DA7007 - Life Science for Advanced Clinical Practitioners

What will I learn on this module?

The purpose of this module is to allow you to deepen your knowledge of life science for clinical practice, enabling development within your advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) role in relation to all four pillars of advanced clinical practice. You will critically examine the complex interaction of normal physiological processes involved in the control and regulation of metabolism. In your studies you will analyse the manifestations and consequences of altered physiology in response to disease processes, largely appropriate to your clinical specialism. You will also critically appraise the means and methods of measuring the parameters of normal and altered physiology and explore how various pathological manifestations present clinically. Each study day will be specific to a body system and discuss normal anatomy and physiology while common pathophysiology of all body systems will be critically explored. This will link to disease classification, disease processes and compensatory mechanisms involved in homeostasis.



The module will be delivered through a combination of taught, directed and self-directed study. The module will be summatively assessed through a 3,000-word essay, critically analysing a chosen organ dysfunction and discussing the manifestation of this at a cellular level. This will be commensurate with the standard required for advanced clinical practice, working towards Health Education England’s Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England (2017).

How will I learn on this module?

The purpose of this module is to allow you to deepen your knowledge of life science for clinical practice, enabling development within your advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) role in relation to all four pillars of advanced clinical practice. You will critically examine the complex interaction of normal physiological processes involved in the control and regulation of metabolism. In your studies you will analyse the manifestations and consequences of altered physiology in response to disease processes, largely appropriate to your clinical specialism. You will also critically appraise the means and methods of measuring the parameters of normal and altered physiology and explore how various pathological manifestations present clinically. Each study day will be specific to a body system and discuss normal anatomy and physiology while common pathophysiology of all body systems will be critically explored. This will link to disease classification, disease processes and compensatory mechanisms involved in homeostasis.



The module will be delivered through a combination of taught, directed and self-directed study. The module will be summatively assessed through a 3,000-word essay, critically analysing a chosen organ dysfunction and discussing the manifestation of this at a cellular level. This will be commensurate with the standard required for advanced clinical practice, working towards Health Education England’s Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England (2017).

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported by the module team, who are specialists in their clinical field. Formative feedback will be provided in group-led seminars and will also be available via individual tutorials throughout the module. You will also receive feedback from your peers, as many of the activities are designed to be student-led with module tutor facilitation. Contact with the module team is available in person, via telephone, email and the electronic learning portal.



You will be able to access both library and student support services. The latter is offered via a 24 hour IT Helpline, Student Support and Wellbeing Services, Skills Plus to support your academic work and an Ask4Help Service for other enquiries. These are all available in person at Student Central on Coach Lane Campus and online. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will provide appropriate pastoral support and guidance during your studies.

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:

You will critically discuss the manifestations of pathology and analyse the consequence upon health status.

You will apply a critical understanding of normal and altered physiology and relevant clinical investigations.



Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

You will demonstrate a critical awareness of the metabolic and homeostatic mechanisms required to maintain health, linking directly to your developing advanced clinical practice role.

You will evaluate quantitative research relating to altered physiology.



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

You will critically reflect on your learning and its application to your advanced clinical practice.

How will I be assessed?

Formative



There will be regular multiple-choice questions to enable you to assess your current knowledge and to guide your learning. You will present your summative assessment topic during the module for peer and module tutor feedback. This academic and peer feedback will enable you to reflect on your learning, whilst developing a robust plan for summative assessment. This will guide your learning and future self-directed study.

(MLOs- 3, 4, 5)



Summative



You will be expected to:



Electronically submit a 3000-word critical appraisal of literature, based on a relevant organ dysfunction of your choosing. This will represent 100% of your total mark.

Feedback will be electronic and individualised to identify good practice and suggest areas for development.



(MLOs- All)

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

DA7011 Health History and Examination or equivalent

Module abstract

The Life Sciences module aims to deepen your knowledge of life sciences appropriate to advanced clinical practice (ACP) . This enables further development within your ACP role in relation to all four pillars of advanced clinical practice. You will critically examine the complex interaction of normal physiological processes involved in the control and regulation of metabolism. Within your study you will analyse the manifestations and consequences of altered physiology in response to disease processes. You will also critically appraise the means and methods of measuring the parameters of normal and altered physiology, and explore metabolic and homeostatic mechanisms at a cellular level.



The module will be delivered through a combination of taught, directed, and self-directed study, including structured lectures and seminars; within the seminars, feedback will be given by lecturers and peers. The module will be summatively assessed through a 3,000-word critical appraisal essay. There will also be opportunity for formative assessment of your ideas through seminar feedback.



The module utilises a core lecture and applied seminar approach and you will be encouraged to attend the seminar that is most suited to your learning needs; however, if you are completing a specialist named award you will be required to attend the seminars that are identified as being a core component of your recognised curriculum or standard.

Course info

Credits 20

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 3 Years Part Time

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start March 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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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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