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Modules available (September only)

Module code: NB30052
SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 30 (15 ECTS)
Total student effort: 300 hours

Target Audience

The module is suitable for practitioners who have a responsibility for infection prevention in all countries and settings as the focus is on principles and the evidence-base. The introduction to applied microbiology will allow the student to begin to explore and demonstrate the impact of pathogenic micro-organisms in practice. This will then give them an understanding of the application of infection prevention and control interventions.

Delivery Details

The module will be delivered through online distance learning. Students will access all study materials and discussion boards through My Dundee and whilst the module is running, tutor support is given on an as-required basis through email, discussion boards, telephone or other interactive methods. 

Module Aim

To enable students to critically explore the scientific knowledge and strategies that inform the development of best practice within the prevention and control of infection

Module Overview

At the end of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Develop an understanding of applied microbiology, host defence mechanisms and the function of the laboratory in IPC
  2. Use epidemiological, audit and surveillance data to determine appropriate interventions to prevent and control infection
  3. Recognise and investigate incidents and outbreaks
  4. Implement effective, evidence-based practices such as standard and transmission based precautions
  5. Discuss the aetiology of preventable healthcare-associated infections
  6. Explore mechanisms to promote antimicrobial stewardship and manage antibiotic resistant organisms
  7. Engage in critical reflection to enhance personal and professional development

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy allows students to address issues in their setting, and consists of:

  • Part 1: Online assessment (20%) - Multiple choice questions
  • Part 2: Essay (3000 words, 80%) - Critical, fully referenced reflective account on an area of practice, with recommendations for improvement

Module Requirements

Students must have a responsibility for infection prevention and control and access to a computer and internet (preferably broadband).

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 30
Total student effort: 300 hours
 

Target audience

This module encourages students to adopt a critical, analytical and reflective approach to their practice. It is therefore suitable for health professionals who are extending their skills and knowledge in acute and critical care practice and are involved in the care of acutely/critically ill patients. This module can be undertaken as a stand-alone module or as part of the BSc Nursing or BSc Health Studies. 

Delivery details

This module will be delivered through online distance learning. Some optional face to face workshops will be available at the main campus in Dundee. These workshops will be recorded and available to all students online via My Dundee. The workshops include topics such as arterial blood gas analysis and ECG interpretation. Students will access all study materials and discussion boards through My Dundee, and whilst the module is running, tutor support is given on an as-required basis through email, discussion boards, telephone and other interactive methods.

Module aims

The module aims to enable students to enhance their knowledge and skills in the assessment, care and management of acutely / critically ill adults.

Module overview

Intended learning outcomes

Following further study, participation and engagement in the module, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the relevant physiology and pathophysiology underlying the assessment, care and management of acutely/critically ill adults.
  2. Utilise appropriate tools and knowledge to undertake systematic and comprehensive assessments of acutely/critically ill adults, interpret assessment findings and recognise and respond to alterations in individuals’ clinical conditions.
  3. Demonstrate where appropriate, effective decision-making, clinical judgment and problem solving skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate therapeutic interventions in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
  4. Recognise and explore appropriate actions in relation to some of the wider aspects including patient safety, person-centredness, legal, ethical and professional issues that have implications within acute and critical care practice.
  5. Review and explore effective teamwork and communication strategies necessary for ensuring safe care and practice.

Indicative content:

  • Systematic clinical assessments; monitoring and interpretation of assessment findings,
  • Acute cardiac care and rhythm interpretation,
  • Acute respiratory care and blood gas analysis,
  • Fluid and electrolyte balance, hydration and nutritional support,
  • Sepsis and shock,
  • Neurological assessment,
  • Pain assessment and management,
  • Acute medical emergencies,
  • Clinical decision making; Risk, patient safety,
  • Delirium,
  • Recovery from acute and critical illness,
  • Professional, legal and ethical issues,
  • Quality of care; person-centeredness; compassionate care.

Assessment strategy

There will be two written assignments. The first is a 1500 word essay,  incorporating a broad discussion of a contemporary issue and the second is a 2500 word critical discussion of a narrow clinical topic.

Module requirements

Students should have a relevant healthcare qualification e.g. registered nurse, midwife, or paramedic. Students are required to have access to a computer with broadband internet access. The module is not appropriate for students who have previously undertaken/gained credit for the Principles of Acute and Critical Care module which was discontinued in 2012. Students who have not undertaken academic writing recently are encouraged to undertake Developing Academic Skills for Practice.

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

Module code: NB30107
SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 30 (15)
Total student effort: 300 hours
 

Target audience

This module has been developed to meet the required needs of older people across health and social care. Many older patients have complex and co-morbid health conditions and their care requirements exceed the traditional remit of the clinical specialty. The module is suitable for those who care for older people as all, or part, of their patient population.

