Module code: NUR2150

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

COWARD Melaine (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

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

Overall student workload

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Ability to study at Level 2

Module content


History and definitions of reflection

Nature of knowledge

Novice to expert practice

What is reflection/reflexivity?

Approaches to reflection

Action learning

Reflection and practice development

Developing the practice learning environment

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • Building on the content of year one of the programme, this module aims to enable students to enhance their reflective skills and utilise this process as a means of exploration and development of practice through stimulation of personal as well as professional growth.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Consider the history of reflection to identify its value in health and social care practice, for example in personal and practice development.
2 Compare and contrast variety of approaches to reflection to facilitate analysis within a reflective framework.
3 Utilise reflection in and on action to demonstrate the effective use of reflection in decision making practice and the generation of learning.
4 Demonstrate learning through reflective accounts from practice that reflect on and evaluate personal attributes, qualities and own performance, for example, through the completion of a reflective journal.

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.

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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.