Module code: NUR1033

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

SUTHERLAND J Ms (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

JACs code: B720

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

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

 Entry criteria to the programme

Module content

 The module will provide an introduction to clinical practice within a simulated area. In addition to exploring a set of skills in relation to basic life support, moving and handling, infection control, vital signs, first aid, communication and patient assessment the students will experience opportunities to work within an inter-professional environment identifying and developing a range of strategies required to practice as a health care practitioner within a range of clinical and care environment. The value of the ‘self’ within the caring context and the development of team working will also be a focus for this module.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment OSCE 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  •  The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a range of clinical practice skills using simulation within the context of professional practice.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Undertake a range of clinical skills in a simulated environment utilising a range of health care equipment. 
2 Demonstrate team working and problem solving skills incorporating safe and effective professional communication; acknowledging the challenges and importance of inter-professional and interagency working.
3 Demonstrate an awareness of the evidence base underpinning clinical decision-making and clinical practice. 
4 Identify the principles of risk assessment and the role it plays in effective and safe decision making.
5 Demonstrate awareness of how professional values, dignity and respect influence client 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: 100

Seminar Hours: 23

Laboratory Hours: 25

Methods of Teaching / Learning

 Simulated practice learning, through small group workshops

Key lectures

Vignettes of patient scenarios

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


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Midwifery (Registered Midwife) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEPT) 1 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.