Full Title:Fundamental Skills of Intellectual Disability Care 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:HLCR N8060
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:The focus of this module is to provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills to implement basic service user care.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate safe drug administration
  2. Demonstrate principles of wound management
  3. Demonstrate maintenance of nutrition status
  4. Demonstrate effective airway management

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Administration of medication
Interpretation of drug kardex. Identifying; dose, route, method, and administration/application of medication, including safe storage and disposal.
Principles of wound management
Clean/aseptic techniques and the correct application of wound management strategies.
Maintenance of nutrition status
Provision of altered or augmented diets, PEG and NG feeding.
Airway management
Suction techniques and oxygen administration.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Practical/Skills Evaluation OSCES 1,2,3,4 100.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
Practical/Skills Evaluation

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
Practical This module will normally be presented over a ten week period. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Directed Reading No Description 30.00 Once per semester 2.00
Independent Study No Description 45.00 Once per semester 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Dougherty, L., and Lister, S. (Editor) 2012, The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures, 8th Ed., 3,6,8,16,19, Wiley-Blackwell England [ISBN: 978-1444-33509-5]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NINDS_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Intellectual Disability Nursing 3 Mandatory
nocode19 Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (Intellectual Disability Nursing Exit Award) 3 Mandatory
nocode20 Higher Certificate in Science in Health Studies (Intellectual Disability Nursing Exit Award) 3 Mandatory