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Independent & Supplementary Prescribing Level 6 Module

 

Date:

Thursday 13 September 2018 - Thursday 14 February 2019

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Midwifery

Start Date

13th September 2018

Service Priority

Advanced Practice

Duration

30 Days

Level

6

Credits

40

Cost

£2000

Course Information

Nurse independent prescribing is a widely integrated part of healthcare delivery in the UK. Nurses are prescribing for a range of conditions both acute and long term which has been evaluated as clinically safe and appropriate and is well received by patients as a route of access to medicines (DH 2010). This module is based on the Standards for proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers and leads to the V300: Independent & Supplementary Prescribing qualification, which is recordable with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2006). You will learn to utilise good consultation skills to support your decision making based on sound history taking, consideration of differential diagnosis and development of an evidence based and holistic management plan agreed with your patient to support adherence. During this module you will gain a good understanding of clinical pharmacology and application to prescribing practice to ensure patient safety and public protection. We will also consider budgetary influences and your responsibilities as a prescriber in relation to cost-effectiveness. Other influences on prescribing of medicines will include the legal and ethical considerations as well as local and national policy. On successful completion of this module you will be able to prescribe safely and effectively to provide safe, effective and timely access to medicines in your field of practice.

Is this course for me?

Students must meet the NMC criteria for admission to the course i.e. must have been qualified for 3 years, the last year should have been in their current area of practice. They must also be able to demonstrate the ability to study at Level 6. 

What will I learn?

The learning objectives of this module are to prepare Nurses to meet the competencies for Independent and Supplementary Prescribing as laid down by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This programme will comprise 26 theory days and 12 supervised practice days (to equate to 12 x 7.5 hour – 6.5 hours (excluding breaks) (NMC 2006). Once students have completed the programme they will be expected to maintain their prescribing competence according to the requirements of their professional body.

How will I learn?

Face to face learning

Study Dates

1st Cohort

Seminar Dates

13, 20, 27 September 2018

4, 11 October 2018

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November 2018

6, 13 December 2018

10, 17, 24 January 2019

Off Campus Learning

14, 28 September 2018

5, 12 October 2018

2, 16, 23, 30 November 2018

7, 14 December 2018

11 January 2019

Orals

7 Febraury 2019

Exam

14 February 2019

*Be advised that course dates and timings may change

2nd Cohort

7, 14, 21, 28 March 2019

4, 25 April 2019

2, 9, 16, 23 May 2019

6, 13, 20, 28 June 2019

4 July 2019

Off Campus Learning

To be confirmed

Exam

To be confirmed

*Be advised that course dates and timings may change

Course Director

Ann Owen A.Owen@uea.ac.uk

 

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Independent & Supplementary Prescribing Level 7 Module

 

Date:

Thursday 13 September 2018 - Thursday 14 February 2019

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Midwifery

Start Date

13th September 2018

Service Priority

Advanced Practice

Duration

30 Days

Level

7

Credits

40

Cost

£2000

Course Information

Nurse independent prescribing is a widely integrated part of healthcare delivery in the UK. Nurses are prescribing for a range of conditions both acute and long term which has been evaluated as clinically safe and appropriate and is well received by patients (DH 2010). This module is based on the Standards for proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers and leads to the V300: Independent & Supplementary Prescribing Qualification which is recordable qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2006). You will learn to utilise enhanced consultation skills to support your decision making based on sound history taking, consideration of complex differential diagnosis and development of an evidence based and holistic management plan agreed with your patient to support adherence. During this module you will gain a robust understanding of clinical pharmacology and application to prescribing practice to ensure patient safety and public protection. We will also consider budgetary influences and your responsibilities as a prescriber in relation to cost-effectiveness. Other influences on prescribing of medicines will include the legal and ethical considerations as well as local and national policy. On successful completion of this module you will be able to provide safe, effective and timely access to medicines in your field of practice.


Core Content:

  • Consultation, decision making and therapy, including referral. This includes assessment, history taking, formulation of a working diagnosis with consideration of differential diagnosis and ‘red flags’ and the development of an individual management plan.
  • Influences on and psychology of prescribing
  • Clinical pharmacology, including the effects of co-morbidity
  • Evidence based practice and clinical governance
  • Evidence based practice and clinical governance
  • Professional accountability and responsibility
  • Prescribing in a public health context

Is this course for me?

Students must meet the NMC criteria for admission to the course i.e. must have been qualified for 3 years, the last year should have been in their current area of practice. They must also be able to demonstrate the ability to study at Level 7. 

What will I learn?

