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NPCG3130 Practice Experience 7

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
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.

TypeHours
Placement Hours320
Total study time320

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. 

Department of Health (2010). Essence of Care London. 

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

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

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

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

Assessment of Practice Document (AOP) You will have an AOP document which should be shared with your mentor throughout the practice experience. This forms the basis of regular discussions of learning needs and also ensures records of achievement are completed regularly. Each practice experience requires an assessment. The assessment must be carried out by a qualified mentor. The assessment should usually involve one assessor (mentor) and one student but may include other assessors (e.g. new mentor being supervised). Sufficient time should be set aside to complete the assessment. Assessments should be carried out within the context of practice so that evidence of skills, attitudes and knowledge is captured. It may be appropriate to use a combination of assessment methods e.g. questioning and/or direct observation. Questioning allows the mentor to assess knowledge and attitudes, whilst observation measures accuracy of practice and level of autonomy. Interim review: Formative assessment As part of the assessment for the module, mentors will complete a formative (practice) assessment using P7 assessment: Inter-professional co ordination of care in the AOP document. Results will be discussed with you at the time of completion to ensure timely feedback so that where identified, there are opportunities to improve prior to the summative assessment. Where learning needs are identified, feedback should be delivered with sensitivity and in a manner which will enhance learning. Learning needs should be made explicit in the comments section and should be written by both student and mentor following the assessment. Final Review: Summative assessment Near to the end of the practice experience (or at least following a minimum of four weeks in one practice area) a summative assessment is completed of the P7 assessment: Inter-professional co ordination of care in the AOP document. Results will be discussed with you at the time of completion to ensure timely feedback. Where learning needs are identified, feedback should be delivered with sensitivity and in a manner which will enhance learning. Comments should be written by both student and mentor following the assessment. If a fail is recorded, any learning needs must be documented and made explicit in the comments section

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment of Practice 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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