QMU-Undergraduate-Prospectus- UG Prospectus 2019 - Page 78

With a variety of learning and teaching methods, including NHS placements in each year, this course will prepare you to work as a nurse. The course was ranked joint 1st in Scotland and the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017. BSc (Hons) Nursing Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages: families, groups and communities; sick or well; and in all settings. It includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people. Nurses are advocates for people in their care. They are involved in management, leadership, education, and research, and use clinical judgement in the provision of best quality of care. This course will prepare you to deliver safe, effective person-centred nursing care with confidence. We use a blended approach to learning, teaching and assessment. Lectures, seminars and simulation are used to facilitate your learning about nursing and the evidence that informs practice. Real client and patient experiences are frequently used as the focus for group learning. Year One focuses on the foundations of professional nursing care. You will explore a range of influences on health, professional issues, skills for nursing practice, and the science underpinning care. You will begin to learn to meet the needs of vulnerable people across the lifespan, for example older adults, people with dementia, disabilities, or long-term conditions. Placements in Year One are in the community and settings caring for older people. In Year Two, you will learn how to assess and care for people as they cope and adapt to ill health, combining science subjects with nursing modules. Clinical skills learning will prepare you for clinical placements within hospital settings. Year Three modules concentrate on the care of people with complex needs and increasing dependency in a range of settings. Placements in this year reflect this focus. You will explore healthcare governance and research evidence relating to effective, compassionate nursing practice. You will develop knowledge of the integration of health and social care through engagement within the voluntary sector. In Year Four, the fo cus is on clinical leadership, care management and preparation for registration. You will complete a dissertation on an area aligned with current healthcare priorities. Teaching, learning and assessment Please see the course entry on our website (see URL on opposite page) for full details of the learning, teaching and assessment activities for this course. Also check out the ‘How we teach and how you’ll learn’ section on pages 8-11. Year One modules Caring in Professional Contexts/ Introduction to Academic Enquiry/ Skills and Practice 1/ Applied Science/ Interprofessional Education 1 Opportunities exist for students to select an area of clinical practice for their final placement which may enhance their future career. Year Two modules We have implemented an interprofessional education (IPE) focus within all of our undergraduate healthcare courses to help produce graduates who are confident in their own professional identity but with additional skills which will allow them to work as effective team members. The IPE component will develop your mutual understanding of roles, expertise and values of other team members; skills and strategies in working in teams; problem solving, team decision making skills; role flexibility; and ability to learn from others. Year Three modules Learning to Assess and Care for Ill Adults/ Caring For The Adult With Complex Healthcare Needs/ Applied Science/ Skills and Practice 2/ Interprofessional Education 2 Recognition and Management of the Deteriorating Patient: Acute Care in a Variety of Settings/ Recovery Rehabilitation and Long Term Issues/ Applied Science/ Skills and Practice 3/ Evidence Based Healthcare Governance/ Interprofessional Education 3 Structure This is a four-year, full-time honours degree. You will complete a range of modules each year, as outlined, and a dissertation in Year Four. 76 Year Four modules Leadership for Developing Professional Practice/ Skills and Practice 4/ Interprofessional Education 4/ Dissertation