Core Module Information
Module title: Assessment of Acute Illness and Health assessment (Singapore)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR09715
Module leader: Susan Dawkes
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing

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

Description of module content:

Systematic assessment to determine illness / deterioration and comprehensive assessment of health. Taking a history from a patient and consideration of common presentations of acute illness and deterioration. Revision of pathophysiology related to common respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine and gastro-intestinal diseases to underpin assessment. Models/approaches to aid clinical decision-making and utilisation of appropriate assessment / diagnostic tools. Interpretation of clinical findings. Plan and document evidence-based care for patients with common diseases. Relevant legal/ethical issues. Team working and communication issues related to patient assessment. Use of peer assessment to facilitate learning.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Apply knowledge of how to undertake a comprehensive, systematic health assessment of patients in a simulated environment.
LO2: Interpret information gained from assessment to enable a plan of care to be created.
LO3: Formulate and document an evidence-based plan of care for patients with common presentations of acute illness and deterioration
LO4: Formulate and document an evidence-based plan of care for patients for patients who have undergone a health assessment.
LO5: Critically appraise literature to enable rationales to be given for the care planned.

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