Core Module Information
Module title: Nursing Practice 2 (Learning Disabilities)

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LDN07106
Module leader: Sam Abdulla
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

This practice module introduces you to a practice learning environment within a range of health and social care settings. In this module you will learn about a wide range of policies, initiatives and services that can contribute to the health and wellbeing of individuals. The module will introduce you to ways in which the individual’s health can be promoted and maintained with the support of mentors and other professional who support student learning. You will also learn about the influence that carers, families and environmental factors can have on the health and wellbeing of individuals. The module will introduce you to the principles of infection control and numeracy related to practice.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Practice in accordance with The Code: Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour (Nursing Midwifery Council 2015) for nurses and midwives to develop core professional values of honesty, integrity and without discrimination.
LO2: Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills which are evidence based, safe, effective, compassionate and respectful.
LO3: Participate in a range of essential nursing skills to meet the physical and mental health needs of individuals, of all ages under the supervision of a health and/or social care professional.
LO4: Appreciate the role of the nurse working in collaboration with other fields of practice and disciplines to promote a culture of safety and high quality of care.
LO5: Gain an appreciation of local, national and international policies, initiatives and services that exist to support families within communities.

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 Hume
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 your 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 280 practice hours undertaken in this module.

Formative Assessment:
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:
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 the Scottish Ongoing Achievement Record (LO1-5). As this is the final practice learning experience of part one of the Programme the student will also be assessed by the mentor to ascertain if the student has achieved the Part One Progression Point Criteria (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 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 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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