|Module code|| Level 6: NSA 3540 (30 credits)|
Level 7: NSA 4540 (30 credits)
|Duration||One day per week over four months|
|Fees||See the Fees and funding below|
|Course leader|| Harriet Oliver|
These modules are offered at Introductory level (level 6) and Advanced level (level 7) for those undertaking autonomous practice. They have been designed for nurses working in emergency departments and walk-in centres who are developing their role towards emergency nurse practitioner, who will see, treat, refer and discharge patients with minor injuries and fractures.
These modules act as an introduction (level 6) as well as more advanced (level 7) management of patients with minor injuries. The aim is to enable you, as the experienced emergency/first contact care practitioner, to develop your proficiency in the assessment, treatment and management of minor injuries and apply this to your clinical context. As the autonomous practitioner, you will be equipped with the advanced knowledge base, communication skills, and safe clinical examination skills to make confident autonomous, effective and evidence-based patient care decisions.
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
These modules will cover the following:
Teaching will have a problem orientated focus through guided study, and case scenario development to develop and reinforce a life long learning perspective for clinical skills. Peer assisted inter-professional teaching and learning, integrated with medical students and the medical school will enable team work and development of peer support.
Students will be given the opportunity to practice clinical assessment under supervision with teacher and peer feedback. This will be complemented by the use of simulation aids and on line video material. Students will then be given the opportunity to develop their skills in the practice setting. It is essential that students have secured a clinical mentor/supervisor and clinical practice time in a relevant area prior to applying.
Study days provide opportunity for development, application and reflection of clinical and diagnostic skills. Most study days will be in a workshop design to encourage student led learning and critical enquiry
A mix of OSCE (observed structured clinical assessment) and clinical portfolio is utilised to consolidate knowledge.
To be eligible for this module you must have current employment and support to practice in an appropriate health care setting. You should also be able to give details of an allocated clinically experienced (in that field) supervisor who will support your clinical practice.
Please visit our CPD page to download a healthcare and social work application form and for more information on the application process.
The fees* below refer to the 2019/20 academic year unless otherwise stated.
Per credit: £60
30 credits: £1,800
*Course fees are subject to annual inflation.
There are several funding options available:
For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.