Assessment takes place by a theoretical essay (70%) and a seminar presentation to workplace or class colleagues (30%). The student must achieve a pass in BOTH the written work and seminar presentations to successfully pass the module.
• This study will provide the possibility for professional interest to be pursued and should focus upon the student’s specific clinical practice.
• The assignment will allow the participant to demonstrate the integration of the different aspects of the course. It will also enable the participant to demonstrate clarity, critical analysis of contemporary research and implications for future practice.
• Part of the course requirement involves a presentation to clinical colleagues where potential changes in practice can be outlined and discussed. This arrangement will fulfil the NMC requirement for the module assignment to be assessed in both theory and practice.
|The aims of this module are;
• To enable students to increase their knowledge of the aetiology of HIV and AIDS.
• To gain an understanding of the various treatments and the management of care.
• To explore attitudes towards sexuality, HIV and AIDS and attitudes which the illness provokes.
• To promote preventative care within the community context.
• To gain understanding of individual’s physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs.
|On completing this module the student should be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of the aetiology and epidemiology of HIV and AIDS
• Demonstrate understanding of the immunological dimensions of the disease process in men, women and children
• Critically analyse various treatment and management issues in light of current research, with emphasis on the medical, psycho-social and physical needs of the client group
• Demonstrate increased self-awareness in relation to:
Personal attitudes and prejudices
The process of loss and grief
• Critically discuss the dimensions of spirituality and its effect on health care
• Evaluate the implications of health promotion strategies in relation to HIV and AIDS blood borne viruses
• Show an appreciation for the individual needs of those affected by HIV or AIDS within and outside traditional health care settings
• Display a knowledge of support services and resources available within the field of HIV and AIDS. Both National and local statutory and voluntary services should be examined
• Demonstrate enhanced communication skills with specific emphasis on helping and listening skills which supports the client and their family / partner and significant others
• Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, legal, ethical and professional issues in relation to HIV and AIDS
|Methods of Teaching/Learning
Taught:: 60 hours
Self-directed: 140 hours
|This is reading that will inform the content. You should endeavour to read some of the following.
Adler, Michael W. 2001 ABC of AIDS BMJ Books
Bott J 2000 HIV screening issues for midwives British Journal of Midwifery 8(2): 72-77
British HIV Association 2006 Guidelines on provision of adherence support to individuals receiving antiretroviral therapy. BHIVA www.bhiv.org.uk
British HIV Association 2005 Guidelines for the treatment of HIV disease with
anti-retroviral therapy. www.bhiv.org.uk
British HIV association 2005 Guidelines for the management of HIV infection in pregnant women and the prevention of mother to child transmission. www.bhiv.org.uk
Clutterbuck D 2004 Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV. Mosby London
Department of Health 2004 HIV and infant feeding. Guidelines from the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Expert Advisory Group on AIDS. HMSO. London
Department of Health 2003 Screening for infectious diseases in pregnancy: Standards to support the UK antenatal screening programme HMSO London
DH 2003 Guidance for clinical healthcare workers. Protection against infection with blood born viruses. Recommendations of the expert advisory group on AIDS and the advisory group on Hepatitis. HMSO London
DH 2005 HIV Infected Healthcare Workers HMSO London
Department of Health 2001 National Strategy for Sexual Health. DOH London
DH Reducing Mother to Baby Transmission of HIV. London NHS Executive HSC 1999/183
Gilling-Smith C. 2000 HIV prevention. Assisted reproduction in HIV discordant couples. AIDS reader 2000; 10:581-587
Kennedy J. 2003 HIV in Pregnancy and Childbirth Butterworth Heinemann
Nam 2007 Aids Reference Manual. NAM Publications London. (National AIDS Manual)
Pattman R, Snow M, Handy P, Nathan Sankar K, Babiker Elawad 2005 Oxford Handbook of Genitourinary Medicine, HIV and AIDS Oxford University Press
British Medical Journal
British Journal of Midwifery
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS care
USEFUL WEB SITES
www.dh.gov.uk policy and strategy documents
www.hpa.org latest statistics, and demographic information
www.aidsmap.com extensive source of information on treatments, services etc
www.tht.org.uk UK’s largest support organisation for people living with HIV
www.ukcoalition.org National organisation that offers support services, training, and publications for people living with HIV
|27TH JULY 2010