Option: Integrated treatment of a chronic patient

Smer Zdravstvena nega

Duration of study: 2 years (120 ECTS)

Title awarded at the end of the programme Magister zdravstvene nege, magistrica zdravstvene nege (Abbrev.: mag. zdr. nege)


Short description

 

The study option Integrated treatment of a chronic patient enables gaining advanced knowledge from the specialized field of integrated preventive and integrated treatment of patients with chronic contagious diseases and critical awareness about current issues, important for this practice.

The study contents enable a targeted education of students for preventive activity, health promotion, health education and comprehensive treatment, as well as monitoring of patients with chronic diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.

The student upgrades, deepens and expands knowledge and skills in the field of advanced practice, namely the science of nursing care with theoretical foundations, research and evidence-based practice, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, applied pharmacology, holistic assessment of health and clinical decision making, interpersonal relationships and therapeutic communication, leadership and management for quality and safe treatment of patients.

The study also enables a clear career development of a nurse in the health care system and is comparable to the education of nurses in west european countries.

 

Employment opportunities for graduates     
  • At the health care primary level (public health care centers, e.g. family medicine clinic)
  • At other levels of secondary and tertiary health care (hospitals, health care activity outside a hospital, specialized clinics).
  • At social welfare institution, nursing hospitals and
  • Other organizations connected to health care and nursing care.

 

Gained competences of graduates                  

General competences:

  • Use of advance clinical knowledge and critical thinking to ensure a comprehensive integrated, safe, quality, effective and responsible care of a chronic patient;
  • Comprehensive assessment of the state of health and use of clinical reasoning to identifying the need for nursing care at a chronic patient;
  • Planning a comprehensive and individual nursing care of a chronic patient;
  • Performing diagnostic methods and collaboration at therapeutic measures in the context of chronic patient management with knowledge and application of chronic patient management protocols;
  • Ability to evaluate of individual plan for chronical patient nursing care;
  • Management of chronic patients and implementation of systematic preventive treatment of the target population;
  • Ability to use evidence-based practice models that promote health promotion and prevention;
  • Integrating theory, research, and evidence-based health care to improve outcomes at chronic patients;
  • Development of caring professional relationships with chronic patients, their relatives, healthcare (co) workers and other stakeholders in the context of chronic patient care;
  • Leadership and managerial knowledge, skills and abilities to ensure safe, effective and quality treatment of chronic patients and effective work in interdisciplinary teams and the promotion of a healthy work environment.

 Subject-specific competencies are listed in the curriculum.

 

Implementation and exchange of elective courses                  

In case of insurmountable circumstances or for justified reasons (subsequently established overlapping of schedules, inadequate prior knowledge…), the student may, with the consent of the vice-dean, change the elective subject no later than 20 October of the current academic year. Subsequent change are not possible.

 

1st and 2nd year's elective courses of the 2nd cycle study programme Nursing Care will be carried our depending on the enrolled students' number:
                                             

 

10 or more students lectures in full
seminars in full
tutorial in full
5 to 9 students lectures 50%
seminars 50 %
tutorial in full
1 to 4 students The course is not                 

carried out

 

Recognition of knowledge and skills in study programs             

The deadline for submission of application is November 30 of the current academic year.

The recognition process is detailed in RULES ON THE RECOGNITION OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN STUDY PROGRAMMES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR.

Procedures for the assessment, verification, and recognition of knowledge and skills and the criteria for the recognition of knowledge and skills apply to candidates enrolling at the University of Maribor and to already enrolled students wishing acquired knowledge and skills to be recognized as part of the fulfilled study obligations of an existing study programme.

The Faculty of Health Sciences can recognize knowledge and skills which in extent, content, and level of complexity fully or partially correspond to general or subject-specific competences set in the study programme the candidate wish to enrol in, or is enrolled in

The candidate who has previously studied within another accredited study programme may have ECTS credits that were acquired through study programmes at the same level recognized. 

Recognition is based on a public document or certificate on fulfilled courses and on individual syllabuses that shall include the number of ECTS credits, the number and structure of hours, content, objectives, and competences.

The procedure for the assessment, verification, and recognition of knowledge and skills starts with a filled out application form and attached relevant annexes and supporting documents. All must be submitted to the Student’s Affairs Office.

