Full Title:Clinical Placement 5 - Independent Practitioner
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:TEMPCODE156
Credits: 30
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:This stage four, 36 week long internship module will facilitate the student under minimal directive cues, to integrate the clinical skills, knowledge and attitudes associated with an autonomous practitioner.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Proficiently practice nursing care (minimal directive cues) encompassing professional standards of clinical practice and professional conduct.
  2. Communicate effectively with service users, families, preceptors and other members of the multi-disciplinary team using verbal and nonverbal communication.
  3. Synthesise the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to organise, prioritise and co-ordinate individualised nursing care appropriate to stage four - independent participant of the programme.
  4. Utilise evidence based practice to continuously develop care delivery.
  5. Through reflection, critically appraise their professional conduct and practice to enhance continuous professional development.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
36 weeks of allocated clinical placement.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Performance Evaluation The student will normally undertake 36 weeks of internship during stage four of the programme. The placement is assessed by clinical preceptors using the clinical assessment workbook and is based on a pass/fail basis. Credits will be awarded only when the student has completed a minimum of 90% of placement and submitted a completed clinical assessment workbook. Successfully complete medication management assessment. 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. Therefore reassessment on this module will require the student to reattend (i.e. retake) the module in its entirety.
Reassessment Description
Performance Evaluation and Continuous Assessment

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical This internship is a 36 week module 33.50 Every Week 33.50
Lecturer Supervised Learning Protected time for reflection 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 37.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 37.50
This course has no Part Time workload.
This module does not have any book resources
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Relevant national and local policies.
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NINDS_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Intellectual Disability Nursing 8 Mandatory