Core Module Information
Module title: Essential Theory and Skills for Adult Health Practice (B) - Theory 3B

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ADN08118
Module leader: Gillian Taylor
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

Within this module you will apply your knowledge of anatomy and physiology to develop your understanding of altered physiology that results from an alteration in health status (for example cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, cognitive impairment, cancer). You will develop the knowledge and skills to assess individuals with alteration in health, interpret results and review appropriate interventions. You will explore the national and international guidelines, strategies and evidence that guide interventions and promote evidence based practice. Anticipatory care and care planning will be explored. You will enhance your communication and compassionate skills by reviewing approaches to difficult conversations and communication and compassionate care in relation to loss and bereavement.
You will have the opportunity to practice associated clinical skills and scenario based skills teaching within the Centre for Simulation and Clinical Skills to contextualise the theory to practice.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Explore the impact that an alteration in health and well being can have on adults across the lifespan.
LO2: Utilise the research and evidence-base to develop the knowledge and skills required to assess, interpret and respond to alterations in health and well-being in adults.
LO3: Examine the local, national and international guidelines that inform healthcare provision for adults with long term alteration in health status.
LO4: Develop knowledge and understanding of compassionate communication techniques that establish effective communication with adults with an alteration in health status.
LO5: Consider the benefits and scope of working co productively with individuals with an alteration in health status and their families/carers across the lifespan within health and social care settings.

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