Delivering Compassionate Care as an Adult Nurse

The details
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 20 March 2020
04 October 2018


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC B740 Nursing (Adult),
BSC B740CO Nursing (Adult),
BSC B740DO Nursing (Adult),
BSC B740OD Nursing (Adult),
BSC B742 Nursing (Adult) (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B742CO Nursing (Adult) (Including Year Abroad)

Module description

An introduction to delivering a professional nursing service that evidences compassion and care in adult nursing.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

No information available.

Module information

Students studying for the undergraduate and postgraduate pathways will study this module together. This module guide addresses only the BSc (L4) pathway.

Learning and teaching methods

* Catalyst lectures will be delivered on key themes for the module to a mixed group of students * Academic level specific tutorial groups will explore teaching content * Tutorial discussion will be followed by academic level differentiated on-line discussion groups. There will be asynchronous discussion between the level 4 student groups at Colchester and Southend campuses with a similar provision for the level 7 students * Moodle – the VLE will contain entry level content which will direct students to either Level 4 or Level 7 directed reading and support activities. There will be open access so Level 7 students primary reading can access the level 4 sections of Moodle and vice versa. * Module outcomes are academic level specific * The assessment strategy involves the same tasks but the level of critical ability required for successful completion will vary dependent on academic level. Lectures will be delivered by module leads, other lecturers from the HHS school, external practitioners and service users. The student will develop competence, appropriate to the position in the programme, in relation to knowledge and skills in the delivery of compassionate care. Some elements for the module will require the students to undertake independent study. There is an expectation of supplementary reading following lecturers and also directed reading on some areas not covered by lectures. The student will undertake two placements within the module (2 week placement and 8 week placement) Learning will be supported by on-line resources to which the student will have access on and off campus. It is expected that each student meets with their personal tutor at least once during the module. Group tutorials will also be available with the module lead. There will also be some optional workshops with students to attend to discuss the assessment. The development of skills alongside the acquisition of knowledge will occur within the workplace.


  • Ballat, John; Campling, Penelope. (2011) Intelligent kindness : an alternative view of NHS reform, London: RCPsych.
  • Delves-Yates, Catherine. (2018) Essentials of nursing practice, Los Angeles: SAGE.

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 Weighting
Coursework COLCHESTER Compassionate Care - CARE STUDY 100%
Coursework SOUTHEND Compassionate Care - CARE STUDY
Coursework Colchester - Resubmission Care Study 100%
Coursework SOUTHEND - Compassionate Care - RESUBMISSION

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Vanessa Woodcock-Dennis, Practice Education Partners Practitioners, Service users
Ian Mounteney imount@essex.ac.uk



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 75 hours, 5 (6.7%) hours available to students:
21 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
49 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information

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