Delivery details

The module is delivered, through online learning supported by online material for the duration of the module. Students will access all study materials and discussion boards through My Dundee and whilst the module is running, tutor support is given on an as-required basis through email, discussion boards, telephone or other interactive methods. Local students have face to face teaching and Blackboard Collaborate is available is available to distance learning students for online teaching and support. 

Module aims

Provide students with the opportunity to critically appraise the core knowledge, attitudes and skills that are an essential prerequisite for effective delivery for the complex care needs of older people in diverse care settings.

Module overview

This module focusses on managing the complex needs of older people in a variety of care settings.

The module encourages the student to apply evidence to practice through exploration of interventions to prevent a cascade of dependence throughout the patient journey; examination of the practical strategies for the treatment of acute ill health plus long term conditions management including palliative care; an exploration of the psychological impact of ill health and supportive care strategies.
Current local, national and international initiatives aimed at improving physical and mental health care will be interpreted in relation to practice. Issues which bridge primary and secondary care are examined for example, preventing unscheduled admission and medicines management. Examination and critical discussion of the potential impact(s) of the clinical care culture, ageism and ageist treatment of older people in diverse care settings including the influence of nursing attitudes on therapeutic care delivery.
Each unit is underpinned by material to support critical thinking around Care, Compassion and Dignity within the care environment.

Assessment strategy

The module assessment comprises of:-

  1. Summative assessment 1 (15%) - Participation in on-line discussion (1000 word equivalent). Participation over weeks 7 and 8
  2. Summative assessment 2 (85%) - Critical appraisal of the evidence for practice improvement (3500 words) Submitted in Week 12

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 30 (15)
Total student effort: 300 hours

Target audience

Due to the generic nature of clinical governance, this module is suitable for all health professionals, including nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. The module is also suitable for non-clinical staff working in quality-related support roles within a health and social care setting.

Delivery details

This module will be delivered through online distance learning.  Students will access all study materials and discussion boards through the University's virtual learning environment (My Dundee), and whilst the module is running, tutor support is given on an as-required basis through email, discussion boards, telephone and other interactive methods.  This online distance learning delivery mode allows for local, national and international students to undertake the module and to share experiences through discussion and debate.

Module aims

The aims of the module are to enable participants to:

1.  Examine the concept of quality and clinical governance and appraise its impact on the delivery of safe, effective and person-centred care.

2.  Appraise their contribution in driving forward the quality and clinical governance agenda.

Module overview

The module comprises of four units and addresses the following topics:

Introducing Quality and Clinical Governance

  • Drivers for the introduction and continued emphasis on clinical governance
  • Implementing the quality and clinical governance agenda
  • Definitions of quality and clinical governance

Quality and Clinical Governance Elements

  • Exploration of the elements of quality and clinical governance
  • Organisational structures and processes and an examination of the individual role and contribution within the organisation
  • Exploration of national support mechanisms

Approaches to Quality Improvement

  • Exploration of the concepts of quality improvement and quality assurance
  • Improving the quality of our services
  • Monitoring quality
  • Person-centredness as a key theme in quality and clinical governance

Driving Forward the Quality and Clinical Governance Agenda

  • Culture supporting the quality and clinical governance agenda
  • Leadership for quality and governance
  • Challenges, barriers and change management issues

Assessment Strategy

The module assessment is in the form of a 4500 word essay which requires students to identify an improvement which impacts on the delivery of safe, effective and/or person-centred care  and to analyse how it could be successfully implemented in practice

Module Requirements

To undertake this module, students must have access to a computer and internet (preferably broadband) and have basic IT skills

Students should be working within health and social care environments

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits:  30 (15 ECTS)
Total Student Effort:  300

Available: June 2019 and Semester 1 19/20

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Available

Target Audience

All Healthcare professionals working in a clinical setting.

Mode of Delivery

The module will be delivered by blended learning using MyDundee and classrooms in the City Campus, Ninewell’s campus and Kirkcaldy campus.

Online materials are delivered via MyDundee.  MyDundee is the main learning environment for students undertaking the module. The School uses Turnitin (through MyDundee) for submission and grading of all written assessment work.

Module Aims

  • To explore the prevention, diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including acute presentations.
  • To enable participants to develop and apply underpinning knowledge, skills and attitudes to the management of patients with COPD

Module Overview

Knowledge and Understanding

  1. Apply relevant theory of holistic consultation and clinical assessment skills to provide evidence-based care for patients and clients attending with an undiagnosed and diagnosed COPD.

Subject specific practical and intellectual skills

  1. Apply the underpinning knowledge of the pathophysiology relevant to the assessment and management of COPD.
  2. Analyse critically a range of appropriate tools to undertake a systematic and comprehensive assessment and management of patients presenting with COPD.
  3. Identify and develop strategies to evaluate and monitor the patients’ response to pharmacological, non-pharmacological and self-management interventions relevant to the specific management of patients with COPD.
  4. Appraise social, psychological and palliative care issues which may affect this client group and analyse their implications on the patients and the family.

