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Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

MN1D01SA - Foundations of Person Centred Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice

5 ECTS. Michaelmas N/A Group poster with formative component 40 hours directed learning; student effort hours 100 Total: 140 hours Colm O'Boyle

Course Description and Learning Outcomes

Module Learning Aims

The aim of this module is to introduce the nursing student to the concepts of intellectual disability, intellectual disability nursing and nursing care. It aims to create an awareness of the principles inherent within person centered care and how these principles are applied, within a multidisciplinary context, when assisting the RNID in the delivery of person centered care when working/caring for the individual and their family

Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

Unit 1: Concepts of Intellectual Disability and Intellectual Disability Nursing

1. Explain the definition, classification and causes of intellectual disability and related syndromes.

2. Explore the development of intellectual disability nursing.

Unit 2: Person Centeredness

3. Describe how the nursing student as part of the multidisciplinary health care team can deliver person centered nursing care compassionately and effectively.

4. Discuss the Scope of Nursing and Midwifery Practice Framework as it applies to the role of the intellectual disability nursing student in assisting the Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID) in the assessment, planning, implementation and delivery of person centered care.

5. Explain the concept of person centredness in the context of intellectual disability nursing and care plannin.g

Unit 3: Communication

1. Describe how the nursing student, within the multidisciplinary care team, can communicate with the person with an intellectual disability and their family in a person centered manner Clinical Learning outcomes.

1C. Participate with the nurse to perform safely, compassionately, professionally and responsibility when undertaking nursing care.

2C. Participate with the nurse in the assessment and delivery of person-centred nursing care and clinical interventions using clinical judgement and a competent knowledge base.

3C. Participate with the nurse in communicating effectively in a person-centred manner in collaboration with the healthcare team.

Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

MN1D02SA Principles of Intellectual Disability Nursing Across the Lifespan

5 ECTS. Hilary N/A Workbook assessment with a reflective practice component (1,500 words) 40 hours directed learning; student effort hours 100 Total: 140 hours Colm O'Boyle

Course Description and Learning Outcomes

Module Aims:

The aim of this module is to enable the student to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes to provide evidence based nursing care and support to people intellectual disabilities across the lifespan in a variety of contexts. This will frame the context for nursing care and introduces the student to safe and effective principles of care that may be applied in the practice setting.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • • Relate two physical, psychological and social factors that affect a person’s nursing care needs.
  • • Outline the key principles of care planning in nursing.
  • • Discuss how sensory perception may change through processes of aging or ill health.
  • • Source information relevant to a nursing intervention carried out during the current practice placement.
  • Clinical Learning Outcomes

    1C. Assist a Registered Nurse using an appropriate framework to undertake and document information for an assessment or reassessment of a person’s health and social care nursing needs.

    2C. Utilise clinical equipment safely and promote a safe and therapeutic environment for each person, self and others in keeping with the Scope of Professional Practice.

    3C. Assist the Registered Nurse in devising a plan of care and undertaking and altering the nursing outcomes and/or interventions for a person based on observations, evaluation findings and feedback from the individual.

    4C. Assist the Registered Nurse in the safe administration of medicines.

    5C. Avail of all learning opportunities to apply nursing skills to practice.

    6C. Communicate effectively and develop a professional relationship by working in partnership with other members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

    Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    MNU11012 - Psychosocial Foundations for Care

    10 ECTS. Hilary N/A Assessment will consist of 4 short exercises which will be facilitated / supported during tutorial sessions.

    Psychology: 2 short exercises

    Sociology: 2 short exercises

    Each short exercise is worth 25%
    40 hours directed learning & 210 hours student effort. Total: 250 hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

    Unit 1: Psychology

    1. Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the field of psychology and its application in health care

    2. Develop applications of core psychological principles and mechanisms with a view of enhancing clinical practice in nursing, midwifery and health care in general

    3. Understand and discuss the bio-psycho-social perspective on health care with reference to psychological aspects

    4. Use psychology to better understand one’s own motivation, emotions, thinking, and behaviour and the interactions with others (patients, family, colleagues) in general and within the health care setting and community

    Unit 2: Sociology

    1. Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the field of sociology and its application to health care

    2. Discuss a sociological understanding of birth, death, health, illness and disability

    Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    MNU11010 - Biological Sciences Underpinning Health and Wellbeing

