20 credits at level HE6
Enabling the practitioner to develop clinical skills within the context of the specialist area of practice following the principles set out by the NMC (2002) Code of Professional Coduct.
The module will seek to develop confidence and competence in the chosen area, with application of college-based learning to clinical practice, to facilitate progression in developing knowledge and clinical skills to enhance nursing care and programme management.
Scope of Professional Practice;
Ethical/Legal issues of managing clinical care;
Legislation governing frameworks for intervention e.g. in mental health and Patient Group Directives;
National Service Frameworks/local/national intervention strategies & policy;
Specific areas of care and programme management – link to learning contracts/community profile;
For example:- sexual & reproductive health, diabetes, respiratory, wound management, palliative care, immunisation & vaccination, management of depression, coronary heart disease;
Selective input regarding:
Anatomy & Physiology
100 Hours Practice Based Experience
This includes the development of a learning contract, meeting the outcomes through educational visits to other organisations, shadowing, working with other practitioners to gain experience, attending in-service training to increase knowledge, skills and competence and reflection upon practice on the achievement of learning outcomes through practice based experience.
100 Hours College Based Learning
Classroom sessions - 35hours (14 x 2.5)
This includes lectures, contributions from external specialists in the chosen area to be explored, case study analysis, problem solving and development of a learning contract.
Self directed study:- 65hours
This includes problem-based learning, preparation for assigned work and library time.
This module is assessed by a learnig contract and practice based course work.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Critically examine and utilise themes and concepts of health promotion and clinical care in relation to the area of specialist practice.||Display that practice development is underpinned by critical integration of appropriate concepts, theories and values.|
|2.||Critically evaluate and as appropriate contribute to management of clinical care when developing strategies to meet the health needs of specific client groups.||Identify other participants in the care process and initiates effective working relationships.|
|3.||Take a proactive approach to the management of clinical care for specific client groups, through autonomous and co-operative practice and the demonstration of higher levels in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care process.||Display evidence of use and evaluation of all stages of the nursing process.|
|4.||Compare, contrast and evaluate intervention strategies to meet the specific health needs of clients, patients, groups and families.||Display that practice development is based upon explicit analysis of evidence of health need and evidence-based practice.|
|5.||Take responsibility for identifying with key stakeholders an aspect of clinical practice to be developed to meet a defined health care need through application of clinical skills and the management of care.||Negotiate with your Pathway Leader and Mentor/Practice Educator/Line Manager/ appropriate clinical colleagues the selection of an aspect of clinical practice in respect of your individual learning needs for skill development.|
|6.||Negotiate with others access to learning resources, teaching and assessment to develop and validate competence at an agreed level.||
Justify the aspect of clinical practice in terms of health care need.
Develop a Learning Contract including profile of clinical skills in relation to those required and evidence of competence.
|7.||Display higher levels of proficiency in the key skills appropriate to the Health Studies/Nursing graduate: including team skills and leadership, problem solving; respect of user and carer experience; numeracy;
oral and written communication and information and communication technology.
Demonstrate problem solving through the adoption of 'new ways of working' and application of skills to new situations or application of new skills to familiar or unfamiliar situations.
Evidence oral and written communication in negotiation and documentation of learning and skill development across clinical and college settings.
Recognise that service users are central to care delivery and accknowledge that they will be recognised as 'expert patients' as appropriate.
Display team skills through working with others to identify need and develop skills/services to deliver care.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Learning Contract The Learning Contract will focus the context of the module, based upon negotiation of specific learning needs of the practitioner within their own area of practice. This will include critical incident analysis / reflection of 1,500 words AND Assessment of clinical skills as specified within the learning contract.||Assignment 2,500 words Specific programme of clinical intervention, within which the students will demonstrate their developing skills and knowledge in providing and managing clinical care within the NMC (2002) Code of Conduct.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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Chambers R, Wakley G and Chambers S (2001) Tackling Teenage Pregnancy: Sex,Culture and Needs, Radclife Medical Press, Abingdon
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The modernisation agency
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Walsh M Crumbie A and Reveley S (1999) Nurse Practitioner’s Clinical Skills And Professional Issues, Butterworth Heinemann
Woods L (2000/01) The Enigma Of Advanced Nursing Practice, Mark Allen Publishing
|Host Subject Group:||Health, Social and Community Studies|
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