Module code: NUR0002

Module Overview

This module offers a sequential learning experience that enables students to build and develop knowledge, understanding and skills. Utilising learning and teaching strategies that encompass dynamic learning experiences and reflection.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

STEAD Rachel (Library)

Number of Credits: 120

ECTS Credits: 60

Framework: FHEQ Level 3

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

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 80

Independent Learning Hours: 680

Seminar Hours: 80

Tutorial Hours: 60

Practical/Performance Hours: 20

Guided Learning: 160

Captured Content: 120

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

The content for this module will build knowledge and understanding around the following areas in an integrated way:

  • Communication skills

  • person centred care

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Accademic skills including writing and numeracy

  • Evidence based practice

  • Enquiry based learning

  • Reflective learning

  • values and behavoiurs

  • Health beliefs

  • Health and social care context

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Problem solving skills

  • Team working

  • Self management strategies

  • Movement for health and well being

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination Online OPEN BOOK ASSESSMENT 25
Coursework PORTFOLIO Pass/Fail

Alternative Assessment

As an alternative to the group project write up students can complete an individual viva assessment and reflective account. 

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate learning across the two semesters.

The students will complete a personal development portfolio designed for student learning and readiness to access the Nursing degree programme. All aspect of the portfolio must be completed, this will include four formative reflective journal entries in the eportfolio.

A combination of formative and summative assessments will be set throughout the programme

Thus, the summative assessments for this module consists of:

  • Annotated bibliography, addresses learning LO 2,3,4

  • Open book exam, addresses learning LO 1,2,4,7

  • Group project write up or viva assessment and reflective account LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

  • 1500 word personal development essay LO 2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,12.

These will all take place in the summer assessment period. NB the pass mark for each separate element is 50%.

Formative assessment

Formative personal development plan will be integrated within the portfolio, students will be asked to self-assess and identify their current learning needs.

Formative opportunities will be integrated throughout the programme to support the development of knowledge and understanding, intellectual and cognitive skills and practical skills and will consist of:

  • Portfolio entries to reflect weekly work across the semester

  • Oral and written presentations

  • Group enquiry (used to inform summative group project)

  • Formative examinations 

The students will complete formative assessments of

  • Annotated bibliography

  • Open Book exam


Continuous feedback strategies are built into the module to capture the students experiences and development of their: 

  • Peer and tutor facilitated

  • Ability to articulate reflective practice through their writing

  • Reflect and discuss learning

  • Develop their interpersonal skills

  • Encourage engagement and communication skills

  • 1-1 Tutor meetings

Module aims

  • prepare students for their personal and professional journey enabling access into a nursing degree programme
  • develop key and transferable skills that will include subject knowledge and technical skills
  • gain awareness of attitude and behaviours relevant to a professional programme

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 1. Relates principles and concepts at a foundation level of anatomy and physiology. K
002 2. Appraise/understand the wider context of health and social care. K
003 3. Develop enquiring skills to problem solving approaches C
004 4. Become familiar with the underlying basis of evidence in support of person centred care C
005 5. Appreciate the importance of mechanisms to support communication C
006 6. Gain insights into personal and professional behaviour and the impact on team working P
007 7. Develop an awareness of values and beliefs appropriate to healthcare P
008 8. locates own role in relation to personal responsibility to develop academic skills P
009 9. Exercise and develop attitudes and behaviours that demonstrate lifelong learning T
010 10. Develop skills in communication, interpersonal skills and reflection T
011 11. Develop confidence, self-awareness in becoming an independent learner. T
012 12. Demonstrate personal development in a range of key values such as trust, compassion and empathy. T

Attributes Developed

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:

  • Enhance the students learning experience

  • Value active student engagement

  • Adopt innovative approaches to learning and teaching

  • Offer high quality educational delivery

  • Create the ability to study independently with support

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Face to face formal learning

  • Self directed learning

  • Action learning sets

  • Evidenced Based Learning

  • Reflective learning

  • Problem based learning

  • Guided group work

  • Seminars

  • Experiential learning

  • Blended online learning

  • Movement for health and wellbeing

15 hours contact time per week utilising the above methods.

10 hours guided study time per week

15 hours per week independent study

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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Other information


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing) with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)(CORE) Year-long Core A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Mental Health Nursing) with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)(CORE) Year-long Core A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Children and Young People Nursing) with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)(CORE) Year-long Core A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required 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 2023/4 academic year.