1. 10 specialist practice outcomes* whilst continuing to work in your normal
practice setting (Pass/Refer)
*you will require a practice mentor to assess
2. A reflective portfolio of evidence (100%) which supports your competency
Applied Specialist Nursing Theory (7HW072) (September to January - Semester 1)
You will study anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, assessment, monitoring and therapeutic interventions relating to a variety of areas relevant to the care of the critically ill patient. You will evaluate guidelines and evidence relating to the management of critical illness.
Module content includes:
The context and development of critical care services, applied physiology of respiratory, cardiac, renal and gastrointestinal systems; non-invasive ventilatory support, nutritional support and metabolic disorder. Maintaining patient safety as a fundamental aspect of care will be addressed as a theme throughout the module along with communication skills and infection control measures.
A case study (100%) detailing a coordinated approach to care for an individual experiencing an episode of critical illness.
Applied Specialist Nursing Theory (7HW073)
(January to May - Semester 2)
You will focus on managing care of critically ill (level 3), patients and will evaluate guidelines and evidence underpinning methods of assessment and therapeutic intervention.
Module content includes:
Applied physiology and assessment of the nervous system; shock and haemodynamic monitoring; mechanical ventilation; management of acute renal failure; sedation, delirium and pain management; psychological effects of critical illness for the patient and family. Patient safety, communication and infection control issues will continue as themes throughout this module.
Module Dates 2019-20
Vivas 11-15 May 2020
All dates are Wednesday 0900 - 1600 hours except viva voca - individual appointments tbc during Sem 2
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Applied Specialist Nursing Practice
Applied Specialist Nursing Theory (1)
Applied Specialist Nursing Theory (2)
You must have current NMC registration.
You need to have a degree or significant evidence of successful level 6 study (at the discretion of the course leader)
Applicants should apply direct to the University and if seeking support from an employer should agree this in advance of an application.
You need to be working in a critical care unit, for a minimum of a year, have your unit's support to complete the course and have completed Step 1 of the national competency framework.
Course fees and finance
Postgraduate Loans: Are available for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England. For more information on eligibility and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan
Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number . A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.