Module title: Healthy Lives

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

Module code: NMS08101
Module leader: Shona Irvine
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing in Acute interventions
Prerequisites

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


Description of module content:

The themes of this module will be explored through a ‘virtual family’ which is based on the experiences of real service users and carers.
Factors influencing health: genetic inheritance; ageing process; sex; spirituality; psychological factors, eg personality; loss & bereavement; mental health and wellbeing; coping strategies – psychological & behavioural; environmental factors; cultural factors; nutrition; food groups; food labelling; exercise (effects of, and lack of); smoking and alcohol.
Public health: main issues and priorities: eg obesity, type 2 diabetes, inactivity, sexual health, mental health, drug & alcohol use; screening programmes (eg breast, cervical and bowel cancer); resource allocation.
Health in the media: what gets attention and why; evaluating the evidence.
Health assessment and promotion: assessing health and use of assessment tools (eg BMI, diabetes risk score, Framingham, JBS2, ASSIGN, Q-risk); stages of change model; communication skills (eg. assessing values and attitudes, negotiating, empowering, motivating); support strategies and interprofessional working (eg smoking cessation, young people with type 2 diabetes, drugs and alcohol addiction)


Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Give examples of major global and national public health issues.
LO2. Discuss how lifestyle behaviours impact on the health and wellbeing of all client groups.
LO3. Explore strategies used by health agencies for health assessment, including health assessment tools.
LO4. Discuss how knowledge of behaviour change theory and communication skills can empower clients.
LO5. Review selected public screening programmes, considering their cost and effectiveness.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - ROLLNICK, S., MILLER, WR., BUTLER, CC. (2008) MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING IN HEALTH CARE: GUILDFORD PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 101593856121
Core - SCRIVEN, A (2010) PROMOTING HEALTH, A PRACTICAL GUIDE: BAILLIERE TINDALL, ELSEVIER Vol. 1, 6th ed. - ISBN: 9780702031397
Core - SCOTTISH INTERCOLLEGIATE GUIDELINES NETWORK (2007) GUIDELINE NO 97 RISK ESTIMATION AND THE PREVENTION OF
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
- WWW.SIGN.AC.UK/GUIDELINES/FULLTEXT/97/
Core - SCOTTISH INTERCOLLEGIATE GUIDELINES NETWORK (2010) GUIDELINE NO 115 MANAGEMENT OF OBESITY - WWW.SIGN.AC.UK/GUIDELINES/FULLTEXT/115/
Core - SCOTTISH INTERCOLLEGIATE GUIDELINES NETWORK (2010) GUIDELINE NO 116 MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES - WWW.SIGN.AC.UK/GUIDELINES/FULLTEXT/116/
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