Module title: Social and Public Health Innovations: Improving Health and Well Being of people with disabilities

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

Module code: NMS09148
Module leader: Michael Brown
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Mental Health and Learning Disability

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

2018/9, Trimester 3, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
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:
LO 1-5 This module is fully online. Learning and teaching approaches will be flexible in nature, drawing on research-based evidence, policy and practice-based case scenarios to facilitate student interaction and engagement. Learning will be facilitated using online resources designed to promote and enable student discussion and interaction delivered via Moodle. Learning will be supported by the use of online discussions linked to the module learning outcomes with a focus on (i) reviewing and analysing research and policy-based literature relating to physical and mental health and health inequalities experienced by people with disabilities (LO1), (ii) practice-based case studies linked to directed reading exploring concepts and theories relating to collaborative working and person-centred care (LO2), (iii) the identification and comparison of health improvement models and their application to practice (LO3), (iv) directed reading and practice-base scenarios relating to the identification and implementation health goals (LO4) and (v) directed reading and reflective activities relating to practice-related roles that enable user decision making and promote autonomy (LO5).

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
LO 1-5 Employability skills such as multidisciplinary working, communication, leadership and quality enhancement are all included in this module. Scholarship skills such as report writing, debate/discussions, presentation skills and assessments are all practiced in this module. PDP will be ongoing with one 1:1 session scheduled per module.

Formative Assessment:
The students will submit online at week 8 a 1500 word draft literature review and critique of the health needs of people with disabilities for formative feedback. The students will receive individual formative feedback on their five on-line discussion contributions throughout the module.

Summative Assessment:
The summative module assessment will comprise a 5000 word essay with three components, covering LO1-5.

The 5000 word summative assessment will comprise, component one: a literature review and critique of the health needs and inequalities experienced by people with disabilities (2,500 words) (LO1). Component two: a plan demonstrating collaborative working with stakeholders, utilising health promotion models and goal setting to enable autonomous decision making and person-centred support of people with disabilities (1,500 words) (LO2,3,4) and a critical reflection based on four submitted on-line discussions that identifies the application of learning to practice and future learning needs (1,000 words) (LO5).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 100
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
Essay 50 1 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Essay 30 2,3,4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Essay 20 5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Research and policy evidence of the health needs and inequalities experienced by people with disabilities.
Disability specific population health problems, barriers to accessing services, health improvement models, local health improvement initiatives that promote health and well-being, public and individual perceptions of people with disabilities and their social inclusion.
Self-directed support and quality of life models to enable people with disabilities to identify their own health improvement goals.
Health improvement initiatives and programmes of health promotion aimed at improving health and well-being & the involvement of people with disabilities to manage their own health and self-care.
Supporting and enabling user and carer involvement to identify health improvement approaches drawn from examples from practice and the literature.
Applying learning to everyday practice to improve health and well being of people with disabilities.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the evidence-base relating to the physical and mental health and well-being needs of people with disabilities, recognising the inequalities that exist.

LO2: Critically reflect on the importance of developing effective collaborative relationships with stakeholders to promote the health and well-being of children, adults and older adults with disabilities.

LO3: Develop an understanding of health education and health promotion initiatives, activities and materials and their role in addressing the health needs of people with disabilities across the lifespan.

LO4 Apply learning to enable the achievement of health goals within the context of public health and the practitioner’s area of practice.

LO5 Reflect on your role and area of practice to maximise health and well being improvement opportunities for people with disabilities, to promote their autonomy and decision making thereby exercising control over their own health and wellbeing.

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