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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 85 Total: 125 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 planning
  • Unit 3: Communication
  • 6. 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
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    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 85 Total: 125 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.
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    MN1S03 - 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

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

    MN1S01 - 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.
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    MN1S04-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
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    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 85 Total: 125 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.
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    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 85 Total: 125 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.
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    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 85 Total: 125 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.
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    MN1P01SA Understanding Mental Health, Distress and Illness and Approaches to Care

    5 ECTS. Hilary N/A Assignment 40 hours directed learning; student effort hours 85 Total: 125 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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    NU2P01 - Psychotherapeutic Approaches and Mental Health Nursing

    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.
  • Assignment 40 hours directed learning; student effort hours 85 Total: 125 hours Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    This module will build on the knowledge and application of interpersonal skills taught in year one. The focus of this module is to examine the underlying principles and practice of different psychotherapeutic frameworks/approaches commonly used in mental health care when working with clients [service users], families and groups who are experiencing mental health problems. Each approach will be examined in terms of its theoretical approach, strengths and limitations and application with people experiencing mental health problems across the life span.

    Learning Outcomes:

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

  • • Describe the key principles and application of psychotherapeutic approaches commonly used in mental health care
  • • Discuss the application of different psychotherapeutic frameworks/interventions with different client groups
  • • Discuss some of the factors that may influence the use of different theoretical frameworks/interventions in clinical practice
  • • Demonstrate the application of different psychotherapeutic skills/interventions to a critical incident of your choice.
  • • Identify your strengths and areas to develop in relation to specific psychotherapeutic skills and interventions.
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    NU2S06 - The Sociology of Health and Illness

    5 ECTS. Hilary
  • Must have received some theoretical instruction on introduction to sociology.
  • 2,000 Word Assignment Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    This module will build on the reading and understanding of the sociology of health and illness gained in year 1, enabling students to develop a critical understanding of gender, family structure / demographic shifts and professional interactions.

    Learning Outcomes:

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

  • • Critically consider gender, sex and sexuality
  • • Critically consider the sociology of family structure, demographics and aging
  • • Critically consider the sociology of professionalisation
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    NU2D01 The Lifespan of the Person with Intellectual Disability 2

    5 ECTS. Michaelmas Must have received some theoretical instruction and have experience in caring for service users with an intellectual disability 2,000 Word Assignment Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    This module develops the student's knowledge of the development of the person from adulthood to elderly life. Attention is given to the fundamental aspects of education and the role of leisure and work in the development of the adult. The context of the family of the person with intellectual disability and its importance in the person's life is emphasised in the module. Issues of loss and bereavement are also addressed.

    Learning Outcomes:

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

  • • Discuss methods of assessing and meeting the needs of adults and the elderly with intellectual disability.
  • • Discuss risk assessment and risk management for the adult with an intellectual disability.
  • • Discuss the role of education from childhood to adulthood in the development of the adult with intellectual disability.
  • • Discuss the function of leisure and work in the development of the adult with intellectual disability.
  • • Discuss the impact of the person with intellectual disability on the family.
  • • Explore end of life issues for the person with intellectual disability and for the family.
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    NU4C07 Contemporary Aspects of Children's Nursing

    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
  • Learning Outcomes:

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

  • • Discuss, ethics, law, management and leadership in children’s nursing;
  • • Outline the implications of current legislation and social policy in relation to child nursing/child healthcare provision in Ireland;
  • • Discuss the professional development of the children’s nurse;
  • • Understand current challenges and new developments in children’s nursing.
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    NU4S03 Management and Health Policy

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

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    The aim of this module is to build on previous learning to equip students to work effectively as a member of the multidisciplinary team during the internship period and following registration as a nurse. The module introduces students to health policy and management/leadership theory. It incorporates issues of quality and patient safety in health care. It also addresses the principles of facilitating learning, with the aim of preparing students to meet the requirements of their role as educator in the clinical setting. The module is presented in 2 units of study as follows:

  • • Unit 1: Management, quality & policy in healthcare
  • • Unit 2: Facilitating clinical learning
  • 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

    NU4C05 - The Adolescent and their Family - The Healthy Child

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

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    The aim of this module is to examine a range of current issues relating to the care of adolescents and related health problems in the adolescents phase of the lifespan.

