Person-Centred Care 2

The details
Health and Social Care (School of)
Southend Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
15 July 2024


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 to participate in practice-based learning, reasoning and decision-making to deliver person-centred care. Students will develop confidence and competence in the range of enhanced nursing proficiencies and nursing procedures.

Students will develop and demonstrate emergent leadership, collaborating with service users and other professions to make decisions about how person-centred care is provided to an individual or small group of people.

Module aims

This module enables students to integrate knowledge, evidence and a diverse range of enhanced proficiencies to deliver safe, effective, person-centred care with minimal guidance and contribute to decision-making in collaborative practices with other professions, service users and citizens.

Module learning outcomes

1. Select and implement context-appropriate person-centred assessment strategies to develop nursing care plans for commonly encountered mental, physical, behavioural and cognitive health conditions.

2. Undertake detailed risk assessments, using a range of contemporary assessment and improvement tools.

3. Select and implement context-appropriate person-centred care interventions, providing and evaluating care for commonly encountered mental, physical, behavioural and cognitive health conditions.

4. Demonstrate proficiency in the full range of routine investigations and procedures, interpreting, sharing and escalating findings and make decision critically regarding appropriate person-centred interventions.

5. Provide compassionate end of life and palliative care to people who are dying; respectful and dignified care to people who have died; and supportive care and emotional support to those who are bereaved and grieving.

6. Compare and critically analyse sources of evidence from research, policy and people, using critical reflection to acknowledge uncertainty and select appropriate approaches to planning and evaluating care.

7. Use fundamental and more advanced pharmacological knowledge to calculate dosages, to prepare and administer both routine and less familiar medications via common routes, recognising indications, contra-indications, reactions and side effects.

Module information

* How to take responsibility and become self-directed in facilitating own learning
* How to use critical reflective practice and critical analysis to help you learn
* How to integrate sources of evidence (e.g. research, other perspectives, feedback, policy) with your own experiences and perspectives to guide your practice and your experiential learning
* Communicating effectively in academic and scholarly contexts
* Demonstrating applied, advanced numeracy for person centred care
* Getting the most from practice-based learning processes
* Preparation for participating in practice-based learning
* Applied introduction to using MYEPAD Part 2
* Embodying the Professional Values, conduct and behaviours of the NMC Code (MYEPAD Part 2)
* Preparation for, participation in, and assessment of Proficiencies 1-33 documented in the MYEPAD Part 2 and in the OAR.
* Preparation for, participation in, and assessment of the two Summative Episodes of Care in the MYEPAD Part 2.
* Preparation for, participation in, and assessment of Medicines Management in the MYEPAD Part 2.

Learning and teaching methods

Placement: Students will work under direct and indirect 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’ reflective capabilities and engage them in thinking more critically about the sources of evidence they use to inform and justify their practice. Group tutorials will be used to explore the roles and responsibilities of other professions, applied to specific cases from the students’ own experiences, and consider the complexities of working in teams. Tutorials will also offer the students the opportunity to engage in clinical supervision related to optimise their experiential 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 more advanced nursing care. They will also have the opportunity to engage with people with lived experiences to gain insight into their lived experiences of using services, working with nurses and other professionals, and living with conditions.


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     
Coursework   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
Mr Arnold Pariag, email: aparia@essex.ac.uk.



External examiner

Mr Donald George Hamilton
London South Bank University
Senior Lecturer
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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