Module NHS-3151:
Return to Practice

Module Facts

Run by School of Health Sciences

30 Credits or 15 ECTS Credits

Organiser: Dr Lucy Melville-Richards

Overall aims and purpose

This module is aimed to update students who have previously been on the NMC register and wish to re-join following a break. The undertaking of a Return to Practice Course which has been approved by the NMC is mandatory for practitioners who do not meet revalidation requirements and wish to renew their registration. This module aims to enable the student to re-gain their NMC registration with the ability to function safely and effectively as an accountable professional through updating their knowledge and skills. As returners’ to the Nursing and Midwifery professions the course team respect the knowledge and experience that returners bring and advocate peer learning and the sharing of best practice. We also expect you to take responsibility for your own learning. You are required to take ownership of recording and documenting evidence of your own achievement on a regular basis throughout the return to practice module.

Course content

Outcome 1 and 3 – discuss the influence of health and social policy relevant to the practice of nursing including the current structure and organisation of care-Structure of the NHS, independent sector and social care services including the relationship between these providers-Health and social policy relevant to nursing

Outcome 2 and 9 – discuss and demonstrate in practice an understanding of the legislation, guidelines, Codes of practice relevant to the practice of nursing. Also the ability to identify strengths and weaknesses, acknowledge limitations, recognising the importance of maintaining and developing professional competence-Legislation, national and local policies, guidelines, procedures and initiatives relevant to clinical practice and its’ development-NHS reforms including clinical governance and the role of statutory bodies-Role of the NMC, Standards and Guidance-Clinical supervision -Patient autonomy including consent-Legal and ethical issues -Safeguarding vulnerable children and adults -Health and Safety at Work issues including risk assessment -Moving and handling * -Best practices in the control of infection -Medicines management-Numeracy skills applied to medicines management- Continuing Professional Development and portfolio

Outcome 4 – discuss some of the current issues in nursing education and practice - Overview of the structure and developments in nurse education -Student review of the media, including nursing journals to identify current issues for discussion

Outcome 5 – discuss and demonstrate in practice the use of relevant literature and research to inform the practice of nursing

Use of Blackboard learning support system-Evidence based practice -Research utilisation and associated issues -Introduction to library and library skills -Literature searching using electronic sources -Referencing

Outcome 6 and 8 - Demonstrate and reflect on own ability to identify, assess need, design and implement interventions and evaluate outcomes in all relevant areas of practice, including the effective delivery of emergency care. Also, demonstrate and reflect on the ability to function effectively in a team-Review of the nursing process, organisation and documentation of care -Multi-disciplinary team work and co-ordination of care -Integrated care pathways

Assessment Criteria

threshold

50%

excellent

70%+

C- to C+

50-59%

good

60%-69%

Learning outcomes

    1. Critically analyse, and demonstrate in practice the ability to use appropriate communications, teaching and learning skills
    1. Critically analyse some of the current issues in nursing education and practice
    1. Demonstrate in practice the ability to function effectively in a team, and participate in a multi-professional approach to the care of patients and clients, identifying issues surrounding the multi-disciplinary nature of care.
    1. Critically analyse the influence of health and social policy relevant to the practice of nursing.
    1. Critically analyse and demonstrate the ability to identify strengths and weakness, acknowledge limitations of competence and recognise the importance of maintaining and developing professional competence
    1. Demonstrate and reflect on own ability to identify and assess need, design and implement interventions, and evaluate outcomes in all relevant areas of practice, including the effective delivery of appropriate emergency care
    1. Critically appraise the current structure and organisation of care, nationally and locally and its ability to facilitate effective implementation of strategy.
    1. Utilise relevant literature and research to inform the practice of nursing.
    1. Critically analyse and demonstrate in practice an understanding of the requirements of legislation, guidelines, codes of practice and policies relevant to the practice of nursing.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
EXAM Safe Medicate 50
CASE STUDY Summative Theoretical Assessment 50

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Seminar

1) Lectures (20 hours) 2) Seminars (4 hours) 3) Discussions (2 hours) 4) Group Work (4 hour) 5) Reflection (6 hours) 6) Simulation (6 hours) 7) E-learning (2 hours) 8) Clinical Practice Competencies (2 hours) 9) Tutorial Support (2 hours) 10) Peer & self-assessment and feedback (2 hours) 11) Directed Study (10 hours) 12) Enquiry based learning (4 hours

10
Private study 126
Work-based learning

1) Lectures (20 hours) 2) Seminars (4 hours) 3) Discussions (2 hours) 4) Group Work (4 hour) 5) Reflection (6 hours) 6) Simulation (6 hours) 7) E-learning (2 hours) 8) Clinical Practice Competencies (2 hours) 9) Tutorial Support (2 hours) 10) Peer & self-assessment and feedback (2 hours) 11) Directed Study (10 hours) 12) Enquiry based learning (4 hours

120
Group Project

1) Lectures (20 hours) 2) Seminars (4 hours) 3) Discussions (2 hours) 4) Group Work (4 hour) 5) Reflection (6 hours) 6) Simulation (6 hours) 7) E-learning (2 hours) 8) Clinical Practice Competencies (2 hours) 9) Tutorial Support (2 hours) 10) Peer & self-assessment and feedback (2 hours) 11) Directed Study (10 hours) 12) Enquiry based learning (4 hours

4
Workshop

1) Lectures (20 hours) 2) Seminars (4 hours) 3) Discussions (2 hours) 4) Group Work (4 hour) 5) Reflection (6 hours) 6) Simulation (6 hours) 7) E-learning (2 hours) 8) Clinical Practice Competencies (2 hours) 9) Tutorial Support (2 hours) 10) Peer & self-assessment and feedback (2 hours) 11) Directed Study (10 hours) 12) Enquiry based learning (4 hours

16
Tutorial 4
Lecture

1) Lectures (20 hours) 2) Seminars (4 hours) 3) Discussions (2 hours) 4) Group Work (4 hour) 5) Reflection (6 hours) 6) Simulation (6 hours) 7) E-learning (2 hours) 8) Clinical Practice Competencies (2 hours) 9) Tutorial Support (2 hours) 10) Peer & self-assessment and feedback (2 hours) 11) Directed Study (10 hours) 12) Enquiry based learning (4 hours)

20

Transferable skills

  • Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
  • Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
  • Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
  • Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
  • Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
  • Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
  • Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
  • Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
  • Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
  • Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
  • Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
  • Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
  • Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
  • Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
  • Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in

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