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NPCG3015 Practice Experience 5

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 in a professional manner
  • interact effectively within a team
  • 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 complexity & predictability requiring the application of a wide range of techniques
  • act autonomously, with minimal supervision or direction, within professional guidelines
Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • work in partnership with people, their families, carers and other professionals.
  • work within ethical and legal frameworks, recognise the need for advocacy and competently act as advocate when required or ensures access to independent advocacy
  • demonstrate understanding of the roles of others in inter-professional care and accurately select and prioritize professionals/services/ agencies to support people’s care delivery
  • demonstrate correct organisational procedures for referral and effectively communicate service-users care needs when referring to other health professionals/services/agencies
  • reflect and evaluate planned inter-professional service provision, acknowledging limitations and identifying areas to improve service-users experience 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 time300

Resources & Reading list

NMC (2008). The Code: Standards of conduct performance and ethics for nurses and midwives. 

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

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

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

Department of Health (2010). Essence of Care. 

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



MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment of Practice 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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