SYKB200 Nursing within Acute, Chronical and Critical Disease
Course description for academic year 2023/2024
Contents and structure
This module covers the nursing of acutely, chronically and critically ill patients with medical, surgical and/or mental illnesses. This module forms a theoretical basis for knowledge and understanding of health challenges and courses of treatment, with a special focus on the restorative, rehabilitative and palliative functions of nursing.
This module also covers the following topics:
- sociological perspectives of illness, inequality in health and in health services, roles and power
- relevant legislation and public documents
- organisation and management
- risk factors, information security and quality indicators
- interprofessional collaboration
- courses of treatment (patient treatment courses)
- Developmental psychology - the normal development of children and young people and their specific needs
- children and young people in hospital
- relatives - children as relatives
- nursing in brief interactions
- Pre-, peri,- and postoperative nursing
Upon module completion, students will have attained the following total learning outcomes, divided into knowledge, skills and general competence.
- will have a broad knowledge of the restorative, rehabilitative and palliative functions of nursing
- will have a broad knowledge of patient-centred nursing
- will have a broad knowledge of communication
- will have knowledge of the normal development of children and young people and their specific needs
- will have knowledge of the rights of children and young people both as patients and as relatives
- will have knowledge of specialist health service management and organisation
- will have knowledge of quality and patient safety within the specialist health service
- will have knowledge of specialist health service risk factors, principles and measures to reduce patient injuries
- will have knowledge of health and social policy, including relevant regulatory requirements
- will have knowledge of the significance of cultural and linguistic backgrounds for understanding illnesses and equal services
- will have a broad knowledge of mental health
- will be able to find, assess and refer to subject knowledge and relevant results from research and development work
General competence:The student...
- will be able to convey key subject matter such as theories, issues and solutions
- will be familiar with quality indicators and standard terminology used in nursing documentation
Modules SYK100, SYK120P and the compulsory learning activities in SYK140,
Recommended previous knowledge
Module SYK110 and SYK130
- Group work
- Multimedia resources
- Student presentations
- Skills training
- Peer feedback
- Problem solving
- Written work
Compulsory learning activities
The following compulsory learning activities must be completed before students can sit the final examination:
1: Participation in study groups with peer feedback and supervision. Topic: sociological perspectives.
2: Participation in study groups with peer feedback and supervision. Topic: acute/critical illness.
3: Participation in study groups with peer feedback and supervision. Topic: chronic illness.
4: Participation in study groups with peer feedback and supervision. Topic: mental health disorders/illness.
5: Participation in study groups with peer feedback and supervision. Topic: palliative care.
6: One piece of written individual work, up to 1500 words
Compulsory learning activities are valid for four semesters. In the case of absence from cumpulsory learning activities, the same rules apply as for absence during practical training according to the regulations relating to programmes of study and examinations at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.
Individual written exam, 5 hours.
The time and place of the examination will be published on Studentweb.
Graded using a scale from A to F, where A to E are passing grades and F is a fail.
Resit exams are conducted in the same way as ordinary exams.
Examination support material
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