ND5001: Caring for the Physical and Emotional Needs of Individuals Across Their Life Span (Adult Nursing)

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ND5001: Caring for the Physical and Emotional Needs of Individuals Across Their Life Span (Adult Nursing)

Module Title Caring for the Physical and Emotional Needs of Individuals Across Their Life Span (Adult Nursing)
Module Code ND5001
Module Tutor Moira Walker
School School of Health and Social Care
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This module explores the needs of a person from a holistic aspect across the lifespan. It pays particular attention to children and young people, learning disabilities and mental health emphasising the importance health and wellbeing in optimising an individual’s life quality.

Indicative Syllabus
  • Illness, mental health and learning disabilities in children and young people
  • Upholding the rights of children and their families within health care provision
  • The rights of a minor – a legal and ethical perspective
  • Introduction to psychosocial theories of lifespan development
  • Psychological impact of altered body image
  • Promoting health and wellbeing to aid prevention of chronic disease across the lifespan – applying the evidence
  • Understanding and supporting a person with dementia
  • Applied anatomy and physiology of the disease process of wound care
  • Working in partnerships – the wider MDT, carers and the private sector
Learning Outcomes
  1. Identifies and analyses the fundamental differences of caring for a child or young person including a family centred approach and ensuring the rights of the individual are paramount
  2. Understands the differences regarding consent, and medico-legal and ethical perspectives of both a minor and somebody who lacks full capacity
  3. Demonstrates an understanding of the psychophysical theories of lifespan development and can apply them to care
  4. Evaluates the role of health promotion and wellbeing in reducing chronic disease across the lifespan and is able to source the evidence to promote behavioural change
  5. Understands and articulates the disease process of dementia, and can evaluate the holistic impact on the person and their family and promote healthy behaviour to slow the progression of the disease
  6. Analyse the importance of working in partnership to deliver care inclusive of the wider MDT, carers and the private sector: a holistic perspective
Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Group work, standard, written: 1000 words or equivalent
002: 50% Practical Exam: Oral Examination: 20 mins
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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