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Start your journey to a joint nursing degree and gain a unique perspective on nursing.

The Joint BSc (Hons) Nursing award and professional registration programme between MCAST and Northumbria University offers students the unique opportunity to combine excellent teaching and learning with quality practice development, in close collaboration with Malta and Gozo’s health service staff and providers.

Students experience a wide range of learning and teaching opportunities in the classroom, clinical skills based suite and clinical practice with experienced mentors. Technology enhanced learning is through simulation based education, online learning platforms and programmes offering opportunities for students to access wider additional learning resources when it suits them. The support and guidance offered to students spans both the academic and clinical setting from both UK and Maltese staff. Academic staff at MCAST and Northumbria University are registered nurses and professionals in their field, and work closely with clinical staff to provide any required clinical support and guidance. This enables professionally based practical, situated examples and solutions to be given in all learning environments, enhancing the students progression.

The clinical placement blocks are an opportunity to be part of the nursing team and their normal working patterns. This offers a unique learning and development opportunity to work closely with mentors and staff, gaining the experience required to register as a nurse, while being part of the 24/7 service provision. This combination allows students to be autonomous, critical practitioners ready to provide the quality care expected.

Successful preparation academically and clinically has allowed students to achieve a high employability rate and glowing praise for their contribution to the teams and healthcare of Malta and Gozo.

"Northumbria University is ranked 9th in Nursing & Midwifery in the UK (Guardian University League Tables 2020)"

If you would like to apply or for further information please visit the MCAST website. For any specific queries relating directly to Northumbria please contact tne@northumbria.ac.uk

Start your journey to a joint nursing degree and gain a unique perspective on nursing.

The Joint BSc (Hons) Nursing award and professional registration programme between MCAST and Northumbria University offers students the unique opportunity to combine excellent teaching and learning with quality practice development, in close collaboration with Malta and Gozo’s health service staff and providers.

Students experience a wide range of learning and teaching opportunities in the classroom, clinical skills based suite and clinical practice with experienced mentors. Technology enhanced learning is through simulation based education, online learning platforms and programmes offering opportunities for students to access wider additional learning resources when it suits them. The support and guidance offered to students spans both the academic and clinical setting from both UK and Maltese staff. Academic staff at MCAST and Northumbria University are registered nurses and professionals in their field, and work closely with clinical staff to provide any required clinical support and guidance. This enables professionally based practical, situated examples and solutions to be given in all learning environments, enhancing the students progression.

The clinical placement blocks are an opportunity to be part of the nursing team and their normal working patterns. This offers a unique learning and development opportunity to work closely with mentors and staff, gaining the experience required to register as a nurse, while being part of the 24/7 service provision. This combination allows students to be autonomous, critical practitioners ready to provide the quality care expected.

Successful preparation academically and clinically has allowed students to achieve a high employability rate and glowing praise for their contribution to the teams and healthcare of Malta and Gozo.

"Northumbria University is ranked 9th in Nursing & Midwifery in the UK (Guardian University League Tables 2020)"

If you would like to apply or for further information please visit the MCAST website. For any specific queries relating directly to Northumbria please contact tne@northumbria.ac.uk

Course Information

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years

Location
Various Locations

City
Newcastle

Start
October 2021

Fee Information

Module Information

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

For information on entry requirements please visit the MCAST website

Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

For information on entry requirements please visit the MCAST website

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

NS0429 -

Lifelong Learning for Professional Practice (Core,20 Credits)

The module will provide you with an introduction to lifelong learning and the different forms of evidence on which practice is based. This will include research and other forms of evidence which supports professional nursing practice with patients and clients of all ages and with diverse health and nursing needs. You will look at this in the context of caring for older people; pregnant and post-natal women; people with mental health needs and people with needs associated with their learning disabilities.
You will have the opportunity to develop an appropriate academic writing style, develop skills in the use of literature in your academic work and professional practice and develop effective approaches to studying in higher education. You will recognise your personal and professional responsibility for continuing professional development as part of lifelong learning within your professional role. We will also provide opportunities for you to participate in reflective and critical debate on relevant professional nursing issues.

