There are two assessment components for this module: a group presentation (worth 40% of the overall module mark) and a reflective account (worth 60% of the overall module mark). Your grades for each will be combined to give the final module result.
Component 1 Instructions: Presentation
Group presentation on the influences of personal development on maintaining a healthy lifestyle for professional practice.
Overview of Assessment
Small groups jointly undertake a 10-minute group presentation on the influences of personal development on maintaining a healthy lifestyle for professional practice.
Understand the professional responsibility to adopt a healthy lifestyle in line with NMC standards of proficiency.
Demonstrate awareness of resilience and emotional intelligence in relation to the nursing role.
Students will be arranged into groups of three by their tutor. It may be necessary for some groups to consist of two members (groups larger than three are not permitted). Changing groups is not permitted.
Each group agrees the general theme of the presentation and jointly produce introductory slides and concluding slides. The presentation should increase awareness of the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle among health and social care professionals.
The group agrees which one of the following three sections each person take responsibility for:
- Influenceof diet and hydration on maintaining a healthy lifestyle for professional practice
- Influenceof exercise on maintaining a healthy lifestyle for professional practice
- Influenceof managing stress on maintaining a healthy lifestyle for professional practice
Each group member must present their section of the presentation. Each person’s section should include 3-5 slides containing information and images relevant to the topic. Students can be creative in how the present the Information, although it should be in keeping with the overall approach agreed by the group. Presentations must be recorded with narration (the video is optional) by each member of the group for their particular section using the record function with PowerPoint. To record the presentation, go to the Slide Show tab and then click on Record Slide Show and begin recording:
You will need to work together to bring the presentation together into one PowerPoint file.
An important aspect of becoming a nurse is being able to work effectively with others and overcome disagreements and difficulties in a professional manner. Section 8 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Code of Professional Standards requires that all nurses Work Co-operatively. Remember that members of the group will have different levels of experience and confidence in working on a project such as this. Please bear this in mind as you encounter challenges with producing your presentation. If a member of your group leaves, please continue to record the presentation without the section they were working on.
Consider issues such as accessibility, readability and health literacy when constructing your work.
Component 2 Instructions: Reflection
Students will provide a reflective exploration of the factors which have influenced their personal and professional growth.
1. Outline key psychological and sociological theory as it relates to the individual and society.
2. Demonstrate understanding of professional practice, the potential impact on self, and sources of support to manage this.
4. Recognise appropriate responses in challenging situations to maintain personal safety, including the role of de-escalation strategies.
Each student is required to write a 1500 (+10% maximum) reflective exploration. The work will be structured using a template adapted from NMC Revalidation documentation. Students must choose an experience from the Nursing in Society module which has influenced their personal and professional growth.
Students should provide credible and reliable evidence as they consider relevant issues. For example, if you are considering a specific approach you will change in the future then provide a specific evidence source to show the reader what this will incorporate. These should match a reference list provided at the end of the reflective account.
The reflective account may be written in 1st person which means you can refer directly to yourself within the text. This includes the use of words such as I, we, me, and us. This is unusual within your academic writing at university but is allowed because in this case because it is a reflective account so personal in nature.