UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND
Faculty of Health and Social Care
BSc/Dip HE Children’s Nursing
Complexity of Children’s Nursing Care
Level 2 – 40 Credits
January 2006 Cohort
Course Dates: Academic Week 48 – Academic Week 19 (2007-8)
Welcome to the module. There are a few details I wish to draw your attention to regarding the delivery and structure of the module. Firstly you will notice that as with the previous Diversity Module this is a forty credit module which comprises a theory taught block at UWE and a practice clinical block in placement. As with Diversity the module is also assessed at Level Two. For Complexity the theory will be assessed through an assignment. Practice once again will be assessed through your clinical competencies on the remaining 50% that are outstanding. You must be successful in both components in order to complete the module.
The module has been designed to build upon the content of the Diversity Module and will require you to utilise the content you were exposed to around research, biology, psychology and skills. This will be achieved through a change in the structure and delivery of the module. The structure of the module is built around days that comprise of an opening lead lecture from the facilitator of the day. This is followed by student prepared and lead seminars. After lunch there will be a plenary, this will pull the themes of the day together and answer any outstanding questions. The theory component of the module sits either side of the practice component. After the practice element of the module there will be a week that is intended to pull together the module and the whole of year two before progression to year three.
The module handbook contains a list of the students’ seminars that will be prepared by the cohort. The handbook is given out at the beginning of the year so that content in other modules and learning from practice can feed into the resources that are identified to enable students to prepare the seminars. There is a timeline in the handbook and reminders will be given to ensure that the seminars are prepared to a high standard and on time.
To get benefit from the module please strive for maximum attendance and ensure that any preparatory work required before taught sessions is completed. Should you be unable to attend a session please notify the facilitator and the module leader so that support can be given if required.
I would welcome suggestions that you have for making the module more receptive to your needs. These can be made during the module and especially at the end in the formal evaluation. You are the recipients of this module and I value your input into its evolution.
This module handbook should be read in conjunction with the
This handbook is supplementary to these and should not be used as a substitute for either.
There is important information within these handbooks that may be specifically relevant at times during your module. You are advised to familiarise yourself with the contents.
Particular attention should be paid to assessment regulations as found in the Modular Assessment Regulations (MAR) of the University Student Handbook, page 159.
If you have any comments on the content of this handbook, or identify any further information that you would value being included then please contact the Module Leader.
For detailed information regarding students with a disability and support and advice please contact the Centre for Student Affairs at the Frenchay Campus, room 1E22, on 0117 32 82564 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org