ND4001: Personal and Professional Development for Health and Wellbeing (Adult Nursing)

ND4001: Personal and Professional Development for Health and Wellbeing (Adult Nursing)

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Personal and Professional Development for Health and Wellbeing (Adult Nursing)
Module Code ND4001
Module Tutor Rachel Jefferies
School School of Health and Social Care
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module is designed to support you in your academic and professional journey, helping you to build a portfolio of skills to demonstrate your personal development and the acquisition of lifelong learning skills, identifying your personal learning needs. In addition to this, the module will help you explore how to care effectively for yourself to support you in caring for others, including building your resilience to cope with your workload, personal emotions and stress.

Indicative Syllabus
  • Induction to programme
  • Caring for yourself to support you in caring for others: exercise, diet, mental health resilience, self-reflection
  • Managing time, prioritising workload
  • Recognising and managing personal/previous emotions and stress
  • Academic skills (understanding the requirements of the curriculum, reflective practice and reflective writing skills, academic writing and study skills, Harvard referencing: plagiarism, assignment planning)
  • Introduction to evidence based practice and research methods: searching for information, hierarchy of evidence, how to read a paper, library skills
  • ICT skills (Mahara, Moodle, SITS, presentation skills)
  • Personal development and lifelong learning skills: Your Future Plan, SWOT analysis, goal setting, Individual learning needs analysis
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Data protection and Confidentiality
  • The University of Gloucestershire’s Academic Regulations and Fitness for Practice Procedures
Learning Outcomes
  1. Plan study time to recognise and meet your learning needs, whilst maintaining a healthy work/life balance and understanding what it is to become a resilient practitioner
  2. Adopt an individual approach to learning, identifying your personal strengths and areas for academic improvement while understanding the implications of academic misconduct
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of evidence and its context, demonstrating how to use online resources when searching for information from a variety of professional sources
  4. Evaluate and reflect on your ability to communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing while understanding and applying the principles of confidentiality and Data protection
  5. Recognises the principles of Equality and Diversity adopting a principled approach to care underpinned by The NMC Code and respecting the rights of others
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 150
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 2000 words
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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