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Undergraduate Programme Specification

BSc Health Studies

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 processes. All degrees are awarded by Queen's University Belfast.

Programme Title BSc Health Studies Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Bachelor of Science
Programme Code NAM-BSC-HS UCAS Code HECoS Code 100290 - Nursing - 100
ATAS Clearance Required No
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

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 6

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 (2001)

Accreditations (PSRB)

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 complete all modules and achieve a satisfactory performance in all compulsory elements.

Awards, Credits & Progression of Learning Outcomes
Part-time students may take no more than four modules in any one academic year. A part-time course of study should be completed in a minimum of two and a maximum of five years. At the discretion of the Adviser of Studies, other approved modules in the University may be taken.
Stand Alone Modules: It is possible to take stand alone modules without registering for the BSc (Hons) programme, subject to satisfying the appropriate entry requirements.

Students with protected characteristics

No impediments to applicants for this programme

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

Yes
Students are subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations.

Educational Aims Of Programme

The overall aims of the BSc (Hons) in Health 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

Stages and Modules

Module Title Module Code Level/ stage Credits

Availability

Duration Pre-requisite

Assessment

S1 S2 Core Option Coursework % Practical % Examination %
Orthopaedic Nursing HSN3151 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Musculoskeletal Care: Skills and Principles HSN3153 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Fracture Trauma Nursing HSN3152 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Managing Patient Deterioration HSN3001 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Care of the Critically Ill Child HSN3040 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 60% 0% 40%
Clinical Cardiology NRS3069 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Nephrology Introductory Module HSN3076 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Cardiology Nursing NRS3070 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%
Practice to Theory HSN3054 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 80% 20% 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%
Renal Replacement Therapies (RRT) HSN3075 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Renal Nursing HSN3074 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 80% 20% 0%
Leading and Facilitating SPR3041 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Nursing HSN3141 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Respiratory and Urological Endoscopy Nursing HSN3142 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%
Palliative and End of Life Care NUR3007 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 80% 20% 0%
Administration of Systemic Anti-cancer Therapies (Children) NRS3079 1 40 YES 12 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Biomedical Aspects of Respiratory Disease HSN3045 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Nursing Management of the Patient with Respiratory Disease HSN3046 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Administration of Systemic Anti Cancer Therapies HSN3016 1 40 YES 12 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Anaesthetic Nursing Practice: Speciality Specific HSN3082 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 50% 50% 0%
Enhancing Knowledge and Skills: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR 2) HSN3080 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Physiology: Homeostasis in Acute/Critical Health Care NRS3008 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Introduction to Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR 1) HSN3079 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Health Assessment NMP3002 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Clinical Skills in Haematology and Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation NRS3078 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Haematology and Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation NRS3077 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Clinical Aspects of Respiratory Care HSN3047 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Research and Development in Clinical Practice SPR3101 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Management of Pressure Ulcers NRS3072 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Intensive Care Nursing HSN3156 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 50% 0%
Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Nursing HSN3157 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 50% 0%
High Dependency Nursing HSN3158 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 50% 0%
Understanding and Working with People who Self Harm HSN3078 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Understanding and Helping People who use alcohol and drugs HSN3077 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Fundamentals of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy HSN3026 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 50% 50% 0%
Fundamental Anaesthetic Nursing Practice HSN3081 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%

Notes

Programme Structure, Levels, Modules and Credits Due to the part-time nature of this programme, students are normally only permitted to study a maximum of 3 modules in one academic year and a maximum of two modules in any one semester. Compulsory Modules Part-time students may register for module SPN3101 Research and Development in Clinical Practice in either the first or second year of study. Some modules will have restrictions, students must be working in the relevant area to access these.