Module title: Effective Interagency working in Healthcare A Theory 4A Generic

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR08101
Module leader: David Whiteley
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Population and Public Health


2020/1, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Linda Veitch
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There is a blended approach to the module learning and teaching strategy. Interactive online activities and face to face sessions will prepare you for engaging in the online discussions throughout the trimester.
Theoretical perspectives relating to the rights and values base for healthcare and effective interagency working will be introduced online (LO 2&3) and related to the policy perspective of contemporary healthcare (LO 1).
You will work in groups to review the policy and legislation relating to social inclusion within the context of healthcare (LO 2) which will offer you opportunities to develop and review effective partnership working and relate this to developing an awareness of the roles and responsibilities of others in the healthcare team (LO 2 & 3). The professional nursing responsibilities relating to accountability and ethical principles when making healthcare decisions jointly with partners will be explored and discussed (LO 3&4). The online and face to face content plus individual learning activities will direct you to examine the research process and related methodologies that inform nursing practice and the policy that drives nursing care (LO 5&6).

Formative Assessment:
The formative assessment is a 500-700 word literature search relevant to the summative essay. This assessment will enable you to demonstrate your understanding and application of part one of the research process (searching the literature). You will source a minimum of ten relevant research articles which can be referred to within your summative assessment. You will be required to use the University approved referencing guidance. Generic group feedback will be offered in weeks 8&9.

Summative Assessment:
A 3,500 word (or equivalent) essay, informed by the formative literature search, will be submitted between weeks 13- 15 of the trimester. This essay will focus on the policy drivers and evidence which has informed the integration of health and social care in your chosen field of practice.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 16
Face To Face Tutorial 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 120
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 44
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1,2,3,4,5,6 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Within this module you will focus on promoting individuals’ rights and inclusion within the broad context of inter-professional healthcare both within the local, UK and international perspectives. The principles and theories of decision making will be introduced in the context of inter-professional healthcare. Priority will be given to you exploring the importance of adult and child protection and safeguarding others. You will explore the role of the nurse working within an inter-professional team. You will also explore core components of dementia, disability and inclusion, learning disability and Getting It Right For Every Child (Scottish Government 2015) policies/frameworks. You will examine records and record keeping with reference to legislation and accountability. You will explore the research process and methodologies and their application to practice. Your Inter-professional learning and educational opportunities will be built upon and utilised in student led activities in the programme of study.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO 1: Discuss how policy and legislation can influence social inclusion in relation to health and well-being.
LO 2: Examine the importance of rights for individuals and groups in terms of health and social care provision within the context of inter-professional working.
LO 3: Examine issues associated with capacity in terms of decision making in the inter-professional healthcare context.
LO 4: Identify the main legal and ethical issues of record keeping in terms of nurse accountability.
LO 5: Examine the use of sources of evidence to inform nursing practice and health care delivery.
LO 6: Develop an understanding of the research process and methodologies that inform nursing practice and policy.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NUR08101 Effective Interagency Working in Health and Social Care