Transferable, employability and enterprise skills and attributes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to exercise autonomy, accountability and leadership within this sphere of clinical practice.

Assessment Strategy

This module has one assessment:

  1. A 4500 word case study on a selected patient with COPD.

Module eligibility requirements

You must be a Registered Health Professional practising in an environment where you will be able to undertake the relevant clinical work to complete the assessments.

Module Contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

SCQF Level: 9

SCQF Credits: 30  (15 ECTS)

Total Student Effort: 300 hours

Starts September to May (over  2 semesters)

Target audience

All Registered Health Professionals

Mode of Delivery

This module is a blended learning module which will be delivered over 2 semesters.

The module content and format are designed to encourage the student to maximise their opportunities to apply theory to practice. The use of interactive, multimedia educational technology is expected to facilitate the development and enhancement of transferrable practical, analytical, and information technology-literacy skills.

The module content will actively promote the development of a critical, analytical and reflective approach to professional practice.

The face-to-face element of this module will be delivered in two blocks each comprising of 3 days. One block per semester.

Module Aims

This module aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the pathological mechanisms and management of cancer. It also aims to enhance knowledge of differential diagnosis, holistic care and advanced communication which is integral with consideration to inequalities in cancer care and Multi-disciplinary working.

Module Overview

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:

Knowledge and skills

  1. Reflect on a range of roles and responsibilities of all the multidisciplinary team in; supporting and encouraging prehabilitation and rehabilitation during, post and longer term in cancer care.
  2. Appraise and evaluate the current guidelines and services for people living with cancer as a long term condition.

Subject-specific practical and intellectual skills and attributes

  1. Demonstrate awareness of strategies to increase cancer screening uptake and improve early diagnosis.
  2. Differentiate investigation findings and subsequent management, in a range of cancers.

Transferable, employability and enterprise skills and attributes

  1. Appraise the role of evidence in improving the standard of cancer care in all settings

Assessment Strategy

The summative assessment is in two parts:

  1. A poster on aspect of care focused on the student’s area of practice, from a choice of topics (1,000 words equivalence)
  2. An essay critically appraising current practice leading to the development and design of an intervention. (3,000 words)

Module eligibility requirements

Registered Healthcare professionals who have contact with people affected by cancer.

Module Contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

Modules available (September and January 2020)

This module forms part of the BSc degree. It can be taken as an option or stand-alone module. It can be taken as a stand-alone and is suitable for independent practitioners.

Module code:NB30005 Local
SCQF Level:9 (6) (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits:30 (15)
Total student effort: 300 hours

Mode of delivery (19/20)

There are 26 days of theoretical content delivered over one semester. University attendance is required for 9 days (face to face) and the remaining 17 days of directed and self-directed learning using MyDundee Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

In addition, you are required to log 78 hours (12 days) of learning in practice to achieve prescribing competencies. Confirmed by Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP) who requires to be a doctor or dentist.

Module aims

To prepare nurses, midwives and specialist/community nurses, physiotherapists, podiatrists, therapeutic radiographers and paramedics to prescribe safely, appropriately, and cost effectively as independent and supplementary prescribers. And dieticians to prescribe safely, appropriately, and cost effectively as supplementary prescribers.  

Module overview

This includes:

  • consultation, decision-making and therapy including referral
  • influences on and psychology of prescribing
  • prescribing in a team context / Prescribing in the public health context
  • clinical pharmacology including the effects of co-morbidity
  • evidence-based practice and clinical governance in relation to non- medical prescribing
  • legal, policy and ethical aspects /Professional accountability and responsibility

Assessment Strategy

  • learning in practice portfolio demonstrating achievement of NMC/HCPC prescribing competencies confirmed by Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP) and this includes completion of 78 hours (12 days) learning in practice log.
  • systematic and detailed examination of practice (SDEP)– assessment of consultation skills by the DMP
  • pharmacology examination (80% pass mark).
  • successful confirmation of numeracy test (100% pass mark)

Module requirements

  • must meet NMC/HCPC requirements
  • evidence of study or equivalent
  • evidence of 3 years post-registration
  • evidence of 1 year in current post
  • Confirmation of sufficient explanation re competence in history taking, assessment. diagnosis and the ability to apply prescribing principles
  • appropriate Designated Medical Practitioner (completed)
  • sufficient evidence of recent study (appropriate to area of practice): please including academic and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) evidence 
  • satisfactory references
  • statement of support from employer
  • access to computer

