NMHS42920 Public Health Nursing: Clinical Practicum

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module focuses on the acquisition of clinical skills that are fundamental to the role of a public health nurse. The module enables the student to apply their knowledge, skills and understanding of specialist public health nursing theory to client care, and will require the student to demonstrate competence within this area of specialist practice. Clinical placement will be supervised and assessed by a preceptor public health nurse. The student and preceptor may plan clinical exposures outside the geographical area and profession of nursing according to the student’s previous experience and requirements to fulfil competencies.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module, the student should:
1. Critically appraise the delivery of public health nursing service to individuals, families and communities
2. Assess the needs of all client groups in the community setting
3. Develop his/her clinical practice within the context of public health nursing
4. Demonstrate public health nursing case management and caseload management skills
5. Demonstrate competence in all domains of competence as outlined by NMBI

Indicative Module Content:

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Placement/Work Experience




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Clinical learning
Reflection Portfolio
Planned Clinical Exposures
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Additional Information:
Students must be registered in the General Division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Register

Public Health Nursing: Clinica (NMHS41130), Public Health Nursing: Clinica (NURS41130)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Compentency Assessments X 3 Varies over the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat (CFP) Within Three Semesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Miss Niamh Vickers Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
2 Trimester (Sep-May)
Lecture Offering 50 Week(s) - 32 Mon 09:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 50 Week(s) - 32 Mon 14:00 - 16:50
2 Trimester (Sep-May)