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PART-TIME STUDY GUIDE Health, Nursing and Midwifery For entry: September 2010, February 2011 & Summer 2011 Post-registration day, evening & distance learning study: BSc Health Studies Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care Stand-alone modules for Continuing Professional Development Further study options

An inspired choice for part-time study www.uws.ac.uk


Contents Build on your expertise

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Why part-time? 02 Find out why part-time study is the ideal way to achieve your goals while getting on with the rest of your life Lifelong Learning Academy

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Our programmes 04 From stand-alone modules to MSc study Trimester dates

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Info sessions

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Our Campuses Ayr Campus Dumfries Campus Hamilton Campus Paisley Campus

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Student Services

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Study options BSc Health Studies Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care Transition modules Further study options

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Applications & fees Index

NB: This guide is available in alternative formats if required.

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Build On Your Expertise Want to keep up with the latest advances in your area of expertise? Improve your career prospects? Or change career direction? If you are a busy health professional, part-time study could be the answer. It lets you get on with your life while working towards your goal. And don’t forget that building on your qualifications not only improves your career prospects – it may also boost your earnings too. Our programmes and modules – in a range of health, nursing and midwifery areas – are available across each of our 4 campuses, in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley; at off campus locations; and on a distance learning basis. “We offer a wide range of subject areas to enable career and professional development opportunities. Continuing professional development is a key theme in health, nursing and midwifery to ensure health professionals are able to meet the demands of the healthcare environment. I look forward to you studying with us at University of the West of Scotland.” Dr Heather Simpson, Head of School, School of Health, Nursing & Midwifery




Why Part-Time? If you want to improve your career prospects, boost your earning power or just find out more about something you are interested in, studying parttime lets you get on with your life while working towards your goal. Not everyone is able to study full-time – work, family commitments and financial pressures may lead you to think that Higher Education just isn’t a practical option. With flexible, part-time study programmes available across our campuses, there’s nothing to stop you pursuing your goal. Don’t believe it’s possible? Then consider the 10,000 part-time students studying with us at the moment.

“I chose to study at UWS because I was able to combine my work and study. I saw an advert in the newspaper and found that the part-time option allowed me to fit the course in around my employment. “After I graduate I hope to work in the surgical wards and I am considering further study at MSc level to be a wound care nurse.” Rania Baird, BSc Nursing Studies

Part-time - the facts • programmes and modules offered across the University’s campuses and at off-campus locations “Having already studied nursing in Nigeria, I was keen to get better qualifications and add to my degree. I chose to study at UWS as it offered the best selection of post-registered modules and great flexibility. “Managing and planning my time was essential to me being a mum, working parttime as a carer and of course studying! I have been really impressed with the support from UWS, people have been very friendly and welcoming. I hope to use the new skills I have learned when I start working soon as a nurse.” Olayinka Adebayo, BSc Nursing Studies



Why Part-Time?

• we provide flexible day, evening and distance learning study options • you can begin programmes and modules in September, February and May/June • you may get credit for existing qualifications and experience • fees for our modules are very competitive


Lifelong Learning Academy The University’s Lifelong Learning Academy (LLA) organises part-time provision. Our programmes attract students of all ages and from all walks of life. A wide range of subject areas are available, at a variety of levels, and our modules are offered by flexible delivery to make sure it’s as convenient as possible to fit study around your life. LLA offers parttime programmes in business, computing, engineering and science, media, language and music, social sciences and postregistration health and nursing, enabling our students to develop the knowledge and skills sought by today’s employers. Our Education Guidance Advisors (EGAs) are here to explain the part-time course structures. EGAs can help design an appropriate programme of study, taking into account your current needs, career plans, timescale and availability. EGAs will consider any prior credit and experience you may have when discussing your options. At each stage of your programme of study we will provide further advice to ensure that your choice of modules is building towards an appropriate award.

Health & Nursing Studies Team The Health & Nursing Studies Team is part of LLA, and deals with post-registration health and nursing students. We are here to help if you have an enquiry regarding module location, when and if classes are running, and all general administrative enquiries.

H Block – beside Qwerty’s Internet Café and Student Services). Please drop in at any time should you need advice or support. Or if you prefer, you can make an appointment with one of the Health and Nursing Studies Team members identified below. In addition, one of our guidance advisors is available on a fortnightly basis at our Hamilton Campus. Please contact us for further details.

Get in touch Liz Richmond, Senior Education Guidance Advisor Tel: 0141 849 4231 Fax: 0141 848 3636 Susan Barrett, Education Guidance Advisor Tel: 0141 848 3571 Fax: 0141 848 3636 Moira Bannigan, Administrative Officer Tel: 0141 848 3838 Fax: 0141 848 3636 Elaine Brook, Lifelong Learning Coordinator Tel: 0141 848 3656 Fax: 0141 848 3636 Lynda Munro, Clerical Assistant Tel: 0141 848 3791 Fax: 0141 848 3636 Alternatively, email hnsu@uws.ac.uk for further information or visit www.uws.ac.uk/pt

LLA have offices at Ayr, Hamilton and Paisley, but the Health & Nursing Studies Team are based at the Paisley Campus (room H222,

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Our Programmes This guide outlines the range of parttime modules available, as part of our new post-registration programmes, offered at our campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley, as well as off-campus locations, such as Ayrshire Hospice, and on a distance learning basis. Modules If you’re unsure about committing to a degree, graduate certificate or postgraduate qualification – but still want to develop your skills in a particular area, or want to study for personal interest – signing up for one of our modules could be for you. Modules can be studied during the day, in the evening, or on an online/distance learning basis, and are available at SCQF Level 9 (SD Level 3). For some modules there is a pre-requisite, whereas for others this is not the case. This information is listed within each individual module descriptor. Each successfully completed module carries ‘credit’ and you can build your credits to achieve your selected level of qualification, if you choose to work towards a University award. Modules are categorised as follows within this guide: } BSc Health Studies

Degree/Graduate Certificate study By selecting an appropriate range of modules, with guidance from our educational guidance advisors, you can tailor a programme to suit your own particular career requirements and aspirations. If you are a nurse, midwife, paramedic, health visitor, district nurse, or a member of a health-related profession, the following programmes will be of interest to you (details of the range of modules on offer for the 2010/11 session, as part of these programmes, are outlined on pages 15-47): } BSc Health Studies reflects current health and social care delivery where the needs of individuals are increasingly being met by a broad range of professionals working in partnership to deliver a seamless service to patients and service users. This programme is designed to help you develop your professional abilities – integrating studies you have already undertaken and professional experience previously gained – with new areas of study relevant to your profession. To enable you to build on the training and professional experience you have gained as a health professional, credit is awarded for prior education or learning. The amount of credit that can be claimed depends on your individual learning background. The length of time it takes to complete the programme will vary, depending on your professional and academic qualifications held on entry (prior credit) and on the number of subjects studied.

} Graduate Certificates } BSc Interprofessional Studies, BSc Nursing Studies and BSc Midwifery Studies transition modules } Further study options All modules can be taken for continuing professional development.



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NB: Although credit may be transferred (subject to an individual student’s status) for programmes and modules successfully completed outwith the University, students should be registered on modules from the BSc Health Studies/BSc Interprofessional Studies/BSc Nursing Studies during the final year of their programme.


} Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care has been designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills of graduate nurses and healthcare professionals and will meet the continuing professional development needs of practitioners working within both general and specialist areas. The length of time it takes to complete the programme would normally be one year, on a part-time basis. } Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care will equip health and social care professionals wishing to work across care settings with the knowledge and skills to provide a holistic approach to end-of-life care that is based on current research evidence. It will advance the professional development of analytical and creative graduates. The length of time it takes to complete the programme would normally be one year, on a part-time basis. For any of the above awards, a minimum of 60 points (3 x 20 point modules) at the exiting level must be successfully completed while registered on your chosen programme with this University, including the appropriate core module(s)

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Our Programmes BSc Health Studies This new programme will replace and rationalise the two existing post-registration degree programmes: BSc Nursing Studies and BSc Interprofessional Studies. The programme reflects current Scottish Government initiatives in health and social care that highlight the need for improved collaboration and coordination between professionals and across organisational boundaries. The programme will be of interest to health and social care professionals such as nurses, midwives, social workers, dieticians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, complementary therapists, paramedics, speech and language therapists, art therapists, radiographers, audiologists, as well as health project officers, development workers and community health partnership workers. The minimum entry requirement for the programme is a relevant nursing or alliedhealth related accredited qualification. To be eligible for the title BSc Health Studies, students must successfully complete a minimum of three 20 point health studies modules at SCQF 9 (Level 3), including a core module: ‘Evidence-based Practice’. If you require more than 60 credits, you are also required to undertake a second core module: ‘Interprofessional Working’. Health Studies modules can be found on pages 15-36.

Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care This new programme has been designed to enable practitioners to deliver evidencebased practice to people living with or dying from cancer.



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This pathway has been designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills of graduate nurses and healthcare professionals and will meet the continuing professional development needs of practitioners working within both general and specialist areas. The minimum entry requirement is an appropriate undergraduate qualification, eg BSc Nursing/Health Studies or equivalent, and registration on part 1 of the Professional Register of the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or equivalent professional body. Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent. It would be advantageous for prospective students to be working in an area where people with cancer are regularly cared for. To be eligible for the title Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care, students must successfully complete one core module, ‘Principles of Cancer Care’, plus two option modules. Further information on the core and option modules can be found on pages 37-43.

Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care This new programme has been designed to equip graduates with further knowledge and skills to enable them to provide evidencebased, holistic, palliative care to those who require it regardless of place of care or diagnosis. The programme is aimed at experienced nurses and other health/social care professionals who care for all patients, regardless of age, with life-limiting illnesses in primary, secondary and tertiary care.


The minimum entry requirement is an appropriate degree award with the level of entry and/or credit awarded being subject to the content of the programme. Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent. It would be advantageous for prospective students to be working in an area where contact with dying patients and their families occurs on a regular basis. To be eligible for the title Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care, students must successfully complete three core modules: ‘Palliative Care 1’; ‘Palliative Care 2’, and ‘Non Malignant Palliative Care’. Further information on these modules can be found on pages 44-47. Please note that it is also proposed that additional Graduate Certificate programmes will be offered in 2011/12 (subject to validation).

} BSc Interprofessional Studies with Palliative Care } BSc Interprofessional Studies with Psychosocial Interventions } BSc Interprofessional Studies with Therapeutic Interventions } BSc Nursing Studies } BSc Nursing Studies with Community Health } BSc Nursing Studies with Orthopaedic Nursing Students completing one of the above programmes in 2010/11 may select modules from the BSc Health Studies and Graduate Certificate programmes, as well as the ‘transition’ modules on pages 4861, depending on what core modules are required for their programme. For more information, please contact one of the Health and Nursing Studies Team (see page 3 for contact details).

Transition arrangements for BSc Nursing Studies/BSc Interprofessional Studies

Continuing students who require more than 40 points, or who do not complete their degree in 2010/11, will be transferred onto the new BSc Health Studies programme.

The following programmes are being phased out during academic session 2010/11, and are accessible only for continuing students who require 40 points or less:

Transition arrangements for BSc Midwifery Studies

} BSc Interprofessional Studies } BSc Interprofessional Studies with Alcohol and Drug Studies } BSc Interprofessional Studies with Cancer Care

Continuing students on the BSc Midwifery Studies programme should contact Karen McDonald, Programme Leader, on 0141 849 4272 for further information regarding transition arrangements.

} BSc Interprofessional Studies with Forensic Mental Health } BSc Interprofessional Studies with Gerontology

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Continuing Professional Development

Study time

Please note that all modules within this guide can be undertaken on a stand-alone basis for Continuing Professional Development.

Classes normally start in September, February or in May/June, and are offered on campus, at other local centres or on a distance learning basis. We advise part-time students to study no more than two modules in each trimester, and five modules in an academic year, as you will need to consider the time you will spend studying including attending your class, time spent in the library, preparation for assignments, private study time and completion of all forms of assessment.

Further study options The University offers a range of further study options for health, nursing and midwifery students. These options are highlighted on pages 62-63 of this guide. For further information, please contact the relevant programme leader, or contact University Direct for an application pack on 0800 027 1000.

Programme flexibility We understand that if you are studying parttime you will have changing requirements from year to year. Within our programmes you can: } vary the number of modules you take from year to year depending on financial, domestic or work commitments } take ‘time out’ depending on your individual circumstances } combine attendance at any of our campuses, or another centre of provision, or by distance learning

Attendance With work, family and other commitments, it can be a challenge to find the time to attend university. Consequently, our modules are delivered in a variety of ways to increase flexibility. We offer daytime, evening, open learning and online options.

