NURSING PRACTICE MODULE YEAR 1 - 2020/1
Module code: NUR1020
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The module provides the foundation learning upon which students can enter their first placements safely and with confidence. It introduces them to a range of clinical skills in a simulated environment utilising a range of health care equipment. It enables them to explore team working and problem solving skills using effective professional communication. It also introduces students to the evidence base underpinning clinical decision-making and clinical practice. It ensures students understand the importance of risk assessment and the role it plays in maintaining patient safety. It enables the students to start their first placements with professional values, understanding how dignity and respect influence patient interaction in accordance with their code of conduct.
School of Health Sciences
BETTLES Simon (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 60
ECTS Credits: 30
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: B702
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Crosses academic years
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- a range of clinical skills in a simulated environment utilising a range of health care equipment
- team working and problem solving skills
- safe and effective professional communication
- inter professional and interagency working
- evidence base underpinning clinical decision-making and clinical practice
- holistic assessment in relation to one’s own practice
- risk assessment and the role it plays in maintaining patient safety
- professional values, dignity and respect
- codes of conduct
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||CLINICAL GRADING TOOL||30|
|Practical based assessment||SNAPSHOT ASSESSMENT||Pass/Fail|
|Examination||CLINICAL PRACTICE EXAM||30|
|Practical based assessment||ESC AND KEY DOCUMENTATION||Pass/Fail|
|Examination||MEDICINE MANAGEMENT (CALCULATIONS) EXAM||Pass/Fail|
|Examination||MEDICINE MANAGEMENT (MEDICINE ADMINISTRATION) EXAM - ONLINE||40|
N/A With the exception of the Medicine Management Calculations Exam – Safe Medicate, which is a pass/fail component, however with a pass mark of 90% in year 1 in order to meet the NMC Standards of Education (2010).
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a wide range of practice based competencies, in order to achieve the criteria set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Thus allowing them to meet the requirements of progression point 1 whilst in clinical practice.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Clinical Grading Tool
- Snap Shot Assessment
- Medicine Management Exam - Authentic World
- Medicine Management MCQ Exam - On-Line
- Clinical Practice Examination
- Formative Medicine Management Exam - Authentic World
- Medicine Management MCQ Exam - On-Line
- Formative Clinical Practice Examination
- Continuous feedback from teaching fellows within theory blocks
- Continuous feedback from practice mentors whilst on placement
- Formative feedback following formative assessments
- Online feedback following summative assessments: Clinical Grading Tool, Snap Shot Assessment & Clinical Practice Exam.
- The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a range of clinical practice experiences initially using simulation within the context of professional practice in order to prepare them for a range of clinical placements. By utilising the experiences of service users', students will be prepared to meet the emotional, physical and psychological needs of clients across the lifespan; acknowledging diversity within the general population.
|1||Demonstrate ability in a range of clinical skills in a simulated environment utilising a range of health care equipment|
|2||Display team working and problem solving skills incorporating safe and effective professional communication; acknowledging the challenges and importance of inter professional and interagency working|
|3||Develop an understanding of the rational and evidence base underpinning clinical decision-making and clinical practice|
|4||Recognise the clinical importance of holistic assessment in relation to one's own practice|
|5||Identify the principles of risk assessment and the role it plays in maintaining patient safety|
|6||Explore how professional values, dignity and respect influence patient interaction in accordance with their code of conduct|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Clinical Placement Hours: 700
Independent Study Hours: 320
Seminar Hours: 30
Laboratory Hours: 19
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
This module delivers a link between theory and practice, providing a scaffold of fundamental skills and professional practice which are developed using simulation in semester 1 & 2 and then within clinical placement. The underpinning theory draws on Dewey, Bruner, Watson and Schön, integrating patient centred experiential learning, reinforced by repetition, theory and reflection. The simulated practice includes—but is not defined by—clinical skills, and instead incorporates the learning of skills into holistic scenarios of varying complexity.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Online – self-test / additional learning materials / discussion boards / student forums
- Classroom discussions
- Student-led seminars
- Problem based learning
- Case studies / scenarios
- Experiential learning
- Mentor supervised practice placement experience
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
|Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP)||Cross Year||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module|
|Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Children's Nursing) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP)||Cross Year||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module|
|Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Mental Health Nursing) BSc (Hons)(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 2020/1 academic year.