Community Formulary Prescribing V150

Module details

Title:
Community Formulary Prescribing V150
Code:
MOD001933
Version number:
1
Date amended:
03/AUG/2009
Level:
6
Credit value:
15
Study hours:
150
Module leader:
Sarah Kraszewski
Department:
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty:
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Module description

Aims: - To prepare nurses without a specialist practice qualification to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively from the nurse prescribers formulary for community practitioners. - To provide an opportunity for inter-professional students to debate, analyse and synthesise key issues within safe prescribing practice and its contribution to health care. Admission criteria: - Qualified for a minimum of 3 years. - You intend to practice in an area of clinical need for which prescribing from the community formulary will improve client/patient care and service delivery. - You must have practiced for a significant period to be deemed competent by your employer in the area you intend to practice to undertake the programme. This would normally be a minimum of 2 years. - You must provide evidence of your ability to study at minimum academic level 6 (degree level). - Your employers support for you to undertake the programme including an identified prescriber who has agreed to provide supervision during the programme. - A current Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check has been undertaken. Nurses and midwives should be assessed by their employer as competent at history taking, assessment and diagnosis, or if not should concurrently undertake a module to meet this requirement. Applicants must be able to demonstrate appropriate numeric skills. The student should identify a qualified practising prescriber who has agreed to provide 65 hours of clinical supervision. Students will be integrated with those undertaking the V300 non medical prescribing module (as per the NMC requirements). The assessment process uses the stated standards of the regulatory body - (NMC 2006), assessing integrated theory and practice. - The practice assessment will be undertaken in the practice area and requires completion of 65 hours clinical supervision, supervised by a currently practising prescriber. The theory assessment will consist of:- - A 1œ hour examination which will assess pharmacology, calculations and wider prescribing issues using MCQ and short answer questions. The examination pass mark will be 70%. - 1500 word analysis of a prescribing episode demonstrating integration of theory and practice and development as a safe competent prescriber. Throughout all the assessment elements any action or omission that is considered to be unsafe or illegal practice will constitute a fail grade being awarded.

Outline content

- Consultation, history taking, diagnosis, decision-making and theory, including referral. - Influences on and psychology of prescribing. - Prescribing in a team context and sharing information. - Clinical pharmacology, including the effects of co-morbidity. - Evidence based practice and clinical governance in relation to nurse/midwife prescribing. - Legal, policy and ethical aspects of prescribing. - Professional accountability and responsibility. - Prescribing in the public health context.

Key texts/literature

- Bickley, L. & Szilagyi, P., 2003. Bates' guide to physical examination and history taking. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott: Williams & Wilkins. - Bonner, M. & Wright, D., 2008. Practical Pharmaceutical Calculations. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing. - British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain,. 2008. The British National Formulary. 55th ed. London: BMA & RPSGB. - Courtenay, M. & Butler, M., 2002. Essential nurse prescribing. London: Greenwich Medical Media. - Greenstein, B. 2004. Trounce's Clinical Pharmacology for Nurses. London: Churchill Livingstone. - Moreau, D., 2005. Clinical pharmacology made incredibly easy! 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. - Greenhalgh, T., 2001. How to read a paper: the basics of evidence based medicine. 2nd ed. London: BMJ Publishing. Websites: http://www.npc.co.uk http://www.dh.gov.uk http://www.hpc-uk.org http://www.mhra.gov.uk Journals: - The Pharmaceutical Journal - Evidence Based Practice - Association of Nurse Prescribers

Specialist learning resources

Nurses and midwives 65 hours (10 x 6œ hr days) clinical supervision overseen by a practising prescriber.

Pathways to which this module applies

not available yet 1, not available yet 2

Module restrictions

None

Pathway restrictions

None

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be expected to be able to:
1
Knowledge and Understanding
Demonstrate knowledge of drug actions in prescribing practice and apply relevant legislation within a framework of professional accountability and responsibility.
2
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Assess and consult with patients, clients, parents and carers by undertaking a thorough history, including medication history and current medications.
3
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Recognise influences that can affect prescribing practice and identify how roles and relationships of others involved in prescribing, supplying and administering medicines contribute to safe prescribing practice.
4
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Critically appraise sources of information and decision support systems at both national and local level enabling safe, appropriate and cost effective prescribing.

Further details of the delivery of this module, including information on assessment and learning and teaching hours - click on the appropriate link below.