The learning objectives of this module are to prepare Nurses to meet the competencies for Independent and Supplementary Prescribing as laid down by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This programme will comprise 26 theory days and 12 supervised practice days (to equate to 12 x 7.5 hour – 6.5 hours (excluding breaks) (NMC 2006). Once students have completed the programme they will be expected to maintain their prescribing competence according to the requirements of their professional body.

How will I learn?

Face to face learning

Study Dates

1st Cohort

1st Cohort

Seminar Dates

13, 20, 27 September 2018

4, 11 October 2018

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November 2018

6, 13 December 2018

10, 17, 24 January 2019

Off Campus Learning

14, 28 September 2018

5, 12 October 2018

2, 16, 23, 30 November 2018

7, 14 December 2018

11 January 2019

Orals

7 Febraury 2019

Exam

14 February 2019

*Be advised that course dates and timings may change

2nd Cohort

7, 14, 21, 28 March 2019

4, 25 April 2019

2, 9, 16, 23 May 2019

6, 13, 20, 28 June 2019

4 July 2019

Off Campus Learning

To be confirmed

Exam

To be confirmed

*Be advised that course dates and timings may change

Course Director

Ann Owen A.Owen@uea.ac.uk

 

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Foundations in Clinical Research Level 7 Module

 

Date:

Friday 4 January 2019 - Friday 22 February 2019

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Medicine, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals, Ambulance Service, Operating Department, Psychology, Health and Social Care

Start Date

4th January 2019

Service Priority

Research & Evidence-based Practice

Duration

7 Days

Level

7

Credits

20

Cost

£840

Course Information

You will have the opportunity to study aspects of clinical research in depth and to undertake an assignment. The assignment will provide you with the ability to critically and comprehensively evaluate the ethics and governance arrangements that need to be considered when submitting a protocol, when making amendments and when handling safety reporting and end of study reporting. Successful completion of this module attracts 20 credits at level 7. This module has been developed in response to current imperatives to double the number of patients taking part in clinical trials and other well designed research studies over the next five years. Consequently, there is a need to offer opportunities for training for practitioners working within clinical research through the provision of programmes that combine academic achievement and the further development of clinical skills. The aim is to contribute to your career development by offering a flexible module that provides you with the necessary research skills to plan, implement and conduct clinical research within current UK governance and legislative research structures.

What will I learn?

  • Understand the relevance of clinical trials to the drug development process
  • Understand the relevance of clinical trials to the development of evidence-based practice/ medicine
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of clinical research
  • Be aware of the importance of RCTs and the concept of blinding
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal frameworks governing clinical research
  • Discuss the importance of informed consent
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the development and application of the research protocol
  • Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the practicalities of the conduct of clinical research
  • Describe the difference between monitoring, audit and inspection
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the communication strategy within a study team, between a study team and the wider team and participants
  • Understand the importance and methods of research dissemination

How will I learn?

Face to face learning

Study Dates

Lecture

4, 18, 25 January 2019

1, 8, 15, 22 February 2019

* Please be advised that course dates and timings may change

Course Director

Jenny Moore  J.F.Moore@uea.ac.uk

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Foundations in Clinical Research Level 6 Module

 

Date:

Friday 4 January 2019 - Friday 22 February 2019

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Medicine, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals, Ambulance Service, Operating Department, Psychology, Health and Social Care

Start Date

4th January 2019

Service Priority

Research & Evidence-based Practice

Duration

7 Days

Level

6

Credits

20

Cost

£840

Course Information

On this module you will study aspects of clinical research in depth and undertake an assignment that will develop your ability to critically and comprehensively evaluate the ethics and governance arrangements that need to be considered when: submitting a protocol; making amendments; handling safety reporting and end of study reporting. Current imperatives to double the number of patients taking part in clinical trials and other well-designed research studies over the next five years mean that there is a need to offer training opportunities to practitioners working in clinical research via programmes that combine academic achievement and the further development of clinical skills. This flexible module will contribute to your career development by providing you with the research skills to plan, implement and conduct clinical research within current UK governance and legislative research structures.

What will I learn?

  • Understand the relevance of clinical trials to the drug development process.  Understand the relevance of clinical trials to the development of evidence-based practice/ medicine
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of clinical research
  • Be aware of the importance of RCTs and the concept of blinding
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal frameworks governing clinical research
  • Discuss the importance of informed consent
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the development and application of the research protocol
  • Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the practicalities of the conduct of clinical research
  • Describe the difference between monitoring, audit and inspection
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the communication strategy within a study team, between a study team and the wider team and participants
  • Understand the importance and methods of research dissemination

How will I learn?

