Core Module Information
Module title: Theory and Practice 2 (TAP 2) - Leading ands Managing Nursing Care and Working in Teams

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

Module code: NUR11123
Module leader: Catherine Mahoney
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:

This is the second of your integrated theory and practice modules. The aim of this module is to help you further develop leadership and management skills as a professional nurse. The module will include theoretical study, practice learning and simulation of nursing procedures aligned to NMC Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018). The module content focuses on leadership, teamwork and management and therefore addresses NMC outcomes drawn from Platform 4 – Providing and evaluating care [4.18], Platform 5 – Leading and managing nursing care and working in teams [5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.8, 5.9 and 5.10], Platform 6 – Improving safety and quality of care [6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, 6.10 and 6.12] and Platform 7 – Co-ordinating care [7.1, 7.10 and 7.12]. Further outcomes in relation to Annexe A - Communication and Relationship Management Skills and Annexe B - Nursing Procedures are also addressed.
This module spans all three trimesters within the second year of the MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) programme. Each trimester you will undertake one Practice Learning Experience (PLE); trimester 1 - PLE 4, trimester 2 - PLE 5, and trimester 3 - PLE 6. Each PLE in trimester 1 and 2 of year two will equate to 4 days per week in practice and one day in theory. During PLE 6 you will be in practice for the equivalent of 5 days per week. Practice learning will be integrated with self-directed online theoretical learning. Theoretical and practice learning is complemented by online group tutorials and critical reflection sessions. At the end of each trimester Touch Point weeks will enable further interaction with your peers and be a forum for a range of activities such as, listening to keynote speakers, accessing conferences, attending research seminars, collaboration with other inter-professional and cross institutional Masters students, and taking part in voluntary work and other career development activities. During the module you will undertake theoretical and simulated skills learning, including mandatory skills - cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), manual handling (MH) and prevention and management of violence and Module Content aggression (PMVA). Theoretical input focuses on core concepts - professionalism [LO 1] leadership within professional practice, [LO 2] strengths-based approaches to teamwork, [LO 3] evidence-based approaches to contemporary nursing management, [LO 4] integration of health and social care and [LO 5] self-leadership, co-production in nursing.

During each trimester of the module you will undertake one Practice Learning Experience (PLE) (equating to 4 days per week in trimester one and two, and 5 days per week in trimester 3). This will be integrated with self-directed online learning activities complemented by group tutorials (theoretical input will equate to 1 day per week in trimester one and two). In addition to this, you will participate in critical professional reflection facilitated by a field specific programme tutor.

Module concepts will be presented within online units of study to enable exploration and analysis of key nursing knowledge and procedures. The key concepts explored in this module are, professionalism [LO 1] leadership within professional practice, [LO 2] strengths-based approaches to team work, [LO 3] evidence-based approaches to contemporary nursing management, [LO 4] integration of health and social care and [LO 5] self-leadership, co-production in nursing.

Module concepts will be presented within online units of study to enable exploration and analysis of key nursing knowledge and procedures [e.g. dealing with conflict, negotiation strategies and escalation procedures]. Further context is added through the identification and critical examination of evidence informing management, teamworking and theories underpinning leadership including, self-leadership, professional relationships and co-production within contemporary nursing practice. Concepts focused on in the module are relevant to all fields of nursing practice, and scenarios used to enable your learning will address content relevant to mental health, adult health, learning disability and child health nursing. This shared approach to learning will prepare you to meet the person-centred and holistic care needs of the people you encounter in practice, who may have a range of mental, physical and behavioural health challenges and be at any stage in their life. This approach also signposts you towards field specific knowledge which is further facilitated through completion of the evidence informed online activities, participating in tutorials and simulation, working in practice and completing the module assessments (theory and practice). Skills development will also be woven into the Moodle platform throughout the module to provide you with a seamless presentation of evidence based theoretical and procedural concepts. Numeracy, literacy and digital technology within the context of health and social care practice will be explored through understanding and working with service users, health and social care colleagues to support medicines management and monitoring health. As your conceptualisation of 'being an accountable professional' grows, you will be encouraged to critically reflect upon and analyse any previous assumptions and understandings with a view to identifying your new learning. Importantly, your applied understanding of nursing within an integrated health and social care context should enable you to identify, conceptualise and develop creative responses to situations encountered in practice. Through engagement with and critical analysis of both key and wider literature, you will build a personalised, field specific and evidence-informed understanding of the module learning outcomes; these will then be critically examine and reflected upon in your formative and summative assessments. Completion of this module will enhance your critical understanding, analysis and evaluation of communication, professionalism and evidence informed practice both broadly and in relation to your chosen field of nursing practice (Adult Health or Mental Health).

