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: Women & Children's Health and Well Being

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

2019/0, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
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:
Your learning on this module will initially be facilitated using a combination of lectures, small group work and discussion to foster student engagement, collaborative and active learning (LO1, 2 &5).
Directed study tasks encourage integration of the module content, embedding the learning material within the clinical context and will challenge personal and intensive care neonatal nursing practice, which will facilitate personal reflection and learning. (LO1, 2 &4).
The clinical experience gained during the module will enable the direct application of theory to practice under the guidance of a suitably qualified neonatal nurse (LO3).
As clinical skills are developed you will critically reflect in and on intensive neonatal practice (LO 1,2, 4-5).

Formative Assessment:
In order to prepare for the summative assessment of the module, formative assessment will include group presentation and discussion that will involve peer assessment and feedback. This will form the main evidence for the summative assessment and provide an evidence base for the final assessment. (LO1-5).

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will comprise a portfolio which will represent achievement of both module and programme learning out comes. The portfolio will consist of a selection of professional learning activities (PDA’s ) concentrating on both evidencing knowledge and understanding as well as skill achievement, These PDA’s will drive independent learning following both taught and clinical practice sessions.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 26
Face To Face Tutorial 26
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 18
Online Guided independent study 330
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 26 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 7000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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.