PRACTICE MODULE FOR THE PRACTICE TEACHER - 2018/9

Module code: NURM127

Module Overview

This module will provide opportunities to link theory to practice through the support of a Specialist Practice or Specialist Community Public Health Nurse student to meet the NMC (2008) Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice stage 3.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

ROBERTS S Mrs (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: B700

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

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Relevant professional qualification – NMC At least 2 years post Specialist Practice/ Specialist Community Public Health Nurse qualification Have identified a Practice Teacher for the duration of the programme Supervision of a  Specialist Practice/ Specialist Community Public Health Nurse student for the duration of the programme Mentorship at level 6 or 7 The student is required to pass Supporting Education in Practice in order to successfully complete the Practice Teacher qualification.

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Self assessment of development required to meet the NMC (2008) Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice stage 3
Exploration of creative and innovative teaching and assessment strategies to maximise the application of theory to practice
Critical evaluation of own practice and consideration of alternative solutions to complex situations
Consideration of accountability and safeguarding of the public when assessing student’s competence in practice

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Poster presentation 50
Coursework PORTFOLIO 50

Alternative Assessment

NA

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:


Evidence of the application of creative and innovative teaching strategies in practice
Evidence of meeting the 8 domains of NMC (2008) Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice stage 3


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


The completion of a Learning and Development Practice Portfolio to meet learning outcomes 2, 5, 6, 7 and 9
The presentation of a poster entitled: ‘Demonstrate how you have met your challenges in practice in relation to the NMC (2008) Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice’ to meet learning outcomes 1, 3, 4, and 8


A weighted aggregate of 50% is required to pass the module.

Formative assessment

Scenario based workshops will be used during the module to enable students to reflect on the evidence based knowledge they have gained and assist them in developing a clear rationale on how this may be applied in practice.

Feedback

Students will receive verbal feedback on their performance continuously throughout the module, particularly following the student enquiry or during tutorials.

If there is either evidence of unsafe practice or any breach of confidentiality it will result in an automatic referral for the assessment of the module.

Module aims

  • This module will provide opportunities to link theory to practice through the support of a Specialist Practice or Specialist Community Public Health Nurse student to meet the NMC (2008) Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice stage 3.
    The module aims to link and apply theories of learning, teaching and assessment to practice through supporting a Specialist Practice or Specialist Community Public Health Nurse student.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Explore the relevant models, theories and frameworks that support the delivery of education in practice. K
002 Consider strategies that will enhance the quality of learning and assessment K
003 Evaluate the journey of learning for the student and the practice C
004 Demonstrate autonomous and self-directed learning in order to gain an in depth understanding of relevant concepts C
005 Explore and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and assessment strategies C
006 Make effective judgements regarding their student’s achievements through rigorous assessment processes P
007 Utilise innovative and creative teaching and assessment processes to support the student’s development in practice P
008 Critically evaluate own practice in relation to teaching and assessment T
009 Work collaboratively with colleagues to provide an effective learning environment T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 72

Lecture Hours: 22

Tutorial Hours: 1.5

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


produce knowledgeable practitioners, with the required range of knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to develop in their professional roles.
incorporate the NMC (2008) Standards for Learning and Assessment in Practice
equip the students with the skills to build upon previous expertise
foster a non-threatening environment will encourage learning from peers
challenge values, beliefs and assumptions
facilitate personal reflection through collaboration with tutors and peers which will allow for change and adaptions to practice
gain support from peers
recognise individual learning and teaching styles
apply the current theoretical and methodological approaches to build a sound knowledge base
be flexible in order to encourage self-motivation and independent learning
develop leadership skills which are directly transferable to the healthcare environment, and are a vital part of the role of the Practice Teacher


The learning and teaching methods include:


Lectures
Small group work
Enquiry based learning
Guided reflection
Observation of peers and teaching staff
Simulation using actors
Virtual learning environment (Surrey Learn)

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 PRACTICE MODULE FOR THE PRACTICE TEACHER : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nurm127

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.