Module title: Essential Theory and Skills for Adult Health Practice {Masters} (Theory 3a Adult Health)

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ADN11108
Module leader: Diane Willis
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: Diane Willis
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 accessed via Moodle (the University’s 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 in adults across the lifespan, assessment, interpretation and appropriate responses to these alterations in health will be introduced on line (LO 1, 2, 3). This will encourage students to consider the impact on individuals, families and carers in all care settings and how the nurse works co-productively with individuals to promote health and well-being (LO 4) whilst maintaining/promoting dignity and the rights of individuals and groups (LO 5). Online materials will address global and national public health policies and priorities (LO 3) and students will examine the underpinning evidence. 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 a scenario based learning approach (LO1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Within the tutorials students will explore enhanced communication and compassionate caring skills applied to the scenarios and case studies (LO4). 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, 4, 5). Feedback will be provided by lecturers and student groups 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:
In class tutorial debate to be undertaken before week 8.

Summative Assessment:
Exam (LO1-5)
The summative assessment will be a 3 hour unseen examination in week 14 of the module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 60
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 92
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

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

Description of module content:

On this module you will critically explore a range of factors which influence the health and well-being lifestyle behaviours in adults including global and national public health priorities, the impact of alteration in health status has on the individual and their family/carers over the lifespan.
You will enhance your communication and compassionate caring skills through critically examining motivational interviewing and different types of communication tools. Throughout the module you will appraise the importance of reflective compassionate care within health and social care delivery.
You will critique the evidence-base that informs policy and guidelines and the impact that this has on practice. You will apply your knowledge of the research process and research methodologies to healthcare which will inform and enhance practice.
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: Critically explore the range of factors, including health related behaviours and inequalities that affect health and well-being in adults across the lifespan.
LO2: Critically review the research and evidence-base used to assess, interpret and respond to changes in health and well-being in adults.
LO3: Examine the impact of global, national and local public health issues and associated policies across the lifespan.
LO4: Critically engage with behaviour change theory, advanced communications skills and compassionate care to empower clients to promote/maintain/improve health and well-being.
LO5: Appraise the importance of rights, safeguarding responsibilities and dignity for individuals and groups.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
ADN08117 Essential Theory and Skills for Adult Health Practice