Support and advice Our Health and Nursing Studies Team are on hand to help you decide which of our parttime study options are right for you. And we can arrange out-of-hours appointments, designed to fit in around your commitments, offering advice and guidance on study or subject combinations. For more information call 0141 848 3656 or e-mail hnsu@uws.ac.uk



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If you haven’t received a timetable (detailing trimester, venue and dates for each module) with this study guide, see our website or contact us at hnsu@uws.ac.uk

Distance learning You may also choose from a range of modules available, in electronic format, through the Distance Learning Unit. Students who embark on this method of study must have a Windows based PC with printer and access to the Internet. For further information please contact: Anita Neilson, Academic e-Learning Coordinator Tel: 0141 849 4212 fax: 0141 848 3947 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk Jean Johnstone, e-Learning Administrator Tel: 0141 849 4330 fax: 0141 848 3947 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk Please note that the cut-off dates for new, unenrolled students applying in this academic year are as follows: Trimester 1 – Monday 30 August 2010 Trimester 2 – Monday 10 January 2011 Trimester 3 – Monday 09 May 2011


Trimester Dates Session 2010/2011 Trimester 1 Enrolment and Induction Teaching commences Christmas vacation commences Consolidation Week commences January Assessment Diet End of Trimester 1

Monday 20 – Saturday 25 September 2010 Monday 27 September 2010 (For 12 teaching weeks) Monday 20 December 2010 Wednesday 5 January 2011 Saturday 8 – Saturday 22 January 2011 Saturday 22 January 2011

Trimester 2 Enrolment and Induction Teaching commences Easter vacation commences Teaching re-commences Consolidation Week commences May Assessment Diet End of Trimester 2

Monday 24 – Saturday 29 January 2011 Monday 31 January 2011 (For 12 teaching weeks) Saturday 2 April 2011 Saturday 9 April 2011 Tuesday 3 May 2011 Saturday 7 – Saturday 21 May 2011 Saturday 21 May 2011

University/Public Holidays Christmas Easter Monday May Day Glasgow Fair Paisley Fair

Friday 24 December – Tuesday 4 January 2011 Monday 25 April 2011 Monday 2 May 2011 Monday 18 July 2011 (Hamilton Campus only) Monday 1 August 2011 (Ayr, Dumfries and Paisley campuses)

Trimester 3 At a loose end during the summer? From June – August 2011 (exact dates to be confirmed) we offer a comprehensive range of modules from across the University’s portfolio. Contact us for more information. NB: Some programmes run outwith the designated trimester dates. It is the responsibility of students to check the dates of their programme. NB: Trimester details are correct at the time of printing

Welcome and Welcome Back sessions During our enrolment and induction week the Lifelong Learning Academy organises sessions at each of our campuses to give you an insight into studying at University. We provide information on how to access services and facilities such as the library and ICT labs, the virtual learning environment Blackboard and how to use and access your student email account. You will also receive information on finance, Student Services, health and safety, study skills and the Effective Learning Service. If you are unable to attend one of the above sessions, welcome packs will be available on our Blackboard site or alternatively, a hard copy can be requested by contacting us (see page 3 for contact details).

Trimester Dates - Session 2010/2011




Information Sessions For more information on the range of modules and programmes on offer, and to help you decide which of our parttime study options are right for you, the University holds a number of part-time Information Sessions:

Ayr Campus Thursday 2 September 2010, 4.30-6.30pm, Refectory Thursday 20 January 2011, 4.30-6.30pm, Refectory

Dumfries Campus Wednesday 8 September 2010, 4-7pm, Rutherford McCowan Building Wednesday 19 January 2011, 4-7pm, Rutherford McCowan Building

Hamilton Campus Thursday 9 September 2010, 4.30-7.30pm, Almada Hall Thursday 20 January 2011, 4.30-7.30pm, Almada Hall

UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS (combined for school leavers, adult returners and FE students) 5 October 2010 Hamilton Campus 3-7pm 6 October 2010 Paisley Campus 3-7pm 7 October 2010 Ayr & Dumfries 3-7pm For more information on our open day and information sessions, please visit www.uws.ac.uk/opendays

NEED HELP MAKING YOUR CHOICE? For further advice and information about any aspect of part-time study at the University, contact the Health & Nursing Studies Team on 0141 848 3656 or email hnsu@uws.ac.uk, or visit www.uws.ac.uk/lifelonglearning

Paisley Campus Thursday 9 September 2010, 4.30-7.30pm, Brough Committee Room Thursday 13 January 2011, 4.30-7.30pm, Library Learning Resource Centre

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Our Campuses Ayr Campus

Dumfries Campus

A refreshing, inspiring setting

A unique learning environment

} £70million development of new campus in collaboration with Scottish Agricultural College due to open in September 2011

} Dumfries Campus is a unique multiinstitution campus shared with University of Glasgow and Dumfries & Galloway College, and located within a historic and award-winning 85-acre parkland estate on the outskirts of Dumfries

} 10 minutes’ walk from centre of town in 20 acres of picturesque parkland bordering the River Ayr } free parking at the campus during the day and in the evening } Glasgow is just under an hour away by train on the west coast lines. Train service is ½ hourly } A77/M77 northbound links Ayr to Glasgow in just under an hour. Frequent bus and rail services operate from Glasgow and the southwest, as well as further afield, to Ayr } some of Scottish Higher Education’s finest media, broadcasting and recording facilities } student digital radio station } lively student union, with bar/diner, games room, events area and student shop

} brand–new library with over 40,000 books, wireless IT facilities, 80 workstations and access to Universitywide library and online resources } sports facilities including games hall, gym, football pitches, fitness studio and ninehole golf course } active Students’ Association – www.cucsa.org.uk } catering facilities including café bar, restaurant and sandwich shop } Browne House: the Centre for Continuing Professional Development – www.brown.org.uk

} West of Scotland Management Centre – www.uws.ac.uk/managementcentre

Artist’s impressions of our Ayr Campus sceduled for opening September 2011.

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Hamilton Campus

Paisley Campus

A lively and friendly atmosphere

A dynamic and contemporary environment

} 5 minutes’ walk from Hamilton West train station. Trains run every 15 minutes from Glasgow Central station and a regular bus service passes the campus on Almada Street } Sports & Leisure Centre, featuring a well equipped multi-gym area and games hall } Students’ Union with licensed bar, coffee lounge and pool tables } campus shops and snack bars } well-equipped library, with 160 study spaces, open-access IT facilities, 80,000 books, 1,000 journals, and WiFi access } catering facilities include two student dining rooms and a coffee bar } £2.1million Centre for Engineering Excellence

} 5 minutes’ walk from Gilmour Street station in centre of town } regular public bus and rail services operate from Glasgow and the southwest, as well as further afield, to Paisley } easy access from M8 and M77 to Paisley } Students’ Union - includes a cyber café, coffee shop, main bar and games area, cafeteria and 450-capacity events area } WiFi access at a variety of locations across the campus } Robertson Trust Sports Centre on outskirts of town - sports hall, fitness suite, gymnasium, football and hockey pitches, jogging route and all purpose training area } library with over 1,000 reader spaces, group work areas and PC access } campus shop and snack bars

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Student Services You’ll want to get the best out of the time you spend at UWS, and that’s why we have lots of services designed to support you both in and out of the classroom. We can provide guidance and advice to all students from preentry to graduation. Across the campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley, our Student Services teams aim to make sure you have the support and advice you need throughout your studies, whether you’re a part-time or full-time, undergraduate or postgraduate UWS student. Help with your finances The Funding and Advice Team offer help on a range of topics that may be relevant to you during your studies. Some areas we can assist with are: } advice on how you can pay for parttime studies } advice on student support should you choose to go full-time } information on trust funds } helping you meet the costs of childcare } providing guidance should you need to mitigate or appeal examinations } financial support for students in need of help meeting the costs of travel and course materials Find out more at www.uws.ac.uk/fundingadvice

Boost your career at the Employability Link The services of the Employability Link (careers service, jobshop and placement team) are available to all of our students throughout their time at the University and for 2 years beyond graduation. We provide help and advice with career planning, placement opportunities, finding part-time/summer/voluntary work, graduate opportunities and application processes for employment. Find out more at www.uws.ac.uk/employability

Support for disabled students If you have a disability, or a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, the Enabling Support Team can ensure that you have access to all the appropriate support you may require. Support can include special exam arrangements, notetakers, and assistive technology. Find out more at www.uws.ac.uk/enablingsupport

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Talk to us

Contact Student Services

As well as offering advice on the things associated with University like careers, funding, and study options, Student Services can help with any other personal concerns you may have.

Ayr Campus Tel 01292 886267, or visit Student Services Reception in J208

You can make an appointment to talk confidentially to one of our Student Counsellors about anything at all that’s bothering you, whether it’s big or small, University-related or to do with your home life. Most of our students say that it helps a lot. Find out more at www.uws.ac.uk/counselling

Spiritual Care Our multi-faith Spiritual Care team offer support, motivation and friendship to all students. They take a student-centred approach to helping with spiritual, religious and pastoral needs.

Help with childcare Under a funding scheme operating across the campuses, the University is able to offer funding support to students for childcare. The Childcare Fund covers a variety of arranged childcare including childminders, private nurseries, extra hours in local authority nurseries and classes, wraparound care, out-of-school care and playgroups. Priority will be given to registered childcare costs although unregistered costs will still be considered. Find out more at www.uws.ac.uk/funds, or contact the Funding and Advice Team for help with applying for this support.

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Dumfries Campus Tel 01387 734279, or visit the University Student Services Reception in Dumfries and Galloway College Building Hamilton Campus Tel 01698 894448, or visit Student Services Reception in the Almada Building Paisley Campus Employability Link: Tel 0141 848 3806, or visit the Employability Link in the Elles Building, J105 Enabling Support: Tel 0141 848 3518, or visit the Enabling Support Reception in the Elles Building (east), next to L313 Student Services (all other teams) Tel 0141 848 3803, or visit the Student Services Reception in the Elles Building, J219 If you find it difficult to use our services during normal office hours, don’t hesitate to contact us by telephone or email and alternative arrangements can be made.


BSc Health Studies

Contact: Iain Gilbert, Programme Leader Tel: 01292 886 246 If you haven’t received a timetable (detailing trimester, venue and dates for each module) with this study guide, see our website or contact us at hnsu@uws.ac.uk

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BSc Health Studies Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction SOCY09001 Level: 20 points SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: Experience in a professional/vocational setting is desirable Assessment: Class test (20%), Assignment (80%) Fee: £210 The module outlines the main theories of substance use, problems and addiction and how these inform interventions. A critical approach is taken towards explanations of substance use in a socio-cultural context, exploring the disease/ medical model(s) of addiction and social learning model(s) of addiction. The political, ideological and economic factors, which underpin the competing views between abstinence and harm reduction, are also critically examined. A critical standpoint is taken by teaching staff towards all interventions on alcohol and drugs, whether local, national or international and incorporated into teaching. The philosophy, which underpins the module, is that all drug/alcohol use and problems, involve an interaction between the drug, the individual and the environment. Therefore, the module provides a broad critical perspective on alcohol, other drugs and addiction. Inputs relate to pharmacology, psychology as well as an outline of current treatments/interventions and their effectiveness. Students will gain an appreciation of the prevalence of and influences on “normal substance use” as well as the processes involved in an individual becoming a problem alcohol or drug user and will examine the variety of factors that can influence various competing models of addiction to alcohol and drugs. The social, political, legal and health issues concerning alcohol and drug problems and harm reduction, including blood-borne viruses and mental health, will be considered. 16

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Throughout the programme of study, emphasis is placed on the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to the understanding of alcohol and drug use and problems. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Critically understand the main theoretical approaches underpinning alcohol and drugs models of use and addiction • Evaluate the factors contributing to alcohol drugs and consequences • Understand intrinsic and extrinsic explanatory models of alcohol and drugs use • Critically appreciate the links between models and responses • Appreciate the commonly provided treatments and their effectiveness


BSc Health Studies Alcohol, Drugs: Policy & Prevention SOCY09002 Level: 20 points SCQF Level 9

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to:

Entry Requirements: Experience in a professional/vocational setting is desirable

• Investigate, analyse and evaluate local, national, and international drug and alcohol policy frameworks

Assessment: Class test (20%), Assignment (80%)

• Make effective use of library and electronic resources to acquire a critical understanding of drugs and alcohol policy

Fee: £210 This module provides a basic grounding of the design and execution of various types of policy and practice in the drug and alcohol field. It gives all students who are interested in this area an introduction to the factors which influence alcohol and drugs prevention policy. The units of study are:

• Analyse problems in terms of policy concepts and apply policy principles to propose solutions • Engage in discourse on competing public health and criminal justice alcohol and drugs policy

• Introduction to alcohol and drugs policy frameworks • Prevention of alcohol use – introduction to harm reduction policy • Preventing supply: an introduction to prohibition policy • Preventing demand: an introduction to education as prevention • Public health and criminal justice prevention policy comparisons • International comparisons – a global view of alcohol and drugs policy This module begins with an examination of the historical context, which leads to the development of social policy which seeks to prevent alcohol and drugs use, misuse and abuse. There is opportunity for discussion of the process of how policy is a contested area, and the forces which impact on its development, implementation and evaluation. The seminars thereafter are based on presentations, discussion and debates on the historical, political and ideological influences on alcohol and drugs prevention policy. In each session the focus will be on discussion of how drugs and alcohol policy impact at local, national and international levels.

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BSc Health Studies Anticoagulant – Theory NURS09076 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: None Assessment: Assignment (80%), Presentation (20%) Fee: £210

The module aims to provide healthcare professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to support and advise clients requiring anticoagulant care in a range of settings e.g. anticoagulant outpatients clinics, GP surgeries, hospital wards. Students will gain an understanding of the actions of anticoagulant drugs - Warfarin in particular - in relation to their actions, therapeutic uses and adverse effects. Various methods for testing International Normalised Ratios (INR) will be demonstrated and discussed. The use of guidelines and Patient Group Directions (PGDs) will be used to demonstrate patient dosing in relation to target ranges and target INRs, taking into account the specific needs of patients with conditions such as atrial fibrillation, deep venous thrombosis, mitral valve replacement etc. Legal and professional issues arising from the use of guidelines and PGDs in anticoagulant management will also be explored.

