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This module begins developing the skills required to become a graduate, autonomous and lifelong learner. It provides a foundation from which the identified skills can be developed in relation to the field of nursing practice. These skills will be studied throughout the programme and beyond, in the world of work. In addition, this module will specifically introduce the principles of adult nursing theory and practice.
This module aims to equip you with the knowledge in essential biological concepts and evidence based nursing skills. Essential biological concepts included are human anatomy and physiology, microbiology / infection control, and pharmacology. Evidence based nursing skills encompass those shown in the syllabus, and introduces medicines management. It provides a foundation from which you can build and develop your nursing practice throughout the programme and into your professional career.
This module provides a foundation from which you can develop the appropriate knowledge, skills, attitudes and conduct necessary for working as a professional nurse. These skills and attributes will be studied and developed throughout the programme and into your professional career.
This module is practice based and provides a variety of practice experiences in line with the NMC requirements for registration. You will build on the knowledge and skills developed in previous modules and be supported in meeting the generic and specific field standards for competence and Essential Skills Clusters in order to achieve the NMC criteria for progression point 1.
This module aims to introduce the process of health care research. It is a professional requirement for those working in health-related disciplines to underpin your knowledge with research and evidence-based practice. Professionals need to be able to access research findings, and through an understanding of the research process and methodology, critique research and apply this knowledge to practice. The aim of this module is to develop your awareness of the research process and to equip you with the skills required to research in the subject area appropriate to the target award and to offer some preparation for the final year project/ dissertation.
This module aims to prepare you to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for adults with long term conditions. You will be facilitated to develop knowledge and skills in preparation for the care of adults with long term needs. Issues of diversity and patterns of health and illness will be explored. The module will enable you to recognise and manage communication needs across the lifespan and in a range of settings.
This module aims to prepare you to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for the acutely ill. You will be facilitated to build on theoretical, clinical and personal knowledge to provide holistic care using an evidence based approach considering the underpinning legal and ethical issues. The factors impacting on safe decision making will be explored. The module will address key professional issues that impact on both patient care and the role of the nurse in the acute setting.
This module provides you with a range of practice learning opportunities across a variety of practice experiences in line with the NMC requirements for registration. You will build on the knowledge and skills developed in Year 1 and be supported in meeting the generis and specific field standards for competence to progress towards the achievement of the NMC criteria for progression point 2.
This module aims to synthesise learning from the programme providing an opportunity for you to study independently and investigate a topic in depth. It fosters academic curiosity, an inquiry based approach, the employment and application of research skills thus facilitating the development of a higher level of theorising. You will select a topic of personal interest you wish to study further and manage your own learning during this module, with the support of an allocated supervisor for this period of independent study.
The aim of this module is to prepare you to manage the care of a patient with complex care needs in a variety of health care settings. It will also enable you to recognise and respond to changes in the patient condition safely, appropriately and competently. In doing so, you will be able to defend judgements and clinical decisions.
This module provides a range of practice learning opportunities across a variety of practice experiences in line with the NMC requirements for registration. You will consolidate the knowledge and skills developed to date and be supported in meeting the generic and specific field standards for competence to achieve the NMC criteria for registration. You will be assessed by a sign-off mentor during your 12-week period of continuous practice.
This module aims to prepare you for practice as a registered adult nurse. You will be facilitated to develop awareness and identify the challenges of the newly registered nurse. You will build on professional experience and be encouraged to develop strategies for working in a multidisciplinary health care team.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.
Margaret Herlihy is a Senior Lecturer in adult nursing. She has a specific interest in renal and transplantation nursing and worked in this field prior to moving to nurse education in 1998. She has a breadth of experience teaching nurses both pre and post-registration.
Nursing (Adult) BSc student
"I had to defer my third year as I have son with complex needs who was seriously ill in hospital. Middlesex has been absolutely amazing. Now I'm back at uni, they've done everything they can to help me keep going, like making sure my placements are based near to my home, and being flexible when I've had to take time out for my son's hospital appointments. My tutors have been so encouraging and positive about my work too.
My advice for new students would be that if you have an issue, always speak up as Middlesex will do everything they can to support you. I gain so much from the group of friends I've made on my course too. You go through your journey together and support each other.
There's a real mix of people studying adult nursing – from eighteen year-olds who've come straight from A Levels to people in their 40s and older, like me. Some are new to the field, others are health care assistants stepping up to do nursing. They all have a lot of experience you can learn from."
Nursing (Adult) BSc graduate
“What I liked most about the course was gaining new knowledge in a field I love. The tutors had a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with us.
I loved every placement. This was the time to learn new skills, link your theory with practice, assist the nurses and show them how valuable you are as a team player.
I was chosen as Middlesex’s Student Nurse of the Year. I was shocked but very humbled. I committed myself fully for three years to my study in order to be the best possible nurse I can be.
My plans for the future are to complete my preceptorship within a year, and look ahead to become a band six in 18 months, probably as a deputy ward manager. There’s no stopping me…
I’m proud to say I’m ‘made in Middlesex’.”
Nursing (Adult) BSc student