60 Credits NHS YEAR

Pre-requisites: BBB or equivalent


Aims/Description: This Unit will build upon Foundations in Nursing/Health (1) as students continue to develop the many skills required for contemporary nursing practice. It offers students a broad and applied introduction to the study of nursing and its practice within contemporary health and social care. Students will continue to build their skills in critically appraising the evidence base for nursing practice and engage and reflect on its application through supervised clinical practice within a multi-disciplinary team context.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students registered on BMedSci (Hons) NURSING WITH REGISTRATION AS AN ADULT NURSE

Staff Contact: FOX ANDREA M
Teaching Methods: Teaching methods for this unit will centre on lectures (LO1-4) and seminars (LO1-4) as students continue to develop an understanding of the concepts of nursing. The continued use of team based learning (LO 1, 2, 3) within seminars will give students the opportunity to apply course content within a safe and supportive environment. This mode of delivery will also promote team working, enabling them to develop transferable skills such as communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills that can be used in practice. Seminars will also include clinical skills teaching and simulation (LO 2, 3). Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) will continue to be used to facilitate learning from experienced students to enable students in unit 2 to develop confidence within a safe environment, supporting the development of professional behaviours and attitudes and promoting a sense of belonging and community. (LO 1-4). These will provide students with succinct introductions to the rationale, best evidence and core skills and knowledge required for contemporary nursing practice in a multi-cultural, multi-professional and dynamic health care environment and begin to develop those skills and attributes of a reflective practitioner.
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK