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: Mental Health and Learning Disability


2019/0, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jennifer Murray
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 health promotion, health assessment/measurement and how they impact on well-being will be introduced on-line (LO 1, 2 & 4) and applied to case scenarios introduced in the tutorial groups utilising a scenario based learning approach (LO 3 & 5).
The students will continue in their tutorial groups to review and practice their health assessment skills (LO 2). The skills practice tutorials will be in the form of role play and related group work providing an opportunity to apply the skills to the development of a plan of care (LO 3, 5 & 6). Partnership approaches through the use of co-production principles will underpin the development of health care plans and support self-management (LO 5 & 6).
This learning and teaching strategy supports a student led approach allowing students to identify areas of particular interest and associated assessment skills to explore and practice.

Formative Assessment:
Group feedback will be given on one scenario summary as part of your course work submitted in week 29.

Summative Assessment:
Portfolio LO 1 - 6
This will be in the form of course work 3,500 word in length submitted in week 38.

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

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3,4,5,6 38 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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.