Face to face learning

Study Dates

Lecture

4, 18, 25 January 2019

1, 8, 15, 22 February 2019

* Please be advised that course dates and timings may change

Course Director

Jenny Moore J.F.Moore@uea.ac.uk

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Foundations for Neonatal Care Level 6 Module

 

Date:

Thursday 27 September 2018

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing

Start Date

September 2018 TBC

Service Priority

Maternity, Newborn & Children's Health

Start Date

27th September 2018

Duration

6 Days

Level

6

Credits

20

Cost

£840

Course Description

In the Foundations for Neonatal Care module you will focus upon developing the specialist knowledge and skills to provide a high standard of low dependency neonatal care to infants and their families, in a variety of care settings. It is a requirement of the module that you are employed as a health care provider involved in the care of neonates such as health visitor, neonatal nurse, health care assistant or nursery nurse. The Foundations for Neonatal Care module is also a pre-requisite for registered nurses accessing the High Dependency Neonatal Care and the Intensive Neonatal Nursing Care modules. Successful completion of the three modules enables registered nurses to become neonatal nurses Qualified in Speciality (RCN 2012). This qualification is nationally recognised and transferrable and provides nurses with exceptional evidenced based skills to practice safely and effectively. Your progression throughout the module is developed through an integrated approach to teaching and learning and you will develop both theoretical knowledge and clinical competencies. Experienced specialist lecturers and clinical practitioners will facilitate you to develop the skills of analysis, critical reflection, exploration and evaluation of neonatal care. The assessment strategy will allow you to demonstrate the integration of theory, research and practice. On successful completion, you will be awarded 20 credits at level 6 and will be effective in providing evidenced based, holistic care to low dependency neonates and families.

What will I learn?

The aim of the Foundations of Neonatal Care Module is to prepare neonatal nurses and midwives to provide a high standard of low dependency neonatal care to babies and their families.  To extend your existing knowledge and skills in relation to the care of the neonate in a variety of care situations.  To enable you to critically reflect principles of a holistic approach to the care of the neonate and his/her family.  To advance your practice through the acquisition of specialist skills and knowledge, thus enabling you to justify clinical decisions, by the application of critical analysis and factual, experiential and intuitive knowledge, as demanded of the proficient practitioner.  To prepare you to care for the neonate and his/her family in a variety of situations in a manner that is fit for purpose.

How will I learn?

Face to face

Study Dates

Seminar Dates

27th September 2018

11th 25th October 2018

8th 29th November 2018

13th December 2018

*Be advised course dates and timings could change

Course Director

Teresa Johnson  Teresa.Johnson@uea.ac.uk

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Care & Management of Leg Ulcers Level 6 Module

 

Date:

Wednesday 14 November 2018 - Wednesday 13 February 2019

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing

Start Date

November 2018

Service Priority

Staying Healthy & Public Health

Duration

7 Days

Start Date

14th November 2018

Level

6

Credits

20

Cost

£840

Course Description

This is a 20 credit module and is run at Level 6 once a year. On completion of this module you will be an independent accountable practitioner who will recognise your own limitations and the need for specialist intervention. You will learn how to modify your own practice and act as educators within your team/service.

The module will facilitate this by provision of:

  • Contemporary, evidence-based theory underpinning the care and management of leg ulcers
  • A period of supervised practice in an audited clinical setting
  • A structured assessment encompassing the above that will test underlying principles and knowledge and their application in practice

Is this course for me?

The module is widely recognised as required preparation for community practitioners who will be setting up and running leg ulcer services.

How will I learn?

Face to face learning

Study Dates

Seminar

14,28th November 2018

2nd,16th & 30th January 2019

13th Febraury 2019

Laboratory

12th December 2018

Course Director

Emma Harris E.Harris3@uea.ac.uk

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Enhanced Clinical Assessment Level 7 Module

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Allied Health Professionals, Ambulance Service, Health and Social Care

Service Priority:

Advanced Practice

Start Date

May 2019

Duration:

6 days

Level:

7

Credits:

20

Cost:

£840

The diversification of traditional care provision has seen the opening of GP led Walk-In Centres, the new 111 service, Minor Injury Units and Urgent Care Centres, many of which are nurse led. Other practitioners such as paramedics are increasingly expected to be able to reduce hospital admissions and need to develop enhanced skills in clinical assessment. It is therefore essential that to be in a position to deliver safe, high quality care to those who need it, professionals need to have robust clinical, theoretical and experiential preparation. This module aims to meet the learning needs and prepare practitioners to practice at an advanced level and to become lifelong learners in order to be able to provide safe, effective and evidence based care in a variety of settings.

Is this course for me?

This module can be accessed as part of the BSc Nursing Practice, MSc Nurse Practitioner or as a credit only module.

What will I learn?

