Module code: NUR2118

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

TARRANT Claire (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: B990

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 130

Tutorial Hours: 8

Module Availability

Semester 1

Module content

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Pass/Fail competencies PORTFOLIO PART A Pass/Fail
Coursework Essay PART B 100
Pass/Fail competencies Safemedicate Exam Pass/Fail

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their practical skills and professional behaviour with respect to the underlying theoretical principles and evidence base and to be competent practitioner within the Standards of Proficiency (SoP) as laid down by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Students are required to submit a completed practice assessment portfolio document (PAD) showing competency in all of the professional practice skills. This is a pass / fail. The competencies are the required Standards of Proficiency (SoP) as laid down by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


Students are also required to submit a 1500 word reflective essay of the student’s personal development during the period of the programme, addressing the following:

  • An evaluation of the learning process 

  • Self evaluation on working towards becoming a qualified Operating Department Practitioner eligible for statutory registration

  • Significant learning points and achievements

  • Aspirations for future development and the need for continuing professional development (CPD)

Students are also required to achieve 100% in a Safemedicate exam to pass this element of assessment

Formative assessment

A formative assessment mid point within the practice assessment document.

Formative feedback on essay plan

Formative assessments on safemedicate


Formal feedback is given within the document and is discussed at assessment points and on an ongoing basis

Module aims

  • This module enables the student to make the transition, and give meaning to the process of becoming a qualified practitioner who provides accountable, safe and effective practise. Fundamental to this transition period are the principles and practices to ensure that the student has the professional practice skills for entrance into the professional bodies register, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to understand the role of the professional body and its requirements and to be able to develop for the future acknowledging he requirement for continuing professional development (CPD)

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Prioritise professional responsibilities and duty of care to ensure safe management of care. KP
2 Consolidate practice experience to develop strategies necessary for evaluating current practice KPT
3 Use reflective learning and clinical supervision to evaluate own practice, other professionals practice and the developmental process for continuing professional registration especially in relation to the professional body the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) KCPT
4 Make an appropriate and effective, contribution to the work of the practice setting to be able to work as an autonomous practitioner KPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

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
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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Operating Department Practice DipHE(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 2019/0 academic year.