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The importance of health education and various issues arising in relation to lifestyle factors and patient concordance/compliance will be addressed. There will be an opportunity to consider the technological and pharmaceutical advances related to anticoagulant management and to appraise the potential benefits and problems associated with these advances. Issues arising for healthcare professionals who wish to take a role in the development of anticoagulant services will be discussed and evaluated. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Apply the main principles of anticoagulant therapy taking account of the factors that influence variations in practice in relation to dosing and specific management • Critically review selected aspects of anticoagulation management and the evidence which underpins care and treatment • Give an informed account of an issue relating to anticoagulant management which reflects an increased ability to analyse current practice or the delivery of anticoagulant services


BSc Health Studies Cognitive Behaviour Therapy NURS09040

Community Health NURS TBC

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Entry Requirements: None

Entry Requirements: None

Assessment: Case report (100%)

Assessment: Assignment (100%)

Fee: £210

Fee: £210

This module is designed to provide healthcare practitioners with an increased awareness of the theoretical background and current principles involved in the application of a CBT orientated approach to patient/client/problem management. Across the module the student will be introduced to the historical and philosophical concepts underpinning current CBT principles, and will be encouraged to acknowledge the core skills and practices that are characteristic of effective CBT assessment and case formulation. In conjunction the student will be encouraged to critically appraise current research findings with regard to the clinical effectiveness of specific interventions and programmes as applied to various presenting problems and conditions. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Explore the principles and range of methods involved in completing a comprehensive cognitive behavioural assessment • Explore the core caring skills underpinning the use of effective CBT • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved in Case Formulation • Critically appraise the quality of evidence supporting the use of CBT in relation to the management of identified problems/specific clinical conditions • Demonstrate an understanding of effective CBT interventions in relation to identified problems/ specific clinical conditions

This module has been developed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to promote health and wellbeing with individuals and groups within the community setting. It will raise awareness of the health needs of the population and help identify the available resources within the wider community setting. Students will examine the perspectives of public health, the wider implications of health promotion (including disease prevention) and explore mental health issues within the community relating to the health needs of adults and children. Various factors that affect health and wellbeing such as social class will be examined and other considerations, for example the effects diet, physical activity, smoking and sexual behaviour as well as stress have on individuals will be considered. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Critically evaluate the concept of community • Explain what is meant by the social determinants of health and analyse how these impact on the individuals and groups within the community • Examine current inequalities in health • Critically evaluate the influence of the multidisciplinary community team in healthpromoting activities

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BSc Health Studies Complementary Therapies NURS TBC Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Entry Requirements: None

Entry Requirements: None

Assessment: Written assignment (30%), Written assignment (70%)

Assessment: Written assignment (30%), Written assignment (70%)

Fee: £210

Fee: £210

It is estimated that approximately a quarter of the British population use some form of non-conventional therapy. It is therefore important that healthcare professionals understand how these interventions influence health and might interact with traditional medicine. The module offers a holistic approach to healthcare through an integration of theory and practice. This direction of learning is based upon an introduction to selected complementary therapies which will include touch therapies, energy based therapies and intervention therapies. The beliefs and attitudes surrounding these therapies will be discussed alongside the ethical, legal and professional issues related to their use in practice. The module intends to build upon existing knowledge to enable the student to become an enquiring practitioner in the use of complementary therapies and so enhance the quality of care being offered within the healthcare sector. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Examine the positive and negative influences which have led to an increased use of complementary therapies in healthcare • Critically appraise the ethical, legal and professional issues related to implementing complementary therapies into professional practice • Explore how holistic care could be extended and developed within the student’s current professional practice • Evaluate current research underpinning the use of complementary therapies in relation to varying healthcare settings

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Evidence-based Practice NURS09002

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This core module aims to develop students’ understanding of the research process and help them acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for appraising research in their own field of practice. It also aims to encourage them to make use of the best evidence and research available to guide their practice and improve client care. During the module the following areas will be covered: quantitative and qualitative research design; sampling methods; data collection; data analysis; appraisal/critiquing skills; validity; reliability; research ethics; evidence-based practice; and barriers to implementing research in practice. Learning Outcomes At the end of the module the student will be able to: • Apply knowledge of the main research methods and designs to the review and evaluation of research evidence relevant to practice and/or healthcare • Critically appraise published research studies with particular reference to their strengths and limitations • Utilise literature search strategies and appraisal skills to evaluate the evidence base of a chosen topic, including the implications of the findings for practice


BSc Health Studies Improving Health and Tackling Inequalities NURS TBC

Independent Study NURS TBC

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Entry Requirements: None

Entry Requirements: None

Assessment: Oral presentation (30%), Written assignment (70%)

Assessment: Report (100%) Fee: £210

Fee: £210 Recent government policy has highlighted the importance of the distinctive contribution that health and social care practitioners make to improving public health. However, they stress the need for this contribution to be much more focused and targeted to meet the health needs of individuals, families and communities, and in particular the vulnerable and excluded. In responding to these proposals it is necessary for practitioners to work with and empower consumers to increase control over their own health and wellbeing; and ensure that they are fully involved in this decision-making process. As well as being introduced to the evolution of public health theory and practice, students will work toward adopting a systematic approach to developing health improvement interventions using the processes underpinned by public health and health promotion specialists. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Critically examine the range of theories underpinning contemporary health promotion/ public health practice • Develop an understanding of the wider determinants of health and national policy developments to improving health status • Appraise the skills inherent within the effective delivery of a health improving intervention • Critically analyse a range of relevant literature in effectively supporting a strategy aimed at improving or promoting health

This module allows the student to explore and analyse an aspect of professional care of personal interest. By exploring the evidence base and using personal experience, the student will critically evaluate the challenges of contemporary interdisciplinary care. This module encourages the student to develop the skills of independent enquiry, guided by an academic supervisor. Assessment of the module will be by a literature review and proposal for further research or practice development. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate the ability to work in a selfdirected manner • Critically appraise research-based evidence in the evaluation of contemporary interdisciplinary healthcare • Demonstrate evidence of the ability to contribute to the development of practice and discipline knowledge • Appraise own learning in relation to personal development

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BSc Health Studies Infection Control in Practice NURS09030

Interprofessional Working NURS09001

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Entry Requirements: None

Entry Requirements: None

Assessment: Essay (100%)

Assessment: Online assessed discussion (30%), Written assignment (70%)

Fee: £210

Fee: £210 This module aims to facilitate in-depth study of infection control principles, assisting in the development of advanced knowledge and understanding and application of these to practice. It begins with an overview of how infection control practices can be monitored through surveillance and audit activity. Seminars will thereafter provide opportunity to present, discuss and debate the implications of poor infection control practice, and the mechanisms which can be implemented to promote and enhance effective infection control practice. These mechanisms include education, research and evidence-based practice; multi-disciplinary teamwork, leadership and role modelling; clinical governance issues such as national political agendas, local policy risk assessment, resource allocation and management systems, dealing with the media and the public, and managing litigation. Within each session, the focus will be on those mechanisms which reflect current issues in the field of infection control, and which are relevant to the students’ area of personal or professional interest. As well as advancing the students’ knowledge and understanding of infection control principles in practice, the module will encourage the development of employability skills such as presentation, communication and IT skills. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Appraise theoretical perspectives which underpin current infection control practice • Critically analyse the multifarious factors that currently impact on infection control practice • Critically evaluate infection control practice within health and social care environments

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The needs of individuals are increasingly being met by a broad range of professionals working collaboratively to deliver a seamless service. Recent developments in health and social care require a shift in the balance of care to community-based, coordinated, anticipatory care with the client as a partner in providing care. This module has been designed to offer knowledge of roles and strategies to support inter-professional practice, and to equip those working in a variety of professions with the requisite knowledge, skills and attitude in order to work collaboratively across multi-agency organisations. National and local policies and strategies in inter-professional practice are discussed together with models of care and their implementation in practice. Sessions will utilise current evidence and research, exploring assessment of need and implementation of care within multi-agency working. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Critically appraise contemporary national and local policies and strategies, including health and social care policy, and the best evidence supporting multi-agency inter-professional practice • Critically analyse needs, risks and care implementation within a framework of social diversity and exclusion • Critically evaluate models of care and their implementation within own scope of practice


BSc Health Studies Leading in Health Care NURS09090 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to:

Entry Requirements: None

• Critically appraise the various theories of leadership

Assessment: Class test (30%), Written assignment (70%)

• Evaluate the various models of multidisciplinary teamwork in healthcare, and provide a theoretical framework for analysing teamwork

Fee: £210

This module begins by considering various leadership styles and theories, from the early ‘Great Man’ theory to modern theories of transactional and transformational leadership. As the majority of healthcare is delivered by means of multidisciplinary teamwork, the various types of groups, dynamics of groups and teams and the characteristics of an effective team are considered.

• Create a framework for the planning, implementation and evaluation of a change initiative • Explain the various professional and moral issues that arise from working in multidisciplinary teams • Compare methods of ensuring the delivery of high-quality care by multi-disciplinary teams

Consideration is given to team cohesion and how decision-making is achieved within teams. As healthcare provision is ever changing, models of planned change and agents of change are discussed, as well as the pragmatics of planning a change initiative, the needs of target group and change agent during change initiative. Professional issues and the professionalisation of the health disciplines are considered, as well as the concepts of responsibility, accountability and autonomy. Given the different educational preparations and professional expectations, communication patterns between the disciplines and methods for enhancing communication are analysed. Finally, the concept of holistic care and its delivery are considered with particular attention being given to professional ethics including ethical principles such as respect for persons, beneficence and non-malfeasance, and justice. Clinical governance and clinical leadership conclude the module.

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BSc Health Studies Loss, Grief & Bereavement NURS09035 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: None Assessment: Presentation (30%), Essay (70%) Fee: £210

This module aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the key issues related to loss and grief in order to enhance the provision of skilled support for individuals and families facing bereavement. The syllabus will include an overview of the main theories of loss and grief before investigating how individual and collective grief affects people. The impact of specific types of death and the resulting grief responses will be reviewed before identifying the role of the professional in helping individuals and groups cope with loss. Enhancing theoretical, professional and personal knowledge should prove invaluable to those working in health and social care where there is a need to support people through loss. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Critically analyse the main theories of loss and grief • Discuss the implications of illness and types of death on grief responses • Discuss the role of age, culture and societal expectations within grief reactions • Critically assess the characteristics of normal and complicated patterns of grief • Evaluate the responsibilities of the professional in providing bereavement care

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BSc Health Studies Managing Acute Conditions NURS TBC Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: None Assessment: Presentation (30%), Written assignment (70%) Fee: £210

The module will utilise the knowledge of current clinical experts to ensure that theory is up-to-date and in line with best clinical practice. By the end of the module, the student will have developed cognitive skills related to a specific acute condition that can be applied to their practice. * Other conditions may be added subject to demand

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to:

The focus of this module is in providing the student with the opportunity to investigate an acute condition selected from the following*: Trimester 1 - Hamilton • Cardiovascular disease • Neurological conditions • Respiratory

• Critically review the biological, psychological and social implications of acute conditions • Critically analyse care using evidence-based protocols and guidelines • Critically evaluate the role of specialists and other multi-agency care team members in supporting patients and their carers during the acute hospital phase and post-discharge

• Stroke Trimester 2 - Paisley • Cancer care • Critical care • Dermatology • Renal/Urology Trimester 3 – Dumfries (TBC) Students will examine the impact of a specific condition on the person’s physical, psychological and social function. The module will facilitate the student in the development of qualities and attributes required for the early/urgent and specialist management of medical or surgical care It will also enable the student to utilise best evidence in the provision of safe, appropriate care and assist them in working with other professionals in the delivery of that care.

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BSc Health Studies Managing Chronic Conditions NURS TBC Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to:

Entry Requirements: None

• Critically review the biological, psychological and social implications of chronic conditions

Assessment: Seminar (30%), Case study (70%)

• Appraise the application of psychosocial interventions in the management of a chronic condition

Fee: £210

• Critically review care using evidence-based protocols and guidelines The focus of this module is in providing the student with the opportunity to investigate a chronic condition. The following conditions will be available: Trimester 1 • Severe and enduring mental illness • Diabetes • Colorectal and stoma care • Cardiovascular disease • Renal disease Trimester 2 • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease • Neurological conditions • Dementia • Dermatology • Stroke You will study the impact of the condition selected on the person’s physical, psychological and social function. The module will facilitate you in the application of psychosocial interventions in the empowering of patients and their carers to manage a chronic condition and in the development and maintenance of improved quality of life. It will also enable you to utilise best evidence in the provision of appropriate care and assist you in developing an interdisciplinary approach in the delivery of that care.

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• Discuss concepts of a behavioural change process to empower patients to take control of their lives in managing a chronic condition • Critically evaluate the role of specialists and other multi-agency care team members to support patients and their carers in the community


BSc Health Studies Mentorship: Professional Practice NURS09053 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to:

Entry Requirements: RGN/RMN/RM with a minimum 1 year postregistration experience

• Critically analyse the concept, philosophy and context of mentorship in contemporary nursing and midwifery practice

Assessment: Portfolio (70%), Observational critique (30%)

• Evaluate pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes in order to assess individual learner need and provide effective guidance, support and assessment of learner performance in a practice environment

Fee: £210 This module will enable the student to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to meet the requirements of a mentor as defined by NMC (2006). Successful completion enables the mentor to become a credible, effective and valued contributor to learning and assessment in practice, who through provision of guidance, support and assessment will become an effective facilitator of learning in a healthcare environment. Mentor competence will be developed both on campus and in a work-based setting by learning and adopting the principles of adult and experiential learning, focusing on key elements of a ‘guided participation framework’ to create a positive teaching, learning and assessment environment and promote effective relationships with student nurses and midwives.

