Nursing Associate DipHE - 2018/9

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

Final award and programme/pathway title

DipHE Nursing Associate

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
CertHE Nursing Associate

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UTA40006 240 credits and 120 ECTS credits

JACs code

B700, B740

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

Health Education England National Curriculum Framework (2017)

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

HADDOCK G Mrs (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec

18/09/2018

Educational aims of the programme

The aim of this programme is to prepare Band 3 Health Care Assistants to undertake the role of the Band 4 Nursing Associate. Therefore, by the end of the programme the trainee will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, understanding, attitudes and behaviours relevant to the role of the Nursing Associate.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
will recognise effective communication with application to in the engagement with a wide range of individuals, the public, health and social care professionals K DipHE
appreciate elements of delivering and improving health and care services through communication K
develop interpersonal skills that promotes clear pathways of care incorporating empathy, respect and trust K
demonstrate some insights into diversity, equality and candour demonstrating professional behaviour in and across a range of settings across life-course K
develop a robust approach towards evidence based practice, demonstrating an awareness of research and innovation C
utilise insights and approaches to develop the quality of care to meet public expectations C
locates own role in relation to personal responsibility, demonstrating skills within their scope of practice P
identify principles associated with planning and delivering person-centred care demonstrating appropriate attitudes and behaviours for compassionate care P
work across organisational boundaries in a range of health and care settings and apply in practice the range of clinical and care skills appropriate to their parameters of practice P
explain the principles underpinning leadership frameworks and associated team-working T
demonstrate across various clinical environments, a range of transferable skills to enable effective team working T
exercise those skills, attitudes and behaviours that support personal development and lifelong learning together as well as those associated with the development of others T
communicate effectively across a wide range of channels and with a wide range of individuals, the public, health and social care professionals K DipHE (d) Domain 4: Communication and interpersonal skills
maintain the focus of communication on delivering and improving health and care services K DipHE (d) Domain 4: Communication and interpersonal skills
possess those interpersonal skills that promote clarity, compassion, empathy, respect and trust K DipHE (d) Domain 4: Communication and interpersonal skills
explain the principles underpinning duty of care, equality and diversity and the need for candour K DipHE (f) Domain 6: Duty of care, candour, equality and diversity
consistently demonstrate the application of those principles in and across a range of settings across life-course. K DipHE (f) Domain 6: Duty of care, candour, equality and diversity
demonstrate the importance of research and innovation, and being research aware, across the health and care landscape C DipHE (h) Domain 8: Research, development and innovation
demonstrate how research and innovation, and their role in this, improves the quality of patient/individual safety and care and addresses the challenges faced in the context of rising public expectations C DipHE (h) Domain 8: Research, development and innovation
exercise personal responsibility and work independently within defined parameters of practice P DipHE (a) Domain 1: Professional values and parameters of practice
take the appropriate initiative in a variety of situations and perform a range of clinical and care skills consistent with the roles, responsibilities and professional values of a nursing associate P DipHE (a) Domain 1: Professional values and parameters of practice
exercise those skills, attitudes and behaviours that support the planning, delivery and evaluation of high-quality, person-centred, holistic care P DipHE (b) Domain 2: Person-centred approaches to care
work across organisational boundaries in a range of health and care settings and apply in practice the range of clinical and care skills appropriate to their parameters of practice P DipHE (c) Domain 3: Delivering care
explain the principles underpinning leadership frameworks and associated team-working and leadership competencies T DipHE (e) Domain 5: Team working and leadership
demonstrate across various clinical environments, a range of transferable leadership and team working skills, competencies, attitudes and behaviours required of a nursing associate T DipHE (e) Domain 5: Team working and leadership
exercise those skills, attitudes and behaviours that support personal development and lifelong learning together as well as those associated with the development of others T DipHE (g) Domain 7: Supporting learning and assessment in practice

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This programme is studied full-time over two years consisting of 240 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4 and 5). All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)
Parts of this programme may be studied outside of the standard University structure and may be subject to professional body requirements.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.