More information

NS0430 -

Fundamental Nursing Care (Core,20 Credits)

Nursing has a unique and valuable contribution to make to the health and wellbeing of individuals. Within this module, you will explore philosophies of nursing which underpin good practice such as holism and person centred care with patients and clients of all ages with diverse health and nursing needs including surgical and medical problems, pregnancy and childbirth and people with mental health needs or learning disabilities. You will also learn about the impact that national policy in Malta, other global health policy drivers and the requirements of regulating bodies have on nursing practice and the delivery of safe, evidence based care. You will also gain practical nursing skills that will prepare you for caring for children, adults, and older people. You will also be introduced to the importance of personal and professional values required to be a nurse, the importance of effective interpersonal communication and skills for collaborative practice.

More information

NS0431 -

Public Health in Contemporary Nursing (Core,20 Credits)

During this module you will learn about the concepts of promoting health and wellbeing in relation to contemporary public health policy in Malta and globally. You will be given an opportunity to explore epidemiological and demographic data relating to a geographic/service user population relevant to your role as a registered general nurse in Malta. This will include considerations of public health needs across the lifespan from pre-conception to end of life, at an individual, family and community level. You will also learn about primary, secondary and tertiary levels of ill health prevention and the importance of community engagement to empower people of all ages with diverse health and social care problems, to come together to address their own health in context. You will also explore the relationship between wider health determinants of health, wellbeing and health inequalities, learning about the process of population level health needs assessment. You will learn about a range of health promotion approaches, models and strategies to support behaviour change. This will help you to develop the skills to use these strategies in your professional practice as a nurse with people of ages and diverse health needs, including supporting and advocating for more vulnerable service users such as some people with mental health and learning disability needs.

More information

NS0432 -

Care, Compassion and Communication in Nursing Practice (Core,20 Credits)

During this module you will learn about the concepts of care, compassion and communication from a variety of perspectives, reflecting the different areas of nursing practice with patients and clients of all ages with diverse health and nursing needs including: older people; pregnant and post-natal women; people with mental health needs and people with needs associated with their learning disabilities. You will study the theory and research evidence that underpins the module themes and will consider its application within experiential learning activities in module sessions. The underpinning values of the Malta Nursing and Midwifery Council code of ethics (2020) will be used as a framework to help you develop those skills which enable nurses to engage effectively with people and build caring, professional relationships. The module will explore the art of nursing and the philosophies of holism and humanism that are fundamental to person centred nursing practice. You will be enabled to develop transferable skills that demonstrate respect, dignity, empathy and unconditional positive regard within helping relationships with both adults and children. You will build on your existing experience and abilities to explore a range of communication skills nurses need in order to demonstrate effective listening and responding to patients. Challenging situations for nurses can arise in clinical practice and you will use scenario-based activities to learn and practise the communication skills used by professional nurses in a range of settings including mental health and learning disability settings. Active engagement with module materials and learning opportunities will help you develop the independent learning skills required within the module. Key themes of reflection and self-awareness will be integrated throughout the module which will foster the enquiring, analytical approach to your practice and development that is required as both a student nurse and a future professional registrant.

More information

NS0433 -

Practice Learning 1 (Core,40 Credits)

On this module you will learn a range of evidence based professional skills required for registration and employment as a nurse, supporting professional nursing practice with patients and clients of all ages with diverse health and nursing needs including; adults and/or children admitted for acute medical or surgical care; individuals and families supported by maternity care service; patients cared for within community settings including their own home. Specifically, you will be exploring key themes around becoming a safe, effective and efficient healthcare professional and utilising evidence based information to inform your safe practice across diverse healthcare settings. Themes in this module will include: communication and collaboration with other professionals and agencies; the concept of health; and assessment of health or care needs to ensure patient safety. You will engage in fundamental practices such as patient handover, documentation of vital observations and recognition of deterioration. You will also learn mandatory skills to ensure you are able to practice safely and effectively with patients of all ages and varying needs.

More information

NS0530 -

Applied Health and Life Sciences (Core,20 Credits)

Learning on the module will enhance your understanding of the structure and function of the human body. This module explores anatomy and physiology through an integrative systems approach. Through this you will be provided with opportunities to help you understand the complex relationship between health, anatomy, physiology and diseases that you may encounter whilst nursing patients of all ages with diverse health and nursing needs including: older people; pregnant and post-natal women; people with mental health needs and people with needs associated with their learning disabilities. This learning will be achieved through an exploration of diseases and conditions that arise from a malfunction of the systems of the body which will include an element of biochemistry and genetics. Pharmacology will also be examined in relation to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. You will also examine the role of the nurse in supporting an individual with illness. During this module you will explore topics such as: Body systems; Altered pathology and the relationship to disease and illness; and examine the role of the nurse in supporting an individual with illness in diverse nursing settings.

