?Evaluate current policy and strategies concerning cardiovascular and respiratory conditions and appraise their relevance to nursing practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Seminar/Presentation: (90 marks) and Written Submission 1,200 words: (90 marks); E-tivities: 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery).

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NU6153 Preparation for Birth and Parenthood Facilitation (Last updated 27/01/2017)

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures; 16hr(s) Tutorials; 8hr(s) Other (Presentations); 2hr(s) Practicals; 150hr(s) Directed Study (self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, ; Cathy O'Sullivan, Cork University Maternity Hospital.

Module Objective: To explore and acquire a range of skills that enable health professionals to facilitate group learning in antenatal education

Module Content: Facilitation skills, group dynamics, teaching and learning strategies, promotion, protection and support of normal birth, preparation for parenthood, multiculturalism, preparation of teenagers/young adults for birth and parenthood, loss and grief, presentation skills, reflection, evaluation techniques.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Design and facilitate a course of antenatal and parenthood education based on current evidence based practice.
?Develop teaching and learning strategies that can be used to attract and inform a group of prospective parents.
?Critically analyse a range of teaching and facilitation skills to make learning effective for prospective parents
?Develop skills to evaluate courses for prospective parents for use in different learning environments.
?Critically reflect on own practice; develop personal goals, and a professional career plan.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Presentation 70 marks; 1,000 word written assignment - 30 marks; Teaching session and lesson plan 70 marks; review 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit/retake the assignment, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6154 Advanced Practice in Midwifery

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 1, Max 5.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Practice based identified lectures, tutorials, seminars, clinical placements involving observation of expert practice and instruction on clinical skills. Negotiated self-directed learning and guided clinical practice placements (1000 hrs)).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Medical/AMP/ANP mentors will be identified by the applicant and the employing organisation.

Module Objective: To allow students to pursue in-depth, directed and supported learning in advanced midwifery practice applicable to their practice area. To facilitate the development of the students' clinical knowledge and practice competence towards practising at an advanced level within their area of practice. Specific focus will be on gaining competence in the core competencies for advanced midwifery practice i.e. autonomy in clinical practice, expert practice, professional and clinical leadership and research as well as gaining the identified clinical competence to practise in their own specific practice area at an advanced level.

Module Content: Knowledge, competencies and clinical skills for advanced practice in midwifery relevant to the specific practice area of the student. Specific knowledge and skills requirements will be negotiated on an individual practice area basis with the student their mentor and their employer/midwife manager within the framework and structure of the course record and assessment booklet. The major element of the programme will be substantial hours on clinical placement (1000 hrs) with significant amounts of time outside of the student's own practice area as required to fulfil the attainment of the objective of the module elements (as agreed under the site declaration form)

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to assess women/clients, identify their health and social issues/needs and manage identified issues/needs at an advanced level within their practice area or identified scope of practice.
?Demonstrate autonomy in midwifery practice at an advanced level within their practice area.
?Demonstrate expert practice in the domains of midwifery as set out in the record and assessment of competency booklet.
?Exercise professional and clinical leadership in advanced midwifery practice.
?Engage in knowledge translation through research and scholarly activities for advanced midwifery practice.

Assessment: Completion of clinical practice hours (1000), documentation of theoretical and clinical learning and sign off of competencies within the learning record and competency assessment booklet by mentor, preceptors and course co-ordinator. The record and competency booklet will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.

Compulsory Elements: Completion of clinical practice hours over at least 35 weeks and completion of learning record and competency assessment booklet.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A Pass judgement for achievement of clinical learning competencies and completed scheduled clinical hours.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing this module at the Summer Examination Board will be required to repeat failed elements of the Competency Booklet and/or repeat clinical hours prior to the Autumn Examination Board, as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6156 Clinical General Practice Nursing II

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 170hr(s) Placements (Practice based learning including clinical skills and reflective practice).).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Serena Fitzgerald, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Department of Clinical Practice, Health Service Executive, Clinical staff of General Practice.

Module Objective: To integrate theory with general practice nursing. To progress the student's knowledge and skills in general practice and primary care. To facilitate the progression of analytical and critical thinking skills. To encourage the students to continue to advance in their professional and academic development.

Module Content: Practice of specialist nursing skills in a general practice setting. Participation in the clinical environment with the supervision and guidance of the course co-ordinator/facilitator, preceptors, practice nurses and medical staff in this specialist area. Demonstration of critical reflective skills will be encouraged to evaluate current practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Integrate theory with general practice nursing to improve standards of care
?Display the capacity to practice in accordance with professional and ethical guidelines.
?Analyse and critique own professional development by way of self-reflection and enquiry.
?Demonstrate advances in his/her practice within an evidence based nursing framework.
?Enhance general practice nursing through the application of knowledge and clinical skills.

