Children's Nursing - Second registration programme BSc (Hons) / PgDip

London South Bank University Department of Education
En London (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • London (Inglaterra)
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BSc (Hons)/PgDip Children's Nursing - second registration programme for qualified nurses looking to top-up their qualification to a BSc (Hons) or a PGDip in Children's Nursing.

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London
103 Borough Road, SE1 0AA, London, Inglaterra
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Modules

The BSc course has 18 modules, but your programme of study will be unique, depending on your prior learning.

Year 1
  • Introduction to life sciences
    This module provides an introduction to the functioning of the human body. It focuses on macro-systems, considering structure and function of all systems at a preliminary level to equip you with the necessary underpinning knowledge to inform first year nursing practice. You are introduced to essential concepts such as organisation of the body, homeostasis, anatomy and physiology. Emphasis at this stage is on breadth of knowledge. This module introduces the life-sciences content which is then developed further throughout the three year curriculum
  • Practice skills for nursing
    This module is designed to prepare you to perform essential nursing skills to the standards required for the generic core element of the programme. Using safe, simulated environments, supervised placement experiences, and independent learning opportunities, students will be enabled to merge knowledge, practical ability and professional attitudes in promoting quality patient/client care. The module will focus on the development and use of appropriate professional values; clinical, problem solving and interpersonal skills that underpin safe caring practices.
  • Professional values, ethics and law
    This module is designed to ensure you develop a foundational understanding of your professional, ethical and legal responsibilities. The focus is on developing an appreciation of the professional codes, ethical values and legal frameworks which underpins health care practice. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding of the need to use up-to-date knowledge including ethical, legal and professional obligations to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings, influence change and promote health, welfare and best practice.
  • Social sciences in nursing
    This module will take a sociological and physiological focus that introduces you to the theories that explain people's behaviour and their response to social situations within the context of health and social care. Taking a life course approach the module aims to explain which groups are vulnerable and how adopting a person centred approach to practice and concepts of empowerment might enable these groups to maintain autonomy.
  • Theories of nursing and children's nursing practice
    The module will provide you with the knowledge to enable the understanding of nursing theory. You will explore how nursing theory evolved and became embedded in nursing practice. You will begin to develop skills in examining theories. The role of the children's nurse in facilitating children, young people and their carers as active members of the decision making process will be explored. In this module you will examine the professional and legal responsibilities of children's nurses to ensure children's rights are upheld. The underlying principles of negotiation and working in partnership will be examined.
  • Communication with children and young people
    The purpose of this module is to explore what constitutes effective communication with children, young people and their carers. As children's nurses we must ensure that each child and young person has their individual communication needs taken into account and accommodated. The impact of the developmental level of the child or young person will be explored referring to appropriate theories and models. The role of the children's nurse in communicating effectively with carers will also be examined.
Year 2
  • Mental well-being and physical health
    From a lifecourse perspective the bio psychosocial outcomes of the experience of health and illness will be explored from all field perspectives within the context of the delivery of care. So that the experience of mental health, physical illness and learning disabilities will be explored within the context of children's and adults lives and the impact these may have on physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Public health and health policy
    This module explores National and International health policies, incorporating all fields of nursing further enhancing the professional, legal and ethical concepts already developed in Year 1. It allows you to investigate issues that have an impact on the health of individuals and communities, recognising the importance of supportive social, physical and cultural environments to promote good health. It will examine the broader social, economic, environmental and political factors that impact health and wellbeing, it also explores the relationship between theory and practice and analyses the factors that shape the nations' health care policies.
  • Research methods and use of evidence
    This module introduces you to the diverse and innovative approaches to research methodologies through which you will gain knowledge and understanding of the central place of research in nursing practice. The module will equip you with the knowledge to draw on research and research methodologies in order to locate, review and evaluate research findings to enhance evidence-based practice across all fields of nursing. The module content has been systematically designed to enable you to develop analytical skills to further deepen your knowledge and improve your practice. Delivery of the module will combine classroom sessions with group seminar activities and electronic activities on blackboard to ensure a blended approach to learning.
  • Child development and childhood transitions
    An understanding of expected child development is essential for children's nurses in their daily assessment and interaction with children and young people. This module will enable you to explore child development and gain appropriate knowledge and understanding in order to assess and advise on the factors that promote optimum development of children and young people, including through transitions. Learning will be structured to encourage you to reflect on your own experiences and preconceptions in order to develop objective and analytical approaches.
  • Life sciences and medicines management
    This module further develops the life sciences theme which was introduced in Year 1. The content is now explored in more depth and with application to child health and children's nursing. Pharmacology and medicines management is introduced with particular focus on its application to infants, children and young people.
  • Common childhood illnesses
    This module provides you with the opportunity to explore aetiology of common childhood health conditions including common causes of injury or disease which may result in illness, deformity, disability or even death. Assessment and management of the infant, child, and young person with a common health condition and impact on the child/young person and their family will be explored, with emphasis on multidisciplinary team working in community and hospital settings. Throughout this practice based module, you will have the opportunity gain hands on experience of caring for children and young people with common health conditions.
Year 3
  • Politics of health
    This unit develops knowledge of the process of health care policy making. It considers contemporary political influences upon health care policy and the implications for the nursing profession and patient care.
  • Leadership, management and supervision
    This module will build effective leadership and management skills in a complex and multidimensional health care setting. Recognising that leadership skills are predicated on interpersonal skills, the module will address issues of communication. This module will be the theoretical underpinning of leadership and management skills in order to prepare you for a management placement.
  • Pharmacology and medicines management
    The content of this module is applied to child health and children's nursing, but there is a greater emphasis on pathophysiology. Pharmacology and medicines management is developed in more depth.
  • Care of the acutely ill child
    The module will build on the knowledge and skills gained in relation to the care given to the acutely ill infant, child and young person and their families. It will explore a range of acute and short term illnesses and associated health problems in community and hospital settings. Strategies employed by nurses when responding to the needs of children and young people and their families will be examined
  • Best practice in children's nursing
    This module will build on knowledge of research and evidence-based practice within the health and social care setting. Skills of analysis will be developed, enabling you to evaluate different sources of evidence informing clinical practice. The concepts of an evidence-based approach to decision making will be explored and the role of the practitioner in promoting research usage clarified. You will be encouraged to relate content to contemporary initiatives in health and social care and consider how change management approaches can support the implementation of evidence-based practice.
  • Complex and high dependency care of children
    The module will build upon concepts of caring for the acutely ill infant, child and young person, identifying children with more complex needs. It will explore a range of potentially life threatening conditions requiring a higher level of nursing intervention, to care for the child safely. It aims to examine the assessment, observation, close monitoring and intervention required to manage children who are more acutely ill and potentially unstable with the aim of preventing deterioration. You will further develop confidence and competence in the skills and management techniques required to prioritise a complex workload.
The PgDip course has 6 modules, but your programme of study will be unique, depending on your prior learning.

