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: Bruce Harper-McDonald
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Innovations in Health & Social Care Practice


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
2020/1, 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 and LO3). You will be signposted in each tutorial to essential elements asked for in your final assignment. In tutorial groups, you will be required to make one primary post on the discussion board of the modules virtual learning environment (VLE). The posts will be in response to a reflective question provided in the tutorials through the duration of the module. The post will be approximately 200 words in length. Marks for posts to the discussion board will be awarded based on the academic nature of the writing (LO4) and the level of engagement with the reflective question (LO1-3). The reflective questions provided will also encourage engagement with the core content and relate back to essential elements of the final assignment. Formative feedback will come from tutors in the form of responses to your primary post to the VLE’s discussion board. Students' peers will also be invited to respond to the primary posts to co-create a shared sense of understanding on nurses’ work among communities (LO2). See the assignment brief for specific details on the formative and summative marking structure.

Formative Assessment:
• Feedback will be given by tutors and peers to posts made to discussion boards on the modules VLE.
• See component 2 of the summative assignment that outlines how posts on the VLE discussion board are to be structured.

Summative Assessment:
There will be two assessment components in the module. The bulk of the final mark will then come from a group presentation made in the final week of classes. In groups of approximately 6, you will work together as a team to create a group presentation that profiles a community relevant to you or your nursing practice. The Communities as Partner Model will be used as the guiding framework for these presentations, which will require engagement with community members, and wider reading that includes evidence from health, social care and third sector organizations (LO4). Again, the core concepts covered in the tutorials will be aligned with essential elements asked for in the group presentation (LO1, LO2, LO3 and LO4). Again, see the assignment brief for further details on how the assessment will be delivered and graded. Professionals, colleagues and/or members of the communities presented on could be invited to sit in on the presentations.
1. Group Presentation of Community Profile (80% of final grade)
• A group presentation of a community profile will be made within tutorial groups in final week of classes
• A relevant community health assessment model will be used as the framework for this presentation
• The content of this presentation will be further informed by the content from each unit of this module.
• Groups of approximately 6 students will work together as a team to create the presentation that profiles a community relevant to them or their nursing practice.
• In the first tutorial session, presentation groups will be formed and group members will be asked to complete a group learning plan and agreement to: guide their group work; create group ground rules and provide an idea of which community they would like to present on
• Presentations will be maintained by the tutor and peers form the tutorial groups. Group members will also have this opportunity to anonymise their group member’s performance. Group ratings will make up part of the individual mark.

2. Discussion Board Post (20% of final grade)
• Throughout the tutorials, students will be offered reflective questions related to unit content and core concepts of this module (LO1, LO2 & LO3).
• The guiding questions will allow students to focus on content that will be asked for on the group presentation.
• Each week one group member will be required to make a 200 word response to a reflective question provided in that unit and post it to the group discussion board on the VLE.
• Who makes the weekly post from the group will be determined in the students learning plan drafted in week one.
• Marks will be awarded based on the discussion board posts using a rubric (LO4).
• Group tutors will provide a short response to the initial posts by students which will make up the formative feedback
• Students within the tutorial class will also be expected to review their peers posts and provide additional formative comments.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 3
Face To Face Tutorial 20
Online Guided independent study 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 167
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 80 LO 1-4 13 HOURS= 00.20
Discussion/Participation 20 LO 1-4 8 , WORDS= 200
Component 1 subtotal: 80
Component 2 subtotal: 20
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NUR07111 Assessing Community Health And Patient Wellness