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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

HECS1098 Theory and Practice Module 1

40 creditsClass Size: 300

Module manager: Jo Lay
Email: j.lay@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Programme entry criteria

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This is the first theory and practice module within the programme which will be shared by adult, child and mental health nurses. It will have generic and field specific content and introduce the student to the integration of theory for clinical practice. It will explore the nature and definitions of nursing, its professional regulation and develop essential clinical skills.

Objectives

This is the first theory and practice module within the programme which will be shared by adult, child and mental health nurses. It will have generic and field specific content and introduce the student to the integration of theory for clinical practice. It will explore the nature and definitions of nursing, its professional regulation and develop essential clinical skills.

Particular attention will be made to the needs of vulnerable people and the learner's responsibility for safe guarding. Students will also develop their knowledge of and skills in utilising a range of methods of effective communication with service users and carers that enables them to provide effective person-centred care.

Research led teaching will be utilised to introduce students to core skills that will ensure they are able to meet essential needs for service users and carers. Content will enable students to meet generic competencies and work towards the essential skills required at level 1 and also introduce concepts that are specific to their field of practice.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module the students will:

Professional Values:
- Demonstrate ability to practice in accordance with the recognised professional, ethical and legal frameworks that guide nursing practice, recognising own limitations.

Nursing Practice and Decision Making:
- Demonstrate competence in a proportion (approximately 2/3rds) of the NMC competencies, elements and skills log required for year 1 pre-registration nursing first progression point outcomes. Work towards evidence of achievement of EU directives.
- Demonstrate awareness of the principles of systematic approaches to care, and explain how evidence can be used to inform decision making in clinical care to meet essential physical and mental health needs for service users and carers.
- Develop proficiency through simulation in a range of clinical skills in preparation for practice
- Explain the basic principles of medicines management and demonstrate how to administer medications safely under supervision in accordance with NMC guidelines
- Have explored the nature and definitions of nursing.
- Demonstrate how to recognise potentially vulnerable people and explain the concept of safeguarding and how it relates to vulnerable people

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
- Have developed a range of communication methods and be able to utilise these in a variety of patient documentation records to ensure safe, effective person centred care and recognise when to consult a third party.

Leadership, management and Team Working:
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a member of the team
- Be introduced to the concept of research led teaching where students learn about the literature and evidence base for nursing practice

Skills outcomes
Students will develop a range of effective communication methods and generic competencies/essential skills required at level 1 and these link directly to the NMC stage 1 progression point.


Syllabus

While students will be exposed to some taught contact time and clinical skills practice within the classroom much of the content and learning for this module will be achieved through clinical practice placements.

Generic:
Definitions of nursing, nursing frameworks and holism
The NMC, 'The Code' and the 'Guide for student's professional conduct'
Assessment and care planning
Clinical skills including: assessment & measurement of temperature, pulse, respiration, BP, BLS, hand hygiene and PPE, source isolation, moving & handling, meeting hygiene needs, elimination needs, pressure area care, immobility, nutrition and feeding
(Asepsis as a more complex skill will be taught in HECS 1099 T&P 2 semester 2b)
Verbal and non-verbal communication skills
Introduce key concepts of decision making
Admission assessment / discharge planning, record keeping and data protection.
Informed consent
Introduction to safe medicines management and administration.
Safeguarding service users and carers
Introduction to conflict resolution
First aid principles
Introduction to practice requirements, assessment, documentation and the EU directives.
Students will gain 525 hours of clinical practice in this module and will usually be on placement for 4 days per week.
Reflection on practice will be developed through regular guided sessions throughout the module which will help students develop knowledge and skills required to address the module assessment placements.

Students will begin to achieve learning to meet EU directives through simulated practice and clinical visits.

Field Specific:

Adult
Meeting the specific hygiene needs, elimination needs, pressure area care, immobility, nutrition and feeding of the child, adolescents and young adults, the pregnant woman, the older adult, adults with learning difficulties and / or mental health problems. Introduce key concepts of risk assessment e.g. falls, infection, adverse events
There will be no more than 35 hours of simulated practice which will include aspects of practice such as assessment, administration of medicines, urinalysis, first aid, feeding, personal care, oral care, documentation.

Child
Family centred care
Meeting the specific hygiene needs, elimination needs, pressure area care, immobility, nutrition and feeding of infants, children and young people
Basic life support in infants and children
Breastfeeding and weaning
Care of the neonate excluding those requiring intensive care
There will be no more than 35 hours of simulated practice which will include aspects of practice such as urinalysis, bed baths, baby baths, mouth care, record keeping, first aid.

Mental Health
Meeting the specific hygiene needs, elimination needs, pressure area care, immobility, nutrition and feeding of child, adolescents and young adults, the pregnant woman, the older adult, adults with learning difficulties and/or mental health problems. Introduce key concepts of risk assessment e.g. falls, infection, adverse events.
Self-awareness, using own narrative as a lifeline/personal journey
Values, attitudes, and beliefs
Emotional impact of self on own practice and professional boundaries
Person-centred care
Introduction to the 10 Essential Shared Capabilities (DH 2004) that underpin mental health practice with exploration of values-based practice.
There will be no more than 35 hours of simulated practice which will include aspects of practice such as assessment, administration of medicines, urinalysis, first aid, feeding, personal care, oral care, documentation.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Clinical Practice4961.00496.00
Lecture61.006.00
Practical42.008.00
Practical101.0010.00
Simulated Practice451.0045.00
Tutorial182.0036.00
Independent online learning hours30.00
Private study hours60.00
Total Contact hours601.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)691.00

Private study

The students will be provided with learning resources to support taught sessions. All resources and reading lists will be accessed via the VLE.

Students will be directed to guided study; the philosophy will be to create an environment of blended learning.

Clinical skills acquisition will be supported with materials and examples from the learning zone e.g. breast feeding.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Academic support for academic work will provide formative feedback in accordance with School of Healthcare guidelines.

Students will be able to develop confidence in clinical skills through simulated practice with opportunities to gain feedback on performance from peers and tutors during the session.

Students will have a NMC qualified mentor when out in practice who will give on-going feedback on performance as well as through the formalised process of the interview schedule (initial, intermediate and final) within the PAD. Skills acquisition is recorded within the OAR skills log.


Monitoring of Progress:
Students will be monitored through the practice assessment documents. Students will complete 6 days of non-assessed clinical practice in Semester 1 where they will complete a formative booklet to guide their written essay to be submitted mid Semester 2a. The placement will occur in Semester 2a. If a student fails to achieve an element within a placement due to lack of opportunity, an action plan will be developed to ensure that it is achieved. Reflection on practice tutorial groups will enable scope for feedback on clinical placement issues and making links between the theoretical learning and application to practice.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2500 words100.00
PortfolioPractice Assessment Document (Pass/Fail)0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The 2500-word assignment requires the students to "Demonstrate respect for a service user or carer". They will then utilise their reflections and feedback from the service user, peer or mentor to write an essay on their understanding of the situation, their response, their reflections and their plan of how they will use what they have learned to inform their practice in the next module. The students are also required to undertake and successfully pass their clinical placement and complete practice documentation. There is no compensation between elements. Students who fail to achieve the relevant practice standards or to complete their documents as per the checklist for each placement will incur a fail The Practice Assessment Documentation for year 1 will need to be completed and submitted in week 37.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:37:15

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