Module title: Nursing Practice 6 (Learning Disability)

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

Module code: LDN09112
Module leader: Sam Abdulla
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Transforming Education and Practice
Prerequisites

N/A

2017/8, Trimester 3, PLACEMENT LEARN,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: PLACEMENT LEARN
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
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 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 University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other PLACEMENT 200
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
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

Description of module content:

This practice module will be within learning disability 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 challenge barriers to the maintenance of good health and well-being for people with learning disabilities recognising the role and range of specialist services in the individuals care journey.

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: Demonstrate knowledge of, and challenge barriers to the maintenance of good health and well-being for people with learning disabilities recognising the role and range of specialist services in the individuals care journey.

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