Fundamentals of Community Mental Health Practice
This module provides students with the opportunity to examine and develop the core values, knowledge and skills associated with the provision of safe, effective and collaborative mental health care in the community. By the end of the module students will have knowledge of the formal and informal resources available to people living with mental health problems in the community, and will recognise the importance of promoting partnerships with service users in meeting needs. Students will be supported to develop their capabilities in assessment, care provision and coordination and decision-making, with due regard to the available evidence, and will have knowledge of relevant policy and law related to community mental health practice.
Return to Practice
The module is intended to allow nurses to study the theoretical and practical aspects of the contemporary role of the nurse. Students will learn how the structure of NHS settings has changed in the last few years to make it easier for health care professionals, and in particular nurses, to deliver continuously high standards of care.
This module is suitable for:
¿ Qualified nurses and health visitors (HVs)whose registration has lapsed to return to practice in line with the PREP Standards (NMC, 2011)
¿ Qualified nurses whose registration is subject to sanctions imposed by the NMC and are required by the NMC to undertake the return to practice programme. (The Nursing and Midwifery Order, 2001)
¿ EU & EEA qualified nurses to register in the UK in line with Registering as a nurse or midwife in the UK (NMC, 2011).
¿ Registered nurses / HVs seeking to update and refresh their skills and knowledge.
¿ Registered nurses / HVs identified by their employer as requiring an update to refresh their skills and knowledge.
Contemporary issues in Healthcare Practice
Contemporary issues in healthcare practice aims to introduce students to concepts of contemporary healthcare practice by promoting professional development and management in practice. It also links theory to practice situations through group work, discussion and debate and aims to consolidate learning in practice.
Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Adult)
This core module addresses specific keys areas relating to the fundamentals of nursing practice and clinical exposure encompassing mandatory training. The module will introduce students to the profession of nursing, the underpinning values of the nursing profession and the professional codes of practice. The importance of patient dignity, respect, care and compassion will be integrated throughout the module and related to safe, person-centred care. The module will introduce the students to meeting the client/service user¿s physical and emotional needs.
Health Promotion and Public Health (Adult)
Health promotion and public health are essential components of the nurseâ€¿s role. This module aims to provide students with an understanding of public health development, the nurseâ€¿s role and priorities for action such as inequalities, advocacy and partnership working. Key principles of health promotion and its role within public health will also be explored. The module will also provide students with knowledge of how to promote health within practice across the lifespan in a variety of settings.
Nurse Prescribing for Community Nurse Practitioners (V100)
This module facilitates the students¿ acquisition of the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes for safe effective prescribing from the Nurse Prescribing Formulary making them clinically accountable for any action that they take as part of their prescribing role. The benefits of nurse prescribing has been consistently reported in the literature with evidence to show improved patient care and satisfaction, increased access to medicines, reduction in waiting times and delivery of high quality care (Royal College of Nursing 2012).
To practice competently at this level requires practitioners to possess knowledge of pharmacology and ethical and legislative frameworks. Successful completion will enable the practitioner to record their qualification as a `Community practitioner nurse prescriber (V100)¿.
A prescribing practice teacher (PT) or sign-off mentor (SOM) or Practice Assessor (PA) will support each student in a practice setting that has undergone an educational audit. The PT / SOM or PA will work alongside the student in guiding prescribing practice in a simulated environment.
N.B. If at any time unsafe practice is demonstrated, an automatic fail will result.
Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Adult)
This module aims to give an overview of specialist aspects of nursing practice, especially when care can be considered complex and situations rapidly change. The module also aims to give a greater insight into the application of legal, ethical and professional issues to practice. This module draws on the content of modules within Years 1 and 2 and experiences in practice to consolidate the knowledge, skills and attitude for professional practice in the field of adult nursing.
Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Mental Health)
This module aims to give an overview of specialist aspects of mental health nursing practice, especially when care can be considered complex and situations rapidly change. The module also aims to give a greater insight into the application of legal, ethical and professional issues to practice. This module draws on the content of modules within Years 1 and 2 and experiences in practice to consolidate the knowledge, skills and attitude for professional practice in the field of mental health nursing.
Assessing decision making capacity
This module adopts an active learning flipped classroom approach to enable students to undertake evidence based assessments of decision making capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Students are required to pass a practical assessment as well as complete an academic assignment.
Dissertation (MA Medical Law and Ethics)
A supervised programme of reading and critical reflection upon an agreed topic area within medical law and ethics leading to the production of a written dissertation not normally exceeding 20,000 words.
Introduction to Law and Medicine
This module introduces the legal system in England & Wales and its role in medicine. Students will be introduced to the nature of law and legal argument and learn how to evaluate case law in relation to consent to examination and treatment.
Patients, Professionals and the Law
This module introduces the students to the law relating to negligence, reproduction, end of life issues and confidentiality through the use of case law and statute law.
Mental Health, Mental Capacity and the Law
This module introduces students to the laws relating to mental health and mental capacity. Case law will be used to analyse the role of law in this area and mental health will be used as a basis for considering the impact of human rights on healthcare.
Values based Practice and Ethical Decision Making in Mental Health Services
This module aims to help students to:
1. identify and where appropriate intervene in mental health settings to counter decisions that may be based on
2. respect the abilities and backgrounds of users and carers of mental health services and promote culturally and
linguistically sensitive practice.
3. promote the rights, dignity and self-determination of individuals and recognise in their work individuals¿ needs for
personal respect, choice, dignity and privacy.
Policy and Law in mental health services
The module will include those items identified in the WAG Regulations Key Competence Area 2 (The Application of Knowledge: Legislation and Policy) and those items identified in the CCW key skills under 'Legislation and Systems' and 'Professional Responsibilities'.
Understanding Mental Health and Mental Distress
This module addresses the principal models of mental distress and their relationship to the role of the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP). Biomedical and psychological models are considered and there is a key emphasis on the social perspective required of AMHPs.
Professional Decision Making and Partnership in Mental Health
This module considers the judgment and decision making required when taking account of the wishes and feelings of the individual, their cultural background, social and family background, the nature of the mental disorder and its likely course when reaching conclusions in the role of the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP).