PRACTICE MODULE (ACCELERATED) - 2022/3
Module code: NUR3280
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
This is a practice module where students are in practice placements and working towards achieving the competencies required for the second progression point of the NMC Standards for Nursing Educaton
School of Health Sciences
BRIGHTON David (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 60
ECTS Credits: 30
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: B700
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Clinical Placement Hours: 862
Independent Learning Hours: 18
Lecture Hours: 18
Crosses academic years
Brief Indication of Content:
Essential clinical skills
Communication and development of interpersonal skills
Leadership, management and team working
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||PP1:CLINICAL GRADING TOOL||10|
|Practical based assessment||PP1: SNAP SHOT ASSESSMENT||Pass/Fail|
|Practical based assessment||PP1: ESC AND KEY DOCUMENTATION||Pass/Fail|
|Coursework||PP2: MIND MAP AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY||30|
|Practical based assessment||PP2: CLINICAL GRADING TOOL||20|
|Coursework||PP2: ESC AND KEY DOCUMENTATION||Pass/Fail|
|Examination||PP2: MEDICINES MANAGEMENT EXAM - PART ONE, PHARMACOLOGY||40|
|Examination||PP2: MEDICINES MANAGEMENT EXAM - PART TWO, CALCULATIONS||Pass/Fail|
|Practical based assessment||PP2: SNAP SHOT ASSESSMENT||Pass/Fail|
None as all are core to meet NMC Standards The pass mark is 40% for the Clinical Grading Tool, Snap Shot Assessment and Medicine Management Exam Part 1. The Medicine Management Exam Part 2 (medication calculations) has a 90% pass mark. The Essential Skills Competencies all need to be achieved in practice and are assessed by mentors.
The module is core and will require students to pass every unit of assessment.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes, alongside a wide range of practice based competencies, in order to achieve the criteria set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Thus allowing the student to meet the requirements for NMC progression point 2. Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Portfolio of Practice
- Clinical Grading tool 40% pass mark
- Snap shot assessment of practice- pass/fail
- Essential Skills Clusters (NMC) - pass/fail
Medicines Management, safe administration and Pharmacodynamics Exam
- Part 1 (Safe Administration and Pharmacodynamics) - 40% pass mark
- Part 2 (Medicines Calculations) - Pass/Fail (NB *90% pass mark)
*Medicine Management Calculations Exam, is a pass/fail component, however with a pass mark of 90% is required in order to meet the NMC Standards of Education (2010).
Mind map and annotated bibliography - pass mark 40%
Present a summary of a patient you have cared for, using a short SBAR structure to organise the summary. This summary should be no more than 500 words.
Present a mindmap diagram of aspects and issues in the disease process and care of a patient you have cared for. The mindmap is not included in the work count.
Present an annotated bibliography demonstrating insightful analysis of findings from the evidence and critical appraisal of a selection of 3-4 pieces of evidence to support their knowledge of the patient and the patient’s treatment. This annotated bibliography should be approximately 300-500 words for each individual chosen resource. This assignment should be 2000 words in total including the SBAR structured summary and annotated bibliography.
Assessment criteria for Mindmap and Annotated Bibliography: the student must include the following:
- The student can select a patient in their care and identify relevant pathophysiology and psychosocial aspects relevant to them as an individual (Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 5)
- The student has selected 3-4 appropriate, relevant, up to date pieces of literature, resources, guidelines or evidence. These resources should inform or guide the care needs and nursing practice for their chosen patient (Learning Outcomes 1,2, 3, 5).
- The student can present a summary of the findings, evidence or guidance in each chosen resource and link this to the practice and care for their patient (Learning Outcomes 1,2, 3, 5).
- The student can demonstrate insight in identifying relevant resources to support their practice. The student can critically discuss aspects of quality of the chosen resource and discuss these with appropriate support from the literature on Evidence Based Practice or research methods to form a critical argument and judgement about the quality or relevance of each of the selected resources (Learning Outcomes 1,2, 3 5).
Feedback within practice from mentors, practice exam papers with feedback
Through the practice assessment documentation and following the exam
- To enable students to continue to develop competence in a range of clinical placements, whilst gaining further insight into the variety of health and social care provision and thus make comparisons of care delivery, practice and professional roles.
|1||Practise with minimal supervision in situations of varying complexity and predictability, requiring the application of a wide range of knowledge, evidence and skills.|
|2||Apply a range of knowledge and evidence to inform own practise and that of others, in order to ensure safe and effective care delivery and enable comparisons between different health and social care systems|
|3||Critically analyse and synthesis information and demonstrate confidence and flexibility in identifying and defining problems and solutions within the practice setting|
|4||Adapt interpersonal and communication skills to a range of situations and interact effectively within a team by recognising, supporting or being proactive in leadership in order to achieve own and group outcomes.|
|5||Demonstrate effective self-management skills, acting minimal guidance to manage own personal and professional development using a range of resources.|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
Delivery of Module:
Practice based mentor supervision, formative feedback and assessment
Experience of patient pathways
Support from Personal Tutors and Practice Liaison Teachers
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) PGDip(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) PGDip(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 2022/3 academic year.