Core Module Information
Module title: Management of Psychosocial Issues in long term conditions

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: NMS11185
Module leader: Lisa O'Leary
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Nursing Midwifery & Social Car

Work Based Learning

Description of module content:

You will study the following topic areas:
Medical and social models of care, Health outcomes; information and support, psychological consequences, social issues, cultural and spiritual issues, Self management strategies, enabling role, partnership working, Ethical, advocacy and discrimination issues, Compliance/ concordance
Cost-effectiveness and quality of life issues.
You will consider management of changed health status, complex problems/ co-morbidities, clinical guidelines/ protocols.
You will consider different models of care including Anticipatory care, multi and interdisciplinary working, role of NHS, social and voluntary sector, ehealth
You will be encouraged to reflect on multiagency working, service user/ carers experiences.

You will learn about the psychological and psychosocial consequences living with a long term condition has on the individual, as well as the impact on family, friends, carers. You will focus your learning on a particular long term condition related to your clinical practice e.g. Epilepsy, Stroke, Diabetes.
Key areas of current long term condition strategies and policies will be addressed and you will learn the principles of self care, care management, compassionate care, and anticipatory care. Understanding of service users and carer perspectives will be gained and you will be able to explore specific issues related to your client group.
You will develop the knowledge and skills to adopt a person centred enabling role and work in partnership with clients/carers and other professionals, within the NHS, social and private/voluntary sector.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
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 Analyse the role of the multidisciplinary team in promoting self management to enable people to live with a long term condition.

LO4 Critically assess current practice and compare to the evidence base using local, national and international guidelines, strategies and other evidence.

LO5 Recommend possible changes to improve psychological symptoms and health, and well-being for people living with a long term condition.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2021/2, Trimester 2, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Maria Truesdale
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will select a specific long term condition to critically examine the evidence base underpinning current practice in managing psychosocial issues and promoting self management (LO1,2,3). 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 (LO4,5). The module will develop your 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 (LO1 to 5).

The module will be delivered wholly online via VLE (LOs 1 to 5). A variety of teaching strategies will be employed, designed to enhance the learning experience by encouraging you to engage with the material in a meaningful way. The module content will be delivered in units to guide you 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 VLE facilitated by the module team (LOs 1 to 5). The use of VLE in this module gives greater flexibility so you can choose to learn at a time which suits you. Online tutorials, lectures and the use of Webex will offer the opportunity for you to get together with fellow students in small groups to learn through interactive teaching sessions which aim to enhance and extend your learning (LOs 1 to 5). The activities will encourage you to engage with the literature and critically reflect on practice (LO1 to 5).

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment:
Will be offered in the form of online activities (LO1,2,4) which you can access at a time and place suitable to you. 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 (LO 1 to 5)
You will produce a learning agreement of how you will provide evidence of achieving LO1-5.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment

The summative assessment will be a portfolio of evidence which is submitted in two parts; the learning agreement (maximum 500 words) and submission of a portfolio (maximum 4,500 words). Your personal learning agreement will form the basis for planned learning which will be documented in a portfolio of evidence of attainment. The portfolio should contain critical and reflective analysis and evidence of application of theory to practice (LOs 1-5). There will be an opportunity for formative assessment throughout module as you will be encouraged to submit drafts of your learning agreement and sections of your portfolio for feedback prior to final submission.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 360
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3,4,5 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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