Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 16/05/2017
College College Medicine and Den Sci
School Institute of Clinical Sciences
Department Nursing
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Nurs. Nursing Full-time
Programme Code 518C
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme A graduate awarded Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) of the programme will have developed an understanding of a diverse and complex body of knowledge, some of it at the current boundaries of the discipline. Research, including the development of critical awareness and evidence-based practice, is a strong theme throughout the programme. Students are encouraged to develop skills of critical reflection and to challenge existing health care practices.

Our learning and teaching strategies facilitate the acquisition of clinical decision making and problem solving skills and engender a culture of independent and lifelong learning. By means of this the graduate will have developed analytical techniques that can be applied in many areas of healthcare.

The graduate will be able to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions, to reach sound judgements, generate new ideas and to communicate effectively. Moreover, graduates should have the qualities needed for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal / professional responsibility, and decision-making in complex and unpredictable circumstances.

Our aims for the programme are:
I. To develop nurses who are safe, innovative and accountable practitioners who demonstrate a consistently high standard of clinical competence in a variety of health care settings

II. To develop nurses who practise in a compassionate, respectful and culturally competent manner ensuring that those in their care maintain their dignity and autonomy

III. To develop nurses who work in partnerships with service users, carers and other professionals involved in health and social care

IV. To enable students to benefit fully from a university education which fosters their personal, intellectual, social and political awareness and which enables them to reflect upon and challenge practice and to contribute positively both to their profession and to society

V. To develop nurses who will provide professional leadership in care giving, promote healthy lifestyles and contribute positively towards the public health agenda recognising how social factors and environments impact on health and wellbeing

VI. To create a life-long interest in learning and in the continuing professional development of self and others

VII. To develop nurses who are research aware and who demonstrate the ability to keep up to date with evidence-based practice, and critically evaluate, new knowledge claims.

The programme is, thus, designed to prepare proficient, caring and accountable practitioners who contribute safely and effectively to the complexities of contemporary health care and whose practice is informed by an extensive knowledge base of relevant theory and research. The programme further fosters an awareness of inter-professionalism and multi-agency working in health care delivery through a strategy of shared learning and places a strong emphasis on holism, cultural sensitivity and social inclusion in nursing practice wherever it is practised.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1) The concepts underpinning health and illness and their relationship to nursing theory and evidence-based nursing practice.

2) The relationship between the biological sciences and the human experience of, and response to health, illness and the ageing process.

3) The principles of health related psychology and its relevance to the provision of nursing care.

4) The principles of and a critical understanding of health policy in relation to the organisation and the delivery of health services with the UK and the global health environment.

5) An understanding of the principles of and a critical understanding of evidence-based practice.

6) The legal and ethical framework for professional nursing practice.

7) The Nurse’s role in multidisciplinary care, leadership, accountability and professional autonomy.
1) Lectures, workshops, simulation, laboratory practical sessions, questioning and observation, approaches, group work, clinical placements, enquiry-based learning, learning packages, e-learning, verbal presentations, student-directed study, reflective learning .

2) Students undertake a Biological Sciences and Clinical Skills module in Year 1 with teaching being delivered in lectures, via e-learning and directed reading. In Year 2 medicines management is integrated throughout the clinical the CAP documents and the students ESC documents building on students knowledge of the biological sciences. This is also taught via lectures, e-learning, directed reading and in seminar groups. The clinical modules in the fields of practice modules develop and apply biological science knowledge using lectures e-learning, directed reading and clinical placements

3) The public health and child development module in year one is delivered by lectures, simulation, verbal presentations, group work and directed reading. In Year 2 students will develop their knowledge further in the clinical modules when health behaviour is further explored.

4) In Year 2 of the programme students are introduced to health policy in the clinical modules and in Year 3 in the Cultural Diversity in Nursing module. These modules are taught though lectures, seminar groups and directed reading.

5) Students are introduced to the principles and practice of research in Years 1 and 2. Building on this knowledge, in Year 3 they will conduct a literature review. The content of all clinical modules is informed by evidence based practice and research. Teaching and learning will be through, lectures, group work, student-directed study, reflective learning, problem-based approaches to learning, clinical placements

6) Students are introduced to legal and ethical aspects of nursing practice in Year 1 in the Principles of Nursing module. Learning takes place through lectures, seminar groups and elearning. Building upon this knowledge, students in Year 2 will take the Research in professional practice module and through lectures and seminar groups they will explore and develop their understanding further. By sharing their experiences of clinical practice gained on the clinical modules.

7) In the clinical modules throughout the programme students will learn through lectures, seminar groups, clinical practice, directed reading and Canvas, about the role of the nurse. In the final year students will take the Leadership in Nursing module and through lectures and clinical practice they will develop their knowledge and ability to lead making the transition from student to qualified staff.
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unseen examinations
continuous assessment of practice (CAP)
essay based assignments
case studies

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unseen examinations
essay based assignments

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essay based assignments
unseen examination

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computer-based assessment
essays based assignments
dissertation
continuous assessment of practice (CAP)

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essay based assignments

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continuous assessment of practice (CAP)
essay based assignments
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1) Professional values demonstrated by working within the nurses Code (NMC, 2015) and demonstrate that they act first and foremost in caring and safeguarding the public.

2) Excellent communication and interpersonal skills using a range of strategies and interventions including the use of information technology and report writing.

3) Competence in nursing practice and decision making skills in order to meet the full range of essential physical and mental health needs of their clients

4) Leadership, management and team working skills within the multi-disciplinary team using creating and maximise` opportunities to improve services and problem solve

5) The ability to meet the demands of the Essential Skills Clusters as identified by the NMC (2010).
1) Taught through lectures, e-learning, practice based learning involving working with clinical staff, students in Years 1 and 2.

2) Taught through lectures, e-learning, practice based learning involving working with clinical staff

3) Taught through lectures, e-learning, practice based learning involving working with clinical staff

4) Taught through lectures, e-learning, practice based learning involving working with clinical staff

5) The skills clusters form an essential part of the programme and at the end of Year 1, 2 and before qualification and entry to the nurses register skills will be taught in the clinical modules in the University setting and out on clinical placements. These skills form part of the Continuous Assessment of Practice document and must be achieved for progression at the end of each year to be achieved.
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essay based assignments
continuous assessment of practice (CAP)

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essay based assignments
continuous assessment of practice (CAP)

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essay based assignments
continuous assessment of practice (CAP)

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essay based assignments
continuous assessment of practice (CAP)

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continuous assessment of practice (CAP)