Module Details

Module Code: 56999
Full Title Fundamentals of Prescribing for Nurses and Midwives
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2019/20 ( February 2020 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 7.5
Module Owner: Myles Hackett
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: This module prepares nurses and midwives for their prescribing role by exposing them to the process of prescribing, the legal framework underpinning prescribing and the practice standards they will adhere to when they become registered prescribers.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Evaluate the professional regulations and guidelines underpinning the safe prescribing of medicinal preparations including medication error and near miss.
MLO2 Discuss professional accountability and responsibility as it pertains to the principles of the prescribing process and medication management.
MLO3 Discuss prescribing policies in the context of the wider health system with a particular emphasis on cost – benefit analyses and the principles of pharmaco-economics.
MLO4 Show understanding of the legislation for nursing/midwifery prescribing and medication management.
MLO5 Demonstrate understanding of legal liability and clinical indemnity for prescribing in the context of the expanded nurse/midwife role.
MLO6 Discuss the relevant ethical principles which guide prescribing practice.
MLO7 Discuss the importance of documentation/record keeping with regard to medication management and prescribing.
MLO8 Complete a draft of their collaborative practice agreement.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
 
Module Indicative Content
Introduction to the core discipline of Nurse and Midwife Prescribing
• Review of professional regulations and guidelines • Accountability and responsibility for prescribing practice • Critical review skills and self auditing • Utilising the Prescribing Data base • Risk management in medication management • Public Health issues for prescribing • Evidence-based practice and clinical governance in relation to prescribing • Legislation for nursing/midwifery practice and medication management • Legal liability and clinical indemnity for prescribing in the context of the expanded nurse/midwife role • Informed consent of patient / client for treatment • Awareness and reporting fraud • Budgetary considerations • Licensing of medicinal products • Documentation requirements of prescribing • Influence on and psychology of prescribing • Steps of prescribing process • Consultation skills • Patient/ client education and preventative healthcare advice • Decision making framework for Nurse and Midwife prescribing • Practice standards for Nurses and Midwives with Prescriptive Authority • Development of collaborative practice agreement
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Other % of Total Mark 80
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 50
Timing Week 14 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5,7,8
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students will present a case study relevant to their area of practice with a reflective section utilsing a reflective model and have a draft of their collaborative practice agreement as an appendix
Assessment Type Short Answer Questions % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 50
Timing Week 6 Learning Outcome 1,2,4,5,6,7
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
An etivity related to a theme relevant to the module
Assessment Type Other % of Total Mark 5
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 50
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Online discussion
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

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

 

Module Workload

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Second Week 0.50 1
Online Learning (non contact) Non Contact No Description Every Second Week 1.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Once per semester 3.33 50
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Once per semester 6.13 92
Total Weekly Learner Workload 10.97
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Dilyse Nuttall (Editor), Jane Rutt-Howard (Editor). (2015), The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing, 2nd. Wiley, UK.
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
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