Module title: Governance and Accountability in Healthcare

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

Module code: NMS11169
Module leader: Libby Campbell
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Nursing Midwifery & Social Car
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 3, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jackie Johnston
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
At the beginning of the module the Edinburgh Napier staff member will deliver a block of lectures (15hrs). Thereafter you will be supported in your studies by a Local Tutor who will deliver a series of tutorials (15hrs) which have been developed by the module leader - where appropriate the Local Tutor provides the local context/examples etc. You will be further supported by online flexible learning materials which have been developed by the Edinburgh Napier teaching team. In particular a Student Study Guide, which outlines the module aims, outcomes, lecture content, details tutorial exercises and provides assessment guidance, and identifies directed readings in a core textbook. You will also receive a copy of the Lecture PPT slides . Edinburgh Napier Distance Learning Library services is also available to you to access relevant electronic resources to support your learning. Local Tutors are also provided with a Tutor Guide which sets out their role and instructions for tutorials and assessment guidance.

Assessment (formative and summative) Formative assessment and feedback will be provided throughout the module and will cover all learning outcomes. The summative assessment involves end of unit progress tests and will account for 10% of the total mark (LO. 1-6). There are 10 of these tests, each with 20 questions and the students have a choice of 4 answers, this test is undertaken fully online.There will also be a 4000 word assignment to critically appraise methods of measuring quality in relation to leadership and culture in healthcare (LO 1-6), this will be submitted in week 14 and will account for 90% of the total mark.

Formative Assessment:
Assessment (formative and summative) Formative assessment and feedback will be provided throughout the module and will cover all learning outcomes. The summative assessment involves end of unit progress tests and will account for 10% of the total mark (LO. 1-6). There are 10 of these tests, each with 20 questions and the students have a choice of 4 answers, this test is undertaken fully online.There will also be a 4000 word assignment to critically appraise methods of measuring quality in relation to leadership and culture in healthcare (LO 1-6), this will be submitted in week 14 and will account for 90% of the total mark.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment (formative and summative) Formative assessment and feedback will be provided throughout the module and will cover all learning outcomes. The summative assessment involves end of unit progress tests and will account for 10% of the total mark (LO. 1-6). There are 10 of these tests, each with 20 questions and the students have a choice of 4 answers, this test is undertaken fully online.There will also be a 4000 word assignment to critically appraise methods of measuring quality in relation to leadership and culture in healthcare (LO 1-6), this will be submitted in week 14 and will account for 90% of the total mark.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 4
Online Tutorial 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 191
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 10 1-6 1 HOURS= 5, WORDS= 0
Report 90 1-6 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 1, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jackie Johnston
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
At the beginning of the module the Edinburgh Napier staff member will deliver a block of lectures (15hrs). Thereafter you will be supported in your studies by a Local Tutor who will deliver a series of tutorials (15hrs) which have been developed by the module leader - where appropriate the Local Tutor provides the local context/examples etc. You will be further supported by online flexible learning materials which have been developed by the Edinburgh Napier teaching team. In particular a Student Study Guide, which outlines the module aims, outcomes, lecture content, details tutorial exercises and provides assessment guidance, and identifies directed readings in a core textbook. You will also receive a copy of the Lecture PPT slides . Edinburgh Napier Distance Learning Library services is also available to you to access relevant electronic resources to support your learning. Local Tutors are also provided with a Tutor Guide which sets out their role and instructions for tutorials and assessment guidance.



