Professional course Principles of Neurosciences

Entry year
2020/21
Course code
UZWSAC203
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus
Glenside
Programme leader
Rachael Crowley (North Bristol NHS Trust)

20 credit level 3 or Masters level module

Page last updated 9 July 2020

Introduction

The Principles of Neurosciences is a 20 credit module available at level 3 (UZWSAC-20-3) and Masters level (UZWSAD-20-M).

A variety of approaches will be adopted in the Principles of Neurosciences module in order to further develop skills of clinical judgement.

The emphasis will be on self-directed learning via e-learning methods. Other teaching methods utilised will consist of, discussions, structured exercises, tutorials, seminars, case studies and masterclasses.

Entry requirements

You will need to be working in a relevant practice area and the ability to study at level 3 or Masters level.

Careers / Further study

The Level 3 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The Masters level module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

Structure

Content

Skills

  • Principles of neuromedical and neurosurgical practice relating to acute and long term conditions.
  • Comprehensive neurological assessment, observation, intervention and evaluation of the conscious and unconscious child/adult individual.
  • Assessing the well-being and future provisions of child/adult individual and carers with End of Life conditions.
  • Assessment of change in cognitive function and mental health in child/adult individuals with a neuromedical or neurosurgical condition.
  • Interpersonal skills e.g. reactions of the child/adult individual to stress, factors which contribute to good relationships, methods of communication and the effects of breakdown in communication
  • Values of others in relation to illness and the users" perspective.
  • IT and literacy skills

Scientific knowledge

  • Pharmacology of drugs used in treating neurological conditions
  • The application of evidence to the care and management of child/adult individuals within the neuroscience setting.
  • Applied neuroanatomy and physiology
  • Psychological and social aspects of neurological conditions
  • Aetiology, pathology and clinical picture of neurological conditions

Context of managing the individual with a neuroscience condition

  • Methods and advances in diagnostic and current therapeutic approaches to their treatment
  • Implications of international, national and local policies governing neuroscience practice; child protection, code of conduct, national service framework, community care act, research governance
  • Organisation and management of the delivery of care related to national and local policies within the context of inter professional working
  • Principles, aims and objectives of rehabilitation
  • Challenges of educating individuals and carers in an adult/paediatric neuroscience setting
  • Role of Clinical Governance in working practice
  • Ethico-legal issues relating to practice for the safe guard of the child/adult individual
  • Provision of resources and facilities to meet the needs of the child/adult individuals with long-term neurological disease or disability.

Assessment

For the level 3 module (UZWSAC-20-3)

In order to accurately assess the representation of the inter-professional and multidisciplinary student, the acknowledgement of the Neuroscience environment is essential in order to capture the essence of the patient.

Component A

Presentation of a timeline.

The timeline will ask that you research a chosen specialist topic relevant to your own environment and which reflects the learning outcomes of the module handbook. he timeline can be either a disease, process or condition identified from the practical experience and which link with either one client or a client group. The timeline is a working document that will follow the topic and demonstrate the process of the disease from an identified point of presentation, following their journey of management and care; with relevance to the care environment.

You should be able to demonstrate an understanding as well as detailed evaluation skills to determine perceptive change that effect current therapeutic outcomes.

You will then present this timeline either as a PowerPoint or Poster. The presentation will be assessed and it is expected that you will be able to identify and clearly explain the rationale for your topic choice by

  • demonstrating a detailed understanding of the topic
  • recognising and evaluating supporting and contradictory information
  • demonstrating an understanding the changing management process. 

You will have 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.          

Component B

The Neuroscience Development Log (NDL), will comprise three targets, each to be 500 words maximum.

Each target will look to demonstrate and evaluate knowledge and understanding in the application of care and management, within your specific practice environment. You will evidence analytical skills and be able to demonstrate the evaluation of your changing practice as a result of your shifting knowledge and understanding of the Neurosciences. Each target will be separately referenced and follow the individual target, using the Harvard referencing style.

For the Masters level module (UZWSAD-20-M)

In order to accurately assess the representation of the inter-professional and multidisciplinary student, the acknowledgement of the Neuroscience environment is essential in order to capture the essence of the patient.

Component A

Presentation of a timeline.

The timeline will ask that you research a chosen specialist topic relevant to your own environment and which reflects the learning outcomes of the module handbook. The timeline can be either a disease process or condition identified from the practical experience and which link with either one client or a client group. The timeline is a working document that will follow the topic and demonstrate the process of the disease from an identified point of presentation, following their journey of management and care; with relevance to the care environment.

You should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding as well as critical evaluation skills to determine perceptive change that effect current therapeutic outcomes.

You will then present this timeline with the use of a PowerPoint slide as well as a hard copy Poster (laminated). The presentation will be assessed and it is expected that you will be able to identify and clearly explain the rationale for your topic choice by

  • demonstrating a critical understanding of the topic
  • critically evaluate supporting and contradictory information
  • demonstrate a clear need for topic improvement. 

You will have 15 minutes plus 5 for questions.  

Component B

Service Improvement Plan (SIP).

The service Improvement plan will be focused on an area chosen in relevance to your practice environment and follow on from the timeline.

You will demonstrate a detailed understanding of the methodology of change in relation to inter-professional relationships. Critically analyse, synthesise and evaluate the key issues and in context to current literature and emerging research, set out the service improvement plan in context to the improvement of the service.

Consider the possible options/novel solutions for current and future Neuroscience patients.

Evaluate this method of change and impact to service.

Features

Study facilities

You'll have access to a range of on-campus and online facilities to support your learning, including the University Library which is open 24 hours a day.The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides. Explore the fantastic facilities at UWE Bristol's Glenside Campus on this short YouTube clip.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

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How to apply

How to apply

You are required to apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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