Module title: Dimensions of Learning Disability

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LDN08109
Module leader: Ian Stables
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Mental Health and Learning Disability
Prerequisites

None


Description of module content:

Nature of learning disability
Causes of learning disability
Needs of children, adults and older people with a learning disability including access to health care
Communication skills
Person centred approaches to care (values based practice, person centred planning, partnership working, human rights)
Role of the learning disability nurse (multi-disciplinary and multi-agency contexts)
Services for people with a learning disability (Health, Local Authority, Education, Employment)

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Define the nature and causes of learning disability
LO2: Discuss the context of caring interventions and services available for people with a learning disability
LO3: Give examples of knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of academic literacy’s and online learning.
LO4: Discuss with other professionals/disciplines the role of the learning disability nurse in meeting the needs of people with a learning disability and how this may develop in future
LO5: Discuss the promotion of dignity, autonomy, equality of opportunity and quality of life for individuals.
LO6: Continue to develop academic writing skills in particular with regards to research and the evidence base for practice.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - ATHERTON AND CRICKMORE (EDS) (2011) LEARNING DISABILITIES, TOWARDS INCLUSION: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, 6th ed.
Core - GATES (2006) CARE PLANNING AND DELIVERY IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY NURSING: OXFORD: BLACKWELL, 1st ed.
Recommended - BARKER (2010) EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE FOR NURSES: LONDON,SAGE, 1st ed.
Recommended - STRENGTHENING THE COMMITMENT - WWW.SCOTLAND.GOV.UK/RESOURCE/0039/00391946.PDF
Recommended - SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE (2000) THE SAME AS YOU?: SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE, 1st ed.
Recommended - THE KEYS TO LIFE - WWW.GOV.SCOT/RESOURCE/0042/00424389.PDF
Recommended - HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT - WWW.HEALTHSCOTLAND.COM/DOCUMENTS/1040.ASPX
Recommended - THE HEALTH EQUALITIES FRAMEWORK - WWW.NDTI.ORG.UK/UPLOADS/FILES/THE_HEALTH_EQUALITY_FRAMEWORK.PDF
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