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

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

Module code: ADN11111
Module leader: Linda King
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Innovations in Health & Social Care Practice


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

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There is a blended 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 (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 students will explore barriers to implementation of best evidence within clinical practice (LO 3, 4). 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 tutorials (LO 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:
Peer/group and academic feedback on the discussions will be provided in week 7.

Summative Assessment:
A portfolio to demonstrate each learning outcome based on a predetermined case scenario will be submitted in week 14.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 7
Online Tutorial 43
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 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will critically 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 critically examine 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 critically assessed in the context of complex healthcare delivery and key components such as tissue viability, infection control, sepsis, medicines management will be explored. You will critically explore research, evidence based practice and statistical evidence demonstrating how this is used to inform clinical practice.
You will critically reflect on leadership styles, professional behaviour and management of self and others, highlighting the impact this has on complex care delivery. The influence of team, organisational and cultural factors on care delivery will be critically explored taking into account the importance and impact of situational awareness and human factors within the clinical environment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

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

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