Module title: Advanced Clinical Decision making across the lifespan

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

Module code: NMS11177
Module leader: Claire Kydonaki
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery and Child Health
Prerequisites

n/a

2018/9, Trimester 1, Online,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Claire Kydonaki
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module aims to enable to provide you with the skills and knowledge to work in an advanced role, within a dynamic healthcare environment and contribute effectively to planning and implementing appropriate patient interventions through clinical decision-making.

This module is a blended learning module but can also be offered fully online. There will be face to face days which will encompass (LOs1-5) group work, small tutorials and some lectures. Online material is provided via Moodle in the form of discussion boards and interactive group activities and individual activities. (LOs1-5)

Formative assessment:
You will participate in tutorials, discussion and work based learning to enable attainment of the modular learning outcomes.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment is in two parts,
Element 1: Case presentation (LO 1-2). You will present a 10 minute case presentation of a scenario you have encountered in practice (week 7). This will be delivered to peers and tutors. Feedback will be provided to you using a standard feedback proforma.

Element 2: Using the case presentation in element 1 you will complete 3,500 word assignment (LO 3, 4, 5) that appraises the decision making process used in their practice role. You will be required to provide an in depth analysis of the case, underpinned by a critical awareness of the current evidence base (week 14).


Formative Assessment:
You will present a 10-minute case presentation of a scenario you have encountered in practice (week 25).






Summative Assessment:
Using the case presentation in the formative assessment you will complete 4,000 word assignment (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) that appraises the decision making process used in your practice role. You will be required to provide an in depth analysis of the case, underpinned by a critical awareness of the current evidence base and theory (week 34-35).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 60
Independent Learning Guided independent study 130
Online Practical classes and workshops 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1,2,3,4 & 5 34 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Claire Kydonaki
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module is an online learning module. Online material is provided via Moodle in the form of discussion boards, individual activities, Webex and interactive group activities. (LOs1-5)

Formative Assessment:
You will present a 10-minute case presentation of a scenario you have encountered in practice (week 25).







Summative Assessment:
Using the case presentation in the formative assessment you will complete 4,000 word assignment (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) that appraises the decision making process used in your practice role. You will be required to provide an in depth analysis of the case, underpinned by a critical awareness of the current evidence base and theory (week 34-35).




Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 60
Independent Learning Guided independent study 130
Online Practical classes and workshops 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1,2,3,4,5 34 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module is aimed at practitioners working in complex health, social care and 3rd sector environments, where advanced decision-making is essential. On this module, you will learn about advanced clinical decision-making to enable you to work effectively in an advanced role, within a dynamic healthcare environment. The role of Advanced Practitioner (AP) is recognised as an essential position within the modern health and social care system. Advanced practice encompasses the four principles of research, leadership, education and advanced clinical skills.
The module will enable you to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the processes involved in decision-making. It will increase your ability to make autonomous judgements in light of evidence and to do so safely, effectively and collaboratively. Expanding on your metacognition skills will allow you to formulate and justify clinical decisions, apply appropriate interventions and treatment plans within complex and dynamic clinical environments, always placing patients and service users at the centre of care. The module material allows flexibility and can be adapted to your chosen area of practice.
The content of this module will provide you with a ‘toolkit’ to help you identify and synthesize research evidence to underpin your decisions. The aim is to help you question your approach to decision-making in practice and to explore techniques to enhance decision-making. The areas covered in this module are:
Exploring the process of clinical decision-making and judgement and understanding the difference between decisions and judgments
The concept of error
The process of diagnosis
Clinical decision analysis and evidence-based decisions
Risk and dealing with uncertainty
Contextual factors influencing decision-making
Shared decision-making
Technology and decision-making

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically explore the decision-making processes used in your area of practice that are underpinned by evidence, sound clinical judgment and ethical stance.
LO2: Offer a justification of the rational or non-rational processes used by you and others when making clinical decisions.
LO3: Effectively demonstrate advanced decision-making utilising a systematic approach.
LO4: Justify your clinical decisions by drawing upon theoretical principles, including team decision-making, and your practice experience.
LO5: Apply and evaluate decisions in light of their health outcomes, in view of risks, benefits, and alternatives and considering the principles of shared decision-making with the service users and clinical teams.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS11177 Advanced Clinical decision making across the lifespan