NURSING PRACTICE MODULE YEAR 1 - 2018/9

Module code: NUR1020

Module Overview

The module provides the foundation learning upon which students can enter their first placements safely and with confidence.  It introduces them to a range of clinical skills in a simulated environment utilising a range of health care equipment.  It enables them to explore team working and problem solving skills using effective professional communication.  It also introduces students to the evidence base underpinning clinical decision-making and clinical practice.  It ensures students understand the importance of risk assessment and the role it plays in maintaining patient safety.  It enables the students to start their first placements with professional values, understanding how dignity and respect influence patient interaction in accordance with their code of conduct. 

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

BETTLES S Mr (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 60

ECTS Credits: 30

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

JACs code: B702

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Crosses academic years

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

 None

Module content

Indicative content includes:


a range of clinical skills in a simulated environment utilising a range of health care equipment
team working and problem solving skills
safe and effective professional communication
inter professional and interagency working
evidence base underpinning clinical decision-making and clinical practice
holistic assessment in relation to one’s own practice
risk assessment and the role it plays in maintaining patient safety
professional values, dignity and respect
codes of conduct

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment CLINICAL GRADING TOOL 30
Practical based assessment SNAPSHOT ASSESSMENT Pass/Fail
Examination CLINICAL PRACTICE EXAM 30
Practical based assessment ESC AND KEY DOCUMENTATION Pass/Fail
Examination MEDICINE MANAGEMENT (CALCULATIONS) EXAM Pass/Fail
Examination MEDICINE MANAGEMENT (MEDICINE ADMINISTRATION) EXAM - ONLINE 40

Alternative Assessment

N/A With the exception of the Medicine Management Calculations Exam – Safe Medicate, which is a pass/fail component, however with a pass mark of 90% in year 1 in order to meet the NMC Standards of Education (2010).

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a wide range of practice based competencies, in order to achieve the criteria set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).  Thus allowing them to meet the requirements of progression point 1 whilst in clinical practice.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Clinical Grading Tool
Snap Shot Assessment
Medicine Management Exam - Authentic World
Medicine Management MCQ Exam - On-Line
Clinical Practice Examination


Formative assessment


Formative Medicine Management Exam - Authentic World
Medicine Management MCQ Exam - On-Line
Formative Clinical Practice Examination


Feedback


Continuous feedback from teaching fellows within theory blocks
Continuous feedback from practice mentors whilst on placement
Formative feedback following formative assessments
Self-tests
Online feedback following summative assessments: Clinical Grading Tool, Snap Shot Assessment & Clinical Practice Exam.

Module aims

  • The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a range of clinical practice experiences initially using simulation within the context of professional practice in order to prepare them for a range of clinical placements. By utilising the experiences of service users', students will be prepared to meet the emotional, physical and psychological needs of clients across the lifespan; acknowledging diversity within the general population. 

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Demonstrate ability in a range of clinical skills in a simulated environment utilising a range of health care equipment
2 Display team working and problem solving skills incorporating safe and effective professional communication; acknowledging the challenges and importance of inter professional and interagency working
3 Develop an understanding of the rational and evidence base underpinning clinical decision-making and clinical practice
4 Recognise the clinical importance of holistic assessment in relation to one's own practice
5 Identify the principles of risk assessment and the role it plays in maintaining patient safety
6 Explore how professional values, dignity and respect influence patient interaction in accordance with their code of conduct

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 320

Seminar Hours: 30

Laboratory Hours: 19

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

 

This module delivers a link between theory and practice, providing a scaffold of fundamental skills and professional practice which are developed using simulation in semester 1 & 2 and then within clinical placement. The underpinning theory draws on Dewey, Bruner, Watson and Schön, integrating patient centred experiential learning, reinforced by repetition, theory and reflection. The simulated practice includes—but is not defined by—clinical skills, and instead incorporates the learning of skills into holistic scenarios of varying complexity.

 

The learning and teaching methods include:


Simulation
Lectures
Seminars
Online – self-test / additional learning materials / discussion boards / student forums
Classroom discussions
Student-led seminars
Lectures
Problem based learning
Case studies / scenarios
Experiential learning
Mentor supervised practice placement experience


 

 

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for NURSING PRACTICE MODULE YEAR 1 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nur1020

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Cross Year Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Children's Nursing) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Cross Year Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Mental Health Nursing) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Cross Year Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module

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.