Core Module Information
Module title: Nursing Practice 6 (Child Health)

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

Module code: CHN09118
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 and autonomy commensurate with registration. You will act in accordance with the duty of candour where appropriate. You will develop skills in clinical supervision and have knowledge of organisational values. You will have enhanced decision making skills and demonstrate the ability to teach others (individuals, families and colleagues/ professional/health and social care providers). You will provide compassionate person centred care commensurate with Registration applying effective communication strategies. You will have in depth knowledge of clinical governance, risk assessment and management, quality processes, service evaluation, service improvement and impact these have on service design and delivery. With increasing autonomy you will provide and evaluate care delivery applying patient safety policies and guidelines relevant to care setting commensurate with Registration. During this module you will demonstrate clinical skills commensurate with entry to the Register. You will engage in the practice of infection control and complete associated theory (Cleanliness Champions Programme) and numeracy related to practice.
You will continue to gain confidence in core child health nursing skills whilst developing greater independence in practice. You will demonstrate a sound knowledge base to inform decision making in the management and delivery of care in partnership with children and their families.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate confident and autonomous working practices within the boundaries of the NMC The Code: Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour (2015).
LO2: Engage in effective team working by demonstrating key communication skills and decision making to ensure positive outcomes for people and families.
LO3: Based on best evidence available, deliver safe and effective care, demonstrating skills and attributes commensurate with registration.
LO4: Demonstrate professional accountability and autonomy through maintaining and enhancing the quality and standards in service provision in partnership with others.
LO5: Using a critical, problem solving approach, demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills in the delivery of care in partnership with children and families, taking cognisance of core values such as personal integrity and the best interests of the individual.

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: Jennie King
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 560 practice hours undertaken in this module. As this is the final practice module of the BN Programme, the mentor will assess and determine if the student meets the ‘Sign Off’ Progression Point Criteria for entry to the Register (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 sign-off 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). As this is the final practice module of the BN Programme, the mentor will assess and determine if the student meets the ‘Sign Off’ Progression Point Criteria for entry to the Register (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 student’s progression to practice as an NMC Registrant.

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

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CHN09118 Nursing Practice 6 Child Health (2019/20)