More information

NS0531 -

Developing and Applying Knowledge and Skills for Nursing Care (Core,20 Credits)

During this module you will explore nursing interventions required to support the acute and critically ill adult and child patient in various clinical settings. You will expand your knowledge and skills regarding the role of the nurse in providing safe and effective care to the acutely or critically ill patient by analysing nursing tools and frameworks and the wider evidence base underpinning practice. In addition, you will examine the cause of illnesses and conditions relevant to the stages of an illness trajectory and how to prioritise care. The module will support you to apply clinical decision making, problem solving and critical thinking skills to your practice in a range of settings with adults and children. During this module you will explore the following topic areas: The biological basis of illness and applied pharmacology to help you problem solve and anticipate the needs of the patient including managing the deteriorating patient; evidence based contemporary nursing interventions; management and governance issues related to providing safe, effective and ethically sound care in the critical and acute period of illness or accident. In addition, in this module you will be taught a range of vital clinical skills and the context of how to apply them in acute and critical scenarios using a range of simulation facilities.

More information

NS0532 -

Evidence Based Nursing Practice (Core,20 Credits)

During the module you will be supported and encouraged to engage with published research and other types of evidence that informs nursing practice. You will be given the opportunity to explore research terminology, methodologies and methods through the consideration of relevant research studies in an enquiry-based learning (EBL), workshop style approach. The aims of the module will be to support and develop your knowledge about research so as to increase your confidence as a consumer of the research evidence underpinning nursing practice. Skills will be developed that allow appreciation of the variety of approaches to healthcare research and you will be able to critically examine the quality of research and discuss its value within nursing relating to with people of all ages including: children; older people; pregnant and post-natal women; people with mental health needs and people with needs associated with their learning disabilities.
On this module you will explore the following topic areas:
• Research methodological approaches and their value to nursing and healthcare practice: Methodologies and methods used in research. Critical evaluation of research quality.
• Data Management and Metrics: Research Governance, ethics and protecting vulnerable people.
• Evidence Based Practice: This will include debate around the hierarchies of research evidence and the production of protocols and guidelines that inform nursing practice.
This module will enable you to further develop lifelong learning skills that will benefit your future career in nursing.

More information

NS0533 -

Values and Principles for Nursing People Across Their Life Span (Core,20 Credits)

During this module you will be introduced to a range of topic areas related to caring for people across their life span. Your learning will be underpinned by contemporary research and evidence based practice, in order to support you to understand the complex and unique needs of a range of people including children, adolescents, adults and the older person. The module will support you to appreciate the demographic trends related to Maltese and international populations and you will develop an understanding of the associated implications these factors may have for nursing practice in diverse practice settings including mental health and learning disability care settings. You will be supported to develop compassionate values and attitudes towards a person’s life span and understand the requirement to implement a holistic, person and family centred and individualised approach to caring for people as they age. The module will explore relevant issues and health challenges related to different stages of a person’s life span, and this will be founded on the following broad topic areas:
• Biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual aspects of ageing.
• Mental health and learning disability influences on care provision, relationship centred, holistic and individualised approaches to caring for the life span of a person
• Pathophysiology of ageing and its impact upon the health of an individual.
• Contemporary evidence-based nursing care management
• Assessment strategies to identify risk and promote safe approaches to nursing care.

More information

NS0534 -

Practice Learning 2 (Core,40 Credits)

On this year long module you will learn a range of evidence based professional skills required for registration and employment as a nurse with people of all ages including: older people; people with mental health needs or needs associated with their learning disability and patients who are acutely unwell or need critical care intervention. You will build on the knowledge and skills that you have already acquired in year one of the programme. Specifically, you will be exploring further and refreshing your mandatory skills in safe moving and handling techniques including the bariatric patient; basic life support in hospital; first aid; principles of infection prevention and control; safeguarding vulnerable adults, including older people, children and people with reduced mental capacity and de-escalation. The module will also offer you the opportunity to enhance your understanding of professional practice and apply relevant theories, which will ensure further development of the skills and knowledge that are required for safe, effective and efficient practice leading to increased patient safety.

