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
Prerequisites

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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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Bruce Harper-McDonald
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module will be delivered using a blended approach to learning and teaching with a mix of online learning, online and face-to-face tutorials, face-to-face simulated practice and online and face-to-face lectures. The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE - known as ‘Moodle’) will be used to deliver the online content in relation to LOs 1 to 4 and allows greater flexibility so you can choose to learn at a time and place which suits you. The online theoretical content of module will be divided into manageable units and offered to students in a sequential order from weeks 2 – 12. Theoretically students will learn how to comprehensively assess patients’ health. Tutorials using group work will be used to relate this theory to practice so that knowledge of health assessment and history taking can be enhanced (Los 1 to 4). This is complemented with face-to-face simulated practice where students can practice and apply skills of health assessment and history taking to support students to interpret patient’s history to make an evidence-based plan of care (LO 1 to 4). Patient scenarios will be used to support the learning and these will be authentic cases, based on real life patients who have a variety of health conditions.

Formative Assessment:
Students will have end of Moodle unit multiple choice quiz questions that will offer feedback on learning throughout the trimester.

Students will be given the opportunity to undertake a shortened ‘mock’ Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) where they will work in groups to cover the different aspects of the summative assessment (e.g. systematic assessment of physical health, full clinical history taken of patient’s health and well-being, interpretation of patient data and formulation of a plan of care). This will be in week 13


Summative Assessment:
In week 14 students will undertake a Summative Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) where a variety of patient scenario will be used to allow students to demonstrate achievement of Los 1 to 4. The students will undertake three OSCE stations and will undertake the following: systematic assessment of a patient’s physical health, full clinical history of a patient’s health and well-being, interpretation of patient data and formulation of a plan of care for the patient. Students will need to pass all station in this OSCE to successfully complete the module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 8
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 16
Online Tutorial 8
Online Guided independent study 160
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Structures Clinical Exam (OSCE) 100 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 01.00
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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