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

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

Module code: ADN09135
Module leader: Linda King
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Transforming Education and Practice


2019/0, Trimester 1, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Linda King
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There is a fully on-line approach to this learning and teaching strategy. Interactive on-line activities and lectures will prepare students for engaging in the on-line tutorial discussions throughout the trimester. 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. A range of strategies to introduce quality improvement and patient safety will be taught using web-based resources and further explored within scenario based on line discussion groups (LO 1, 2). Students will evaluate the evidence base that informs practice related to patient safety and within the tutorials students will explore barriers to implementation of best evidence within clinical practice (LO2, 3, 4, 5). Feedback will be provided during the on line tutorial groups and discussions. Students will be required to be self-directing and take responsibility for their own learning, supported by the module leader.

Formative Assessment:
An essay patch will be submitted in week 9 for group/peer feedback.

Summative Assessment:
Essay LO 1 -5
An essay of 3,500 words will be submitted in week 14.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 20
Online Tutorial 30
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 50
Independent Learning Guided independent study 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1,2,3,4,5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will explore the provision of care determined by the needs of the individual, for example through unscheduled care, acute care and critical care areas.
Within this module you will consider the role of clinical governance and quality improvement within complex healthcare delivery. The importance of the patient safety initiatives such as the Scottish Patient Safety Programme will be considered in the context of complex healthcare delivery and key components such as tissue viability, infection control, sepsis, medicines management will be explored. Your knowledge and understanding of research and evidence based practice will be enhanced through literature searching using databases; you will critique research and explore how evidence is used to inform practice. You will develop your knowledge of and ability to interpret statistics and explore how statistical evidence is used to inform clinical practice.
Within this module you will examine leadership styles and professional behaviour and management of self and others and the impact this has on complex care delivery. You will consider the influence of team, organisational and cultural factors on care delivery, the importance of situational awareness and the impact human factors can have within clinical care. You will explore the role and impact of mentoring and approaches to conflict resolution.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Propose factors that determine the provision of healthcare based upon the requirements of the individual.
LO2: Determine the role of clinical governance systems and their influence in quality improvement in the healthcare context.
LO3: Examine the evidence base that informs a selected patient safety initiative.
LO4: Critically reflect on the impact situational awareness and human factors can have on complex care delivery.
LO5: Illustrate the contribution of clinical leadership to quality care provision in adult health care.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
ADN09135 Critical perspectives of adult health theory 5B