Module title: Healthy Lives

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

Module code: HSC09401
Module leader: Sandra Sharp
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Population and Public Health

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 2, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sandra Sharp
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The learning and teaching approach for the module is interactive using fully on-line teaching methods to engage and facilitate learning. The on-line teaching will be focused around whole group activities and tasks along with small group focussed facilitated discussions. These will be supported by trigger short, interactive on-line lectures using WebEx that focus on the core content of the module.
The virtual learning environment (VLE) – known as ‘Moodle’ will be used. The units in the VLE will be in sequential order to guide you through the module content in a paced manner allowing for a flexible and accessible approach to suit students learning within different time zones (LOs 1 to 6). All interactive and VLE based activities will be set around the learning outcomes and lectures will be recorded so students can have full access to discussions and other teaching sessions throughout the module.
This module will increase your knowledge and awareness of global and national public health challenges and priorities, providing insight into health promotion processes and opportunities, and enable you to think critically about the media framing of health and health promotion (LOs 1, 2, 3, 6).
You will engage with change behaviour theories and models and explore the importance of communication skills within promoting healthy lifestyles. Furthermore, you will examine the role of the media in terms of what gains media attention and the use of evidence within news reporting. The module will equip you to be effective health promoters in your day-to-day nursing roles, as well as encourage changes that support your own health as nurses (LOs 2, 4, 6).
There will be opportunities for you to apply what you learn to your practice (LOs4 -5) as well as draw from your practice experience to enhance the on-line discussions and illuminate the core concepts of public health and health promotion within contemporary nursing practice. Asynchronous discussions with your peers and the lecturer will support your learning and end of unit activities will be provided to promote active learning (LOs 1-6).

Formative Assessment:
There is an opportunity for formative feedback on your progress and learning during this module via discussion boards and group discussions where you are able to engage in discussions on a variety of topics and both peers and tutors will respond to these.
You will submit a brief overview (max 750 words) that will allow you to identify the health topic that your summative assignment will focus on and highlight key evidence in relation to this health topic.

Summative Assessment:
There is a single summative assessment for this module. It is a written assessment around the development of a portfolio. You will need to identify a topic from current media reports in your local area in relation to health issues (this can be patient/client related or workforce related).
In part one, you will be required to write a report of 1500 words around the topic (LOs 1-3, 5).
For part two you will need to draw on the evidence identified in part one to then chose one of two options:
1. Design an appropriately referenced poster or
2. Design an appropriately referenced leaflet (LOs 4, 6).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 16
Online Tutorial 12
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 30
Independent Learning Guided independent study 142
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will provide you with the opportunity to learn about health promotion within the general population and within and through the nursing workforce. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and improve their health.

The module will focus on the factors that influence health, including (but not limited to): sexuality and sexual practices; spirituality; psychological factors, loss & bereavement; mental health and wellbeing; environmental factors; cultural factors; food and diet; exercise (effects / lack of); smoking, alcohol and substance use. You will explore the main issues and priorities for public health globally and within your national and local context that may include: communicable disease, ageing population, obesity, sexual health, mental health, drug & alcohol use; screening programmes (e.g. breast, cervical and bowel cancer); resource allocation and the implications for nursing and workforce health.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Illustrate major global, national and local public health challenges and priorities.
LO2: Demonstrate how the determinants of health impact on the health and wellbeing of the general population and the healthcare workforce.
LO3: Examine the relationship between inequality and health behaviours and outcomes.
LO4: Evaluate the opportunities and processes of health promotion (including change behaviour theories) to bring about change.
LO5: Critically reflect on health promotion activities in the general population.
LO6: Evaluate the role of the media in the reporting of health issues, including their role in framing health and health promotion.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HSC09401 Healthy Lives (Global Online)