Core Module Information
Module title: Work Based Learning (Emergency & Critical Care) [EMMECC NURSING JMD]

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR11115
Module leader: Ruth Paterson
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:

On this module you will develop knowledge and skills when caring for the patient who is clinically deteriorating. You will explore the pathophysiology, management and monitoring of people in a variety of clinical scenarios, including, but not limited to:
Emergency reintubation, weaning and extubation.
Management of sepsis, acute conorary syndromes, stabilisation and transfer of the person who is clinically deteriorating. You will develop theoretical knowledge to undertake a comprehensive assessment of an acutely unwell patient. You will gain theoretical knowledge to care for a patient within various care settings and you will develop skills required to plan and initiate care and then for interim management of the acutely unwell individual.
The module will promote self-awareness, teamwork and human factors by a combination of tutorials, simulation, clinical observation and self-directed learning.
You will observe clinical practice in a variety of relevant clinical areas within NHS Lothian as part of this module and have the opportunity to participate in clinical skills sessions relating to assessment and transfer of the critically ill person; management of acute coronary syndrome, sepsis and major haemorrhage; and weaning, extubation and emergency reintubation.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Relate pathophysiology to the signs and symptoms of a person who is clinically deteriorating due to common critical care presentations.
LO2: Critically appraise the research evidence and implement a plan of care for initial and interim management of the person who is critically ill.
LO3: Using evidence informed practice, justify interventions relating to stabilisation, monitoring and transfer of a critically ill person.
LO4: Critically reflect on professional, psychological or ethical issues that impact on caring for the person who is clinically deteriorating.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, 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: Ruth Paterson
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will use a blended approach to learning. Face to face lectures and tutorials will be designed to teach theoretical aspects of learning outcomes (LO1-4). A range of teaching strategies including collaborative group work, practical simulation sessions (LO 2,3) , tutorials and independent learning will encourage you to engage with learning and develop skills and knowledge required to assess,monitor and treat the critically ill and deteriorating patient (LO1-4). As part of the learning experience you will be provided with the opportunity to observe the treatment and management of the people presenting to emergency and critical care in NHS Lothian. Simulation sessions will be faciltated by experts in the field of critical care enabling you to develop your critical care skills within a safe environment.

Formative Assessment:
Students will participate in a formative OSCE, where they will watch each other’s performance and give peer feedback on performance. This will be faciliated by members of the module team. Students will have the opportunity to practice skills on an informal basis by appointment with the clinical skills and simulation centre.

Summative Assessment:
An OSCE to demonstrate the achievement of L01-4, a critical discussion and reflection on the ethical, professional or psychological issues associated with the person who is clinically deteriorating. The critical discussion will be led by 2 members of the module team and will take the form of a semi -structured interview with the student.

As this is a practical assessment, students will be awarded a pass/pass with distinction or fail.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 21
Face To Face Tutorial 26
Other External visits 55
Online On-demand Webinar 4
Independent Learning Guided independent study 94
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Structures Clinical Exam (OSCE) 100 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 0.45
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100