Core Module Information
Module title: Managing Complex Care In Adult Nursing

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

Module code: ADN09137
Module leader: Gosha Wojcik
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing
Prerequisites

N/A

Description of module content:

This Module explores complex health assessment and intervention. By the end of this Module, you will be able to determine and discuss the rationale for pharmacological and non-pharmacological intervention in relation to addressing complex and changing needs across the lifespan/ages and stages of development (LO2).

You will explore the nursing process to address the complex care needs of your service user group and prioritisation of care planning inclusive of preventative health measures where appropriate (LO1-5).

You will develop an understanding of the evidence base, legal frameworks and clinical best practice guidance that supports clinical decision making and care planning (L03) and how this may be communicated across a range of stakeholders (LO 3-5).

Learning Outcomes for module:

1. Evaluate the evidence base to develop the knowledge and skills required to assess, prioritise, implement and evaluate the care for adult patients with complex health and social care needs.

2. Effectively demonstrate decision-making and problem solving skills, utilising a systematic approach, to address and meet the changing needs of adult patients with complex health and social care needs and their families or carers.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the key clinical, legislative and decision-making frameworks relevant to adult nursing practice.

4. Critically analse the altered physiology of acute illness and the impact on health and wellbeing for adults with complex care needs.

5. Critically evaluate evidence-base interventions to prioritise and manage acute illness for adult patients with complex health care needs.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gosha Wojcik
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 recorded lectures. Materials and activities will be provided via a virtual learning environment to supplement and complement your learning within lectures and tutorials (LO1-5). Lectures and tutorials will be recorded, enabling you to access these via your virtual learning environment to better support your development. Principles of inclusive learning environment will be utilised within all teaching to support all learners to achieve. Scenario-based, real world approaches will enable application of nursing practice within the learning environment to enrich and deepen student understanding of supporting patients with complex health and social care needs (LO1-5).


Formative Assessment:
Students will be asked to develop a proforma which will provide detail of the following –
An indication of their preferred assessment method
An overview of their planned focus for the summative assessment
Indicative reference list
This will be subject to verbal feedback from peers and the tutor.

Summative Assessment:
The student will have an option of two assessment methods:

a) A 10-minute narrated digital presentation of a critical incident in the style of a clinical handover. The students will need to choose a clinical scenario, explain the complex health presentations, and the strategies to address the challenges of care, providing a rationale for the non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions of care. Students will need to explore the evidence-base related to the clinical problem and provide recommendations for addressing the care needs throughout the lifespan. Students will need to evaluate their decision-making and critical thinking (LO1-5).

OR

b) 1500-word critical incident report of a chosen complex clinical scenario. The students will need to explain the complex health presentations, and the strategies to address the challenges of care, providing a rationale for the non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions of care. Students will need to explore the evidence-base related to the clinical problem and provide recommendations for addressing the care needs throughout the lifespan. Students will need to evaluate their decision-making and critical thinking (LO1-5). The weighting for the summative assessment is 100% of the overall mark.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 6
Face To Face Tutorial 21
Independent Learning Guided independent study 173
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1-5 14/15 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
ADN09137 Managing Complex Care in Adult Nursing