  1. Develop communication and consultation skills and apply relevant theory to practice. 
  2. Recognise ethical and legal issues which have implications for first contact practice whilst ensuring safe and effective holistic research-based care. 
  3. Identify an area/s of the students own clinical practice where the student can begin to move the boundaries of their own practice whilst ensuring safe and effective holistic research- based care.
  4. Demonstrate application of in-depth knowledge of pertinent anatomy and physiology to the presenting illness 
  5. Critically evaluate a range of assessment strategies in order to decide upon the most appropriate care of the client. 
  6. Interpretation of a full blood count, liver function tests and urea and electrolytes and act upon these accordingly.
  7. To enable the student to initiate and contribute to strategies designed to promote and improve health and monitor disease in individuals, using a wide range of skills e.g. decision making, patient education, health promotion and assessment. 
  8. Use decision-making skills to promote the well being of the patient or client and to refer on where appropriate. 
  9. To follow prescribing conventions for patients who require medication following the guidelines for supply of medicines under PGD / independent & supplementary prescribing whilst providing skilled medication education  
  10. To reflect on course learning and implications for professional practice. 

How will I learn?

  • Face to face learning

Study dates

May 2019

* Please be advised that course dates and timings may change

Course Director

Donna Pierre (D.Pierre@uea.ac.uk)

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Paediatric Examination and Assessment Level 7 Module

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Medicine, Ambulance Service

Service Priority

Maternity, Newborn & Children's Health

Start Date:

TBC

Duration

6 Days

Level

7

Credits

20

Cost

£840

Children require a different approach to adults and many healthcare professionals are anxious about assessing children. This module aims to give healthcare professionals the necessary skills and knowledge to assess children presenting to them acutely unwell and be able to recognise those with potential serious and life threatening illness.

The Department of Health commissioned an interactive tool to support health professionals in the assessment of the acutely sick child. ‘Spotting the Sick Child’ offers a useful framework for guiding principles in the development of this module and will offer students a useful platform by which to consolidate their learning. 

The use of the Paediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) will be applied to detect changes in the child’s physiological status in the context of their vital signs e.g. pulse, respiratory rate and distress and conscious level. Participants will explore the use of PEWS in order to identify if a child's clinical condition is deteriorating and recognise this as an early indication that intervention may be required. 

Is this course for me?

You will need to provide evidence of the following:

  1. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Mandatory Training Status (adult and child)

What will I learn?

Healthcare professionals will develop underpinning knowledge and advance their understanding of paediatric physiology in order to translate into safe and effective paediatric assessment and monitoring skills of potentially unwell children within clinical practice. 

How will I learn?

Face to face learning

Study Dates

10 April, 1, 15 May, 5 26 June 2019

Course Director

Karen Blair  K.Blair@uea.ac.uk

 

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Paediatric Examination and Assessment Level 6 Module

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Ambulance Service

Service Priority

Maternity, Newborn & Children's Health

Start Date

TBC

Level

6

Credits

20

Cost

£840

Children require a different approach to adults and many healthcare professionals are anxious about assessing children. This module aims to give healthcare professionals the necessary skills and knowledge to assess children presenting to them acutely unwell and be able to recognise those with potential serious and life threatening illness.

The Department of Health commissioned an interactive tool to support health professionals in the assessment of the acutely sick child. ‘Spotting the Sick Child’ offers a useful framework for guiding principles in the development of this module and will offer students a useful platform by which to consolidate their learning. 

The use of the Paediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) will be applied to detect changes in the child’s physiological status in the context of their vital signs e.g. pulse, respiratory rate and distress and conscious level. Participants will explore the use of PEWS in order to identify if a child's clinical condition is deteriorating and recognise this as an early indication that intervention may be required. 

Is this course for me?

This course would be valuable to any healthcare professional working in any setting where you may required to assess an acutely unwell child rapidly and make a decision on the most appropriate action. You could be a nurse, paramedic, health visitor, working in general practice or an emergency care setting, Walk-in centre, or even a school nurse. It is a suitable refresher for experienced practitioners, or for those new to caring for children and young people when they are acutely unwell. Shared experience and learning is a valued component of this module.

You will need to provide evidence of the following:

  1. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Mandatory Training Status (adult and child)

What will I learn?

Healthcare professionals will develop underpinning knowledge and advance their understanding of paediatric physiology in order to translate into safe and effective paediatric assessment and monitoring skills of potentially unwell children within clinical practice. 

How will I learn?

