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BNurs Mental Health Nursing
Year of entry: 2024
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Course unit details:
Introduction to Neonatal Low Dependency Care
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
- Introduce the student to the complex needs of infants and families requiring Neonatal Low Dependency Care
- To enable the student to understand the basic embryology and physiology related to common neonatal conditions that require specific neonatal low dependency nursing care
- To help the student to develop the knowledge required to support the family unit at times of illness and stress
- To introduce the student to local, national and international forums that influence neonatal care
The learning outcomes for this unit align with NMC (2018) Standards of Proficiency 1.2 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 3.1. These outcomes are also met within the core part of the programme.
Teaching and learning methods
The students will complete an exam preparation workshop whereby a case study will be discussed as part of a seminar, presenting opportunities for tutor and peer formative feedback
The summative assessment involves the student completing an open book assessment based on a seen case scenario. The exam is completed in one hour and the assessment is available for a 48 hour period. The student will be given the case history in advanceof their timed exam period iin order that the student may gather the required detail and references to support their answer.
The assessments tests the students understanding of evidence based care in the low dependency neonatal care environment. The indicative content delivered via lectures, guided independent study, and seminars.
Knowledge and understanding
- To identify and discuss the professional, political and financial drivers that may impact on care of the newborn and their families or carers
- Explore innovative practice related to low dependency care of the newborn
- To understand and demonstrate the practical skills related to newborn infant life support
- To understand and demonstrate the practical skills required to support lactation and breast feeding
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Demonstrate understanding of the evidenced based rationales for care and treatment within low dependency neonatal care environments
- Reflect on their own knowledge and skills in relation to neonatal nursing
- Develop skills of decision making, prioritising, team working and self-awareness
- Participate in collaborative learning and peer support
Open Book Assessment
Students will have the opportunity to attend formative seminars 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 undergraduate 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.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||1|
|Work based learning||4|
|Independent study hours|
|Tracey Jones||Unit coordinator|