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NQCG3098 Consolidated Practice

Module Overview

Practice Experience is supported by indirect supervision from a practice teacher/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 Guided Discovery Learning Group meetings with peers and academic tutors.

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 essential skills in each practice experience

Learning Outcomes


• Surveillance and assessment of the population’s health and wellbeing • Collaborative working for health & wellbeing • Working with, and for, communities to improve health and wellbeing • Developing health programmes and services and reducing inequalities • Policy and strategy development and implementation to improve health and wellbeing • Research and development to improve health and wellbeing • Promoting and protecting the population’s health and wellbeing • Developing quality and risk management within an evaluative culture • Strategic leadership for health and wellbeing • Ethically managing self, people and resources to improve health and wellbeing

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).

Learning and Teaching

Placement Hours370
Total study time370

Resources & Reading list

NMC (2004) Standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses. London: NMC. 

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

Department of Health [DH] (2009) Healthy Child Programme 0-19.London DH Publications.. 

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

NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement: NHS Leadership Framework.



Interim Examination


MethodPercentage contribution
Clinical practice 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: External

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