Module code: NUR2129

Module Overview


Nature of knowledge

Study skills, referencing and academic writing

Finding, critiquing and using literature

Learning and decision making in Practice

Writing for learning

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

DAVIES A Mrs (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: B771

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

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

  Ability to study at Level HE1 working in health and social care.

Module content

 As this is a practice based Module each student will meet the learning outcomes in a unique way whilst also working towards the end of year one competences.

The student will provide evidence through work with patients and clients as to how they achieved their learning outcomes within the portfolio. Working alongside their work based supervisor they will practice a range of essential health and care skills and observe how health and social care professionals provide and co-ordinate holistic care. This practice will enable the student to build up a portfolio as evidence in support of achieving the module learning outcomes.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework CASE STUDY 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • To enable the student to utilise learning gained from their previous experience and the taught modules of the programme to enhance their practice whilst developing an understanding of the relevant evidence base.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Apply a wide range of work area specific practical and theoretical knowledge to their practice using the end of year one work based competencies to guide their experiences. These competencies must be signed off Summatively by the Work Based Supervisor by the end of Year one.
2 Demonstrate the ability to assess, interpret a situation and problem solve by integrating information from a variety of expert sources taking account of relevant social and ethical issues.
3 Participate in health promotion activities including with those people from vulnerable groups and those with sensory or cognitive impairment.
4 Communicate effectively and professionally with patients, carers and colleagues by displaying effective written and verbal skills and by embracing the concept of equality and diversity.
5 Be aware of local and national policies and initiatives which impact on care provision and delivery.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 114

Lecture Hours: 21

Seminar Hours: 21

Methods of Teaching / Learning

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


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.