Module title: Essential Theory and Skills for Learning Disability Practice - Theory 3A

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

Module code: LDN08117
Module leader: Maria Truesdale
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Enduring Conditions and Community Care


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

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There is a blended approach to this learning and teaching strategy. Interactive on-line activities will prepare students prior to attending face to face tutorials throughout the trimester.
Theoretical perspectives of therapeutic engagement, communication and factors that impact on will be introduced on-line (LO 1, 3, 5 & 6) and applied to case scenarios introduced in the tutorial groups utilising a scenario based learning approach (LO4)
The students will continue in their tutorial groups to review and practice their communication and therapeutic skills considering self and self in relation to others (LO 1, 4). The skills practice tutorials will be in the form of role play and related group work providing an opportunity to apply the theoretical perspectives and evidence base examined in the on-line and Scenario based activities.

Formative Assessment:
Sample short answer questions will be submitted in week 8.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment will be a 3 hour unseen examination in week 14 of the module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 60
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 92
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

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

Description of module content:

The module will enable you to explore a range of factors, which influence the health, and well-being of people with a learning disability. Utilising research and evidence based learning approaches you will explore, examine and identify the specific assessments and interventions that are delivered in partnership to people with learning disabilities, in a person centred manner. Identify and examine essential learning disability nursing skills across a range of settings led by the health and social care needs of people with learning disabilities. Underpinned by knowledge of relevant health and social care policy as applicable to people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
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:

LO1: Develop knowledge and understanding of the impact a learning disability may have on communication processes.
LO2: Develop knowledge and understanding of key policies and legislation available to inform Learning Disability practice.
LO3: Explore a range of factors that influence the health and well-being of people with a learning disability, their families and carers, taking cognisance of the diversity of environments in which people with a learning disability access services.
LO4: Explore the range of physical and mental health assessment skills and related assessment tools utilised in health care settings to identify, interpret and respond to changes in the health and well-being.
LO5: Differentiate between the research and evidence sources that can contribute to the development of interventions in Learning Disability practice.
LO6: Identify the adjustments that must be made so that people with a learning disability and their families and carers can be supported and empowered to lead as experts in their own health.

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