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Undergraduate Programme Specification

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

Programme Title Cert Applied Health Science Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Certificate
Programme Code NAM-UC-AH UCAS Code HECoS Code 100260 - Healthcare science - 100
ATAS Clearance Required No
Mode of Study Full Time
Type of Programme Undergraduate Certif Length of Programme 3 Calendar 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 (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)

There is no direct entry to this programme. 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.

Programme Specific Regulations

There is no direct entry to this programme.

A student, who has been successful in all credit bearing modules including compulsory elements of year 1 of the BSc (Hons) Professional Nursing BSc and who elects not to proceed to year 2, may request to be considered for the exit award of Certificate in Applied Health Sciences. To be considered for this award the student must have accrued 120 credit points at level 1, from the BSc (Hons) Professional Nursing.
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.

Examinations and assignments shall be planned to assess the student's knowledge, skills and attitudes, and demonstrate ability to achieve NMC Progression Point 1. Examinations and assignments will reflect module content and NMC requirements. Students must complete all assessed components which contribute towards the final summative mark for the module.

Students must complete all modules and achieve satisfactory performance in all compulsory elements. Compensation between elements is not permitted. The pass mark for all modules is 40% unless otherwise stated. Re-sits will be facilitated at the next available opportunity.

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 record two absent medicals for an assessable component of the programme will be considered by 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 withdrawals from the course exceed 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
FTP in relation to the BSC (Hons) Professional Nursing

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.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

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

Demonstrate an ethical and professional approach in caring for patients and their families.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of Enquiry Based Learning, students will develop critical thinking skills enabling them to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods.

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

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies NIPAD

Demonstrate an attitude of intellectual curiosity and an appreciation of how active, lifelong learning can benefit patients and themselves.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of Enquiry Based Learning, students will develop critical thinking skills enabling them to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods.

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

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies NIPAD

Demonstrate a respect for patients’ rights, particularly in regard to consent and confidentiality.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of Enquiry Based Learning, students will develop critical thinking skills enabling them to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods.

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

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies NIPAD

Have an appreciation of the duties and responsibilities when caring for patients/families and when dealing with colleagues

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of Enquiry Based Learning, students will develop critical thinking skills enabling them to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods.

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

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies NIPAD

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

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

Support the professional development and safe practice of others through peer support, leadership, supervision and teaching.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) students will develop critical thinking skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play

Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy,

Demonstrate a commitment to the need for continuing professional development and personal supervision activities in order to enhance knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed for safe and effective nursing practice.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) students will develop critical thinking skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play

Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy,

Apply knowledge of effective inter-professional working practices which respect and utilize the contributions of members of the health and social care team.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) students will develop critical thinking skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play

Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy,

Contribute to public protection by creating and maintaining a safe environment of care through the use quality assurance and risk management strategies.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) students will develop critical thinking skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play

Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy,

Demonstrate sound clinical judgement across a range of differing professional and care delivery contexts.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) students will develop critical thinking skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play

Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy,

Evaluate and document the outcomes of nursing and other interventions.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) students will develop critical thinking skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play

Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy,

Present a rationale for the nursing care delivered which takes account of social, cultural, spiritual, legal, political and economic influences.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) students will develop critical thinking skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play

Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy,

Apply knowledge and appropriate repertoire of skills indicative of safe nursing practice, based on the best available evidence

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) students will develop critical thinking skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play

Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy,

Formulate and document a plan of nursing care, where possible in partnership with patients, clients, their carers, families and friends within a framework of informed consent

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) students will develop critical thinking skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play

Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy,

Undertake and document a comprehensive, systematic and accurate nursing assessment of the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients, clients and communities

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) students will develop critical thinking skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play

Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy,

Create and utilise opportunities to promote the health and wellbeing of patients, clients and groups.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) students will develop critical thinking skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play

Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy,

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

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

Demonstrate key skills in communication, information retrieval and employability.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of EBL students will develop subject-specific skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

