Module code: NUR2117

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

BETTLES S Mr (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits


ECTS Credits



FHEQ Level 5

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination EXAMINATION 100

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Demonstrate the ability to assess, manage and implement pain management strategies, as well as understanding the effects of both, prescribed pain medication and, side-effect inhibiting medication, for all patient groups. KCPT
2 Understand and implement a systematic approach to patient assessment; including the interpretation of a range of physiological data, and responds appropriately to adverse patient conditions, or emergencies. KCPT
3 Develop an awareness of the complexity of individualized patient care, whilst demonstrating the ability to pre-empt care, based on the type of procedure and clinical specialty for all patient groups. KCPT
4 Monitor and manage the patient's airway; demonstrate the techniques of using artificial airways and patient positions, to maintain unobstructed respiration, including how surgical and anaesthetic procedures may compromise the airway for both adults and paediatrics. KCPT
5 Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate information systems, using them to deliver clear, legible and coherent records to ensure communicating between the multi-disciplinary team is effect, in order to facilitate the safe transfer of patients; whilst promoting their rights and wellbeing as supported by the HPC code of conduct. KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Assessment Strategy

Reading list

Reading list for POSTOPERATIVE CARE - PACU :

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Operating Department Practice DipHE(NURSES PRE-REG SEPT) 2 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.