More information

NS0627 -

Foundations of Teaching and Assessing in Nursing Practice (Core,20 Credits)

During this module you will develop your knowledge, skills and expertise in teaching and assessing individuals and groups of both patients and other learners in a classroom environment and a nursing practice environment. This will include critical evaluation of key theoretical concepts underpinning learning, teaching and assessment. Building on and deepening prior learning you will further develop a more critical understanding of how patient education in hospital and in primary care can influence ill health prevention and the health and wellbeing of children and adults including: people with mental health needs and learning disabilities; and pregnant women. This will include a critical analysis of the barriers and enablers to your nursing role in helping patients learn and change their behaviour. You will also explore models of nurse education in theory and practice contexts and you will practice the delivery of teaching and learning to other individual learners and groups of learners working in healthcare. Building on prior learning you will critically explore how assessment influences learning and critique the learning challenges of different types of assessment; including the practice assessment of competency that you will be expected to assess as a mentor after gradation as a registered nurse.

More information

NS0628 -

Leading and Improving Nursing Practice (Core,20 Credits)

This module will prepare you to develop your skills and knowledge in relation to leading and improving nursing practice in a range of settings. We provide opportunities for you to critically reflect and debate contemporary theories and explore service improvement models which support sustainable service improvement in nursing practice with people of all ages including: children; older people; pregnant and post-natal women; people with mental health needs and people with needs associated with their learning disabilities. You will critically explore the contributory role of collaboration and partnership working, with a variety of people of all ages including service users and carers, and other professionals and agencies. You will also be provided with opportunities to critically reflect on your own personal and professional responsibility for your continued development as a manager of safe and effective care delivery and as a future leader of service improvement in nursing practice. You will also learn about team leadership in an interprofessional working context and the challenges of leading teams in a realistic care environment to ensure patient and staff safety.

More information

NS0629 -

Nursing Dissertation (Core,40 Credits)

The purpose of this module is for you to critically explore ways in which research evidence can be used to develop nursing practice. Using your knowledge and understanding you will be able to critically consider how current initiatives, by for example government, impact upon contemporary nursing practice with people of all ages including: children; older people; people using maternity services; people with mental health needs and people with needs associated with their learning disabilities. You will learn how to undertake a dissertation, analysing the best available evidence and applying this to your nursing topic of interest. The dissertation, as a “capstone” project will consolidate your academic and professional learning giving you an opportunity to showcase your ability to use graduate level skills to: effectively plan; justify your decisions; critically analyse and appraise research and other evidence; and synthesise this scientific and professional knowledge; in order to provide evidenced based suggestions for improving nursing practice in Malta.

More information

NS0630 -

Practice Learning 3: Clinical Decision Making in Clinical Practice (Core,40 Credits)

This module will help you to develop and consolidate skills, attitudes and behaviours that you have developed over the first two years of the programme. The module will also offer you the opportunity to enhance your critical understanding of professional care and apply relevant theories in a critically informed way. This will ensure further development of the leadership skills and knowledge you will require for clinical decision making in complex healthcare environments. You will evaluate and critically appraise models and tools for clinical decision making, exploring the challenges of making decisions in interprofessional teams working with both children and adults. You will also explore theories and research about patient involvement and develop a critical appreciation of the importance of involving patients of all ages and their families in decision making relating to their own care. This includes learning about common ethical and professional dilemmas, strategies for making decisions, accountability, responsibility and legal considerations when making decisions relating to patients of all ages, including those with needs relating to mental health, learning disability and maternity care. You will also learn aspects of working life, including decision making, risk, leadership, management, self-awareness, and preparation for working life. In preparation for employment you will learn the safe delivery of intravenous therapy in a simulated environment using the simulation facilities at MCAST.

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

NS0429 -

Lifelong Learning for Professional Practice (Core,20 Credits)

The module will provide you with an introduction to lifelong learning and the different forms of evidence on which practice is based. This will include research and other forms of evidence which supports professional nursing practice with patients and clients of all ages and with diverse health and nursing needs. You will look at this in the context of caring for older people; pregnant and post-natal women; people with mental health needs and people with needs associated with their learning disabilities.
You will have the opportunity to develop an appropriate academic writing style, develop skills in the use of literature in your academic work and professional practice and develop effective approaches to studying in higher education. You will recognise your personal and professional responsibility for continuing professional development as part of lifelong learning within your professional role. We will also provide opportunities for you to participate in reflective and critical debate on relevant professional nursing issues.

