Module title: Critical Perspectives of Adult Health {Masters} (Theory 5a Adult Health)

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

Module code: ADN11110
Module leader: Claire Kydonaki
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Cardiovascular Health & Critical Care


Description of module content:

This module will critically 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 appraise 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 critically explore the knowledge and skills required to recognise acute illness and deterioration and you will enhance your decision making skills by critically 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: Examine the impact of altered physiology on health for individuals with specific complex health needs.
LO2: Critically evaluate the evidence-base to assess, prioritise, implement and evaluate care for adults with complex health needs.
LO3: Justify the decision making processes required to meet changing requirements of adults with complex health needs.
LO4: Analyse factors which influence the implementation of best evidence in practice with adult health care.
LO5: Appraise strategies available to support compassionate care and communication with individuals, families and the multidisciplinary team within complex health care delivery.

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