Core Module Information
Module title: Nursing Practice 3 (Child Health)

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

Module code: CHN08115
Module leader: Catherine Macfarlane
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

This practice module will be within child health care services where you will work within The Code: Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour (Nursing Midwifery Council 2015). With the guidance of your mentor you will demonstrate and recognise the importance of maintaining accurate records and record keeping in accordance with data protection and information governance requirements. You will demonstrate knowledge of accountability of your actions. Within the practice learning environment you will demonstrate compassionate communication skills and participate in seeking service user/carer feedback and engage with and demonstrate a commitment to reflective practice. You will participate in effective communication with other professionals and clients and their families demonstrating cultural sensitivity. You will explore your duty of candour with your mentor and the impact this has on your professional practice. Under indirect supervision, you will work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team and other professionals to assess, plan, prioritise, implement and evaluate research and evidence based compassionate patient care within service delivery developing your clinical decision making skills. As part of this collaborative working you will begin to develop your leadership skills. You will participate in clinical decision making and team working to deliver effective care. During this module you will develop 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. You will apply theory to practice in a professional manner, which will include performing basic clinical skills, communicating appropriately and effectively whilst ensuring safe and effective nursing practice in partnership with children and families.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate an understanding of values based practice and professional accountability.
LO2: Illustrate interpersonal skills, values and attitudes conducive to building positive therapeutic relationships with people, individuals and groups.
LO3: Working in a collaborative manner assess, plan treatment and evaluate nursing interventions for people, of all ages, who access health and social care services across sectors.
LO4: Practice and begin to develop the clinical, leadership and decision making skills required to care and support people with diverse and complex needs.
LO5: Use negotiation, empowerment and reflective skills in the delivery of family centred care which is age appropriate and in line with cultural values and norms in a health and social care environment

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, Placement Learn, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Placement Learn
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sarah Struzik
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is a practice based module and the student will work under the indirect 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 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 384 practice hours undertaken in this module.

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 contained within the Scottish Ongoing Achievement Record. 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 30 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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