Module title: Mentorship in Practice (NMC Requirements)

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

Module code: NMS09126
Module leader: Barbara Neades
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Mental Health and Learning Disability
Prerequisites

Registered Nurse/ Midwife with one years post registration experience assessed by line manager as ready to undertake mentorship role

2017/8, Trimester 3, Blended,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Barbara Neades
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and Teaching Methods
Learning and Teaching Approach: The module will utilise the philosophy and principles of TESEP which adopts a blended approach to learning, teaching and assessment using an on line delivery of the theoretical content of the module via VLE (LOs 1-5). Additionally, interactive workshops will be provided to support the application of outcomes 1-5 in practice utilising scenarios and simulated practice techniques. Support materials will be made available to candidates online and these will be combined with portfolio development and assessment support provided to the supervising mentor by a member of the mentorship module academic team.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Employability : The NMC require that all students are supported and assessed in practice by a registered mentor. This blended learning programme will allow Registered Nurses and Midwives to place their name on the local area register of mentors achieving the NMC requirements to support learners in practice and addtionally will facilitate the Registered Nurse or Midwife to achieve a number of requirements of the NHS Knowledge and skills framework. The programme also allows Napier University to fulfil its requirement of the NMC accreditation of the pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes to provide mentorship preparation.

Assessment Approach (formative and summative)
Learning outcomes 1-5 will be assessed by the production of a structured portfolio of evidence of application of mentorship theory in the candidate's practice setting. This portfolio will contain evidence of the achievement of the NMC standards for mentors. This will be assessed in the work based setting by sign off mentors using an identified module assessment criteria, and quality assured by university lecturers.

Research/teaching linkages
The content of this programme will be underpinned by the evidence base underpinning current practice in mentorship, teaching and lear

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)
Online Lecture 11
Online Guided independent study 11
Other Work based learning 116
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 22
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 40
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Barbara Neades
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and Teaching Methods
Learning and Teaching Approach: The module will utilise the philosophy and principles of TESEP which adopts a blended approach to learning, teaching and assessment using an on line delivery of the theoretical content of the module via VLE (LOs 1-5). Additionally, interactive workshops will be provided to support the application of outcomes 1-5 in practice utilising scenarios and simulated practice techniques. Support materials will be made available to candidates online and these will be combined with portfolio development and assessment support provided to the supervising mentor by a member of the mentorship module academic team.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Employability : The NMC require that all students are supported and assessed in practice by a registered mentor. This blended learning programme will allow Registered Nurses and Midwives to place their name on the local area register of mentors achieving the NMC requirements to support learners in practice and addtionally will facilitate the Registered Nurse or Midwife to achieve a number of requirements of the NHS Knowledge and skills framework. The programme also allows Napier University to fulfil its requirement of the NMC accreditation of the pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes to provide mentorship preparation.

Research/teaching linkages
The content of this programme will be underpinned by the evidence base underpinning current practice in mentorship, teaching and lear

Formative Assessment:
Assessment Approach (formative and summative)
Learning outcomes 1-5 will be assessed by the production of a structured portfolio of evidence of application of mentorship theory in the candidate's practice setting. This portfolio will contain evidence of the achievement of the NMC standards for mentors. This will be assessed in the work based setting by sign off mentors using an identified module assessment criteria, and quality assured by university lecturers.


Summative Assessment:
Assessment Approach (formative and summative)
Learning outcomes 1-5 will be assessed by the production of a structured portfolio of evidence of application of mentorship theory in the candidate's practice setting. This portfolio will contain evidence of the achievement of the NMC standards for mentors. This will be assessed in the work based setting by sign off mentors using an identified module assessment criteria, and quality assured by university lecturers.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 11
Online Guided independent study 11
Other Work based learning 116
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 22
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 40
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Barbara Neades
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and Teaching Methods
Learning and Teaching Approach: The module will utilise the philosophy and principles of TESEP which adopts a blended approach to learning, teaching and assessment using an on line delivery of the theoretical content of the module via VLE (LOs 1-5). Additionally, interactive workshops will be provided to support the application of outcomes 1-5 in practice utilising scenarios and simulated practice techniques. Support materials will be made available to candidates online and these will be combined with portfolio development and assessment support provided to the supervising mentor by a member of the mentorship module academic team.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Employability : The NMC require that all students are supported and assessed in practice by a registered mentor. This blended learning programme will allow Registered Nurses and Midwives to place their name on the local area register of mentors achieving the NMC requirements to support learners in practice and addtionally will facilitate the Registered Nurse or Midwife to achieve a number of requirements of the NHS Knowledge and skills framework. The programme also allows Napier University to fulfil its requirement of the NMC accreditation of the pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes to provide mentorship preparation.

Assessment Approach (formative and summative)
Learning outcomes 1-5 will be assessed by the production of a structured portfolio of evidence of application of mentorship theory in the candidate's practice setting. This portfolio will contain evidence of the achievement of the NMC standards for mentors. This will be assessed in the work based setting by sign off mentors using an identified module assessment criteria, and quality assured by university lecturers.

Research/teaching linkages
The content of this programme will be underpinned by the evidence base underpinning current practice in mentorship, teaching and lear

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)
Online Lecture 11
Online Guided independent study 11
Other Work based learning 116
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 22
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 40
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The NMC (2008) theoretical principles of mentorship and the NES (2006) national framework for mentorship as they relate to the NMC (2010) Standards for pre-registration education.

Principles and practice of portfolio development.




Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Apply knowledge of learning, teaching and assessment strategies designed to promote and facilitate
learning in the practice setting for a range of students, in order to maximise their individual potential.
LO2: 2.Utilise best available evidence and practice to demonstrate and evaluate strategies for supporting and assessing learning in practice.
LO3: 3. Interpret evidence based practice within the clinical setting, ensuring that this is identifiable within the mentor's and student's individual practice.
LO4: 4. Critically reflect on the processes involved in supporting and managing a learner who is failing to meet the NMC proficiencies for registration, developing an action plan to resolve this situation.
LO5: 5. Apply appropriate educational and change management knowledge, to ensure that the learning environment is supportive and effective for students and all members of the multidisciplinary team.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS09126 Mentorship