Additional module requirements for Non-NHS applicants

  • name and address of independent clinic/practice
  • evidence of Health Improvement Scotland (HIS) registration
  • evidence and outcome of any previous HIS audits completed
  • appropriate Designated Medical Practitioner (including contact details in order to confirm suitability prior to application being successful).
  • satisfactory references (1 professional and 1 academic)
  • statement of support from employer/owner and application subject to satisfactory audit which will include:
    • self-declaration of good practice
    • specialist indemnity insurance that covers specific area of practice (must include malpractice insurance
    • details of emergency kit
    • infection control including waste disposal
    • complaints procedure
    • storage of drugs
    • information sheets for clients
    • consent forms
    • evidence of regular audit/business effects and review of clinical services "on the specification of prescribing and administering and dispensing it remains the case that these activities be separated wherever possible and only undertaken by the same person in unavoidable circumstances” NMC 2018

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

Module code: NB30103
SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 30 (15 ECTS)
Total student effort: 300 hours
 

Target audience

This module is suitable for any health professional, involved in delivering or managing the care of cardiac patients in the acute or community setting.

Delivery details

This module is delivered through a blended approach with a combination of 5 face to face contact days, work based learning and additional educational support through MyDundee (the University virtual learning environment). Access to MyDundee offers students easy access to web resources and documents needed for their studies, as well as facilitating discussions and the exchange of ideas with fellow students and tutors. 

Module aims

  • The aim of this module is to allow students to  explore the prevention, diagnosis, acute and long term management of common cardiac conditions
  • To  enable participants to  develop and apply underpinning  knowledge, skills and attitudes to the management of patients with acute and long term cardiac conditions

Through application to practice, students will develop the necessary evidence-based knowledge, attitudes and skills to make a safe and effective contribution to the care and management of cardiac patients across the continuum of care.

Module overview

The module covers key areas in the management of cardiac patients including

  • The pathophysiology and epidemiology of cardiac disease
  • Cardiovascular risk,  assessment and prevention
  • The clinical investigation of cardiac conditions
  • Differential diagnosis  and management of specific acute and long term cardiac conditions  e.g. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS), Heart Failure, Arrhythmias   
  • Pharmacological  and non-pharmacological management of cardiac conditions
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation, self-management and behaviour change   
  • Physical, psychological, and social impact of heart disease
  • Palliative care and end of life issues in cardiac patients

 

Learning outcomes

1. Critically review current issues in relation to the provision of care for patients presenting with acute and long term cardiac conditions.

2. Apply the underpinning knowledge  of the pathophysiology relevant to the assessment and management of acute and long term cardiac conditions

3. Apply underpinning knowledge of cardiovascular risk factors to  the  primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease  

4. Analyse critically a range of appropriate tools to undertake a systematic and comprehensive assessment of patients presenting with cardiac problems.

5. Analyse critically the  local  care provision  for patients with acute and long term cardiac conditions in relation to the current research,  national standards and guidelines

6. Identify and develop strategies to evaluate and monitor the patients’ response to pharmacological, non-pharmacological and self-management interventions relevant to the specific management of patients with cardiac disorders.

7. Appraise social, psychological and  palliative care issues which may affect this client group  and analyse their implications on the patients and the family

Assessment strategy

The module assessment is in the form of a 4,500 word essay focussing on the care of a cardiac patient 

Module requirements

To undertake this module, students must be involved in the care of cardiac patients within either the acute or community setting

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

Module code: NB30104
SCQF Level: 9 (6) (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 30 (15 ECTS)
Total student effort: 300 hours 

Target audience

This module is suitable for all health professionals, including nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

Delivery details

This module will be delivered through online distance learning.  Students will access all study materials and discussion boards through My Dundee, whilst the module is running, tutor support is given on an as required basis through email, discussion boards, and telephone.

Module aims

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop academic skills to inform and enhance their practice.

Module overview

On successful completion of the module students will be able to:

1.  Identify strengths and areas for further development in relation to academic skills.

2.  Develop skills to locate, access and retrieve relevant literature in a systematic way.

3.  Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of evidence and its context.

4.  Develop skills of ciritcal appraisal to inform decision-making in practice.

5.  Manage and communicate information in academic and practice contexts.

6.  Consolidate skills required for lifelong learning.

Assessment strategy

The assessment is a patchwork text assignment based on 4 stages.

 

Module requirements

To undertake this module, students must have access to a computer and internet (preferably broadband) and have basic IT skills.

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 30
Total Student Effort: 300

Available: Semester 1 (September) & Semeser 2 (January)

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General Practice Nurses

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Target Audience

All Registered Health Professionals

Mode of Delivery

The module content and supporting documents/resources are available in My Dundee. The content is released in units and is supported by the module reading list, which is embedded within the University’s virtual learning environment, MyDundee.

There is a strong emphasis on interaction throughout the modules (online and optional face-to-face activities). A range of different approaches will be adopted according to the needs of the students and the module. These include: intensive lectures, tutorials, email discussion with tutors; discussion boards; web conferencing; and social media. Students will receive optional two days’ face to face teaching per module.

