Module title: Essential Theory and Skills for Child Health Practice - Theory 3A

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CHN08118
Module leader: Mark Freeman-Ferguson
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Enduring Conditions and Community Care
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mark Freeman-Ferguson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There is a blended approach to learning and teaching in this module. The 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 perspectives relating to factors that influence the health and well-being of children and families, taking cognisance of related risk assessment and management strategies will be introduced online (LO 1) and the research and evidence-base required to assess, interpret and respond to changes in health and well-being of children (LO 2&3).
The students will in on-line groups review the research and evidence sources which contribute to the interventions in child health practice (LO4). The individual learning activities will direct the student to consider the professional values and communication skills that support child health practice (LO5).
Feedback will be provided during the face-to-face tutorial groups and online sessions and discussions. Student will be required to be self-directing and take responsibility for your own learning, supported by the module leader.
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.

Formative Assessment:
Sample answer question will be submitted in 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


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled 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:

The module will enable you to explore a range of factors which influence the health and well-being of infants, children and young people. You will review the impact of injury and illness on the child and family, highlighting specific childhood health issues and the associated nursing response. During this module you will explore professional values and the principles of child health practice. The module will additionally guide you to investigate a range of risk assessment and management strategies and evidence based decision making processes in child health practice.
You will enhance your communication and compassionate skills by reviewing approaches to communication and compassionate care in relation to child health practice. The module will enable you to review the evidence-base that informs policy and guidelines and the impact that this has on practice. You will develop your knowledge of the research process and research methodologies that are utilised within healthcare to inform and enhance child health 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:

LO1: Explore a range of factors that influence the health and well-being of children and families, taking cognisance of related risk assessment and management strategies.
LO2: Utilise the research and evidence-base to develop the knowledge and skills required to assess, interpret and respond to changes in health and well-being of children.
LO3: Discuss the principles of care and support of children and young people and the associated nursing response
LO4: Differentiate between various research and evidences sources which contribute and can be applied to the development of interventions in child health practice.
LO5: Explore the professional values and communication skills that support child health practice.