Module title: Developing Professionalism (Theory 2a Stem)

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

Module code: NUR07106
Module leader: Stephen Smith
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Cancer Collaborative


2020/1, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Diane Willis
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There will be a blended approach to the teaching and learning in this module. Nursing students will work within set tutorial groups and explore the professional and values base for healthcare (LO 1& 2).
The scenarios used will generate broad discussion around the role of health professionals in protecting others, ensuring safety in health care settings and promoting good practice by the use of available evidence and policy drivers (LO 2& 3).
Personal health and wellbeing will be explored to enable students to identify individual strategies that support student resilience and self-awareness. The use of reflective accounts will enhance communication skills, emotional intelligence and promote self-development (LO 4 & 5).

Formative Assessment:
An essay patch will be submitted in week 6.

Summative Assessment:
Essay LO1-5. An essay of 3,500 words will be submitted in week 14.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 20
Online Tutorial 34
Face To Face Lecture 16
Independent Learning Guided independent study 130
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1,2,3,4,5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Within this module you will explore core personal, professional and organisational values. The influence of values, attitudes and ethics on your ability to provide compassionate care will be examined. You will explore the role of the nurse and the significance of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct (2015) for health care practice. Reflection and reflective practice will be introduced. Fundamental communication skills and theory, compassionate care, person-centred and relationship centred care will be examined, supporting the development of self-compassion and personal resilience.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO 1: Outline the influence of values on our actions personally and professionally.
LO 2: Relate the ways in which personal and professional values and behaviours impact on the care provided to service user/carers in health and social care settings.
LO 3: Identify the role of the nurse and midwife, and the significance of the Nursing Midwifery Council Code (2015) for health care practice.
LO 4: Gain an appreciation of theoretical perspectives of compassionate care and communication theory.
LO 5: Develop an awareness of self-compassion, emotional intelligence and resilience through reflective practice.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NUR07106 Developing Professionalism (Theory 2a Stem)