    The module will also explore the care required in relation to child protection issues, critical illness and childhood disability issues.
  • • Unit 1: Caring for adolescents
  • • Unit 2: The critically ill child
  • • Unit 3: Child protection
  • • Unit 4: Childhood disability
  • Learning Outcomes:

    Following completion of this module the student 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.
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    NU2P08 - Mental Health Nursing in the Community

    5 ECTS. Hilary
  • • Some clinical experience in caring for mental health service users and
  • • received some theoretical instruction in caring for mental health service users
  • 3,500 Word Workbook (continuous assessment) Combined assessment with NU2P06 Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    This module will provide students with the knowledge and skills to assist clients to achieve an optimal level of functioning in the community. Emphasis will be placed on measures to assist and support clients and their families/carers to live independently in the community. Students will gain an understanding of the concepts and models related to community mental health care and treatment.

    Learning Outcomes:

    At the end of this module, the student will be able to:

  • • Analyse health care policy relevant to community mental health care.
  • • Analyse the role of the psychiatric/mental health nurse in community health care
  • • Compare and contrast different approaches to community mental health nursing and care
  • • Critically evaluate the effectiveness of the multidisciplinary team approach to community care
  • • Discuss the principles of crisis intervention as a model of community care.
  • • Discuss the role of family in relation to treatment, maintenance and social inclusion in the context community mental health
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    NU3E02 Human Factors in Healthcare

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

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the concept of human factors and how human factors can impact on healthcare environments.

    Learning Outcomes:

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

  • • 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

    NU3E05 An appreciation of contemporary poetry in English - Heaney, Montague, Murray and Walcott

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

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    This introductory course aims to stimulate your interest in four internationally renowned, contemporary poets writing in the English Language. The course introduces you to a small selection of significant short poems from each of the following: the Nobel Laureate (1995) Seamus Heaney from Ireland, the Irish-American John Montague, the Nobel laureate (1992) Derek Walcott from St Lucia and the Australian Les Murray. The module offers an introduction to the four poets and an overview of the significance of their work. This is followed by a descriptive survey of the criticism concerning each of the poems examined. In addition, as this is an elective course, it will provide you with opportunities to enhance key transferable skills that will be useful in all walks of life after college, such as understanding social, cultural and historical diversity, understanding aspects of the human condition as portrayed in English words, poetry appreciation, communication skills, including creative expressionism, ICT, resourcefulness, problem solving & critical thinking.

    Learning Outcomes:

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

  • • 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

    NU2E08 Contribution to Society

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

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    The overall aim of this Module is to provide students with an opportunity to actively contribute to society in a voluntary capacity in an area that is not directly related to nursing practice. Students will plan the type, location and learning outcomes of their chosen placement. They are also required to negotiate, monitor and document the achievement of these outcomes. Each student is responsible for funding the elective. Organising and achieving the aims of this placement is expected to encourage students to develop and control an aspect of their education that they feel will contribute to their personal and professional development.

    Learning Outcomes:

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

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

    NU3P02 - Introduction to the Needs of Specialist Client Groups

    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

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    The aim of this module is to introduce the student to specialist client groups in nursing practice. Central to the module is the concept of needs and diversity amongst individuals and how this impacts on nursing and health care. Contemporary issues within each specialist client group will be addressed. This module will provide an introduction to the specialist areas - Child & Adolescence Mental Health, Forensic psychiatry, maternal mental health and Persons with an Intellectual Disability. It endeavours to give the student the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the key issues, skills and competencies required as a mental health nurse in these areas.

    Learning Outcomes:

    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
  • • Explore the priorities of care and describe the role of the nurse when caring for these specialist groups
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    NU3S03 - Research for Nursing Practice 3

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

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    Nursing practice should be based on the most current and rigorous research evidence available. Such practice depends on the nurse’s ability to identify clinical issues or problems and to access, review, analyse and critique the evidence available nationally and internationally to address them. This module aims to introduce students to the School’s research community through identification of a range of topics drawn from the School’s Research Matrix. Students will identify a problem from clinical practice based on one of these broad areas with the goal of producing an annotated bibliography which includes relevant literature. The research problem and subsequent annotated bibliography will form the basis for the literature review which each student will conduct in their Senior Sophister year.

    Learning outcomes:

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

    NU3E01 Addressing the Human Rights of those on the Margins of Society

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

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    In the Report on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (1996), persons with disabilities stated that they regularly experience marginalisation and unequal treatment in society. Such treatment speaks to a reality in which the human rights of minority groups are often compromised to the detriment of society as a whole. This module introduces the student to the concept of human rights and aims to stimulate students to question and reflect on the human rights accorded to persons who experience marginalisation in Irish society. In addition, as it is an elective module, it will provide you with some key transferable skills that will be useful in all walks of life after college, such as communication skills, resourcefulness, problem solving and critical thinking.