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically appraise and evaluate the key concepts within leadership theories that inform professional practice.

LO2: Demonstrate a critical understanding of the evidence informing strengths-based approaches to teamwork when working with/caring for people in all practice settings.

LO3: Critically review a range of evidence underpinning contemporary approaches to management, leadership and teamwork at the forefront of nursing practice.

LO4: Debate the quality of evidence informing strategies of integrated health and social care provision locally, nationally and internationally.

LO5: Critically reflect on the theories of leadership and teamworking including leadership styles and co-production in relation to current and future nursing practice.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Catherine Mahoney
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Principles of student autonomy, self-determination and independent learning underpin the learning and teaching approach in this module which incorporates a 'flipped classroom' approach. This educational approach is designed to model practice by equipping you with the necessary knowledge and skills to take forward independent practice in your future career. The flipped classroom approach incorporated in this module enables you to engage with concepts informed by evidence prior to tutorials. During your tutorials you will be facilitated to apply and critically discuss what you have learned during your online self-directed activity and during your practice learning experience. Tutorials are designed to let you learn as part of a community of learners where you can share your learning, learn from others, offer and receive support and pose healthy challenge to the work of others.

Over the year-long module, online units addressing the module learning outcomes will provide structure to encourage self-motivated learning and the development of communities of learning.

The module will consist of a core VLE (Moodle) page that has the following:
(1) An overview video
(2) Links to each unit of study
(3) Link to final summative assessment.

Each unit will involve the following:
(1) A short introductory video that gives an overview of concepts to be focused on and raises key questions.
(2) A brief commentary on key issues relevant to module learning outcomes.
(3) Key reading drawn from the literature.
(4) A reflective exercise
(5) Online quiz
(6) An online tutorial. These will be small scale giving you the opportunity to contribute and participate within your community of learning.

The learning and teaching approach will include Touch Point weeks which offer added structure and further opportunity for learning, communication and discussion of the integrated theory and practice experience.

Formative Assessment:
This year long module provides an integrated approach to theoretical and practice learning and as such your formative assessment incorporates both practice and theory based assessment.

Ongoing formative online quizzes attached to units of study will help you check your learning throughout the module. Your practice learning experiences (PLE 4 and 5) will include formative practice based assessments in addition to short formative pieces of critical reflection [500 words or equivalent]. These formative assessments will help you weave the theoretical aspects of the module and your clinical experience together, therefore offering you a bespoke self-led learning experience.

During PLE 4 you will complete a formative practice assessment with your Practice Assessor. Your progress in practice will be documented within the ePAD and will demonstrate your achievement of the platforms, proficiencies, skills, and procedures required for NMC registration [completed by week 14, first trimester]. Based on your practice learning experience and ongoing assessment, you will then complete your critical reflective account on an aspect of your choosing. These accounts will then be discussed within tutorials using a peer-to-peer evaluative approach. Emergent concepts will be analysed, foregrounded, and positioned to inform your learning within the next clinical placement.

Similarly, during PLE 5 you will complete a second formative practice assessment with your Practice Assessor. Based on this assessment, you will complete your second critical reflective account. This will then be discussed within tutorials using a peer-to-peer evaluative approach. Emergent concepts will be analysed, foregrounded, and positioned to inform your learning within your final practice experience.

Summative Assessment:
Building on your formative assessments, during PLE 6 you will have a final summative practice assessment with your Practice Assessor. This will confirm that you have achieved all the proficiencies, skills, and procedures required for NMC registration [completed by Week 45, third trimester]. You will then use this practice assessment to help complete your final critical reflective account [1000 words or equivalent] which will inform your future professional practice as a registrant*.

*The completion of PLE 6 alongside all theory modules will mark completion of the programme.

To attain 20 Credits at SQCF Level 11 students MUST: attain a Satisfactory Grade for PLE 6 from their Practice Assessor and Academic Assessor, have completed all mandated clinical skills training, completed their Health and Character statement and attained a pass grade for the summative assessment on the Post Graduate Modular Assessment Framework. In addition, they must have completed 2,300 practice hours, attained 100% in numeracy assessment, and met all the NMC requirements for registration.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Tutorial 30
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Placement (Report) 10 1-5 44 HOURS= 05.00
Reflective Log 90 1-5 45 , WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 10
Component 2 subtotal: 90
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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