Core Module Information
Module title: Assessing Need And Delivering Holistic Care In Child Health Nursing

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

Module code: CHN08120
Module leader: Mark Freeman-Ferguson
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

This module will build on your knowledge and understanding in relation to child/family centred care delivery. You will engage in scenario based learning to support your development of holistic assessment skills in relation to health and well-being. You will examine the results of patient assessments and following review of the evidence base, including clinical guidelines, you will prioritise and plan delivery of care utilising both pharmacological and non-pharmacological nursing interventions in relation to the health and wellbeing of children and young people. You will consider the impact of altered health on children and young people and explore the importance of communicating with children and young people / families and / or carers to develop a shared understanding of prescribed treatments.

Learning Outcomes for module:

1. Formulate a plan of care based on a holistic child/family centred assessment.
2. Identify altered health and its impact on children and young people
3. Explore evidence to prioritise both pharmacological and non-pharmacological care
4. Develop insight into the principles of pharmacodynamics/pharmacokinetics
5. Exemplify the ability to work with children and young people / families and / or carers to develop a shared understanding of prescribed treatments

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mark Freeman-Ferguson
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There is a blended approach to the learning and teaching of this module. This will include interactive online activities, tutorials and recorded lectures.

Within scenario-based learning activities you will develop insight into the assessment of children and young people and the skills associated with this (LO1).

You will examine assessment results in order to identify functional changes of altered health (LO2) which will enable you to consider the impact these have on the health and well-being of the child or young person (LO2).

You will explore the evidence base, including clinical guidelines, which inform and direct care delivery (LO3). In addition, the impact of the use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions as part of nursing care will be examined (LO4).

You will exemplify working co-productively with children and young people and/or their co-supporters to inform child/family centred care (LO5).

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback will be given throughout the module in a variety of ways including face-to-face within tutorials, peer to peer within OSCE practice and online within workbooks.

Summative Assessment:
Summative OSCE (100% of total mark)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Online Guided independent study 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 158
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Structures Clinical Exam (OSCE) 100 LOs 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 00.32
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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