Core Module Information
Module title: Assessing Need And Delivering Holistic Care In Mental Health Nursing

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

Module code: MHN08116
Module leader: Stuart Martin
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

This module will build on your knowledge and understanding in relation to person/family centred care delivery. You will engage in scenario-based learning to support your development of holistic assessment skills in relation to health and well-being. You will examine the results of patient assessments and following review of the evidence base, including clinical guidelines, you will prioritise and plan delivery of care using both pharmacological and non-pharmacological nursing interventions in relation to mental health nursing practice. You will consider the impact of altered health on individuals and explore the importance of communicating with individuals / families and / or carers to develop a shared understanding of prescribed treatments.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Formulate a plan of care based on an holistic person/family centred assessment.
LO2: Identify functional changes of altered health and the impact on individuals.
LO3: Explore evidence to prioritise both pharmacological and non-pharmacological care.
LO4: Develop insight into the principles of pharmacodynamics/pharmacokinetics and their application to specific populations.
LO5: Exemplify the ability to work with individuals / families and / or carers to develop a shared understanding of prescribed treatments.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, 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: Austyn Snowden
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A blended approach will be used to create an interactive and inclusive learning experience. This will include interactive online activities, clinical skills practice and a mix of face-to-face and recorded lectures. These map to the learning outcomes in the following way:
1. Within scenario-based learning activities you will develop insight into the assessment of individuals and the skills associated with this.
2. You will examine assessment results in order to identify functional changes of altered health which will enable you to consider the impact these have on the health and well- being of the individual.
3. You will explore the evidence base, including clinical guidelines, which inform and direct care delivery.
4. In addition, the impact of the use of pharmacological and non- pharmacological interventions as part of nursing care will be examined.
5. You will exemplify working co-productively with individuals and/or their co-supporters to inform person/family centred care.

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback will be given throughout the module in a variety of ways including face-to-face within tutorials, peer to peer within OSCE practice and online within workbooks

Summative Assessment:
Summative Oral assessment (100% of total mark): 32 minutes (4 x 8 minutes per station)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Face To Face Lecture 6
Online Guided independent study 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 20 LOs 4 13 HOURS= 01.00
Oral Structures Clinical Exam (OSCE) 80 OSCE LO1, 2, 3 14/15 HOURS= 00.32
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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