• Critically analyse and then adopt appropriate educational, professional, legal and ethical principles to demonstrate professional responsibility and accountability in the mentorship role • Analyse and apply a model of guided participation and critically reflect on its implementation in practice to demonstrate effective mentor relationships based on mutual trust and respect • Critically analyse the mentorship role and apply appropriate principles of mentorship to create a positive learning environment where guidance, support and assessment of a student in practice meets NMC competencies and outcomes

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BSc Health Studies Non Medical Prescribing (Theory and Practice) NURS09092/NURS09093 Level: 40 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: As per NMC (2006) Standards of Proficiency for Nurse and Midwife Prescribers Assessment: Pharmacology exam (80% pass mark), Numeracy exam (100% pass mark), Detailed examination of practice, Portfolio of competencies (all elements of assessment must be passed in order to gain a prescribing qualification) Fee: £600 (£300 per 20 point SCQF Level 9 module) The aim of this course is to prepare eligible nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to prescribe independently and/or supplementary from the British National Formulary. The course has been validated by the NMC and HPC. Students need the support of their employing organisation and a designated medical supervisor who meets the NMC criteria, to support them through a minimum of 78 hours supervised practice. The course can be taken at SCQF Level 9 with 40 academic credits gained over 6 months. It can be taken on campus with 26 theoretical study days, or by blended learning with 10 compulsory study days on campus and an additional 10 study days awarded by the employer. Both practice and theory modules must be taken together. It can also be taken at SCQF Level 11 with 20 academic credits over 5 months. Students must have sound knowledge of research methodology before applying at this level.

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Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate and analyse comprehensive patient assessment and make an appropriate prescribing decision • Demonstrate and appraise prescribing decisions based on the legislative framework, and current national and local guidelines and protocols • Apply and evaluate knowledge of the pharmacological effects of medicines in the safe treatment of patients • Work and communicate effectively within a team in prescribing practice • Generate and reflect on the parameters of a safe prescription and clinical management plan when required


BSc Health Studies Nurse Prescribing V400 NURS TBC Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: As per NMC (2006) Standards of Proficiency for Nurse and Midwife Prescribers Assessment: Pharmacology and numeracy exam (20%), Portfolio of competencies (40%), Case study (40%) Fee: £300 This module is aimed at preparing nurses to prescribe from the Community Practitioner Nurse Formulary which allows nurses to prescribe from a limited range of drugs, wound products and appliances. It leads to a recordable qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Nurse Prescribing without a Specialist Practitioner Qualification V400 (NMC course code V150).

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate and reflect on the principle of comprehensive patient assessment • Demonstrate and appraise prescribing decisions, based on the legislative framework and current national and local guidelines and protocols • Appraise and apply the pharmacological effects of medicines within the Community Practitioner Formulary to practice safely • Reflect on and apply the concept of teamwork in prescribing practice • Appraise and demonstrate the parameters of a safe prescription

It will be available to nurses who meet the entry criteria determined by the NMC, and have the support of their employing organisation. Applicants should identify a community practitioner nurse prescriber who will support and assess them throughout the module. The module will be taken over one trimester and consists of both theory and practice aspects. It can be taken as a stand-alone module, or as part of programme of study. It will be delivered as 10 days on campus, and an additional 10 days (65 hours) supervision in practice.

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BSc Health Studies Nursing in General Practice NURS TBC Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: Students should be currently working in general practice to enable the achievement of the learning outcomes and completion of the learning portfolio. Assessment: Oral presentation (30%), Assessment (70%) Fee: £210

This module aims to support nurses who are new to working in general practice. The educational provision is closely linked to contemporary issues in practice. Topics covered within the course include the GMS contract and the GP development plan; team working; ethical, legal and professional issues; child protection; infection control; an introduction to chronic disease management, travel health, sexual health, health promotion and tissue viability; anaphylaxis and basic life support; information technology; reflective practice, personal development planning and portfolios and mentorship.

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Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Reflect on individual learning needs in line with the General Practice Development Plan • Critically evaluate the roles and responsibilities of the practice nurse • Critically analyse the ethical, legal and professional issues relating to nursing in general practice • Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the ability to provide the clinical skills required to nurse in general practice


BSc Health Studies Older Adults in Society NURS TBC Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to:

Entry Requirements: None

• Explore the psychology and sociology of growing older and challenge notions of ageism

Assessment: Assessment (30%), Essay (70%)

• Critically discuss the impact of the older persons’ and their carers’ views of health and healthcare workers

Fee: £210

The aim of this module is to enable healthcare workers to identify and challenge personal and professional attitudes and values towards older adults. It will also explore the nature of healthcare provided for the older adult from a range of perspectives. This exploration aims to aid the healthcare professional to recognise and examine policies and practices which will support quality care for the older adult. This module is also delivered by eLearning.

• Critically examine the effectiveness of their own and their colleagues interpersonal and inter-professional communication when delivering person centred and dignified care to older people • Critically appraise and recognise health policies that support quality care for this client group • Effectively evaluate actions taken to meet the health and wellbeing needs of older adults in a variety of care environments

An underlying aim of the module is to encourage all participants to make use of the best evidence and research available within the field to guide their practice and improve their understanding of the older people they will encounter in health and social care settings.

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BSc Health Studies Pain Management NURS09122 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: None Assessment: Essay (30%), Literature review (70%) Fee: £210

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Integrate a broad knowledge of pain mechanisms into effective pain management strategies • Critically review the use of pain assessment tools within the concept of total pain • Discuss how an inter-professional approach may be utilised for the management of pain

Health and social care practitioners will encounter clients in pain. This will vary from pain arising from simple causes to the complexities of difficult pain syndromes. Consequently, there is a need for practitioners to acquire and promote skills in total pain management. This module aims to improve pain management in all care settings by developing critical evaluative skills and evidence-based knowledge while encompassing holistic care. The syllabus commences with an overview of the theories of pain, pathophysiology and the various attitudes towards pain. Pain assessment strategies will be discussed and assessment tools debated in relation to the different types of pain. The use of research for the management of pain particularly relating to the WHO analgesic ladder and non-pharmacological methods will be reviewed. Consideration will be given to the impact of professional, legal and ethical issues on the nurse, patient and their families. This module has the belief that education is the key to the dissemination of new attitudes, knowledge and skills, in order that care management for all clients with pain should improve.

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• Recognise the responsibilities of the professional in providing pain management


BSc Health Studies Introduction to Personality Disorders NURS09089

Professional, Moral & Legal Issues NURS09098

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Entry Requirements: None

Entry Requirements: None

Assessment: Presentation (30%), Case study (70%)

Assessment: Written assignment (70%), Class test (30%)

Fee: £210

Fee: £210

This module will explore the theories of personality development from a variety of perspectives and relate these to the development of personality disorder. Students will discuss the predisposing factors, co-morbidity, legal issues and the problems in treatment of the disorder. Specific treatment options will be examined including medication, DBT and CBT. The students will participate in group work in order to gain understanding of the difficulties in multi-agency working with this client group and enhance their communication skills. A number of professional issues will be addressed in the module including self-awareness, the importance of clinical supervision and reflective practice.

This module is designed to equip healthcare practitioners with the ability to consider the main ethical issues that are pertinent to the delivery of holistic care. It will emphasise the manner in which practitioners can become moral agents, equipped to solve problems. The practitioner works within a legal framework and the module will underpin the legal and professional accountability of the healthcare worker. It will develop the skills of reflection, critical thinking, critical analysis and values clarification by exploring realistic case studies. The module will also consider the partnership with and tensions between nursing staff, healthcare workers and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module the student will be able to:

At the end of this module the student will be able to:

• Explain the theories of personality and the forms of personality disorder

• Examine the usefulness of ethical theories in the development of moral agency in practicing health professionals

• Evaluate the impact of changes in attitude to personality disorder as a mental health issue • Describe the various treatment options available for personality disorders

• Critically reflect, using incident analysis, to clarify values and problems, some ethically perplexing situations

• Discuss the potential difficulties this group may have in accessing treatment

• Use the legislative process to justify decision making in practice

• Evaluate the use of personal development in working with this client group

• Analyse the obligations of professional regulation in the conduct of healthcare practitioners • Assertively advocate for patient choice in multi-professional care delivery systems

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BSc Health Studies Quality Improvement & Patient Safety NURS TBC Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Entry Requirements: None

Entry Requirements: None

Assessment: Written critical account (100%)

Assessment: Written assignment (100%)

Fee: £210

Fee: £210

International literature suggests that 1 in 10 patients admitted to hospital experience an adverse event. There is little national or international evidence on incidents in primary care but there is a belief that this level is mirrored in these settings. Quality improvement techniques and patient safety initiatives are increasingly being introduced into healthcare practice with the intent of improving patient safety and patient outcomes. This module aims to increase the students’ knowledge and understanding of quality improvement methodologies, tools and techniques and provide the opportunity for them to use data and evidence to bring about changes in practice to benefit patient care. Consideration will be given to clinical indicator programs, adverse event monitoring, satisfaction surveys, benchmarking, evidence-based practice and clinical guidelines.

The module aims to prepare the participant in the development and delivery of a teaching programme. The different theoretical approaches which underpin effective teaching skills and learner needs are discussed. The qualities which positively influence good practice teaching are considered whilst learning styles and theories are explored. Aims, educational objectives and learning outcomes are all defined. Models of programme design, educational resources and the sequencing of content are discussed. A variety of teaching methods and methods of assessing learning are examined. The rationale for evaluating the teaching programme is presented alongside the methods for gaining feedback. The module will provide the participant with the knowledge and skills required to support the role of teaching in his/her professional practice. Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module the student will be able to:

At the end of this module the student will be able to:

• Evaluate the theories and processes of learning and their influence on teaching

• Provide a critical analysis of the factors that have led to a greater emphasis on quality measurement and improvement in healthcare • Critically examine the range of quality improvement methodologies currently utilised within healthcare • Critically appraise the evidence base underpinning current healthcare practice • Plan, develop and evaluate a test of change on a small scale

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Teaching in Professional Practice NURS TBC

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• Critically appraise the rationale for undertaking a learning needs assessment • Design a structured programme of learning incorporating appropriate aim(s) and objectives • Justify appropriate methods for assessing the learning achieved by the student • Examine the methods for evaluating the programme of learning as part of the teaching process


BSc Health Studies The Therapeutic Alliance NURS09038

Work Based Learning NURS09031

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Entry Requirements: None

Entry Requirements: None

Assessment: Written assignment (100%)

Assessment: Critical analysis/reflection (50%), Practice portfolio (50%)

Fee: £210

Fee: £210 Therapeutic interventions are those therapies which faciliate a positive ‘therapeutic shift’ for a wide range of psychological disorders including anxiety, depression and substance abuse. Participants will be encouraged to apply critical thinking to various therapeutic interventions including counselling skills and helping strategies. Pertinent perspectives drawn from cognitive behavioural, client centred, neuro-linguistic programming and sensorimotor therapies will be explored as options for client support. The qualities of a therapeutic practitioner and the function of an individual’s value system will be examined within the context of the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. Theory will be strongly linked to experiential practice and set within an atmosphere of enabling and resourcefulness. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Critically differentiate between the concept of the therapeutic alliance and other helping strategies • Determine the various components of the therapeutic alliance supported by humanistic, behavioural and social models • Explore the capacity to develop and maintain the alliance without rupture • Critically evaluate the efficacy of psychotherapeutic interventions as an enabling process • Facilitate and support effective communication skills during the varying stages of a therapeutic intervention

This module aims to provide participants with the opportunity to claim academic recognition for work based learning which has contributed to their own continued personal/professional development while enhancing client care. The module facilitates this by providing the framework for a piece of self-directed and individually negotiated professional development activity. The framework affords an individual participant the opportunity to engage, within their workplace, in a significant learning opportunity in relation to a focused and specific area of clinical practice. This includes the opportunity to relate the theory from specialist modules undertaken to practice, through the achievement of clinical competencies and development of competency based portfolios which show reflection and critical analysis of clinical practice. The module enables the student to maximise their professional contribution and effectiveness within the workplace through the analysis of knowledge and skills surrounding practice. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Apply learning through the process of critical reflection/analysis of practice • Demonstrate evidence of knowledge, and where relevant competencies gained through the development of a portfolio • Disseminate learning undertaken to enhance clinical practice BSc Health Studies

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BSc Health Studies Wound Management NURS TBC Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

At the end of this module the student will be able to:

Entry Requirements: None

• Critically analyse the factors which compromise the wound healing process

Assessment: 3,500 word assignment (100%)

• Critically appraise care in relation to current wound management practice using evidencebased guidelines, protocols and assessment tools

Fee: £210

The overall aim of the module is to promote the understanding of the management of patients with a range of wounds. Students will have the opportunity to study a variety of contemporary issues in relation to the wound healing process. Classroom sessions focus specifically on a broad range of topics related to wound management issues and are firmly linked to clinical practice. This includes anatomy and physiology of the skin/ phases of wound healing; legal issues in wound management; wound assessment/cleansing; the TIME principle; management of fungating wounds; nutrition in wound healing; management of acute and chronic wounds; pressure sores/damage/ prevention; common dermatological problems associated with leg ulceration; leg ulcers/diabetic ulcers; burns – when to refer; wound infection/ swabbing; wound pain; maggot therapy; legal issues, documentation and accountability.

