Module title: Nursing Practice 2 (Adult Health)

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ADN07110
Module leader: Nahida Hanif
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Enduring Conditions and Community Care


2018/9, Trimester 3, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Nahida Hanif
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is a practice based module and the student will work under the direct supervision of a qualified mentor who will facilitate appropriate learning experiences and support the student to meet the module learning outcomes and to achieve the competencies (LO1-5). The student will work with a qualified mentor at least 40% of the time to develop your professional knowledge and skills in practice. The mentor will provide the student with guidance and feedback regarding progress towards and achievement of LOs 1-5 and the competencies. This will allow the student to reflect on their progress and the achievement of the learning outcomes.
The learning outcomes of this practice module are informed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for pre-registration nurse education and include practice competencies and essential skills clusters (NMC 2010) and are contained within the Scottish Ongoing Achievement Record. Normally, there will be 280 practice hours undertaken in this module.
As this is the final practice module of Part One of the BN Programme, the mentor will assess and determine if the student meets the Progression Point Criteria for Part One of the Programme (NMC 2010).

Formative Assessment:
The outcomes will be examined by mentor assessed competencies in practice. There will be discussion around learning outcomes and competencies contained with the Scottish Ongoing Achievement Record to devise a learning development plan with the mentor in week 1 of the practice learning experience. The student will receive a formative interim review of progress (usually around the midpoint of the practice learning experience) which will be undertaken by the mentor. This will optimise the learning potential to achieve the appropriate competencies and learning outcomes by the end of this practice learning module.

Summative Assessment:
A summative assessment will be undertaken by the mentor. This summative assessment will comprise of an assessment of achievement of the module learning outcomes, essential skill clusters and competencies within the Scottish Ongoing Achievement Record (LO1-5). As this is the final practice learning experience of part one of the Programme the student will also be assessed by the mentor to ascertain if the student has achieved the Part One Progression Point Criteria (NMC 2010). Following the summative assessment there will be the opportunity to reflect on the achievement of the learning outcomes (LOs 1-5) in anticipation of the next practice learning experience.

Additionally, throughout the clinical placement the student will be expected to record personal and professional learning experiences in the electronic Personal Development Portfolio and use them to contribute to reflection sessions, thus enhancing the development of reflective skills.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Placement (Practical) 100 1,2,3,4,5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This practice module will introduce you to adult health care services where you will work within The Code: Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour (Nursing Midwifery Council 2015) using ethical and moral practices; you will explore professional rights and responsibilities, professional boundaries and ongoing professional development. Under direct supervision you will observe and participate in the assessment, delivery and evaluation of compassionate patient care within community/medical/surgical/medicine of the elderly service delivery. You will observe and participate in the role of the nurse in leading, managing and co-ordinating all aspects of evidence based patient care. You will work with patients in a relationship based way that promotes diversity and equality and work in collaboration with others who work in the health and social care setting to provide care to individuals and their families. During this module you will develop clinical skills commensurate with Part One of the BN Programme that emphasise effective communication, compassion and partnership working. You will engage in the practice of infection control and complete associated theory (Cleanliness Champions Programme) and numeracy related to practice.
You will enhance your knowledge of factors that can have an impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and how health can be promoted and maintained with the support of mentors and other professional who support student learning. You will reflect on how social care standards and policies are used in practice to improve standards of care within your practice learning experience. In collaboration with your mentor you will identify local health principles and priorities to recognise major causes and social determinants of health, illness and health inequalities within society.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Appreciate the role of others who work in health and social care settings and collaborate with them to promote safe, individualised care.
LO2: Develop appropriate communication and interpersonal skills in a holistic, non-judgmental, caring, sensitive and accessible manner.
LO3: Identify and demonstrate the importance of developing the knowledge and skills required in nursing practice to enhance decision making to promote health and well-being of individuals, of all ages, and families.
LO4: Reflect on the use of health and social care standards and policies to enhance the care of individuals in line with quality assurance frameworks.
LO5: Gain an appreciation of local health principles, priorities in order to recognise major causes and social determinants of health, illness and health inequalities.

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