Formative Assessment:
Assessment (formative and summative) Formative assessment and feedback will be provided throughout the module and will cover all learning outcomes. The summative assessment involves end of unit progress tests and will account for 10% of the total mark (LO. 1-6). There are 10 of these tests, each with 20 questions and the students have a choice of 4 answers, this test is undertaken fully online.There will also be a 4000 word assignment to critically appraise methods of measuring quality in relation to leadership and culture in healthcare (LO 1-6), this will be submitted in week 14 and will account for 90% of the total mark.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment (formative and summative) Formative assessment and feedback will be provided throughout the module and will cover all learning outcomes. The summative assessment involves end of unit progress tests and will account for 10% of the total mark (LO. 1-6). There are 10 of these tests, each with 20 questions and the students have a choice of 4 answers, this test is undertaken fully online.There will also be a 4000 word assignment to critically appraise methods of measuring quality in relation to leadership and culture in healthcare (LO 1-6), this will be submitted in week 14 and will account for 90% of the total mark.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 4
Online Tutorial 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 191
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 10 1-6 1 HOURS= 5, WORDS= 0
Report 90 1-6 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, 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: Jackie Johnston
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
At the beginning of the module the Edinburgh Napier staff member will deliver a block of lectures (15hrs). Thereafter you will be supported in your studies by a Local Tutor who will deliver a series of tutorials (15hrs) which have been developed by the module leader - where appropriate the Local Tutor provides the local context/examples etc. You will be further supported by online flexible learning materials which have been developed by the Edinburgh Napier teaching team. In particular a Student Study Guide, which outlines the module aims, outcomes, lecture content, details tutorial exercises and provides assessment guidance, and identifies directed readings in a core textbook. You will also receive a copy of the Lecture PPT slides . Edinburgh Napier Distance Learning Library services is also available to you to access relevant electronic resources to support your learning. Local Tutors are also provided with a Tutor Guide which sets out their role and instructions for tutorials and assessment guidance.



Formative Assessment:
Assessment (formative and summative) Formative assessment and feedback will be provided throughout the module and will cover all learning outcomes. The summative assessment involves end of unit progress tests and will account for 10% of the total mark (LO. 1-6). There are 10 of these tests, each with 20 questions and the students have a choice of 4 answers, this test is undertaken fully online.There will also be a 4000 word assignment to critically appraise methods of measuring quality in relation to leadership and culture in healthcare (LO 1-6), this will be submitted in week 14 and will account for 90% of the total mark.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment (formative and summative) Formative assessment and feedback will be provided throughout the module and will cover all learning outcomes. The summative assessment involves end of unit progress tests and will account for 10% of the total mark (LO. 1-6). There are 10 of these tests, each with 20 questions and the students have a choice of 4 answers, this test is undertaken fully online.There will also be a 4000 word assignment to critically appraise methods of measuring quality in relation to leadership and culture in healthcare (LO 1-6), this will be submitted in week 14 and will account for 90% of the total mark.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 4
Online Tutorial 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 191
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 10 1-6 1 HOURS= 5, WORDS= 0
Report 90 1-6 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module brings together the principles and practice of Governance in the healthcare environment at a strategic level. With a particular focus on Clinical Governance, it promotes an understanding of the accountability frameworks for professional and other healthcare staff. Emphasis will be placed on the key areas of policy and models of governance, risk management and safety, legal and ethical issues, evidence-based practice, quality and metrics and organisational culture and teamwork. This will help to develop an understanding of the dynamics of clinical governance in practice, at professional and organisational level, in a challenging setting that is demanding a consistently better quality of care in a more compassionate environment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically examine the development of Clinical Governance in the NHS (UK), recognising the influence of the professions and the public, and exploring the impact of implementation in practice.
LO2: Challenge the concept of accountability in the context of healthcare, recognising the underpinning legal, ethical and professional principles.
LO3: Critically appraise the current approaches to assessing risk and ensuring patient safety in healthcare settings.
LO4: Evaluate current practice in relation to assessment of clinical effectiveness and decision-making based on evidence.
LO5: Critically appraise current approaches to measuring quality
LO6: Critically examine the challenges to development of strong leadership and a positive culture within healthcare environments.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - MASON, J.K. AND LAURIE, G.T LAW AND MEDICAL ETHICS (7TH EDITION): OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2011st ed.
Recommended - MCSHERRY, R. AND PEARCE, P. CLINICAL GOVERNANCE (3RD EDITION): A GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTATION FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ,: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2011st ed.
Recommended - NHS NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CLINICAL EXCELLENCE - WWW.NICE.ORG.UK
Recommended - PHIPPS, D,L. NOYCE, P,R. WALSHE, K. PARKER, D. ASHCROFT, D,M RISK-BASED REGULATION OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS: WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR PHARMACISTS? (2011) : HEALTH, RISK AND SOCIETY Vol. 13, 2011st ed.
Recommended - SOM, CV CLINICAL GOVERNANCE AND ATTENTION TO HUMAN RESOURCES (2011) : BRITISH JOURNAL OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT, Vol. 17, 2011st ed.
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