Module title: Perspectives on vulnerability in childhood

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CHN09113
Module leader: Debbie McGirr
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery and Child Health
Prerequisites

n/a

2018/9, Trimester 3, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Marie Elen
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los

This is a theory module which will be taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, group discussions, experiential learning, and practical learning through simulation, care study analysis and workshops (LO1-5). The main focus of the learning and teaching approach is to allow you to recognise and develop an awareness of the concept of vulnerability as it applies to infants, children and young people, taking account of the views of children and their families. This will provide an opportunity for you to consider a wide range of factors which influence the development and welfare of children and young people, including physical, emotional, social and psychological wellbeing. You are required to explore key literature, legislation and policy/ procedure to inform knowledge base and skills required to respond safely and effectively to children who are vulnerable. The focus of interagency working and clinical decision making while working with vulnerability and resilience within families will be explored through the use of key documents in each area (LO1-5). In response to a vulnerable child in an emergency situation the students will participate in a series of workshops and tutorials enhancing previously required knowledge and skills in a simulated environment to enforce the integration of knowledge into practice and demonstrate immediate management skills (LO5).

Formative Assessment:
At the start of the module the students will be given 3 scenarios, they will choose which scenario to enable them to explore all aspects of vulnerability throughout the module. From the chosen scenario the student will prepare a plan for a case study to address the key concept of vulnerability as it applies to infants, children and young people, taking account of the views of children and their families. This will provide an opportunity to consider a wide range of factors which influence the development and welfare of children and young people, including physical, emotional, social and psychological wellbeing. Key literature, legislation and policy/ procedure will be explored to inform knowledge base and skills required to respond safely and effectively to children who are vulnerable (week 8). In this session the students will be provided with formative feedback from academics and peers to feedforward in preparation for the summative case study submission.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment is submission of a case study of 3500 words. You will critically discuss the principles of working with vulnerable children and young people by using an anonymised case example to illustrate the key concepts of vulnerability and resilience (LOs1-5) week 14.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 30
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Online Guided independent study 14
Other Practical classes and workshops 6
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1-5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

You will develop an understanding of the concept of vulnerability as it applies to infants, children and young people, taking into account a wide range of factors influencing physical, emotional, social and psychological development and welfare. You will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills required in order to respond safely and effectively to children who are vulnerable. Fundamental to the module is appreciation of the need to work in partnership with children, young people, carer’s and professionals.

Concepts of vulnerability, adversity and resilience
Vulnerability and resilience in relation to infants, children, young people and families
Legislation & policies relevant to support of vulnerable families
Working in partnership with children, young people and families
Child protection
Health of young people
Mental health
Children with disability or complex needs
Inter-professional approaches to supporting vulnerable children
Emergency care of children

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect on factors which may contribute to increased vulnerability in infants, children and young people.
LO2: Determine ways in which individuals from statutory and voluntary agencies can respond to specific situations that reflect increased vulnerability in infants, children and young people.
LO3: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key policies and evaluate their impact on professional practice.
LO4: Illustrate, with reference to the recognition and care of a vulnerable infant, child or young person, the principles of effective partnership working in an interdisciplinary service user and carer environment
LO5: Utilise a problem solving approach to the management of the infant, child or young person in an emergency context.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - CLAVEIROLE, A., GAUGHAN, M. (2011) UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S MENTAL HEALTH: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 1st ed. - ISBN: 978047072345
Core - WILSON, K., JAMES, A.L (2007) THE CHILD PROTECTION HANDBOOK
: ELSEVIER, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9780702028298
Core - SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE (2006). EMERGENCY CARE FRAMEWORK FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN SCOTLAND.
EDINBURGH: SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE. - HTTP://WWW.GOV.SCOT/PUBLICATIONS/2006/09/19153348/0
Core - CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (SCOTLAND) ACT 2014 - HTTP://WWW.GOV.SCOT/RESOURCE/0044/00448228.PDF
Core - GETTING IT RIGHT FOR EVERY CHILD - HTTP://WWW.GOV.SCOT/TOPICS/PEOPLE/YOUNG-PEOPLE/GETTINGITRIGHT
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