Module title: Understanding Professional Practice: Capacity to consent to treatment

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

Module code: NMS09140
Module leader: Michael Brown
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Prerequisites

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

2017/8, Trimester 3, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Brown
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
For the purpose of University Academic Regulations this module is a SNMSC Theory Module.

Learning and teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
LO1-5 In order to be accessible to practitioners from across Scotland this theory module will be delivered utilising a blended learning approach. Support would be incorporated for students who are unfamiliar with learning at a distance to enable successful participation. Each student will be allocated an individual tutor from the module team to provide learning support through the module. This format enables students to participate at a time place and pace that is appropriate to their individual learning . It also allows study when and where they choose and makes learning more available to those not able to attend in person. Additionally academic support by the module team and by specialist academic support advisors within the university will be provided to meet the individual needs of students. The module team have provided further real life scenarios which will form the basis of problem based learning. The module is based on the views and experiences of people who may be affected by this legislation and they will be full partners in its development and delivery. This will enable students to understand at first hand people’s experiences of service provision as consumers and providers.

Moodle will be utilised to facilitate interactive learning and the sharing of knowledge, skills and experiences throughout the module.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
LO 1-5 Employability skills such as team working collaboratively, communication and leadership are all included in this module. Scholarship skills such as web based discussions and debates, portfolio building and assessments are all practiced in this module.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative
Students will also have to participate in online discussions and will

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 50
Other Guided independent study 70
Independent Learning Guided independent study 80
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 75 1-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Discussion/Participation 25 1-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, 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: Michael Brown
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
For the purpose of University Academic Regulations this module is a SNMSC Theory Module.

Learning and teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
LO1-5 In order to be accessible to practitioners from across Scotland this theory module will be delivered utilising a blended learning approach. Support would be incorporated for students who are unfamiliar with learning at a distance to enable successful participation. Each student will be allocated an individual tutor from the module team to provide learning support through the module. This format enables students to participate at a time place and pace that is appropriate to their individual learning . It also allows study when and where they choose and makes learning more available to those not able to attend in person. Additionally academic support by the module team and by specialist academic support advisors within the university will be provided to meet the individual needs of students. The module team have provided further real life scenarios which will form the basis of problem based learning. The module is based on the views and experiences of people who may be affected by this legislation and they will be full partners in its development and delivery. This will enable students to understand at first hand people’s experiences of service provision as consumers and providers.

Moodle will be utilised to facilitate interactive learning and the sharing of knowledge, skills and experiences throughout the module.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
LO 1-5 Employability skills such as team working collaboratively, communication and leadership are all included in this module. Scholarship skills such as web based discussions and debates, portfolio building and assessments are all practiced in this module.

Formative Assessment:
Formative
Students will also have to participate in online discussions and will be given the opportunity to submit a draft of their assignment to gain advice and informal feedback.

Summative Assessment:
Summative
Option A - Continuing Professional Development option - those student who are not required to issue S47 certificates

Students will produce a 5 000 word 2 part assignment;

Part 1: (4000 words) Utilising a case study drawn from practice the student will:
1. analyse the attitudes and values that underpin professional practice and
2. the factors that may affect capacity
3. the ethical and clinical judgements that need to be considered in relation to assessing capacity
4. the assessment methods available to determine capacity and implications for their practice.

Part 2: (1000 words)- Examples of online discussions.
Students will provide examples of their 5 online moodle postings to demonstrate their learning throughout the module. All examples will be included in the appendices.

Option B - Students who will be required to issue S47 certificates
Part 1 - The students will produce a 4,000 word portfolio that will meet modular learning outcomes 1-5. This will be evidenced through;
• A learning log demonstrating 70 hours of assessing capacity in practice
• Demonstrate an evidence based and clinically justifiable assessment of incapacity of at least 3 clinical scenarios encountered during the module.
.
Part 2: (1000 words)- Examples of online discussions.
Students will provide examples of their 5 online moodle postings to demonstrate their learning throughout the module. All examples will be included in the appendices.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 80
Online Guided independent study 50
Other Groupwork (Independent Study) 70
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 75 1-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Discussion/Participation 25 1-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Brown
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
For the purpose of University Academic Regulations this module is a SNMSC Theory Module.

Learning and teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
LO1-5 In order to be accessible to practitioners from across Scotland this theory module will be delivered utilising a blended learning approach. Support would be incorporated for students who are unfamiliar with learning at a distance to enable successful participation. Each student will be allocated an individual tutor from the module team to provide learning support through the module. This format enables students to participate at a time place and pace that is appropriate to their individual learning . It also allows study when and where they choose and makes learning more available to those not able to attend in person. Additionally academic support by the module team and by specialist academic support advisors within the university will be provided to meet the individual needs of students. The module team have provided further real life scenarios which will form the basis of problem based learning. The module is based on the views and experiences of people who may be affected by this legislation and they will be full partners in its development and delivery. This will enable students to understand at first hand people’s experiences of service provision as consumers and providers.

Moodle will be utilised to facilitate interactive learning and the sharing of knowledge, skills and experiences throughout the module.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
LO 1-5 Employability skills such as team working collaboratively, communication and leadership are all included in this module. Scholarship skills such as web based discussions and debates, portfolio building and assessments are all practiced in this module.

Formative Assessment:
Formative
Students will also have to participate in online discussions and will be given the opportunity to submit a draft of their assignment to gain advice and informal feedback.

Summative Assessment:
Summative
Option A - Continuing Professional Development option - those student who are not required to issue S47 certificates

Students will produce a 5 000 word 2 part assignment;

Part 1: (4000 words) Utilising a case study drawn from practice the student will:
1. analyse the attitudes and values that underpin professional practice and
2. the factors that may affect capacity
3. the ethical and clinical judgements that need to be considered in relation to assessing capacity
4. the assessment methods available to determine capacity and implications for their practice.

Part 2: (1000 words)- Examples of online discussions.
Students will provide examples of their 5 online moodle postings to demonstrate their learning throughout the module. All examples will be included in the appendices.

Option B - Students who will be required to issue S47 certificates
Part 1 - The students will produce a 4,000 word portfolio that will meet modular learning outcomes 1-5. This will be evidenced through;
• A learning log demonstrating 70 hours of assessing capacity in practice
• Demonstrate an evidence based and clinically justifiable assessment of incapacity of at least 3 clinical scenarios encountered during the module.
.
Part 2: (1000 words)- Examples of online discussions.
Students will provide examples of their 5 online moodle postings to demonstrate their learning throughout the module. All examples will be included in the appendices.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 80
Online Guided independent study 50
Other Guided independent study 70
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 75 1-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Discussion/Participation 25 1-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Brown
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
For the purpose of University Academic Regulations this module is a SNMSC Theory Module.

Learning and teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
LO1-5 In order to be accessible to practitioners from across Scotland this theory module will be delivered utilising a blended learning approach. Support would be incorporated for students who are unfamiliar with learning at a distance to enable successful participation. Each student will be allocated an individual tutor from the module team to provide learning support through the module. This format enables students to participate at a time place and pace that is appropriate to their individual learning . It also allows study when and where they choose and makes learning more available to those not able to attend in person. Additionally academic support by the module team and by specialist academic support advisors within the university will be provided to meet the individual needs of students. The module team have provided further real life scenarios which will form the basis of problem based learning. The module is based on the views and experiences of people who may be affected by this legislation and they will be full partners in its development and delivery. This will enable students to understand at first hand people’s experiences of service provision as consumers and providers.

Moodle will be utilised to facilitate interactive learning and the sharing of knowledge, skills and experiences throughout the module.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
LO 1-5 Employability skills such as team working collaboratively, communication and leadership are all included in this module. Scholarship skills such as web based discussions and debates, portfolio building and assessments are all practiced in this module.

Formative Assessment:
Formative
Students will also have to participate in online discussions and will be given the opportunity to submit a draft of their assignment to gain advice and informal feedback.

Summative Assessment:
Summative
Option A - Continuing Professional Development option - those student who are not required to issue S47 certificates

Students will produce a 5 000 word 2 part assignment;

Part 1: (4000 words) Utilising a case study drawn from practice the student will:
1. analyse the attitudes and values that underpin professional practice and
2. the factors that may affect capacity
3. the ethical and clinical judgements that need to be considered in relation to assessing capacity
4. the assessment methods available to determine capacity and implications for their practice.

