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FACULTY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Department of CPD Undergraduate Studies Student Intake: September 2012 Ormskirk Campus

Module Handbook HEA 3178 Vascular Disease Management

Module Leader Chris Jones jonesch@edgehill.ac.uk 0151 5296242


CONTENTS

Introduction

Page 3

Learning Outcomes

Page 4

Assessment Strategy

Page 5

Assignment Guidance

Page 6

Assessment Submission

Page 7 - 8

Confidentiality Statement

Page 9

Learning Resources

Page 10 - 15

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Appendix A Appendix B Timetable

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INTRODUCTION

Welcome to module HEA 3178 Vascular Disease Management. On successful completion of all the elements within the module, you will be awarded 20 credits at Level 6. This module is designed to assist you to critically engage in the theory and practice of dealing with patients who suffer from diseases of the vascular system. Throughout the module I will be your module leader and my contact details are listed on this handbook cover. If you wish to arrange a tutorial outside the timetabled support, please contact me to arrange an appointment. This will ensure that I am available to see you and will prevent a wasted journey for yourself. This module handbook should be read in conjunction with your CPD Undergraduate Student Handbook available on the Edge Hill website, which details important information regarding confidentiality, academic rules, regulations and support. On behalf of all the staff within the Faculty of Health and Social Care, I would like to offer you a warm welcome, I hope that you enjoy this module and wish you every success.

Chris Jones Module Leader

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ONLINE LEARNING

This module uses an online approach to teaching and learning. The online sessions are identified in your timetable. Each session is time released so will only become available on the date that it is timetabled for delivery. You will then have one week to complete that session and feedback from the tutor will be provided the following week.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

On successful completion of the module you will be able to: 1. Critically analyse, current thinking relating to the pathophysiology and epidemiology of peripheral vascular disease. 2. Exercise critical understanding of specialised vascular investigations. 3. Compare and contrast differing approaches to the management of vascular disease in the light of the evidence offered in their support. 4. Critically analyse the role of public health initiatives in the prevention and management of vascular disease.

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ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

Formative Assessment Within this module a range of formal and informal assessment procedures will be employed during the learning process to support you in achieving the learning outcomes and to improve your performance in the summative assessment. This will include contributions to on line discussions and mutli choice quizzes on the weeks subject.

Summative Assessment The summative assessment for this module will be: You will be required to submit an essay which relates to an aspect of the care of a patient with vascular disease. The subject of the essay will be negotiated with the tutor. This essay is designed to meet all of the learning outcomes for the module. 3500 words; This must meet Learning Outcome nos 1, 2, 3 and 4; 100% of the mark.

In order to pass the module the overall mark must be above 40%.

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ASSIGNMENT GUIDANCE

You are expected to choose a subject for yourself, but it is strongly recommended that you discuss the subject with Chris, to make sure that the subject will address the learning outcomes. You have a very wide choice of subjects for the essay; be careful that all of the learning outcomes are addressed. Also, be certain that you focus on analysing the subjects you raise, rather than simply describe your subject. I have included some old student essays for you to get an idea of how others have approached the task.

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ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION

Online Submission Date: 17th December 2012 Before 4.00pm Provisional Marks available by: 30th January 2013

Your assignments should be generated electronically and submitted online. Instructions for online submission and the how to view results can be found in Appendix A of this handbook.

Non-submission will result in a fail grade being recorded.

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General Submission Requirements 

Assignments must be electronically generated and you must keep an electronic copy of your assignment.

Appropriate referencing should take place throughout your assignment, utilising the Harvard Referencing System. Useful information and advice can be obtained via the University’s website at: General Guidance for Academic Skills, including referencing: http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/ls/support/academicskills/#intro Full Harvard Referencing Guide: http://www.eshare.edgehill.ac.uk/1133/1/HR_guide_RevisedDec2011.pdf

In-text authors and dates of publication, the work you include in your reference list and any appendices you attach are not included within the word count. Direct quotations from other sources are included within the word limit. Appendices are not marked and for information only.

Assignments are expected to adhere to guidance regarding the recommended wordage and failure to do so may influence the final grade awarded.

You are responsible for stating the word count when submitting your assignment.

