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MSc Professional Nursing (Graduate Entry) - Children's and Young People’s Nursing

Academic Year 2021/22

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

MSc Professional Nursing (Graduate Entry) - Children's and Young People’s Nursing

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Master of Science

Programme Code

NAM-MSC-PN

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

100280

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

Yes

Portfolio Required

Portfolio

Interview Required

Interview

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

2 Calendar Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

190

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Nursing & Midwifery

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 7

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Nursing (2009)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 23-10-19

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

100% attendance in clinical practice is mandatory. Students will normally have the opportunity to make up clinical hours for practice missed through absence or illness or other recognised extenuating circumstances. Students are required to pass 100% numeracy examination before completion of the programme. Students must complete all modules and achieve satisfactory performance in all compulsory elements. Compensation between elements is not permitted. In addition to satisfying the University's Conduct Regulations, students will be required to meet the NMC requirements of Good Health and Good Character for eligibility for entry to the NMC Professional Register. Students are required to complete an annual self-declaration form prior to progression to each part of the programme declaring any criminal record they may have attracted. Outside the annual declaration process, students are required to inform the School immediately if they are under investigation for an offence, have been charged or have been released on bail for an offence.

Programme Specific Regulations

Students should attend all timetabled classes. Students who fail to satisfy the attendance requirements will be referred to the Year Co-ordinator and if their absence is deemed to compromise satisfactory completion of the module they will be referred to the Board of Examiners.

100% attendance in clinical practice is mandatory. Students will normally have the opportunity to make up clinical hours for practice missed through absence or illness or other recognised extenuating circumstances.

Students are required to pass 100% numeracy examination before completion of the programme.

Students must complete all modules and achieve satisfactory performance in all compulsory elements. Compensation between elements is not permitted.

In addition to satisfying the University's Conduct Regulations, students will be required to meet the NMC requirements of Good Health and Good Character for eligibility for entry to the NMC Professional Register.

Students are required to complete an annual self-declaration form prior to progression to each part of the programme declaring any criminal record they may have attracted. Outside the annual declaration process, students are required to inform the School immediately if they are under investigation for an offence, have been charged or have been released on bail for an offence.

Examinations and assignments shall be planned to assess the student's knowledge, skills and attributes, and demonstrate ability to achieve NMC Progression Points for entry to the appropriate part of the NMC Professional Register. Examinations and assignments will reflect module content and NMC requirements. Specific dates for submission of assignments will be available in each module's booklet and examination dates and times will be posted on the University Examination's website. Students must complete all formative assessments. The pass mark for all level 7 modules is 50% and for level 6 is 50%, unless otherwise stated. Re-sits will be facilitated at the next available opportunity.

The Graduate Entry Masters is a 2 year programme of preparation leading to the award of a Masters of Science Professional Nursing (Graduate Entry Masters) and eligibility to apply to the appropriate part of the Professional Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Students whose progress appears to be unsatisfactory at any stage of their studies, who are absent from a University examination for a reason not approved by the School, or who records two absent medicals for an assessable component of the course will be considered at the Board of Examiners.

A student on temporary withdrawal shall return to the programme at the point where they were last deemed competent.

A student whose temporary withdrawals from the course exceed two years will be required to permanently withdraw from the programme in line with current University Regulations. If the student wishes to return to the programme at a later time, they will be required to reapply to the School.

A student who has been required to take a temporary withdrawal will be required to complete a self-declaration form prior to return to the programme, declaring any criminal record they may have attracted during absence.

There is one progression points in the Graduate Entry Masters pre-registration programme. This progression point is at the end of year 1.

Year 1
Year 1 assessments in both theory and practice must be achieved and confirmed by the appropriate Board of Examiners before progression to the next part of the programme.

Year 2 Progression
Students awaiting results may proceed to the final practice learning environment pending publication of their results and can undertake their final summative assessment. The result of the summative assessment is provisional until all practice hours are completed. The summative assessment decision may be reviewed should an issue (professional or otherwise) arise in the time between the assessment and all hours being completed.

Students must complete all modules and achieve a satisfactory performance in all compulsory elements. Re-sits for modules will be facilitated at the next available examination/ assessment opportunity.

The outline of the method of supervision and assessment in each practice learning environment is available in the NIPAD and the NIPAD Handbook. Practice modules will be assessed through formative and summative assessments across the two years of the programme.