2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
ZZF
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 50
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Fixed resource sessions - 10 taught days (plus summative assessment) - 60 hours
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 10
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Fixed resource sessions - 10 taught days (plus summative assessment) - 60 hours
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 90
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: 65 hrs practice based learning (clinical supervision). Self directed study - 25 hours
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001933
Method: Coursework
Details: Assignment: 1500 words. A detailed case analysis demonstrating ALL aspects of safe prescribing practice. Any omissions or unsafe practice within the episode will constitute a fail.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001933
Method: Examination
Details: Unseen Exam: 1.5 hours. Examination - 70% pass mark.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
Assessment number: 012
Code: MOD001933
Method: Practical
Details: Practice Assessment: Completion of clinical supervision log.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery - Chelmsford
Location:
Chelmsford
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
A-1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 50
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Fixed resource sessions - 10 taught days (plus summative assessment) - 60 hours
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 10
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Fixed resource sessions - 10 taught days (plus summative assessment) - 60 hours
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 90
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: 65 hrs practice based learning (clinical supervision). Self directed study - 25 hours
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001933
Method: Coursework
Details: Assignment: 1500 words. A detailed case analysis demonstrating ALL aspects of safe prescribing practice. Any omissions or unsafe practice within the episode will constitute a fail.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001933
Method: Examination
Details: Unseen Exam: 1.5 hours. Examination - 70% pass mark.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
Assessment number: 012
Code: MOD001933
Method: Practical
Details: Practice Assessment: Completion of clinical supervision log.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery - Chelmsford
Location:
Chelmsford
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
A-1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 50
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Fixed resource sessions - 10 taught days (plus summative assessment) - 60 hours
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 10
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Fixed resource sessions - 10 taught days (plus summative assessment) - 60 hours
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 90
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: 65 hrs practice based learning (clinical supervision). Self directed study - 25 hours
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001933
Method: Coursework
Details: Assignment: 1500 words. A detailed case analysis demonstrating ALL aspects of safe prescribing practice. Any omissions or unsafe practice within the episode will constitute a fail.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001933
Method: Examination
Details: Unseen Exam: 1.5 hours. Examination - 70% pass mark.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
Assessment number: 012
Code: MOD001933
Method: Practical
Details: Practice Assessment: Completion of clinical supervision log.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
ZZF
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 50
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Fixed resource sessions - 10 taught days (plus summative assessment) - 60 hours
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 10
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Fixed resource sessions - 10 taught days (plus summative assessment) - 60 hours
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 90
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: 65 hrs practice based learning (clinical supervision). Self directed study - 25 hours
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001933
Method: Coursework
Details: Assignment: 1500 words. A detailed case analysis demonstrating ALL aspects of safe prescribing practice. Any omissions or unsafe practice within the episode will constitute a fail.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001933
Method: Examination
Details: Unseen Exam: 1.5 hours. Examination - 70% pass mark.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
Assessment number: 012
Code: MOD001933
Method: Practical
Details: Practice Assessment: Completion of clinical supervision log.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery - Chelmsford
Location:
Chelmsford
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
A-1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 50
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Fixed resource sessions - 10 taught days (plus summative assessment) - 60 hours
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 10
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Fixed resource sessions - 10 taught days (plus summative assessment) - 60 hours
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 90
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: 65 hrs practice based learning (clinical supervision). Self directed study - 25 hours
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001933
Method: Coursework
Details: Assignment: 1500 words. A detailed case analysis demonstrating ALL aspects of safe prescribing practice. Any omissions or unsafe practice within the episode will constitute a fail.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001933
Method: Examination
Details: Unseen Exam: 1.5 hours. Examination - 70% pass mark.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
Assessment number: 012
Code: MOD001933
Method: Practical
Details: Practice Assessment: Completion of clinical supervision log.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery - Chelmsford
Location:
Chelmsford
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
A-1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 50
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Fixed resource sessions - 10 taught days (plus summative assessment) - 60 hours
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 10
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Fixed resource sessions - 10 taught days (plus summative assessment) - 60 hours
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 90
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: 65 hrs practice based learning (clinical supervision). Self directed study - 25 hours
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001933
Method: Coursework
Details: Assignment: 1500 words. A detailed case analysis demonstrating ALL aspects of safe prescribing practice. Any omissions or unsafe practice within the episode will constitute a fail.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001933
Method: Examination
Details: Unseen Exam: 1.5 hours. Examination - 70% pass mark.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
Assessment number: 012
Code: MOD001933
Method: Practical
Details: Practice Assessment: Completion of clinical supervision log.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery - Cambridge
Location:
Cambridge
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
C-1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 50
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Fixed resource sessions - 10 taught days (plus summative assessment) - 60 hours
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 10
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Fixed resource sessions - 10 taught days (plus summative assessment) - 60 hours
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 90
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: 65 hrs practice based learning (clinical supervision). Self directed study - 25 hours
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001933
Method: Coursework
Details: Assignment: 1500 words. A detailed case analysis demonstrating ALL aspects of safe prescribing practice. Any omissions or unsafe practice within the episode will constitute a fail.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001933
Method: Examination
Details: Unseen Exam: 1.5 hours. Examination - 70% pass mark.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
Assessment number: 012
Code: MOD001933
Method: Practical
Details: Practice Assessment: Completion of clinical supervision log.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100