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Learning Outcomes

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• Critically review the professional, legal and ethical issues which may arise in clinical practice relating to wound management • Critically evaluate effective health education strategies and discuss the role of other relevant professionals who may offer advice and support to patients with acute or chronic wounds • Critically reflect on your own area of practice and formulate effective strategies to implement change relating to wound management practice


Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care

Contact: Susan Jackson, Programme Leader Tel: 0141 849 4214 Modules are offered on a rotational basis, therefore not all modules will be offered this academic year. If you haven’t received a timetable (detailing trimester, venue and dates for each module) with this study guide, see our website or contact us at hnsu@uws.ac.uk

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Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer NURS09129 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Entry Requirements: None

Entry Requirements: None

Assessment: Presentation (40%), Essay (60%)

Assessment: Presentation (40%), Essay (60%)

Fee: £210

Fee: £210

Patients who have been diagnosed with bone or soft tissue cancers may undergo demanding and extensive treatments which can have a major impact on their quality of life. It is essential that healthcare professionals as part of a multidisciplinary team can deliver the best care to meet the needs of this group of patients in a variety of settings from acute hospital practice to rehabilitation and palliative care.

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the nature of women’s cancers, with a particular focus on breast and gynaecological cancers. It will examine early detection, screening and prevention strategies, evidence-based care and treatments and the wider implications for women with cancer, including fertility and family issues.

This module has been written in collaboration with the Scottish Sarcoma Network and will enhance the students’ understanding of the management, care and rehabilitation of the adolescent, adult and family diagnosed with bone and soft tissue cancer.

This module has been compiled in collaboration with clinically based specialists and will be relevant to all nurses and other healthcare professionals caring for women who are experiencing or have experienced breast or gynaecological cancer. It aims to increase the awareness and knowledge of current evidence-based care.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module the student will be able to:

At the end of this module the student will be able to:

• Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the aetiology and patho-physiology of cancer development which underpins the management of patients with bone and soft tissue cancer

• Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the underlying epidemiological factors related to breast and gynaecological cancers

• Critically examine the role of the nurse or allied health professional within the multidisciplinary team in the assessment and care of the patient and their family following diagnosis and treatment of bone and soft tissue cancer • Critically evaluate the role of the healthcare professional at the end of active treatment when the patient requires palliative or rehabilitative care

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Care of Women with Cancer NURS09015

Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care

• Critically evaluate screening, early detection and prevention strategies currently in practice for women • Critically discuss the physical, social and emotional demands experienced by women and their families whilst being treated for their cancer • Apply a broad and integrated understanding of the multi-professional care that can contribute to women coping with survivorship issues relating to their illness


Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care Chemotherapy - Theory NURS09109 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: Students should have a working knowledge of the care required for patients undergoing chemotherapy Assessment: Class test (100%) Fee: £210 The content will be based on the Workforce Education & Training Framework for the Safe Use of Cytotoxic Medicines (NES 2007) and will also follow the recommendations of the Chemotherapy HDL (29) (SEHD 2005). This module is aimed at nurses and healthcare practitioners who care for people who are undergoing or have undergone chemotherapy. It can be taken as part of the Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care or in conjunction with the Chemotherapy Practice module if required. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Explain the theoretical principles of cytotoxic therapy at cellular level • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the common toxicities and clinical emergencies associated with cytotoxic therapy and subsequent care and treatment • Critically review and integrate relevant research related to the psychosocial needs of patients receiving chemotherapy • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the evidence which guides the multi-professional and holistic care of the individual receiving chemotherapy • Critically evaluate the professional, legal and ethical issues in the care of patients who are receiving chemotherapy

Chemotherapy – Practice NURS09110 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: Chemotherapy - Theory module. Students must be working in an appropriate environment where the clinical caseload involves the administration of chemotherapy. They must also have access to a suitably trained mentor and have the support of their line manager Assessment: Practice portfolio and reflective practice essays (100%) Fee: £210 This module is aimed at registered healthcare practitioners who are involved with the administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy and MUST be taken in conjunction with the Chemotherapy (Theory) module. The student will be expected to achieve practice-based competencies within their clinical area. The content will be based on the Workforce Education & Training Framework for the Safe Use of Cytotoxic Medicines (NES 2007), and will also follow the recommendations of the Chemotherapy HDL (29) (SEHD 2005). Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate safe and autonomous practice and utilise in-depth knowledge when rationalising the treatment and delivery systems associated with cytotoxic therapy • Critically analyse health and safety issues associated with the preparation, administration and disposal of cytotoxic drugs and utilise evidence-based practice to minimise risks • Identify the common toxicity symptoms and adverse reactions and rationalise appropriate interventions • Promote self-care strategies to individuals receiving chemotherapy, acknowledging equality and diversity issues Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care

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Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care Genito-Urinary Cancers NURS09018 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Entry Requirements: None

Entry Requirements: None

Assessment: Essay (90%), Online discussion (10%)

Assessment: Reflective analysis (30%), Essay (70%)

Fee: £210

Fee: £210

This module will examine in-depth the five main genito-urinary cancers in men (prostate, bladder, kidney, testis and penis), covering aetiology, epidemiology, investigation, diagnosis and treatment. Particular attention will be paid to the impact of genito-urinary malignancies on quality of life for sufferers and their families. The module will assess and evaluate current research in the field and will address ethical questions which affect treatment choices. The challenging area of men’s health will be investigated, with particular emphasis on the management of sexual problems associated with genito-urinary cancers and their treatment. The module will be relevant to practitioners in a variety of clinical settings, but will be of particular interest to those working in the fields of urology, oncology, palliative care, sexual health and men’s health. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Apply an advanced understanding of disordered physiology which contributes to the development and outcome of genito-urinary disease • Critically analyse the effects of genito-urinary disease on patients and their partners • Identify and apply ethical principles in the management of disease and its effects • Develop a rationale for the selection of appropriate interventions for men who experience reversible sexual problems associated with their illness or its treatment

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Haematological-Oncology NURS09016

Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care

Although haematological cancers account for a small proportion of the overall incidence of cancer, the nature of this group of illnesses can mean patients often face complex and prolonged treatments. Many physical and psychological problems will be encountered throughout the illness trajectory and this module aims to provide a critical review of the issues surrounding care for this vulnerable population. This module will be relevant to nurses and other healthcare professionals who in the course of their practice are caring for patients with haematological malignancies and will enable them to develop their knowledge and skills to effectively care for patients and provide support for their family. The content will reflect on the current research within this field and emphasise both the theoretical and practical aspects of care and treatment of patients. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate a broad and integrated understanding of the aetiology of the different haematological cancers • Critically discuss the underlying principles of the different therapeutic interventions and subsequent care and management of associated toxicities • Critically analyse the physical, psychological and ethical issues related to survivorship and rehabilitation for individuals who have a malignant haematological disorder • Apply an in-depth understanding of the multi-professional care that can contribute to individuals with a haematological malignancy


Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care Head and Neck Cancer Care NURS09019

Introduction to Cancer Genetics NURS09124

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Entry Requirements: None

Entry Requirements: None

Assessment: Group work (40%), Essay (60%)

Assessment: Essay (80%), Written work (20%)

Fee: £210

Fee: £210

A great number of patients who present with head and neck cancer are associated with social deprivation and high risk lifestyle choices such as heavy smoking and alcohol consumption. In addition, treatment strategies can have a profound effect on the quality of life for patients and nurses and healthcare professionals must be able to deliver a high level of supportive and rehabilitative care to meet the health and social needs of this vulnerable group. This module has been written in collaboration with the West of Scotland Managed Clinical Network for Head and Neck Cancer and aims to increase the knowledge and skills of all health care professionals working within this sphere of practice. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Critically discuss the epidemiology and underlying aetiology of this group of cancers, in particular lifestyle choices and social deprivation • Demonstrate a broad and integrated understanding of the physical and psychological issues faced by patients undergoing treatments for head and neck cancer • Critically evaluate the effective multiprofessional supportive and rehabilitative strategies for patients affected by head and neck cancer

This module focuses on the rapidly developing field of cancer genetics in clinical genetics and aims to introduce, or extend, an individual’s knowledge of the hereditary aspect of common cancers such as breast, gynaecological, colorectal and urological plus unusual cancer syndromes. Identification and screening of individuals at increased risk, and genetic testing and analysis will be covered, plus childhood cancers, pharmacogenetics and the psychological and ethical issues arising in cancer genetics. The format of the course includes formal lectures by members of the West of Scotland Clinical Genetics Team, invited guest speakers, interactive discussions, coursework and an assignment. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the history of genetics and the role of genes in health and cancer • Critically evaluate the provision of cancer genetics services and the operation of cancer genetics clinics to be able to identify those individuals who would benefit from these services • Apply a thorough awareness of patterns of inheritance to the assessment of risk and the generation of “family trees” to be able to communicate effectively information on risk • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the basis of genetic predisposition to a range of cancer syndromes including bowel, breast and gynaecological cancers to identify families who may be eligible for genetic testing • Critically evaluate the role of diet and lifestyle in the development of cancer Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care

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Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care Lung Cancer Care NURS09017 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Entry Requirements: None

Entry Requirements: None

Assessment: Essay (100%)

Assessment: Class test (40%), Essay (60%)

Fee: £210

Fee: £210

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting the population of Scotland and can cause patients profound physical and psychological problems. This module has been compiled in collaboration with clinically-based specialists and will explore the theoretical and clinical challenges of caring for this group of patients. It should be of interest to nurses and other healthcare professionals and will increase their knowledge of current evidence-based care and treatment for patients with lung cancer.

This module covers the fundamental principles of cancer care and will equip nurses and other healthcare professionals with the knowledge to care effectively for people who are experiencing this illness.

Learning Outcomes

The science and epidemiology of cancer will be explored as will new and existing anti-cancer treatments. The physical and psychological effects of a cancer diagnosis on an individual and their family will be a major focus of the module where many ethical, professional and communication concerns will be discussed.

At the end of this module the student will be able to:

Learning Outcomes

• Discuss the epidemiological and social factors associated with the development and distribution of lung cancer

At the end of this module the student will be able to:

• Demonstrate a broad and integrated understanding of the different types of lung cancer and how the staging process determines treatment plans • Critically analyse the physical, psychological and social issues that a patient with lung cancer can experience and how a multi-professional approach can contribute to their care • Critically discuss the ethical and legal issues involved in caring for a person with lung cancer

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The Principles of Cancer Care NURS09013

Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care

• Explain the scientific basis and epidemiology of cancer • Critically discuss current screening, prevention and early detection strategies for cancer • Demonstrate a broad and integrated understanding of existing and novel therapies and their application to cancer care • Critically evaluate the value of multiprofessional working to the patient’s experience of cancer • Examine the ethical and communication difficulties facing patients and healthcare professionals in current cancer care practice


Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care Upper GI Cancer Care NURS09014 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: None Assessment: Essay (30%), Critical analysis (70%) Fee: £210

Taken together, oesophageal, gastric and pancreatic cancers constitute the fifth most common cancer in the country. These statistics are stark and following diagnosis many patients experience significant physical and psychological effects. It is therefore essential that patients have their treatment and care effectively managed by a multi-disciplinary team.

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the underlying epidemiological factors and screening and prevention strategies related to gastric, oesophageal and pancreatic cancers • Critically discuss the diagnosis and treatment of upper gastro-intestinal cancers and examine the current evidence which influences practice • Critically evaluate the role of the multidisciplinary team in achieving and maintaining optimum quality of life for individuals with a diagnosis of upper gastro-intestinal cancer

This module will provide a comprehensive overview of upper gastro-intestinal cancers enabling students to develop critical thinking skills and increase their knowledge of the care, treatment and support required for patients on their journey through their illness. The module will be of relevance and interest to nurses and healthcare professionals from a variety of clinical settings in which patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer are cared for.

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Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care

Contact: Elaine Stevens, Programme Leader Tel: 0141 849 4206 If you haven’t received a timetable (detailing trimester, venue and dates for each module) with this study guide, see our website or contact us at hnsu@uws.ac.uk

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Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care Non-Malignant Palliative Care NURS09022 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: None Assessment: Essay (100%) Fee: £210

This module will examine the ways in which palliative care can be utilised to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for people with nonmalignant diseases. The syllabus will start with a review of the organisational and legislative developments which are underpinning the provision of palliative care in non-malignant disease. It will go on to explore the different settings and service models used. The main part of the module will consist of a critical analysis of the methods and processes employed to palliate symptoms and deliver other palliative outcomes across a range of non-malignant conditions. The module will also examine the palliative care needs of particular patient groups including children and the cognitively impaired. This module will be of particular interest to those working with children, adults and older people suffering from progressive, life-limiting or chronic conditions.

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Critically analyse the organisational and legislative processes which have led to the current provision of palliative care for people with non-malignant conditions • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the service models which have been developed to meet the palliative care needs of people with non-malignant conditions • Critically review research as it applies to practice in the control of symptoms and the provision of psychosocial and spiritual support for people with non-malignant conditions • Demonstrate the ability to recognise the palliative care needs of different client groups including children, adults and older people

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Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care Palliative Care 1 NURS09020 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: None Assessment: Essay (90%), Online discussion (10%) Fee: £210

This module will explore the history, development and current principles and practices of palliative care. The syllabus will start with an examination of the roots of modern palliative care in the hospice movement of the 1960s and 1970s. It will go on to critically analyse current provision of palliative care with particular emphasis on service models, symptom management and preservation of quality of life. Time will be devoted to a review of current trends in palliative care with particular focus on supportive and psychoeducational approaches, novel symptom control techniques and the extension of services to previously neglected groups. The module will be of interest to healthcare professionals working in primary and secondary care as well as those in specialist areas, both palliative care and others. It will be relevant to those who work with children, adults and older people with a range of malignant and nonmalignant conditions.

