MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice (Nursing) / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Concepts of Ophthalmic Nursing L7
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Variable teaching patterns|
|Offered by||Nursing & Midwifery|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This course unit is aimed at Registered Nurses who care for patients with ophthalmic conditions in a range of ophthalmic settings. Applicants should hold a first degree in nursing or demonstrate the ability to study at level 7. This course unit Concepts on Ophthalmic Nursing complements the Nature of Ophthalmic Nursing. Both units are stand-alone but in completing both course units students will to obtain a broader understanding of ophthalmic care.
Knowledge and understanding
- Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the bio psychosocial factors influencing ophthalmic nursing care and eye health promotion in adults and children.
- Establish a critical analysis of the clinical manifestations and abnormal physiology underlying ophthalmic conditions
- Use advanced knowledge and understanding of strategies to prevent/treat and/or manage patients with altered ophthalmic pathology in a range of care settings
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of ophthalmic nursing in the context of ophthalmic multidisciplinary care
- Establish a systematic critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of evidence, guidelines and UK healthcare policy used to prevent, treat and/or manage patients with altered ophthalmic pathology
- Demonstrate a systematic and critical understanding of advances in ophthalmic nursing practice
- Demonstrate a systematic, critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of the evidence base underpinning ophthalmic care
- Demonstrate autonomous learning to advance own knowledge and understanding in ophthalmic nursing
- The care and management of ophthalmic patients’ presenting with ophthalmic disease or trauma.
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Systematically communicate advanced evidence-based knowledge and understanding of ophthalmic patient care to a range of audiences including patients, carers and the multidisciplinary team.
- Critically analyse and synthesise the evidence base underpinning the ophthalmic nursing care and management of people with ophthalmic conditions.
- Systematically reflect on action to inform learning and to enhance ophthalmic patient care
The assessment will equate to 3, 500 words of student effort.
Students will be asked to devise an e-poster relevant to one or more of the knowledge and understanding unit learning outcomes.
Students will be encouraged to liaise with their own workplace to print and display and share their learning with colleagues and /or to submit to a conference.
Further detailed criteria for success and marking criteria will be provided in the unit handbook on Blackboard. Formative submissions and individual and group tutorials will offer academic support.
Students will normally have the opportunity to receive feedback on formative work submitted prior to the summative assessment. Other feedback opportunities will also be available in class and online discussion boards. Online feedback is provided in Grademark. Provisional feedback based on internal marking will be made available prior to the Exam Board on the basis that these marks are yet to be ratified at the Exam Board and therefore may be subject to change. A standard feedback mechanism in Grademark is utilised across all postgraduate programmes within the School which provides detailed and constructive feedback on each component and aspect of assessment and identifies areas of strength and those aspects which could be enhanced.
Student feedback is obtained through open discussion forums on blackboard, in class discussions, via formal University unit evaluation forms and also qualitative, in house evaluations at the end of the unit.
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|Penelope Stanford||Unit coordinator|