Face to face learning

Study Dates

10 April, 1, 15 May, 5 26 June 2019

Course Director

Karen Blair  K.Blair@uea.ac.uk

 

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Intensive Care Neonatal Nursing Level 6 Module

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing

Service Priority:

Maternity, Newborn & Children's Health

Start Date:

TBC

Duration:

6 days

Level:

6

Credits:

20

Cost:

£840

This module is the third module in a group of three that will then mean the neonatal nurse is Qualified in Specialty.

The students will be required to demonstrate competence in caring for a baby requiring Intensive Nursing Care by week 12 of the module.

Students will undertake clinical practice to allow them to achieve these outcomes. Students will be offered the opportunity to work at NICU, NNUH for a period of 10 weeks.  The student must ensure that if they wish to take this opportunity it is in agreement with the student’s own commissioning NHS Trust.

Due to placement overload students must work with the mentor to which they have been allocated. If they are unable to do this they must return to their own trust to make up their working hours.

During the placement the student will be expected to maximise the learning opportunities available in that area.

What will I learn?

  • Practice Content - The student will receive taught theory in the module however practice is an important component of the module. The practice element of the module will allow the student to apply theory to practice.   The students will be required to demonstrate competence in caring for a baby requiring Intensive Nursing Care by week 12 of the module.  Students will undertake clinical practice to allow them to achieve these outcomes. Students will be offered the opportunity to work at NICU, NNUH for a period of 10 weeks.  The student must ensure that if they wish to take this opportunity it is in agreement with the student’s own commissioning NHS Trust.
  • Physiological Principles and Theories of Pathogenesis related to the Management of Intensive Neonatal Nursing care -  enables the student to understand the relevant physiology and patho-physiology in relation to the neonate who requires intensive nursing care.  This knowledge is essential in understanding, critically analysing and evaluating the care and management of the neonate who requires intensive care nursing
  • Pregnancy/Labour - Maternal conditions that may have impact on the fetus and neonate -  enables the student to gain important knowledge and insight through critical analysis and evaluation into conditions during pregnancy and labour that may impact of the health and wellbeing of the fetus and the intensive care neonate.
  • Neonatal Care - enables the student to learn to plan care for a baby requiring intensive nursing care and be able to give a rationale for each care action.  The student will be expected to reflect upon their own practice.
  • Nutrition and the Neonate - enables the student to explore, critically analyse and evaluate important issues surrounding the nutritional requirements of the neonate requiring intensive care nursing and provide rationale for decisions made for particular feeding methods.  Recognition of complications related to feeding will be explored.
  • Partnerships in Care -  enables the student to gain knowledge and valuable insight through reflection of their own practice, critical analysis and evaluation of the literature in supporting the family with a baby requiring intensive care. 
  • Legal and Professional Issues - enables the student to explore, critically analyse and evaluate the legal and ethical theories and principles that underpin nursing care of the baby.  This will include end of life considerations. Professional nursing boundaries of nursing care will be explored.
  • Contemporary Issues of Intensive Neonatal Nursing Care -  enables the neonatal nurse to continue to explore, critically analyse and evaluate contemporary issues within health care practice and gain insight into how these may impact on future practice and service provision in relation to Intensive Neonatal Nursing Care.

How will I learn?

  • Face to face learning

Study dates

2, 16, 30 May 2019

13, 27 June 2019

4 July 2019

 

* Please be advised that course dates and timings may change

Course Director

Dr Helen Bell (H.Bell@uea.ac.uk)

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Dissertation (Short) 20 Credit

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Operating Department

Service Priority

Research & Evidence-based Practice

Start Date

October 2018 TBC

Duration

3 Days

Level

6

Credits

20

Cost

£840

Course Information

Your Short Dissertation will provide you with an opportunity to study a chosen topic. It will build on previous learning and will reflect a knowledge base which has both breadth and depth, and which is integrated and applied to professional practice. The Short Dissertation will therefore have an ‘applied theory’ focus. Based on a systematic critical review of the relevant literature, it will demonstrate skills of reflection, synthesis, and problem-solving.

Is this course for me?

The dissertation will normally form the final part of the relevant degree programme.  However, where appropriate it may be permissible for students to commence the dissertation when not more than one of the taught modules of the programme is still outstanding.

What will I learn?

Based on a systematic critical review of the relevant literature, you will learn and will be able to demonstrate skills of skills of reflection, synthesis, and problem-solving.

How will I learn?

Face to face learning

Study Dates

1st Cohort - To be confirmed

2nd Cohort - 8, 29 January, 19 February 2019

3rd Cohort - 23 April, 21 May 4 June 2019

*Please note dates and timings could change

Course Director

Alison Hassleder  A.Hasselder@uea.ac.uk

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Dissertation (Long) 40 Credit

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Operating Department

Service Priority

Research & Evidence-based Practice

Duration

3 Days

Start date

October 2018 TBC

Level

6

Credits

40

Cost

£1680

Course Information

This module will provide you with an opportunity to study a chosen topic. It will build on your previous learning and will reflect a knowledge base which has both breadth and depth, and which is integrated and applied to professional practice.

