SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2B721038
Module Leader Liz Simpson
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Nursing
  • C (May start)
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Normally successful completion of year 1 and NMC progression point 1.

Summary of Content

The module aims to allow students to develop safe and effective person centred practice. 15 weeks practice placement and 5 integrated study days will allow the student to examine and participate in the delivery of care for a range of persons. Exploration of the person's journey of care will develop knowledge and understanding of the implementation of safe and effective practice.


Essential nursing skills/practice: care, compassion and communication; organisational aspects of care; risk management; protocols to maximise patient safety e.g. care bundles, infection prevention and control; nutrition and fluid management; medicines management; partnership working; professional values; communication and interpersonal skills; personal and professional development planning.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:1. Utilise an evidence based approach to demonstrate safe and effective care.2. Apply local and national policies and procedures within a practice setting to deliver safe, effective, patient centred care. 3. Identify the professional, ethical and legal frameworks underpinning safe and effective practice.4. Further develop communication skills to listen, comprehend and respond to individuals' needs in order to enhance the quality of their care experience5. Begin to practice more independently to deliver safe, person-centred care in an increasingly confident manner.6. Demonstrate development of a range of nursing skills in a variety of practice settings. 7. Identify the importance of working independently as well as in partnership with other health and social care professionals and agencies, service users, their carers and families. 8. Identify one's own personal and professional needs by engaging in the process of Personal and Professional Development.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Students will have 15 weeks of practice learning and 5 university based simulated practice / study days. A mentor based in practice will support students in achieving the module learning outcomes, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) competencies and Nursing and Midwifery Council Essential Skills Clusters. The module will be available on Blackboard providing resources for directed and independent learning and allowing students to use a discussion board as a means of peer support and knowledge exchange. Students will continue to develop a Portfolio of Personal and Professional Development.

Indicative Reading

Aston, L., Wakefield, J. & McGown, R. 2010, The Student Nurse Guide to Decision Making in Practice , McGraw-Hill, UK Childs, L.L., Coles, L. & Marjoram, B. 2009, Essential Skills Clusters for Nurses , Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford Edwards, S.D. 2009, Nursing Ethics: a principle-based approach , 2 nd edn, Palgrave MacMillan, Chippenham Gates, B. 2009, Learning Disabilities towards Inclusion ,Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh Glasper, A., Aylott, M. & Battrick, C. 2010, Developing Practical Skills for Nursing Children and Young People, Hodder Arnold, London Jamieson, E. M., McCall, J. M., Blyth, R. & Whyte, L. A. 2002, Clinical Nursing Practices 4 th edn, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh O'Carroll, M. & Park, A. 2007, Essential Mental Health Nursing Skills , Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia Pollard, K., Thomas, J. & Miers, M. 2010, Understanding Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care - Theory and Practice, Palgrave MacMillan, Hampshire Scott, W. & McGrath, D. 2009, Nursing Pharmacology made incredibly easy, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, UK Websites: Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Available at: <> Delivery Improvement, Available at: <> NHS Quality Improvement Scotland, Available at: <>

Transferrable Skills

Develop independent learning by working in a self-directed manner Develop study and IT skills to underpin effective learning Develop critical thinking, decision making and communication skills Work effectively with others Underpin professional practice through reflection and the integration of theory and practice Appreciate the need for a high level of ethical and professional conduct

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Practicals (FT) 6.00
Placement 525.00
Lectures (FT) 12.00
Independent Learning (FT) 30.00
Assessment (FT) 18.00
5 study days 15.00
Tutorials (FT) 18.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Placement n/a 0.00 35% Successful completion of practice learning experiences
Coursework n/a 100.00 40% Wiki/e-poster focusing on patient safety issue