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NPCG1018 Practice Experience (1)

Module Overview

Please refer to the aims and learning outcomes

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The practice experience provides a work-based experience to enable you to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills learnt in academic module/s and work towards achieving NMC competencies by the end of the programme. Modular learning outcomes must be achieved in each practice experience. These will be demonstrated through a practice based assessment. Some of these learning outcomes will become core attributes and will be tested in each subsequent practice experience. In addition, 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 under supervision safe, basic person centred care which meets people’s essential care needs.
  • promote a professional image in behaviour and appearance at all times
  • Demonstrate adherence to organisational requirements for hygiene, uniform and dress code in order to limit, prevent and control infection.
  • Demonstrate regular, punctual attendance and have knowledge of, or show application of organisational procedures for reporting absence from your practice experience.
  • Recognise and work within limitations of your knowledge, skills and professional boundaries.
  • demonstrate reflective skills when evaluating own practice • communicate effectively with others appropriate to situation • work effectively with others as a member of a group and meet professional expectations of mentor and others • evaluate own strengths and weaknesses • act with limited autonomy under direction or supervision of others within defined guidelines.

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 practice learning 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 time225

Resources & Reading list

Essential standards for quality and safety. 

Childs, L.L., Coles, L. and Marjoram, B. (2009). Essential Skills Clusters for Nursing: Theory for Practice. 

Faculty of Health Sciences (2009). Uniform Policy Southampton. 

Faculty of Health Sciences (2008). Absence reporting procedures. 

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

Local policies for absence reporting, uniform policy where student is in placement should also be followed. 

Taylor, B (2010). Reflective practice for healthcare professionals: a practical guide. 

Essence of Care.



MethodPercentage contribution
Completion of electronic Assessment of Practice Document for Placement 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Completion of electronic Assessment of Practice Document for Placement 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Travel Costs for placements

Students are responsible for the upfront costs of travel to and from their clinical placement area, which may or may not be claimed back from the NHS Student Bursaries Unit, depending on their residency status and individual financial circumstances.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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