Module title: Essential Theory and Skills for Learning Disability Practice {Masters} (Theory 3 a Learning Disability)

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LDN11105
Module leader: Linda Hume
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Transforming Education and Practice


2019/0, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Linda Hume
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. These will focus on health and wellbeing and reflect on key policies that impact on care (LO2 and 3).
This learning and teaching strategy supports a student led approach allowing students to identify areas of particular interest and associated communication skills to explore and practice.
Feedback will be provided during the face-to-face tutorial groups and online sessions and discussions. Students will be required to be self-directing and take responsibility for their own learning, supported by the module leader.

Formative Assessment:
In class tutorial debate to be undertaken before 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)
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Online Lecture 60
Independent Learning Guided independent study 92
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 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 critically 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 critically explore the specific assessments and interventions that are delivered in partnership to people with learning disabilities, in a person centred manner. You will critically examine essential learning disability nursing skills across a range of settings led by the health and social care needs of people with learning disabilities. You will critically explore 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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically reflect on the impact a learning disability may have on communication processes.
LO2: Appraise key policies and legislation available to inform Learning Disability practice.
LO3: Critically 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: Debate the range of physical and mental health assessment skills and related assessment tools to identify, interpret and respond to changes in health and well-being.

LO5: Appraise the research and evidence sources that contribute to the development of interventions in learning disability practice.
LO6: Justify the adjustments that can be made to support and empower people with learning disabilities, their families and carers to lead as experts in their own health.

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