More information

NS0430 -

Fundamental Nursing Care (Core,20 Credits)

Nursing has a unique and valuable contribution to make to the health and wellbeing of individuals. Within this module, you will explore philosophies of nursing which underpin good practice such as holism and person centred care with patients and clients of all ages with diverse health and nursing needs including surgical and medical problems, pregnancy and childbirth and people with mental health needs or learning disabilities. You will also learn about the impact that national policy in Malta, other global health policy drivers and the requirements of regulating bodies have on nursing practice and the delivery of safe, evidence based care. You will also gain practical nursing skills that will prepare you for caring for children, adults, and older people. You will also be introduced to the importance of personal and professional values required to be a nurse, the importance of effective interpersonal communication and skills for collaborative practice.

More information

NS0431 -

Public Health in Contemporary Nursing (Core,20 Credits)

During this module you will learn about the concepts of promoting health and wellbeing in relation to contemporary public health policy in Malta and globally. You will be given an opportunity to explore epidemiological and demographic data relating to a geographic/service user population relevant to your role as a registered general nurse in Malta. This will include considerations of public health needs across the lifespan from pre-conception to end of life, at an individual, family and community level. You will also learn about primary, secondary and tertiary levels of ill health prevention and the importance of community engagement to empower people of all ages with diverse health and social care problems, to come together to address their own health in context. You will also explore the relationship between wider health determinants of health, wellbeing and health inequalities, learning about the process of population level health needs assessment. You will learn about a range of health promotion approaches, models and strategies to support behaviour change. This will help you to develop the skills to use these strategies in your professional practice as a nurse with people of ages and diverse health needs, including supporting and advocating for more vulnerable service users such as some people with mental health and learning disability needs.

More information

NS0432 -

Care, Compassion and Communication in Nursing Practice (Core,20 Credits)

During this module you will learn about the concepts of care, compassion and communication from a variety of perspectives, reflecting the different areas of nursing practice with patients and clients of all ages with diverse health and nursing needs including: older people; pregnant and post-natal women; people with mental health needs and people with needs associated with their learning disabilities. You will study the theory and research evidence that underpins the module themes and will consider its application within experiential learning activities in module sessions. The underpinning values of the Malta Nursing and Midwifery Council code of ethics (2020) will be used as a framework to help you develop those skills which enable nurses to engage effectively with people and build caring, professional relationships. The module will explore the art of nursing and the philosophies of holism and humanism that are fundamental to person centred nursing practice. You will be enabled to develop transferable skills that demonstrate respect, dignity, empathy and unconditional positive regard within helping relationships with both adults and children. You will build on your existing experience and abilities to explore a range of communication skills nurses need in order to demonstrate effective listening and responding to patients. Challenging situations for nurses can arise in clinical practice and you will use scenario-based activities to learn and practise the communication skills used by professional nurses in a range of settings including mental health and learning disability settings. Active engagement with module materials and learning opportunities will help you develop the independent learning skills required within the module. Key themes of reflection and self-awareness will be integrated throughout the module which will foster the enquiring, analytical approach to your practice and development that is required as both a student nurse and a future professional registrant.

More information

NS0433 -

Practice Learning 1 (Core,40 Credits)

On this module you will learn a range of evidence based professional skills required for registration and employment as a nurse, supporting professional nursing practice with patients and clients of all ages with diverse health and nursing needs including; adults and/or children admitted for acute medical or surgical care; individuals and families supported by maternity care service; patients cared for within community settings including their own home. Specifically, you will be exploring key themes around becoming a safe, effective and efficient healthcare professional and utilising evidence based information to inform your safe practice across diverse healthcare settings. Themes in this module will include: communication and collaboration with other professionals and agencies; the concept of health; and assessment of health or care needs to ensure patient safety. You will engage in fundamental practices such as patient handover, documentation of vital observations and recognition of deterioration. You will also learn mandatory skills to ensure you are able to practice safely and effectively with patients of all ages and varying needs.

More information

NS0530 -

Applied Health and Life Sciences (Core,20 Credits)

Learning on the module will enhance your understanding of the structure and function of the human body. This module explores anatomy and physiology through an integrative systems approach. Through this you will be provided with opportunities to help you understand the complex relationship between health, anatomy, physiology and diseases that you may encounter whilst nursing patients of all ages with diverse health and nursing needs including: older people; pregnant and post-natal women; people with mental health needs and people with needs associated with their learning disabilities. This learning will be achieved through an exploration of diseases and conditions that arise from a malfunction of the systems of the body which will include an element of biochemistry and genetics. Pharmacology will also be examined in relation to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. You will also examine the role of the nurse in supporting an individual with illness. During this module you will explore topics such as: Body systems; Altered pathology and the relationship to disease and illness; and examine the role of the nurse in supporting an individual with illness in diverse nursing settings.

More information

NS0531 -

Developing and Applying Knowledge and Skills for Nursing Care (Core,20 Credits)

During this module you will explore nursing interventions required to support the acute and critically ill adult and child patient in various clinical settings. You will expand your knowledge and skills regarding the role of the nurse in providing safe and effective care to the acutely or critically ill patient by analysing nursing tools and frameworks and the wider evidence base underpinning practice. In addition, you will examine the cause of illnesses and conditions relevant to the stages of an illness trajectory and how to prioritise care. The module will support you to apply clinical decision making, problem solving and critical thinking skills to your practice in a range of settings with adults and children. During this module you will explore the following topic areas: The biological basis of illness and applied pharmacology to help you problem solve and anticipate the needs of the patient including managing the deteriorating patient; evidence based contemporary nursing interventions; management and governance issues related to providing safe, effective and ethically sound care in the critical and acute period of illness or accident. In addition, in this module you will be taught a range of vital clinical skills and the context of how to apply them in acute and critical scenarios using a range of simulation facilities.

More information

NS0532 -

Evidence Based Nursing Practice (Core,20 Credits)

During the module you will be supported and encouraged to engage with published research and other types of evidence that informs nursing practice. You will be given the opportunity to explore research terminology, methodologies and methods through the consideration of relevant research studies in an enquiry-based learning (EBL), workshop style approach. The aims of the module will be to support and develop your knowledge about research so as to increase your confidence as a consumer of the research evidence underpinning nursing practice. Skills will be developed that allow appreciation of the variety of approaches to healthcare research and you will be able to critically examine the quality of research and discuss its value within nursing relating to with people of all ages including: children; older people; pregnant and post-natal women; people with mental health needs and people with needs associated with their learning disabilities.
On this module you will explore the following topic areas:
• Research methodological approaches and their value to nursing and healthcare practice: Methodologies and methods used in research. Critical evaluation of research quality.
• Data Management and Metrics: Research Governance, ethics and protecting vulnerable people.
• Evidence Based Practice: This will include debate around the hierarchies of research evidence and the production of protocols and guidelines that inform nursing practice.
This module will enable you to further develop lifelong learning skills that will benefit your future career in nursing.

More information

NS0533 -

Values and Principles for Nursing People Across Their Life Span (Core,20 Credits)

During this module you will be introduced to a range of topic areas related to caring for people across their life span. Your learning will be underpinned by contemporary research and evidence based practice, in order to support you to understand the complex and unique needs of a range of people including children, adolescents, adults and the older person. The module will support you to appreciate the demographic trends related to Maltese and international populations and you will develop an understanding of the associated implications these factors may have for nursing practice in diverse practice settings including mental health and learning disability care settings. You will be supported to develop compassionate values and attitudes towards a person’s life span and understand the requirement to implement a holistic, person and family centred and individualised approach to caring for people as they age. The module will explore relevant issues and health challenges related to different stages of a person’s life span, and this will be founded on the following broad topic areas:
• Biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual aspects of ageing.
• Mental health and learning disability influences on care provision, relationship centred, holistic and individualised approaches to caring for the life span of a person
• Pathophysiology of ageing and its impact upon the health of an individual.
• Contemporary evidence-based nursing care management
• Assessment strategies to identify risk and promote safe approaches to nursing care.

More information

NS0534 -

Practice Learning 2 (Core,40 Credits)

On this year long module you will learn a range of evidence based professional skills required for registration and employment as a nurse with people of all ages including: older people; people with mental health needs or needs associated with their learning disability and patients who are acutely unwell or need critical care intervention. You will build on the knowledge and skills that you have already acquired in year one of the programme. Specifically, you will be exploring further and refreshing your mandatory skills in safe moving and handling techniques including the bariatric patient; basic life support in hospital; first aid; principles of infection prevention and control; safeguarding vulnerable adults, including older people, children and people with reduced mental capacity and de-escalation. The module will also offer you the opportunity to enhance your understanding of professional practice and apply relevant theories, which will ensure further development of the skills and knowledge that are required for safe, effective and efficient practice leading to increased patient safety.

