ODP CLINICAL PRACTICE MODULE 1 - 2020/1
Module code: NUR1053
An introduction to the student of the skills that they will need to utilise in the practice setting relating to the evidence base of knowledge. It introduces the student to the practitioner’s role within the Anaesthetic phase of practice. This module will also expose students to all aspects of the ODP clinical role. Its learning outcomes recognise progression from Level 4 theoretical learning to achieve the basic clinical standards required for a student to safely carry out the role of the ODP.
School of Health Sciences
BETTLES Simon (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 60
ECTS Credits: 30
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: B990
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Crosses academic years
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
The module will provide an introduction to clinical practice within a simulated area. In addition to exploring a set of skills in relation to basic life support, moving and handling, infection control, vital signs, first aid, communication and patient assessment the students will experience opportunities to work within an inter-professional environment identifying and developing a range of strategies required to practice as a health care practitioner within a range of clinical and care environment.
It focuses on the aspect of healthcare provided by the ODP in the Anaesthetic role allowing the development of the students’ knowledge to the application within the clinical setting. Specific exposure to various surgical specialities in surgery, circulating and anaesthetic roles. Good interdisciplinary communication and working within the multi-disciplinary team should be understood and demonstrated. There will also be a short placement to Hospital Sterile Supplies and Day Surgery.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Pass/Fail competencies||PRACTICE PORTFOLIO||Pass/Fail|
|Examination||EXAMINATION - BASIC ANAESTHETIC AND PHARMACOLOGY||100|
|Examination||PHARMACOLOGY EXAMINATION (safe medicate)||Pass/Fail|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate clinical skills and underpinning knowledge consistent with Year 1 practice; and is to be considered as part of an ongoing assessment process. An examination is designed to capture theoretical understanding of anaesthetics and pharmacology. Direct Observation of Practice (DOPs) are designed to capture key clinical competencies, while Clinical Evaluation Exercises (CEx) allow the student to demonstrate organising and co-ordination of an operating list in anaesthetics and surgery.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Clinical Examination (contents include basic anaesthetic and anaesthetic drug pharmacology)
- Pharmacology examination (Medicines Management - AKA SafeMedicate)
- The clinical exam must achieve a minimum of 40% pass mark. The SafeMedicate is a Pass/Fail assessment whereby the Pass is achieved if the student achieves 90% or more.
- Portfolio of Practice Evidence incorporating:
- 16 Direct Observation of Practice
- 2 Clinical Exercises
- Direct clinical observation
- Presentation of a portfolio
- Safe Medicate diagnostic test
- Examination test exam
- Multiple formalised 1-2-1 formative assessments with lead mentor at several key stages through the practice placement element of the module; designed to highlight and inform student of their practice and facilitate guided reflection.
- Continuous feedback from mentors professional and academic colleagues
- Formal formative feedback in 1-2-1 tutorials with lead practice mentor
- This module aims to:
• Develop a range of clinical practice skills using simulation within the context of professional practice.
• enable the student to understand the operating department practitioners’ role in the anaesthetic phase and focuses on the equipment and techniques used in anaesthesia. In addition, the student will be encouraged to explore a variety of approaches to the provision of skilled assistance in different clinical settings.
• The module also enables the student to develop knowledge of pharmacological principles underlying the use of medicines in health care.
• Develop the students professional practice skills and application of knowledge and understanding of the differing roles within the Operating Department.
|001||• Demonstrate ability in a range of clinical skills in a simulated environment utilising a range of health care equipment.||KCPT|
|002||• Display team working and problem solving skills incorporating safe and effective professional communication; acknowledging the challenges and importance of inter-professional and interagency working.||KCPT|
|003||• Identify the principles of risk assessment and the role it plays in effective and safe decision making.||KCPT|
|004||• Explore how professional values, dignity and respect influence client interaction in accordance with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics||KCPT|
|005||• Discuss current legislation and policies which affect the practitioners work practice in the areas of including informed consent to surgical and anaesthetic interventions and the receipt, issue and storage of drugs with reference to the practitioners Code of Conduct||KCPT|
|006||• Describe the properties and clinical application of a selected range of anaesthetic drugs and routes of administration||KCPT|
|007||• Describe the different requirements for the administration of general, regional and local anaesthesia including airway management, epidural/spinal procedures, relevant anatomy and physiology, patient parameters, equipment, contraindications.||KCPT|
|008||• Discuss the types, function and purpose of a range of anaesthetic and related equipment.||KCPT|
|009||• To apply numeric formulas to pharmacological situations||KCPT|
|010||• Receive and check patients into the perioperative environment providing relevant and appropriate information that the patient and practitioners can utilise.||KCPT|
|011||• Participate as a member of the peri-operative team, across a number of surgical specialities, to include receiving, handling and dispatching clinical specimens.||KCPT|
|012||• Demonstrate principles of infection control (standard precautions)||KCPT|
|013||• Maintain a safe environment for patients and staff in accordance with relevant policies and risk management strategies in relation to health and safety, moving and handling, waste management, medical devices and the clinical environment.||KCPT|
|014||• Participate in the negotiation and agreement of the perioperative care plan with the patient, and others as appropriate.||KCPT|
|015||• Select, check and prepare an identified range of anaesthetic and associated equipment, in accordance with accepted national and local policies and guidelines||KCPT|
|016||• Demonstrate an understanding of the uses and application of a range of patient monitoring equipment.||KCPT|
|017||• Identify, check and select appropriate drugs used for the induction, maintenance and reversal of anaesthesia in accordance with local policy and national guidelines.||KCPT|
|018||• Prepare sites for peripheral and central venous cannulation, epidural and spinal anaesthesia including the sterile field and demonstrate the management of infusion, transfusion and cannulation equipment.||KCPT|
|019||• Demonstrate methods and equipment used in airway management, whilst ensuring that any signs of the patient airway being compromised is recognised promptly and appropriate action taken immediately.||KCPT|
|020||• Communicate in an appropriate manner across a range of clinical and professional situations promoting and maintaining health, safety and security in the workplace.||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
The strategy is designed to achieve clinical competency in aspects of the ODP role, across a range of clinical specialities and settings.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Simulated practice learning, through small group workshops
- Key lectures
- Vignettes of patient scenarios
- Case based scenarios
- 1-2-1 mentorship support
- Additional learning materials via the VLE
- Variety of clinical placements
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 for ODP CLINICAL PRACTICE MODULE 1 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nur1053
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.