Core Module Information
Module title: AHP Preparation for Professional Practice

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 0.00
ECTS credit value: 0

Module code: HSC09103
Module leader: Michael Leavitt
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

In this module you will develop your basic core competencies as well as the background knowledge and understanding required before undertaking your first clinical placement. This knowledge and skills are essential when in practice and you will be expected to continually develop your skills and knowledge throughout the programme.
The content of the module may include the following topics:
• Professionalism and ethical behaviour
• Public protection awareness (adult and child)
• Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (de-escalation of violence and aggression)
• Moving and Handling
• Health Acquired Infection Control
• Hand Hygiene
• Information Governance
• Data Protection
• IT Security
• Fire Safety
• Basic Life Support

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Implement standards, policy and legislation relevant for safe and effective practice.
LO2: Apply core health and safety skills required for governance within the practice environment.
LO3: Demonstrate an active approach to professional development.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Colin McLelland
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be delivered through a blended teaching approach which incorporates practical and tutorial classes as well as interactive online materials all designed for you to gain a good basic understanding, awareness and the practical application of the core competencies required for professional practice. These will be recorded in your passport, which will document your development throughout the module and throughout the whole the programme (LO3).

Teaching is designed around these key professional competencies (outlined in module content) whilst also explores your understanding of the standards, policies and legislation required as an Allied Health Professional (AHP), for safe and effective practice (LO1).

In practical workshop classes you will work with your peers from other disciplines and apply the key practical skills which are essential and mandatory for the practice environment (LO2).

Online materials will also guide you through key topic information (LO1, 2) whilst direct you towards further reading in order to create an active approach to your own professional development (LO3).

You are required to fulfil all the basic competencies in this module before you start you first placement. These will be recorded in your Professional Preparation for Practice Passport, and you will be encouraged to continue to develop and reflect upon these skills these throughout the programme and beyond via a separate professional portfolio.

Formative Assessment:
You will receive continuous feedback throughout each of the topics` in order to meet the competency-based outcomes.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment will be ongoing throughout the module with evidence required of the successful completion of each topic to be recorded in a Professional Preparation for Practice Passport.

Throughout the module you will be required to meet the core standards for each of the mandatory topics. This will be assessed at the end of each topic via a selection of online quizzes, practical assessment and/or certificate of successful participation.

As a School of Health and Social Care student on a professional programme, it is essential that these are completed and documented by yourself within your Professional Preparation for Practice Passport.

Following completion of the module, each completed passport will be checked and signed by the module leader prior starting your clinical placement. Failure to do so / or failure to compete any of the mandatory requirements will result in a failure of the module and subsequent inability to start your clinical placement.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 14
Face To Face Tutorial 16
Online Guided independent study 20
Total Study Hours50
Expected Total Study Hours for Module50

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2 & 3 49
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Contact your module leader