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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: NUR2066
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: RALEIGH M Ms (HSC)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability
Throughout the year
Assessment Pattern
Portfolio of Practice Evidence: Part A and Part B

Guidance on the content of the portfolio is given within the portfolio introductory pages. The details of submission dates and content for Part A and Part B are also provided. The guidance for the written component of Part B is also explained on the final page of the portfolio document. If you have any questions regarding these expectations, please ask a member of the module team. Do not leave completion of the portfolio to the final placement or last weeks in practice. It is used to assess your ongoing development in practice
Module Overview
Module Aims
To provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate progression in personal and professional development within an evidence based approach to the delivery and management of care in a variety of settings, using the knowledge gained from the theoretical module in year 3. To develop political awareness, leadership and managerial skills to support the emerging professional roles of self and others. To continue development of the Essential Skills required for entry to the NMC Register of Adult Nursing.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module the student should be able to:

Professional Knowledge and U nderstanding

1. Demonstrate an understanding of how own and others professional image and behaviour impacts upon care
2. Recognise how national policies are implemented in practice in order to reduce health inequalities and improve health, such as NSF recommendations relevant to specific care provision (such as for Long Term Conditions or Older People)
3. Understand how to contribute to learning and support for others by utilising effective communication and demonstration skills, underpinned by a sound evidence base
4. Apply a sound understanding of bio psychosocial factors impacting upon the client/patient and their family whilst assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating care
5. Recognise and understand how to manage factors which influence access to health services for ‘hard to reach groups’ who have complex health needs
6. Utilise evidence of best practice to promote best care and promote health
7. Understand how clinical decision making skills are utilised and analysed in practice

Practice Skills

1. Practice in accordance with the NMC standards and guidelines
2. Participate and contribute to inter-professional, patient/client focussed assessment
3. Demonstrate application of effective infection control in self and in the encouragement of others
4. Demonstrate leadership in the context of patient safety
5. Demonstrate communication skills within a multidisciplinary / agency approach to promote caring relationships and a seamless patient/client journey which reflects the needs of the individual and their carers
6. Contribute to an environment in which user involvement underpins and guides practice development, facilitates patient/client autonomy in the planning, delivery and evaluation of health care
7. Evaluate own practice and that of others in relation to a range of clinical skills with due consideration to the legal, ethical and professional responsibilities of the nurse
8. Demonstrate management and leadership skills by prioritising own work and helping others to prioritise theirs
9. Participate in the management and administration of medications under supervision
10. Demonstrate accurate calculation of medicines in practice (passing the summative practice based assessment with 100%)
11. Continue development of the Essential Skills Clusters (ESCs) required for entry to the NMC Register of Adult Nursing, for completion in the Supervised Practice Module

Values and Attitudes

1. Promote a professional image in all aspects of care delivery
2. Demonstrate the importance of team working with punctuality, reliability and consideration for the roles of others
3. Demonstrate a pro-active approach to learning, taking the opportunity to seek out a variety of experiences that will enable completion of the ESCs
4. Advocate and promote ethical, moral, empathic, cultural and spirituality sensitivity, including respect for the patient/client’s privacy and dignity
5. Respect the contribution of other health care professionals and agencies contributing to care provision

Key Skills

1. Demonstrate self management in planning ahead to meet deadlines
2. Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication in a range of modalities
3. Retrieve information from a variety of sources such as online journals and others
4. Handle numerical information accurately such as fluid balance calculations, medicine calculations, vital signs and others

Module Content
The student will provide evidence through working with patients and clients how they achieved their learning outcomes and build up a portfolio of evidence, in support of achieving the proficiency statements to enter the NMC Register. Working alongside their mentor in a supernumerary status the student will be able to,

Provide and promote a caring environment for individual patients / clients
Demonstrate cultural competence
Demonstrate the formation, maintenance and closure of caring relationships
Participate in inter-agency and inter-professional communication promoting a seamless patient/client journey
Demonstrate effective infection control
Participate in complex dressings using aseptic technique
Be able to participate under supervision and independently in care interventions such as female catheterisation, naso-gastric tube insertion, airway management, intravenous fluid delivery, suture/clip removal and others appropriate to the practice area and role of the mentor
Undertake medicine calculation, administration and management under supervision
Demonstrate management of long term conditions
Participate in undertaking a nutritional assessment and provision of nutrition
Provide and promote a safe environment where care is evidence based
Develop, progress and complete the Essential Skills required for entry to the Adult Branch Register
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Selected Texts/Journals
This is reading that will inform the content you should endeavour to read some of the following:

Barker, J 2009 Evidence Based Practice for Nurses Sage London

Chambers, R and Boath, E 2007 Clinical Effectiveness and Clinical Governance Made Easy
4th edn Radcliffe Medical Press Oxon

Department of Health 2000 The NHS Plan A Plan for Investment A Plan for Reform DH

Melnyk B and Fineout-Overholt E 2010 Evidence Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice 2nd edn Lippinicott Williams
& Wilkins

Moulin, M 2002 Delivering Excellence in Health and Social Care Open University Press

Parkin, P 2009 Managing Change in Health Care Sage London

Peate, I 2007 Becoming a Nurse in the 21st Century Wiley Padstow

Sullivan EJ and Garland G 2010 Practical Leadership and Management in Nursing Pearson
Education Harlow

Thompson, S and Thompson, N 2008 The Critically Reflective Practitioner Palgrave

Burnard P and Gill P 2009 Culture, Communication and Nursing Pearson Education Harlow

Craig JV and Smyth (eds) 2005 The Evidence Based Practice Manual for Nurses 6th edn
Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh

Gatford J and Phillips N 2005 Nursing Calculations 6th edn Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh

Iles, V 2005 Really Managing Health Care 2nd edn Open University Press Maidenhead

Marquis, B and Huston, C 2006 Leadership Roles and Management Functioning in Nursing
5th edn Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins Philadelphia

Martin, V and Henderson, E (eds) 2001 Managing in Health and Social Care Routledge

Senior, B and Fleming J 2006 Organisational Change 3rd edn FT Prentice Hall New Jersey

Sullivan, E and Decker, P 2005 Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing 6th edn
Pearson New Jersey


Cole, GA 2004 Management: Theory and Practice 6th edn Thompson London

Girvin, J 1998 Leadership and Nursing Macmillan Press Basingstoke

Hornby, S and Atkins, J (eds) 2000 Collaborative Care Interprofessional, Interagency
and Interpersonal 2nd edn Blackwell Science

Leddy SK and Hood L 2009 Leddy and Pepper’s Conceptual Bases of Professional
Nursing 7th edn Lippincott Williams % Wilkins

Journal titles

British Journal of Healthcare Management
Harvard Business Review
Journal of Nursing Management
Nursing Management


Last Updated
28TH JULY 2010