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NPCG2032 Practice Experience 4

Module Overview

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

Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • communicate effectively with others appropriate to situation report in a clear concise manner
  • interact effectively with others giving and receiving information. develop efficient professional working relationships
Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • describe strategies for team working, with reference to appropriate literature
  • demonstrate the ability to assess service users care needs, safely prioritize and manage your workload.
  • articulate reasons for prioritisation of care choices
  • act with increasing autonomy.
  • take responsibility in the planning and delivery of care with minimum direction.
  • provide a personalised approach to care and accurately identify changing care needs and respond appropriately
  • demonstrate safe and effective practice in medicines administration and management
  • demonstrate understanding of legal and ethical frameworks relating to safe administration of medicines in practice.
  • give a verbal report of service users care needs at handover to demonstrate appropriate and safe professional communication skills in practice
  • 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.

TypeHours
Placement Hours320
Total study time320

Resources & Reading list

Department of Health (2010). Essence of Care. 

NMC (2015). The Code: Standards of conduct performance and ethics for nurses and midwives. 

NMC (2009). Guidance for the care of Older people. 

Koubel, G., & Bungay, H. (2008). The challenge of person-centred care; an inter-professional perspective. 

NMC (2010). Standards for pre registration nursing education. 

Care Quality Commission (2010). Essential standards for quality and safety. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment of Practice 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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