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Professional Development
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You can view, apply for and review your professional development courses in health and applied sciences here.

Care of the Acutely Ill Adult


Courses

Please select the level of study you wish to apply for. Level M indicates that you wish to study at Masters level, and Levels 1-3 indicate that you wish to study at Degree (Undergraduate) level.

Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZWR19-20-3

Level

3

Fees

19-20 Non-Accredited 20 credits

£710.00

Unassessed

19-20 Accredited 20 credits

£950.00

Assessed

Course Dates

Under the start date is shown: all attendance days and Apply for this course.


Applications

University

Assessment

Formative Assessment

You will be given opportunities to test your understanding and learning in several interactive quizzes and activities with feedback throughout the module. These activities will also prepare you for engagement with the summative elements described below.

Summative Assessment

You will be expected to undertake a series of 5 x 10 minute online activities throughout the module, timed at specific module weeks and embedded in the learning process. These activities will require UWE login to access and will be designed to be marked automatically. The module leader will have full access to up-to-date data to monitor progress and marks. You will be able to see their results immediately after completing each task.

The design of the activity will be such as to allow you only one attempt for each activity, however practice activities (as stated above) will be provided without constraint on the number of attempts.

The design of the activities will be varied, for example:

  • MCQ
  • Drag and drop
  • True/false
  • Label the structure
  • Prioritisation structure
  • Scenario based questions

The 1500 word assignment will allow for application of the knowledge gained in the online activities to the management of the deteriorating patient. The assignment will critically explore the course of action taken to effectively manage the patient in the context of one of the major core themes and must consider communication issues

Core themes

a)   Respiratory

b)   Cardiovascular

Campus

Distance learning

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

Content

Respiratory deterioration; assessment and management

  • Applied physiology, pathophysiology,
  • Chest X-ray interpretation and  Arterial blood gas analysis
  • Oxygen therapy & Nebulizer therapy
  • Non-invasive respiratory support, Tracheostomy, tracheal suction and other airway maintenance strategies

Cardiovascular deterioration; assessment and management

  • Applied cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology
  • Monitoring cardiac and vascular pressures
  • Cardiovascular drugs & fluid therapy

Communication

  • Track and trigger systems and Communication tools
  • Breaking bad news

Host response to Infection

  • Host response
  • Inflammation
  • Sepsis

Detecting neurological deterioration

  • Neurological/ cognitive assessment
  • Acute confusional states & acute severe headache

Above content mapped against:   Department of Health (2009) Competencies for recognising and responding to acutely ill patients in hospital. (Recogniser and Primary responder)

Course Director

Diane Standring

Entry Requirements

Registered health care practitioner working in an environment where you encounter patients with acute physiological deterioration.

Introduction

The Acutely Ill Adult Level 3 (UZWR19-20-3) or Master's level (UZWR1A-20-M) module will allow you to critically identify and interpret the appropriate course of action for a client with deteriorating respiratory and/or cardiovascular status.

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • critically analyse a client's condition using knowledge of altered respiratory and cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology.
  • critically evaluate communication and documentation issues relating to acute care in context of your own work environment.
  • selectively analyse issues relating to the assessment and management of cognitive/neurological deterioration relevant to your own client group.
  • analyse and discriminate between the clinical presentation in relation to the physiological response to infection and possible sepsis.

Learning and Teaching

The entire module is delivered online. You will undertake a variety of non-synchronous learning tasks including discussion boards, wikis and guided online reading. Audio visual and Interactive media will be employed where appropriate such as quizzes, exercises, and video tutorials.

Core information will be provided on blackboard and will draw upon and direct you to the wealth of material available via the internet including, videos, webinars, tutorials and simulations. There will recommended but not essential practical learning experiences (for example a visit to the operating theatre).

The module is structured into two large and two smaller themes

a)   Respiratory

b)   Cardiovascular

c)   Communication

d)   Host response to infection

Core material in relation to these topics is provided online and organised according to the theme. There is an inherent progression within respiratory and cardiovascular themes which starts at physiology and ends at management.

You are free to study at your own pace and "surfing" beyond core topics (but with relevance to your own practice) is encouraged. PDF files, links or digitised copies of any essential reading will be provided.

The remaining 18 contact hours will be non-synchronous learning through discussion, collaboration (wiki) and individual communication with allocated team member.

Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

You can also follow us on Twitter @UWEhasCPD.

