SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3B723334
Module Leader Claire Lewsey
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Nursing
  • B (January start)
  • A (September start)
  • C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Completion of Progression Point 2

Summary of Content

This module incorporates theory and practice over one trimester to facilitate students' development of professional skills for nursing practice. The module is comprised of one practice learning experience of 400 hours. The module provides students with the opportunity to develop further professional skills for nursing practice within the four NMC domains. Opportunity to develop these skills will be provided within the Interprofessional Simulation Centre (ISC) and involvement in the delivery of care in a variety of care settings.


Understand and apply the concept of consent Recognise, report and document changes in patient's condition Patient safety and risk assessment (Care bundles) Recognise the need for and demonstrate standard infection control precautions (SICP) Leadership and management in practice Clinical judgement and decision making: using observations to inform decisions Digital health and concepts of health literacy Cardiac Monitoring and ECG Neurological assessment Patient Group Directions Tracheostomy Care and Airway Management Medicines Management (Epidurals/ PCAs/Controlled Drugs/ Medicines Reconciliation) Complex wounds: Assessment and Management (Home and Hospital setting) Resuscitation: AED NMC Competencies All Domains listed in the Scottish OAR for entry to the register. Essential skills clusters are mapped to the NMC Domain competencies within the OAR D1 1, 1.1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 D2 1, 2, 3, 3.1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 D3 1, 1.1, 2, 3, 3.1, 4, 4.1, 4.2, 5, 6, 7, 7.1, 7.2, 8, 8.1, 10 D4 2, 3, 6, 7

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to:1. Critically review and use appropriate interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate safe and effective person centred care.2. Critically examine the use of assessment tools and the role of technology, digital and health literacy3. Critically examine the use of pharmacology in the treatment of patients in a variety of health and social care settings.4. Evaluate the use of an evidence based approach to demonstrate consolidation of safe and effective person centred care.5. Demonstrate the ability to apply psycho-social knowledge to underpin the delivery of safe and effective person centred care.6. Gain an understanding and development of personal and professional leadership skills within the area of safeguarding all who are vulnerable7. Demonstrate engagement with Ongoing Achievement Record (OAR) to demonstrate personal and professional development

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The module will be delivered using blended learning approaches, including simulation, to improve the student experience. Learning and teaching strategies will enhance student engagement, accessibility, flexibility and personalisation of the curriculum through the use of technology/digital learning where appropriate. Lecturers, service partners, users, carers and students will contribute to the authenticity of the teaching and learning experience. Students will be supported and supervised in practice by a qualified mentor in the Practice Learning Experience (PLE). Students will be allocated a PLE and a qualified mentor with whom they will work at least 40% of the time to develop professional skills in practice. The PLE will be in the form of one twelve week block. Formative assessment will replicate OSCE and allow students to practice Formative assessment of practice using Practice Grading Criteria Assessment of numeracy skills will be incorporated in the formative assessment.

Indicative Reading

Brooker C. & Nicol M. (eds), 2012, Alexander's Nursing Practice 4 th ed. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. Cottrell, S. 2011, Critical Thinking Skills. Developing Effective Analysis and Argument, 2 nd ed. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. Jevon, P. & Ewans, B. 2012, Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient , 3 rd ed. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester. JISC, 2014 , Developing students' digital literacy <> NES 2014 The health literacy place <> NHS Scotland, 2014, Making it Easy: A health literacy action plan for Scotland . Scottish Government <> Sullivan, E.J. & Garland, G. 2013, Practical Leadership and Management in Healthcare for Nurses and Health Professionals , 2 nd ed. Pearson, Harlow. Renton, S., McGuinness, C., Strachan, E. 2020 Clinical Nursing Practices, 6th Ed, Edinburgh. Elsevier Resuscitaion Council (UK) 2015. The ABCDE Approach [online] RC(UK) [viewed 09/01/19]. Available from: Websites Healthcare Improvement Scotland <> Knowledge Network <> Nursing and Midwifery Council <> Scottish Patient Safety Programme <>

Transferrable Skills

Communication (verbal and non-verbal) Understanding of holistic person-centred care Assessment and decision making skills Independent and team working skills Simulated practice skills Literature searching and integration Reflection Enhance patient safety and recognise risk Digital and health literacy skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Placement 400.00
Independent Learning (FT) 138.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Practicals (FT) 24.00
Lectures (FT) 18.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Placement 01 n/a 0.00 40% Scottish Ongoing Achievement Record12 weeks of Practice Learning Experience
Exam (Dept) 01 1.00 100.00 40% OSCE Pass mark is 70% prior to normalisation