MODULE SPECIFICATION TEMPLATE MODULE DETAILS Module title Module code Credit value Level Mark the box to the right of the appropriate level with an ‘X’ Acute coronary syndromes and management NH 6132 20 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 x Level 7 Level 0 (for modules at foundation level) Level 8 Entry criteria for registration on this module Pre-requisites Specify in terms of module codes or equivalent Normal course entry requirements apply. Or, if taken as a free standing module, pre-requisites are: health care professionals working in an area of acute/cardiac care working with patients who have been diagnosed with Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) for a minimum of 20 hours per week for the duration of the module. Normally students will have taken, and passed the 12-lead ECG module. Co-requisite modules Specify in terms of module codes or equivalent Module delivery Mode of delivery Taught x Distance x Placement x Online Other Pattern of delivery Weekly x Block Other When module is delivered Semester 1 x Semester 2 x Throughout year Other Brief description of module Acute coronary syndrome is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in content and/ or aims the UK and national and international guidance reflects the importance of Overview (max 80 words) early intervention in the acute phase. This module enables practitioners to explore the assessment, diagnosis and management of patients in the acute phase and to explore the appropriate evidence-based interventions for these patients Module team/ author/ Chrissie Spiers, Heather Baid, Sarah Young, Alison Warren coordinator(s) School School of Nursing and Midwifery Site/ campus where Falmer, Brighton delivered Course(s) for which module is appropriate and status on that course Course BSc (Hons) Acute Clinical Practice Graduate Certificate in Acute Clinical Practice BSc (Hons) Professional Practice Status (mandatory/ compulsory/ optional) O O O MODULE AIMS, ASSESSMENT AND SUPPORT Aims Learning outcomes This module aims to consider the impact of national/international policy guidelines and evidence-based research on the evolving management of patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes. It will explore the health care practitioner’s role in the assessment of these patients and consider current management strategies using contemporary evidence On successful completion of the module the student will be able to: 1. Critically evaluate the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease 2. Critically interpret the clinical presentation, cardiac marker assays and 12-lead ECG in the context of patient presentation 3. Engage in critical debate surrounding the management of Acute Coronary Syndromes in relation to local NHS Trust, national and international evidence-based guidelines 4. Critically discuss the pharmacological, medical and interventional approaches to the emergency and elective management of patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes 5. Critically evaluate the provision of cardiac care and rehabilitation services and compare their efficacy for different client groups 6. Debate and advance discussion of the psychosocial issues involved in living with Acute Coronary Syndromes and critically evaluate the role of the health care practitioner in supporting the patient and his family Content Learning support Pathophysiology of coronary artery disease, atheroma formation, acute plaque rupture and plaque pacification Physical assessment, clinical assessment including ECG criteria, serum cardiac markers and arterial blood gas analysis Emergency interventions, risk stratification, pharmacological and interventional approaches Secondary interventions, investigations and pharmacological management Discussion of the role of professional networks and health care professionals in provision of cardiac services and cardiac rehabilitation Psychosocial aspects of patient/family education and support Text books: Latest edition of the following texts Creed, F. and C. Spiers 2010 Care of the Acutely Ill Adult: an essential guide for nurses Oxford: Oxford University Press Gersch, B.J. and L.H.Opie. 2009 Drugs for the heart 7th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier Houghton, A.R. and D. Gray 2008 Making sense of the ECG: a hands on guide 3rd ed. London: Hodder Arnold Quinn, T. and A.M. Kucia 2010 Acute Cardiac Care: a practical guide for nurses. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Redwood, S., N. Curzen and M.R. Thomas. 2010 Oxford textbook of interventional cardiology Oxford: Oxford University Press Woods, S.L. 2010 Cardiac Nursing 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins Websites: http://www.nice.org.uk http://escardio.org http://www.cardiology.org Journal titles: British Journal of Cardiac Nursing British Journal of Cardiology Heart European Journal of Cardiology Acute cardiac care Teaching and learning activities Details of teaching and learning activities Teaching and learning strategies include: Lectures Group work Seminars Role play Guided study (distance learning) Allocation of study hours (indicative) Study hours Where 10 credits = 100 learning hours SCHEDULED This is an indication of the number of hours students can expect to spend in scheduled teaching activities including lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, practical classes and workshops, supervised time in workshops/ studios, fieldwork, external visits, and work-based learning. 60 hours taught to include some distance/elearning GUIDED INDEPENDENT STUDY All students are expected to undertake guided independent study which includes wider reading/ practice, follow-up work, the completion of assessment tasks, and revisions. 70 hours independent learning PLACEMENT The placement is a specific type of learning away from the University that is not work-based learning or a year abroad. 70 hours TOTAL STUDY HOURS 200 Assessment tasks Details of assessment for this module The assessment consists of two parts: parts one and two. Both parts must be passed in order to pass the module. Part one Theoretical element (50% of overall mark) Unseen written examination (2 hours) utilising a case study approach with short answer questions to uncover the student’s understanding of pathophysiology, assessment, emergency and secondary interventions, discharge preparations and health care professionals roles (LO 1-6) Part two Clinical skills (50%) of overall mark Clinical skills assessment – 6 skills, selected from a choice conducted by clinical mentor (LO 1-6) Types of assessment task1 % weighting Indicative list of summative assessment tasks which lead to the award of credit or which are required for progression. (or indicate if component is pass/fail) WRITTEN Written exam 50% Clinical skills assessments 50% COURSEWORK PRACTICAL EXAMINATION INFORMATION Area examination board Undergraduate CPE (Acute Clinical Practice) AEB Refer to Faculty Office for guidance in completing the following sections External examiners Name Position and institution Date appointed Dr. Julie MacInnes Senior Lecturer Christ Church Canterbury University January 2012 Date tenure ends January 2016 QUALITY ASSURANCE Date of first approval June 2008 Only complete where this is not the first version Date of last revision May 2010 Only complete where this is not the first version Date of approval for this version Version number Modules replaced June 2013 3 (old code NH3132) Specify codes of modules for which this is a replacement Available as free-standing module? 1 Yes x No Set exercises, which assess the application of knowledge or analytical, problem-solving or evaluative skills, are included under the type of assessment most appropriate to the particular task.