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HECS5286M Consolidating Fields of Practice

30 creditsClass Size: 50

If you are applying for a stand-alone Masters level module please note you must meet either the general University entry criteria or the specific module pre-requisite for this level of study.

Module manager: Paula Mayo
Email: p.mayo@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Sep to Aug View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students must meet criteria for entry to MSc Nursing with Registration Programme

Module replaces

HECS5229M Preparing for Registration

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

The purpose of this module is to develop critical thinking and decision making skills in preparation for clinical practice as a post-graduate qualified nurse. It will include critical evaluation of concepts important in contemporary nursing practice and will explore the links between current healthcare policy, professional regulation and issues such as ethics and advocacy. Research led teaching will feature within the module as students will apply critical thinking skills in order to analyse and evaluate arguments in published work or arguments made as part of everyday discourse. Students will also be equipped with the skills to analyse policy and to understand the relevance to current practice both nationally and internationally. Students pharmacological knowledge and skills will also be developed further within this module to enable them to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all aspects of drug administration including, absorption, excretion, dose, adverse reactions, drug interactions and understanding the laws and legal requirements governing storage, prescribing, dispensing, administration and disposal of controlled drugs.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will be able to:
1. Evaluate the role of the health care professional in identifying and managing ethical and legal issues that arise within clinical practice.
2. Critically consider critical thinking skills in order to analyse and evaluate arguments in published work or arguments made as part of everyday discourse
3. Critically appraise and evaluate different theories of clinical decision making applied to nursing practice
4. Critically evaluate strategies for communicating effectively in challenging situations
5. Evaluate current national and international health policy and explore its impact upon national and international healthcare practice.
6. Confidently debate a range of selected practice situations and limitations of current thinking which challenge professional boundaries
7. Critically appraise approaches to professional learning and reflection
8. Evaluate the components of an effective curriculum vitae
9. Critically explore and reflect upon personal abilities at conducting oral presentations and interview skills.
10. Effectively discuss the principles that affect the absorption, distribution and excretion of drugs
11. Critically evaluate the different factors governing the route and administration of various drugs and the mechanisms of adverse drug reactions
12. Critically discuss strategies to maximise a person’s ability to manage their medicines at home.
13. Critically analyse service user and care led evaluation of service provision across health and social care settings
14. Students will complete a maximum of 50 simulated practice hours or equivalent and a minimum of 744 clinical practice hours.
15. Complete the NMC competencies, elements, skills log and EU directives required for entry onto the professional register

Skills outcomes
Creative thinking, clinical decision making skills, care of the child/adult experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, management of the deteriorating patient, drug prescription and calculation skills, - acute and chronic pain assessment, medicines management and administration, storage and use of controlled drugs, nebuliser therapy, communication skills , breaking bad news, Exploration of professional and therapeutic boundaries, core conditions including empathy, listening and attending


Syllabus

Generic:
Clinical Decision making theory and skills
Critical thinking skills
Communication in challenging situations
Emotional intelligence in management of self and others
Managing ethical and legal issues arising from clinical practice
Influence of national and international research and policy on practice
Service user voice in evaluation of service provision
Supporting learners
Reflection
Medicines Act
Numeracy skills in relation to medicines management
CV writing
Presentation skills
Interview techniques
Clinical Skills - Moving and Handling, BLS updates
Students will be required to complete a minimum of 787 practice hours of which a maximum of 100 can be achieved via simulated practice.

Adult:
Influences of ethical practice, current legislation, policy and professional regulation within adult field of nursing
Patient advocacy
Management of the adult experiencing a medical emergency
Changing face of adult nursing and adult health needs
Genetics in adult nursing
Mechanisms of pain
Pain alleviation
Barriers to effective pain control
Managing the deteriorating patient
Inclusion and empowerment of adult service user carers
Pharmacodynamics/pharmacovigilance/pharmokinetics
Safe drug use, actions and reactions in clinical practice
Drug compliance and concordance
Patient Group Directions
Clinical management plans and other forms of prescribing
Clinical skills - acute and chronic pain assessment, medicines management and administration, storage and use of controlled drugs, nebuliser therapy, communication skills , breaking bad news