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

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy

Delegate duties to others as appropriate, ensuring they are supervised and monitored.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

hrough the use of EBL students will develop subject-specific skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

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

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy

Engage in, develop and disengage from therapeutic relationships through the use of appropriate communication and interpersonal skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

hrough the use of EBL students will develop subject-specific skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

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

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy

Practice in a fair and anti-discriminatory way, acknowledging the differences in beliefs and cultural practices of individuals or groups.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

hrough the use of EBL students will develop subject-specific skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

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

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy

Practice within a legal framework that protects the rights of the patient and client including respect for confidentiality.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

hrough the use of EBL students will develop subject-specific skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

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

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy

Manage one’s self, one’s practice and that of others in accordance with the NMC’s Code and Advisory documents, recognizing one’s ability, competency and limitations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

hrough the use of EBL students will develop subject-specific skills enabling students to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods:

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

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

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

Ability to manage self, delegate to others, accept responsibility, plan in collaboration with other professionals.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the use of Enquiry Based Learning, students will develop critical thinking skills enabling them to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods.

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

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy

Use of self, role modelling, information sharing, needs assessment and referral systems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

hrough the use of Enquiry Based Learning, students will develop critical thinking skills enabling them to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods.

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

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy

Awareness of needs assessment, utilization of risk assessment model/framework.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

hrough the use of Enquiry Based Learning, students will develop critical thinking skills enabling them to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods.

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

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, NIPAD, Numeracy

Research awareness, literature search skills and evidence based 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

Reading, writing, information retrieval, referencing.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

hrough the use of Enquiry Based Learning, students will develop critical thinking skills enabling them to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods.

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

Methods of Assessment

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

Time management, goal and objective setting.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

hrough the use of Enquiry Based Learning, students will develop critical thinking skills enabling them to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods.

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

Methods of Assessment

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

Problem analysis, creative thinking, decision making, negotiation skills, reflection, evaluation, observation, symptom recognition and referral.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

hrough the use of Enquiry Based Learning, students will develop critical thinking skills enabling them to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods.

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

Methods of Assessment

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

Leadership, group facilitation skills, giving and receiving feedback, coping with dynamics within a group, e.g. silence, defence mechanisms.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

hrough the use of Enquiry Based Learning, students will develop critical thinking skills enabling them to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods.

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

Methods of Assessment

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

Sensitivity, empathy, sympathy, appropriate self-disclosure, conflict management, boundary setting, non-judgemental acceptance.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

hrough the use of Enquiry Based Learning, students will develop critical thinking skills enabling them to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods.

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

Methods of Assessment

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

Communication, listening, self-awareness, stress management, self-appraisal, professionalism, teaching/presentation skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

hrough the use of Enquiry Based Learning, students will develop critical thinking skills enabling them to take control of their own learning through the following teaching, learning and assessment methods.

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

Methods of Assessment

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

Module Information

Stages and Modules

Module Title Module Code Level/ stage Credits

Availability

Duration Pre-requisite

Assessment

S1 S2 Core Option Coursework % Practical % Examination %
Professionalism in Nursing NFM1120 1 20 YES 18 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Evidence Based Nursing 1 NFM1121 1 10 YES YES 8 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Essential Life Science and Foundations of Pharmacology NFM1122 1 20 YES YES 36 weeks N YES 0% 100% 0%
Caring Communication in Nursing NFM1123 1 10 YES 5 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Public Health Perspectives NFM1124 1 20 YES YES 8 weeks N YES 10% 90% 0%
Foundation of Adult Nursing NAM1126 1 40 YES YES 36 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Foundation of Children's and Young People's Nursing NCB1126 1 40 YES YES 36 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Foundation of Learning Disabilities Nursing NLD1126 1 40 YES YES 36 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Foundation of Mental Health Nursing NMH1126 1 40 YES YES 36 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Safe Medicate 1 NFM1125 1 0 YES YES 18 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%

Notes

To be considered for the award of Certificate in Applied Health Science the student must have accrued 120 credit points, from the BSc (Hons) Professional Nursing.