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Archived Version 2010 - 2011

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NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module provides the nurse with an opportunity to appraise evidence relating to pain prevention and management and apply evidence based nursing practice to the prevention and management of paediatric pain.

Learning Outcomes

1. Integrate knowledge of paediatric pain from different discipline areas such as the biological, psychological, sociological, pharmacological sciences.
2. Evaluate contemporary issues, needs and challenges in the management of acute and chronic paediatric pain, giving due consideration to specific needs of the various sociocultural groups.
3. Critique approaches to assessing and managing paediatric pain.
4. Apply evidence based knowledge to paediatric pain management in order to ensure the clinical efficacy within contemporary practice
5. Critically debate and develop alternative strategies relating to the provision of effective paediatric pain management practices in an effort to and resolve complex clinical problems through critical reasoning

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

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Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
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