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BSc Health and Clinical Studies

Academic Year 2017/18

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

BSc Health and Clinical Studies

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Bachelor of Science

Programme Code

NAM-BSC-CS

UCAS Code

JACS Code

B790 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

Entrance Qualifications:

• Entrance Qualifications: Candidates must normally hold a professional healthcare qualification.
• Candidates must normally have a Higher Education Diploma or equivalent qualification (240 Credit Points, 120 of which must be at Level 2). Candidates who have successfully completed the School’s Certificate in Health Studies at Level 2 may transfer on to the BSc (Hons) programme.
Additional Information for International Students
• Overseas applicants must have achieved an *IELTS score of not less than 6.0, with not less than a score of 5.5 in each of the components. For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals please see:
• http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/InternationalStudents/EnglishLanguageRequirements/
*Taken within the last 2 years. For Further Information refer to http://www.qub.ac.uk/nur

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Single Honours

Length of Programme

2 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

120

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Nursing & Midwifery

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 6

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Nursing (2001)

Accreditations (PSRB)

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Professor Michael Clark (Chief External Examiner)

Birmingham City University

Dr Elaine Lennan

University of Southampton

Rosemary McCarthy

Liverpool John Moores University

Dr Brian Langshaw

Lancaster University

Mrs Mary Drozd

University of Wolverhampton

Professor Robert Ehrenreich

US Holocaust Memorial Museum, USA

Professor Tony Long

University of Salford

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

No

Programme Specific Regulations

Examinations
• Students must pass all modules and achieve a satisfactory performance in all compulsory elements.

Students with protected characteristics

This programme includes practical and clinical elements where patient safety must be the primary consideration.

Applications will be considered on an individual basis and in conjunction with professional guidelines, Occupational Health and Disability Services.

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No
Students are subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations.

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The overall aims of the BSc (Hons) in Health and Clinical Studies programme are as follows:

• Prepare healthcare professionals to meet the changes and challenges of health care delivery within the health service and independent sector.

• Provide an academically challenging and practice orientated course of study that will prepare registered practitioners to contribute to the quality of professional evidence and informed practice.

• Enhance the ability of practitioners to function as competent and confident graduates.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Utilise creative thinking skills including problem identification and solving, reflection, evaluation and review.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
Group work
Electronic learning
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Case studies
Clinical Skills/Simulation
Personal Portfolio
Networking/peer support
Use of CCTV and video

Methods of Assessment

Written Examinations
Assignment
Video Analysis

Clinical Portfolios
O.S.C.E.

Demonstrate an ability to apply fundamental communication skills: such as listening, questioning, empathy, sensitivity, negotiation and teaching.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials
Seminars
Group work
Electronic learning
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Case studies
Clinical Skills/Simulation
Personal Portfolio
Networking/peer support
Use of CCTV and video

Methods of Assessment

Written Examinations

Video Analysis
Continuous assessment
Clinical Portfolios
O.S.C.E.

Recognise ethical and legal issues that have implications for healthcare practice and take appropriate action.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
Group work
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Case studies
Clinical Skills/Simulation
Personal Portfolio
Networking/peer support
Use of CCTV and video

Methods of Assessment

Written Examinations
Assignment
Video Analysis
Continuous assessment
Clinical Portfolios

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Utilise current information technology to undertake information retrieval and literature searches through key word, author and journal searches.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
Group work
Electronic learning
Case studies
Personal Portfolio
Networking/peer support
Use of CCTV and video

Methods of Assessment

Written Examinations
Assignment

Continuous assessment
Clinical Portfolios

Improve personal performance and skills for working effectively with others: through an understanding of group dynamics, self-appraisal and professionalism.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials
Seminars
Group work
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Case studies
Clinical Skills/Simulation
Personal Portfolio
Networking/peer support
Use of CCTV and video

Methods of Assessment

Written Examinations
Assignment
Video Analysis

Clinical Portfolios
O.S.C.E.

Effectively manage self, delegate to others and utilise management skills: including responsibility taking and collaborative planning.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
Group work
Electronic learning
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Case studies
Clinical Skills/Simulation
Personal Portfolio
Networking/peer support
Use of CCTV and video

Methods of Assessment

Written Examinations
Video Analysis
Clinical Portfolios
O.S.C.E.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Construct a comprehensive assessment of the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients, clients and communities in keeping with specific areas of nursing practice.

Draw from the available national and international evidence to apply knowledge, skills and theory to specific spheres of practice.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
Group work
Electronic learning
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Case studies
Clinical Skills/Simulation
Personal Portfolio
Networking/peer support
Use of CCTV and video

Methods of Assessment

Written Examinations
Assignment
Video Analysis
Continuous assessment
Clinical Portfolios
O.S.C.E.

Offer a reasonable justification for the provision and delivery of nursing care that takes account of social, cultural and quality of life issues.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
Group work
Electronic learning
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Case studies
Clinical Skills/Simulation
Personal Portfolio
Networking/peer support
Use of CCTV and video

Methods of Assessment

Written Examinations
Assignment

Continuous assessment
Clinical Portfolios
O.S.C.E.

