NMHS43770 Advanced Practice Decision Making

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module offers the student opportunities to explore how NMBI Advanced Practice (Nursing/Midwifery Standards and Requirements will be embedded in practice. Analysis of the role, job description and performance outcomes of the advanced nurse/midwife practitioner will be emphasised. Application of a nursing/midwifery philosophy in collaboration with a model of nursing/midwifery are addressed in this module. Engagement in senior clinical decision making is central to how an RANP/RAMP manages their caseload. Broad based health promotion principles are covered. Your contribution to health care knowledge and research will be embedded throughout the module

Within the clinical environment candidates will expand clinical decision-making abilities and practice by carrying out advanced, complex, case management under the supervision of a designated clinical supervisor. The theoretical component of this module is applied in the clinical practicum

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module the student will be able to:

1. Appraise the professional role of the advanced nurse/midwife practitioner combining a framework with standards of practice.
2. Analyse advanced practice outcomes of care.
3. Design diagnostic algorithms combining evidence based practice and clinical guidelines to support decision analysis.
4. Integrate advanced decision making and diagnostic reasoning with case management.
5. Demonatrate capacity to evolve in response to changing healthcare needs.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning




Small Group


Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Group work; lectures; critical writing; reflective learning; enquiry & problem-based learning; debates; case-based learning; student presentations. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: Algorithm Unspecified n/a Graded No


Presentation: Case Study Week 12 n/a Graded Yes


Project: Group work Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

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Name Role
Ms Orla Daly Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Patricia Fitzpatrick Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Regina Lennon Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Aoife Claire MacCormac Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Therese Meehan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Denise O'Brien Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Mary Ryder Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Rita Smith Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Wayne Thompson Lecturer / Co-Lecturer