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NPCG1019 Practice Experience 2

Module Overview

Please refer to the aims and learning outcomes.

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:

  • describe strategies for team working, with reference to appropriate literature
  • engage actively and effectively in all team activities.
  • take responsibility for professional attitudes and behaviour towards peers and others.
  • begin to develop the skills necessary to effectively  give and receive feedback
  • identify and begin to reflect on the roles and responsibilities of the different professions
  • access, evaluate, select and share information from a range of academic and practice based sources


Each practice learning placement is supported by the electronic assessment of practice portfolio (eAOPP). This gives a clear indication of the learning requirements for each placement.

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.

Placement Hours320
Total study time320

Resources & Reading list

Department of Health Essence of Care (2009).

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

Assessment of Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS).

Key Policy and Guidance to read prior to placement. • Professional Appearance Policy • Rostering Students Clinical Hours Policy • Position Statement Supernumerary Status • Guidance for Students on Raising Concerns • Dual reporting of incidents in practice • Medicines Management Guidelines

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 2015 The Code for professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives.

Further NMC Guidance. • 2010 Standards for pre-registration nursing education London: NMC: • 2007 Standards for medicines management London: NMC:

Dougherty L (2015) The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures.

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



Clinical practice


MethodPercentage contribution
Clinical practice 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Clinical practice 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

The funding to support student learning in practice is negotiated by the Faculty as part of the Practice Partner Agreement with Health Education Wessex and our practice learning partners across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. If you are an NHS commissioned student who has to undertake a practice placement you may be entitled to have the cost of journeys between your term-time residence and the practice placement site (which is not part of your University), reimbursed. Practice placement involves training in hospitals or community health services rather than a classroom. The daily cost of travel to the practice placement site must be greater than the normal daily travel cost from your term-time residence to college. You are advised to contact NHS Bursary if you need to clarify your eligibility to claim for travel expenses. You can obtain further information about practice learning and travel costs on the pre-registration programmes Blackboard site:

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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