Core Module Information
Module title: Positive Behavioural Support

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

Module code: LDN08110
Module leader: Linda Hume
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

This module explores the causes and presentations of interactional challenges in people with learning disability. With a focus on Positive Behaviour Support and the principles of care including values and social validity and working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency way. You will explore the positive support model covering functional assessment, designing, implementing and evaluating multi element support plans. You will develop communication skills. Legal and ethical issues and relevant policy and law are explored including patient/public safety and support and protection of adults at risk.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Describe the causes and presentations of people with learning disability and challenging behaviour
LO2: Discuss ethical and legal issues raised when meeting the needs of people with learning disability and interactional challenges.
LO3: Discuss the use of positive behavioural support including functional assessment and multi element support plans for people with a learning disability whose behaviour is perceived as challenging.
LO4: Review the challenges of risk assessment and management in a range of settings.
LO5: Identify examples of knowledge and skills in learning online and academic literacies change to Select and utilise skills in on-line learning to develop academic knowledge and understanding.

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