Core Module Information
Module title: Nursing Practice 5 (Child Health)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CHN09117
Module leader: Jennie King
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) demonstrating accountability, ethical decision making. You will work in partnership working with people, families and other healthcare professionals delivering care that respects diversity. You will demonstrate your leadership skills to provide evidence based care ensuring patient safety in a compassionate person centred care. As part of your professional development you will reflection in and on action whilst within the practice learning environment. Under indirect supervision and with increasing autonomy, you will provide and evaluate care delivery applying patient safety policies and guidelines relevant to the care setting. During this module you will develop clinical skills commensurate with Part Three 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 enhance your therapeutic communication skills and compassionate care utilising appreciative enquiry within the service setting. You will work co productively with clients enhancing your holistic caring skills.
You will gain skills and experience in caring for children and young people in a variety of care settings and focus on the delivery of holistic, family centred care for children and young people with a variety of health care needs while working across a range of disciplines to gain an appreciation of inter-professional working.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Deliver, under indirect supervision compassionate, person/ family centred care which embeds the principles of holistic practice, respecting diversity in accordance with the NMC Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour (2015).
LO2: Contribute effectively to care, utilising safe and compassionate communication while providing culturally sensitive individualised care.
LO3: Contribute to and begin to lead safe, effective and evidenced based practice using the best available evidence.
LO4: Liaise effectively with people who use health services, colleagues and other disciplines to provide evidence based care management and leadership in care delivery.
LO5: Engage in effective team working by demonstrating key skills such as communication and decision making to ensure positive outcomes for infants, children and young people, and to promote seamless transition within and between services.

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: Nicola Ring
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 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 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 their 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 student’s 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)
Other Work based learning 200
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 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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