Module title: Non-Medical Prescribing for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: NMS11165
Module leader: Alison Wood
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Prerequisites

Meet the requirements stated in Nursing and Midwifery Council (2006) Standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers, London, NMC. Standard 1, Paragraph (b), Page 9.
Allied Health Professionals
Meet the requirements stated in Health Professions Council (2004) Outline Curriculum for Training Programmes to prepare Allied Health Professionals as Supplementary Prescribers, London, HCPC. Paragraph 2, Page 10.
Meet the requirements stated in the HCPC (2013) Standards for prescribing HCPC standards 1,2 (pp10,11)

2018/9, Trimester 1, 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: Alison Wood
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching strategies aim to develop skills of problem solving and reflective practice. Face-to-face delivery will be nine days and teaching methods will include case study analysis, presentation and discussion in group work seminars and tutorials closely aligned to the six Learning outcomes and the 26 NMC competencies to be achieved in practice. The programme is 26 weeks in duration.

Formative Assessment:
A directed pharmacology activity will be submitted to Moodle on week 3-4 of the module
In week 7-8 of the module students will sit a mock exam that is aligned to the summative timed pharmacology and BNF navigation class test – week 13 .
Students will be encouraged to submit a draft of their portfolio document prior to week 7 of the second trimester of study.


Summative Assessment:
The assessment is aligned to Standard 11 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2006) Standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers, London, NMC, Page 26. It is a national agreed assessment strategy, for consistency across all HEI’s in Scotland. The assessment is designed to meet learning outcomes 1-6 of the module.

LO 5
1. timed pharmacology and BNF navigation class test – week 13
Students will complete a written class test that consists of twenty short answer and multiple choice questions. Students must achieve a pass which meets standard 11d of NMC standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers (2006).

2. Numerical assessment.
Students will complete a timed individual numerical assessment within the context of prescribing practice. Student must achieve a pass which meets standard 11e of NMC standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers (2006).

If a student fails one paper he or she will be required to resit the failed component.

3. Completion of learning in practice documentation - Week 11 of the second trimester

Clinical Assessment Document LOs 1, 5
This document must be successfully completed, signed off and submitted with the portfolio of evidence.

Portfolio of evidence. (6,000 words) LOs 1-6
This is an academic account of the students learning in practice. It is designed to meet learning outcomes 1-6. It must include a reflective account supporting the systematic and detailed examination in practice, (10% of the final mark – 1,000 words)

The remainder of the portfolio of evidence (5,000 words – 50% of the final mark) must include evidence of writing prescriptions and prescribing in a range of scenarios in the context of the students prescribing practice.

Students who are intending to prescribe for child and/or adolescent and/or adult patients will be required to demonstrate that make an appropriate prescribing decision for each patient group they will be prescribing for.

Students are required to pass all elements of the assessment before being awarded a pass and annotation on the professional register.



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 57
Online Guided independent study 102
Other Work based learning 78
Independent Learning Guided independent study 163
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 5 5 8 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Class Test 25 5 13 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 10 1,3,5 26 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Placement (Practical) 10 1-6 26 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 50 1-6 26 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Alison Wood
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching strategies aim to develop skills of problem solving and reflective practice. Face-to-face delivery will be nine days and teaching methods will include case study analysis, presentation and discussion in group work seminars and tutorials closely aligned to the six Learning outcomes and the 26 NMC competencies to be achieved in practice. The programme is 26 weeks in duration.

Formative Assessment:
A directed pharmacology activity will be submitted to Moodle on week 3-4 of the module
In week 7-8 of the module students will sit a mock exam that is aligned to the summative timed pharmacology and BNF navigation class test – week 13 .
Students will be encouraged to submit a draft of their portfolio document prior to week 7 of the second trimester of study.


Summative Assessment:
The assessment is aligned to Standard 11 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2006) Standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers, London, NMC, Page 26. It is a national agreed assessment strategy, for consistency across all HEI’s in Scotland. The assessment is designed to meet learning outcomes 1-6 of the module.

LO 5
1. timed pharmacology and BNF navigation class test – week 13
Students will complete a written class test that consists of twenty short answer and multiple choice questions. Students must achieve a pass which meets standard 11d of NMC standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers (2006).

2. Numerical assessment.
Students will complete a timed individual numerical assessment within the context of prescribing practice. Student must achieve a pass which meets standard 11e of NMC standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers (2006).

If a student fails one paper he or she will be required to resit the failed component.

3. Completion of learning in practice documentation - Week 11 of the second trimester

Clinical Assessment Document LOs 1, 5
This document must be successfully completed, signed off and submitted with the portfolio of evidence.

Portfolio of evidence. (6,000 words) LOs 1-6
This is an academic account of the students learning in practice. It is designed to meet learning outcomes 1-6. It must include a reflective account supporting the systematic and detailed examination in practice, (10% of the final mark – 1,000 words)

The remainder of the portfolio of evidence (5,000 words – 50% of the final mark) must include evidence of writing prescriptions and prescribing in a range of scenarios in the context of the students prescribing practice.

Students who are intending to prescribe for child and/or adolescent and/or adult patients will be required to demonstrate that make an appropriate prescribing decision for each patient group they will be prescribing for.

Students are required to pass all elements of the assessment before being awarded a pass and annotation on the professional register.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 57
Online Guided independent study 102
Other Work based learning 78
Independent Learning Guided independent study 163
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 5 5 8 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Class Test 25 5 13 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 10 1,3,5 26 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Placement (Practical) 10 1-6 26 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 50 1-6 26 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

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 in relation to Prescribing Legal, Policy and Ethical Aspects . Professional Accountability and Responsibility. Prescribing in the Public Health Context.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
These learning outcomes correspond with the Learning Outcomes in Standard 9 of Nursing and Midwifery Council (2006) Standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers, London, NMC. Page 18 and HCPC standards for prescribing (2013)
LO1: Critically appraise consultation models and reflect on a variety of clinical scenarios to demonstrate safe, appropriate and cost effective prescribing across the lifespan.
LO2: Critically analyse the legislation and research evidence as it applies to prescribing practice
LO3: Evaluate the relationship between multi-disciplinary teams and communication networks involved in prescribing, supplying and administering medicines
LO4: Critically reflect on the influences on prescribing practice
LO5: Synthesise knowledge of medications to one's own prescribing practice
LO6: Debate independent and supplementary prescribing in the context of ones own prescribing practice.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Non-Medical Prescribing