Module title: Pathophysiology for Advanced Child Health Practitioners

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CHN11100
Module leader: Catherine Macfarlane
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery and Child Health
Prerequisites

n/a

2019/0, Trimester 1, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Catherine Macfarlane
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module adopts an enquiry based learning approach supported by web-based materials which facilitate a student directed approach to learning (LOs 1-5). The module contains a series of activities which promote reflection, analysis and critical evaluation (LOs 1,3 4,5). These activities include locating and reviewing literature, reading, note taking and writing, in addition to online discussion and other interactive methods of communication. The geographical spread of the student group will enhance the potential benefits afforded by engaging in debate with others (LOs4&5). A range of activities is provided each week to enable achievement of the designated learning outcomes.




Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is offered throughout the module, as the module team will respond individually to selected contributions from students to the discussion boards. In preparation for the summative multiple choice examination, there will be the opportunity to complete a series of practice questions. In addition, formative feedback is offered on a draft of a section of the summative portfolio.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment of LO1&2 comprises of a 1hour extended mcq exam to demonstrate knowledge of peri-natal issues and their consequences. This requires not only selection of a correct response but also justification for the response in the form of an ‘assertion and reason’ technique, which is recognised as having the capacity to test higher level knowledge and understanding. The exam will constitute 30% of the overall assessment mark. LO’s 3,4,5 will be assessed by an Essay of 3,500 words (70%). This will provide the opportunity to focus on one particular area of practice or specialism. It will offer the opportunity to gather and present a range of evidence which demonstrates Masters’ level ability to select and instil information from a variety of sources what may include for example: anonymised case study; analytical commentary or structured reflection and evaluation of literature.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 100
Independent Learning Guided independent study 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 30 1 & 2 7 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Essay 70 3,4,5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, Online,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Catherine Macfarlane
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module adopts an enquiry based learning approach supported by web-based materials which
facilitate a student directed approach to learning (LOs 1-5). The module contains a series of activities
which promote reflection, analysis and critical evaluation (LOs 1,3 4,5). These activities include
locating and reviewing literature, reading, note taking and writing, in addition to online discussion and
other interactive methods of communication. The geographical spread of the student group will
enhance the potential benefits afforded by engaging in debate with others (LOs4&5). A range of
activities is provided each week to enable achievement of the designated learning outcomes.


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is offered throughout the module, as the module team will respond individually
to selected contributions from students to the discussion boards. In preparation for the summative
multiple choice examination, there will be the opportunity to complete a series of practice questions. In
addition, formative feedback is offered on a draft of a section of the summative portfolio.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment of LO1&2 comprises of a 1hour extended mcq exam to demonstrate
knowledge of peri-natal issues and their consequences. This requires not only selection of a correct
response but also justification for the response in the form of an ‘assertion and reason’ technique,
which is recognised as having the capacity to test higher level knowledge and understanding. The
exam will constitute 30% of the overall assessment mark. LO’s 3,4,5 will be assessed by an Essay of
3,500 words (70%). This will provide the opportunity to focus on one particular area of practice or
specialism. It will offer the opportunity to gather and present a range of evidence which demonstrates
Masters’ level ability to select and instil information from a variety of sources what may include for
example: anonymised case study; analytical commentary or structured reflection and evaluation of
literature.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 100
Independent Learning Guided independent study 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 30 1 & 2 7 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Essay 70 3,4 & 5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

On this module you will have the opportunity to learn and develop an in depth knowledge and understanding of neonatal and paediatric pathophysiology, as a foundation for the application to advanced practice.

Prenatal development; Genetic influences on the developing fetus and implications for childhood; Physiological adaptations at birth; Homeostatic mechanisms; Concepts of disease processes e.g. inflammation, healing, infection, neoplasms; Pathophysiology of diseases in infancy, childhood and adolescence; Pathophysiology of systems e.g. respiratory, cardiovascular, blood, digestive, urinary, neurological, endocrine, musculoskeletal, skin, reproductive; Application of the above concepts to advanced practice; Evidence based practice; Decision making and reflection.

Learning Outcomes for module:


LO1: Critically appraise prenatal development and perinatal physiological adaptations, and explore the relevance of such knowledge to advanced practice
LO2: Examine the aetiology and consequences of inherited disorders
LO3: Critically analyse fundamental concepts and processes in neonatal and paediatric pathophysiology related to a relevant area of your practice
LO4: Evaluate the contribution of research to current knowledge of one specialist area and reflect on its application to practice
LO5: Critically reflect on how knowledge of pathophysiology in neonates, children and young people can inform the decision making of an advanced practitioner

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CHN11100 Pathophysiology for Advanced Child Health Practitioners