Module title: Critical Perspectives of Child Health {Masters} (Theory 5a Child Health)

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

Module code: CHN11104
Module leader: Mark Freeman-Ferguson
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Transforming Education and Practice


2019/0, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mark Freeman-Ferguson
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There will be a blended approach to the teaching and learning in this module. The theoretical content of the module will be delivered initially by using a combination of lectures and on-line activities (LO1– 5).To facilitate the application of theory to evidence based practice, group tutorials, team based approaches, including practical workshops will be utilised (LO1- 5). Students will use existing knowledge and skills to evaluate the patient journey through a range of diverse and contemporary child health care settings (LO1).
Within the tutorials students will explore enhanced communication and compassionate caring skills applied to the scenarios and case studies (LO6). Students through online learning will examine the contribution of key policies and application of principles therein to professional child heath practice (LO4). 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, 3). Feedback will be provided by lecturers and student groups within the skills activities
Feedback will be provided during the face-to-face tutorial groups and online sessions and discussions. Students will be required to be self-directing and take responsibility for their own learning, supported by the module leader.

Formative Assessment:
Mock exam question for peer/group feedback will be completed in week 7.

Summative Assessment:
A 3 hour invigilated exam will be timetabled in week 15.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 20
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Online Lecture 16
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 116
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2,3,4,5,6 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will enhance your knowledge and skills to prepare you to contribute effectively to the care of children, young people and their families in a range of diverse and contemporary child health care settings. You will critically explore key literature, legislation and policy/ procedure to inform the knowledge base and skills required to respond safely and effectively to children. The module will encourage you to critically examine leadership styles, professional behaviour, management of self and others, clinical governance, quality improvement and clinical decision making theory. This will encourage you to integrate knowledge into practice and for you to influence decision making ensuring positive outcomes for children, you ng people and their families.
You will critically explore the knowledge and skills required to recognise acute illness and deterioration and you will enhance your decision making skills by critically reviewing decision making theories. You will enhance your therapeutic communication skills and advanced compassionate caring skills caring for infants, children, young people and their families.

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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically evaluate the patient journey through a range of diverse and contemporary child health care settings.
LO2: Utilise a problem solving approach to critique safe, effective evidence based care for children and their families.
LO3: Appraise evidence-base to develop the knowledge and skills required to assess, prioritise, implement and evaluate care for children and young people.
LO4: Critically examine the contribution of key policies and application of principles therein to professional child heath practice.
LO5: Using a problem solving approach, critically examine the contribution of nursing leadership to enhance quality in child health practice.
LO6: Critique strategies available to support compassionate communication and decision making processes to ensure positive outcomes for infants, children, young people and their families.

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