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: 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
2022/3, 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: Sandra Sharp
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
An online approach will be utilised within this module, which means that there will be a combination of asynchronous and timetabled 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 within tutorials, and online within workbooks.

Summative Assessment:
Summative OSCE (100% of total mark)

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

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