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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: NUR2091
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: COLLIETY P Dr (HSC)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability
Semester 1
Assessment Pattern
The assessment for this module will be in two parts:

An essay that discusses a child nursing intervention, exploring and critiquing the evidence base for the intervention. The essay should include the quality of the evidence, leadership and management issues e.g. change management, legal and ethical issues and personal and professional development. 3,000 words. 80%

A presentation to student peers and child health teachers that demonstrates the learning that has occurred through the elective experience.
Module Overview
Module Aims
This module will enable the student to analyse policy and management issues in relation to child health and to analyse and enhance their own contribution to care and that of others. The aim of the elective period in this module is to provide an opportunity for the student to develop personally and professionally and enable them to further develop their ability to identify and meet their own learning needs by studying in depth an aspect of child nursing. It is intended that the student will enhance their research skills in relation to evidence based practice and practice development and develop an understanding of the legal and ethical parameters of their practice.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module the student should be able to:

Values and attitudes
1. demonstrate an awareness of ethical dilemmas which influence clinical decision making and delivery of care
2. appreciate the importance of political awareness in the enhancement of inter-professional and inter-agency working
3. develop skills in professional collaborative working, leadership and management

Knowledge and understanding
1. review policy and management issues affecting child health.
2. analyse and evaluate service provision in relation to client need and policy requirements at local and national levels
3. identify international factors influencing child health.
4. discuss legal aspects of policy regulation and associated ethical issues.
5. critically analyse the concept of evidence-based practice in relation to their own practice.
6. evaluate the effectiveness of personal development plans as a means to increase performance
7. demonstrate and understanding of the concept of practice development
8. discuss different leadership styles and their impact on effective teamwork and care delivery.

Cognitive skills
1. utilize the concept of evidence based practice in relation to their own practice
2. critically review factors that influence contemporary health and social care policy development and delivery.
3. understand the relevant agendas and develop appropriate strategies for practice development
4. utilize and evaluate strategies designed to empower children, young people and their families to influence and use available services
5. discuss the complexity arising from legal and ethical dilemmas and their impact on decision-making.

Key skills
1. take responsibility for own learning and begin to develop skills to enhance the learning of others
2. demonstrate skills related to information and communication technology in the retrieval and presentation of data
3. critically analyse, evaluate and apply complex data
4. understand quality issues such as audit, benchmarking and clinical governance.
5. develop skills of project management.
6. develop a personal and professional development plan
Module Content
Leadership and political awareness
Risk management
Management of change
Evidence based practice
Decision making
Governance and Clinical supervision
Professional development and Accountability
Policy drivers and implementation of policy
Multi-disciplinary, inter-agency, inter-professional working
Supporting own and others learning
The role and function of the regulatory and professional bodies
World health issues for children and families including the pathophysiology of disease management eg HIV Aids sickle cell
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Selected Texts/Journals

Adair J 1998 Leadership Skills Institute of Personnel and Development London

Chambers R, Boath E, Rogers D. 2004. Clinical Effectiveness and Clinical Governance Made Easy Radcliffe Medical Press. Oxford

Cole,GA 2004 Management: theory and practice 6th Edition Thomson

Cottrell S. 2003. Skills for Success. Palgrave McMillan. Basingstoke

Department of Health 2004 National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services HMSO London

Ellis P., 2010 Understanding research for Nursing Students Learning Matters Exeter

Holland K and Rees C 2010 Nursing: Evidence Based Practice Skills. Oxford University Press Oxford

Martin V, Henderson E. (eds) 2001 Managing in Health and Social Care. Routledge. London

McMillan K and Weyers J., 2010 How To Write Dissertations and Project Reports. Pearson Harlow

McNichol E, Hamer S. 2007 Leadership and Management a Three Dimensional Approach Nelson Thornes. Cheltenham

Moule P, and Goodman M., 2009 Nursing Research an Introduction Sage London

Polit DF, Beck CT 2006 Essential of Nursing Research: Methods, Appraisal and Utilisation 6th ed Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. London

Price R and Harrington, A., 2010 Critical Thinking and Writing for Nursing Students Learning Matters Exeter

Thompson C, Dowding D. (eds) 2002 Clinical Decision Making and Judgements in Nursing Churchill Livingstone. London


Craig JV, Smyth R. (eds) 2002 The Evidence Based Practice Manual for Nurses Churchill Livingstone. Edinburgh

Green S Hogan D (Eds) 2006 Researching Children’s Experiences:
Approaches and Methods Sage Publications London

Greig A Taylor J MacKay T 2007 Doing Research with Children second edition Sage Publications London

Holloway I 2007 Narrative Research in Nursing Blackwell. Oxford

Iles V 2005 Really Managing Health 2nd ed Open University Press. Maidenhead

Lipe, S. K, and Beasley, S., 2004 Critical Thinking in Nursing; A Cognitive Skills Workbook Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Philadelphia

Martin V, Henderson E. (eds) 2001 Managing in Health and Social Care. Routledge. London

Marquis B, Huston C 2006 Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. Philadelphia

McNichol E ,Hamer S 2007 Leadership and Management :A 3-dimensional approach Nelson Thornes Cheltenham

Miller J 2001/2002 Clinical Governance Nursing Times Clinical Monographs N 56.Emap Healthcare Ltd. London

National Institute for Clinical Excellence 2002 Principles for Best Practice in Clinical Audit Radcliffe Medical Press. Oxford Available at:

Royal College of Nursing 2003 Clinical Governance an RCN resource guide RCN. London

Smith P, James T, Lorentzon M, and Pope R (eds) 2004 Shaping the facts: evidence based nursing and healthcare Elsevier Science. Edinburgh

Sullivan E ,Decker P 2005 Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing 6th Ed Pearson New Jersey


Cox CL, Reyes-Hughes A. 2001 Clinical Effectiveness in practice Palgrave. Basingstoke
Els van Ooijen 2000 Clinical Supervision, a practical approach Churchill Livingstone. London

Rolf G, Freshwater D & Jasper M. 2001 Critical Reflection for Nursing Palgrave. Basingstoke

Sullivan E, Decker P 2005 Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing 6th ed Pearson. New Jersey

Talbot Smith AE, Ploock A 2006 The New NHS a Guide Routledge. London

Young AP and Cook M. (eds) 2002 Managing and Implementing Decisions in Healthcare Harcourt Pub. London

Journal Titles

British Journal of Community Nursing
Community Practitioner
Health Services Journal
Journal of Medical Ethics (BMA)
Nurse Researcher
Nursing Ethics
Nursing Standard
Nursing Times
The UK Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE)
Journal of Advanced Practice

Websites (look under @C’ for clinical guidelines)
Last Updated
29TH JULY 2010