Part 2: (1000 words)- Examples of online discussions.
Students will provide examples of their 5 online moodle postings to demonstrate their learning throughout the module. All examples will be included in the appendices.

Option B - Students who will be required to issue S47 certificates
Part 1 - The students will produce a 4,000 word portfolio that will meet modular learning outcomes 1-5. This will be evidenced through;
• A learning log demonstrating 70 hours of assessing capacity in practice
• Demonstrate an evidence based and clinically justifiable assessment of incapacity of at least 3 clinical scenarios encountered during the module.
.
Part 2: (1000 words)- Examples of online discussions.
Students will provide examples of their 5 online moodle postings to demonstrate their learning throughout the module. All examples will be included in the appendices.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 80
Online Guided independent study 50
Other Guided independent study 70
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 75 1-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Discussion/Participation 25 1-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Brown
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
For the purpose of University Academic Regulations this module is a SNMSC Theory Module.

Learning and teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
LO1-5 In order to be accessible to practitioners from across Scotland this theory module will be delivered utilising a blended learning approach. Support would be incorporated for students who are unfamiliar with learning at a distance to enable successful participation. Each student will be allocated an individual tutor from the module team to provide learning support through the module. This format enables students to participate at a time place and pace that is appropriate to their individual learning . It also allows study when and where they choose and makes learning more available to those not able to attend in person. Additionally academic support by the module team and by specialist academic support advisors within the university will be provided to meet the individual needs of students. The module team have provided further real life scenarios which will form the basis of problem based learning. The module is based on the views and experiences of people who may be affected by this legislation and they will be full partners in its development and delivery. This will enable students to understand at first hand people’s experiences of service provision as consumers and providers.

Moodle will be utilised to facilitate interactive learning and the sharing of knowledge, skills and experiences throughout the module.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
LO 1-5 Employability skills such as team working collaboratively, communication and leadership are all included in this module. Scholarship skills such as web based discussions and debates, portfolio building and assessments are all practiced in this module.

Formative Assessment:
Formative
Students will also have to participate in online discussions and will be given the opportunity to submit a draft of their assignment to gain advice and informal feedback.

Summative Assessment:
Summative
Option A - Continuing Professional Development option - those student who are not required to issue S47 certificates

Students will produce a 5 000 word 2 part assignment;

Part 1: (4000 words) Utilising a case study drawn from practice the student will:
1. analyse the attitudes and values that underpin professional practice and
2. the factors that may affect capacity
3. the ethical and clinical judgements that need to be considered in relation to assessing capacity
4. the assessment methods available to determine capacity and implications for their practice.

Part 2: (1000 words)- Examples of online discussions.
Students will provide examples of their 5 online moodle postings to demonstrate their learning throughout the module. All examples will be included in the appendices.

Option B - Students who will be required to issue S47 certificates
Part 1 - The students will produce a 4,000 word portfolio that will meet modular learning outcomes 1-5. This will be evidenced through;
• A learning log demonstrating 70 hours of assessing capacity in practice
• Demonstrate an evidence based and clinically justifiable assessment of incapacity of at least 3 clinical scenarios encountered during the module.
.
Part 2: (1000 words)- Examples of online discussions.
Students will provide examples of their 5 online moodle postings to demonstrate their learning throughout the module. All examples will be included in the appendices.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 80
Online Guided independent study 50
Other Guided independent study 70
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 75 1-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 25 1-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module content is delivered applying 4 main themes.
Firstly, the students will be taught on how capacity is defined, factors influencing capacity and differing levels and variability of capacity. Secondly the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act, Part 5 amendments is the main piece of legislation but interface with other legislation and legal principles will also be presented in this module. Thirdly assessment of capacity and how this should be approach will be outlined, using assessment tools and effective person centred communication to maximise the clients ability to participate in decision making. Within this, respect for autonomy, use of communication tools and use of proxy decision makers will be covered. Finally, the role of the professional and the role of others will also be covered in the context of capacity to consent to treatment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Examine the relationship between the legislative framework and the ethical dimensions in relation to capacity & incapacity.
LO2: Reflect on values and attitudes that shape communication and interpersonal interactions with people, families and other professionals.
LO3: Examine the range of factors which influence capacity.
LO4: Compare a range of validated assessment tools to support capacity assessment.
LO5: Demonstrate an evidence based and clinically justifiable assessment of incapacity

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