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NQCG3100 Taught Practice (Health Visiting and School Nursing)

Module Overview

The practice experience provides a work-based environment to enable you to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills learnt in academic module/s Students are fully supported by Health Ed Wessex who pay the tuition fees and their wage. Repeats are not permitted for this module.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • work in partnership with children, young people their families, and other professionals
  • Undertake a comprehensive medical and pharmacological history
  • practice in a manner which promotes and protects the rights of children and young people
  • Understand and apply the relevant legislation to the practice of prescribing
  • demonstrate the ability to communicate safely and effectively with children, young people and their families
  • Critically appraise, use sources of information/advise and decision support systems in prescribing practice
  • act as an advocate for individuals, groups and communities
  • Understand the influences and ethical considerations that can affect prescribing practice
  • Understand and apply knowledge of drug actions in prescribing practice



Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Practice experience is supported by direct supervision from practice teachers, 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 scenarios during Guided Learning Group meetings with peers and academic tutors

Total study time487

Resources & Reading list

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

A Competency Framework for all Prescribers .

Standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers - these have now been replaced by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Framework for all Prescribers.

The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates.

Healthy Child Programme 0-19 (2009). Healthy Child Programme 0-19. 

NICE Medicines and Prescribing - Improving health and social care through evidence-based guidance.

Nurse Prescribers' Formulary for Community Practitioners (NPF).


Assessment Strategy

All students are seconded from local NHS Trusts. They are all paid a wage. Tuition fees paid by Health Ed Wessex at £8,500 per student.


Professional conversation


MethodPercentage contribution
AOP portfolio %
Drug calculation examination %
Written exam 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
AOP portfolio %
Drug calculation examination %
Written exam 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: External

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