Core Module Information
Module title: Managing Complex Care In Learning Disability Nursing

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

Module code: LDN09115
Module leader: Sam Abdulla
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing
Prerequisites

N/A

Description of module content:

This Module explores complex health assessment and intervention. By the end of this Module, you will be able to determine and discuss the rationale for pharmacological and non-pharmacological intervention in relation to addressing complex and changing needs across the lifespan (LO2).

You will explore the nursing process to address the complex care needs of your people woth learning disabilities and prioritisation of care planning inclusive of preventative health measures where appropriate (LO1).

You will develop and understanding of the evidence base, legal frameworks and clinical best practice guidance that supports clinical decision making and care planning (L03) and how this may be communicated across a range of stakeholders.

You will develop and understanding of the common principles and values associated with a range of behavioural intervention models to support people with learning disabilities whose behaviour is perceived as challenging (LO4 & LO5).

Learning Outcomes for module:

1. Evaluate the evidence base to develop the knowledge and skills required to assess, prioritise, implement and evaluate the care for (adult/ child/ learning disabilities/ mental health) patients/ service users with complex health and social care needs.

2. Demonstrate effective problem-solving and decision-making skills, utilising a systematic approach, to address and meet the changing needs of adult and child with learning disabilities patients/ service users with complex health and social care needs and their families or carers.

3. Demonstrate understanding of key clinical, legislative and other formal decision-making frameworks relevant to nursing practice.

4. Critically reflect upon the definitions, common principles and values associated with a range of behaviour intervention models.

5. Identify and evaluate appropriate risk assessment and management tools to support individuals with Learning Disabilities at points of crisis



Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gosha Wojcik
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A blended approach will be utilised within this module which means that there will be a combination of face-to-face and online learning opportunities. This will include interactive online activities, tutorials and recorded lectures. Materials and activities will be provided via a virtual learning environment 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. Principles of inclusive learning will be utilised within all teaching delivery to support all learners to achieve.

Scenario-based, real world approaches will enable the application of nursing practice within the learning environment to enrich and deepen student understanding of supporting service users with complex health and social care needs (LO1-5).


Formative Assessment:
Students will be asked to develop a proforma which will provide detail of the following –
An indication of their preferred assessment method
An overview of their planned focus for the summative assessment
Indicative reference list
This will be subject to verbal feedback from peers and the tutor.

Summative Assessment:
The student will have an option of two assessment methods:

a) A 10-minute narrated digital presentation of a critical incident in the style of a clinical handover. The students will need to choose a clinical scenario, explain the complex health presentations, and the strategies to address the challenges of care, providing a rationale for the non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions of care. Students will need to explore the evidence-base related to the clinical problem and provide recommendations for addressing the care needs throughout the lifespan. Students will need to evaluate their decision-making and critical thinking (LO1-5).

OR

b) 1500-word critical incident report of a chosen complex clinical scenario. The students will need to explain the complex health presentations, and the strategies to address the challenges of care, providing a rationale for the non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions of care. Students will need to explore the evidence-base related to the clinical problem and provide recommendations for addressing the care needs throughout the lifespan. Students will need to evaluate their decision-making and critical thinking (LO1-5). The weighting for the summative assessment is 100% of the overall mark.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 6
Face To Face Tutorial 21
Independent Learning Guided independent study 173
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


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

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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