Assessment: Clinical Assessment Workbook; Reflective Portfolio; Clinical Audit.

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment: To meet professional requirements attendance at clinical placement will be monitored. Students who fail the placement or do not complete the required hours by the Summer Board must complete the hours by the Autumn Exam Board.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% A Pass Judgement for achievement of clinical assessment and completion of scheduled clinical hours.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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NU6158 Evidence Based Cervical Screening (Last updated 21/12/2016)

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 8.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (200 hours; blended learning; on-line and face-to-face contact sessions (workshops/lecture), independent learning, peer on-line discussion & e-tivities, clinical visits).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Serena Fitzgerald, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Guest Lecturer(s) Cervical Check-National Cervical Screening Programme.

Module Objective: The module aims to give health professionals the knowledge, skills and confidence to practice as competent and safe smeartakers

Module Content: Background to Cervical Screening, Cervical Screening Programme and Register. Anatomy and Physiology of female reproductive organs. Natural history of cervical cancer. Legal Issues. Clinical Audit

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Recognise the importance of the criteria for early detection of cervical cancer while understanding the reasoning behind cervical screening
?Describe the anatomy, physiology and cytopathology of the cervix
?Demonstrate competence in performing cervical smear tests
?Demonstrate the ability to produce and document, with appropriate history, a quality laboratory sample and dispatch it appropriately
?Interpret laboratory smear test results accurately and apply screening recommendations as appropriate to each situation
?Describe treatment options available for women who return abnormal smears or who have cervical cancer
?Maintain client comfort, safety and confidentiality
?Initiate and develop effective communication skills to facilitate relationships with both clients and colleagues
?Develop support and counselling skills in relation to client needs.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Combination of Clinical Competence (Pass/Fail) and Continuous Assessment including E-tivites (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Completion of E-tivities. Completion Practical/Clinical Assessment Competency Workbook in Cervical Smear Taking.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% (Theoretical); Clinical Component Pass/ Fail.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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NU6159 High Dependency in Neonatal Nursing

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 60hr(s) Lectures; 15hr(s) Workshops (Tutorials); 225hr(s) Other (Coursework and self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Rhona O'Connell, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Lucille Bradfield, School of Nursing & Midwifery, and Cork University Materntiy Hospital.

Module Objective: To enable the student to obtain detailed knowledge in the high dependency care and management of neonates

Module Content: Identification of neonates requiring intensive care including the assessment and management of conditions requiring cardio-pulmonary support, ventilation, nitric oxide, acid base balance. Cardiac conditions, genetic anomalies, infection, neurological disorders including identification of seizures, EEG monitoring, therapeutic cooling. Pharmacology of commonly used drugs. Pain management and end of life care

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically analyse and evaluate current evidence in the practice of high dependency neonatal care
?Anticipate, identify, assess care needs and manage care of high risk infants
?Demonstrate an understanding of ventilation strategies and management of the cardiopulmonary system.
?Demonstrate an understanding of neurological disorders and neuorprotection strategies
?Construct a systematic approach to the nursing care and management of high risk infants and their families in a high dependency care environment.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (1 x 1.5 hour written In-class Test (100 marks); 1 x 3,000 word academic paper (200 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. To meet professional requirement attendance at Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, etc. will be monitored.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% A pass mark must be achieved in each element of continuous assessment.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit a 1 x 3,000 word Academic Paper, and/or 1 x 1.5 hr written examination as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU6201 Personal and Professional Portfolio

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 1, Max 15.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 200hr(s) Other (Individual and Group Tuition; Directed and Independent Learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Ms Carol Condon, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To allow students to pursue in-depth, self-directed and supported learning to enhance the personal and professional development; to continue their professional and academic development through the compilation of personal and professional development within a portfolio.

Module Content: A proposal of independent and supported study relevant to their clinical specialty, based on identified learning needs and approved by the Module Co-Ordinator, will be developed and implemented. The area explored will be highly relevant to the advancement of knowledge in nursing. The student is expected to show evidence of personal and professional development through inclusion of for example: development of continuing professional development plan, conference attendance and report, certificate of attendance/achievement of an online/blended course (for example HSELand), independent study topic report development, reflection on learning achieved, presentations, communication. The development of critical reflective skills will be encouraged to evaluate current practice.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate independent learning relevant to personal and professional development.
?Design and negotiate an individual module learning plan, including assessment, in line with University assessment criteria.
?Demonstrate effective planning and project management skills.
?Critically analyse information/knowledge discovered in relation to the study topics.
?Disseminate and communicate ideas and findings.
?Develop and engage in critical thinking skills through the process of reflection
?Demonstrate ability to use the clinical and personal portfolios to enhance professional and academic development.
?Demonstrate advances in his/her practice within the framework of the five core competencies of a nurse.

Assessment: Submission of completed portfolio.

Compulsory Elements: Portfolio.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: Pass judgement.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit professional portfolio as agreed with the School of Nursing & Midwifery).

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NU7004 Doctoral Seminars and Scholarship

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3. (The module may be registered for, and completed, at any time during registration for a postgraduate research degree).

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Involvement in and attendance at School of Nursing and Midwifery seminars. Attendance at seminars, conferences, workshops (outside of the School of Nursing and Midwifery as pre-agreed with research supervisor), self-directed learning.).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Josephine Hegarty, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: To develop key skills for postgraduate students through facilitation of discursive seminars relating to nursing and midwifery scholarship and research.

Module Content: Doctoral seminars will provide an opportunity for doctoral students to discuss issues related to the development of nursing/midwifery and health related research and science. Students are expected to participate in the programme of research seminars until they successfully complete and submit their thesis. The seminars will include presentations of on-going and proposed research. As each student develops his/her research, they may use the doctoral seminars to share ideas, trouble shoot issues, discuss research methodologies, ethical concerns and obtain feedback from peers and academic staff. Students will present their on-going research periodically in this forum.
Plans to attend seminars, conferences, workshops (outside of the School of Nursing and Midwifery) are pre-agreed with research supervisor. Such seminars, conferences, workshops must be related to the subject area/methodology of the student's research.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Present their research to fellow students and academic staff
?Communicate details of their research in a clear and effective manner
?Analyse aspects of the student's own field of inquiry and illustrate them in terms of pertinent theories, concepts and scholarly debate
?Analyse critically and evaluate one's findings and those of others
?Summarise, document, report and reflect on progress
?Critically reflect on research methodologies and broaden their understanding of the possible range of research approaches that can be used within research
?Explore the contribution of research to knowledge development
?Maintain a portfolio as a record which includes reflective accounts of student learning and a log of activities undertaken during doctoral studies.

Assessment: Participants will prepare a portfolio of their experiences including a short reflection on the knowledge and skills acquired. A judgement will be made based on the quality of the submitted material.

Compulsory Elements: Attendance at and contribution to an agreed number of seminars. Submission of final portfolio is required for a pass judgement to be recorded on a student's transcript.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: Completion of satisfactory portfolio based on attendance and participation at seminars.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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NU7014 Advanced Nursing Theory

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Lectures; 360hr(s) Lectures (a blended model of teaching will be employed incorporating a mix of web based and face to face lectures/seminars).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Margaret Landers, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module prepares students to integrate into practice theories and concepts of health-related behaviour advanced by nursing and other disciplines

Module Content: Emphasis is place on using concepts and theories of health and health-related behaviour, describing theory-driven approaches to ameliorate the health phenomenon, and evaluate outcomes

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss historical and emerging metatheoretical issues in the development of knowledge for nursing practice
?Analyze concepts and theories of health and health-related behaviour advanced by nursing and other disciplines
?Critically evaluate the internal consistency, empirical adequacy and utility of selected theories of health and health-related behaviour
?Use a theory-driven approach to study a health phenomenon amenable to nursing intervention.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (2 x academic papers: Concept Analysis 200 marks; Application of Theory to Research 200 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (revise and resubmit academic paper (s) as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.).

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NU7015 Health Systems, Policy and Regulations

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Lectures; 360hr(s) Lectures (a blended model of teaching will be employed incorporating a mix of web based and face to face lectures/seminars).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Geraldine McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Ms Catherine O'Mahony, School of Nursing & Midwifery; Prof Geraldine McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module focuses on current and forecasted linkages between the healthcare system and its various components

Module Content: Concepts covered include organisation culture, system design and theory, quality improvement, governance and care delivery models. This module explores how a systems thinking approach to planning and quality improvement affects outcomes. The stakeholders, payers, regulators and practitioners and their impact on one another will be analyzed. Students will examine professional relationships within health systems in terms of collaborations, legal and ethical issues, and potential for impact on health outcomes.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify the components of healthcare systems and their significance to advanced practice nursing
?Examine the concepts that impact on systems thinking, quality improvement and programme planning
?Analyze the relationship between stakeholders, payers, regulators and practitioners
?Apply knowledge of regulations, systems and quality in developing collaborative models for care.
?Critically analyze and evaluate laws, regulations and policies formulated at the institutional, local, national and international levels that impact on nursing practice
?Assess policy and ethical issues in clinical practice and the research environment that impact nursing practice and policy.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (Portfolio 200 marks; academic paper 200 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU7016 Leadership and Collaboration

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Lectures; 360hr(s) Directed Study (a blended model of teaching will be employed incorporating a mix of web based and face to face lectures/seminars).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Geraldine McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Prof Geraldine McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module focuses on nursing leadership incorporating theory and research as it applies to the role of the nurse leader with a doctorate in a variety of settings

Module Content: The foundation of the course is the belief that leadership begins with exploration of the self, branches out to interactions with others and finally impacts the organisation. Theories embedded in the course will focus on social-psychological concepts, systems and strategic thinking, power and influence skills, change management and transformational leadership

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explore leadership theory, skills and abilities as it applies to a variety of settings
?Evaluate one's self and one's personal leadership style, define individual leadership goals and develop a personal leadership brand
?Apply the concepts of emotional intelligence and transformational leadership to a real leader and to self
?Critically examine the concepts of transforming an organisation from good to great and apply those concepts to healthcare organisations.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (self assessment 100 marks; leader analysis 100 marks; publishable paper 200 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU7017 Healthcare Informatics

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Lectures; 360hr(s) Lectures (A blended model of teaching will be employed incorporating a mix of web based and face to face lectures/seminars).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Sile Creedon, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Dr Sile Creedon, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module focuses on information communication technology and its application to healthcare.

Module Content: Content included theoretical models of nursing informatics, ehealth and electronic healthcare records. The role and vision of ICT in healthcare will be explored from a national and international perspective. Standards underpinning health informatics will be explored with particular to standards germane to nursing eg. documentation of nursing care. Nursing classification systems will be examined with a view to conecpts, terminology and their role in nursing documentation. Standards that structure information around discrete clinical concepts eg. clinical templates will be explored. Issues relevant to informatics such as bio-informatics will be explored. This module will provide students with knowledge that will help them explore and contribute to the developing role of ICT in healthcare in Ireland

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyze the application of nursing informatics in healthcare settings
?Analyze the current and future contribution of ICT to healthcare nationally and internationally
?Explore standard development in relation to healthcare informatics with particular focus on standards relevant to nursing
?Explore standard development in relation to structuring information around discrete clinical concepts
?Examine the use of nursing classification systems in relation to nursing documentation
?Explore diverse issues within informatics for example bio-informatics.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (Written Project 200 marks; WebQuest 200 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (students must revise and resubmit written project and/or WebQuest as prescribed the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU7018 Advanced Research Quantitative Methods

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Lectures; 360hr(s) Lectures (A blended model of teaching will be employed incorporating a mix of web based and face to face lectures/seminars).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Geraldine McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Prof Geraldine McCarthy, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: The focus of this module is on quantitative research methods

Module Content: Quantitative methodologies: critical appraisal of literature, philosophical paradigms, design concepts, methodologies, measurement levels, instruments and their psychometric properties, sampling, collecting and managing data, statistical analysis, validity and reliability and dissemination strategies

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Compare various quantitative research approaches for their applicability in addressing research questions
?Develop competency in critiquing quantitative research
?Conduct field work in quantitative research and collecting and analysing the data and synthesising the results
?Evaluating ethical issues in relation to quantitative research methods
?Utilising appropriate statistical analysis
?Develop research proposal.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (seminar presentation 100 marks; statistical analysis 100 marks; research project 200 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (students must revise and resubmit seminar presentation, statistical analysis and research project as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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NU7019 Advanced Research Qualitative Methods

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 40hr(s) Lectures; 360hr(s) Lectures (Tutorials and Seminars).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Eileen Savage, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Module Objective: This module focuses on qualitative research methods

Module Content: Historical and philosophical traditions, role and value of theory in qualitative research, research problems, design assumptions, sampling, debates on rigour, data collection strategies, analytical methods and reporting, software packages, criteria for assessing qualitative research, metasynthesis, usefulness of qualitative research to evidence based practice, dissemination strategies

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Develop a high level of understanding of qualitative methodologies and associates debates
?Compare various qualitative research approaches for their applicability in addressing research questions
?Develop competency in critiquing qualitative research
?Conduct field work in qualitative research collecting and analysing the data and synthesising the results
?Evaluate ethical issues in relation to qualitative research methods
?Evalute the usefulness of qualitative research to evidence based practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (Written paper 400 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must revise and resubmit written paper as prescribed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery).

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