Full Title:Theoretical Approaches to Psychiatric Nursing
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:NURS N8136
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate the ability to critique the nursing process and discuss its relevance/ limitations within psychiatric nursing practice
  2. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the range of nursing models utilised within psychiatric nursing
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of theory development and the various components in the process
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of relationship between philosophy, knowledge, theory, models and process as applied in the context of psychiatric nursing

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Concepts Philosophy in Nursing
Concepts; Metaparadigms and philosophy
Theory in Nursing
Theory; Grand, Mid-Range and Micro theory
Models in Psychiatric Nursing
Roper, Logan & Tierney; Orems Self Care Model;Peplau’s Model The Tidal Model.
Care structures in psychiatric nursing
Nursing Process in psychiatric Nursing; The F.A.C.E. Assessment tool; Care pathways
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination100.00%

Full Time

No Course Work
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam 2 hour unseen examination requiring student to complete three out of five essay questions 1,2,3,4 100.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
Examination 2 hour unseen examination requiring student to complete three out of five essay questions

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture This module is normally delivered over 10 weeks 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Directed Reading No Description 35.00 Once per semester 2.33
Independent Study No Description 55.00 Once per semester 3.67
Total Weekly Learner Workload 10.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • McKenna H., Cutliffe, J., Slevin O. 2008, Nursing Models, Theories and Practice, Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 978-1405137027]
  • Pearson, A., Vaughan, B. and Fitzgerald, M. 2006, Nursing Models For Practice, 3rd Ed., Butterworth-Heinemann Oxford
  • Roper, N., Logan, W. and Tierney, A. 1998, The Elements of Nursing: A Model For Nursing Based On A Model of Living, 4th Ed., Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh
  • Fortinash, M. Holoday Worret, P. 2006, Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans, 5th Ed., Mosby Elsevier St Louis
  • Kneisl, C.R. and Trigoboff, E. 2008, Contemporary Psychiatric – Mental Health Nursing, 5th Ed., Prentice Hall New Jersey
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NPNUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychiatric Nursing 3 Mandatory
nocode16 Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (Psychiatric Nursing Exit Award 3 Mandatory
nocode17 Higher Certificate in Science in Health Studies (Psychiatric Nursing Exit Award) 3 Mandatory