Programme Code: DK_NNILM_8
Mode of Delivery:Part Time Blended-Learning
No. of Stages:1
NFQ Level:8
Programme Credits:10
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Nursing Midwifery & Early Years

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)The graduate should be able to:1. demonstrate an understanding of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to relevant clinical practice skills, essential for safe and effective midwifery practice.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)The graduate should: 1. know and demonstrate an understanding of relevant biological and related sciences as they apply to midwifery practice. 2. Demonstrate relevant knowledge and skills to adopt systematic approcahes to midwifery practice based on best evidence.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)The graduate should be able to: 1. demonstrate evidence based clinical practice skills essential for safe midwifery practice. 2. perform a midwifery assessment; plan and initiate care and treatment modalities within agreed interdisciplinary protocols to achieve patient/client centred outcomes and evaluate their effectiveness.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)The graduate should be able to: 1. identify and meet the midwifery needs of the acutely ill woman and her family. 2.act as an effective member of the health care team, in an appropriate maternity setting and participate in the multidisciplinary team approach to the care of women. 3. evaluate practice and use current research findings to underpin clinical practice.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)The graduate should be able to: 1. adopt a holistic approach to care and the integration of knowledge; conduct a systematic holistic assessment of client needs based on midwifery theory and evidence-based practice. 2. plan care in consultation with the client, taking into consideration the therapeutic regimes of all members of the health care team. 3. implement planned midwifery care/interventions to achieve the identified outcomes. 4. evaluate client progress towards expected outcomes and review plans in accordance with evaluation data and consultation with the client. 5. establish and maintain therapeutic interpersonal relationships with individuals. 6. identify, disseminate and integrate midwifery and other evidence into the area of care for the acutely ill woman.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)The graduate should be able to: 1. effectively manage the midwifery care of the acutely ill woman. 2. demonstrate the ability to work as a team member. 3. determine priorities for care based on need, acuity and optimal time for intervention. 4. facilitate the coordination of care. This is achieved thtough working with all team members to ensure that client care is appropriate, effective and consistent. 5. provide leadership and act as a role model in the assessment and management of the acutely ill woman.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)The graduate should be able to: 1. take responsibility for personal and professional development. 2. act to enhance the personal and professional development of self and others. 3. demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning. 4. contribute to the learning experiences of colleagues through support, supervision and teaching.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)The graduate should be able to: 1. provide and articulate professional and ethical midwifery practice. Safe and effective practice requires a sound underpinning of theoretical knowledge that informs practice and is in turn informed by that practice. 2. practice within the limits of own competence and take measures to maintain and develop own competence. 3. use specialist knowledge to support and enhance generalist midwifery knowledge and practice.

Stage Schedules

Stage 1

Module Code Module Title
NURS N8258 Recognition and Care of the Acutely Ill Woman in Maternity Services