    10 ECTS. Michaelmas N/A Week 16: 2 hour examination (multiple choice, labelling, matching) 40 hours directed learning & 210 hours student effort. Total: 250 hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    The aim of this module is to introduce the principles of science underpinning the understanding of the human body, and explain the anatomy and physiology of the systems of the body to provide a basis for understanding altered function and healthcare practice.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • • Outline the basic scientific knowledge underpinning the understanding of normal body function.
  • • Identify, list and outline the basic structures and functions of the cells, tissues and organs of the body.
  • • Outline the principles of microbiology and nutrition.
  • • Identify and describe the normal structure of the systems of the body.
  • • Describe the normal functioning of the systems of the body.
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    MNU11013-Foundations for Professional Practice

    10 ECTS. Hilary N/A Database literature searching and academic referencing skills (30% weighting)

    Video assessment of a communication interaction and reflection assignment based on the video. (70% weighting)

    40 hours directed learning & 210 hours student effort. Total: 250 hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aim:

    The aim of this module is to introduce the student to the role of the nurse/midwife by exploring core concepts underlying nursing/midwifery practice, with particular reference to law, ethics, professional practice, communication, values and attitudes and lifelong learning.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • • Discuss the function of ethics and the role of the Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses and Midwives (NMBI 2015) in guiding nursing and midwifery practice
  • • Discuss how legislation governs nursing and midwifery in Ireland and outline its application in practice with particular reference to the role and function of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  • • Demonstrate person-centred approaches to communication in practice
  • • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of working in equal partnership with the individual, family and establish a relationship of trust and confidentiality
  • • Develop effective collaborative communication with all members of the healthcare team
  • • Understand the historical development and theoretical knowledge base of nursing disciplines (general, intellectual disability, children’s, mental health) and midwifery as distinct professions and the factors influencing their development
  • • Identify and explain the professional values and attitudes that underpin nursing and midwifery practice as outlined by professional and government policy guidelines
  • • Explain the concepts of lifelong learning
  • • Explain the principles of reflective practice in nursing and midwifery
  • • Identify and access sources of nursing and midwifery knowledge
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    MN1G01SA - Introduction to General Nursing in Acute Care Settings.

    5 ECTS. Michaelmas N/A Seen Case study assignment (1,500-2,000 words) 40 hours directed learning; student effort hours 100 Total: 140 hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aim:

    The aim of this module is to introduce the student to the current theoretical, evidence-based clinical principles and practice of general nursing. The focus is to provide the student with the necessary knowledge in order to inform clinical decision-making and person-centered care planning, and to participate in the delivery of care in the acute care setting.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • • Recognise the contribution of the general nurse in the delivery of healthcare across a range of inpatient, outpatient, step-down, day care settings within the Irish healthcare system.
  • • Describe the patient journey from admission to discharge from hospital, recognising the actions needed to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment during the patient journey.
  • • Devise nursing care plans in relation to the assessment and nursing interventions required for i) a medical patient case and, ii) a surgical patient case.
  • • Apply the principles of assessment of individual patient needs and describe the nursing care of patients in relation to:
  • o Maintaining respiratory and cardiovascular function
  • o Maintaining hydration, nutritional and elimination needs
  • o Physical and psychosocial management of pain
  • o Alterations in temperature control
  • o Patient hygiene, oral hygiene, prevention of pressure ulcer development
  • o Maintaining patient mobility, altered mobility and promotion of mobility
  • • Recognise the nurse’s role in communicating within the healthcare team to identify and respond to the person whose condition is deteriorating clinically using early communication processes including ISBAR.
  • • Promote a safe and therapeutic environment for each person, self and others in keeping with the Scope of Professional Practice.
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    MN1G02SA General Nursing ‘Care Across the Lifespan’

    5 ECTS. Hilary N/A Online scenario-based assessment using worksheet based analysis of a simulated family-based story-line (1,500 words) 40 hours directed learning; student effort hours 100 Total: 140 hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aim:

    The aim of the module is to explore the evidence based principles that inform the role and practice of general nursing when caring for patients in healthcare settings across the lifespan.

