SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code MMB723239
Module Leader Liz Teiger
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Nursing
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

This module can only be undertaken by student once they have completed all previous modules on the SCPHN programme

Summary of Content

The Consolidation of SCPHN Practice module will enable students to demonstrate achievement of the standards required by the NMC (2004) for SCPHN. The Practice Learning Plan will provide evidence of achievement of competence within the field of practice. This continuous period of specialist practice will involve analysing and identifying relevant issues in practice and applying knowledge, understanding and skills. This practice will be underpinned by evidence to contribute safely and effectively maintaining and improving the health of the children, families and communities.


SCPHN management and practice Evidence based practice Reflection in and on practice Workshop sessions Partnership working Nurse Prescribing and pharmacology

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:" Demonstrate achievement of the NMC Standards of Proficiency for SCPHN and Nurse Prescribing" Provide a critical analysis and evaluation of issues of relevance to the development, management and provision of services for SCPHN practice." Evaluate partnership working in the provision of evidence based interventions to promote health and well being." Undertake management activities which are commensurate with SCPHN and critically analyse and evaluate practice." Prescribe safely and effectively from the Formulary for Community Practitioner Prescribers" Complete the NMC standards of proficiency for SCPHN including Practice component." Complete the practice learning plan.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

A range of student centred learning and teaching methods will be used to enable the student to combine independent and directed study with face to face delivery of lectures and seminars. The virtual learning environment of GCU Learnae will facilitate directed study, reading, discussion and individual inquiry. The professional (NMC 2004) practice component of a minimum of 335 hours will be undertaken during this period of SCPHN Consolidation of Practice, days in which this practice is undertaken will be negotiated between the student and the Practice Teacher. The experiences in practice will facilitate achievement of NMC Standards of Proficiency for SCPHN including V100 Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing. The practice component will provide an opportunity for completion of the student's practice learning plan. The designated Practice Teacher will be responsible for assessing and confirming the student's achievement of the NMC Standards of Proficiency for SCPHN, and nurse prescribing practice.

Indicative Reading

BARKER J., 2013, Evidence Based Practice for Nurses, (2nd edn), Sage Publications London H DAVEY, M 2010, The Theory and Practice of Change Management (3rd edn) Palgrave Macmillan Basingstoke England. H HEALY B., J, LENESKI C., D, 2011, Transforming Public Health Practice; Leadership and Management Essentials, Jossey Bass, San Francisco LUKER, K., A., ORR, J., MCHUGH., A, G. 2012, Health Visiting; A rediscovery (3rd edn), Wiley Blackwell Publications West Sussex Mi MILLER J., HEAVY P., ,2012, Policy Issues in the Early Years, Sage Publications London. MCCARTHY J., ROSE, P., 2010, Values-Based Health and Social Care, Beyond Evidence-Based Practice, Sage Publications, London. O'REES, G., FRENCH, R., 2013, Leading, Managing and Developing People, (4th edn) Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Broadway London. PARKER-REES., R., LEESON, C 2013, Early Childhood Studies: An introduction to the study of children's lives and children's worlds, (4th edn) Sage Publications London. SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT ,2008, Early Years Framework Part 11, Scottish Government Edinburgh. SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT, ,2008, Equally Well: Implementation Plan, RR Donnelley, Edinburgh SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT, 2011,, Improving Maternal and Infant Nutrition: A Framework for Action, APS Group, Scotland. SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT, 2014, Children and Young People (Scotland) Act, Stationary Office Scottish Government Edinburgh SINES, D., ALDRIDGE-BENT., S., FANNING, A., POTTER, K., WRIGHT, J., 2013, Community and Public Health Nursing, (5th edn), Wiley Blackwell, West Sussex. Useful URLs

Transferrable Skills

It is anticipated that as students progress through this module, they will develop the following transferable skills: Work in a self-directed manner, taking responsibility for own learning, personal development and practice competence. Develop communication and IT skills to underpin effective learning. Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms. Work effectively with others. Underpin professional development by integration of theory and practice. Develop skills in information retrieval, analytical enquiry, critique and analysis of appropriate literature. Integrate theory and practice to underpin professional development.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
SCPHN Practice PT 335.00
Lectures (FT) 9.00
Tutorials (FT) 1.00
SCPHN Practice FT 335.00
Lectures (PT) 9.00
Tutorials (PT) 1.00
Directed Learning FT 45.00
Directed Learning PT 45.00
Assessment (FT) 30.00
Assessment (PT) 30.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Exams Office) 3.00 100.00 50% Unseen written examination
Placement 01 n/a 0.00 45% Practice Teacher Assessment - 335 hours. Pass/Fail