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

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

Module code: NUR11117
Module leader: Diane Willis
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: Diane Willis
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 throughout the trimester.
You will appraise the evidence base and research that informs and directs care delivery and critically evaluate the impact this has on the health and well-being of the individual (LO 2,3,5). Within scenario-based learning activities, students will develop an understanding and engage in a critical dialogue about the assessment process and its associated skills (LO1). You will be required to demonstrate synthesis of knowledge and the ability to justify this to inform care delivery (LO1). You will critically evaluate and demonstrate working 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 critically examine how altered health affects an individual’s physical, mental and social function and analyse the impact of the use of pharmacological intervention as part of your 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 to identify the core issues around the care provided. You will critically engage in scenario based learning to support your development of holistic assessment skills in relation to health and well-being. You will interpret and analyse the results of the holistic assessment, to inform the planning and care delivery. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological nursing interventions will be evaluated in relation to your field of practice. Consideration will be given to the impact of altered health on individuals, families and social and support networks. You will critically appraise the current research and evidence base to inform care delivery.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO 1: Engage in critical dialogue whilst demonstrating the skills required conducting a holistic person/family centred assessment to inform care delivery.
LO 2: Identify the principles of pharmacodynamics/pharmacokinetics and critically examine the rationale for pharmacological interventions.
LO 3: Identify and critically appraise the functional changes of altered health and the impact on individuals.
LO 4: Evaluate the importance of working co-productively with individuals to support health and well-being.
LO 5: Critically appraise and synthesise the literature that informs nursing practice and health care delivery.

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