The marking criteria being used in this assessment strategy are attached in Appendix B of this handbook.

Confidentiality and academic malpractice regulations apply to all assessments.

Please note if you are unable to submit your assignment due to sickness or other exceptional mitigating circumstances, it will be necessary for you to apply to the Head of Department for an extension or to submit an exceptional circumstances form along with appropriate evidence (e.g. a medical certificate/independent evidence).

The details of the external examiner responsible for the assessment of this module can be found within the Health Student Wiki at: https://go.edgehill.ac.uk/wiki/display/health/External+Examiners+-+Student+Info

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CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

There should be no reference within your assessed work to any name or identifying information relating to patients/clients or any staff member of any organisation. Inclusion of such information will result in a failed submission. Where it is relevant to state name of any organisation then the information should be supported by reference to published documents that are available to the general public and form approved official documentation relating the operation and provision of that organisation. It would be considered relevant to include the name of an organisation when:   

Discussing/debating/analysing published data relating to the performance of that organisation. Discussing/debating/analysing published and approved policy and strategy of that organisation. Discussing/debating/analysing published research/evaluations/audit/opinion, which relates to and names that organisation.

ACADEMIC MALPRACTICE AND THE PROFESSIONAL REGISTRANT

Students should be aware that as a registrant of a Professional Body, any proven academic malpractice issues, such as plagiarism or any other type of malpractice as outlined in the university's regulations and procedures in respect of academic malpractice, may be reported to that (professional) body and or the commissioning agent. In addition, the university reserves the right to deny subsequent re attempts in accordance with the university's regulations and procedures in respect of academic malpractice.

For further details relating to both assessment processes and regulations, please refer to the CPD Undergraduate Student Handbook.

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LEARNING RESOURCES

Al-Khaffaf, Haytham (2005) Vascular Disease: A Handbook for Nurses. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Beard, J.D. and Gaines, P.A. (eds) (2005) Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Elsevier. Fahey, Victoria A. (2004) Vascular Nursing. St. Louis: W.B. Saunders. Beard, J.D. and Murray, S. (eds) (2002) Pathways of Care in Vascular Surgery. Shrewsbury: TFM Publishing Ltd. Christopher, J. (ed) (2002) Fifty cases of peripheral vascular interventions (electronic resource) London: Martin Dunitz. Diehm, C. and Heidelberg (2000) Color Atlas of Vascular Diseases. Springer-Verlag. Greenhalgh R.M et al (ed) (2002) The Evidence For Vascular Or Endovascular Reconstruction. London: W.B. Saunders. John K-J Li. Li, John K-J. (2004) Dynamics of the Vascular System (electronic resource) River Edge, NJ; London: World Scientific Publishing Co. Murray, S. (eds) (2001) Vascular Disease: Nursing and Management. London: Whurr. Learning Services has a range of journals, databases and e-books to enable you to search for high quality, evidence based information. A full list of the resources, supporting information and Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the health and social care subject Pages: http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/ls/resources/health/ A discovery service is a single search tool that provides fast and simple access to print and electronic material. Use EDS to search for print books, eBooks, journals, full-text articles and much more. They search the library catalogue and the majority – although not all – of Edge Hill’s electronic resources. Use the EDS link in the library catalogue. Key Online databases and journal collections All resources are available through the health and social care subject pages or the library catalogue: Cinahl Cochrane Library –full text Proquest Nursing – full text Internurse – full text Wiley Online Library – full text PsycInfo Social Care Online Anatomy TV For multi-disciplinary and more specialist resources, there is more information on the health and social care subject pages. http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/ls/resources/health/ 10


APPENDIX A

Instructions for Online Submission

Assignment Handler Assignment Handler is one of the eAssessment tools within Blackboard. Assignment Handler supports the submission of coursework online and the timely delivery of marks and feedback based on the scheduled information set by your Tutor. The first part of this student guide explains how to save and submit an assignment using the tool. The second part provides guidance accessing feedback for an assignment and mark awarded. The instructions for online submission can be found and downloaded via the University’s website at: http://www.eshare.edgehill.ac.uk/2042/

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APPENDIX B Assignment Marking Criteria: Academic Level 6 Weighting Descriptor

Grade 90-100%

st

(1 Class)

80-89%

st

(1 Class)

70-79%

st

(1 Class)

Relevant knowledge and understanding

75% Application of theory to practice

Level of investigation and use of supporting evidence

Excellent evidence of the ability to critically analyse and evaluate concepts and theories. Excellent synthesis of elements to support a substantial conclusion.

