Foundation in Intensive Care Nursing

SHN390

20 level 6 credits (Morriston ITU)

This module offers newly qualified staff and newcomers to intensive care the opportunity to develop
core clinical competencies in the practice and theory of intensive care nursing. The module is run
collaboratively with critical care staff from ABMU Health Board and is offered to new staff in working
in critical care.

For more information please contact Ingrid Pritchard on I.L.Pritchard@swansea.ac.uk

Causes and Management of Critical Illness

SHN388/SHHM31

20 level 6 credits OR 15 level 7 credits (Morriston ITU)

This module is suitable for nurses working in a variety of critical care settings who have experience in caring for critically ill patients. It is recommended, although not essential that potential students have completed a foundation module in intensive care or equivalent. The aim of the module is to equip nurses with the knowledge to manage patients with particular pathologies associated with critical illness when adopting a collaborative approach to care.

It is assumed that potential students will be regularly involved in the care of critically ill patients. Students attending the module will be required to complete a case study relating to a critically ill patient they have nursed.

For more information please contact Ingrid Pritchard on I.L.Pritchard@swansea.ac.uk

Rapid Response to Acute Illness and Management of Critical Illness

SHG3086

40 level 6 credits (Aberystwyth, Carmarthen and Haverfordwest

The aim of this module is to develop health care professionals’ skills in the rapid assessment, recognition and management of patients with dependency level 1, 2 and 3 (acute and critically ill patients).

Students attending the module will be required to achieve clinical competencies relevant to their area of practice. The students will require the support of a clinical mentor/educator from their area of practice as well as receiving support from a mentor related to critical care. In some cases students may require short placements in critical care areas to demonstrate achievement of core competencies. In particular those students who work outside a critical care area will be required to undertake a minimum of 5/maximum of 10 working days in a critical care environment.  There is also a requirement for the candidates to attend clinically lead study days during the module.  The module is assessed by OSCE and unseen examination, both of which require the candidate to attend College of Human and Health Sciences, St David's Park, Carmarthen.

For more information please contact David Blesovsky on d.j.blesovsky@swansea.ac.uk

Resuscitation and Management of the Critically Ill Patient 1

SHHM36

15 Level 7 Credits

This is a work based learning module which develops specific knowledge and skills associated with working as an advanced practitioner in a critical care environment. This module will cover the skills and underpinning knowledge required to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care of the critically ill adult patient in a critical care environment. The module will introduce elements of the 19 core knowledge sets and basic science components identified in the System, focusing specifically on clinical assessment, stabilisation, immediate and ongoing management and subsequent discharge of the critically ill adult.

This module is a core module for all students completing the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc Advanced Critical Care Practice and is suitable for experienced health and allied health professionals working within an appropriate adult critical care environment. Students will be required to identify an appropriate mentor before commencing the module. 

For more information please contact Ingrid Pritchard on i.l.pritchard@swansea.ac.uk

Resuscitation and Management of the Critically Ill Patient 2

SHHM37

15 Level 7 Credits

This is a work based learning module which further enhances specific knowledge and skills associated with working as an advanced practitioner in a critical care environment. This module will further develop the skills and underpinning knowledge required to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care of the critically ill adult patient in a critical care environment.

This module is a core module for all students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc Advanced Critical Care Practice and is suitable for experienced health and allied health professionals working within an appropriate adult critical care environment. Students will be required to identify an appropriate mentor before commencing the module. 

For more information please contact Ingrid Pritchard on i.l.pritchard@swansea.ac.uk

Foundations in Burn Care

SHG3103

40 Level 6 credits (Morriston Hospital)

This module is designed to expand diverse professional knowledge and enhance clinical reasoning and the skills of practitioners working within the specialties of burns. The intention of the module is to focus on the development of the clinical nursing skills required to provide safe and effective care of the burn injured patient. The module is run collaboratively with staff from Abertawe Bro-Morgannwg University (ABMU) Health Board (HB) and is offered to new staff in working in burn care practice.

This module is suitable for nurses working in specialist Burns Centres / Units. Nurses undertaking the module will need to be involved in the care of such patients in order to meet the learning outcomes and assessment strategy.

Contemporary Practice in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery

SHG3074

40 level 6 credits (Morriston Burns and Plastics)

The focus of this module is to enhance prior learning and clinical experience by critically analysing contemporary care practices for a child/adult following injury/illness requiring plastic/reconstructive surgery. The module addresses the critical and acute phases of care, wound healing, peri-operative phase to rehabilitation which includes physical, psychological and psychosocial well being.

Students accessing this module will be required to be practicing in a relevant area of clinical practice, i.e. one which predominantly deals with adults, children and young people who are undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgery as an inpatient or outpatient.

For more information please contact Cath Williams on c.williams@swansea.ac.uk

Developing Advanced Practice - Minor Injury and/or Illness Management for Adults

SHN3026/SHHM26

40 level 6 credits OR 30 level 7 credits (West Wales General Hospital)

This clinical module seeks to develop the experienced emergency nurse into an autonomous practitioner, capable of independently managing the patient with a minor injury or minor illness. This course is only available to experienced emergency nurses who have the support of their manager and who can access an appropriate clinical practice supervisor. The student must be able to undertake the role in their current clinical practice environment.

For more information please contact Mark Edwards on m.edwards@swansea.ac.uk

An Introduction to Dementia Care

SHG115

20 level 4 credits (ABMU)

This module is only available to HCSW’s supporting people living with dementia. 

The principal aim of the module is to enhance levels of care and quality of life for people with dementia through increasing knowledge and understanding of students in the many aspects of person-centred dementia care.

For more information please contact Hywel Thomas on h.thomas@swansea.ac.uk

Graduate and Postgraduate Certificate in Blood Component Transfusion

These programmes have been developed in conjunction with the Welsh Blood Service on behalf of the Welsh Government. The graduate certificate will provide practitioners with the necessary knowledge and clinical decision making skills identified in the framework to enable them to follow a defined clinical management plan for individual patients or a group of patients requiring transfusion of blood components. The postgraduate certificate will equip appropriate practitioners with the advanced knowledge and clinical decision making skills to enable them to participate in the writing of and following a clinical management plan for individual patients requiring blood component transfusion enabling development of advanced role within the scope of professional practice.

Both programmes comprise a theoretical module and a work-based learning module. There are stringent entry criteria.

For more information please contact Megan Rosser on m.c.rosser@swansea.ac.uk