    Learning outcomes:

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • • Outline the role of the midwife in the provision of maternity and neonatal care to the woman and her families throughout pregnancy, birth and the puerperium.
  • • Describe approaches to midwifery care and support to women and their families within the maternity hospital and community context.
  • • Outline the nurse’s role in children’s and young people’s health within hospital / community context using principles of safe nursing practice, family centred communication and caring approaches to nurture optimal health, well-being, and recovery.
  • • Describe the nature and impact of mental distress/illness from social, psychological, biological, spiritual and recovery perspectives.
  • • Describe approaches to working with people who have a mental health problem within the general hospital/community context.
  • • Describe the role of the general nurse in providing nursing care for people living with intellectual disability and concurrent physical health needs in contemporary health care settings.
  • • Outline the role of the general nurse in caring for older adults within the context of contemporary healthcare settings.
  • • Describe the principles of caring for older adults across the continuum of care.
  • • Discuss the current provision of community services in Ireland, to include Primary Care Teams, Community Intervention Teams and Home Care Packages.
  • • Discuss the role of the different community nurses in Ireland.
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    MN1P02SA Psychotherapeutic skills and the recovery approach within mental health practice

    5 ECTS. Hilary N/A OSCE including reflective account 40 hours directed learning; student effort hours 100 Total: 140 hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    The aim of this module is to explore the recovery approach within mental health practice and the skills involved in the formation and maintenance of effective therapeutic relationships with individuals, families and carers

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • • Identify key features of the recovery approach in mental health
  • • Explain the benefits of the therapeutic relationship to a person’s recovery journey
  • • Highlight the components of an effective relationship in relation to recovery
  • • Describe how you may support hope-inspiring relationships in your practice
  • • Outline the main issues related to social inclusion, stigma and discrimination
  • • Explain the skills involved in effective communication in assessing individual, family or carer’s strengths and needs
  • • Identify psychotherapeutic frameworks that are used with individuals, families and carers
  • • Describe a range of psychotherapeutic skills that may be used with individuals, families and carers
  • • Develop interpersonal skills that support the development of psychotherapeutic skills
  • • Identify challenges to the formation and maintenance of therapeutic relationships.
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    MN1P01SA Understanding Mental Health, Distress and Illness and Approaches to Care

    5 ECTS. Hilary N/A Assignment 40 hours directed learning; student effort hours 100 Total: 140 hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the concepts of mental health, distress and illness and to provide an overview of how mental health nurses can work with the person to better understand their experiences and to plan care collaboratively. The module will consider various understandings of mental health and illness informed by a variety of perspectives.

    Learning outcomes:

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • • Describe the historical explanations of mental health and illness; the history of mental health nursing and the factors that have influenced its professional development and function in hospital and community settings.
  • • Discuss the continuum of mental health-distress-illness.
  • • Describe the concepts and application of wellness and resilience to mental health and the role of mental health nurses in promoting wellness and resilience.
  • • Identify the factors that impact on a person’s mental health and examine bio/medical, psycho- social, cultural, spiritual and legal explanations of mental illness and distress.
  • • Describe the classification of mental health problems using DSM-5 and ICD-10
  • • Discuss how you would recognise: affective disorders, psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, dementia, self-harm and suicidal behaviour.
  • • Describe the nursing process as applied to mental health nursing and the conceptual and theoretical nursing models relevant to person-centred and recovery-based mental health nursing practice including Peplau’s theory and the Tidal Model.
  • • Discuss the impact of mental health distress/illness on a person and their family/carer.
  • o in a person-centred manner in collaboration with the healthcare team.
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    Enhancing Professional Practice MNU22016

    10 ECTS. Michaelmas
  • • Student is required to prepare and produce an individual poster project related to one integrative theme and or scenario (out of a choice of 5 themes/scenario) to address task requirements. Weighting 100%
  • Assignment 40 hours directed learning; student effort hours 100 Total: 140 hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

    1. Apply ethical, caring, and grief theory and concepts to a variety of ethical dilemmas and practice situations pertinent to nursing or midwifery.

    2. Discuss ethical decision-making and demonstrate the application of an ethical decision-making framework/model in the context of his/her professional practice.

    3. Demonstrate an understanding of relevant legislation relating to nursing and midwifery across the lifespan and explain how legislation affects one aspect of practice.

