Module title: Effective Nursing Skills for Practice - Theory 4B

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR08103
Module leader: Sandra Sharp
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Population and Public Health

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

2019/0, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sam Abdulla
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There is a blended approach to this learning and teaching strategy. Interactive on-line activities and scenario-based skills sessions will take place throughout the trimester.
You will explore the evidence base and research that informs and directs care delivery and evaluate the impact this has on the health and well-being of the individual (LO 2, 3, 5). Within scenario-based learning activities, you will develop an understanding of the assessment process and its associated skills (LO1). You will learn how to apply this knowledge and demonstrate your skills in the delivery of care (LO1). You will identify and demonstrate the ability to work co-productively with the individual and their co-supporters to inform person/family centred care (LO4). Through interactive learning tools (e.g. online quizzes, workbooks and skills classes), you will examine how altered health affects an individual’s physical, mental and social functioning. You will explore the impact of the use of pharmacological interventions as part of nursing care (LO2 & LO3).

Formative Assessment:
Digital examination and continuous assessment through scheduled clinical skills session where feedback will be provided to ensure competence prior to assessment.

Summative Assessment:
OSCE (LO1,3,4,5) and digital examination (LO2)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 26
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Online Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Structures Clinical Exam (OSCE) 80 1, 3, 4 & 5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 20 2 14 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will build on your knowledge and understanding in relation to person/family centred care delivery. You will engage in scenario based learning to support your development of holistic assessment skills in relation to health and well-being. You will review and interpret the results of the assessment to inform the planning and delivery of care. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological nursing interventions will be explored in relation to your field of practice. You will consider the impact of altered health on individuals, families and social and support networks. You will review the current research and evidence base to inform the delivery of care.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to
LO 1: Demonstrate the skills required to conduct a holistic person/family centred assessment
LO 2: Identify the principles of pharmacodynamics/pharmacokinetics and the rationale for pharmacological interventions.
LO 3: Identify the functional changes of altered health and the impact on individuals.
LO 4: Examine co-productive working to support health and well-being.
LO 5: Demonstrate the use of evidence to inform nursing practice and health care delivery.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NUR08103 Effective Nursing Skills for Practice (4B)