20 credits at level HE7
The aim of this module is :
To advance the academic and clinical development of experienced and competent practitioners to facilitate the appropriate assessment, diagnosis, prescription and therapeutic management of clients.
Syllabus content will reflect and be responsive to the students personal development plans and individual learning pathways but is expected to include the following:
Developmental human biology, which includes genetics and its impact on health
Maturation and the processes involved
Physiology of cells at a molecular level, e.g. receptors,
Pathophysiology related to diagnosis, for example schizophrenia, heart disease and diabetes, drug addiction
Drug targeting and delivery. Pharmacokinetics
Learning and teaching will include a variety of methods including lecture, group discussion, problem based learning, self directed study, video, case studies, imagery, experiential learning and laboratory work.
An in class assessment utilising a variety of question formats including multiple choice, short answer and extended matching questions.
An assessment of your clinical skills as outlined in your tri-partite learning agreement.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Assimilate, synthesise and systematically apply knowledge of life sciences, e.g. psychology, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology, to the systematic physical and mental health assessment of a specific clients or group of clients.||Use current research-based practice to undertake an accurate, comprehensive assessment of a client in your area of practice by synthesising and systematically applying knowledge of life sciences.|
|2.||Assimilate knowledge of life sciences to underpin reasoned judgement in the selection of and interpretation of relevant clinical investigations||
Justify the selection of relevant clinical investigations and interpret the significance of results for specific clients or groups.
|3.||Assimilate apposite knowledge of life sciences to facilitate the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of a specific client or client group||Integrate knowledge of life sciences into your approach to diagnosing a wide range of clients with complex care needs and to making ppropriate diagnoses|
|4.||Synthesise evidence from life sciences to inform advanced clinical reasoning in the determination, development and acquisition of advanced clinical skills and subsequent care management for specific clients or client group||
Demonstrate utilisation of clinical reasoning based upon the data generated during assessment / diagnosis to guide:
Deployment of clinical skills
Implementation of treatment plans
Subsequent care management.
|5.||Demonstrate the following transferable skills relating to:
Communication: Accurate interpretation and dissemination of relevant verbal and written information
Numerical Skills: Accurately inputs, obtains, interprets and conveys numerical data in relation to advanced practice
Uses technology to collect and interpret information
Utilises critical analysis to problem solve
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||An unseen assessment of extended choice, MCQ and short answer questions. Length 90 minutes||Assessment of clinical skills observed in practice.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Rang, H., Dale, M. and Ritter, J. (1999) Pharmacology 4th Ed. Churchill, Livingstone: London.
Tortora, G. and Reynolds, S. (2003) Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 10th Ed. Wiley: London.
Neill, S and Knowles, H. (2004) The Biology of Child Health Palgrave Macmillan: London.
AMED - Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (via Ovid)
British Nursing Index - BNI (via Ovid)
CINAHL - Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health (via Ovid)
Medline (via Ovid)
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