    4. Understand the process of intolerance to perceived difference.

    5. Apply psychological principles to practical communication and collaboration skills to optimise care provision.

    6. Discuss the basic principles of quality improvement, clinical audit and the provision of quality care and audit as an integral component of nursing and midwifery practice.

    7. Demonstrate an understanding of how nursing and midwifery knowledge can be attained and enhanced using the research process, different research methods, reflection and continuous professional development.

    8. Demonstrate an ability to comprehensively search for sources of nursing and midwifery knowledge, including an ability to develop and present a comprehensive search strategy.

    9. Demonstrate an understanding of person-centred communication approaches, including supports and technologies that respect the individual and family’s experiences, choices, priorities, beliefs and values

    10. Demonstrate the ability to collaborate inter professionally with other health care professionals, service users, their families and voluntary groups to provide safe quality care, by generating respect, trust, self-awareness and reciprocity in all interactions.

    Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    MNU22017 - Managing Care in Practice 1

    10 ECTS. Michaelmas
  • Must have received some theoretical instruction and have experience in caring
  • Online assessment /MCQ related to pathology and pharmacology weighting 40% Apply a model of risk management to their own discipline (seen assessment 2,000 words) 60% t 40 hours directed learning; student effort hours 210 Total: 250 hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

    Unit 1: Principles of Pharmacology and pathology for Nursing and Midwifery Practice and Healthcare

    1. Describe the role and responsibilities of the nurse /midwife with relevance to medication storage, management and medication related patient issues.

    2. Outline the fundamental principles of pharmacology and the indications, mode of action, side effects, adverse effects and interactions of sample drug groups

    3. Explain the principles of pathology and pathophysiology and the effect of pathological processes on normal human structure and functions.

    Unit 2: Introduction to the concept of risk

    4. Discuss the theory of risk and risk society and explain the importance of risk assessment and management in modern healthcare settings.

    Unit 3 : Enhancing Effective Nursing and Midwifery Care

    5. Discuss the nature of contemporary family in society with reference to health, illness, disability and it application from birth.

    6. Apply psychological theory to manage and optimise practical aspects of care.

    7. Understand and apply principles of stress and stress management.

    8. Outline principles of chronic illness, life limiting disorders and palliative care.

    9. Describe the policy and service landscape for older adults and the provision of nursing care the older adult and informal carer across the continuum of care (Nursing students only)

    10. Demonstrates an understanding of the political, social and cultural context and health benefits of breastfeeding (Midwifery students only) Demonstrates the ability to support women in their choice of feeding (Midwifery students only)

    Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    Nursing Care of Adults with Altered Health 1 MNU22011

    10 ECTS. Hilary Must have received some theoretical instruction and have experience in caring Patchwork text assessment 100% 40 hours directed learning; student effort hours 210 Total: 250 hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate the ability to undertake assessment of the adult patient and interpret objective and subjective data

    2. Based on the patient assessment demonstrate the ability to construct and prioritise a nursing care plan

    3. Demonstrate the ability to recognise, report, and respond to signs of changes in a person’s health status

    4. Discuss the evaluation of nursing care within a multidisciplinary team environment Support and facilitate the person to promote his/her well-being

    Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    Essentials of Communication in Mental Health Settings MNU22014

    10 ECTS. Michaelmas Must have received some theoretical instruction and have experience in caring Workbook assignment 100% 40 hours directed learning & 210 hours student effort Total: 250 hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

    1. Outline health care policy relevant to community mental health care

    2. Discuss the role of the mental health nurse in community mental health care

    3. Discuss the purpose and function of different community mental health services for people and their families across the lifespan

    4. Demonstrate knowledge of assertive communication skills and how you might use such skills when working with clients, families/carers, multidisciplinary and voluntary agencies

    5. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a recovery and relational approach to working with the client/service user and their family/carer in the community

    6. Discuss the role and impact of personal feelings, values, beliefs and attitudes with engaging with service users and their family/carer in the community.

    7. Discuss the role and impact of personal feelings, values, beliefs and attitudes when engaging with service users and their family/carer in the community

    Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    Person-Centred Support Across the Lifespan MNU22002

    10 ECTS. Michaelmas Must have received some theoretical instruction and have experience in caring 40 hours directed learning & 210 hours student effort Total: 250 hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

    Unit 1: Communication in health care

    1. Apply active listening skills when communicating with an individual with physical, emotional, behavioural or cultural communication difficulties.

