Core Module Information
Module title: Essential Theory and Skills for Mental Health Practice B -Theory 3 B

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MHN08115
Module leader: Jessica MacLaren
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

Through a blended learning approach you will explore, examine and identify specific aspects of health promotion both from a psychological and physical perspective. You will examine the mental health nurses role in supporting and promoting well-being in partnership with those you work with and develop knowledge and skills that will support you in this role.
The importance of nursing theory relating to health improvement and health assessment will be reviewed and the skills and tools relating to health assessment will be practiced using role play and related group activities. The importance of sleep hygiene, exercise, nutrition and sexual health will be explored. Risk, including: suicide, substance misuse, self-harm and harm reduction methodologies will be considered in the context of health inequalities and groups and individuals that experience inequalities in health. Research and evidence base for the planning and the co-production of health care interventions and plans will be explored.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of changes in health and well-being and their impact across the lifespan.
LO 2: Explore a range of physical and mental health assessment skills utilising appropriate assessment tools.
LO 3: Identify, interpret and respond to changes in health through the use of health measurement.
LO 4: Compare and contrast the evidence base for nursing interventions that promote health.
LO 5: Examine professional responsibility in relation to risk assessment strategies as a way to identify and respond to the needs of people who use mental health services.
LO 6: With consideration to co-production, identify professional decision making and ethical frameworks that underpin a plan of care that supports both psychological and physical health promotion.

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