Discussion is fully supported by reference to an extensive range of contrasting source material. Accurate use of the current Harvard referencing system.

Outstanding organisation of material, discussion is articulate and fluent. Excellent concise use of language, grammatically sound, presented in accordance with assignment guidelines.

Excellent evidence of the ability to critically analyse and evaluate concepts and theories in depth, drawing together ideas and perspectives in order to reach a substantial conclusion.

Critical use of an extensive range of relevant further reading/research findings, which add depth and breadth to the discussion. Accurate use of the current Harvard referencing system.

Excellent organisation of material, discussion is articulate and fluent. Excellent use of language, grammatically sound, presented in accordance with assignment guidelines.

Strong evidence of the ability to critically analyse and evaluate concepts and theories in depth, drawing together ideas and perspectives in order to reach a substantial conclusion.

Engages with an extensive range of relevant further reading/research findings, which add depth and breadth to the discussion. Accurate use of the current Harvard referencing system.

Work is clearly and logically structured, discussion is articulate and fluent. Excellent use of language, grammatically sound, presented in accordance with assignment guidelines.

(If relevant) Demonstrates deep and comprehensive knowledge and understanding. Critically evaluates a range of wider issues and perspectives. Excellent evidence of independent thought and creativity. Contributes own ideas to current knowledge base.

Demonstrates deep and comprehensive knowledge and understanding. Critically evaluates a range of wider issues and perspectives. Excellent evidence of independent thought and creativity.

Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding. Evaluates a range of wider issues and perspectives. Strong evidence of independent thought and creativity.

Outstanding evidence of application of theory to practice. Is able to critically evaluate all aspects of theory and practice. Demonstrates an outstanding ability to use reflective skills in a critical and analytical manner where appropriate. Excellent evidence of application of theory to practice. Is able to critically evaluate the impact of theory on practice. Demonstrates a well developed ability to use reflective skills in a critical and analytical manner where appropriate. Strong evidence of application of theory to practice. Is able to critically evaluate the impact of theory on practice. Demonstrates a well developed ability to use reflective skills in a critical and analytical manner where appropriate.

25% Structure presentation and grammar

Level of analysis

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Assignment Marking Criteria: Academic Level 6 continued ‌ Weighting Descriptor

Grade 60-69%

Relevant knowledge and understanding

(ii.ii)

40-49%

rd

(3 Class)

30-39%

(U)

20-29%

(Fail)

25% Structure presentation and grammar

Level of analysis

Level of investigation and use of supporting evidence

Demonstrates the ability to critically analyse and evaluate concepts and theories in some depth, drawing together ideas and perspectives in order to reach a balanced and supportable judgement. Demonstrates the ability to critically analyse and evaluate concepts and theories, drawing together ideas and perspectives.

Good use of a range of relevant further reading/ research findings, which add depth and breadth to the discussion. Accurate use of the current Harvard referencing system.

Work is clearly and logically structured, discussion is articulate and fluent. Very well written, grammatically sound, presented in accordance with assignment guidelines.

Good use of relevant further reading/research findings to illustrate and extend the discussion. Accurate use of the current Harvard referencing system.

Work is well structured and aids clarity and coherence of the discussion or argument. Well written with few grammatical errors and presented in accordance with assignment guidelines. Work is clearly structured and supports developing discussion or argument. Clearly written and presented in accordance with assignment guidelines. Few grammatical errors. Work tends not to flow and is disjointed in places. Spelling/ grammatical errors are present. Work requires careful proof reading. Work is disjointed/ disorganised with many spelling/ grammatical errors, which impede the flow of the work. Work requires careful proof reading.

(If relevant) Thorough knowledge and understanding of key and a range of wider issues and perspectives. Good evidence of independent thought and creativity.