    2. Detail the priorities and approaches for effective and appropriate communication when engaging with other members of the team and primary carers.

    3. Explore with an individual in the practice setting how his/her life and wellbeing have been affected by the experience of ill health, distress or by developmental or life-limiting conditions. Unit 2: Enhancing Person Centred Practice Across the Lifespan

    4. Discuss the diverse person-centred supports required across the lifespan for individuals and their primary carers.

    5. Explain the priorities in undertaking nursing interventions with individuals.

    Unit 3: Empowerment and Human Rights

    6. Discuss the rights of the individual with respect to life span and situation.

    7. Discuss with an individual an aspect of health or life-style that he/she would like to change.

    Explain the significance of including individuals and their primary carer in the process of making decisions regarding health and wellness.

    Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    Introduction to Observational Astronomy MNU22004

    5 ECTS. Michaelmas Observational log/notebook, demonstrating appropriately recorded accounts of five observations, each supported by drawings and narrative text Weighting 100% 20 hours directed learning & 105 hours student effort Total: 125hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:/

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

    Name and describe five different types of objects that can be observed in the sky

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the location of five celestial objects or constellations

    2. Explain the motions of planets, and stars

    3. Demonstrate correct use of each of the following: telescope; binoculars; digital camera

    4. Maintain an journal of observations

    Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    Perspective on Deafness MNU22005

    Taught in both semesters
  • n/a
  • • 5 Online assessments using Blackboard 20 hours directed learning & 105 hours student effort Total: 125hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

    1. Describe the historical context that notions of Deafness are grounded within Perspectives on Deafness

    2. Describe the major milestones in Deaf history (e.g. establishment of Deaf education, formation of communities, the `Golden era' of manualism, the rise of oralism, the Congress of Milan 1880, the introduction of oral education in Ireland and consequences thereof)

    3. Describe the major philosophical influences on responses to deafness (e.g. legal, religious, educational, rehabilitation, normalisation, eugenics, human rights, socio-cultural views, medical responses to deafness)

    4. Describe the medical model of deafness ' Describe the social model of deafness

    5. Describe the human rights agenda as it relates to the Deaf community

    6. Define Deafhood

    7. Reflect on various definitions of the Deaf Community

    8. Situate Irish Deaf community experiences in a broader EU and global context

    9. Outline contemporary responses to deafness and Deafhood

    10. Demonstrate knowledge of the main organisations for Deaf and hard of hearing people in Ireland

    11. Describe the minority communities within the Deaf community (e.g. Deaf Travellers, Deaf people with disabilities, Deaf-blind people, Deaf gay/lesbians, Deaf people of race, Deaf people who are members of minority religious communities in Ireland, etc.)

    12. Describe how educational context influences policy that impacts on the Deaf community

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    Statistics for Healthcare Professionals MNU22006

    5 ECTS. Taught in both semesters N/A • Mid semester multiple choice test – Weighting 50% • End of semester multiple choice test - Weighting 50% 20 hours directed learning & 105 hours student effort Total: 125hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

    1. Describe different types of data 2. Provide a description of a data set 3. Display a data set graphically 4. Compute basic probabilities 5. Form a basic hypothesis (question of the data) and test that hypothesis (answer the question posed) for different types of data 6. Make predictions based on the data 7. Compare two different sets of data

    Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    Introduction to Theories of Race and Ethnicity MNU22007

    5 ECTS. Taught in both semesters N/A • Written Assignment (1,500 words)-weighting 100% 20 hours directed learning & 105 hours student effort Total: 125hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

    1. Utilise the key concepts

    2. Apply the concepts of race,ethnicity, and identity to contemporary Irish society

    3. Engage in critical discussion on the issues raised in the lectures

    4. Express ideas accurately, clearly, persuasively and imaginatively, in both oral and written form

    5. Make independent judgments on current race and ethnicity issues taking into account scientific, social, political, moral and ethical considerations

    6. Apply the concepts of race, ethnicity and identity to the context of nursing

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    Contribution to Society MNU22008