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Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the origins, development and principles of palliative care • Critically analyse the provision of palliative care and the respective roles of providers (both statutory and voluntary), legislators and individual practitioners • Apply the principles of integrated management to a range of symptoms - physical, psychosocial and spiritual • Critically evaluate the role of supportive interventions in palliative care • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the factors influencing the extension of palliative care to different client groups: children, adults and older people, and those with malignant and non-malignant conditions


Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care Palliative Care 2 NURS09021 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: None Assessment: Essay (90%), Online debate (10%) Fee: £210

This module begins by investigating thanatology. This will include attitudes to death and dying and the impact of societal and professional attitudes on the care of adults and children with life limiting illness. Issues relating to loss, grief and bereavement including the major theories of coping with dying and bereavement and the role of the helper will then be explored. Existential issues in palliative care will also be discussed to ensure students have a clear understanding of their role in spiritual care and the promotion of hope within a culturally sensitive care framework. The role of effective communication in palliative care will be examined in relation to current best practice. In a dedicated session the importance of ethically sound decision-making will be reinforced to allow students to debate online how ethical dilemmas at the end of life effect can affect patients, families and professionals carers. Further discussions relating to the issues of professional support will be contained in the module so that students have an appreciation of the burden caring for all dying patients can bring.

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Critically analyse societal and professional attitudes to death and dying and how these impact on clinical practice • Evaluate the nature of loss and response to relating dying and death from the perspective of the ill person and carers including the bereaved • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the existential needs of the person diagnosed with life limiting illness • Critically evaluate the impact of effective ethical decision-making at the end of life • Demonstrate how effective communication improves the quality of palliative care provision

The module will be of interest to healthcare professionals working in primary and secondary care as well as those who work with children, adults and older people with a life-limiting illness.

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BSc Interprofessional Studies, BSc Nursing Studies and BSc Midwifery Studies – transition modules You may choose modules from this section, and also from the BSc Health Studies and Graduate Certificate programmes as part of the transition arrangements, depending on which programme you are undertaking, core module requirements etc. Contact the Health and Nursing Studies Team for more information. If you haven’t received a timetable (detailing trimester, venue and dates for each module) with this study guide, see our website or contact us at hnsu@uws.ac.uk

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BSc Interprofessional Studies, BSc Nursing Studies and BSc Midwifery Studies – transition modules Ageing Matters NURS09135

Anaesthetic Care Principles NURS09075

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Entry Requirements: None

Entry Requirements: None

Assessment: Assessment (30%), Essay (70%)

Assessment: Assignment (100%)

Fee: £210

Fee: £210

The aim of this module is to enable healthcare workers to identify and challenge personal and professional attitudes and values towards older adults. It also aims to aid participants to recognise and examine policies which will support quality care for older people. It will also explore the nature of healthcare provided for older people from a range of perspectives and allow the professional an insight into planning initiatives which reflect evidence-based practice. This module can also be done by eLearning. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Explore critically the psychology and sociology of growing older and challenge notions of ageism • Show awareness of the older person’s and their carers’ view of health and healthcare workers • Critically examine the effectiveness of their own and colleagues, interpersonal and interprofessional communication when dealing with older adults • Recognise and judiciously examine health policies that support quality care for this client group • Explore the use of evidence-based practice as a means of changing care

This module aims to equip the student with the knowledge required of nurses and other healthcare practitioners who care for patients in anaesthetic and post-anaesthetic areas. Topics covered include: physiology of neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory systems as they relate to the action, delivery and effect of anaesthetic drugs, preanaesthetic assessment and optimisation of patients, airway assessment and management, anaesthesia in special circumstances: paediatric, elderly and obstetrics, anaesthetic machine, regional anaesthesia, physiology of acute pain and its management in the immediate post-operative period, patient care and communication, patient management in the immediate post-anaesthetic period (including ICU). NES competency approval pending. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Examine the application of life sciences to the care of a person undergoing anaesthesia and in the immediate post-anaesthetic period • Explore possible care intervention to meet assessed needs of the patient undergoing anaesthesia • Critically analyse the nature of pain and its management as it relates to post-anaesthesia care • Evaluate strategies to prevent risk during anaesthesia and in the immediate post-operative period • Assimilate anaesthetic nursing knowledge to develop and implement problem-solving and evidence-based practice

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BSc Interprofessional Studies, BSc Nursing Studies and BSc Midwifery Studies – transition modules Common Presentations NURS09079 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Entry Requirements: Patient Assessment or equivalent; clinical supervision, and managerial support are required to undertake module

Entry Requirements: None

Assessment: Written assignment (60%), Work-based learning (40%)

Fee: £210

Fee: £210 This module examines the safe management of the six most common medical presentations and aims to equip the practitioner with the skills and knowledge required to safely examine and offer the appropriate treatment, referral and discharge to patients, across the age span. Presentations covered include abdominal pain, shortness of breath, chest pain, rashes and itching, anxiety and other acute psychiatric presentations and ‘general malaise’. It is suitable for all health professionals involved in the assessment and management of patients who present with these problems. This module is available on-line and on-campus. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate competence and confidence in the physical examination, assessment and management of a variety of common medical presentations across the age span • Integrate theory and practice of the management of common medical presentations • Develop skills in the appropriate treatment, referral and/or discharge of patients presenting with a range of common medical presentations

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ENT Management 1 NURS09130

Assessment: Essay (40%), Literature review (60%)

The module is relevant to the practice of all nurses working with patients with ENT conditions, particularly practice nurses and those working within ENT and A&E departments but also nursing homes and day care. This includes AHPs e.g. physiotherapists, paramedics, audiologist, speech and language therapists. The topics covered include: physiology of ear, nose, oral cavity and upper respiratory tract; causes of deafness and the procedure for audiology testing; demonstrations of the correct procedures for the examination of ear, nose and oral cavity to identify normal structures and identification of abnormal; discussion of common ENT conditions and an outline of their current management, along with the professional and ethical issues that relate to the care of patients with ENT problems. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Examine the application of life sciences to the care of a person undergoing ENT examination • Explore possible care intervention to meet assessed needs of the patient with common ENT conditions • Critically analyse the nature of deafness and its management including prevention strategies • Discuss how professional and ethical issues relate to the care of patients with ENT conditions

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BSc Interprofessional Studies, BSc Nursing Studies and BSc Midwifery Studies – transition modules ENT Management 2 NURS09131 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: ENT Management 1 OR current specialised experience Assessment: Competence development (50%), Reflective analysis (50%)

Forensic Mental Health NURS09009 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: None Assessment: Presentation (30%), Essay (70%) Fee: £210

Fee: £210 This module builds on the knowledge gained in ENT Management 1 and further develops the student’s skills for practice within ENT settings. Skills and competence are developed in the following areas: correct examination of the ear, nose, oral cavity and upper airway and identification of normal structures and breathing patterns; effective management of the removal of foreign body from ear and nose, epistaxis and aural toilet; immediate post-operative management of patients with tracheostomy and laryngectomy; identification of normal and abnormal breathing patterns. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate competence in patient assessment, care and management during examination and treatment of common ENT conditions as a practitioner within the multidisciplinary team

This module enables the student to gain knowledge and understanding of working with mentally disordered offenders, covering a broad range of issues which include history and background of services for mentally disordered offenders and the interface between mental disorder and crime. Issues of treatment in secure settings and the ethical issues raised for both patients and staff. Care for the mentally disordered offender in the community and addressing the complexity of this patient population is considered. This module has a multi-agency approach in its delivery including input from nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, solicitors and police. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate knowledge of the criminal justice system in relation to forensic mental health • Identify current approaches to the treatment of mentally disordered offenders

• Assimilate ENT knowledge to develop problemsolving and evidence-based practice

• Critically analyse current research in the field of forensic mental health

• Critically analyse clinical/professional issues related to the management of ENT patients using a process of reflection on practice

• Demonstrate effective group work and presentation skills

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BSc Interprofessional Studies, BSc Nursing Studies and BSc Midwifery Studies – transition modules Forensic Mental Health Assessment NURS09010 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: None Assessment: Presentation (30%), Essay (70%) Fee: £210

This module enables the student to gain knowledge and understanding of working with mentally disordered offenders, covering a broad range of issues which include multi-agency assessment including relevant risk assessment tools and the management of risk. It looks at different treatment approaches which are relevant to this patient group and examines ethical dilemmas which may present when dealing with mentally disordered offenders and the relevant mental health legislation which applies. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Understand the principles of risk assessment and management • Explore the range of treatment modalities for mentally disordered offenders • Critically examine professional legal and ethical aspects of care • Demonstrate effective group work and presentation skills

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BSc Interprofessional Studies, BSc Nursing Studies and BSc Midwifery Studies – transition modules Fundamentals of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy NURS09128 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: None Assessment: Presentation (20%), Reflective observation (30%), Written assignment (50%) Fee: £210 This module provides an introduction at foundation level to the theory underpinning psychodynamic psychotherapy. Through participation in this module, students will be expected to begin a process of monitoring their own feeling responses to patients/clients in order to help them understand the impact the patient may have on others (including the health practitioner) and consider the implications of this. This module does not provide a professional qualification in psychodynamic psychotherapy, but contributes to the continuing professional development of health practitioners. This form of therapy is often referred to as the ‘talking cure’ and involves paying detailed attention to the patients’ subjective experience, their personal history including significant attachment relationships and to their ‘inner world’ including conflicts and unconscious processes as relevant to their presenting symptoms. Treatments are rooted in psychoanalytic theory and have as their base a psychoanalytic understanding of and respect for the complexity of the human experience. The provision of psychodynamic psychotherapy is supported by the Scottish Government’s paper ‘Delivering for Mental Health’ in that it is an evidence-based psychological therapy appropriate for all age groups and for people with a wide range of difficulties.

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Critically reflect on the relevance and intrinsic value of self-reflection in relation to developing a deeper appreciation of practice and working with people • Analyse in some detail the underpinning theories and principles of psychodynamic psychotherapy and its applications • Critically review the use of psychodynamic reflection to understand the complexities of therapeutic relationships • Discuss the significance of psychodynamic psychotherapy in relation to other forms of psychological therapies

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BSc Interprofessional Studies, BSc Nursing Studies and BSc Midwifery Studies – transition modules Health Needs Assessment (elearning) NURS09108

Medication and Mental Health NURS TBC

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Entry Requirements: None

Entry Requirements: None

Assessment: Written assignment (100%)

Assessment: Written assignment (100%)

Fee: £210

Fee: £210

This module is designed to equip students with the skills to undertake a health needs assessment, particularly from a community or population based perspective. The module has four units: concepts and models of health; health promotion; epidemiology; and health needs assessment. In particular, the module encourages critical debate around various concepts of health and the development of appropriate use of epidemiological data in the process of health needs assessment and promotes the ability to critically examine an approach to health promotion in the students’ area of interest. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Compare differing conceptual variations in defining the term ‘health’ • Critically appraise the concept of health promotion

Ninety percent of mental health service users take two or more psychotropic medicines. All nurses have a duty of care to support safe and effective use of medicines. The impact of any medicine needs to be understood by every nurse administering medicines. This means all mental health nurses need to critically engage with psychopharmacology, clinical governance and wider best practice issues. This module addresses these issues by integrating analyses of psychopharmacology, mental health nursing and medication legislation. This provides the background for a critical analysis of the modern mental health nursing role in medication management for people diagnosed with mental health problems such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and insomnia. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to:

• Critically appraise the need for epidemiology and its relationship to health promotion

• Critically evaluate the concept of concordance in medication management

• Demonstrate the ability to undertake a health needs assessment

• Analyse the potential conflict between modern nursing ideology and legal and ethical issues pertaining to medication management • In psychopharmacological terms demonstrate critical understanding of likely adverse events related to psychotropic medication • Justify an individualised approach to medication management

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BSc Interprofessional Studies, BSc Nursing Studies and BSc Midwifery Studies – transition modules Minor Injuries NURS09091

Patient Assessment NURS09094

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Entry Requirements: Patient Assessment or equivalent; clinical supervision and managerial support are required to undertake this module

Entry Requirements: Clinical supervision and managerial support required

Assessment: Written assignment (60%), Work-based learning (40%)

Assessment: Written assignment (50%), Practical assessment (40%), OSCE (10%) Fee: £210

Fee: £210 This module examines the safe management of minor injuries and aims to equip the practitioner with the skills and knowledge required to safely examine and offer the appropriate treatment, referral and discharge to patients, across the age span, presenting with these injuries. Conditions covered include: injuries of lower limb, injuries of upper limb and girdle, minor cuts and abrasions (including closure), minor eye injuries, removal of foreign objects from ear and nose and minor head injuries. It is suitable for all health professionals involved in the assessment and management of patients with minor injuries.

The module develops the skills and knowledge required to assess and examine patients across the age span. Topics covered include:

Learning Outcomes

} Child protection

At the end of this module the student will be able to:

This module is a pre-requisite requirement for the Minor Injuries and Common Presentations modules.