Year 1

  • Applied biological and pharmacological sciences for nursing
    This module is an introduction to biological and
    pharmacological sciences, which will be applied to the chosen field of nursing.
  • Children's nursing and professional practice
    Understanding of children's nursing and the associated professional, ethical and legal responsibilities. The underlying principles of negotiation and working in partnership will be examined. The focus is on developing an appreciation of how nursing theory evolved and became embedded in nursing practice and how the professional codes, ethical values and legal frameworks underpin that practice. The role of the children's nurses in facilitating children, young people and their carers as active members of the decision making process will be explored. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding of the need to use up-to-date knowledge including ethical, legal and professional obligations to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings, influence change and promote health, welfare and best practice.
    In this module, professional and legal responsibilities of children's nurses are explored to ensure children's rights are upheld.
Year 2
  • Child development and common childhood conditions
    Aetiology of common childhood health conditions including common causes of injury or disease which may result in illness, deformity, disability or even death. Assessment and management of children with a common health condition and impact on the child and their family will be explored, with emphasis on
    multidisciplinary team working in community and hospital settings. Learning will be structured to encourage reflection on own experiences and preconceptions in order to develop objective and analytical approaches in care planning.
  • Acute and complex care of children
    This module will examine a range of acute and potentially life limiting and life threatening conditions requiring a higher level of nursing care and intervention. It aims to examine the assessment, observation, close monitoring and intervention required to manage children who are unstable, with the aim of preventing deterioration with early intervention. You will further develop confidence, competence and the clinical skills to care for and manage these patients. Emphasis of the module will be on safety and the techniques required for prioritising and managing complexity.
  • Politics and leadership
    This module will develop knowledge about the process of health care policy and leadership potential. Studying this module will help you to
    appreciate not only what is involved in leadership, but also how each individual nurse can make a contribution to the leadership within their area of practice.
  • Public health and well-being
    This module explores national and international health policies and examines the
    broader social, economic, environmental and political factors that impact health and well-being. You will investigate issues that have an impact on the health of individuals and communities, recognising the importance of supportive social, physical and cultural environments to promote health and well-being. The experience of mental health, physical illness and learning disabilities will be explored within the context of children's and adults lives and the impact these may have on physical and mental well-being.