Module code: NURM161

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

MCBRIDE Jacqueline (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: B700

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

Module Availability

Semester 1

Module content

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ASSIGNMENT 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of clinical decision making  and their role as future registrants in delivering safe and effective care within a dynamic healthcare environment.  

Thus the summative assessment for this module is: 

Critical evaluation of a clinical decision the student has been involved in or made from practice using a model of decision making to structure their assignment 

Formative assessment 

In the form of workshop feedback and tutorial 

2500 words 

50% pass mark 

Module aims

  • Assist the student to critically evaluate and articulate their care decisions to reduce risk and promote safety for clients with fundamental and complex needs.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Articulate the rationale for and processes used when making decisions and the influence personal judgement has on theseĀ  PT
2 Synthesise and critically apply decision making theories and models using critical thinking, active listening and questioning to evaluate care and improve decision making processes in a professional, compassionate, empowering and ethically sensitive manner KCPT
3 Critically evaluate the role of risk assessment and risk management strategies to a range of care decisions to ensure safe and effective care KCT
4 To critically explore the role of e-technology and decision trees in clinical decision making KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 114

Lecture Hours: 18

Seminar Hours: 18

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

Reading list for EFFECTIVE DECISION MAKING FROM FUNDAMENTAL TO COMPLEX CARE (ACCELERATED) : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nurm161

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Adult Nursing) PGDip(NURSES PRE-REG SEPT) 1 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Children's Nursing) PGDip(NURSES PRE-REG SEPT) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Mental Health) PGDip(NURSES PRE-REG SEPT) 1 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% 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 2021/2 academic year.