Teaching and assessment
Support from your tutor
You will have a tutor who will help you with the study material, and mark and comment on your written work, and whom you can ask for advice and guidance. Your tuition is delivered online so contact with your tutor will be through email and online discussion forums, although phone communication may also be used.
Your module work is not the only area where you receive support. You will develop professional practice skills at the same time as theoretical knowledge in order to foster the integration of theory and practice. During your practice experiences you will have qualified practice supervisors and practice assessors to support, supervise, and assess your clinical skills and practice.
You will be supported by:
Module Tutor – will guide you through the study materials, mark and comment on your written work and provide advice and guidance through email, online tutorials discussion forums and by phone.
Practice Supervisor – will support and supervise you in the development of your practice and contribute to your record of achievement and proficiencies within your Practice Assessment Document (PAD).
Practice Assessor – will work in collaboration with your practice supervisor to conduct assessments to confirm your achievement of proficiencies and programme outcomes for practice learning.
Practice Tutor/Academic Assessor – takes an overview of your practice development. Will support the practice supervisor and practice assessor in readiness for practice assessment and in the verification of your achievements in your PAD.
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You will be expected to submit your tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) online through the eTMA system unless there are some difficulties which prevent you from doing so. In these circumstances, you must negotiate with your tutor to get their agreement to submit your assignment on paper.
The interactive computer-marked assignments (iCMAs) are completed via the module website.
The end of module assessment (EMA) consists of an assignment and completion of your Practice Assessment Document (PAD).
If you have a disability
The OU strives to make all aspects of study accessible to everyone and this Accessibility Statement outlines what studying KYN211 involves. You should use this information to inform your study preparations and any discussions with us about how we can meet your needs.
Developing nursing practice starts three times a year – in March, July and October.
This page describes the module that will start in July 2022.
From 2023, this module will start in March, June and October. We expect it to start for the last time in June 2028.