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Supervisor
Kristaps Circenis

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:3.00
Study Course Accepted:28.08.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:MDAK_138LQF level:Level 7
Credit Points:4.00ECTS:6.00
Branch of Science:Medicine; Health CareTarget Audience:Nursing Science
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Kristaps Circenis
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Nursing and Midwifery
The Head of Structural Unit:Kristaps Circenis
Contacts:Rīga, Anniņmuižas bulvāris 26a, mdakatrsu[pnkts]lv, mdakatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061568
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)12Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures24
Classes (number)12Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes24
Total Contact Hours48
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Medical ethics, nursing diagnoses and nursing process, nursing theory, microbiology, epidemiology, infectious diseases, medical care and the history of science, care organisation and management.
Objective:
To promote and develop an understanding of the role of care professionals in evidence-based healthcare systems, practices, care organisation and education, to promote knowledge and skills for evidence-based policy and practice, to develop the ability to critically analyse and translate state-of-the-art research into current issues.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Actual problems in nursing (care science) – historical and contemporary perspective.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
2Technological approach to patient care. Ethical issues in care in the 21st century traditional and complementary medicine.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
3Infection control philosophy (infection control team operation, standard infection control rules, infectious disease epidemiology and defense strategies). Infection control practice. Healthcare associated infections and their prevention in practice: wound infections, vascular therapy related infections, bladder related infections, respiratory infections, gastrone testinal infections.Lectures2.00auditorium
4Management of an infectious patient in a medical institution. Development of an international hand hygiene day plan. Analysis of a hygiene plan.Classes2.00auditorium
5Topicality and essence of patient safety. The role of the human factor or ergonomics. Proactive approach to risk management. Analysis of treatment processes and identification of risks. Strategies for risk reduction. The role of organisational and community culture. Reporting and learning. International patient safety goals: patient safety identification, surgical safety, anesthesia safety, safe drug administration, etc. Accident analysis, methods. Importance of using root cause analysis method.Lectures2.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
6WHO Active aging policies and strategies to reduce the consequences of chronic illnesses in the context of public health.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
7Challenges for 21st century patient and community education.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
8Development in nursing practice. Development and change in nursing roles. Mechanisms regulating nursing practice and education.Lectures1.00auditorium
9The latest scientific research and publications in the field of nursing and care science.Lectures3.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Students independently look for, read and analyse scientific articles on current problems in nursing. During the course students prepare presentations and a summary of their chosen topical problems in nursing, present it in the classes.
Assessment Criteria:
Independently prepared works and the presentation of the study during the course (20%) and final examination (summary –presentation) (80%).
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:On completion of the study course students know and understand the components of nursing and health care practice and education, the influencing conditions, the regulatory mechanisms and the development perspective. The student is able to describe and compare infection control policies and principles at different levels, understands differences in information perception among patients/members of the public, understands and describes WHO active aging policies, and interacts with different factors in the aging process. Knows elements of patient safety system.
Skills:On completion of the study course students are able to identify and analyse the main problems in the development of nursing and health care practice and to offer solutions. The student is able to apply infection control guidelines and the development of nosocomial infections and restrictive measures in medical institutions. Able to analytically evaluate and shape patient/community education process. Is able to apply the basic principles of the WHO active aging policy to characterise a person's situation. Is familiar with patient safety legislation and systems.
Competencies:During the study course the students will develop the competence – ability to succesfully operate in nursing practice in the context of development, integration and use of the situation appropriate skills, knowledge, attitudes. Will be able to develop a nosocomial infection prevention action plan for the medical institution. Will be able to collect literature, the latest evidence-based sources, analyse and integrate knowledge of contemporary problems in nursing and care science in Latvia and the world.
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