Module title: Introduction to Maternal Health and Early Years Development

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

Module code: CHN07107
Module leader: Mark Freeman-Ferguson
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery and Child Health
Prerequisites

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


Description of module content:

Throughout the module and your placement, you will have opportunities to apply what you have learned so far in your programme, and develop a better awareness of the role of the child health nurse in caring for, and in partnership with infants, children, young people and their families. You will be allocated a mentor who will support and guide you throughout the placement. You will begin by observing your mentor and other members of the interdisciplinary team and gradually progress to participating in nursing care, dependent on the skill and mentor’s professional judgement and under their or their deputy’s supervision. You will begin to develop your child health nursing skills, in particular age-appropriate, ability dependent and culturally sensitive communication skills. The rights, best interests and safety of the infants, children and young people in your care will be your priority throughout your placement.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Discuss the impact of health and social care from the perspective of the expectant mother, baby, pre-school child and their families
LO2: Develop an awareness of the relevance and application of professional and ethical values and
antidiscriminatory practice (ADP) in child health nursing
LO3: Demonstrate effective, age-appropriate, ability dependent and culturally sensitive
communication skills.
LO4: Demonstrate an awareness of knowledge and skills necessary for safe and effective child health
nursing practice
LO5: Gain an appreciation of child health nursing in a manner that promotes the infant, child, young person and their
family’s safety and well-being, as part of the interdisciplinary team.
LO6: Recognise the importance of effective record keeping

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - GETTING IT RIGHT FOR EVERY CHILD (GIRFEC) - HTTP://WWW.SCOTLAND.GOV.UK/TOPICS/PEOPLE/YOUNG-PEOPLE/GETTINGITRIGHT
Core - GLASPER, E. A. RICHARDSON, J (EDS.) (2011) A TEXTBOOK OF CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S NURSING: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, 2nd ed.
Core - DELIVERING A HEALTHY FUTURE: A FRAMEWORK FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S HEALTH IN SCOTLAND - HTTP://WWW.SCOTTISHPATIENTSAFETYPROGRAMME.SCOT.NHS.UK/MEDIA/DOCS/MCQIC/PAEDIATRIC CARE/DELIVERING A HEALTHY FUTURE.PDF
Core - CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (SCOTLAND) ACT 2014 - HTTP://WWW.GOV.SCOT/TOPICS/PEOPLE/YOUNG-PEOPLE/LEGISLATION
Core - THE NURSING AND MIDWIFERY (NMC), THE CODE: PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OF PRACTICE AND BEHAVIOUR FOR NURSES AND MIDWIVES. - HTTP://WWW.NMC.ORG.UK/STANDARDS/CODE/
Core - INTEGRATION OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE AGENDA- PUBLIC BODIES (JOINT WORKING) (SCOTLAND) ACT 2014 - HTTP://WWW.GOV.SCOT/TOPICS/HEALTH/POLICY/ADULT-HEALTH-SOCIALCARE-INTEGRATION
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