Core Module Information
Module title: Approaches to health in adulthood

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ADN07107
Module leader: Fiona-Jean Howson
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

Using a lifespan approach, this module will examine the concept of adult health. The contents of this module will include:
Global and national health drivers and challenges to health and well-being, including a changing National Health Service will be addressed.
The meaning of health and wellbeing across the lifespan – for women and men. Some groups will be highlighted such as; pregnant women, those with mental health problems, intellectual impairment and sensory impairment.
Debating the area of equality and diversity throughout the adult lifespan
The impact of personal health choices on health and well being on self, family and society
Current changes to health professional roles in adult nursing
Use of Telemedicine with NHS with a focus on adult health
Care delivery opportunities via Telehealth for a range of adult groups.
The socioeconomic, political and cultural influences on health and health choices
The common health challenges through disease and natural aging process in later decades of life.
The need for compassionate, individualised care throughout adulthood and at the end of life.
The impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on professional roles, in assessment of and care delivery and the ICT role in communication and/or education for service users.
Throughout this module you will begin to develop literature search skills and the understanding of academic writing skills. This will be supported by the university website which is richly equipped with written and visual material to support this learning.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Outline the Global and National drivers for health and lifestyle changes throughout adulthood and towards the end of life.
LO2: Gain an appreciation of the diverse health needs of a variety of adult groups and changing methods of delivery through e-health.
LO3: Recognise the impact of life circumstances and life choices on: personal, family and societal health including maternal health and child nutrition.
LO4: Outline the ageing process and associated degenerative changes which may require integrated multi-professional service delivery including nurse-led services and the use of E-health services.
LO5: Develop academic writing style and literature searching skills, through assessment strategy.
LO6: Using a practice based service user scenario, recall practice experiences where health choices, ageing, political, cultural and socioeconomic influences has impacted on health.

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