Full Title:Renal and Reproductive Nursing
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:NURS N8160
 
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 2 - 2015/16 ( February 2016 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to develop the students’ theoretical knowledge and skills underpinning the holistic nursing management of a person experiencing alterations in renal and reproductive function. The module is presented in two units of study as follows: Unit 1: Nursing management of a patient with alterations in renal and genito-urinary function. Unit 2: Nursing management of a patient with alterations in reproduction function.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Discuss the assessment, planning, implemenation and evaluation of care for patients with alterations in renal function.
  2. Discuss the assessment, planning, implemenation and evaluation of care for patients with alterations in reproductive function.
  3. Demonstrate the safe and effective performance of skills essential in providing care to adults with renal and reproductive disorders.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Unit 1: Nursing the patient with alterations in renal and genito-urinary function.
The nursing assessment and management of the patient with: Renal disorders - acute and chronic kidney disease, urinary calculi, renal and urinary cancer, principles of renal replacement therapy. Genito-urinary disorders - benign prostatic hyperplasia, trans urethral resection of the prostate gland, prostate cancer, continence promotion.
Simulated Learning:
Catheterisation, obtaining catheter specimens of urine.
Unit 2: Nursing the patient with alterations in reproductive function.
The nursing assessment and management of the patient with female reproductive disorders. The nursing assessment and management of the patient with male reproductive disorders. The nursing assessment and management of the patient with reproductive cancer. Prevention and management of sexually transmitted infections e.g. HIV.
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Other OSCE'S e.g. female catheterisation - this must be passed independently. The OSCE will be graded as a pass/fail. 3 0.00 0 0 n/a 0
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 End-of-Semester Final Examination - this must be passed independently. 1,2 100.00 100 40 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
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat formal examination and OSCE. Both elements must be passed independently in order to pass the module.

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 12 weeks. 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Practical This module is normally delivered over 12 weeks. 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading This modules is normally delivered over 12 weeks. 30.00 Once per semester 2.00
Independent Study This module is normally delivered over 12 weeks. 54.00 Once per semester 3.60
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.60
Total Weekly Contact Hours 7.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Dougherty, L. and Lister, S. (eds) 2015, The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures, 9th Ed., Wiley- Blackwell Publishing Oxford.
  • Johnson, R., Feehally, J. and Floege, J. 2014, Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology, 5th Ed., Saunders Missouri.
  • Steddon, S., Chesser, A,. Cunningham, J. and Ashman, N. 2014, Oxford Handbook of Nephrology and Hypertension, Oxford University Press Oxford.
  • McCance, K. L., and Huether, S.E. 2015, Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, 7th Ed., Mosby Inc. St. Louis
  • Hinkle, J. and Cheever, K. 2013, Brunner & Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 13th Ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Philadelphia.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NGNUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in General Nursing 6 Mandatory
nocode13 Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (General Nursing Exit Award) 6 Mandatory