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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: NUR2076
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: HUGHES T Mrs (HSC)
Number of credits: 60 Number of ECTS credits: 30
Module Availability
Semester 1
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 at each submission 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 to be used to assess your ongoing development in practice.
Module Overview
Module Aims
To provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate personal and professional development within an evidence based approach to care in a variety of settings, applying the knowledge gained from the theoretical modules in year two. To commence the development and demonstration of the Essentials Skills required for entry to the Child Branch Nursing Register
Learning Outcomes
Professional Practice Skills

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

1. Practice in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards and Guidelines and demonstrate a basic knowledge of professional regulations and self-regulation.
2. Recognise and respond to basic physical care needs of the child.
3. Identify the fundamental emotional needs of the child and family.
4. Demonstrate an awareness of the significance of play.
5. Identify factors associated with a safe environment and respond appropriately.
6. Develop positive relationships with families and carers contributing to the philosophy of Family Centred Care.
7. Demonstrate collaborative working with members of the multidisciplinary team to deliver a seamless service of care with reference to protecting children or child mental health issues.
8. Participate in activities that demonstrate an understanding of local and national policy drivers for care, such as the National Service Framework and Essence of care.
9. Select and teach an appropriate skill or health promotion activity to a parent, child or other health professional, demonstrating the underpinning teaching and learning theories.
10. Demonstrate the significance of contributing towards child and family records in order to maintain accurate and contemporary contracts of care whilst ensuring confidentiality.
11. Demonstrate an awareness of the framework for safeguarding children.
12. Demonstrate the ability to assess, interpret data, plan, implement and evaluate holistic care for a child and family maintaining safety and confidentiality.
13. Demonstrate the safe storage and administration of medicines in accordance with legal, professional and local policies.
14. Give children and families information regarding their pharmacological interventions facilitating informed consent.
15. Demonstrate a range of essential clinical skills in order to address the holistic needs of the child and family.

Values and attitudes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate effective communication skills with infants, children, young people, their families and other health care professionals whilst recognising their rights and maintaining confidentiality.
2. Demonstrate ethical, moral, empathic, spiritual and cultural sensitivity in relation to all aspects of care for infants, children, young people and their families.
3. Recognise the effect of own values and that of others when interacting with children and families.

Key skills

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

1. Demonstrate the organisational skills necessary to plan ahead for the delivery of care to infants, children, young people and their families and one’s own development.
2. Demonstrate progressive development of appropriate professional communication within a range of modalities.

Module Content
The student will provide evidence through work with patients and clients in both Primary and Secondary care of how they achieved their learning outcomes (see assessment of practice portfolio documentation). They will also practice a range of essential nursing skills within a variety of settings including the patient’s home. Working alongside their mentor, in a supernumerary status the student will develop an evidenced based approach to care. The student will embrace the concept of team working including communicating with relatives and carers. Working in a variety of settings should enable the student to build up a portfolio of evidence in support of achieving the proficiency statements.

Linking Theory to Practice
As advised within all taught sessions, you need to consider the theory learned and apply this to the practice you experience. Regularly discuss with your mentor your understanding of how the theory applies to practice to ensure you are making these links.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Selected Texts/Journals
British Medical Association, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmasists Group 2008 BNF for Children BMJ Publishing, London

Department of Health 2004 National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services HMSO London

Gatford J D, Phillips N 2006 Nursing Calculations 7th Edn. Churchill Livingstone, London

Glasper A, Richardson J (eds) 2006 A textbook of children’s and young people’s nursing Churchill Livingstone, London

Nursing and Midwifery Council 2004 Guidelines for the Administration of Medicines NMC London

Nursing and Midwifery Council 2004 Guidelines for Records and record Keeping NMC London

Smith L, Bradstow M, Coleman V (eds) 2002 Family Centred Care: Concept, Theory and Practice Palgrave, Basingstoke

Trigg E Mohammed T A (Eds) 2006 Practices in Children’s Nursing: Guidelines for Hospital and Community Second Edition Churchill Livingstone London


Department of Health 1991 Welfare of Children and Young People in Hospital HMSO London

Department of Health 2003: Action on Good Practice Following the Victoria Climbie Report: What to do if you’re worried a Child is being abused. HMSO London

Department of Health 2001 Seeking consent: working with children. Dept of Health publications

Journal titles
Paediatric Nursing
Journal of Child Health Care
Archive of Childhood Diseases
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Child: Care Health and Development

Web sites

Last Updated
28TH JULY 2010