Is this course for me?

The dissertation will normally form the final part of the relevant degree programme.  However, where appropriate it may be permissible for students to commence the dissertation when not more than one of the taught modules of the programme is still outstanding.

What will I learn?

Based on a systematic critical review of the relevant literature, you will learn and will be able to demonstrate skills of skills of reflection, synthesis, and problem-solving.

How will I learn?

Face to face learning

Study Dates

1st Cohort - To be confirmed

2nd Cohort - 8, 29 January, 19 February 2019

3rd Cohort - 23 April, 21 May 4 June 2019

*Please note dates and timings could change

Course Director

Alison Hassleder  A.Hasselder@uea.ac.uk

 

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Transforming the Service (Level 7)

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Medicine, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals, Ambulance Service, Operating Department, Psychology, Health and Social Care

Start Date

January 2019 TBC

Service Priority

Leadership, Service Improvement and Innovation

Duration

7 Days

Level

7

Credits

40

Cost

£1680

Course Description

The aim of the module is to give you an opportunity to further develop a reflexive approach to leading and managing quality improvement at the point of care. You will learn: - How to engage with staff, service users and carers and other agencies and disciplines to inform service review and development - Resourcefulness and creative approaches to problem-solving and solution-finding - Ways to motivate staff and promote resilience. Strategies for facilitating transformation and leading change include: - Methods for the evaluation of the impact of service transformation on patient safety and the quality of the patient experience - Strategies for communicating the case for change and disseminating good practice.

Is this course for me?

5th in a suite of core modules for the MA Leading Innovation for Clinical Practitioners programme.

What will I learn?

By the end of the module, students will demonstrate:
*proficiency in drawing out the views and contributions of others to inform service review and improvement.
*Evidence-based planning to support service/organisational goals and strategy.
*Critical appraisal of risk and benefits when managing/developing services.
*Proficiency in finding, appraising and applying evidence to inform service delivery, planning, review and evaluation
*Effective contribution to quality assurance and improvement processes including clinical audit.
*Effective and efficient management of available and planned resources.
*Resourcefulness in finding effective and creative solutions to problems.
*Critically analyse risks/benefits to ensure and enhance patient safety.
*Identify and exploit opportunities to develop and improve services.
*Effective facilitation of change process to improve and transform care delivery and enhance the patient experience
*Effective decision making.
*Proficiency in contributing to service review and evaluation.

How will I learn?

Face to Face

Study Dates

16 January 2019

13 February 2019

13 March 2019

10 April 2019

5 June 2019

10 July 2019

* Please be advised that course dates and timings may change

 

Course Director

Jackie Phipps  Jacqueline.Phipps@uea.ac.uk

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Transforming the Service (Level 6)

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Allied Health Professionals, Ambulance Service, Operating Department, Health and Social Care

Start Date

January 2019 TBC

Service Priority

Leadership, Service Improvement and Innovation

Duration

7 Days

Level

6

Credits

40

Cost

£1680

Course Description

The aim of the module is to give you an opportunity to further develop a reflexive approach to leading and managing quality improvement at the point of care.

You will learn:

  • How to engage with staff, service users and carers and other agencies and disciplines to inform service review and development
  • Resourcefulness and creative approaches to problem-solving and solution-finding
  • Ways to motivate staff and promote resilience.

Strategies for facilitating transformation and leading change include:

  • Methods for the evaluation of the impact of service transformation on patient safety and the quality of the patient experience
  • Strategies for communicating the case for change and disseminating good practice.

Is this course for me?

5th in a suite of core modules for the BA Leading Innovation for Clinical Practitioners programme.

What will I learn?

By the end of the module, students will demonstrate:
*proficiency in drawing out the views and contributions of others to inform service review and improvement.
*Evidence-based planning to support service/organisational goals and strategy.
*Critical appraisal of risk and benefits when managing/developing services.
*Proficiency in finding, appraising and applying evidence to inform service delivery, planning, review and evaluation
*Effective contribution to quality assurance and improvement processes including clinical audit.
*Effective and efficient management of available and planned resources.
*Resourcefulness in finding effective and creative solutions to problems.
*Critically analyse risks/benefits to ensure and enhance patient safety.
*Identify and exploit opportunities to develop and improve services.
*Effective facilitation of change process to improve and transform care delivery and enhance the patient experience
*Effective decision making.
*Proficiency in contributing to service review and evaluation.

