Core Module Information
Module title: Developing Your Identity And Role In Learning Disability Nursing

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LDN07107
Module leader: Mhari Henderson
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing

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

Description of module content:

In this module you will begin to develop your field specific identity through exploration of the historic and evolving role of the learning disability nurse. You will build on your understanding of nursing professional values and how the distinct values of learning disability nursing align to, and are underpinned by these. You will develop an understanding of the nursing process and how assessment and evaluation of care is structured and measured through evidence based approached and how this is informed by different models of nursing appropriate to learning disability nursing.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate understanding of the role of contemporary learning disability nursing
LO2: Articulate the values and philosophies of learning disability nursing
LO3: Demonstrate knowledge of models of care and approaches to nursing practice as applicable to learning disability nursing
LO4: Gain an appreciation of the nursing process and its application to evidence based learning disability nursing
LO5: Develop an awareness of key social and political drivers that inform learning disability nursing practice

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, 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: Caroline Paton
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A blended approach will be utilised within this module. Lectures and tutorials will be used to deliver core concepts and ideas relating to development of understanding of the role of the learning disability nurse (LO1-5)
Materials and activities will be provided via a virtual to supplement and complement your learning within lectures and tutorials ( LO1-5). Lectures and tutorials will be recorded, enabling you to access these via your virtual learning environment to better support your development.
Scenario based approaches will enable application of nursing practice within a learning environment to and deepen and enrich student understanding of learning disability nursing practice (LO3 and 4)

Formative Assessment:
Find two pieces of peer reviewed literature that relates to the module content and which you find helpful and tell your peers about this, in small groups within class. Peers will give you feedback using a checklist.

Summative Assessment:
Write an annotated bibliography of 3 pieces of peer reviewed literature, including narrative text that links each piece to the module content - 1500 words

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 9
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Online Guided independent study 18
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 LO: 1-5 14/15 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100