Ongoing patient pathways in adult nursing

The details
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Summer & Long Vacation
Undergraduate: Level 4
Wednesday 03 October 2018
Wednesday 02 October 2019
04 October 2018


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC B740 Nursing (Adult),
BSC B740CO Nursing (Adult),
BSC B740DO Nursing (Adult),
BSC B740OD Nursing (Adult),
BSC B742 Nursing (Adult) (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B742CO Nursing (Adult) (Including Year Abroad)

Module description

This module develops the students' ability to understand the nurse's role in relation to caring for the patient with long term medical conditions and multiple pathologies. There are a vast range of long term medical conditions that affects the population of the UK and service users who live with them can be found across a range of primary, secondary and tertiary health care settings. They require nurses to have a good understanding of pathophysiological changes, diagnostic processes, management interventions and prognosis relating to both individual and multiple pathologies. This module is designed to promote the concept of independent living and includes the study of aging and end of life care.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

No information available.

Module information

Students studying for the undergraduate and postgraduate pathways will study this module together.

Learning and teaching methods

* Catalyst lectures will be delivered on key themes for the module to a mixed group of students * Academic level specific tutorial groups will explore teaching content * Tutorial discussion will be followed by academic level differentiated on-line discussion groups. There will be asynchronous discussion between the level 4 student groups at Colchester and Southend campuses with a similar provision for the level 7 students * Moodle – the VLE will contain entry level content which will direct students to either Level 4 or Level 7 directed reading and support activities. There will be open access so Level 7 students primary reading can access the level 4 sections of Moodle and vice versa. * Module outcomes are academic level specific * The assessment strategy involves the same tasks but the level of critical ability required for successful completion will vary dependent on academic level. Will be undertaken by the module leads and other members of the academic team as well as a series of clinical experts drawn from practice All skills training relevant to the module will be provided for and will include medications management, use of dopplar, chronic pain management, long term catheter care, PEG feeding, inhaler technique, peak flow monitoring and spirometry. Some independent work will be expected as part of this module. Reading and preparation time is specifically allocated for student led sessions at relevant points throughout the module Placement experience that will support the development of knowledge and skills associated with the module will be provided within year one. Placement experiences will be sourced from across a range of diverse primary and secondary care settings. Some elements of e learning are included which will involve contributing to a discussion forum. Learning will be supported by on-line resources via Moodle to which the student will have access on and off campus. All students are expected to meet with their personal tutor throughout the module. Personal and group tutorials with the module lead can be arranged as required. The development of skills alongside the acquisition of knowledge will occur within the workplace.


  • LeMone, Priscilla. (2012) LeMone and Burkes adult nursing : acute and ongoing care, Harlow: Pearson Education.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework SOUTHEND - Word Rationale 50%
Practical SOUTHEND - OSCE 50%
Practical SOUTHEND - OSCE Resits 50%
Practical COLCHESTER - OSCE 50%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Christine Daley-Fennel, Sarah Lee, Practice Education Partners Practitioners, Service users
Cerys Somers & Hannah Duncan ipladmin@essex.ac.uk



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 106 hours, 70 (66%) hours available to students:
36 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information

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