Module title: Nursing the Special Care and Transitional Care Neonate

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MID08108
Module leader: Anne Moylan
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Women & Children's Health and Well Being
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Anne Moylan
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
LO1, 2 & 3 - The taught input uses a variety of methods including modified lecture, group work and discussions to foster student engagement, collaborative and active learning.

LO1, 2 & 3 - Directed study tasks and formative assessments encourage integration of the module content, embedding of the material in the clinical context, challenge personal and general neonatal nursing practice and facilitate personal reflection and learning.

LO2 & 3 - Small group work sessions will also be used to facilitate collegiate working between the students, emphasising the importance of sharing knowledge and experience, and working together to plan care.

LO2, 3 & 4 - Clinical experience encourages integration of the module content, challenges personal and general neonatal nursing practice and facilitates personal reflection and learning. As students gain skills and confidence in their practice, independent judgement making is encouraged.

LO4 - Under supervised clinical practice by experienced 'Qualified in Specialty' neonatal nurses, students learn, develop and consolidate their clinical skills.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
The module content is drawn from the Scottish Neonatal Nurses Group/ RCN core competencies (in press, 2010) for the theory and practice of neonatal nursing and the NHS Education for Scotland (2002) requirements for core competencies for neonatal nurses. This direct relationship and applicability of the theory to practice enhances employability and PDP. External experts are invited to present sessions, facilitating networking and the development of aspirations for professional practice. Skills in IT, communication, negotiation and team-working are enhanced throughout as students engage with the module content and assessments. The assessments require students to seek out information and explore the evidence base that supports their clinical practice.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessments involve the completion of directed work that enables the student to explore specific topics in more depth, and participation in class tests that enables the student to test his/her own understanding of the theory. There is also feedback on draft reflection material that the student might submit and the gradual attainment of clinical competencies in practice, under the supervision of a ‘Qualified in specialty’ neonatal nurse who offers ongoing feedback on performance. Feedback on draft written work will assist the student prepare for the summative assessment in relation to the depth of content as well as giving exposure to the expected academic style.



Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment, a portfolio of work, will ensure professional competency in practice by confirmation of practice hours that demonstrate the breadth of experience, documented evidence of the achievement of clinical competence (due week 14) and a reflective journal (due week 12) that will test academic writing skills. The full portfolio will provide evidence of achievement of all learning outcomes.

To gain a pass in this module, the student must achieve all the competencies, complete the required clinical hours and achieve a pass mark in the reflective journal. The percent mark for the reflective journal equals the module mark.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 40
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 48
Other Work based learning 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

During this module, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant basic embryology and fetal development and maternal and perinatal factors affecting neonatal outcomes. You will explore normal and altered homeostasis, physiology and pathophysiology of the neonate.
You will develop insight into the principles of family integrated care and neurodevelopmental supportive care of the neonate in the neonatal period.
Within the module the content is divided into the following key areas:
Knowledge will be developed in the principles of maternal health, wellbeing and social factors during pregnancy which impact neonatal outcomes.
Transitioning to extra uterine life - Normal and abnormal homeostasis, neonatal resuscitation, thermal management, respiratory support, feeding, growth and development, infection and infection control, preterm, late preterm, intrauterine growth restricted and the chronically ill neonate.
Discharge preparation and family support, the emotional, social and educational needs of the neonate and their parents and family.
Within the clinical setting, there will be opportunities to develop related practice skills in assessment and management of the neonate. There will be reflection of current evidence-based care in practice supported by a clinical supervisor.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Differentiate between normal and altered neonatal homeostasis.
LO2: Explain the physical needs of neonates who require special and transitional care.
LO3: Explore neurodevelopmental supportive and family integrated care practices.
LO4: Discuss the role of the special neonatal and transitional care provider in relation to evidence based practice.
LO5: Demonstrate core competence in neonatal and transitional care nursing.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - MEEKS,M., HALLSWORTH, M., YEO, H. EDS (2009) NURSING THE NEONATE: WILEY BLACKWELL, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781405149747
Core - KENNER,C., MCGRATH, J.M. EDS DEVELOPMENTAL CARE OF NEWBORNS AND INFANTS. A GUIDE FOR PROFESSIONALS.: ST LOIS: MOSBY, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780323024433
Core - NEONATOLOGY
Recommended - SINHA, S., MIAL, L., JARDINE, L. (2012) ESSENTIAL NEONATAL MEDICINE: WILEY BLACKWELL, 5th ed. - ISBN: 9780470670408
Recommended - LISSAUER,T., FANAROF,A.A. (2012) NEONATOLOGY AT A GLANCE: WILEY BLACKWELL, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781405199513
Recommended - ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD:FETAL AND NEONATAL EDITION
Recommended - NEONATAL NETWORK
Recommended - NEWBORN AND INFANT NURSING REVIEWS
Recommended - NEONATOLOGY
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