Aims/Description: This unit provides graduates from a related discipline with the opportunity to build upon their graduate skills to lay the foundations of a professional nursing career. Problem based learning is used to develop masterly skills of critical analysis which can be transferred to a supervised clinical placement, enabling students to critically engage with nursing theory and clinical practice in the contemporary health care setting. This unit includes an online Numeracy examination. Foundations in Health and Nursing (Unit 1) plus Critical Analysis of Professional Practice Part 1A constitute Part One of this Programme and must be successfully completed to progress further.

Restrictions on availability: This module is only available to students enrolled on NURT112 MMedSci Nursing Studies (Adult). This unit is part of a professional programme for students seeking registration with the NMC. All assessments must be passed to achieve a pass overall.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Clinical work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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

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