Level 6 stand-alone modules
Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.
We provide a number of level 6 (degree level) modules that you can take as continuing professional development.
NR3177 - Clinical Patient Assessment for Health Professionals
This module aims to develop the role of the health professional in undertaking a holistic clinical patient assessment that will encompass history taking and physical examination.
Normality is the focus of the module which will enable the health professional to contribute to a collaborative clinical diagnosis.
Fundamental physical assessment skills of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation will be applied to key systems including cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal, neurological and eyes and ears.
The module is skills orientated where examination techniques are demonstrated and students are encouraged to practice on each other. It will be the student's responsibility to engage with the content of the module and to apply the skills to their clinical practice.
You can also download our Level 6 Standalone Modules Calendar:
Level 6 Standalone Modules Calendar
Level 6 Standalone Modules Calendar
HC3127 - Health Care Professionals: End of Life Care
This module is specifically designed for health care professionals working across all care settings. It aims to improve your knowledge and skills in palliative and end of life care.
Specifically, it helps you develop the knowledge, understanding and confidence required to support patients and families with advanced cancer, and other life-limiting/threatening illnesses in their usual place of care at the end of life, whether in hospital, their own homes or a familiar care home. The development of this module is directly in line with professional and political agendas, for example, Palliative and End of Life Care Delivery Plan (WG 2017) which demand that all nurses are confident and educated to provide the best possible care for people at the end of their lives.
This module will provide a rich environment for shared learning and will benefit from both taught and work-based learning. The module provides an opportunity to debate current knowledge and evidence-based practice. This will assist in the appropriate decision-making regarding the seamless journey taken by the individual living with life-threatening/progressive conditions, enabling you to explore the physical, emotional, spiritual and social care of this group of patients and their families/friends/significant others. It will encourage you in collaboration with other multi-agencies, to support an individualised care plan focussing on holistic issues associated with palliative, end of life care and bereavement care.
The module is available to all health care professionals provided they are able to meet the learning outcomes and can secure funding. Application must be discussed with the module leader and programme manager.
Find out when this standalone module is running by downloading our Level 6 Standalone Modules Calendar:
HC3142 - Newborn Examination and Behavioural Assessment
The module aims to extend the knowledge, understanding, and skills to undertake the newborn infant physical examination and behavioural assessment.
This will mirror the philosophy of the Healthy Child Wales Programme (Welsh Government 2016) and Strategies for Maternity Services in Wales.
The module will enable practitioners to increase their support to women and their families during the childbirth period. Midwives are the lead professional for the delivery of care to mothers and babies during normal pregnancy and birth, and together with specialist neonatal nurses they provide primary care for healthy babies following birth. The ongoing examination of the neonate, at birth, within 72 hours and later is an integral part of child health surveillance.
As a result of strategic changes within the health care sector, midwives and specialist neonatal nurses are developing their practice to include the routine examination of normal babies in line with prudent healthcare principles. All candidates for this module must be nominated by their clinical manager. In order to fulfil the clinical learning outcomes, all candidates must be working in care areas for nursing newborn infants.
The module has both theory and clinical learning outcomes which complement each other. The learning outcomes are mapped against the standards for Newborn Infant Physical Examination Programme (UK Gov. 2020).
Learning and teaching
For this module, a variety of teaching and learning methods will be used:
- demonstration and simulation will develop the skills associated with the assessment of the key systems
- lectures and discussion will provide the underpinning knowledge for undertaking clinical examination within the current health care climate.
Learning in practice with the use of a portfolio, will take place in your own area of clinical practice, where you will be supported by the module teaching team and a sign off assessor, an experienced midwife, advanced practice neonatal nurse or neonatologist who is able to undertake examination and behavioural assessment of the newborn.
How to apply
You can apply for level 6 stand-alone modules online. Click on the relevant start date below:
|Programme name||Mode of attendance||Start date|
|BSc Stand-alone module (degree level)||Part-time||January|
|BSc Stand-alone module (degree level)||Part-time||September|
If you have been offered a place for a level 6 stand-alone module, you will need to complete online enrolment.