• Demonstrate competence and confidence in the physical examination, assessment and management of a variety of minor injuries in patients across the age span • Integrate theory and practice of minor injury management • Develop skills in the appropriate treatment, referral and/or discharge of patients presenting with minor injuries

} Primary assessment } History taking } Assessment and examination of chest, abdomen, ENT, musculoskeletal and neurological systems } Assessment of the child } Legal and professional issues, consent and confidentiality } Communication and consultation skills

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate a critical understanding of enhanced skills in history taking, examination and management of patients • Demonstrate skills in the evaluation of patients using risk stratification • Demonstrate the ability to exercise autonomy in patient management as part of the multidisciplinary team • Identify and analyse pertinent legal and professional issues

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BSc Interprofessional Studies, BSc Nursing Studies and BSc Midwifery Studies – transition modules Unplanned Care of Acutely Ill/Injured Children and Young People NURS09140 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: Prospective students must have undertaken the NES study days for care of acutely ill and injured children and provide evidence of successful completion of same; must be a registered healthcare professional; and provide evidence of currency in Basic Life Support (adult and child). Students must have managerial approval to undertake module Assessment: Structured portfolio of learning (50%), Written assignment (50%) Fee: £210

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Use a structured approach in the assessment of the acutely ill/injured child or young person • Communicate effectively with children, young people, family and relevant professionals • Analyse and discuss the ethical, legal and professional issues that may be encountered when caring for acutely ill/injured children or young people and their family • Source, discuss and use current evidence-based practice in the unplanned care of acutely ill/injured children and young people • Demonstrate competence at core level for the care of the acutely ill/injured child or young person

This module is aimed at healthcare professionals who care for children who are acutely ill or injured and who are working in acute and unscheduled care areas. The module will facilitate the professional to attain NES defined core competencies in the care required by children, young people and their family when acute illness/ injury presents in a child or young person. This module is a core requirement for healthcare professionals working with acutely ill and injured children. Students are required to undertake and demonstrate successful completion of the NES approved practice based and employer-led study period prior to undertaking this module.

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BSc Interprofessional Studies, BSc Nursing Studies and BSc Midwifery Studies – transition modules Reproductive Health NURS09101 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: Registered Nurse or Midwife with two years’ post-registration experience Assessment: Assessment/Examination (100%) Fee: £210 This module offers the student an opportunity to explore contemporary issues in sexual and reproductive health. Themes such as contraception, pre-conceptual care, infertility, menopause, breast health, cervical cytology, patient group directives, history taking and sexual health promotion will be included in the syllabus. By the end of the module students will have developed a theoretical framework, advanced and specialist communication skills and a range of general cognitive skills. These new skills can be applied to sexual and reproductive healthcare practice in a variety of settings such as primary care, schools, gynaecology, midwifery, youth clinics, and specialist sexual health services. The module is taught and requires seven days university attendance (35 hours core class contact hours).

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Critically analyse the factors which influence reproduction and contraceptive choice • Demonstrate an evidence-based approach to appropriate use of contemporary contraceptive methods • Demonstrate a critical understanding of legal, moral and ethical issues which relate to sexual and reproductive healthcare • Critically analyse and evaluate contemporary evidence which relates to sexual and reproductive health

Sexual and Reproductive Health Course This short course comprises of three SCQF Level 9 modules. Reproductive Health and Genito-Urinary Medicine are core theoretical modules which must be taken by all students. Students may choose either Reproductive Health Practice or Genito-Urinary Practice to be awarded a short course completion certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health (60 SCQF Level 9 points). For further details of the modules available as part of this course, see pages 57-59.

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BSc Interprofessional Studies, BSc Nursing Studies and BSc Midwifery Studies – transition modules Genito-Urinary Medicine NURS09087

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Reproductive Health Practice NURS09102

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9

Entry Requirements: Registered Nurse or Midwife with two years’ post-registration experience

Entry Requirements: Registered Nurse or Midwife with two years’ post-registration experience

Assessment: Essay (100%)

Assessment: Written assignment (100%)

Fee: £210

Fee: £210

This module offers the student an opportunity to explore contemporary issues in Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM). Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and public health perspectives will be explored in-depth. Additional themes such as STI prevention (Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Infestations, Syphilis, Blood Borne Viruses, Trichomoniasis, Human Papiloma Virus, Molliscum, Genital Herpes, HIV and AIDS), health promotion theories, attitudes, values and GUM service provision are an integral part of the module. By the end of the module students will have developed a theoretical framework, advanced and specialist communication skills and a range of general cognitive skills. These new skills can be applied to sexual and reproductive healthcare practice in a variety of settings such as primary care, schools, gynaecology, midwifery, youth clinics, and specialist sexual health services. The module is taught and requires seven days university attendance (35 hours core class contact hours).

This module offers the student an opportunity to apply theory learned from Reproductive Health and Genito-Urinary Medicine modules to clinical practice within general sexual health clinics (family planning). Students will complete 12 clinical sessions that will be allocated to the student by the university. The student will have the opportunity to practice and gain confidence in areas of reproductive health such as contraception, pre-conceptual care, infertility, menopause, breast health, cervical cytology, patient group directives, history taking and sexual health promotion. Reflective practice will be a key theme within this module. By the end of this module students will have developed knowledge and understanding of the healthcare needs of clients who present at sexual health clinics and advanced/ specialist communication skills. These new skills can be applied to sexual and reproductive healthcare practice in a variety of settings such as primary care, schools, gynaecology, midwifery, youth clinics, and specialist sexual health services.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal theories and terminology of genitourinary medicine • Critically analyse the incidence and prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections • Explain what measures may contribute to the control of spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections within the population • Demonstrate an evidence-based approach to sexual health promotion

At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate safe and effective nursing practice within the context of sexual and reproductive healthcare • Relate theory to clinical practice, including teaching and learning and counselling • Demonstrate application of knowledge and understanding of law and ethics to clinical practice in sexual and reproductive healthcare • Demonstrate an ability to offer each client up-todate, evidence-based information and counselling, prior to screening or diagnostic procedures

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BSc Interprofessional Studies, BSc Nursing Studies and BSc Midwifery Studies – transition modules Genito-Urinary Practice NURS09088 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: Registered Nurse or Midwife with two years’ post-registration experience Assessment: Written assignment (100%) Fee: £210

By the end of this module students will have developed knowledge and understanding of the healthcare needs of clients who present at genitourinary medicine clinics and advanced/specialist communication skills. These new skills can be applied to sexual and reproductive healthcare practice in a variety of settings such as primary care, schools, gynaecology, midwifery, youth clinics, and specialist sexual health services. Learning Outcomes

This module offers the student an opportunity to apply theory learned from Reproductive Health and Genito-Urinary Medicine modules to clinical practice within genito-urinary medicine clinics (specifically for diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections). Students will complete 12 clinical sessions which will be allocated to the student by the university. The student will have the opportunity to practise and gain confidence in areas of genito-urinary health. This will include detailed sexual history taking, diagnostic procedures and treatments for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Infestations, Syphilis, Blood Borne Viruses, Trichomoniasis, Human Papiloma Virus, Molliscum, Genital Herpes, HIV and AIDS. Health promotion strategies and public health approaches to the control of spread of sexually transmitted infection such as partner notification and the mechanisms for reporting and monitoring STIs within the general population are covered.

At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate safe and effective nursing practice within the context of sexual and reproductive healthcare • Relate theory to clinical practice, including teaching and learning and counselling • Demonstrate application of knowledge and understanding of law and ethics to clinical practice in sexual and reproductive healthcare • Demonstrate an ability to offer each client up-to-date, evidence-based information and counselling, prior to screening or diagnostic procedures

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BSc Interprofessional Studies, BSc Nursing Studies and BSc Midwifery Studies – transition modules Foundations of Orthopaedic Nursing NURS09056

Trauma Orthopaedic Nursing NURS09055

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: Currently employed within a relevant clinical area providing orthopaedic care Assessment: Written assignment (60%), Examination (40%)

Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: Foundations of Orthopaedic Nursing; currently employed within an area exposed to orthopaedic trauma patients receiving care; managerial support to undertake the module Assessment: Written assignment (60%), Clinical competency log (40%)

Fee: £210 This module covers the knowledge underpinning orthopaedic practice and is relevant to all practitioners who work within a relevant clinical area providing orthopaedic care. It is a prerequisite module for progression to Trauma Orthopaedic Nursing and Elective Orthopaedic Nursing. The module content covers: • Neuromusculoskeletal development, structure and function (anatomy and physiology) • Disease processes (congenital, inflammatory, malignant, degenerative, metabolic) • Bone donation/grafting • Infection control/surveillance • Orthopaedic theatre • Pain management – acute and chronic • Pin site care • Traction/casting principles • Wound healing and wound management Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Apply a broad and integrated knowledge of anatomy and physiology of nerve, muscle and bone development, growth and healing across the lifespan • Define and describe the common disease processes affecting the musculosystem across the lifespan • Analyse the role and appropriate utilisation of specialist services and staff within orthopaedic practice to enhance the care of the patient with musculoskeletal dysfunctions • Examine and evaluate the effect of orthopaedic conditions on the patient and their families 60

Fee: £210 This builds upon the module ‘Foundations of Orthopaedic Nursing’ and aims to develop the orthopaedic practitioner’s knowledge and skills in management of patients with a range of trauma orthopaedic conditions. Module syllabus includes: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Triage and major incident Musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology Fractures (classification and management) Bone healing Upper limb injuries and management Lower limb injuries and management Brachial plexus injuries Pelvic girdle injuries and management Compartment syndrome Head injury and Glasgow Coma Scale Spinal injury and nursing management Involvement of emergency services e.g. fire, police, ambulance

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the mechanism of injury relating to a range of orthopaedic trauma conditions • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the conservative and surgical patient management of a range of orthopaedic trauma conditions • Examine and evaluate the management and effect on lifestyle for patients with a range of orthopaedic trauma conditions

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BSc Interprofessional Studies, BSc Nursing Studies and BSc Midwifery Studies – transition modules Elective Orthopaedic Nursing NURS09054 Level: 20 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: Foundations of Orthopaedic Nursing; currently employed within an area exposed to orthopaedic elective patients receiving care; managerial support to undertake the module Assessment: Written assignment (60%), Clinical competency log (40%) Fee: £210 This builds upon the module ‘Foundations of Orthopaedic Nursing’ and aims to develop the orthopaedic practitioner’s knowledge and skills in management of patient with a range of orthopaedic conditions. Module syllabus includes: • Musculoskeletal disorders (malignant, congenital, degenerative) • Osteochondritis • Upper limb surgery (incorporating reconstructive and joint replacement surgery) • Lower limb surgery (incorporating reconstructive and joint replacement surgery) • Osteoarthritis • Rheumatoid arthritis

Statutory Supervision Modules MIDW09014/MIDW09013 Level: 40 points at SCQF Level 9 Entry Requirements: All applicants must satisfy the NMC (2006, 2004) requirements (www.nmc-uk.org); be a practising midwife and have three years experience as a practising midwife of which at least one shall have been in the two year period immediately preceding the appointment. Recruitment of students is normally undertaken in partnership with local supervising authority midwifery officer (LSAMO) in line with the LSA National Forum (UK) guidelines (2007) Assessment: Written assignment (100%) – MIDW09014, Portfolio (100%) – MIDW09013 Fee: £1000 (£500 per 20 point SCQF Level 9 module) This module is designed to prepare midwives to undertake the role of statutory supervision of midwives. The practical component will utilise the Nursing and Midwifery Council standards (2006) for the preparation of supervisors of midwives and their continuing practice development. The key concepts of this practice-based module have been designed to enable students to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of midwifery supervision and its application in practice. The content will include:

• Pre-operative assessment services

Leadership Skills

• Day surgery/23 hour facilities

• Promoting childbirth as a normal physiological event • Ability to recognise the range and diversity of midwifery practice • Statutory supervision within the governance agenda including risk assessment and protection of the public • Evidence-based approach to care delivery. • Supporting midwives within complex ethical, legal and professional issues • The Supervisors role in investigatory processes • Championing women and their families to actively engage within maternity services

Learning Outcomes At the end of this module the student will be able to: • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the management of a range of orthopaedic conditions • Explain how a multi-agency approach to patient management enhances patient outcome • Examine and evaluate the lifetime effects on lifestyle for patients with a range of orthopaedic conditions on the lifestyle of patients

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Further Study Options

A variety of further study options at a range of levels (SCQF Level 9/10/11), including Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and Masters are available – please see listings for contact details.

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Further Study Options Return to Practice (Nursing) Contact: Jo Oliver Tel: 01387 702103 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

Return to Practice (Midwifery) Contact: Karen McDonald Tel: 0141 849 4272 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

Practice Teacher module Contact: Angie Docherty Tel: 0141 849 4108 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

Effective Research Supervision module Contact: Pat Watson Tel: 01698 283100 ext 8659 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

Specialist Practitioner District Nursing - Graduate Diploma

Postgraduate Certificate in Cancer and Palliative Care Contact: Susan Jackson, Programme Leader Tel: 0141 849 4214 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

Postgraduate Certificate in Child Protection Contact: Martin Donachy, Lecturer Tel: 0141 849 4310 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

MSc Maternal & Child Health Contact: Dr Maria Pollard, Programme Leader Tel: 0141 849 4271 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

MSc Health Studies Contact: Angela Bonar, Programme Leader Tel: 01698 283100 ext 8656 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

MSc Nursing

Contact: Vicky Wilson Tel: 0141 848 3896 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

Contact: Diane Fotheringham, Programme Leader Tel: 0141 849 4204 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - Graduate Diploma

MSc Psychosocial Interventions

Contact: Angie Docherty Tel: 0141 849 4108 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health) - Graduate Diploma Contact: Marisa Stevenson, Programme Leader Tel: 0141 849 4283 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice Contact: Ann McQuarrie, Programme Leader Tel: 01698 283100 ext 8642 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

Contact: Mick Flemming, Programme Leader Tel: 01292 886455 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

MSc/MPhil/PhD Research Contact: Professor John Atkinson, Professor Community Health & Postgraduate Studies Tel: 0141 849 4279 email: uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

Apply To apply for one of these further study options, please contact University Direct on 0800 027 1000 or email uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

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Applications and Fees Applications

Payment of fees

All application forms for part-time study should be returned to:

Fees are normally payable at enrolment, unless an employer or other organisation wishes to be invoiced for a student’s fees. A purchase order or letter confirming payment of fees must be supplied at the time of enrolment.

