Core Module Information
Module title: Developing Your Identity And Role In Mental Health Nursing

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MHN07107
Module leader: Gavin Cullen
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

In this module you will begin to develop your field specific identity through exploration of the historic and evolving role of the mental health nurse. You will build on your understanding of nursing professional values and how the distinct values of mental health nursing align to, and are underpinned by these; you will develop an understanding of how mental health nurses contribute to and support the provision of intra and inter professional health and social care. You will develop an understanding of models of nursing care and how the nursing process, and assessment and evaluation of care is structured and measured through evidence based approaches.

Learning Outcomes for module:

1. Demonstrate understanding of the role of contemporary mental health nursing

2. Articulate the values and philosophies of mental health nursing

3. Demonstrate knowledge of models of care and approaches to nursing practice as applicable to mental health nursing

4. Gain an appreciation of the nursing process and its application to evidence based mental health nursing

5. Develop an awareness of key social and political drivers that inform mental health nursing practice

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gavin Cullen
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A blended approach will be utilised within this module which means that there wil be a combination of face to face and online learning opportunites. Lectures and tutorials will be used to deliver core concepts and ideas relating to development of understanding of the role of the mental health nurse (LO1-5).

Materials and activities will be provided via a virtual learning environment to supplement and compliment 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 wil be utilised within all teaching delivery to support all learners to achieve.

Scenario based approaches will enable application of nursing practice within a learning environment to enrich and deepen student understanding of mental health nursing practice (LO3&4).

Formative Assessment:
Find two pieces of peer reviewed literature that relates to the module content and which you find helpful and tell your peers about this, in small groups within class. Peers will give you feedback using a checklist.

Summative Assessment:
Write an annotated bibliography of 3 pieces of peer reviewed literature, including narrative text that links each piece to the module content - 1500 words

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 9
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Online Guided independent study 18
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

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

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MHN07107 Developing Your Identity And Role In Mental Health Nursing