In case the application is not complete, the Student’s Affairs Office requires a revision in a stated deadline. If the candidate reviews the application within the stated deadline, the application submission date is the date of the filed review. In case the candidate doesn’t review the application, the corresponding faculty body rejects the application with a decision.

The procedure for the assessment, verification, and recognition of knowledge and skills are charged according to the UM price list.

 

 
Advancement conditions                  

Students of the 2nd cycle master's study programme Nursing Care advance into 2nd year if they collect 40 ECTS from 1st year's obligations.

 

Syllabus                 

FIRST YEAR

WINTER SEMESTER

LECTURER SUBJECT

ECTS

Pajnkihar, Šostar Turk Research and Research Methodology

10

Pajnkihar Theories, Concepts and Practice of Nursing

10

Vrbnjak, Pajnkihar Evidence Based Nursing

5

Marinšek Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology in Advanced Practice

5

Total  

30

SUMMER SEMESTER

LECTURER SUBJECT

ECTS

Zelko Holistic Treatment of Chronic Non-communicable Diseases

10

Markota Advanced Health Assessment and Decision Making

5

Kravos Leadership and Management for Patient Quality and Safety

5

  Elective Course 1

5

  Elective Course 2

5

Total  

30

1st year total

60

ELECTIVE COURSES

LECTURER SUBJECT

ECTS

Gabrovec Population Health and Its Integration into Advanced Nursing Practice

5

Rotar Pavlič Integrated Care in Community

5

Albreht A Healthy Lifestyle in Chronic Non-communicable Diseases

5

Ličen Health Promotion  
Benedik Preventive Nutrition  
Ivetić Treatment of a Chronic Patient at Home

5

 

SECOND YEAR

WINTER SEMESTER

LECTURER SUBJECT

ECTS

Maver Pharmacology with Toxicology

5

Poplas-Susič Integrated Prevention and Control of Chronic non-contagious Diseases

5

Lešnik Clinical Practice

10

  Elective Course 1

5

  Elective Course 2

5

Total  

30

SUMMER SEMESTER

LECTURER SUBJECT

ECTS

Vrbnjak, Pajnkihar Interpersonal Relationships and¸Communication in Advanced Nursing Care Practice

5

  Elective Course 1

5

  Elective Course 2

5

Vrbnjak Master Thesis

15

Total  

30

FIRST AND SECOND YEAR TOTAL

60

ELECTIVE COURSES

LECTURER SUBJECT

ECTS

WINTER SEMESTER

Poplas-Susič Drugs, Patients and Chronic Illness

5

Štiglic Informatics in Advanced Nursing Care Practice

5

Denny Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Community Treatment

5

Turk Z. Complementary Holistic Treatment

5

Stričević Ergonomics and Ergonomic Risks in Health Care

5

Charalambous Advanced Practice in Oncology Nursing  

SUMMER SEMESTER

Watson, Vrbnjak Writing, Publishing and Promotion Of Scientific Research Work

5

Pajnkihar, Vrbnjak Advanced Qualitative Research

5

Štiglic Advanced Quantitative Research

5

Vrbnjak Introduction to Mixed Research Methods

5

Pajnkihar, Vrbnjak Models, Theories and Concepts for Population Health

5

Vrbnjak Use of Evidence in Health and Social Care

5

 

 

 

 

Average study duration                  

 Report on average study duration of graduates for recent years of the Master's study programme Nursing Care.

YEAR TOTAL FULL TIME PART TIME
2010 3,0 3,0 3,0
2011 3,3 3,2 3,4
2012 3,6 3,5 3,7
2013 4,5 4,2 4,8
2014 4,7 3,9 5,4
2015 5,4 4,3 6,4
2016 6,0 4,3 7,7

Report on average study duration of graduates for recent years of the Master's study programme Nursing Care, Nursing Care option.

YEAR TOTAL FULL TIME PART TIME
2016 2,0 2,0 /
2017 2,3 2,3 /
2018 2,5 3,3 1,7

Report on average study duration of graduates according to year for ALL 2nd cycle (Master's)  study programmes

YEAR TOTAL FULL TIME PART TIME
2013 4,2 4,0 4,3
2014 4,4 3,9 4,9
2015 4,7 4,1 5,2
2016 4,4 4,0 4,7
2017 5,3 4,9 5,7
2018 4,7 5,4 4,0