    Learning Outcomes:

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

    NU3E09 Measuring and Reporting Population Health

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

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    With an increasing emphasis on primary healthcare and the role of the nurse and healthcare professionals in public and community healthcare systems and settings, this module aims to address this and to introduce students to basic measurements and healthcare studies that can be conducted within a community setting. The focus of the module will be on study design, measurement and implementation and on the computation and understanding of statistics and types of measures that arise from these studies and the implication of results for practice. Real life examples will be used to explore these concepts and students will hear case studies from practitioners working in public health and community settings.

    Learning Outcomes:

    Having successfully completed this module, students 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
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    NU2E02 Statistics for Healthcare Professionals

    5 ECTS. Hilary N/A Mid semester multiple choice test (50%) End of semester multiple choice test (50%) Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    The World Health Organisation, the United Nations, the Department of Health and Children and all major international and national organisations have recognised the need for healthcare professions to base treatments, intervention, policy and planning on sound evidence. Part of this evidence is derived from the analysis and compilation of appropriate statistics. In today’s ever changing professional environment it is essential that healthcare professionals are comfortable working with data and deriving and interpreting basic statistics. This module aims to stimulate your interest in, and knowledge and appreciation of healthcare statistics. It will provide you with some key transferable skills that will be useful in all professions. The emphasis in the course will be on applying the techniques to healthcare data and on understanding and interpreting results in real life data sets.

    Learning Outcomes:

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

  • • Describe different types of data.
  • • Provide a description of a data set.
  • • Display a data set graphically.
  • • Compute basic probabilities.
  • • Form a basic hypothesis (question of the data) and test that hypothesis (answer the question posed) for different types of data.
  • • Make predictions based on the data
  • • Compare two different sets of data
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    NU2E03 Introduction to Theories of Race and Ethnicity.

    5 ECTS. Hilary N/A Assignment 1,500 Words (Date:Week 28) Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    Although some sectors of society, including policy makers, have been slow to recognise it, the reality is that Ireland is, and will remain, a multi-cultural society. The current diversity in the country’s population is not a temporary change caused by a decade of economic growth in the 2000s.

    This module introduces participants to the concepts of ‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’ and national identity/citizenship locating ‘race’ within social, economic and political relations and situating ‘race’ and racism in relation to other divisions such as class, religion and gender. Issues specific to Irish society will include the Irish Traveller community and the links between racialisation and the asylum/migration processes. Specifically this course will address issues of race and ethnicity as they relate to nursing practice and the Irish health profession and will familiarise students with both the National Intercultural Health Strategy 2007-12 and the HSE Intercultural Guidelines.

    In addition, the course will provide students with some key transferable skills that will be useful in life after college, such as communication skills, critical thinking, and diversity training. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • • Utilise the key concepts
  • • Apply the concepts of race, ethnicity, and identity to contemporary Irish society.
  • • Engage in critical discussion on the issues raised in the lectures
  • • Express ideas accurately, clearly, persuasively and imaginatively, in both oral and written form.
  • • Make independent judgments on current race and ethnicity issues taking into account scientific, social, political, moral and ethical considerations.
  • • Apply the concepts of race, ethnicity and identity to the context of nursing.
  • Module Code and Module Name ECTs credits and Semester Preequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact

    NU2E01 Perspectives on Deafness

    5 ECTS. Hilary N/A 5 Online assessments using Blackboard Dates to be provided in class Colm O'Boyle

    Course Description and Learning Outcomes

    Module Aims:

    This module introduces students to the range of ways in which deafness and Deaf people are categorised – by medical personnel, by hearing people, and by the Deaf community. Three major strands are covered: (1) Perspectives on Deafness: The Deaf Community, Culture and Historical Context (2) Medical, Social and Personal and (3) International Perspectives on Deafness.

    Learning Outcomes:

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

  • • Describe the historical context that notions of Deafness are grounded within September 2010 Perspectives on Deafness
  • • 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).
  • • 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).
  • • Describe the medical model of deafness ' Describe the social model of deafness
  • • Describe the human rights agenda as it relates to the Deaf community
  • • Reflect on various definitions of the Deaf Community
  • • Define Deafhood
  • • Situate Irish Deaf community experiences in a broader EU and global context
  • • Outline contemporary responses to deafness and Deafhood
  • • Demonstrate knowledge of the main organisations for Deaf and hard of hearing people in Ireland
  • • 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.)
  • • Describe how educational context influences policy that impacts on the Deaf community