Module Aims

  • To prepare registered healthcare practitioner working in primary care and the community to screen and assess those with mental health issues.
  • To improve detection and management of mental health issues, including risk of suicide, in primary care.

Module Overview

On successful completion of this module you will have:

Knowledge and Understanding

  1. Apply relevant theory of holistic consultation and clinical assessment skills to provide evidence-based care for patients and clients attending with a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health issue.
  2. Employ decision making skills in relation to the management of mental health issues, including suicide risk.

Subject specific practical and intellectual skills

  1. Analyse critically sources of information and advice in caring for patients with a mental health issue.

Transferable, employability and enterprise skills and attributes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to exercise autonomy, accountability and leadership within this sphere of clinical practice.
  2. Evaluate the role of healthcare professionals in mental health promotion, treatment and management.

Assessment Strategy

Two specific assessment approaches will be used to assess the module learning outcomes:

  • practice based learning portfolio comprising completion of 4 patient logs
  • 2,500 word essay demonstrating achievement of the learning outcomes

The results of both parts will be combined to give an overall module grade. 

Module eligibility requirements

You must be a Registered Healthcare Practitioner practising in an environment where you will be able to undertake the relevant clinical work to complete the assessments.

Module Contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

Module code: NB40100
SCQF Level: 10 (6)
SCQF Credits: 30 (15 ECTS)
Total student effort: 300 hours

Target audience

This module is suitable for all health professionals, including nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

Delivery details

The module will be delivered through online distance learning. Students will access all study materials and discussion boards through My Dundee. Whilst the module is running, individual supervision with a named supervisor will be given.

Module aims

The module aims to enable students to explore in depth an aspect of practice through the development of an independent project.

Module overview

  1. Identify an aspect of practice for development or improvement, with justification of the choice.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to undertake systematic literature reviewing to identify and select relevant resources.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to develop a reasoned argument and identify implications for or, improvements in, practice.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work independently, including identification of resources, critical analysis, management of time and use of a project planning process.

Assessment strategy

Students can choose one of the following three options:

1.  Poster and Essay

Students will produce a poster based on their project, designed for presentation at a professional conference (1000 words). Students will also write an evaluative essay regarding the project.

2.  A literature review and the development of an implementation project plan/proposal for change.

3.  An improvement project, for example using IHI or BMJ Quality, but not limited to these methods.  Students undertaking this option must meet the following pre-requisites:

Completion of the IHI Open Units Q1 101: Fundamentals of Improvement, Q1 102: The Model for Improvement: Your Engine for Change, and Q1 103: Measuring for Improvement

(or similar); identification of an appropriate clinical supervisor.

The overall length of the assessment will be 5000-7000 words.

Module requirements

To undertake this module, students must have access to a computer and internet (preferably broadband). Students must have completed the core module Introduction to Research-Based Practice prior to taking this module.

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

Modules available (September, January and May 2020)

SCQF Level: SCQF Level 9 (Bachelors)
SCQF Credits: 30 (15 ECTS)
Total Student Effort: 300 hours

Available: September & January

Target Audience

All Registered Health Professionals

Mode of Delivery

Module materials will be made available online and students will be provided with e-activities designed to help them develop their reflective account.

Online activities will include the use of Collaborate Ultra to provide students with a forum where they can discuss their learning with the module team and fellow students.

Students will be given a module facilitator who will support them in the development of the summative assessment.

Module Aims

The aim of the module is to provide students with the opportunity to reflect on continuing professional development activities and evaluate these in the context of their own professional role.

Module Overview

On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

  • Reflect critically on the learning achieved through participation in continuing professional development.

Subject specific practical and intellectual skills and attributes

  • Demonstrate how the CPD claim is to be integrated into the proposed award.

Transferable, employability and enterprise skills and attributes

  • Examine the quality of the evidence base for practice.*
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of the learning on their professional accountability and responsibility.

*Practice refers to practice, management, research and education.

Assessment Strategy

Reflective assignment (3000 words) which should address the learning activities undertaken by the student, reflect on the learning that has taken place and demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes for the module.

Module eligibility requirements

  • Healthcare and social care professionals registered with a Professional or Statutory Body.
  • Recent relevant practice experience or professional learning.

Module Contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

SCQF Level 9

This module is available in 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 60 credits maximum

Depending on student/programme requirements, credits to be undertaken will be negotiated with Module Leader and Programme Leader ( if applicable)

Available: 3 times per year, September, January & May

The module is a stand-alone or optional module for a postgraduate programme within the University.

Target Audience

All Health Professionals

Mode of Delivery

Students will negotiate their topic and learning outcomes with the module leader and work based mentor (if appropriate). Time to undertake relevant activities related to the module learning will also be identified.