How will I learn?

Face to Face

Study Dates

16 January 2019

13 February 2019

13 March 2019

10 April 2019

5 June 2019

10 July 2019

* Please be advised that course dates and timings may change

Course Director

Jackie Phipps  Jacqueline.Phipps@uea.ac.uk

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Service Improvement Project (Level 7)

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Start Date

TBC

Level

7

Credits

20

Cost

£840

Duration

TBC

Course Description

This module will equip you to negotiate and design a small-scale service improvement project appropriate to your scope of advanced practice. The service improvement project will be outlined in detail within a written project proposal and approved by the module lead and your manager within practice. 

Study Dates

Cohort 1

3, 17, 31 October 2018

12 December 2018

Cohort 2

16, 30 January 2019

13 February 2019

13 March 2019

Course Director

Jacqueline Phipps

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Systematic Reviews and Research Synthesis (Level 7)

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Level

7

Credits

20

Duration

TBC

Cost

£840

Course Description

Acute and critical illness is increasingly prevalent in healthcare and requires effective identification, management and Findings from systematic reviews have been increasingly used by health policy makers, clinicians and patients for making decisions. A systematic review of available evidence is also often required for developing new research, and for interpreting findings from a primary study.

The module will include the following contents:

1. Introduction, framing questions and inclusion/exclusion criteria

2. Sources of evidence and literature search strategy

3. Data extraction and validity assessment

4. Synthesizing evidence from qualitative studies

5. Synthesizing evidence from quantitative studies

6. Quality of systematic reviews and overview of reviews

7. Recent development in research synthesis methods

8. Systematic review protocol.

What will I learn?

The learning outcome will provide you with the skills and understanding to appraise and interpret published systematic reviews, to develop a protocol and undertake a systematic review.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

• Frame questions appropriate for a systematic review

• Design an appropriate literature search strategy

• Assess the relevance and quality of primary studies

• Qualitatively and quantitatively synthesize data from primary studies

• Appropriately interpret findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis • Understand common pitfalls in systematic reviews and meta-analysis

• Become familiar with recent method research relevant to systematic reviews.      

How will I learn?

Face to face learning

Study Dates

17, 31 January 2019

14, 28 February 2019

14 March 2019

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Course Director

Dr Jane Cross J.Cross@uea.ac.uk

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Pathophysiology Level 6 Module

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Ambulance Service, Operating Department, Health and Social Care

Start Date:

April 2019 TBC

Service Priority

Advanced Practice

Duration

7 Days

Level

6

Credits

20

Cost

£840

Course Information

In order to understand the multiple and interrelated signs and symptoms of disordered physiology it is important for health care practitioners to have a sound knowledge of the homeodynamic nature of human body functioning. This pathophysiology module will enable practitioners to expand knowledge of inter-dependent functioning or malfunctioning at a systemic, cellular and chemical level in the understanding of physiological homeostasis-health and pathophysiological homeostatic imbalances-illness. The module will then enable the healthcare practitioner to apply in-depth knowledge to underpin their practice to the benefit of the patient. Assessment: Unseen Written Examination (3 hours) (graded) Pathophysiology for Health Care Professionals is a module that may be chosen for completion of a BSc program affiliated to the students’ professional registration (e.g. the proposed new course BSc (Hons) Acute, Continuing Emergency Practice, BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice, BSc (Hons) Midwifery Practice, and BSc (Hons) Healthcare Practice.

Is this Course for me?

Students on this module are drawn from a variety of clinical backgrounds, thus clinical relevance will be generalised and not specific to any one clinical specialism. For this reason, lectures and class sessions must only be viewed as a framework for knowledge development.

What will I learn?

•  Critically evaluate the statement that that health, illness and clinical intervention is based on nature-nurture interactions
• Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of homeostatic theory to healthcare interventions
• Explore an in -depth knowledge and understanding of the principles of physiology/pathophysiology at a cellular-biochemical level
• Demonstrate a critical awareness of the analogy between the ‘health - illness’ continuum and the ‘homeostatic - homeostatic imbalances’ continuum.

How will I learn?

Face to Face learning

Study Dates

10, 17, 24, 31 January 2019

7, 14, 21 February 2019

7, 14, 21, 28 March 2019

* Please be advised that course dates and timings may change

Course Director

Laura Ginesi L.Ginesi@uea.ac.uk

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Pathophysiology - Nature & Nurture Level 7 Module

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals, Ambulance Service, Operating Department, Health and Social Care

Service Priority

Long Term Conditions, Palliative & End of Life Care

Start Date

TBC

Duration

7 Days

Level

7

Credits

20

Cost

£840

Course Description

This module utilises the scientific knowledge base of the human genomic and proteonomic projects to understand the basis of clinical knowledge.  It provides a nature-nurture template to the understanding of a person's position on the health/illness continuum.  The template is used to deepen the practitioner's understanding of the principles of the healthcare process.