Child:
Influences of ethical practice, current legislation, policy and professional regulation within child field of nursing
Child and young person advocacy
Management of the child experiencing a medical emergency
Changing face of child nursing and adult health needs
Genetics in children's nursing
Inclusion and empowerment of child and family service user carers
Children and young people's rights
Pharmacodynamics/pharmacovigilance/pharmokinetics
Safe drug use, actions and reactions in clinical practice
Drug compliance and concordance
Patient Group Directions
Clinical management plans and other forms of prescribing
Clinical skills - acute and chronic pain assessment, medicines management and administration, storage and use of controlled drugs, nebuliser therapy, communication skills , breaking bad news

Mental Health:
Influences of ethical practice, current legislation, policy and professional regulation within mental health field of nursing
Patient advocacy for those with a mental illness
Management of mental health emergencies
Changing face of mental health nursing and mental health needs
Genetics related to mental health
Inclusion and empowerment of mental health service user carers
Lone working
Complex mental health needs
Acute and forensic care
Offending behaviours and mental health care
Mental Health Act - Acute and Forensic settings
Psychodynamic perspective
Sexual abuse
Suicide
Self-harm
Personality disorder
Dual diagnosis
Alcohol/drug dependence
Pharmacodynamics/pharmacovigilance/pharmokinetics
Safe drug use, actions and reactions in clinical practice
Drug compliance and concordance
Patient Group Directions
Clinical management plans and other forms of prescribing
Clinical Skills - Exploration of professional and therapeutic boundaries, core conditions including empathy, listening and attending.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Clinical Sessions1001.00100.00
Clinical Practice6871.00687.00
Lecture62.0012.00
Seminar182.0036.00
Independent online learning hours30.00
Private study hours372.00
Total Contact hours835.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)1,237.00

Private study

These hours meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Independent on-line learning for the adult and child students will include an online assessment of the principles and practice of pain assessment and management. For all students it will include completing a variety of different pre-session activities such as reading around the subject, completion of questionnaire/quizzes and independent literature searching. Safemedicate will also be available for independent learning of numeracy skills

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored via their attendance at the taught sessions, completion of the on-line learning packages and their contribution to the class and simulated practice activities.
Medicine management and maths/drug calculation proficiency are a key component of the NMC competencies and therefore resources to aid development of these skills will be made available in semesters 1, 2a and 2b via Safemedicate programme where students can undertake practice papers. The Safemedicate programme will also provide feedback to the students on correct and incorrect answers which will further develop their learning.
Students will also be guided to the skills@library maths support.
In addition students will be monitored and supported with numeracy and drug calculations in clinical practice by an NMC qualified mentor and written feedback given via the practice assessment documents.
Students will receive on-going feedback from their NMC qualified mentor and Sign off mentor, as well as other clinical staff during their placement. This will be formalised through the PAD document interview schedule (initial, intermediate and final interview).
Academic support will be in accordance with the School of Healthcare recommendations.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3000 words70.00
PresentationVerbal presentation (15 minutes)30.00
PortfolioEU Portfolio - 100% complete (Pass/Fail)0.00
Placement AssessmentPractice Assessment Document (Stage 3) (Pass/Fail)0.00
AssignmentOngoing Record of Achievement (Pass/Fail)0.00
AssignmentClinical Skills Workbook (Pass/Fail)0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

There is no compensation between the elements of assessment. There is no compensation between the essay and numeracy exam and the Practice Assessment Documents and EU portfolio The essay will assess learning outcomes 1 - 5, 11 The verbal presentation will assess learning outcomes 6 - 7 Online numeracy examination will assess learning outcomes 8 - 10 Practice assessment document will assess learning outcome 12 Ongoing achievement record, EU portfolio and clinical skills workbook are all NMC professional requirements.


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)0.00

The numeracyexam is a Pass/Fail component. The pass mark for the online numeracy examination will be 100% and in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council rules and regulations students will be required to pass 100% of the medicines management essential skills clusters in the Practice Assessment Document. The assessment of this module incorporates theoretical assessment and assessment of clinical practice and includes the requirement for 100% accuracy in the numeracy exam in relation to drug calculations to comply with the NMC requirements for entry to the register.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/12/2018 16:33:09

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