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

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

Module code: NUR11123
Module leader: Azwa Binti Mohd Shamsuddin
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing

Requisites: Pre-requisite: [Module NUR11119] Theory and Practice 1 (TAP 1) - Accountable Professional

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. PLE 4 in the first trimester will equate to 3 days per week in practice and 2 days in theory. PLE 5 in the second trimester will equate to 4 days per week in practice and one day in theory. During PLE 6 in the third trimester 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 3 days per week in the first trimester, 4 days per week in the second trimester and 5 days per week in the third trimester). 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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

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
2023/4, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Catherine Mahoney
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Tutorial 30
Online 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
Project - Practical 0 1~2~3~4~5 Exam Period HOURS= 3 days/week
Reflective Log 100 1~2~3~4~5 Exam Period , WORDS= 1000 words
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100