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Junior Sophister (3rd Year)

Intellectual Disability Nursing students only

Practice Placement

This module builds on the learning in practice that has taken place in years one and two of the programme. In year three nursing students are expected to develop their core practice skills and knowledge. They are expected to rationalise practice, display an understanding of theory underpinning practice as well as begin to appraise their practice in a critical manner. Students are expected to display the ability to access salient research and evidence that support practices, procedures, policies and experiences. Exposure to pathophysiological conditions will begin the process of questioning practices and skills as well as reasoning and confirming physiological progression and disease prevention. While under the supervision of a registered nurse, students are encouraged to practice in a more autonomous manner, demonstrating the ability to plan, implement and critically evaluate care.