Good evidence of application of theory to practice. Demonstrates a well developed ability to use reflective skills in a critical manner where appropriate.

Sound knowledge and understanding of key and some wider issues. Clear evidence of independent thought and creativity.

Clear evidence of application of theory to practice. Demonstrates an ability to use reflective skills where appropriate.

Meets the assessment outcomes at threshold level. Adequate knowledge and understanding of key issues. Limited evidence of independent thought and creativity.

Limited attempts to apply theory to practice. Developing the ability to use reflective skills where appropriate.

Demonstrates a developing ability to critically analyse and evaluate concepts and theories.

Adequate use of further relevant reading/research findings in support of the discussion. Largely accurate use of the current Harvard referencing system.

Assessment outcomes are not met. Limited knowledge and understanding of the key issues. Very little evidence of independent thought and creativity.

Theory is applied to practice in a superficial manner. Difficulty in selecting appropriate theory.

Work has a tendency to be descriptive in places. Discussion is not developed. Little evidence of critical thought.

Reading is limited from a narrow range of sources. Valid points are made without the supporting literature/theory.

Assessment outcomes are not met. Key issues are not addressed. There is evidence of misunderstanding/ errors. No evidence of independent thought and creativity.

Only occasional application of theory to practice.

Many areas of description. No evidence of critical analysis or critical thought.

Narrow reading, key texts not accessed. Work is generally unsupported Inaccurate/ incomplete use of referenced material. A substantial number of referencing errors/ omissions.

(ii.i)

50-59%

75% Application of theory to practice

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Assignment Marking Criteria: Academic Level 6 continued ‌ Weighting Descriptors

Grade 10-19%

(Fail)

1-9%

(Fail)

0%

Relevant knowledge and understanding

75% Application of theory to practice

Level of analysis

Level of investigation and use of supporting evidence

If relevant) Assessment outcomes are not met. There is evidence of significant misunderstanding.

No application of theory to practice.

No evidence of critical analysis. Work is descriptive throughout. No evidence of critical thought.

Very little reading evident. Work is unsupported. Many referencing errors/omissions throughout the work.

Assessment outcomes are not met. No knowledge of understanding of key issues.

No application of theory to practice.

Work is a descriptive narrative.

No evidence of reading to inform approach.

25% Structure presentation and grammar

High levels of disorganisation. No logical progression to lines of discussion. Numerous spelling/ grammatical errors, which seriously impede the flow of the work. Work is very disorganised, difficult to read and understand. No attempt at discussion. Language used is inappropriate.

Late submissions without relevant permission. Evidence of academic malpractice as defined by Institutional Policy. Major breach of confidentiality. Evidence of unsafe/harmful or discriminatory practice or presentation of misinformation. Failure to generate assignment electronically.

NB: All work submitted is expected to adhere to guidance regarding the recommended wordage. Failure to do so is likely to influence the final grade awarded.

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TIMETABLE

DATE

WEEK

SUBJECT

10.9.2012 17.9.2012

1 2

24.9.2012

3

1.10.2012

4

8.10.2012

5

Epidemiology and aetiology of vascular disease Sub arachnoid haemorrhage Carotid endarterectomy Patients experience of carotid Doppler Thoracic outflow syndromes Patients experiences of thoracic outflow syndrome Imaging techniques of the aorta Intensive care of aneurysm patients The role of the vascular laboratory Anaesthetising the vascular patient The role of the vascular specialist nurse Phantom limb pain Atheroma formation Anatomy and physiology of blood vessels Drug therapies for vascular disease Interpreting the clotting screens Exercising claudicating limbs Ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) The swollen leg: Venous insufficiency Lymphoedema Deep vein thrombosis The role of the DVT nurse Leg ulcers Larval therapy Lower limb radiological interventions Grafting procedures of the lower limb The role of the podiatrist Vascular aspects of podiatry Amputation – the patients view Mental capacity issues in vascular disease. Reading week Tutorial advice Essay submission

15.10.2012 6

22.10.2012 7

5.11.2012

8

12.11.2012 9

19.11.2012 10

26.12.2012 11 5.12.2012 12 12.12.2012 17.12.2012

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