Module title: Critical Perspectives of Adult Health [A] - Theory 5A

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ADN09134
Module leader: Claire Kydonaki
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Transforming Education and Practice


2019/0, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Claire Kydonaki
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There is a blended approach to learning and teaching in this module. Student learning will be supported via interactive on-line learning materials (on line lecturers and activities) accessed via Moodle (the Universities online learning platform) and face to face contact incorporating tutorials and associated clinical skills sessions. Theoretical aspects of factors that affect health and well-being resulting in acute/critical illness alongside theory to inform assessment, prioritisation and evaluation of care will be introduced on line (LO 1, 2). Clinical decision making theory will be provided via the online learning resources and students will evaluate of the evidence base that informs practice and within the tutorials and skills sessions students will explore barriers to implementation of best evidence within clinical practice (LO 3, 4). A range of strategies to support compassionate care delivery and enhanced communication skills will be introduced on line and explored within scenario based tutorial sessions and applied within skills sessions (LO 5). The online learning will prepare students for the face to face tutorials where scenarios and case studies will be used to contextualise the theory amassed online using an enquiry based learning approach (LO1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Students will learn associated clinical skills and participate in module related simulated patient scenarios within the Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre to apply the theory amassed to near life scenarios (LO 1, 2, 3,4, 5). Feedback will be provided by lecturers and peers within the skills activities.
Feedback will be provided during the face-to-face tutorial groups and online sessions and discussions. Students will be required to be self-directing and take responsibility for their own learning, supported by the module leader.

Formative Assessment:
Mock exam question for group/peer feedback will be completed in week 7.

Summative Assessment:
Exam LO 1 – 5
A 3 hour invigilated, closed book exam will be timetabled in week 14/15

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 32
Online Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 108
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 100 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will explore adults with complex health care needs (for example patients who access acute care/critical care/unscheduled care). Examples of specific complex health needs will be provided for you to explore the evidence base and challenges of caring for individuals with multiple co morbidities or acute exacerbations of long term conditions with reference to the pathophysiology, interventions and medication required and the impact on the individual, their family and carers. You will develop knowledge of and skills to recognise acute illness and deterioration and you will enhance your decision making skills by reviewing decision making theories. You will enhance your therapeutic communication skills and advanced compassionate caring skills through exploration of transactional analysis, counselling skills and appreciative enquiry.
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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Determine the altered physiology and the impact on health for individuals with specific complex health needs.
LO2: Evaluate the evidence-base to develop the knowledge and skills required to assess, prioritise, implement and evaluate care for adults with complex health needs.
LO3: Illustrate the decision making processes required to address and meet changing needs of adults with complex health needs.
LO4: Propose factors which influence the implementation of best evidence in practice with adult health care.
LO5: Critically analyse the strategies available to support compassionate care and communication with individuals, families and the multidisciplinary team within complex health care delivery.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
ADN09134 Critical Perspectives of Adult Health (A) Theory 5A