Health & Nursing Studies Team Lifelong Learning Academy University of the West of Scotland Paisley Campus Paisley PA1 2BE Or, alternatively returned by fax to: 0141 848 3636. If you are a continuing student you should complete a health-related part-time module selection form. If this is not included with this guide contact the Health & Nursing Studies Team for a copy or visit www.uws.ac.uk/pt Queries relating to the application process should be directed to the Health & Nursing Studies Team on 0141 848 3656. As demand for many of the part-time modules is high, early application is advised. If you have been accepted on a programme or module you will receive written confirmation of your place. All offers of a place are conditional on there being sufficient uptake. Instructions on how and when to enrol will also be sent to you or alternatively contact us at hnsu@uws.ac.uk Cost As a part-time student, you will be responsible for paying your fees. Part-time study at the University is offered at a competitive rate: Standard home student fees Undergraduate modules: 20 credit modules - £210 Postgraduate modules: 20 credit modules - £555 Some modules have non-standard fees and this is indicated in this guide as appropriate. Fees for overseas students vary. Please contact us for clarification or visit www.uws.ac.uk/finance

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Where part-time students are paying their own fees, a deposit must be made of the cost of one full module at enrolment. Please see the Finance section of our website for our full 2010/11 tuition fee schedule. Existing students may make an online payment in advance of enrolment; visit www.uws.ac.uk/schoolsdepts/finance/students If you are studying more than one module, outstanding balances must be paid by instalments via the online payment facility. The University accepts payments by all major credit and debit cards. Students seeking help with financial concerns should contact Student Services for possible alternative sources of funding or visit www.uws.ac.uk/fundingadvice Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are in place with: • NHS Ayrshire & Arran • NHS Lanarkshire • Argyll Division of NHS Highland The SLAs allow staff, with the authorisation of their line manager, to access all modules and programmes within this guide at no cost to them, individually. Please contact your Practice Development Unit for the appropriate form and further information. Fully completed SLAs should be returned to the University with your registration documents or brought to a registration session. NHS Dumfries & Galloway students, funded under the NHS contract, need to complete a study request form. Please contact your line manager for the appropriate form and further information. NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde still to be confirmed at time of print.


Applications and Fees Funding your studies Under a range of funding initiatives we can help you meet the costs of study. Fee reductions Some students may be eligible for free part-time study. The Government Fee Waiver Scheme operates for part-time undergraduate students residing in Scotland on low incomes or qualifying benefits. Students will be eligible for a fee waiver if they satisfy one of the following conditions: (i) The student’s family is in receipt of: • Income Support • Working Tax Credit • Housing Benefit • Pension Credit • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance (where a student is living in the parental home, he/ she must be classed as a ‘dependant’ before a fee waiver can be granted under the above criteria). (ii) The student is in receipt of: • Severe Disablement Allowance • Disability Living Allowance • Employment and Support Allowance • Incapacity Benefit /Invalidity Benefit • Carer’s Allowance • Attendance Allowance (iii) The student is in receipt of Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance (and has been so for a continuous period of no less than six weeks prior to the date of application). (iv) The sole income to the student’s family is Department for Work and Pensions benefits (again, if you are a student living in the parental home, this only applies if you are classed as a ‘dependant’).

The University offers a 50% discount on any of our full cost accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to state pensioners. This offer does not include any person retired under the statutory age of 65 for men, or 60 for women. Furthermore, a 50% discount can also be sought on postgraduate study for students on Fee Waiver benefits (list above). If the student is in receipt of any means-tested benefit over and above their state pension (i.e. Income Support) they may then have a full Government Fee Waiver for part-time undergraduate study. Please note the Government Fee Waiver pays up to £210 per 20 point module. If your module costs more, then you will be expected to pay the balance. Call the Health & Nursing Studies Team on 0141 848 3656 for more information. Part-time SAAS Discretionary Fund The University’s Funding & Advice Team administers the Part-time SAAS Discretionary Funds. If you earn under £22,000, or are in receipt of the ILA or Government Fee Waiver schemes then you are eligible to apply for Bursary funding for programme associated costs, travel and care costs, but not to meet the cost of tuition fees. Any award from this scheme is a non-repayable bursary. There is no age limit for higher education students to receive payments from this fund. Applications forms are widely available at each campus or from www.uws.ac.uk/fundingadvice If you need help completing the application form the Funding and Advice Team at your campus should be able to assist you.

(v) Low income (the net income of the student’s family is lower than the threshold for receiving income support - for students living in the parental home, this applies only to those who are classed as ‘dependants’). Students must provide evidence with 3 months or 6 week payslips. Applications and Fees

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Applications and Fees ILA Scotland Learner Accounts ILA Scotland is a Scottish Government scheme that helps you pay for learning that you can do at a time, place, pace and in a way to suit you. It is for people who have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or who are on benefits. If you are 16 or over and living in Scotland, you could get up to £500 towards the cost of learning with a learner account from ILA Scotland. There are two types of account available: £200 accounts are available to people who are interested in learning something new or brushing up on their skills. There are plenty of courses to choose from and you can even use your £200 account as part payment for some University courses. The ILA200 accounts operate on a calendar year basis and please remember that before you book a course ILA200 account holders must have received their ILA Scotland account number. If you change your mind and decide not to take up your place please let us know immediately and we may be able to refund the money back to your Learner Account. Once you have decided upon your course, you must contact us with your account details so funding can be secured in time. Once your account has been opened, and you have attended the course the money is nonrefundable. We cannot refund your account if you have attended classes, or in the case of distance learning, after the course has started. £500 accounts are available to people who are studying towards a part-time higher education course at UWS such as a Certificate of Higher Education, undergraduate degree or a postgraduate degree or a course deemed as continuous personal development (CPD) at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Levels 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. You must be studying for at least 40 credits (normally 2 modules). This award operates on an academic year basis (September-August), and can be granted every year.

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If you want to check if a course is eligible you should speak to our Education Guidance Team, or contact ILA Scotland directly. No matter which account you choose the money is not a loan – so you don’t have to pay any of it back. You can only have one type of account open at any time so it’s important that you choose carefully. It should take about 14 days for your application to be processed once you have returned the completed application form. If you need help with the application process or have any questions, call the ILA Scotland helpline to speak to an adviser on 0808 100 1090. On receipt of your Learner Token for an ILA200 account, you must submit this to our Finance Office. For the ILA500 you must submit the award letter to the Finance Office. To request an application pack or for further information to help you decide on the right account for you call the ILA Scotland helpline free on 0808 100 1090 or visit www.ilascotland.org.uk Winning Women/Motivated Men Under the University’s Winning Women and Motivated Men initiatives, if this is the first time that you have studied at one of our campuses or by distance learning or at one of our off-campus sites, and if you are a ‘home or EU’ student, resident in Scotland, you may be eligible for free part-time study of one single undergraduate module up to 20 credit points and up to the value of £210 from across the University’s provision. These initiatives are designed to enable you to get a taster of study at our University. To be considered for funded study under these initiatives, you should fill in the Winning Women/Motivated Men section of the part-time application form. You will only be considered if you are not eligible for one of the other funding initiatives. For more information contact the Health & Nursing Studies Team on 0141 848 3656 or email hnsu@uws.ac.uk


Applications and Fees Professional and Career Development Loans

Important notice to all applicants

Professional and Career Development Loans are bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The Young People’s Learning Agency will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. Because the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, they should only be considered as an option once all other student funding options have been investigated. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit www.direct.gov.uk/adultlearning or contact Careers Advice on 0800 100 900. Our learning provider registration number is 3917.

University terms & conditions

Help and advice Part-time students have access to all of the University’s advisory and guidance resources. Our staff in the Health & Nursing Studies Team are on hand to help you decide which of our part-time study options are right for you. Out of hours appointments, designed to fit in around your commitments, offering advice and guidance on study or subject combinations, are available. For more information contact the Health & Nursing Studies Team on 0141 848 3656 or email hnsu@uws.ac.uk Information sessions Drop-in information sessions are held at all campuses before the start of each trimester. Visit our website for more details of dates, locations and times www.uws.ac.uk/lifelonglearning or see page 10 at the front of this guide.

All students will be required, as a condition of enrolment, to abide by, and submit to, the procedures of the University’s Rules and Regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the current Regulations, including the Disciplinary Regulations, can be consulted in the University libraries and is available on request from the Academic Registrar. The University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver programmes and modules in accordance with the descriptions as set out in this prospectus. However, the University does not provide education to UK undergraduates on a commercial basis. It is also very largely dependent on public funds which the University has to manage in a way that is efficient and cost effective in the context of provision of a diverse range of programmes to a large number of students. The University therefore: • reserves the right to make variations to the contents or methods of delivery including campus location, to discontinue and to merge and combine programmes and modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. If the University discontinues any programmes or modules it will use its reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative programme • cannot accept any responsibility, and expressly excludes liability, for damage to students’ property and transfer of computer viruses to students’ equipment • cannot accept responsibility for the nonavailability of services, teaching and/or examinations outwith its control. Students are not eligible to graduate if they are in debt to the University

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Applications and Fees The Data Protection Act 1998 The University is registered as a data user with the Office of the Information Commissioner. The University holds data relating to its students for the purposes of maintaining the student record (including personal and academic details) and management of academic processes (for example, academic audits, examination boards and awarding of degrees). The University also discloses student information to a variety of recipients including employees and agents (including University appointed debt recovery companies) of the University, the University’s Students’ Union, partner institutions of the University, current or potential employers, providers of education and relevant government departments to whom it has a statutory obligation to release information. The University undertakes to maintain student data in secure conditions and to process and disclose data only within the terms of its Data Protection notification. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 students have a right to access current personal information held by the University and a right to object to data processing that causes damage and distress. For details of these procedures please contact the: University Data Protection Officer University of the West of Scotland Paisley Campus Paisley PA1 2BE Complaints procedure The University is committed to providing highquality services for its students. However, it recognises that students, applicants, or members of the public may have legitimate complaints about the services or facilities provided by the University. Therefore the University has a Complaints Procedure which should be used in these instances. Further details on this procedure are available from www.uws.ac.uk/foi

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The remit of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman includes University of the West of Scotland, and complaints that are not satisfactorily resolved may be referred to the Ombudsman. Normally this should be within 12 months of an issue arising. Further information about the role of the Ombudsman is available from www.scottishombudsman.org.uk The University reserves the right to alter the advertised programme provision if circumstances require. Please note: all information in this guide is correct at time of printing, but may be subject to change at a later date.


Other part-time study options We offer part-time study across a range of areas, including business, creative industries, education, languages, social sciences, computing, engineering, science and introductory study options. To request our part-time study guide which details options at our Ayr, Hamilton and Paisley Campus, call us on 0141 848 3193, email lifelonglearning@uws.ac.uk or visit www.uws.ac.uk/pt To find out more about other study options at Dumfries Campus, call 01387 702075 or email dumfries@uws.ac.uk to request a copy of our study guide.

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Index BSc Health Studies

Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care

Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction

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Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer

38

Alcohol, Drugs: Policy & Prevention

17

Care of Women with Cancer

38

Anticoagulant – Theory

18

Chemotherapy - Theory

39

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

19

Chemotherapy - Practice

39

Community Health

19

Genito-Urinary Cancers

40

Complementary Therapies

20

Haematological-Oncology

40

Evidence-based Practice

20

Head and Neck Cancer Care

41

Improving Health and Tackling Inequalities

21

Introduction to Cancer Genetics

41

Independent Study

21

Lung Cancer Care

42

Infection Control in Practice

22

The Principles of Cancer Care

42

Interprofessional Working

22

Upper GI Cancer Care

43

Introduction to Personality Disorders

33

Leading in Health Care

23

Loss, Grief & Bereavement

24

Managing Acute Conditions

25

Managing Chronic Conditions

26

Mentorship: Professional Practice

27

Non Medical Prescribing (Theory and Practice) 28

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Nurse Prescribing V400

29

Nursing in General Practice

30

Older Adults in Society

31

Pain Management

32

Professional, Moral & Legal Issues

33

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

34

Teaching in Professional Practice

34

The Therapeutic Alliance

35

Work Based Learning

35

Wound Management

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Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care Non-Malignant Palliative Care

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Palliative Care 1

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Palliative Care 2

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Further Study Options

Ageing Matters

49

Anaesthetic Care Principles

49

Common Presentations

50

Elective Orthopaedic Nursing

61

ENT Management 1

50

ENT Management 2

51

Forensic Mental Health

51

Forensic Mental Health Assessment

52

Foundations of Orthopaedic Nursing

60

Fundamentals of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 53 Genito-Urinary Medicine

58

Genito-Urinary Practice

59

Health Needs Assessment (elearning)

54

Medication and Mental Health

54

Minor Injuries

55

Patient Assessment

55

Reproductive Health

57

Reproductive Health Practice

58

Statutory Supervision Modules

61

Trauma Orthopaedic Nursing

60

Effective Research Supervision

63

MSc Health Studies

63

MSc Maternal and Child Health

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MSc Nursing

63

MSc Psychosocial Interventions

63

MSc/MPhil/PhD Research

63

Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice

63

Postgraduate Certificate in Cancer and Palliative Care

63

Postgraduate Certificate in Child Protection

63

Practice Teacher Module

63

Return to Practice (Midwifery)

63

Return to Practice (Nursing)

63

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - Graduate Diploma

63

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health) - Graduate Diploma

63

Specialist Practitioner District Nursing -Graduate Diploma

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