Principles of Respiratory and Thoracic Care

Module details

Title:
Principles of Respiratory and Thoracic Care
Code:
MOD001596
Version number:
3
Date amended:
29.11.11
Level:
6
Credit value:
30
Study hours:
300
Module leader:
Jane Young
Department:
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty:
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Module description

Respiratory disease kills one in five people in the UK and costs the NHS over £6 billion. The 'Burden of Lung Disease' (British Thoracic Society 2000, 2006) highlighted the huge health and economic burden of respiratory illness, confirming what respiratory specialists have been aware of for some time, that diseases of the lungs are a growing and a real issue that cannot be ignored. Whilst the overall death rate is improving, for example deaths from lung cancer are falling, the report reveals that other lung diseases are on the increase. Respiratory illness is complex requiring specific responses in prevention, management and treatment. The impact of lung disease has an effect not only on the patient but also their carers and the NHS. To meet the challenges and demands of caring for the respiratory and/or thoracic patient across the acute and chronic spectrum, nurses need to be equipped with an increased knowledge base and specialist skills to deliver high quality evidence based care. This module is primarily intended for registered nurses working in areas such as respiratory wards, thoracic surgery and critical care areas. This level 6 theory practice module provides the student with opportunities to learn both in the classroom and in the practice area. Learning and teaching strategies include lectures, discussion, and skills. The module will be assessed theoretically by a poster presentation which will be fine graded and a practice competency document. The practice assessment will be undertaken by an experienced clinical mentor who will need to be identified in conjunction with the clinical manager and module leader prior to commencing the module.

Outline content

- Respiratory & Thoracic Physiology - Respiratory/Thoracic Assessment - Understanding acid base balance and interpreting arterial blood gases - Types of Respiratory Failure - COPD, Asthma, Chronic bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Malignancy, Pulmonary Hypertension - Thoracic Surgery & management - Respiratory Pharmacology - Physiotherapy - Psychosocial implications for patients and carers - Non-Invasive ventilation - Oxygen therapy - Chest drainage - Tracheostomy - Palliative care - Multi-professional team working - National guidelines and policies affecting respiratory and thoracic care ( British Thoracic Guidelines) - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

Key texts/literature

Department of Health. 2008 Long Term Conditions Positive Practice Guide, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, Central Office of Information Des Jardins, T., 2006. Clinical manifestations & assessment of respiratory disease. 5th Ed. St.Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier. Esmond, G., Mikelsons, C., 2009. Non-Invasive respiratory support techniques: oxygen therapy, non-invasive ventilation and CPAP. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Gardenhire, D., 2008. Rau's respiratory care pharmacology. 7th Edition. St.Loius, MO: Mosby. Margerson, C., Riley, J., 2003. Cardiothoracic surgical nursing. Oxford: Blackwell Science. Marieb, E., 2006. Human Anatomy and Physiology. 8th Edition. San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings. Web Sites Department of Health www.dh.gov.uk The British Thoracic Society www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/bts_guidelines National institute for Clinical Excellence www.nice.org.uk Journals Care of the Critically Ill Critical care Nurse Heart & Lung Thorax

Specialist learning resources

Use of the skills laboratory.

Pathways to which this module applies

not available yet 1, not available yet 2

Module restrictions

None

Pathway restrictions

None

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be expected to be able to:
1
Knowledge and Understanding
Critically analyse the pathophysiological derangements of the respiratory and thoracic system, based on an understanding of the normal physiology.
2
Knowledge and Understanding
Critically debate and analyse the national policy and agenda which affects respiratory and thoracic care.
3
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Critically evaluate and analyse the holistic management of patients with respiratory and thoracic disorders.
4
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Demonstrate evaluation strategies that promote multi-professional team working by reflecting on own experiences when caring for respiratory and/or thoracic patients and their family and/or carers, and apply these to achieve the criteria for practice.

Further details of the delivery of this module, including information on assessment and learning and teaching hours - click on the appropriate link below.


2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
ZZF
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 42
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Lecture, discussion, clinical skills, e-learning, presentations
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 6
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Lecture, discussion, clinical skills, e-learning, presentations
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 3-4
Detail: Students will be expected to come to identified sessions with written plan of the poster presentation.
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001596/1
Method: Practical
Details: Poster presentation: (1000 words) which critically evaluates an issue related to caring for a patient with a respiratory or thoracic disorder. The length of the presentation will be 20 minutes, The poster will be useful for supporting and disseminating knowledge to the multi-professional team.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001596/1
Method: Practical
Details: Practice competencies : Assessed in practice by mentor - Equivalent to 2,000 words.
Learning outcomes: 3-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery - Cambridge
Location:
Cambridge
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
C-1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 42
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Lecture, discussion, clinical skills, e-learning, presentations
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 6
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Lecture, discussion, clinical skills, e-learning, presentations
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 3-4
Detail: Students will be expected to come to identified sessions with written plan of the poster presentation.
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001596/1
Method: Practical
Details: Poster presentation: (1000 words) which critically evaluates an issue related to caring for a patient with a respiratory or thoracic disorder. The length of the presentation will be 20 minutes, The poster will be useful for supporting and disseminating knowledge to the multi-professional team.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001596/1
Method: Practical
Details: Practice competencies : Assessed in practice by mentor - Equivalent to 2,000 words.
Learning outcomes: 3-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
ZZF
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 42
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Lecture, discussion, clinical skills, e-learning, presentations
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 6
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Lecture, discussion, clinical skills, e-learning, presentations
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 3-4
Detail: Students will be expected to come to identified sessions with written plan of the poster presentation.
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001596/1
Method: Practical
Details: Poster presentation: (1000 words) which critically evaluates an issue related to caring for a patient with a respiratory or thoracic disorder. The length of the presentation will be 20 minutes, The poster will be useful for supporting and disseminating knowledge to the multi-professional team.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001596/1
Method: Practical
Details: Practice competencies : Assessed in practice by mentor - Equivalent to 2,000 words.
Learning outcomes: 3-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery - Cambridge
Location:
Cambridge
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
C-1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 42
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Lecture, discussion, clinical skills, e-learning, presentations
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 6
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Lecture, discussion, clinical skills, e-learning, presentations
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 3-4
Detail: Students will be expected to come to identified sessions with written plan of the poster presentation.
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001596/1
Method: Practical
Details: Poster presentation: (1000 words) which critically evaluates an issue related to caring for a patient with a respiratory or thoracic disorder. The length of the presentation will be 20 minutes, The poster will be useful for supporting and disseminating knowledge to the multi-professional team.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001596/1
Method: Practical
Details: Practice competencies : Assessed in practice by mentor - Equivalent to 2,000 words.
Learning outcomes: 3-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery - Cambridge
Location:
Cambridge
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
C-1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 42
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Lecture, discussion, clinical skills, e-learning, presentations
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 6
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Lecture, discussion, clinical skills, e-learning, presentations
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 3-4
Detail: Students will be expected to come to identified sessions with written plan of the poster presentation.
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001596/1
Method: Practical
Details: Poster presentation: (1000 words) which critically evaluates an issue related to caring for a patient with a respiratory or thoracic disorder. The length of the presentation will be 20 minutes, The poster will be useful for supporting and disseminating knowledge to the multi-professional team.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001596/1
Method: Practical
Details: Practice competencies : Assessed in practice by mentor - Equivalent to 2,000 words.
Learning outcomes: 3-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100