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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: ORIUKHEALTH
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: MWEU P Ms (HSC)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability
Semester 1 and 2
Assessment Pattern
Students will give a presentation to their peers in order to share experiences of learning, based on the topic of the summative assessment. Feedback to the student will be given at this stage.

1) Students will submit a 2000 word reflection that explores an aspect of care relating to a patient journey, and consider the implications for practice.

2) Completion of the appropriate practice portfolio (adult nursing, mental health nursing or child nursing) to demonstrate the achievement of the NMC standards of proficiency for entry to the register.
Module Overview
Module Aims
The module aims to provide overseas nurses who have undergone pre-registration training / education to undertake a period of supervised practice incorporating 20 days protected learning time in order to meet the required knowledge and skills competencies to enable registration with the NMC as competent to practice in the UK.
Learning Outcomes
On completing the module the student will be able to:

• Provide safe and effective practice in UK practice settings
• Transfer previously learnt knowledge and skills to UK practice settings
• Achieve the competencies and domains as agreed by the NMC
• Engage in learning processes that encourage lifelong learning
Module Content
The UK as a multicultural society
Structure of the NHS and social care services
Relationship between the NHS and the independent sector
Changing the Heath care environment
Practitioner- Client relationships
Patient involvement in the NHS and Independent sectors
Effective communication
Code of professional conduct
Legal framework within which care is delivered
Ethical issues
Clinical governance and how the Council’s standing contribute to this
Research governance
Evidence based practice
Holistic care encompassing health promotion and education
Multidisciplinary team working
Numeracy skills
Study skills
Methods of Teaching/Learning
20 days protected learning time as required by the NMC.
5 days structured observational visits (30 hours)
2 days self directed learning (12 hours)
13 days contact time (78 hours)

The students will be encouraged to identify their own learning styles and previous experiences of being taught. As the module progresses the students will be encouraged to adopt reflective styles, engage in discussion, critical questioning and debate. Study and information technology (IT) skills will be taught as part of this module. Students will be encouraged to consider strategies that foster self-directed learning and plan for life long learning.
Selected Texts/Journals
• Adams L 2001 The role of health authorities in the promotion of health. In Health Promotion professional perspectives Scriven A. Orme J 2nd Ed. Palgrave: Basingstoke.

• Naidoo J, Wills J 1998 Practising Health Promotion: Dilemmas and Challenges. Balliere Tinddall: London.

• Nursing and Midwifery Council 2008 The code of professional conduct NMC: London.

• Nursing and Midwifery Council 2008 Guidelines for records and record keeping NMC: London.

• Nursing and Midwifery Council 2008 Standards for the administration of medicines. MNC: London

• Pollit D, Hungler B 1993 Essentials of Nursing Research J.B.Lippincott: Philadelphia.

• Vydelingum V 2000 South Asian Patients’ lived experiences of acute care in an English Hospital Journal of Advanced Nursing 32 (1) 320-322.

Useful Web Sites

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Department of Health

The clinical governance support team

Commission for Health Improvement

The medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency


Last Updated
27TH JULY 2010