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MODULE SPECIFICATION TEMPLATE

MODULE DETAILS

Module title

Introduction to Biological Sciences in Nursing

Module code

NI403

Credit value

Level

Mark the box to the right of the appropriate level with an X

Level 4

x

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

Level 8

Level 0 (for modules at foundation level)

20

Entry criteria for registration on this module

Pre-requisites

Specify in terms of module codes or equivalent

BSc (Hons ) Nursing Course Entry Requirements

Co-requisite modules

Specify in terms of module codes or equivalent

None

Module delivery

Mode of delivery

Taught

x

Distance

Placement

Online

Other

Pattern of delivery

Weekly

x

Block

Other

When module is delivered

Semester 1

Semester 2(Trimester 2)

x

Throughout year

Other

Brief description of module content and/ or aims

Overview (max 80 words)

To prepare first year Nursing students across all fields of practice with a fundamental knowledge of biochemical, physiological and pharmacological principles that will enable them to better understand normal and altered functioning of human body systems with particular relevance to clinical practice. This will build on and reinforce introductory sessions on relevant body systems taught during the professional practice module, supported by online resources; and will be applied to related topics contained within later modules across all fields of nursing.

Module team/ author/ coordinator(s)

David Bauckham (Module Leader), Di Collins, Terry Stubbings, Kathy Martyn, Paul Watters, Alan Monaghan, Stevan Monkley-Poole.

School

Nursing and Midwifery

Site/ campus where delivered

Falmer and Hastings

Course(s) for which module is appropriate and status on that course

Course

Status (mandatory/ compulsory/ optional)

BSc (Hons) Nursing

Mandatory

MODULE AIMS, ASSESSMENT AND SUPPORT

Aims

On completion of this Module the student will be able to demonstrate a fundamental knowledge and understanding of key anatomical, biochemical, physiological and pharmacological principles related to body systems and physical health needs encountered in Nursing practice.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this Module the student will be able to:

1. Describe important biochemical, structural and physiological principles that underpin knowledge & understanding of body systems

2. Demonstrate a fundamental level of knowledge and understanding of key pharmacological principles

3. Apply knowledge and understanding of human anatomy and physiology; and pharmacology to Nursing practice

Content

To include:

Introduction to human physiology & revision of homeostasis, building on the 15 hours anatomy and physiology teaching in the first trimester within the Professional Practice module

Overview of the cell and cellular function, including metabolism

The cell membrane and transport mechanisms

Blood and body fluids

Kidneys, pH and acid-base balance

Digestive physiology

The Central Nervous System & Peripheral Nerves

Neuro-endocrine system and principles of neurophysiology

Cardio-vascular and cardio-pulmonary physiology

Key pharmacological principles

Learning support

Content will be supported by online self-directed learning materials: http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com* and other materials on Studentcentral. These will be consistently applied to health and illness, relevant to all fields of Nursing, addressed within later modules in the programme. Tutorials will also be available on request.

Core Text (A&P) Shier, D., J. Butler and R. Lewis. 2012. Holes Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology. 11th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill*McGraw-Hill Connect and Learnsmart e-learning material is based on this text

Other Recommended Texts (A&P)Clancy, J. and A. McVicar. 2009. Physiology and Anatomy for Nurses and Healthcare Practitioners. A Homeostatic Approach. 3rd Edition. London: Hodder Arnold

Foss, M.A. and T. Farine. 2007. Science in Nursing and Healthcare. 2nd Edition. Harlow: Pearson Education.

Nair, M. and I. Peate. 2013. Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology. 2nd Edition. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell

Tortora, G.J. and B. Derrikson. 2012. Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology: International Student Version. 9th Edition. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons

Waugh, A. and A. Grant. 2010. Ross & Wilson: Anatomy & Physiology in Health and Illness. 11th Edition. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone

Recommended Text (Pharmacology)Simonsen, T. et al. 2006. Illustrated Pharmacology for Nurses. London: Hodder Arnold

Teaching and learning activities

Details of teaching and learning activities

A combination of classroom teaching and a variety of self-directed online activities: for example true/false quizzes, Multiple Choice Questions, diagram labelling, animations.

Allocation of study hours (indicative)

Where 10 credits = 100 learning hours

Study hours

SCHEDULED

Classroom

48

GUIDED INDEPENDENT STUDY

Self-directed independent study and facilitated online learning

152

PLACEMENT

None

0

TOTAL STUDY HOURS

200

Assessment tasks

Details of assessment for this module

Summative computer-marked question paper designed to assess both breadth and depth of student knowledge and understanding. The range of questions will be distributed across the three module learning outcomes.

Types of assessment task[footnoteRef:1] [1: Set exercises, which assess the application of knowledge or analytical, problem-solving or evaluative skills, are included under the type of assessment most appropriate to the particular task.]

Indicative list of summative assessment tasks which lead to the award of credit or which are required for progression.

% weighting

(or indicate if component is pass/fail)

WRITTEN

Examination

100%

COURSEWORK

None

PRACTICAL

None

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

Area examination board

BSc (Hons) Nursing Examinations Board

Refer to Faculty Office for guidance in completing the following sections

External examiners

Name

Position and institution

Date appointed

Date tenure ends

Nichola von Fintel

Lecturer in Critical Care, University of Nottingham School of Nursing Midwifery and Physiotherapy

1 Sept 2011

31 Aug 2015

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Date of first approval

Only complete where this is not the first version

6 April 2011

Date of last revision

Only complete where this is not the first version

Date of approval for this version

January 2014

Version number

2

Modules replaced

Specify codes of modules for which this is a replacement

Available as free-standing module?

Yes

No

x

Module descriptor template: updated Aug 2012

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