Core Module Information
Module title: Assessing Need And Delivering Holistic Care In Adult Nursing

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

Module code: ADN08119
Module leader: Sandra Sharp
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Health and Social Care

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will build on your knowledge and understanding of adult nursing in relation to person centred care. You will engage in scenario based learning to support your development of holistic assessment skills in relation to health and well-being of people with adult health needs. You will examine the results of patient assessments and following review of the evidence base, including clinical guidelines you will prioritise and plan delivery of care utilising both pharmacological and non-pharmacological nursing interventions in relation to adult health nursing. You will consider the impact of altered health on individuals and explore the importance of communicating effectively with individuals and / or carers to develop a shared understanding of prescribed treatments.

Learning Outcomes for module:

1. Formulate a plan of care based on an holistic person centred assessment.
2. Identify altered health and its impact on individuals.
3. Explore evidence to prioritise both pharmacological and non-pharmacological care.
4. Develop insight into the principles of pharmacodynamics/pharmacokinetics.
5. Exemplify the ability to work with individuals and/ or carers to develop a shared understanding of prescribed treatments.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2020/1, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jane Whitehorn
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A blended approach will be utilised within this module, which means that there will be a combination of face to face and online learning opportunities. This will include interactive online activities, tutorials and lectures. Materials and activities will be provided via a virtual learning environment to supplement and compliment your learning within lectures and tutorials. Lectures will be recorded, enabling you to access these via your virtual learning environment.

Within scenario-based learning activities you will develop insight into the assessment of individuals and the skills associated with this. Using your communication skills you will conduct a patient assessment to inform care planning and nursing intervention. (LO1).

You will examine assessment results in order to identify functional changes of altered health, which will enable you to consider the impact these have on the health and well-being of the individual (LO2).
You will explore the evidence base, including clinical guidelines, which inform and direct care delivery (LO3). In addition the core principles of pharmacology will be explored and the impact of the use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions as part of adult nursing care will be examined (LO4).
You will discuss working co-productively with individuals and carers to inform person centred care (LO5).

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback will be given throughout the module in a variety of ways including face-to-face within tutorials, peer to peer within OSCE practice and online within workbooks and a practice pharmacology MCQ exam.

Summative Assessment:
Summative OSCE (80% of total mark)
Summative open book online MCQ exam (20% of total mark)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Face To Face Lecture 6
Online Guided independent study 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Structures Clinical Exam (OSCE) 80 LO1,2,3, & 5 14/15 HOURS= 00.32
Class Test 20 LO 4 13 HOURS= 01.00
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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