Person-Centred Care 1

The details
Health and Social Care (School of)
Southend Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
07 September 2022


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC B740 Nursing (Adult),
BSC B740CO Nursing (Adult),
BSC B742 Nursing (Adult) (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B742CO Nursing (Adult) (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B760 Nursing (Mental Health),
BSC B760CO Nursing (Mental Health),
BSC B762 Nursing (Mental Health) (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B762CO Nursing (Mental Health) (Including Year Abroad),
MSCIB770 Nursing (Dual Award in Adult and Mental Health),
MSCIB770SO Nursing (Dual Award in Adult and Mental Health)

Module description

This module prepares students for practice-based learning and to assess, plan and deliver person-centred care. Students will develop confidence and competence in the range of fundamental nursing knowledge, proficiencies and procedures and develop an understanding of their professional accountability as a registered nurse.Students will also be introduced to fundamental research capabilities so that they can locate, identify and incorporate evidence from a range of sources with their emergent practice.

Module aims

This module enables students to identify knowledge and utilise fundamental proficiencies to assess, plan and deliver safe, effective, person-centred care under guided supervision and demonstrate professional values consistent with the NMC Code.

Module learning outcomes

1. Act in accordance with The Code (2018) at all times.

2. Undertake full, evidence-based and accurate assessment of people’s fundamental nursing care needs.

3. Safely undertake routine investigations, interpreting, sharing and escalating findings and implementing appropriate interventions.

4. Locate, identify and justify sources that enable the use of evidence-based best practice and procedures to meet people’s fundamental nursing care needs.

5. Demonstrate fundamental relationship-based communication when interacting with people and when assessing needs, and planning, providing and documenting care.

6. Use fundamental pharmacological knowledge to safely calculate dosage, prepare and administer selected routine medications via common routes.

7. Engage in descriptive reflection that identifies own shortcomings and strategies for self-development.

Module information

- Knowing where to go to seek support, supervision, help and guidance to facilitate own learning

- How to use descriptive reflective practice to help you learn

- How to locate sources of evidence (e.g. research, policies, feedback from others) with your own perspective to guide your practice and your learning

- How to use digital sources, tools and media effectively and appropriately

- Communicating and collaborating with citizens and service users in practice contexts

- Communicating and collaborating with nurses and other professions in practice contexts

- Communicating in academic and scholarly contexts

- Developing basic and applied numeracy for person centred care

- Getting the most from practice-based learning processes

- What to expect from practice supervision and assessment in practice

- Preparation for participating in practice-based learning

- Applied introduction to using MYEPAD Part 1

- Embodying the Professional Values, conduct and behaviours of the NMC Code (MYEPAD Part 1)

- Preparation for, participation in, and assessment of Proficiencies 1-29 documented in the MYEPAD Part 1.

- Preparation for, participation in, and assessment of Formative and Summative Episodes of Care in the MYEPAD Part 1.

- Preparation for, participation in, and assessment of Medicines Management in the MYEPAD Part 1.

Learning and teaching methods

Placement: Students will work under the supervision of a range of practice supervisors who have been prepared for this role and their learning will be overseen by Practice Learning Coordinators in the placement setting. Link lecturers and practice educators from the University will provide support to students and placement providers. Tutorials: Tutorial-based methods will nurture students’ literacy, numeracy and research capability. Tutorials will also introduce students to the support and opportunities available to them during placement and introduce the documentation and processes that support practice-based learning. Simulated practice: University-based learning will primarily take place through simulation to fully prepare students to participate in the procedures, proficiencies and practices of fundamental nursing care. They will also have the opportunity to engage with people with lived experiences to gain insight into their experiences and practise fundamental communication and collaboration.


The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   OVERALL MARK (do not publish)     
Coursework   Placement 1     
Coursework   Placement 2     
Practical   Safe Medicate Exam     

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Module is either passed or marked as not completed.


Module is either passed or marked as not completed.

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Ms Laura Kingston, email: lkings@essex.ac.uk.



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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