Core Module Information
Module title: Intensive Care and High Dependency Neonatal Nursing

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: MID10105
Module leader: Anne Moylan
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The module content will focus on in-depth knowledge and understanding of complex physiological processes related to the cardiovascular, respiratory, central nervous, endocrine, renal, gastrointestinal and immunological systems to enable you to address specific problems experienced by the high-risk neonate. These topics will be explored in depth from both a physiology and pathophysiological base and include investigation and critique of current nursing and medical management. An exploration of current research and clinical guidelines, which includes literature searching and critical appraisal of evidence will be a strong focus of this module. Relevant government and local policies and ethical legal issues will be explored as will the current directive on Quality Improvement in neonatology.
Within the clinical setting, you will have the opportunity to be supervised in practice in the acquisition of skills in assessment, problem identification and management of the high-risk neonate. The opportunity to practice these skills will also be provided in the skills and simulation centre.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critique normal and altered neonatal homeostasis in relation to complex physiological processes.
LO2: Analyse the physical needs of neonates who require high dependency/intensive care.
LO3: Critically appraise neurodevelopmental supportive and family integrated care practices within the intensive care setting.
LO4: Reflect on the role of the intensive care neonatal nurse in relation to evidence-based practice.
LO5: Evaluate high dependency and intensive neonatal care and clinical practice in light of national strategies, considering current research and evidence base practice.

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