On line support and discussion will be available to students. Topics for the discussion boards will be negotiated with students. Students will also be able to access peer support through the associated online community and will get 1:1 support from their academic supervisor.

Students will be largely responsible for organising their own learning. Guidance and tutorial support will be given to develop the learning contract which will require the formation of learning outcomes, details on how the learning experiences will be gained and the assessment plan and methods. Building upon a trigger to learning, for example a study day, practice update, workshop, information session or professional review the student will be provided with tutorial support (to a maximum of 4 hours, plus assignment advice of 1 hour) to produce learning outcomes for the learning contract and review progress. The negotiated learning contract will provide a framework for the all the different activities, including progress review and will culminate in the agreed assessment methods The student will utilise a range of student centred learning strategies that is deemed appropriate to their learning needs e.g. networking, shadowing, clinical supervision group tutorials, also flexible learning materials e.g. hand-outs, workbooks, literature searching and critiquing to meet their learning needs. An optional Practice Learning Log is encouraged and in the case of some professional accreditation is required. This log should normally reflect the notional effort aligned to the module. E.g. 150 hours (approximately). Practice based learning, if an integral part of the learning contract will take place at the students' workplace or placements.

Discussions led by the work place learning are encouraged to problem solve and reflect on practice. Feedback on the elements of the learning contract will be provided on an on-going basis so that students' participate in a critical and reflective evaluation of progress.

Module Aims

The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain academic credit through learning applied in a variety of settings. The module will enable students to identify their learning needs and negotiate learning to develop skills or strategies that aim to push boundaries and pioneer change in the workplace to improve effectiveness and outcomes in their organisations, This could include service users and / or carers, teams, customers, clients and /or themselves.

Module Overview

On completion of the module students will be able to:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Identify and analyse their own learning needs in relation to the selected work based learning topic
  • Negotiate appropriate personal learning outcomes


Subject specific practical and intellectual skills and attribute

  • Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between theory and their workplace practice.
  • Appraise relevant evidence and apply this learning to their workplace practice

Transferable, employability and enterprise skills and attributes

  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently to meet deadlines
  • Develop real or potential solutions from research-based evidence to expand their own practice or service in clinical settings

Assessment Strategy

Negotiated assessment

The assessment is negotiated and agreed between the student, academic supervisor and / or mentor and includes:

  • Formative assessment
    • Development of a learning contract, including negotiated personal learning outcomes and identification of appropriate learning strategies
  • Summative assessment
    • Portfolio will consist of 1000 words per 10 credits of learning. (Up to 6000 words for 60 credits)

The portfolio should include:

  • Learning contract, including personal learning outcomes written to meet SCQF level 9
  • Reflection on learning and evaluation of the learning process.
  • Reflection on how achievement of the learning outcomes enhanced personal practice or service delivery.
  • The portfolio should be underpinned by relevant evidence


Module eligibility requirements

If students are undertaking as part of a programme, then students should meet the programme entry requirements.
If international student language requirements should be met.

 

Module Contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

SCQF Level 10

This module is available in 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 60 credits maximum

Depending on student/programme requirements, credits to be undertaken will be negotiated with Module Leader and Programme Leader ( if applicable)

Available: 3 times per year, September, January & May

The module is a stand-alone or optional module for a postgraduate programme within the University.

Target Audience

All Health Professionals

 

Mode of Delivery


Students will negotiate their topic and learning outcomes with the module leader and work based mentor (if appropriate). Time to undertake relevant activities related to the module learning will also be identified.

On line support and discussion will be available to students. Topics for the discussion boards will be negotiated with students. Students will also be able to access peer support through the associated online community and will get 1:1 support from their academic supervisor.

Students will be largely responsible for organising their own learning. Guidance and tutorial support will be given to develop the learning contract which will require the formation of learning outcomes, details on how the learning experiences will be gained and the assessment plan and methods. Building upon a trigger to learning, for example a study day, practice update, workshop, information session or professional review the student will be provided with tutorial support (to a maximum of 4 hours, plus assignment advice of 1 hour) to produce learning outcomes for the learning contract and review progress.

The negotiated learning contract will provide a framework for the all the different activities, including progress review and will culminate in the agreed assessment methods The student will utilise a range of student centred learning strategies that is deemed appropriate to their learning needs e.g. networking, shadowing, clinical supervision group tutorials, also flexible learning materials e.g. hand-outs, workbooks, literature searching and critiquing to meet their learning needs. An optional Practice Learning Log is encouraged and in the case of some professional accreditation is required.

This log should normally reflect the notional effort aligned to the module. E.g. 150 hours (approximately). Practice based learning, if an integral part of the learning contract will take place at the students' workplace or placements.

Discussions led by the work place learning are encouraged to problem solve and reflect on practice. Feedback on the elements of the learning contract will be provided on an on-going basis so that students' participate in a critical and reflective evaluation of progress.

