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PgDip Applied Health Science

Academic Year 2021/22

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

PgDip Applied Health Science

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

Postgraduate Diploma

Programme Code

NAM-PD-AH

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

100260

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

Yes

Portfolio Required

Portfolio

Interview Required

Interview

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

2 Calendar Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

190

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Nursing & Midwifery

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 7

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Nursing (2009)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 23-10-19

REGULATION INFORMATION

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

100% attendance in clinical practice is mandatory. Students will normally have the opportunity to make up clinical hours for practice missed through absence or illness or other recognised extenuating circumstances. Students are required to pass 100% numeracy examination before completion of the programme. Students must complete all modules and achieve satisfactory performance in all compulsory elements. Compensation between elements is not permitted.

Programme Specific Regulations

There is no direct entry to this programme.

Students who do not wish or are not permitted to continue on the professional qualification programme may request to be considered for the exit award of a Post graduate Diploma in Applied Health Sciences.
To be considered for this award the student must have accrued a minimum of 120 CATS at level 7.

Students should attend all timetabled classes. Students who fail to satisfy the attendance requirements will be referred to the Year Co-ordinator and if their absence is deemed to compromise satisfactory completion of the module they will be referred to the Board of Examiners.

100% attendance in clinical practice is mandatory. Students will normally have the opportunity to make up clinical hours for practice missed through absence or illness or other recognised extenuating circumstances.

Students must complete all modules and achieve satisfactory performance in all compulsory elements. Compensation between elements is not permitted.

The pass mark for all level 7 modules is 50% and for level 6 is 50%, unless otherwise stated. Re-sits will be facilitated at the next available opportunity.

Specific dates for submission of assignments will be available in each module's booklet and examination dates and times will be posted on the University Examination's website. Students must complete all formative assessments. To pass a summative assessment the students must obtain a mark of 40% or higher.

Students whose progress appears to be unsatisfactory at any stage of their studies, who are absent from a University examination for a reason not approved by the School, or who records two absent medicals for an assessable component of the course will be considered at the Board of Examiners.

A student on temporary withdrawal shall return to the programme at the point where they were last deemed competent.

A student whose temporary withdrawal from the course exceeds two years will be required to permanently withdraw from the programme in line with current University Regulations. If the student wishes to return to the programme at a later time, they will be required to reapply to the School.

A student who has been required to take a temporary withdrawal will be required to complete a self-declaration form prior to return to the programme, declaring any criminal record they may have attracted during absence.

Students with protected characteristics

No impediments to applicants for this programme.
There is no direct entry to this programme.

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

Yes
Yes

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

Disseminate knowledge, understanding and associated skills that will enable students to work effectively, flexibly and responsively within a healthcare arena.

Provide students with an appropriate overview of the regulatory and legislative framework for care pertinent to their role.

Develop key skills to prepare for further study and/or employment and lifelong learning. Explore methods of research relevant and appropriate to the care setting.

Provide students with an opportunity to enhance and demonstrate appropriate communication and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrate emerging leadership

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

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

Work in partnership with individuals and their families, carers and other supporters to promote and maintain positive health and well-being and improve health outcomes

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Make a key contribution to continually improving the quality of care and treatment given, and improving people’s experience of care.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Assess and manage risks to patient safety or experience, across organisations and settings

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Identify and respond appropriately to vulnerable (social, economic and politically) populations, challenging discriminatory behaviour

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

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

Apply evidence based theoretical knowledge to area of practice by providing a rationale for all aspects of care delivery

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Critically engage with current research to improve quality in practice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Gather and apply relevant evidence from practice to support decision making

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Translate critical reflective practice across complex and dynamic health contexts to be agents for change

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

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

Work in partnership with people, families/ carers and communities from culturally, religious and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Support and enable people at all stages of their lives to make informed choices about their health

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Conduct thorough holistic assessments taking into account the personal situation, characteristics, preferences and wishes of people, their families and carers

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Take a lead in promoting health and helping people improve their mental, behavioural, cognitive and physical health and wellbeing by placing the patient at the centre of care.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Consider how digital health and e-learning can enhance nursing practice contributing to improved outcomes for individuals, families and communities

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Work collaboratively and in partnership with the person central at all times

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Work collaboratively with colleagues in other fields/ disciplines

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

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

Critically reflect on interpersonal skills and communication, including active listening, with others and how this impacts on care provision

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Work collaboratively across all organisations to deliver seamless health and social care

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Effectively communicate to address challenges and promote achievements within teams

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Foundations of Children's and Young People's Nursing

GCB7106

1

20

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Professionalism, Caring and Communication in Nursing

GEM7101

1

20

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Practice Learning 1 - Adult Nursing

GAM2101

1

0

YES

YES

36 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Foundation of Adult Nursing Care

GAM7106

1

20

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Safe Medicate 3 - Children and Young People

NCB3137

2

0

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Safe Medicate 2 - Adult

NAM2127

1

0

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Safe Medicate 2 - Children and Young People

NCB2127

1

0

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Safe Medicate 3 - Adult

NAM3137

2

0

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Public Health and Supporting People with Chronic Health Care Needs

GEM7102

1

20

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Quality Improvement in an Inter-professional Context - Part B

GEM7105

2

60

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Complex and High Dependency Care of Infants and CYP including Transitions Across Services

GCB7107

2

20

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Practice Learning 1 - Children and Young People's Nursing

GCB2101

1

0

YES

YES

36 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Practice Learning 2 - Children's and Young People's Nursing

GCB3101

2

0

YES

YES

36 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Quality Improvement in an Inter-professional Context - Part A

GEM7104

1

0

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Applied Life Science

NSY2122

1

20

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Developing Leadership and Professionalism

GEM7103

2

20

YES

8 weeks

N

YES

70%

30%

0%

Practice Learning 2 - Adult Nursing

GAM3101

2

0

YES

YES

36 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Essential Pharmacology

NSY2123

1

10

YES

8 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Supporting People with Specialist and Complex Needs Promoting Mental Well Being

GAM7107

2

20

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Notes