Module code: NUR2182

Module Overview

This module will expose students to all aspects of the ODP clinical role. Its learning outcomes recognise progression from Level 4 to Level 5 in both theoretical and practical learning. The module is designed to develop a student’s critical thinking and specialist practice knowledge in a variety of settings. Clinical Practice 2 prepares the student for Level 6 study and achieves the basic clinical standards required for a student to carry out safely the role of the ODP.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

BETTLES Simon (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 60

ECTS Credits: 30

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: B714

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

Overall student workload

Module Availability

Crosses academic years

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Successful completion of FHEQ level 4 modules Knowledge from preceding academic and practice modules

Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • There will be specific exposure to emergency and trauma situations and will require the students to be involved in ‘out-of-hours’ working. Good interdisciplinary communication and working within the multi-disciplinary team should be understood and demonstrated.

  • Patient transfers

  • Critical Care Inc. ITU and A&E

  • Paediatric and Maternal placements

  • Performing the role of the ODP in other departments e.g. MRI 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Pass/Fail competencies PRACTICE PORTFOLIO 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate clinical skills and underpinning knowledge consistent with Year 2 practice; and is to be considered as part of an ongoing assessment process. Direct Observation of Practice (DOPs) are designed to capture key clinical competencies, while Clinical Evaluation Exercises (CEx) allow the student to demonstrate holistic clinical judgment and critical thinking.

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.

  • Students are also required to complete a practice diary reflecting on aspects of experiences within the practice setting demonstrating the underpinning knowledge relating to their experiences

  • 34 (17 different clinical practice areas) DOPs (addresses learning outcomes: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 27 & 30)

  • 6 CEx’s (addresses learning outcomes: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19)

  • Direct clinical observation (addresses learning outcomes: all 1 – 31)

Formative assessment

Multiple formalised 1-2-1 formative assessments with lead mentor at several key stages through the practice module; designed to highlight and inform student of their practice and facilitate guided reflection.


  • Continuous feedback from mentors and professional colleagues

  • Formal formative feedback in 1-2-1 tutorials with lead practice mentor

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

The strategy is designed to achieve clinical competency in all aspects of the ODP role, across a range of clinical environments and patient groups.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • 1-2-1 mentorship support

  • Additional learning materials via the VLE

  • Key lectures

  • Virtual Learning linking concurrent modules of Perioperative Care, Post Anaesthetic Care and Innovation

  • Recognition of the service user

  • Directed e 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.

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Programmes this module appears in

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