    5 ECTS. Hilary N/A Submission of the following documents: • Completed attendance sheet demonstrating 30 hours contact and signed by person in authority • Documentation outlining the organization profile and agreed learning outcomes (500 word) reflective account of their experience with reference to how identified learning outcomes were achieved (include relevant reading list) weighting 100% 20 hours directed learning & 105 hours student effort Total: 125hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

    1. Recognise the importance of networking with other health care and non health care staff

    2. Understand the importance and role of voluntary services to the community and peoples sense of wellbeing

    3. Recognise and take responsibility for educational needs in relation to personal and professional development

    4. Demonstrate organizational and negotiation skills

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    Madness in the Movies MNU22009

    5 ECTS. Hilary N/A> Students must contribute a minimum of (50 words) to a module-related Facebook discussion following each film (an overall total of at least 500 words) to 20 hours directed learning & 105 hours student effort Total: 125hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

    1. Use a range of tools to critique and analyse portrayal of mental illness in film

    2. Discuss the influence of popular cinema on societal views of mental illness

    3. Describe how film can challenge our own understanding of mental illness

    4. Compare and contrast the portrayal of mental illness in film with current trends and approaches to mental health

    5. Identify policy and practice developments in relation to mental health issues

    6. Relate the mental health issues in film to their own personal development and professional practice

    7. Make proficient and informed contributions to the module- related Facebook discussion

    Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    Contemporary Aspects of Children's Nursing NUU44003

    5 ECTS. Michaelmas Must have received some theoretical instruction and have clinical experience in caring for children and families 3,000 Word Assignment Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    The aim of this module is to examine the social, legal, ethical, political, professional and cultural factors influencing children’s nursing both nationally and internationally.

    Unit 1: Ethics, law, management and leadership in children’s nursing

    Unit 2: Implications of current legislation and social policy in relation to child nursing/child healthcare provision.

    Unit 3: Professional development of the children’s nurse

    Unit 4: Management and leadership in children’s nursing (2 hours)

    Unit 5: Medication management (2 hours) Practical Simulation (4 hours)

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    Management and Health Policy NUU44015

    5 ECTS. Michaelmas Must have received some theoretical instruction and have clinical experience in caring for patients/clients 5000 word assignment Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    Unit 1: Management, quality and policy in healthcare (9 L & 1 tut)

    Learning Outcomes:

    Unit 1: Management, quality and policy in healthcare (9 L & 1 tut)

  • Discuss the health care system and contemporary developments in health care provision in Ireland.
  • Discuss the role of nursing in population health and the health policy process.
  • Discuss the regulation and governance of nursing in Ireland.
  • Discuss the application of principles of management and leadership in nursing.
  • Discuss the management of change in nursing practice.
  • Discuss patient safety and quality in healthcare and the application of quality improvement strategies to nursing practice.
  • Unit 2: Facilitating clinical learning (10 L )

  • Discuss the application of learning theories and learning styles in enabling professional and patient/client learning.
  • Identify the factors that contribute to or impede the creation of an optimal and supportive learning environment.
  • Discuss the nature and process of facilitating, assessing and supporting learning with a range of learners, using appropriate strategies and feedback.
  • Identify and discuss appropriate application of assertiveness skills for nursing practice.

    Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact
    The Adolescent and their Family - The Healthy Child NUU44001 5 ECTS. Michaelmas Must have received some theoretical instruction 3,000 Word Assignment Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    Learning Outcomes:

    Having successfully completed this module, students should be able to;

  • • Identify and discuss the unique needs of adolescents in hospital and the community, and demonstrate an understanding of the nature of the relationship issues relating to this phase of the lifespan
  • • Identify and discuss the relevant aspects of nursing assessment of persons with a disability and discuss the relevant aspects of individualized care planning and evaluation for persons with an enduring illness or disability
  • • Discuss the principles of caring for a child with a disability and outline the range of services available for children in Ireland.
  • • Identify and understand the importance the specialist care required by the critically ill child.
  • • Identify child abuse in its various forms, show understanding of the children’s nurses role and responsibilities in relation to both child abuse and protection in Ireland.
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    Human Factors in Healthcare NUU33006

