Module title: Critical Perspectives of Mental Health - Theory 5a

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MHN09113
Module leader: Gavin Cullen
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Mental Health and Learning Disability


2019/0, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Pamela Logan
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There is a blended scenario based approach to this learning and teaching strategy. Interactive on-line activities will link to the face to face tutorials. These set tutorial groups will provide a platform for discussion and debate around decision making and the nursing process (LO 1, 2 & 4) within the context of inclusion and ethical decision making (LO 3). Complex scenarios will be used to explore multi-factorial aspects impacting on mental health from a holistic perspective (LO 3, 4 & 5) while acknowledging the impact of the lived experience of using mental health services. Students will further develop their evaluation and use of research evidence to inform and enhance decisions and direct care (LO 2 & 5). Students will learn associated clinical skills and participate in module related simulated patient scenarios within the Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre.
Feedback will be provided during the face-to-face tutorial groups and online sessions and discussions. Students will be required to be self-directing and take responsibility for their own learning, supported by the module leader.

Formative Assessment:
Mock exam question group/peer feedback will be completed in week 7.

Summative Assessment:
Exam LO 1 -5
A 3 hour unseen, invigilated closed booked exam will be timetabled in week 14/15.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 108
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 32
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

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

Description of module content:

This module will focus on mental health nursing, decision making and safety within the context of health policy and practice. You will explore policy and legislation that ensures the health, well-being and protection of people who use mental health services along with the ethical and legal frameworks that support nursing decision making.
You will examine the evidence base for a range of health assessment measures and related interventions that mental health nurses utilise. Traditional and alternative approaches and interventions that support a recovery approach to care will be explored using complex multi-factorial clinical scenarios. The impact of mental health distress, trauma and the lived experience of utilising mental health services will be used to examine inequalities. You will develop knowledge of and skills to recognise acute illness and deterioration and you will enhance your decision making skills by reviewing decision making theories. Associated clinical skills simulation.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO 1: Critically explore the policy and practice impacting on clinical decision making within the context of mental health nursing.
LO 2: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current legislation in relation to ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals who use mental health services.
LO 3: Select and apply the ethical principles and frameworks that support nurses to challenge inequalities and promote inclusion.
LO 4: Utilise a problem solving approach to assess the range of interventions available to mental health nurses that support recovery and self-management.
LO 5: Interpret the multifactorial aspects that impact on the mental health of individuals who have complex needs.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MHN09113 Critical Perspectives of Mental Health - Theory 5A