Core Module Information
Module title: Working In Health And Social Care Teams

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

Module code: NUR08105
Module leader: Catherine Mahoney
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Working effectively with others is an important part of your role as a nurse, regardless of the setting or field of practice in which you work. Not everyone you will work with during your career will be a Registered Nurse. Practicing effectively means learning how to work in teams of health and social care professionals each with their own knowledge-base, perspectives, values and standards of practice and behaviour.

In this Module, we’ll explore the concept and practice of inter-professional working. We’ll start by encouraging you to reflect on your developing professional identity as a nurse (LO1) before exploring the roles and responsibilities of the range of other health and social care professionals and organisations that support care in community and hospital settings (LO2). We’ll explore the unique contribution that you as a nurse make to clinical decision-making and care planning, alongside the vital roles of other health and social care professionals like social workers, housing officers, health visitors and allied healthcare professionals (AHPs). This will lead into discussion of rights-based approaches to healthcare, health justice, and the important role of nurses as advocates at an individual, community and societal level (LO3), as well as examination of the policy and legislation that shapes how professionals work together to safeguard others (LO4).

Learning Outcomes for module:

1) Locate your role as a nurse within inter-professional health and social care teams
2) Explain the role of health and social care professionals in the safe and effective care of others
3) Discuss rights-based approaches to health and social care and the importance of advocacy at an individual, community and societal level
4) Examine policy and legislation that shapes inter-professional working in health and social care to safeguard others

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Catherine Mahoney
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 3
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 161
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1-4 14/15 , WORDS= 1250
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NUR08105 Working In Health And Social Care Teams