The Certificate of HE in Healthcare Practice is aimed at HealthCare Support Workers who are working within the NHS or an alternative clinically approved employer.
The majority of students will be seconded from Betsi Cadwaladr University Heath Board (BCUHB) to study at Level 4 on this programme.
Students will need to undertake substantial practical learning and competency alongside the programme to align with NMC Standards.
This programme looks to up-skill existing healthcare staff employed to enable progression to Band 4 roles or Assistant Practitioner status. The programme is also fully mapped against the first year of the BN (Hons) Nursing Degree.
For every 10 credits, students should engage with around 100 notional hours of learning. This will be approximately 30% direct learning contact 70% independent student learning.
Study Skills (Core, 10 credits)
This module aims to develop the study skills of the learners, enabling the production of sound academic writing, the introduction of critical thought and basic research skills. It will enable students to develop skills in academic writing, the use of academic conventions, information research, reflection and the management and organisation of their work. (50% annotated reference list, 50% written reflection)
Developing the Professional Practitioner (Core, 20 credits)
This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of modern, professional, health care practice and what it means to become an accountable professional. (50% essay, 50% case study)
Developing Core Skills for Health Care (Core, 20 credits)
This module aims to enable students to gain knowledge and understanding in assessing, planning, evaluating, and implementing fundamental aspects of holistic, person centred care, with a particular focus on teamwork and developing leadership styles and skills. (50% group simulation and individual care plan, 50% extended study)
Caring for People (Core, 20 credits)
This module aims to develop the practitioner's understanding of holistic, person centred, individualised care through increasing knowledge of physiology and body systems, and how to plan care in a safe and therapeutic manner. (50% essay, 50% examination, Drug calculation exam)
Promoting Health and Person Centred Practice (Core, 20 credits)
This module aims to develop skills and understanding around the importance of health promotion interventions, promoting health, and putting the person at the centre of all care decisions. (50% academic poster, 50% presentation)
Practice Assessment Document Portfolio (Core, 30 credits)
Part one of the Practice Assessment focuses on Guided participation in Care and incorporates the level appropriate elements from the following requirements:
United Kingdom Nursing and Midwifery Council Future nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (NMC 2018a) require registrants to have the confidence and ability to think critically, apply knowledge and skills, and provide expert, evidence based, direct nursing care across health care settings. Registered nurses must be able to meet the person-centred, holistic care needs of the people they encounter in their practice who may be at any stage of life and who may have a range of mental, physical, cognitive or behavioural health challenges. (Practice Assessment Document, In point assessment in practice, Reflection)