More information

NS0627 -

Foundations of Teaching and Assessing in Nursing Practice (Core,20 Credits)

During this module you will develop your knowledge, skills and expertise in teaching and assessing individuals and groups of both patients and other learners in a classroom environment and a nursing practice environment. This will include critical evaluation of key theoretical concepts underpinning learning, teaching and assessment. Building on and deepening prior learning you will further develop a more critical understanding of how patient education in hospital and in primary care can influence ill health prevention and the health and wellbeing of children and adults including: people with mental health needs and learning disabilities; and pregnant women. This will include a critical analysis of the barriers and enablers to your nursing role in helping patients learn and change their behaviour. You will also explore models of nurse education in theory and practice contexts and you will practice the delivery of teaching and learning to other individual learners and groups of learners working in healthcare. Building on prior learning you will critically explore how assessment influences learning and critique the learning challenges of different types of assessment; including the practice assessment of competency that you will be expected to assess as a mentor after gradation as a registered nurse.

More information

NS0628 -

Leading and Improving Nursing Practice (Core,20 Credits)

This module will prepare you to develop your skills and knowledge in relation to leading and improving nursing practice in a range of settings. We provide opportunities for you to critically reflect and debate contemporary theories and explore service improvement models which support sustainable service improvement in nursing practice with people of all ages including: children; older people; pregnant and post-natal women; people with mental health needs and people with needs associated with their learning disabilities. You will critically explore the contributory role of collaboration and partnership working, with a variety of people of all ages including service users and carers, and other professionals and agencies. You will also be provided with opportunities to critically reflect on your own personal and professional responsibility for your continued development as a manager of safe and effective care delivery and as a future leader of service improvement in nursing practice. You will also learn about team leadership in an interprofessional working context and the challenges of leading teams in a realistic care environment to ensure patient and staff safety.

More information

NS0629 -

Nursing Dissertation (Core,40 Credits)

The purpose of this module is for you to critically explore ways in which research evidence can be used to develop nursing practice. Using your knowledge and understanding you will be able to critically consider how current initiatives, by for example government, impact upon contemporary nursing practice with people of all ages including: children; older people; people using maternity services; people with mental health needs and people with needs associated with their learning disabilities. You will learn how to undertake a dissertation, analysing the best available evidence and applying this to your nursing topic of interest. The dissertation, as a “capstone” project will consolidate your academic and professional learning giving you an opportunity to showcase your ability to use graduate level skills to: effectively plan; justify your decisions; critically analyse and appraise research and other evidence; and synthesise this scientific and professional knowledge; in order to provide evidenced based suggestions for improving nursing practice in Malta.

More information

NS0630 -

Practice Learning 3: Clinical Decision Making in Clinical Practice (Core,40 Credits)

This module will help you to develop and consolidate skills, attitudes and behaviours that you have developed over the first two years of the programme. The module will also offer you the opportunity to enhance your critical understanding of professional care and apply relevant theories in a critically informed way. This will ensure further development of the leadership skills and knowledge you will require for clinical decision making in complex healthcare environments. You will evaluate and critically appraise models and tools for clinical decision making, exploring the challenges of making decisions in interprofessional teams working with both children and adults. You will also explore theories and research about patient involvement and develop a critical appreciation of the importance of involving patients of all ages and their families in decision making relating to their own care. This includes learning about common ethical and professional dilemmas, strategies for making decisions, accountability, responsibility and legal considerations when making decisions relating to patients of all ages, including those with needs relating to mental health, learning disability and maternity care. You will also learn aspects of working life, including decision making, risk, leadership, management, self-awareness, and preparation for working life. In preparation for employment you will learn the safe delivery of intravenous therapy in a simulated environment using the simulation facilities at MCAST.

More information

Any Questions?

Our admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0191 406 0901.

Contact Details for Applicants:

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All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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Your Learning Experience find out about our distinctive approach at 
www.northumbria.ac.uk/exp

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Admissions Policy - northumbria.ac.uk/adpolicy
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