Aims/Description: This unit enables students to critically analyse the evidence based principles which underpin long term and complex care nursing interventions in the hospital or community setting. Academic assessment within this unit includes a Triple Jump Examination where students are allowed supervised, staged preparation prior to writing a care plan for a patient with a specific long term or complex care need under examination conditions and submission of a 3000 word assignment of critical reflection focussed on student engagement with people from different fields of nursing practice encountered in the context of adult nursing services: mental health, learning disability, child, maternal health/ mother and child. Students must also submit a log of 16 exposures relating to the four fields of nursing (four exposures for each field) to demonstrate achievement of EU standards for Fields of Nursing Practice within an Adult Nursing Programme. Students are also required to complete a formative Numeracy Examination. The following units constitute Part Two of this Programme and must be successfully completed to progress further: Developing Nursing Practice: Caring for people with acute and short term care needs Developing Nursing Practice: Caring for people with long term and complex care needs Critical Analysis of Professional Practice Part 2B Critical Analysis of Professional Practice Part 3C

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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