    5 ECTS. Michaelmas N/A 1,500 Word Assignment) Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

  • Recognise the human factors operating in the healthcare environment.
  • Discuss the influence of these factors on performance in a healthcare environment.
  • Understand the relationship between error prevention and patient safety
  • Understand the role of various systems and factors in creating safety and in preventing errors and adverse events
  • Discuss problems and issues in measuring and reporting safety
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    An appreciation of contemporary poetry in English - Heaney, Montague, Murray and Walcott NUU33007

    5 ECTS. Michaelmas N/A 2 articles - 500 and 1,000 words Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

  • Provide an overview of poets discussed in the module and the significance of their work.
  • Describe and analyse poems discussed in the module.
  • Source and analyse information relating to poems discussed in the module.
  • Express ideas accurately, clearly, persuasively and imaginatively, in written form.
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    Contribution to Society NUU22009

    5 ECTS. Hilary N/A 500 Word Assignment and Attendance Sheet Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

  • Recognise the importance of networking with other health care and non health care staff
  • Understand the importance and role of voluntary services to the community and peoples sense of wellbeing
  • Recognise and take responsibility for educational needs in relation to personal and professional development
  • Demonstrate organizational and negotiation skills
  • Introduction to the Needs of Specialist Client Groups NUU33010

    5 ECTS. Michaelmas • Some clinical experience in caring for mental health service users and • received some theoretical instruction in caring for mental health service users. 2,000 Word Assignment Colm O'Boyle

    Following completion of the module the student should be able to:

  • Discuss the role of the nurse and the multidisciplinary team working in child and adolescent services, secure environments, intellectual disabilities services and maternal mental health services
  • Discuss mental health problems related to specific client groups
  • Explore and discuss how adjustment and major life transitions impact on these specialist groups
  • Describe the current structures and service provision for child and adolescent and family services, forensic mental health, maternal and intellectual disabilities in Ireland.
  • Discuss the role and scope of practice of the nurse in specialist settings
  • Research for Nursing Practice 3 NUU34006

    5 ECTS. Michaelmas Must have a foundation in both nursing and research modules. 2,000 word Annotated Bibliography and reflection Colm O'Boyle

    Following completion of the module the student should be able to:

    On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:

    Begin to understand the dynamic relationship between research and clinical practice and the School’s role in that relationship

    Distinguish between the main types of research approaches

    Recognise the steps in the research process Identify the characteristics of different types of research papers

    Identify a problem from clinical practice and explain or justify its significance Formulate a research question based on the research problem

    Explain the meaning of basic research terminology and use such terminology appropriately in their annotated bibliography

    Identify & access appropriate bibliographical resources and other sources of relevant information including web-based resources and data bases Assess the reliability, reputation, authenticity, integrity and relevance of sources.

    Analyse and evaluate the methods and findings of published research studies. Understand how their own behaviours impact on others when working in & contributing to the success of formal & informal teams Listen actively to their peers and give and receive constructive feedback on their work individually and in small groups.

    Addressing the Human Rights of those on the Margins of Society NUU33005

    5 ECTS. Michaelmas N/A Group poster detailing a HRBA campaigning strategy prepared and presented on a TCD blog. Colm O'Boyle

    Following completion of the module the student should be able to:

    On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:

    • Discuss social inequality as a key factor in the genesis of marginalisation in society;

    • Explore construction of the ‘other’ and associative definition of the deviant individuals;

    • Outline the key frameworks and legislation pertinent to human rights in Ireland;

    • Discuss the five basic principles of the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA);

    • Discuss the application of HRBA to specific groups in Irish society;

    • Demonstrate an ability to develop and enact a campaigning strategy;.

    • Apply a HRBA to his/her own area of study.

    Measuring and Reporting Population Health NUU33009

    5 ECTS. Michaelmas N/A Mid semester multiple choice test 50% (Week 25) End of semester written test 50% (Week 31) Colm O'Boyle

    Having successfully completed this module, students should be able to;

    On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:

    • Appreciate and understand healthcare research in a community setting

    • Appreciate and understand the range of study designs available;

    • Select appropriate study designs and know how many participants are needed in study

    • Understand and compute epidemiologic rates including crude, adjusted and age specific rates in relation to births, mortality, morbidity, immunisations etc.

    • Understand the difference between prevalence and incidence and describe the different methods for estimating hidden prevalence

    Compute relevant confidence intervals, relative risks and odds ratios