Module Aims

The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain academic credit through learning applied in a variety of settings. The module will enable students to identify their learning needs and negotiate learning to develop skills or strategies that aim to push boundaries and pioneer change in the workplace to improve effectiveness and outcomes in their organisations, This could include service users and / or carers, teams, customers, clients and /or themselves.


Module Overview

On completion of the module students will be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

  • Identify and analyse critically their own learning needs in relation to the selected work based learning topic
  • Identify and agree appropriate personal learning outcomes


Subject specific practical and intellectual skills and attribute

  • Demonstrate critical understanding of the relationship between theory and their workplace practice.
  • Critically analyse relevant evidence and apply this learning to their workplace practice


Transferable, employability and enterprise skills and attributes

  • Show initiative and demonstrate the ability to exercise autonomy and initiative to meet deadlines
  • Identify creative solutions from research based evidence to expand their own practice or service in clinical settings


Assessment Strategy


Negotiated assessment

The assessment is negotiated and agreed between the student, academic supervisor and / or mentor and includes:

  • Formative assessment
    • Development of a learning contract, including negotiated personal learning outcomes and identification of appropriate learning strategies
  • Summative assessment
    • Portfolio will consist of 1000 words per 10 credits of learning. (Up to 6000 words for 60 credits)


The portfolio should include:

  • Learning contract, including personal learning outcomes written to meet SCQF level 10
  • Reflection on learning and evaluation of the learning process.
  • Critical reflection on how achievement of the learning outcomes
  • The portfolio should be underpinned by relevant evidence


Module eligibility requirements

If students are undertaking as part of a programme, then students should meet the programme entry requirements.
If international student language requirements should be met.

 

Module Contact


For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

 

Modules January only

Module code: NB30053
SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 30 (15 ECTS)
Total student effort: 300 hours

Target audience

This module is suitable for practitioners with a responsibility for infection prevention and control in all countries and settings. 

Delivery details

The module will be delivered through online distance learning. Students will access all study materials and discussion boards through My Dundee and whilst the module is running, tutor support will be given on an as-required basis through email, discussion boards, telephone or other interactive methods.

Module aim

To provide students with the opportunity to critically explore and debate infection prevention and control issues, in order to develop a holistic and strategic understanding of their role, practice and influence for improvement through change.

Module overview

On completion of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the skills required to participate in the development of operational and strategic initiatives at local and national level.
  2. Appraise the ethical, legal and professional issues surrounding accountability and understand the consequences of failing to practise safely.
  3. Evaluate the decision making process, risk assessment, multi-professional and multi-disciplinary working, accountability and governance within complex situations, such as decontamination, outbreak management and the built environment.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to formulate, implement and evaluate learning and teaching strategies that promote quality and safe care.
  5. Examine and discuss core components of quality improvement and patient safety principles, approaches and application to service delivery.

Assessment strategy

This is in two parts and consists of an online activity and an essay

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

Module code: NB30105
SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 30 (15 ECTS)
Total student effort: 300 hours

Target audience

This module is suitable for all health professionals, including nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

Delivery details

The module is delivered through online distance learning. Students will access all study materials and discussion boards through My Dundee. Whilst the module is running tutor support is given on an as-required basis through email, discussion boards, telephone or other interactive methods.

Module aims

To provide the opportunity for students to integrate their developing knowledge of all aspects of the research process and its application to evidence-based practice.

Module overview

During study of this module students will

1. Explore the nature of research and examine its significance for health care practice.

2. Demonstrate understanding of advanced literature searching and the ability to appraise literature that reports research.

3. Demonstrate awareness of different ways of making sense of data.

4. Demonstrate understanding of the application of research findings to practice. 

Assessment strategy

The assessment is in three parts

Module requirements

To undertake this module, students must have access to a computer and internet (preferably broadband) and have basic IT skills.

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

Module code: NB30108
SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 30 (15)
Total student effort: 300 hours

Target audience

This module is suitable for all healthcare professionals

Delivery details

This module will be delivered through online distance learning.  Students will access all study materials and discussion boards through MyDundee, and whilst the module is running, tutor support is given on an as-required basis through email, discussion boards, telephone and other interactive methods.

Module aim

The aim of the module is to enable students to use a research/evidence based model to critique the nature of person-centredness to their own practice.

Module overview

1.  Explore and articulate beliefs and values underlying person-centredness.

2.  Engage in a critical review of the political and organisational factors influencing person-centredness in international and local contexts

3.  Critically appraise current evidence, theories and models which underpin person-centred care.

4.  Critically review how patients articulate their personhood in care settings.

5  Discuss and debate how a person-centred approach can be applied to different contexts and different client groups.

6.  Critically review how professionals care for themselves while delivering person-centred care.

7.  Debate and discuss the potential barriers and challenges to a person-centred practice.

 

Assessment strategy

Summative assessment will be a 4,500 word assignment.  Students will critically examiner an issue, using key themes from a person-centred model to critique their analysis of how person-centredness was supported or compromised in practice.

