Adult Nursing BSc (Hons)

London South Bank University Department of Education
En London (Inglaterra)
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  • Bachelor's degree
  • London (Inglaterra)

Degree course in Adult Nursing, approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC); the first step to becoming a registered nurse. Affiliated with world-renowned teaching hospitals and Trusts within London and the South East.

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103 Borough Road, SE1 0AA, London, Inglaterra
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Curso realizado: Septiembre 2015 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

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Methods of assessment for course overall: 53% coursework

Year 1
  • Introduction to life sciences
    This module provides an introduction to the functioning of the human body. It focuses on macro-systems, considering structure and function of all systems at a preliminary level to equip you with the necessary underpinning knowledge to inform first year nursing practice. You are introduced to essential concepts such as organisation of the body, homeostasis, anatomy and physiology. Emphasis at this stage is on breadth of knowledge. This module introduces the life-sciences content which is then developed further throughout the three year curriculum. 
  • Practice skills for nursing
    This module is designed to prepare you to perform essential nursing skills to the standards required for the generic core element of the programme. Using safe, simulated environments, supervised placement experiences, and independent learning opportunities, students will be enabled to merge knowledge, practical ability and professional attitudes in promoting quality patient/client care. The module will focus on the development and use of appropriate professional values; clinical, problem solving and interpersonal skills that underpin safe caring practices. 
  • Professional values, ethics and law
    This module is designed to ensure you develop a foundational understanding of your professional, ethical and legal responsibilities. The focus is on developing an appreciation of the professional codes, ethical values and legal frameworks which underpins health care practice. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding of the need to use up-to-date knowledge including ethical, legal and professional obligations to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings, influence change and promote health, welfare and best practice. 
  • Social sciences and nursing
    This module will take a sociological and physiological focus that introduces you to the theories that explain people's behaviour and their response to social situations within the context of health and social care. Taking a life course approach the module aims to explain which groups are vulnerable and how adopting a person centred approach to practice and concepts of empowerment might enable these groups to maintain autonomy. 
  • Theories and practice for adult nursing
    This module will introduce you to the different models and frameworks utilised to deliver care. The module will give you the understanding of the general principles of care of adult patients in a variety of health care settings. The module will introduce you to the use of reflection and the utilisation of different tools to assess the quality of care. 
  • Communication in health care
    This module will enable you to explore a variety of communication methods used in health care delivery. The module will explore different communication styles and will seek to further develop your own communication styles through reflection on practice. The module will introduce you to the use of health care informatics to utilise in different health care settings. 
Year 2
  • Mental wellbeing and physical health
    From a lifecourse perspective the bio psychosocial outcomes of the experience of health and illness will be explored from all field perspectives within the context of the delivery of care. So that the experience of mental health, physical illness and learning disabilities will be explored within the context of children's and adults lives and the impact these may have on physical and mental wellbeing. 
  • Public health and health policy
    This module explores National and International health policies, incorporating all fields of nursing further enhancing the professional, legal and ethical concepts already developed in Year 1. It allows you to investigate issues that have an impact on the health of individuals and communities, recognising the importance of supportive social, physical and cultural environments to promote good health. It will examine the broader social, economic, environmental and political factors that impact health and wellbeing, it also explores the relationship between theory and practice and analyses the factors that shape the nations' health care policies. 
  • Research methods and use of evidence
    This module introduces you to the diverse and innovative approaches to research methodologies through which you will gain knowledge and understanding of the central place of research in nursing practice. The module will equip you with the knowledge to draw on research and research methodologies in order to locate, review and evaluate research findings to enhance evidence-based practice across all fields of nursing. The module content has been systematically designed to enable you to develop analytical skills to further deepen your knowledge and improve your practice. Delivery of the module will combine classroom sessions with group seminar activities and electronic activities on blackboard to ensure a blended approach to learning. 
  • Care of the adult patient
    This module supports your development of evidence-based nursing care for patients with prevalent Adult conditions and operative procedures. You will understand the importance of early recognition and reporting of the deteriorating patient. 
  • Life sciences and medicines management
    This module will enhance your knowledge and understanding of physiology and pathophysiology of body systems. The module aims to increase your knowledge and understanding of disease process and build on your existing knowledge of disease management. The module will also develop the principles of medicines management in a variety of health care settings. 
  • End of life and palliative care
    This module will enhance your knowledge and understanding of palliative care and end of life issues. It will give you an opportunity to explore personal coping strategies and personal beliefs in relation to end of life and palliative care issues. Effective communication strategies in relation to end of life issues will be explored to enhance your knowledge and skills. This module will enable insight into current methods of management of acute and chronic pain and help you to understand and apply palliative care principles to practice. 
Year 3
  • Politics of health
    This unit develops knowledge of the process of health care policy making. It considers contemporary political influences upon health care policy and the implications for the nursing profession and patient care. 
  • Leadership, management and supervision
    This module will build effective leadership and management skills in a complex and multidimensional health care setting. Recognising that leadership skills are predicated on interpersonal skills, the module will address issues of communication. This module will be the theoretical underpinning of leadership and management skills in order to prepare you for a management placement. 
  • Pharmacology and medicines management
    This module will develop further the principles of pharmacology. It will explore a variety of legal, professional and ethical issues relating to medicines management in a variety of health care settings. 
  • Rehabilitation and health promotion of the adult
    This module will enhance your knowledge of health promotion models and strategies. The module will enable you to explore the principles and process of rehabilitation in a hospital and out of hospital. 
  • Best practice in adult nursing
    This module will enhance understanding and appreciation of research and evidence based practice and enable you to explore the concepts and application of an evidenced-based approach to decision making and care provision thus increasing critical reasoning skills. This will enable you to critique research evidence applicable to a variety of health care settings and consider how change management approaches can support the implementation of evidenced based practice. 
  • Complex care of the adult patient
    This module will enable you to explore the care of patients with multiple pathologies, complex conditions and enable you to develop critical reasoning skills in caring for the acutely/ chronically ill patient, in a variety of health care settings.