Module title: Essential Theory and Skills for Mental Health Practice {Masters} (Theory 3b Mental Health)

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MHN11101
Module leader: Jennifer Murray
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Transforming Education and Practice

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

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).

Formative Assessment:
A brief appraisal of an assessment tool or evidence based article should be posted for peer to peer feedback. This will be submitted in week 8.

Summative Assessment:
Portfolio LO 1 - 6
This will critically explore an evidence based approach to the management of a client with a mental health condition from the perspective of the client, carer/family and inter-professional team. This will be in the form of a portfolio 3,500 word in length which will be submitted in week 15.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Tutorial 40
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Online Lecture 10
Online Guided independent study 114
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 14/15 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 critically explore specific aspects of health promotion both from a psychological and physical perspective. You will critically 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 explored and 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 critically explored.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO 1: Examine the impact of the effects of changes in health and well-being across the lifespan.
LO 2: Critically explore a range of physical and mental health assessment skills utilising appropriate assessment tools.
LO 3: Debate the use of health measurement tools to identify, interpret and respond to changes in health.
LO 4: Appraise the evidence base for nursing interventions that promote health.
LO 5: Critically 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, critique professional decision making and ethical frameworks that underpin a plan of care that supports both psychological and physical health promotion.

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