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

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

Module code: LDN11106
Module leader: Ian Stables
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Population and Public Health
Prerequisites

n/a

2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
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 communication and interpersonal skills that impact on health and wellbeing will be introduced on-line (LO 1 ,2, 3). Students will explore frameworks and support mechanisms to proactively manage the well-being of people with a learning disability across the lifespan (LO3). The role of the learning disability nurse in developing the resilience of people with learning disabilities will be introduced on line and discussed in tutorial groups (L05).
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 (L04).


Formative Assessment:
A brief appraisal of a key guideline or evidence based article should be posted for peer to peer feedback. This will be submitted in week 29.

Summative Assessment:
Portfolio LO 1 - 5
This will critically explore an evidence based approach to the management of the well-being of the client, carer/family and inter-professional team. This will be in the form of a portfolio 3,500 word in length which will be submitted in week 38.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Tutorial 40
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 114
Online Lecture 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3,4,5 38 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

In this module you will critically examine the learning disability nurses’ role in developing the resilience of people with learning disabilities and their circles of support in the active promotion and maintenance of health. You will critically explore a range of factors that may impact on the well-being of people with learning disabilities across the lifespan. You will appraise the existing research and evidence that informs the application of interventions and the mechanisms that exist to reduce the negative impact of these factors.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically reflect on the range of communicative and interpersonal skills that are required to support the positive health of people with a learning disability.
LO2: Critically explore a range of factors that impact upon the health and well-being of people with a learning disability, their families and carers, taking cognisance of biological and psychological factors.
LO3: Appraise frameworks and support mechanisms to proactively manage the well-being of people with a learning disability across the lifespan.
LO4: Critically evaluate the research and evidence sources that can contribute to the development of health promotion and maintenance in Learning Disability practice.
LO5: Critically reflect on the role of the learning disability nurse in developing the resilience of people with learning disabilities and their circles of support through person centred health promotion activities.

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