Title

20 credit, level 3 or Masters level module


Click here to ask us a question about this course. Please include your full name with your question. If required, please let us know if you want us to add you to the future dates mailing list. Alternatively you may email us directly at has.cpd@uwe.ac.uk


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Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZWR1A-20-M

Level

M

Fees

19-20 Non-Accredited 20 credits

£710.00

Unassessed

19-20 Accredited 20 credits

£950.00

Assessed

Course Dates

Under the start date is shown: all attendance days and Apply for this course.


Applications

University

Assessment

Formative Assessment

You will be given opportunities to test your understanding and learning in several interactive quizzes and activities with feedback throughout the module. These activities will also prepare you for engagement with the summative elements described below.

Summative Assessment

You will be expected to undertake a series of 5 x 10 minute online activities throughout the module, timed at specific module weeks and embedded in the learning process. These activities will require UWE login to access and will be designed to be marked automatically. The module leader will have full access to up-to-date data to monitor progress and marks. You will be able to see their results immediately after completing each task.

The design of the activity will be such as to allow you only one attempt for each activity, however practice activities (as stated above) will be provided without constraint on the number of attempts.

The design of the activities will be varied, for example:

  • MCQ
  • Drag and drop
  • True/false
  • Label the structure
  • Prioritisation structure
  • Scenario based questions

The 1500 word assignment will allow for application of the knowledge gained in the online activities to the management of the deteriorating patient. The assignment will critically explore the course of action taken to effectively manage the patient in the context of one of the major core themes and must consider communication issues

Core themes

a)   Respiratory

b)   Cardiovascular

Campus

Distance learning

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

Content

Respiratory deterioration; assessment and management

  • Applied physiology, pathophysiology,
  • Chest X-ray interpretation and  Arterial blood gas analysis
  • Oxygen therapy & Nebulizer therapy
  • Non-invasive respiratory support, Tracheostomy, tracheal suction and other airway maintenance strategies

Cardiovascular deterioration; assessment and management

  • Applied cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology
  • Monitoring cardiac and vascular pressures
  • Cardiovascular drugs & fluid therapy

Communication

  • Track and trigger systems and Communication tools
  • Breaking bad news

Host response to Infection

  • Host response
  • Inflammation
  • Sepsis

Detecting neurological deterioration

  • Neurological/ cognitive assessment
  • Acute confusional states & acute severe headache

Above content mapped against:   Department of Health (2009) Competencies for recognising and responding to acutely ill patients in hospital. (Recogniser and Primary responder)

Course Director

Diane Standring

Entry Requirements

Registered health care practitioner working in an environment where you encounter patients with acute physiological deterioration.

Introduction

The Acutely Ill Adult Level 3 (UZWR19-20-3) or Master's level (UZWR1A-20-M) module will allow you to critically identify and interpret the appropriate course of action for a client with deteriorating respiratory and/or cardiovascular status.

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • critically analyse a client's condition using knowledge of altered respiratory and cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology.
  • critically evaluate communication and documentation issues relating to acute care in context of your own work environment.
  • selectively analyse issues relating to the assessment and management of cognitive/neurological deterioration relevant to your own client group.
  • analyse and discriminate between the clinical presentation in relation to the physiological response to infection and possible sepsis.

Learning and Teaching

The entire module is delivered online. You will undertake a variety of non-synchronous learning tasks including discussion boards, wikis and guided online reading. Audio visual and Interactive media will be employed where appropriate such as quizzes, exercises, and video tutorials.

Core information will be provided on blackboard and will draw upon and direct you to the wealth of material available via the internet including, videos, webinars, tutorials and simulations. There will recommended but not essential practical learning experiences (for example a visit to the operating theatre).

The module is structured into two large and two smaller themes

a)   Respiratory

b)   Cardiovascular

c)   Communication

d)   Host response to infection

Core material in relation to these topics is provided online and organised according to the theme. There is an inherent progression within respiratory and cardiovascular themes which starts at physiology and ends at management.

You are free to study at your own pace and "surfing" beyond core topics (but with relevance to your own practice) is encouraged. PDF files, links or digitised copies of any essential reading will be provided.

The remaining 18 contact hours will be non-synchronous learning through discussion, collaboration (wiki) and individual communication with allocated team member.

Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

You can also follow us on Twitter @UWEhasCPD.

Title

20 credit, level 3 or Masters level module


Click here to ask us a question about this course. Please include your full name with your question. If required, please let us know if you want us to add you to the future dates mailing list. Alternatively you may email us directly at has.cpd@uwe.ac.uk


Enquire

To view all CPD courses offered by UWE Bristol, please select (click on) the box below

View courses