OD0508 - Applied Anaesthetic Practice Health and Life Sciences

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What will I learn on this module?

This module is designed to facilitate your development and integration of your knowledge into the essential skills required during the anaesthetic phase of care. You will build upon knowledge and skills gained in the Principles of Anaesthetic Practice Module, and these will be developed to enable you to function as a competent practitioner in a range of anaesthetic practice areas including emergency anaesthesia, paediatric and obstetric anaesthesia. Learning will be facilitated via lectures, seminars and skills rehearsal and clinical practice.
Clinical practice will be undertaken in an operating theatre where the specified practice proficiencies can be achieved under direct supervision of a suitably qualified practitioner.

How will I learn on this module?

This module will use a variety of learning and teaching methods; lectures, group work, seminars, small group practical sessions, directed and independent learning. Teaching and learning will be delivered by your tutors, and also specialists from clinical practice.
A variety of media will be used including “Safe Medicate? and web-based material, in whole and small group settings. Your engagement with tools such as “Safe Medicate? will be monitored by the guidance tutor as part of the evidence you prepare to support achievement in practice. Extensive use will be made of the e-Learning Portal (eLP). Building upon year one learning you will continue to develop your knowledge and understanding of anatomical, physiological, psychological and sociological components related to anaesthetic practice.
Clinical practice will encourage the integration of theory and practice.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Support will include feedback from tutors in class and guidance towards your summative assessment. You will also receive feedback from your mentor and guidance tutor in relation to practice learning. Written feedback on your summative assessment will be provided along with annotated scripts and individual criterion based feedback. Written feedback from your mentor will inform your ongoing record of achievement. In addition, tutors will respond to questions via the module’s discussion board on the eLP so that the whole group can benefit. The Learning Leaders initiative has been organised to enable peer support and learning within the ODP programme.

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:
MLO1 Identify factors contributing to effective teamwork within the operating theatre and demonstrate the skills necessary to function as an integral member of the anaesthetic team.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
MLO2 Apply knowledge of anaesthetic care within specific areas of practice, including invasive monitoring, and identify and discuss the care of Service Users with co-existing health problems undergoing anaesthesia.

MLO3 Discuss the principles of local/regional anaesthesia and their application across a range of interventional techniques, and discuss and address actual and potential problems associated with this technique.

MLO4 Demonstrate and comprehend the ability required to respond immediately to the changing needs of Service Users across the lifespan.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
MLO5 Critically review and appreciate the contemporary issues, drivers and factors influencing the management of risk relating to anaesthetic practice.

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment during the module will be achieved visa the student’s demonstration of their knowledge and understanding during seminars and feedback from group work, guided study and the practice mentor. In addition, the students will be required to undertake a formative assessment of “safe medicate” for inclusion in their PPDF.

Summative assessment will be in two parts:
• Timed invigilated assessment. This examination will take the form of a written short answer paper and a multiple choice question paper to demonstrate the student’s extended knowledge and relevant application of theory to practice within advanced anaesthesia. Questions will reflect each of the specified outcomes. (Learning Outcomes1-5)
• Practice placement graded Pass/Fail demonstrating achievement of professional proficiencies (Learning Outcomes 1-5)





Module abstract

The overall aims of this module will be to prepare you for your role in providing a safe environment for Service Users undergoing anaesthesia and to consolidate the skills gained in year one required for professional practice in relation to anaesthetic processes. A range of simulation techniques will be used in this module to develop your skills in a range of anaesthetic procedures, including emergency anaesthesia, difficult airway management and regional anaesthetic techniques. Teaching and learning on this module will be delivered by your tutors and specialist clinical staff including anaesthetists. Within this module you will reflect on your role in meeting the individual and holistic needs of Service Users during the anaesthetic phase of care, which will develop and reinforce your characteristics as a Northumbria Graduate. Learning on this module will take place in lecture rooms and within the dedicated perioperative simulation suite in the Clinical Skills Centre, E-learning will also be used within this module with Technology Enhanced Learning embedded within the curriculum.

Course info

UCAS Code B990

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 2 years full-time

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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