Exit Points
The Master of Science Professional Nursing ( Graduate Entry Masters) is a degree programme comprising of a professional award which leads to eligibility to seek registration on the Nursing and Midwifery Council Professional Register. Students who do not wish or are not permitted to continue on the professional qualification programme may be permitted to transfer to another programme as follows:

Students who have successfully completed a minimum of 120 CATS and do not wish or are unable to complete their nursing programme may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Sciences.

Students with protected characteristics

No impediments to applicants for this programme.
There is no direct entry to this programme.

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

Yes
Fitness to Practise programmes are those which permit students to enter a profession which is itself subject to Fitness to Practise rules.

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

CYP1 Demonstrate a commitment to professional and safe child and family centred practice

CYP2 Promote and develop children and young people’s health within and across increasingly complex and diverse contexts

CYP3 Plan and deliver evidence based care in partnership with the child/young person and their family which is appropriate to their stage of physical, cognitive, psychological spiritual and emotional development

CYP4 Apply evidence based knowledge and skills

CYP5 Skilfully and respectfully communicate with individuals, families, health care professionals and other stakeholders within dynamic health and social care contexts

CYP6 Demonstrate emerging leadership

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

CYP1.1 Work in partnership with the child, young person and their families to promote wellbeing and improve health outcomes

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP1.2 Assess, plan, organise, implement and evaluate nursing care

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP1.3 Apply critical thinking and reflective practice skills to demonstrate safe and effective practice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP1.4 Influence and challenge poor practice including escalation of concerns

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP1.5 Identify and respond appropriately to vulnerable (social, economic and politically) populations, challenging discriminatory behaviour

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

CYP3.1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of nursing theory; models and frameworks of care across a range of diverse settings

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP4.1 Apply evidence based theoretical knowledge to area of practice by providing a rationale for all aspects of care delivery

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP4.2 Critically engage with current research to improve quality in practice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP4.3 Gather and apply relevant evidence from practice to support decision making

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP4.4 Acknowledge deficits in own practice and seeking out opportunities to continue to develop own knowledge and skill base.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP6.1 Lead practice through effective role modelling and supporting their own and other’s professional development. Translate critical reflective practice across complex and dynamic health contexts to be agents for change

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

CYP 1.6 Work in partnership with people, families and communities from culturally, religious and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP2.1 Adopt a life span approach to child development

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP2.2 Support children, young people and their families in transition between services and on to adult services

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP2.3 Demonstrate leadership in supporting the transformation of services

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP3.2 Work collaboratively with the child/young person and their family; alongside multidisciplinary and Interprofessional teams and other stakeholders to positively influence practice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP3.3 Act as an advocate to safeguard and bridge gaps in order to improve health outcomes for CYP and their families

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP6.3 Consider how digital health and e-learning can enhance nursing practice contributing to improved outcomes for individuals, families and communities

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

CYP5.1 Professionally demonstrate a range of communication strategies within diverse practice settings demonstrating themselves as a kind, patient and understanding practitioner

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP5.2 Critically reflect on interpersonal skills and communication, including active listening, with others and how this impacts on care provision

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP5.3 Work collaboratively across all organisations to deliver seamless health and social care

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

CYP6.2 Facilitate collaborative working as a member or leader of the interprofessional team working collaboratively across organisations

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Workshops
E Learning
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice

Methods of Assessment

Examinations
Course work
Assignments
Clinical assessment (NMC Standards of proficiency)
Peer assessment

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Foundations of Children's and Young People's Nursing

GCB7106

1

20

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Professionalism, Caring and Communication in Nursing

GEM7101

1

20

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Safe Medicate 3 - Children and Young People

NCB3137

2

0

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Safe Medicate 2 - Children and Young People

NCB2127

1

0

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Public Health and Supporting People with Chronic Health Care Needs

GEM7102

1

20

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

80%

20%

0%

Quality Improvement in an Inter-professional Context - Part B

GEM7105

2

60

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Complex and High Dependency Care of Infants and CYP including Transitions Across Services

GCB7107

2

20

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Practice Learning 1 - Children and Young People's Nursing

GCB2101

1

0

YES

YES

36 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Practice Learning 2 - Children's and Young People's Nursing

GCB3101

2

0

YES

YES

36 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Quality Improvement in an Inter-professional Context - Part A

GEM7104

1

0

YES

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Applied Life Science

NSY2122

1

20

YES

YES

24 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Developing Leadership and Professionalism

GEM7103

2

20

YES

8 weeks

N

YES

70%

30%

0%

Essential Pharmacology

NSY2123

1

10

YES

8 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes