Medical and Surgical Nursing of Individuals with Cardiorespiratory Problems
Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
€900 See Fees and Costs for full details.
See Requirements for full details.
18th of October 2019
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex.
See Additional Teaching Mode Information for dates
Module Objective: Provide clinical nurses with the theoretical and practical knowledge required for assessment and management of patients with cardiorespiratory conditions.
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.
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.
Additional Teaching Mode Information
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).
All postgraduate courses contain some element of blended learning. This means that the module is delivered online using our virtual learning environment Blackboard (teaching and learning strategies include module study guides, discussion boards, audio/visual resources and online assessments/activities). This also includes face-to-face contact with lectures for workshops.
Prior to commencing the module each student taking a blended module will be provided with an orientation to Blackboard and training on how to use the online technology within the course. IT support will be given to students throughout the duration of the course.
Orientation Date: Thursday 6th February 2020 09.00-17.00
Class dates for 2019/20:
Thursday Mar 19th 2020 11.30-17.00
Thursday April 2nd 2020 09.00-18.00
Thursday April 23rd 2020 09.00-17.00
Assignment Part A Submission:
Week Commencing 27/4/2020
Assignment Part B Submission:
Oral presentation TBC either 13th 14th or 15th May 2020
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Seminar/Presentation: 180 marks; E-tivities: 20 marks).
Open to registered health care professionals in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, and Clinical Therapies or other allied disciplines.
Applicants who are practising health care professionals must provide evidence of current registration with the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (active registration), the Irish Medical Council, the Health & Social Care Professions Council (or equivalent regulatory body for pharmacists, occupational therapist, podiatrists, speech and language therapists etc.)) Applicants from allied disciplines must provide evidence of professional certification, where appropriate.
Applicants who are under 23 years of age must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as for the Degrees in Nursing or Midwifery, as set out here
Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes on the recommendation of the Head of School.
Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved CM&H scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years.
These modules will not necessarily run unless minimum recruitment targets of 10 students are achieved.
Fees and Costs
The fee for this module is €900. There is a €35 application fee.
How Do I Apply
To apply for this module please download and complete the application form below and submit with the relevant documents to:
Graduate Studies Office, West Wing, Main Quad, University College Cork
OR via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Forward this form along with the:
- Application fee,
- A passport sized photograph and
- Any other documentation requested on the form.