Maintain public confidence through careful adherence to Trust/Board policies and guidelines that contribute towards public protection, quality assurance and risk management strategies;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
Group work
Electronic learning
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Case studies
Clinical Skills/Simulation
Use of CCTV and video

Methods of Assessment

Written Examinations
Assignment
Video Analysis
Continuous assessment
Clinical Portfolios

Demonstrate an ability to function effectively as an independent practitioner and at the same time as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Group work
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Case studies
Clinical Skills/Simulation
Personal Portfolio
Networking/peer support
Use of CCTV and video

Methods of Assessment

Written Examinations
Video Analysis
Continuous assessment
Clinical Portfolios
O.S.C.E.

Recognise the need for partnership in care with clients, family, significant others and voluntary agencies;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Group work
Electronic learning
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Case studies
Clinical Skills/Simulation
Personal Portfolio
Networking/peer support
Use of CCTV and video

Methods of Assessment

Written Examinations
Assignment
Video Analysis

Clinical Portfolios
O.S.C.E.

Implement relevant research to the area of specific clinical practice thus enhancing the quality and effect of nursing care.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
Group work
Electronic learning
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Case studies
Clinical Skills/Simulation
Personal Portfolio

Methods of Assessment

Written Examinations
Assignment
Video Analysis
Continuous assessment
Clinical Portfolios

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Assess health, health related and nursing needs of patients of clients, their families and other carers by identifying and initiating appropriate steps for effective care for individuals and groups.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
Group work
Electronic learning
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Case studies
Clinical Skills/Simulation
Personal Portfolio
Use of CCTV and video

Methods of Assessment

Written Examinations
Assignment
Video Analysis

Clinical Portfolios
O.S.C.E.

Set, implement and evaluate standards and criteria of nursing intervention by planning, providing and evaluating clinical nursing care across a range of care provision to meet the health needs of individuals and groups.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
Group work
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Case studies
Clinical Skills/Simulation
Personal Portfolio
Networking/peer support
Use of CCTV and video

Methods of Assessment

Written Examinations
Assignment
Video Analysis
Continuous assessment
Clinical Portfolios

Facilitate learning in relation to identified health need for patients, clients and carers.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Group work
Electronic learning
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Case studies
Clinical Skills/Simulation
Personal Portfolio
Networking/peer support
Use of CCTV and video

Methods of Assessment

Written Examinations
Assignment
Video Analysis
Continuous assessment
Clinical Portfolios
O.S.C.E.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Palliative and End of Life Care

NUR3007

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Clinical Cardiology

NRS3069

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Cardiology Nursing

NRS3070

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Management of Pressure Ulcers

NRS3072

1

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Clinical Skills in Haematology & Bone Marrow Trans.

NRS3078

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation

NRS3077

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Physiology: Homeostasis in Acute/Critical Health Care

NRS3008

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Managing Patient Deterioration

HSN3001

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Tissue repair and regeneration

HSN3013

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

80%

0%

20%

Research and Development in Clinical Practice

SPN3001

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Administration of Systemic Anti Cancer Therapies

HSN3016

1

40

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Radiotherapy: Nursing care

HSN3005

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Lower limb ulceration and associated conditions

HSN3014

1

20

24 weeks

N

YES

80%

0%

20%

Fundamentals of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

HSN3026

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Core Behavioural Strategies

HSN3027

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Core Cognitive Strategies

HSN3028

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Issues in Dementia Care

HSN3032

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Therapeutic Interventions: Communicating with People who have Dementia

HSN3033

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Child Care and the Law

HSN3043

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Practice to Theory

HSN3054

1

20

24 weeks

N

YES

80%

20%

0%

Care of the Critically Ill Child

HSN3040

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

60%

0%

40%

Palliative Care for Children and Families

HSN3060

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Health Assessment

NMP3002

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Renal Nursing

HSN3074

1

20

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Renal Replacement Therapies (RRT)

HSN3075

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Clinical Practice

HSN3147

1

0

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Critical Care Nursing

HSN3149

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Orthopaedic Nursing

HSN3151

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Fracture Trauma Nursing

HSN3152

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Musculoskeletal Care: Skills and Principles

HSN3153

1

20

24 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Nephrology Introductory Module

HSN3076

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

1

20

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

Full-time students must register for modules totalling 120 credit points over a 2 year period and additionally students must undertake a clinical practice module over a 2 year period (450 hours); this compulsory module* must be passed (HSN3147); it does not have any credits and will be undertaken and completed in the clinical setting. The BSc consists of two discrete Parts (1 & 2) that comprise taught modules of study and a clinical practicum. Students must successfully take and pass a total of 120 credit points, including one 20 credit point research module (part 1) and the clinical practice (part 2). With agreement of the Programme Co-ordinator three modules from designated areas of practice (eg Renal Nursing, Intensive Care Nursing) may be used and identified in the final academic award.