Module code: NUR3230

Module Overview

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.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

ROBERTS Sarah (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

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

Overall student workload

Clinical Placement Hours: 375

Independent Learning Hours: 144

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Registration with the NMC as a SCPHN (School nurse)

Module content

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 pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Assignment to demonstrate learning in additional field, 2500 words 100
Pass/Fail competencies Portfolio Pass/Fail

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the integration of evidence based theory with the acquisition of practice skills.

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 learning in the additional field of practice and identifies their future development needs. The student will analyse two specific practice experiences to evidence how they have achieved competency in all four domains of practice 2,500 words

  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

  • Learning agreements and evaluation of them

  • Public health experience notes

  • 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.

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
  • To facilitate practice based learning with a different client group and
    promote the development of proficiency in all 4 domains of SCPHN practice in an additional field of practice.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Transfer knowledge and skills from one client group to a different context PT
002 Demonstrate competency in all domains of practice in the additional field KCPT
003 Deliver the Healthy Child Programme in the new field PT
004 Work in partnership with clients and their families to systematically identify 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 provide services and minimise risk CPT
006 Gain an insight into strategic planning and commissioning of services in the additional field KCP
007 Critically reflect on their professional journey PT
008 Identify further continuing professional development needs KPT

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:

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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Other information

NMC requirements

50 days @7.5 hours gained over a minimum of 10 weeks.

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 2025/6 academic year.