Core Module Information
Module title: Nursing Practice 4 (Adult Health)

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ADN08114
Module leader: Linda King
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

This practice module will be within adult health care services where you will work within The Code: Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour (Nursing Midwifery Council 2015). You will explore professional roles and professionalism within the context of health care service. Within this module you will apply enhanced communication skills to your professional practice utilising verbal and non-verbal communication with clients, colleagues and other professionals involved in service provision. You will actively seek service user/carer feedback on your interpersonal skills and critically reflect on this feedback and how it will enhance your future practice. As part of accurate record keeping you will use systems to support patient data management adhering to information governance and data protection requirements at all times. You will demonstrate the ability to explore the research and evidence that informs practice within service provision and explore the application of evidence to clinical practice. Under indirect supervision, you will provide and evaluate care delivery incorporating patient safety policies and guidelines relevant to community/surgical/medical/medicine of the elderly care setting. Within the care environment you will review the quality assurance policies in place and explore their impact on practice. During this module you will demonstrate clinical skills commensurate with Part Two of the BN Programme.
You will engage in the practice of infection control and complete associated theory (Cleanliness Champions Programme) and numeracy related to practice.
With increasing autonomy you will deliver care and lead others in care delivery. You will be able to explore and articulate the impact of diverse and multiply health needs across the lifespan on care delivery. As part of your developing leadership skills, you will help to ensure effective transition of care between services and demonstrate the ability to communicate appropriately between services.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Explore the professional role of the nurse within your field of practice.
LO2: Demonstrate effective communication through the use of verbal, non-verbal, interpersonal skills and a wide range of communication approaches.
LO3: Demonstrate the provision of evidence based nursing care and begin to practice autonomously to ensure enhanced patient safety in a health and social care setting.
LO4: In collaboration with others develop skills to evaluate and measure the effectiveness and quality of care delivered by a health and social care team.
LO5: Extend and enhance the clinical, leadership and decision-making skills to care for clients with diverse and complex needs from admission to discharge from the service provider.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Linda King
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 their competencies (LO1-5). The student will work with a qualified mentor at least 40% of the time to develop their 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 320 practice hours undertaken in this module.
As this is the final practice module of Part Two of the BN Programme, you mentor will assess and determine if you meet the Progression Point Criteria for Part Two 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 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 their progress (usually around the midpoint of the practice learning experience) which will be undertaken by the mentor. This will optimise the student’s 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 your Scottish Ongoing Achievement Record (LO1-5). 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 their 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

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