Core Module Information
Module title: The achievement and maintenance of optimal health for infants, children and yp

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CHN07105
Module leader: Kelly Stone
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The focus of the experience will be on caring for healthy infants, children, young people and their families. There will be the opportunity to develop clinical and interpersonal skills in a variety of community settings. The practice will be observational at first, with a gradual progression to increasing participation. The following content will be covered:
Understanding and basic interpretation of demographic data
National and local statistics related to population and environmental factors
International and national policies relevant to children and families
Local services within the community, aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing of children and families
Roles and responsibilities of practitioners from a range of professional backgrounds
Health promotion, screening and surveillance
Environmental factors e.g. poverty
Parenting and family functioning, utilising representation from carer user groups
In addition to supervised practice, the student will return to university for reflection and will continue to develop their Personal Development Portfolio.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and practice in accordance with The Code (NMC 2008).
LO2: Gain an appreciation of local, national and international policies, initiatives and services that exist to support families within communities.
LO3: In collaboration with other fields of practice and disciplines, identify roles and responsibilities of practitioners working with children, young people and families.
LO4: Participate in activities which practitioners employ to promote health and wellbeing.
LO5: Gain an appreciation of the environmental factors that can impact on health and wellbeing.
LO6: Demonstrate knowledge of the influence of parenting and family functioning on health, wellbeing and development.

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