Core Module Information
Module title: Promoting Care Quality And Improving Safety

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

Module code: NUR09126
Module leader: Fiona Bastow
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Cardiovascular Health & Critical Care
Prerequisites

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

Description of module content:

In this module you will evaluate the principles underpinning the delivery of safe high quality of nursing care. You will learn about the assessment of risk, assurance of safety of individuals and groups and how to manage uncertainty working in complex organisational systems. Knowledge of safety and quality improvement including human factors, management of near misses, critical incidents and adverse events such as medication errors will be evaluated. You will also examine the concept of clinical governance and develop an understanding of the role of policy, frameworks, regulations and how they can impact on patient safety. You will analyse your professional responsibilities as a nurse in managing patient safety for example reporting of incidents and near misses and critically analyse the evidence base that informs safe care and supports quality improvement. You will apply this learning to develop a deeper understanding of the concepts in relation to your professional responsibility as a nurse through developing a quality improvement (QI) proposal for a local practice area. This will be presented in a poster, providing a persuasive argument for your QI.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Examine the relationship of clinical governance and policy in delivering safe, efficient and effective quality care.
LO2: Evaluate the impact of systems and human factors on complex care delivery
LO3: Apply knowledge of quality improvement (QI) theory and use this to develop a simple QI proposal.
LO4: Critically analyse the evidence base that informs safe, efficient and effective care and quality improvement initiatives within the context of health and social care.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Fiona Bastow
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
In this module you will engage in learning to develop your knowledge of safety, quality improvement (QI) and how, in your role as a nurse, you can positively influence these. Inclusive learning will be promoted through blended learning strategies which will include face to face lectures, tutorials and online work (LO 1, 2 and 4). Activities and scenario work will be applied to engage you in examining the role of the nursing in delivering safe, efficient and effective quality care (LO5)

Your assignment will be to develop an appropriate QI proposal that will be presented in a poster, and provide a persuasive argument for your QI approach and reflection on your learning (LO 1-4). Your peers and tutors will provide verbal feedback on your draft proposal


Formative Assessment:
1. Peer feedback on QI proposal idea within tutorial
2. Facilitator feedback on QI proposal and supporting evidence


Summative Assessment:
Portfolio. Developing a quality improvement (QI) proposal of your choice, which will be presented in a poster, providing a persuasive argument for your QI, with a reflection on your learning related to QI and patient safety.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 18
Online Guided independent study 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 LO 1-4 14/15 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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