SCPHN ADDITONAL FIELD OF PRACTICE-HEALTH VISITORS - 2021/2
Module code: NURM190
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This module will enable Specialist Community Public Health Nurses who have successfully completed a programme in public health and are currently registed as either a health visitor or school nurse, to apply their knowledge and skills to an additional field of practice. In accordance with NMC circular 26/2006 on successful completion the SCPHN would be equipped to work in the additional field of practice.
School of Health Sciences
ROBERTS Sarah (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: B710
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Clinical Placement Hours: 375
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Students must have a live registration on Part 3 of the NMC register as either a health visitor or school nurse
Indicative content includes:
This is a practice only module, the student will set learning agreements with their Practice Teacher and receive regular feedback on their progress in achieving competency in the SCPHN domains.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate critical analysis of evidence based theory with the acquisition of practice skills in the new field.
In the portfolio, students will identify the strengths, challenges, opportunities and barriers (SCOB) to their learning at two key points in their learning journey. This will enable them to set their learning objectives, agree a plan for achieving them with their Practice Teacher and evaluate their progress
The summative assessment for this module consists of 2 parts:
1. The student will submit a reflective account which demonstrates their ability to systematically analyse need and engage with families and professionals in the additional field of practice. The student will self evaluate their progress and identify their future development needs. The student will critically appraise two specific practice experiences to evidence how they have achieved competency in all four domains of practice
2. A Portfolio of evidence which includes
• A log of practice hours
• Achievement of all domains of practice at a competent level
• Teaching plan, delivery and evaluation by student and Practice Teacher
• 2x SCOB analysis
o Learning agreements and evaluation of them
o Public health experience notes
o Confirmation of achievement of additional field competencies signed by Practice Teacher
Formative assessment and feedback
Student progress will be reviewed at tripartite meetings in practice between the student, Practice Teacher and University Specialist Practice Teacher. Each student will receive a minimum of 2 visits at strategic points in the module. Students will develop their portfolio of evidence and complete a SCOB and reflection of their progress to be discussed at each visit. Practice Teachers will review the student’s practice on a regular basis and raise any concerns with the student and their tutor at an early stage.
- This module aims to :
Enable the practitioner to transfer their knowledge and understanding of public health theory and the evidence base underpinning their practice, to an additional field of SCPHN practice
Facilitate practice based learning with a different client group
Promote the development of proficiency in all 4 domains of SCPHN practice in an additional field of practice.
Domain 1- Search for Health Needs
Principle: Surveillance and assessment of the population’s health and wellbeing
Domain 2 – Stimulation of awareness of health needs
Principles : Collaborative working for health and wellbeing
Working with and for communities to improve health and wellbeing
Domain 3- Influence on policies affecting health
Principles ; Developing health programmes and services, reducing inequalities
Policy and strategy development and implementation to improve health and wellbeing
Research and development to improve health and wellbeing
Domain 4 – Facilitation of health enhancing activities
Principles : Promoting and protecting the population’s health and wellbeing
Developing quality and risk management within an evaluative culture
Strategic leadership for health and wellbeing
|001||Transfer knowledge and skills from one client group to a different context to analyse their needs||PT|
|002||Demonstrate competency in all domains of practice in the additional field||CKPT|
|003||Propose innovative ways to deliver the Healthy Child Programme in the new field||CPT|
|004||Work in partnership with clients and their families to systematically analyse their needs and priorities and make referrals to appropriate support services||CPT|
|005||Work collaboratively with members of the inter- professional team, statutory and voluntary agencies to evaluate services and minimise risk||CPT|
|006||Demonstrate an indepth awareness of strategic planning and commissioning of services in the additional field (||CPT|
|007||Critically reflect on their professional journey||PT|
|008||Identify further continuing professional development needs||KPT|
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:
Enable the student to gain an insight into an additional field of SCPHN practice and transfer their knowledge and skills so that they have a good overview of the needs of families and children in the full 0-19 age range
The learning and teaching methods include:
Observation, participation and demonstration of skills, professional conversation and reflection, clinical supervision, contribution to inter-professional forums in practice
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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NMC requirements 50 days @7.5 hours gained over a minimum of 10 weeks. This module is practice only and will require students to pass the portfolio and assignment If there is either evidence of unsafe practice or any breach of confidentiality, it will result in an automatic referral for the assessment of this 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.