Module title: Developing Professionalism {Masters} (Theory 2b Stem)

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR11110
Module leader: Wendy McInally
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Transforming Education and Practice


2020/1, Trimester 2, 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. Scenarios will be used to support the teaching and learning methods to stimulate discussion and exploration within the context of personal and professional values and communication (LO 1 & 2) and explore the use of nursing theories and models within contemporary health care (LO 4).
Effective communication in health care will be explored through the scenario based learning, in particular the development of and reflection on the essential communication skills when working with others (LO 1 & 2). Students will work within field tutorial groups to explore the professional, ethical and legal issues in health care (LO 5) and consider this in the context of legislation related to safeguarding (LO 3). The scenario based approach will encourage the students to identify areas of enquiry of interest to them through exploration of the scenarios. New areas of enquiry will be identified at each tutorial session for the students to choose from. Scenario summaries generated from the tutorials will include focus on communication and use of self-assessment checklist; professional, ethical and legal perspectives and theories and nursing models relevant to healthcare practice.

Formative Assessment:
Select one of the outcomes above and critically explore its impact on care delivery. Post a summary on-line for peer review. Submit by week 8.

Summative Assessment:
Complete a portfolio of evidence that critically explores the evidence underpinning LO: 1-5 and considers each LO’s impact on care delivery.
This will be in the form of course work 3,500 word in length which will be completed in week 15.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 16
Face To Face Tutorial 20
Online Tutorial 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
Portfolio 100 1,2,3,4,5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

LO 1: Critically engage with communication and compassionate care strategies to enhance health and social care delivery.
LO 2: Critically reflect on professional behaviours observed in practice and relate this to the principles of effective communication.
LO 3: Examine the impact of legislation in relation to safeguarding people.
LO 4: Appraise nursing theories and models and their application to health and social care delivery.
L0 5: Critically explore professional, ethical and legal issues relevant to contemporary health and social care delivery.

Learning Outcomes for module:

In this module you will critically analyse knowledge and understanding in relation to professional values and behaviours including accountability and the Duty of Candour (Nursing Midwifery Council 2015). The application of nursing theories and models to practice will be critically explored. You will appraise legislation, policy and ethical frameworks relating to health and social care including strategies relating to dementia, learning disability and safeguarding/protection. This will support your wider awareness of the policy perspectives of health and social care. You will have the opportunity to extend your knowledge and application of communication and compassionate care strategies to meet individual needs.

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NUR11110 Developing Professionalism {Masters} (Theory 2b Stem)