Module title: Management of Psychosocial Issues in Long-Term Conditions

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

Module code: NMS09146
Module leader: Fiona Mackinnon
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Nursing Midwifery & Social Car

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

2020/1, Trimester 2, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 004
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Fiona Mackinnon
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Students will select a specific long term condition to critically examine the evidence base underpinning current practice in managing psychosocial issues and promoting self-management (LOs 1, 2, 3). A person centred evidence-based approach will underpin the teaching and learning activities to promote best practice, to meet the needs of the people living with a long term condition (LOs 4,5). The module will develop the students’ knowledge and skills to adopt an enabling role and work in partnership with client/carers and interprofessional working, within the NHS, social and private/voluntary sector (LOs1 to 5).

The module will be delivered wholly online via Moodle (LOs 1 to 5). A variety of teaching strategies will be employed, designed to enhance the learning experience by encouraging the student to engage with the material in a meaningful way. The module content will be delivered in units to guide students through the module in a structured manner (LOs 1 to 5). Collaborative learning will be promoted through the use of synchronous and asynchronous online discussion groups on Moodle facilitated by the module team (LOs 1 to 5). The use of Moodle in this module gives greater flexibility so students can choose to learn at a time which suits them. Online tutorials, lectures and the use of Elluminate will offer the opportunity for students to get together with fellow students in small groups to learn through interactive teaching sessions which aim to enhance and extend students learning (LOs 1 to 5). The activities will encourage students to engage with the literature and critically reflect on practice (LOs1 to 5).

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Students will have differing clinical and life experiences leading to differing learning needs. This module aims to enhance student employability skills by promoting student autonomy, encouraging active participation in online discussions an

Formative Assessment:
Will be offered in the form of online activities (LOs1, 2, 4) which students can access at a time and place suitable to them. Formative assessment will also be offered within the tutorial sessions and online discussions supervised by the module team with students receiving lecturer and peer feedback (LOs1 to 5)

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be the submission of Component 1 and 2.

Component 1 (20%) submitted in week 14 will test students knowledge of LO’s 1-5.
Evidence of contribution to 2 online discussion throughout module (submitted with component 2 in week 14) 10 % of total mark, 10 % awarded for evidence of participation in each discussion (2 X 250 words).

Component 2 (80%) submitted in week 14 will test students knowledge of LO 1-5.
A 3500 word report addressing one psychosocial issue that may affect a person with their chosen long term condition. Students will compare their current practice, in supporting a person to manage the selected psychosocial issue, to evidence for best practice. Students will make recommendations for future practice.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 2
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 3
Online Guided independent study 95
Independent Learning Guided independent study 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Discussion/Participation 20 1-5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Report 80 1-5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Medical and social models of care, Health outcomes; information and support, psychological consequences, social issues, cultural and spiritual issues, Self-management strategies, “Expert Patient” Programme, enabling role, partnership working, Ethical, advocacy and discrimination issues, Compliance/ concordance
Cost-effectiveness and quality of life issues.
Management of changed health status, complex problems/ co-morbidities, clinical guidelines/ protocols.
Anticipatory care, multi and interdisciplinary working, role of NHS, social and voluntary sector, e-health, multiagency working, service user/ carers experiences.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: LO1 Evaluate current theory and research underpinning current practice in the management of psychosocial factors in people affected by a long term condition.
LO2: Examine the social and psychological impact of diagnosis and symptoms on people and their family/ carers affected by a specific long term condition.
LO3: Examine the role of the multidisciplinary team in promoting self-management to enable people to live positively with a long term condition.
LO4: Critically reflect on current practice and compare to the evidence base using local, national and international guidelines, strategies and other evidence.
LO5: Explore current local practice and possible changes to improve psychological symptoms and health, and well-being for people living with a long term condition.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS09146 Management of psychosocial issues in long term conditions