The University of Southampton

NPCG2031 Practice Experience 3

Module Overview

Placement 5

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The practice experience provides a work-based environment to enable you to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills learnt in academic module/s. Modular learning outcomes tested through a practice based assessment. Core attributes and specified essential skills and competencies must be achieved in each practice experience. Required mandatory skills will be identified in your skills log and their practise must be verified in this log.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate using a person-centred approach that recognises and respects service user/carer preferences
  • Use accurate skills of observation during assessment
  • Demonstrate safe and accurate use of diagnostic equipment or tests
  • Accurately interprets signs from assessment and respond appropriately
  • Evaluate care provided to improve clinical decision making, quality and care outcomes
  • Demonstrate achievement of core attributes

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Practice experience is supported by direct supervision from mentors and other professionals. Although you have supernumerary status you are expected to be involved in direct care. Opportunities exist in each practice experience for you to arrange additional experiences to meet your learning needs. Further support is provided through discussion of practice experiences and specific case scenarios during Learning Group meetings with peers and academic tutors.

Total study time320

Resources & Reading list

Essential standards for quality and safety. 

The Code: Standards of conduct performance and ethics for nurses and midwives. 

Essence of Care.

Standards for pre registration nursing education. 

Guidance for the care of Older people. 

The challenge of person-centred care; an inter-professional perspective. 



MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment of Practice 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment of Practice 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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