What will I learn?

The module aims to facilitate the development of a practitioner who:
*  is critically aware of the limitations in providing 'holistic' care based upon contemporary scientific and clinical knowledge base;
*  can articulate and provide written evidence which demonstrates the ability to appraise, critically, academic material/literature in an intelligent and original way;
*  can synthesise ideas and demonstrate knowledge base, which explores the boundaries of current thinking;
*  can hypothesise future advances in healthcare

How will I learn?

Face to Face learning

Study Dates

10, 17, 24, 31 January 2019

7, 14, 21 February 2019

7, 14, 21, 28 March 2019

* Please be advised that course dates and timings may change

Course Director

Laura Ginesi L.Ginesi@uea.ac.uk

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Newborn Infant Physical Examination Level 7 Module

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Midwifery

Start Date

January 2019 TBC

Service Priority

Maternity, Newborn & Children's Health

Duration

10 Days

Level

7

Credits

40

Cost

£1,680

Course Information

The purpose of this module is to prepare midwives and neonatal nurses to undertake the physical examination of the newborn within 72 hours of birth. The newborn examination complies with UK National Screening Committee Standards and Competencies (UK National Screening Committee 2016) and is overseen by PublicHealth England. The module has been developed in conjunction with Neonatologists, Paediatricians, Heads of Midwifery, Practice Development Midwives and current and previous students who have undertaken Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) modules. The module satisfies the need of local NHS Trusts to train staff in examination of the newborn, in keeping with the criteria set in the NIPESC (2016) and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Routine post natal care of women and their babies guideline (NICE 2006).

What will I learn?

1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the maternal health and family history, antenatal, birth and the perinatal influences which may impact on the health of the newborn.

2. Critically appraise research and other literature in the evidence base of this specialist area of midwifery/neonatal nursing practice.

3. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of care which applies specialist knowledge, skills and expertise of inspection, palpation and auscultation in relationship to the assessment of the newborn.

4. Critically evaluate all aspects related to the assessment of the newborn including detection of abnormalities.

5. Critically evaluate effective communication skills with parents within a multi-cultural society, health care professionals and other agencies involved with the care of the newborn.

6. Identify and demonstrate critical awareness of the legal and ethical issues associated with Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE)

7. Evaluate critically the midwife's/neonatal nurse's changing role in relationship to the holistic assessment of the newborn.

How will I learn?

Face to face learning

Study Dates

14, 15, 16, 23, 24 January 2019

19 February 2019

11 March 2019

16 May 2019

 

* please be advised that course dates and timings may change

Course Director

Kirsty Tweedie  K.Tweedie@uea.ac.uk

 

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Minor Illness (Level 7)

 

Location:

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Event Category:

Acute, Critical, Emergency and Urgent care, Nursing, Health and Social Care

Total Student Effort Hours

200

Start Date

January 2019 TBC

Level

7

Credits

20

Cost

£840

Course Description

This module will enable you, the health care practitioner, to develop a holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of patients with minor health problems and prepare you to provide evidence-based care in primary care, urgent care and first contact settings. The module will enable you to build on existing skills that reflect an individualised, empowering and holistic approach to patient health assessment, care management and treatment in a more advanced and autonomous clinical role. You will build on your knowledge base, demonstrating evidence based practice in the care of a patient with a minor health problem, providing anticipatory guidance and educating patients in self-care.

Is this course for me?

This module is for Healthcare professionals who should be working within a relevant clinical area such as A/E, WIC, Primary Care, Community, Urgent Care settings.The module will provide 20 credits towards the Advanced Professional Practice Clinical Pathway. Healthcare professionals can also access it as a standalone module.

What will I learn?

The learning objectives of this module are to:
1. The module will focus on specific assessment, interventions, patient management, health advice and health promotion of adults and children presenting with minor illness

By the end of this module you will be able to:
1. Critically discuss and evaluate a structured approach to an assessment of a patient with a minor health problem.
2. Utilise evidence-based practice in the assessment and management of a patient with a minor health condition.
3. Demonstrate the ability to synthesise information in order to problem solve and effectively manage patients with a minor health condition.
4. Critically explore the limits and opportunities of the autonomous practitioner role and legal and professional issues relating to autonomous practice within minor health problems.

How will I learn?

Face-to-face learning

Study Dates

8, 22 January 2019

5, 19 February 2019

5, 19 March 2019

Course Director

Karen Blair

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