AA0513 - Principles of Innovative Person Centred Nursing Practice in Adult Nursing

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What will I learn on this module?

On this module you will be analysing what you have learned in practice placement and other modules. You will investigate contemporary nursing practice and recent innovations in health and social care. Your studies will include an overview of the effect of social networking and broadcast media on health literacy and the Adult Nurse’s role in information management. You will analyse the contribution made by technology and innovation to screening, diagnosis and treatment and the impact these processes have on patients of all ages, families and communities. You will compare varying styles of care management. In doing this you will come to recognise the enhanced functions of the Registered Nurse (Adult) in teaching, leadership, health economics and start to formulate your own sense of political awareness. You will link key concepts that underpin a systematic approach to nursing care and person-centeredness. You will examine context specific bio –psychosocial and spiritual dimensions of person-centred care, including end of life care. You will distinguish between traditional and contemporary approaches to research design, inquiry and evaluation. This will include analysis of the level of involvement of people of all ages, families and communities within these designs.

How will I learn on this module?

On this second year module, you will learn by attending seminars and workshops hosted on campus. The strategies adopted during workshops will include presentations of your own work and that of your peer group, enquiry-based learning, problem-based learning, debates, case studies, case histories and group work. Members of the Module Team will facilitate the workshops.

You will learn by preparing to attend seminars and workshops. This preparatory work will be achieved by engaging in Independent Study. The Tutor Guided materials will include interactive learning packages, electronic lectures, workbooks and media outputs. The Module Team will provide advice on how and when to engage in your Tutor Guided Independent Study.

You will be engaging in Student Independent Learning. You will be able to choose what you would like to study in more detail. You can spend time preparing for your module assessment and /or generating evidence for your clinical practice placement.

On this module, we advise you to learn by reading - we do not feel that this can be over emphasised when progressing to a new level of study. Reading is vital for your academic and clinical development. Reading will provide technical information to enhance the evidence base for your clinical practice. Reading is also necessary for you to appraise the merits of a variety of writing styles, adopting the strongest and best of the characteristics in your own work to demonstrate progression in your scholarship.

Academic staff will be assessing you. All assessments help motivate learning. On this module, you will be producing a poster presentation (accompanied by a 1000 word narrative) for the module assessment.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will obtain support from face to face dialogue with academic staff during seminars and workshops; they all have professional clinical backgrounds. You will utilise peer support during the directed and independent parts of the module. A group tutorial to support your summative assessment will be provided during a seminar. You will have access to Northumbria University’s electronic and physical support services. These resources are aimed at improving your critical thinking, reading, writing and clinical practice; as well as helping you maintain your own wellbeing.

More specifically, support will come from the following places: Your membership of Northumbria University’s Library. This is an excellent library offering a range of print and digital resources and support 24/7. Through the Library you will have access to SkillsPlus, a bespoke repository of learning materials focussing on digital delivery of study skills. Your enrolment on our electronic learning platform – currently Blackboard Ultra. This is where you will find online supported learning such as pre-recorded lecture videos, virtual reality based anatomy and physiology programmes, interactive e-learning packages (e.g. using storyboard technology) and automated links between the module reading list and library catalogue. Blackboard Ultra also hosts plagiarism detection software to ensure you develop high standards of academic conduct when producing written work. Wherever possible the module team will encourage electronic submission, marking and feedback of your assignment –this process is managed via Blackboard Ultra. You will be able to utilise Ask4Help, a service providing individualised support with queries you may have with the module, the programme and day-to-day life as an undergraduate. You can access this in person, via the phone or online using the University’s Student Portal. You will have access to phone and online IT support. You can also get support from the Module Lead and/or your Programme Lead if required. When commencing this module, you will be given access to staff addresses and most effective way to contact them.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

1. know what innovation offers healthcare and nursing.

2. understand the impact innovation has on people of all ages, families and communities.

Intellectual / Professional Skills & Abilities:

3. identify collaborative designs of investigation and evaluation.

4. articulate a comprehensive grasp of the Registered Nurse’s role in Adult Nursing.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

5. illustrate a person centred approach to nursing care.

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment:
Working in small peer groups you will find a health related poster to analyse and develop ideas about the elements needed to make a good poster.
(MLOs 1,2,3,4,5)

Summative Assessment:
You will prepare a poster presentation (including 1000 word narrative).
Written feedback provided by academic staff.
(MLOs 1,2,3,4,5)


Successful completion of all Year 1 Modules
of the BSc (Hons) Nursing Science/Registered Nurse (Adult) Programme.



Module abstract

Contemporary clinical practice is at the cutting edge of life and social sciences, but innovations in healthcare can only be optimised if utilised in a compassionate manner. The module takes a systematic approach to nursing care embracing both innovation and person centredness.
The module will explore the theoretical underpinnings of the wider roles of the Registered Nurse (RN) in Adult Nursing and, in particular, when acting as advocate, teacher, leader and manager. You will understand how nurses collaborate with colleagues to co-ordinate the care of people of all ages, families and communities to optimise health outcomes. The module further enhances your scholarship by discussing traditional and contemporary (collaborative) research designs. In completing the module, you will have engaged in a research rich learning environment. The Module assessment will be a poster presentation to encourage analysis and creativity; providing an opportunity for you to demonstrate awareness of key concepts that underpin your future career path.

Course info

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 18 months full-time

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start April 2021 or April 2022

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