Module title: Critical Perspectives of Learning Disability {Masters} (5b Learning Disability)

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

Module code: LDN11108
Module leader: Linda Hume
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Transforming Education and Practice


2019/0, Trimester 1, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Linda Hume
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There is a fully on-line approach to this learning and teaching strategy for this module. Interactive on-line activities will provide the wider perspectives of current learning disability health care and the on-line set tutorial groups will provide a platform for peer support and student led engagement to consider a wide range of factors which influence the evidence based interventions (LO1-2). Students are required to explore key literature, legislation and policy/ procedure to inform knowledge base and skills required to respond safely and effectively people with a learning disability requiring complex interventions.
The focus of interagency working and clinical decision making while working with people with a learning disability and their supports will be explored through the use of key documents in each area (LO3-4). Students will participate in a series of activities to enhance previously required knowledge and skills to enforce the integration of knowledge into practice and influence decision making to ensure positive outcomes for people with a learning disability and their families in preparation for the role as a registered Learning Disability Nurse (LO5). Clinical governance, quality improvement and leadership theory will be delivered online and considered within the tutorials (LO 4).

Formative Assessment:
A predetermined case scenario will be provided. Students will critically explore the health care needs of the patient in the scenario (LO1). This will be posted online in week 7.

Summative Assessment:
Portfolio LO: 1-5
A portfolio to demonstrate each learning outcome based on a predetermined case scenario will be submitted in week 14

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 20
Online Tutorial 30
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 50
Independent Learning Guided independent study 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

In this module you will appraise the evidence base in relation to the health inequalities faced by people with a learning disability in the context of health and social care. You will critically examine the contribution of all agencies in effective care delivery across the life span. You will critically explore a range of political and legislative drivers that promote the inclusion of people with a learning disability and their roles and contributions to society. You will debate the opportunities and barriers to transdisciplinary working in order to deliver delivering person centred support.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO 1: Appraise the evidence of the holistic health inequalities faced by people with a learning disability
LO2: Critique the legislative and political frameworks that support the range of individuals who contribute to promoting the health and well-being of people with a learning disability.
LO3: Critically evaluate the barriers that contribute to the health and social inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities.
LO 4: Critically reflect on the role of the multidisciplinary team to overcome barriers to health equality for people with learning disabilities through person-centred outcomes.
LO 5: Evaluate the ethical and values based perspectives underpinning policy, practice and, working in partnership with people with learning disabilities and their families and carers.

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