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NQCG3100 Taught Practice (health visiting and school nursing)

Module Overview

The practice experience provides a work-based environment to enable you to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills learnt in academic module/s Students are fully supported by Health Ed Wessex who pay the tuition fees and their wage.

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 and specified competencies must be achieved in each placement

Learning Outcomes

Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • interact effectively within a team and across agencies where necessary
  • collect and interpret information from a range of sources
  • identify key areas of need and choose appropriate tools/responses for their resolution in a considered manner
  • operate in situations of varying, progressive complexity and predictability requiring the application of a wide range of assessment techniques
  • act professionally while recognising and working within limitations of your knowledge, skills and professional boundaries with minimal supervision or direction, within sphere of practice
Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • work in partnership with children, young people their families, and other professionals
  • Undertake a comprehensive medical and pharmacological history
  • Understand and apply the relevant legislation to the practice of prescribing
  • practice in a manner which promotes and protects the rights of children and young people
  • demonstrate the ability to communicate safely and effectively with children, young people and their families
  • Critically appraise, use sources of information/advise and decision support systems in prescribing practice
  • Understand the influences and ethical considerations that can affect prescribing practice
  • act as an advocate for individuals, groups and communities
  • Understand and apply knowledge of drug actions in prescribing practice

Syllabus

Special Features

Practice experience is an integral part of this module, with a Practice Teacher and/or practice mentor required to support development in the field and to sign off the portfolio. These professionals must be approved and supported by the employer and possess the NMC approved qualification which you are studying to attain (i.e. school nurse, health visitor or sexual health nurse). Additionally you may by be required to be taught and facilitated by a Designated Prescribing Mentor (DPM). Who will assess competence in Prescribing; this will only be necessary if the practice teacher is not a Nurse or Non Medical Prescriber i.e. has completed an approved NMC Mode 1/2 or V100 or V300 Prescribing Programme.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Practice experience is supported by direct supervision from practice teachers, 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 scenarios during Guided Learning Group meetings with peers and academic tutors

TypeHours
Placement487
Total study time487

Resources & Reading list

Nurse Prescribers' Formulary for Community Practitioners (NPF).

Healthy Child Programme 0-19 (2009). Healthy Child Programme 0-19. 

Standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses.

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

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

Standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers.

National Prescribing Centre [NPC]:.

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

All students are seconded from local NHS Trusts. They are all paid a wage. Tuition fees paid by Health Ed Wessex at £8,500 per student.

Formative

Professional conversation

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
AOP portfolio 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
AOP portfolio 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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