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: Iain Gillingham
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


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
2023/4, Trimester 1, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Iain Gillingham
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Tutorial 15
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 12
Online Guided independent study 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 153
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) 100 LO1,2,3, 4,& 5 14/15 HOURS= 00.32
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
ADN08119 Assessing Need And Delivering Holistic Care In Adult Nursing