HS604-7-PS-CO:
Preparation for non-Medical Prescribing - Nurses, Midwives and SCPHNs

The details
2019/20
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Spring & Summer
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Thursday 16 January 2020
Thursday 06 August 2020
30
14 March 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

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Module description

This NMC accredited course will prepare nurses to prescribe as BOTH an Independent Prescriber AND a supplementary prescriber working in partnership with an Independent Prescriber and the patient

Module aims

Participants successfully completing the programme at level 7 will be able to:
1. Undertake assessment with patients and carers encompassing a thorough history (including medication, over the counter and complementary therapies, physical, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural factors). The student will demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and critical awareness of current problems, and an ability to recognise abnormal features, to inform diagnosis.
2. Prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively, demonstrating a conceptual understanding enabling critical evaluation of potential influences on prescribing practice. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the roles and relationships of others involved in prescribing, supplying and administering medication.
3. Introduce measures to monitor the effects of prescribed medication demonstrating a systematic knowledge of drug actions much of which is informed by the forefront of their area of professional practice.
4. Demonstrate the ability to exercise initiative and personal responsibility to work effectively within the legislative framework relevant to the practice of nurse prescribing.
5. Access and utilise local and national sources of information (including evidence-based guidelines), advice and support in prescribing practice. Demonstrate a practical understanding of techniques of research used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline.
6. Apply critical awareness and/or new insights to work with patients or carers to enhance coping strategies.
7. Demonstrate decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations within a framework of professional accountability and responsibility in relation to nurse prescribing. Demonstrate the awareness and ability to manage the implications of ethical dilemmas and work proactively with others to formulate solutions.
8. Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively to promote partnership and patient involvement in their own care through effective communication
9. Evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline in order to develop a clinical management plan within the legislative requirements

Module learning outcomes

Participants successfully completing the programme at level 7 will be able to:
1. Undertake assessment with patients and carers encompassing a thorough history (including medication, over the counter and complementary therapies, physical, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural factors). The student will demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and critical awareness of current problems, and an ability to recognise abnormal features, to inform diagnosis.*
2. Prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively, demonstrating a conceptual understanding enabling critical evaluation of potential influences on prescribing practice. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the roles and relationships of others involved in prescribing, supplying and administering medication.
3. Introduce measures to monitor the effects of prescribed medication demonstrating a systematic knowledge of drug actions much of which is informed by the forefront of their area of professional practice.
4. Demonstrate the ability to exercise initiative and personal responsibility to work effectively within the legislative framework relevant to the practice of nurse prescribing.
5. Access and utilise local and national sources of information (including evidence-based guidelines), advice and support in prescribing practice. Demonstrate a practical understanding of techniques of research used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline.
6. Apply critical awareness and/or new insights to work with patients or carers to enhance coping strategies.
7. Demonstrate decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations within a framework of professional accountability and responsibility in relation to nurse prescribing. Demonstrate the awareness and ability to manage the implications of ethical dilemmas and work proactively with others to formulate solutions.
8. Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively to promote partnership and patient involvement in their own care through effective communication
9. Evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline in order to develop a clinical management plan within the legislative requirements

Module information

Pre-Requisites: For NHS funded applications, the support of the employer is essential. All applicants must meet the NMC standards for studying Non Medical Prescribing

Module is taught during the following terms:
Spring and Summer terms running over 28 weeks

Learning and teaching methods

The over-riding aim of the teaching and learning strategy is to ensure that the participants of the course become competent prescribers. To that end the following combination of methods will be employed: Instructional teaching - this will be reserved to explain new concepts and principles. Reflective learning - the participants will be facilitated to gain a deeper understanding of their prescribing practice and consultant experience by recording their interaction with patients as narratives, including history, clinical observation, and interpretation of the observation, the conclusions reached and action taken. Such recording forms part of the evidence of learning to be presented as a learning portfolio. A nurse teacher will be assigned to facilitate portfolio development. Demonstration and role modelling - a designated medical practitioner will be providing supervision, support and opportunities to learn by 'shadowing'. A logbook based on the NPC Single Competency Framework for all Prescribers will provide structure for discussion and assessment of learning as part of this learning process. The logbook will be part of the portfolio of learning evidence. Using Internet and available IT resources to learn and consolidate clinical skills. Action learning sets - time will be set aside to enable learning from solving real problems of prescribing practice.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Portfolio - January 2020 cohort (Colchester)    80% 
Coursework   Portfolio (Resub) - January 2020 cohort (Colchester)     
Written Exam  Drug Calculations - January 2020 cohort (Colchester)     
Written Exam  MCQ / SAT Exam - January 2020 cohort (Colchester)    20% 
Written Exam  Drug Calculations (Resub) - January 2020 cohort (Colchester)     
Written Exam  MCQ / SAT Exam (Resub) - January 2020 cohort (Colchester)     
Written Exam  MCQ / SAT Exam 3rd attempt - January 2020 cohort (Colchester)     

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Alison Taylor-Lamb, email: ajtaylor@essex.ac.uk.
Michelle Lewington, Temi Abimbola and a variety of clinical specialists and lecturers.
Alison Taylor-Lamb E: ajtaylor@essex.ac.uk Lisa McKee Module administrator E: lcmckee@essex.ac.uk T: 01206 872004

 

Availability
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External examiner

Dr Sultan Cetiner
University of Hertfordshire
Senior Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 681 hours, 40 (5.9%) hours available to students:
641 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

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