Core Module Information
Module title: Developing Professionalism {Bridging} (Theory 2a Stem)

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

Module code: NUR10103
Module leader: Mandy Gentleman
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing

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

Description of module content:

Within this module you will examine 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 (2015) for health care practice. Reflection and reflective practice will be examined. 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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1:Examine the influence of values on our actions personally and professionally.
LO 2: Analyse 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: Appraise the role of the nurse and midwife, and the significance of the Nursing Midwifery Council Code (2015) for health care practice.
LO 4: Evaluate the theoretical perspectives of compassionate care and communication theory.
LO 5: Critically examine self-compassion, emotional intelligence and resilience through reflective practice.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, 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: Stephen Smith
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 asynchronous on-line debate in week 6 will explore contemporary key professional debates in nursing.

Summative Assessment:

Provide a critical review of the concept of professional practice and reflect on your current knowledge, skills and attributes in relation to this. An essay of 3,500 words will be submitted in week 15.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 20
Face To Face Lecture 16
Online Guided independent study 34
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 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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