Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsHello and welcome to this course on Nursing: The application of bioscience, psychology and Sociology. I'm Paul Galdas, a professor of nursing and head of nursing and midwifery at the University of York, Department of Health Sciences. I'm going to give you a brief introduction to this course, who it is aimed at, the subjects you will cover, and what you can expect to have learned at the end. This course is aimed at anybody who is considering a career in nursing - whether you've always wanted to be a nurse since you were young child, or have just become curious about what a career in nursing might be like.
Skip to 0 minutes and 32 secondsMost people will have interacted with a registered nurse at some point in their lives, and many people have an opinion about nurses and what they do However, our profession remains one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented careers in the country. Nurses work in a multitude of different areas of healthcare, from intensive care, emergency departments, to GP surgeries, prisons, in people's own homes, or in assisted living accommodation, as well as in education, research and health policy. Developing an understanding of nursing and of the applied theoretical aspects of the role will give you a greater understanding of where a career in nursing may take you.
Skip to 1 minute and 6 secondsThis course will cover six subjects related to the knowledge and understanding required to become a modern registered nurse. The Department of Health Sciences at the University of York is a large world leading health research department and delivers a nursing programme that's taught by individuals with a broad range of specialist and practical experience in the field and you'll get to meet some of those people during this course. The 6 subjects you will cover in this course are 1. the variety of roles undertaken by modern registered nurses 2. the context of nursing care - caring for the physical and mental health needs of children, adults, older people, 3. bioscience applied to nursing looking particularly at basic physiological measurement 4.
Skip to 1 minute and 43 secondspsychology related to nursing including the impact of psychology on individuals physiology 5. sociology related to nursing care and society When you've completed this course, you will be able to outline how the application of basic science relates to nursing practice, explain some of the basic psychology and sociology applied to nursing, describe the diversity of roles of nursing within modern society and have an understanding of health research that can be utilised in evidence based nursing practice. We’ll meet again later on in the course, but for now, thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy learning about what a career as a registered nurse involves
How this all works
Over the next three weeks we will be exploring a range of subjects related to nursing, focusing on the following:
- The variety of roles undertaken by nurses
- The context of nursing, caring for children, adults, older people, individuals with mental health and cognitive support needs
- Bioscience applied to nursing looking at basic physiological measurement
- Psychology related to nursing including the impact of psychology on physiology
- Sociology related to nursing care and society
We hope that a wide range of people undertake this course. Some of you may have some experience of nursing, but for some of you, everything will be new. Through a range of articles, videos and access to further resources you can learn at whatever level suits you best.
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