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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC2280 Professional Practice 2

20 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Mandy Driffield

Taught: 1 Feb to 31 Jan (12mth) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as a discovery module


Exercise personal responsibility and work independently within defined parameters of practice, taking the initiative in a variety of situations and performing a range of clinical and care skills consistent with the roles, responsibilities and professional values of a nursing associate.

Learning outcomes
- Understand the role of the nursing associate, as part of inter-professional/multi-disciplinary teams.
- Act as a role model for the profession
- Critically reflect on how health inequalities impact on the health of the population and wider society.
- Understand and have the ability to explain issues relating to medicines management including; individual legal responsibility, personal accountability and regulatory requirements.
- Use sound numeracy skills for medicines management and sound literacy skills to record/document accurately interventions/episodes of administration of medicines, including legal responsibilities.
- Demonstrate the ability to raise health risks for discussion with individuals and offer health promotion advice.
- Use decision making and problem solving skills to deliver quality patient care
-Demonstrate the skills to communicate complex, sensitive information and stressing information in a sensitive manner.


- Have an understanding of a complex communication skills and the opportunity to practice these using a variety of methods to help inform practice
- Decision making and problem solving skills and the application to practice
- Develop skills regarding medicines management, including numeracy and documentation.
- Have the underpinning knowledge to offer health promotion advice to a range of patients in a range of settings.

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
Independent online learning hours55.00
Private study hours100.00
Total Contact hours45.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

The modules on this programme are delivered by block teaching which distributes the teaching over a number of days/weeks using a combination of Lectures, Seminars, Workshops and Tutorials.

This module aims to provide the student with the knowledge to administer medication adhering to local and national policies, professional standards and ethical practice.
The students will develop their communication skills to encompass complex and sensitive information, including personalised health promotion advice.
The students will be encouraged to complete guided study packages and blended learning and undertake relevant research to support this learning.
Independent on-line learning
Accessing and engaging with VLE resources 55
Private study
Completion of guided study and blended learning activity 60
Assignment and presentation preparation 40

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will have the opportunity to engage with online materials for medicine management and calculations which offer immediate feedback. Students will also be provided with bespoke mathematics tuition which is healthcare specific.

Methods of assessment

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

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2,500 words50.00
AssignmentCoursework notes50.00
In-course Assessment1 hour exam graded pass/fail0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Students must achieve a minimum of 40% for the Essay and the Poster Presentation to pass the module. Students must acheive 100% in the in-course exam to pass this module

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:23:12


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