Aims/Description: This Unit is designed to enable the students to develop their understanding of the evidence based principles which underpin contemporary nursing practice through focusing specifically on people with short-term acute and critical care needs. It offers a critical examination of the fundamental and specialist knowledge, skills and values required of the professional nurse and examines the nature of the nurse's contribution in ensuring safe and effective multi-disciplinary/multi-agency practice.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Placements, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Nursing and Midwifery):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK