Core Module Information
Module title: Assessing Community Health And Patient Wellness

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR07111
Module leader: Emma Hughes
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

This module will provide you with the opportunity to develop your understanding of where and how we live impacts our wellness. You will gain an appreciation of how social determinants of health influence an individuals’ health and well being across the lifespan. You will be able to define the concepts of community from a variety of perspectives including family members, service users and health and social care professionals. In addition, you will explore how the nurse influences communities health promotion, health protection, health improvement and prevention of ill health within communities across the lifespan. You will gather different kinds of evidence that informs practice and review the impact this has on health and social care priorities and provision among communities.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1. Demonstrate an understanding of social determinants of health and their relationship to health inequalities within defined communities.
LO2. Outline the roles of nurses and other health and social care providers in improving health and well being within community contexts.
LO3. Recognise the importance of health promotion, health protection, health improvement, and healthcare provision within a community profile.
LO4. Use evidence that informs a community health assessment.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2021/2, Trimester 3, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Bruce Harper-McDonald
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
In this module you will gain an understanding of the impact our environment, life choices and life opportunities have on our health and wellness and the role professionals play to reduce inequalities, prevent illness and promote health. This will be achieved through an introductory lecture followed by work in tutorial groups that will facilitate engagement with the summative and formative assignments and learning objectives. The introductory lecture will be video recorded to enable you to review the key dates, concepts, objectives, assessment timelines and expectations for this module.

Tutorials will then enable you to discuss and explore the issues arising from the core subject matter of the module (LO1 – LO4). You will be signposted in each tutorial to essential elements asked for in your final assignment. In tutorials you will work through the elements of a community profile that will help inform the final community profile that will be submitted for the summative assessment and will assess the learning outcomes of the module (LO1 – LO4). Formative feedback will be ongoing from lecturers in tutorials and also on discussion boards. See the assignment brief for specific details on the formative and summative marking structure.

Formative Assessment:
• Feedback will be given by lecturers and peers to posts made to discussion boards on the modules VLE.
• Students will have the opportunity to submit a draft community profile, using a UK framework, relevant to their field of practice using PowerPoint. Students will be provided feedback and feedforward from lecturers to help students prepare for the summative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
For the summative assessment students will complete a community profile, using a local to the UK framework, relevant to their field of practice to demonstrate they have achieved LO1, 2, 3 & 4. This will be presented using a narrated PowerPoint to ensure that student’s presentation skills are assessed.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 3
Face To Face Tutorial 14
Online Guided independent study 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 173
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 100 LO 1-4 13 HOURS= 00.05
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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