 

Module Requirements

All students undertaking this module must be a healthcare professional in their country of practice. Additionally students must be able to demonstrate that the module topic is relevant to their professional practice context. In addition students must have access to a computer and internet (preferably broadband).

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits:  30 (15 ECTS)
Total Student Effort:  300

Available: January 2020

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General Practice Nurses

NHS Education for Scotland provides funded places on this course for nurses working in General Practice in Scotland. Apply for funded places. Enquires to:nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

This contemporary module will prepare you to assess, diagnose and manage patients with minor illnesses in a safe, effective and person centred way. The module will be delivered online with supplementary face to face days where you will be taught by lecturers who have extensive clinical expertise in this area of practice. 

This module will help with requirements for continuous professional development and may help with career progression. The learning throughout the course will focus on learning and developing in practice areas.

What you will study

  • history taking
  • consultation analysis
  • pathophysiology
  • clinical examination
  • clinical assessment across the lifespan
  • emergency presentations
  • clinical decision making

This module will prepare you to assess, examine, make a diagnosis and provide treatment or advice for the management of minor illnesses.  Minor illnesses include some common conditions such as sore throat, earache and chest infections.

  • You will have the opportunity to learn and develop new clinical skills.
  • You will learn from experts.
  • You will have an opportunity to develop your digital literacy skills in a supportive environment.
  • You will have the opportunity to meet and network with a range of students from a variety of backgrounds.
  • The assessment is practice focused.
  • Successful completion will give you the opportunity to expand your role in practice.

Assessment

  • Practice based learning portfolio comprising of 4 patient logs and a practice based assessment.
  • Objective Structured Clinical examination (OSCE).

Teaching methods

Online delivery using MyDundee:

  • pre-course reading and activities
  • problem based scenarios
  • online discussion boards
  • self directed learning
  • individual reflection

Students will have the opportunity to attend face to face sessions.

You will be required to work independently online using the School's virtual learning environment - MyDundee. You will also have the opportunity to attend face to face classes in either City or Kirkcaldy campus.

You will be supported by the course team and University services including the Library, Academic Skills Centre and the University’s Information Technology department.

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

Modules may not run if there are insufficient students registering for them.

How you will be taught

The modules are mainly delivered online using the University of Dundee virtual learning environment, My Dundee. We use approaches such as:

  • Online content including video
  • Discussion boards and web conferences
  • Web based activities and quizzes

Some modules are delivered in a blended format and these are limited to local students. There is no requirement to come to the University to study with us and an online induction is provided to all students.

How you will be assessed

We use a range of coursework assignments, including presentations, essays and course journals to assess our post registration modules. There are no exams.

These modules form part of our post registration portfolio. You can continue from a single module to a BSc, by combining relevant modules.

Further information on our BSc Post-registration courses.

The BSc programmes are for nurses, midwives and other health and social care contexts such as the voluntary sector, managers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), physiotherapists and nutritionists.
As our programmes are delivered through on-line distance learning you will need reliable access to the internet.
All applicants are required to demonstrate the achievement of 120 credits at level 7 and 120 credits at level 8 (or equivalent) prior to commencing the programme. This is usually demonstrated by the programme leading to your professional qualification.
All applications are reviewed individually and this will determine the number of modules you need to complete.

 EU and International qualifications


English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.5
Listening 6.0
Reading 6.0
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0

 Equivalent grades from other test providers

 

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

 Discover our English Language Programmes

Home fees 2018-19
Non EU fees 2018-19
30 credit module £770 30 credit module £1,980
15 credit module £385  15 credit module £990

 

Home fees 2019-20
Non EU fees 2019-20
30 credit module £810 30 credit module £2,080
15 credit module £405  15 credit module £1,040
SCQF Level 9, 30 credit module (Non-Medical Prescribing) £1,040 SCQF Level 9, 30 credit module (Non-Medical Prescribing) n/a
Total programme cost £3,240 Total programme cost £8,320

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.

Examples of additional costs:

One off costOngoing costIncidental cost
Graduation feeStudio feeField trips

*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.

Additional costs:

  • may be mandatory or optional expenses
  • may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
  • vary depending on your programme of study
  • are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.

For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.

Fees are charged on a per module basis. In many cases they can be paid in full or by instalments.

Your employer may be willing to cover all or part of these fees as part of a staff development programme 

Recognition for Prior Experiential Learning

£100
Recognition for Prior Credited Learning £100 per 10 credits

All prices are subject to an annual review. 

As part of your application you will be asked to state the name and code of the module you wish to study.

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the how to apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.

  Degree Course code
Apply nowStand alone BSc Degree Modules in Nursing and Health Studies ModuleP060696