Module title: V150 Prescribing from the Nurse Prescribers Formulary

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

Module code: NMS09136
Module leader: Alison Wood
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 2, 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: Ruth Paterson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The programme of study is 20 weeks duration. Face-to-face delivery will be nine days and one day will be directed study using Moodle.

Learning and teaching strategies aim to develop skills of problem solving and reflective practice meeting learning outcomes 2 and 3.

A blended approach to learning will be taken and students will be taught alongside trainee independent/supplementary prescribers who are from a variety of professional backgrounds and disciplines this aims to meet learning outcome 5.

Teaching methods will include case study analysis, presentation and discussion in group work seminars and tutorials aims to meet learning outcome 1.
10 days supervised learning in practice and practice competencies with the support of an experienced prescriber will facilitate learning in practice will meet learning outcome 4.

Academic support will be provided via face to face teaching, e-mail and on-line tutorials will facilitate attainment of all modular learning outcomes.

Embedding of Employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
This module directly enhances employability and leads to a professionally recordable qualification gained after a combination of theoretical and practice-based learning



Formative Assessment:
A combination of quizzes, reviews of mock exam and past papers are used as formative assessment to prepare the students for the class test. In addition, the teaching team will review a draft of the students portfolio prior to submission of summative portfolio.



Summative Assessment:
The summative written class test consists of a total of twenty, short answer and multiple-choice questions (MCQ) to test pharmacological knowledge, numeracy and its application to practice.
The class test will occur week 10 of the programme and will be 90 minutes in duration.

The use of the portfolio of evidence will be an effective means of facilitating, assessing and recording the student’s critical thinking, reflective skills illustrate linkage between learning in practice and theory.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 50
Online Guided independent study 50
Other Work based learning 65
Face To Face Guided independent study 35
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 50 4 10 HOURS= 1.5, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 50 1-6 20 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Legal, Policy and Ethical Aspects,
Professional Accountability and Responsibility,
Prescribing in the Public Health Context Consultation, Decision-making and Therapy including Referral,
Influences on and Psychology of Prescribing,
Prescribing in a Team Context,
Clinical Pharmacology including the Effects of Co-morbidity,
Evidence based practice and clinical governance related to prescribing

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Assess and consult with patients and carers, using sources of information, advice and decision support appropriately in prescribing practice across the lifespan
LO2: Prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively by applying relevant legislation and clinical governance frameworks.
LO3:Examine multi-disciplinary teamwork and communication networks involved in prescribing supplying and administering medicines.
LO4: Critically evaluate influences on prescribing practice
LO5: Apply knowledge of medications to prescribing practice

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - NUTTALL, D. RUTT-HOWARD J. THE TEXTBOOK OF NON-MEDICAL PRESCRIBING: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781118276303
Core - RAWLES, Z., GRIFFITHS, H., ALEXANDER T., (2011) PHYSICAL EXAMINATION PROCEDURES FOR ADVANCED NURSES AND INDEPENDENT PRESCRIBERS : EVIDENCE AND RATIONALE: HODDER ARNOLD, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780340967584
Core - NICE (2012) SINGLE COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK FOR ALL PRESCRIBERS - WWW.NPC.CO.UK/IMPROVING_SAFETY/IMPROVING_QUALITY/RESOURCES/SINGLE_COMP_FRAMEWORK_V2.PDF
Core - MCGAVOCK, H. HOW DRUGS WORK BASIC PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS: RADCLIFFE, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9781846194788
Core - BRITISH NATIONAL FORMULARY - HTTP://WWW.EVIDENCE.NHS.UK/FORMULARY/BNF/CURRENT
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