Core Module Information
Module title: Assessing Health and Planning Care

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR09723
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 give you the opportunity to learn how to comprehensively assess patients’ health and well-being and use this to formulate an evidence-based plan of care. To enhance your knowledge of patient assessment you will be asked to consider theory related to patient assessment and the evidence-base that aligns with this. This will support you to explore how to systematically and comprehensively assess patients’ physical health. You will also enhance your knowledge of how to take a comprehensive full clinical history of patients’ health and well-being. You will learn how to interpret data gained from patients’ history and health assessments to formulate an evidence-based plan of care.
Patient scenarios will be used to help you learn how to obtain systematic assessment, full clinical history taking and interpret this assessment to make an evidence-based plan of care. The patient scenarios used in the module will relate to variety of healthcare environments (e.g. secondary care/primary care / long-term care/ rehabilitative care and community based settings) to reflect the diverse range of environments where patients have their physical and general health assessed. The patient scenarios will be based on common conditions that reflect the global health challenges.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate in how to undertake a comprehensive, systematic assessment of patients’ physical health.
LO2: Demonstrate in how to undertake an assessment of patients’ general health and well-being.
LO3: Interpret data gained from the patient health assessment to enable an evidence-based plan of care to be formulated.
LO4: Explore, identify and evaluate appropriate evidence and use it to formulate a plan of care.

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