Module title: Foundations of health and well-being {Bridging} (Theory 1a Generic)

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

Module code: NUR10101
Module leader: David Tait
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Transforming Education and Practice


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

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There will be a blended approach to the teaching and learning in this module. Nursing students will work within set tutorial groups and explore health and wellbeing in relation to self and others (LO1, 2&5) and consider the determinants of health and the impact of these on health and wellbeing (LO 4&5).
An on-line learning package relating to anatomy and physiology will be undertaken by all students over the duration of the modules 1a and b (LO3 &5) with the key principles in relation to core clinical skills within the skills centre and class room setting (LO 1 & 2).
The teaching and learning approach in this module will offer the initial exposure to Inter Professional Education (IPE).

Formative Assessment:
On-line, instant feedback MCQs and short answer question due in week 8.

Summative Assessment:
Multiple choice questions LO3; numeracy skills via numeracy package LO5
Short answer questions LO1, 2, 4 and 5, assessment in week 14.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 18
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Online Tutorial 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 116
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 100 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

On this module you will analyse the meaning of health and well-being from a personal, professional and values based perspective.
You will explore the social and societal aspects of health and well-being. There will be a focus on the biological aspects of health including an introduction to anatomy, physiology and microbiology within the lifespan.
You will examine the concept of evidence base nursing practice and evaluate the evidence sources which can be used to inform nursing practice. Fundamental healthcare skills including mandatory training, first aid and other associated clinical skills will be explored.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO 1: Evaluate and appraise characteristics of health and wellbeing in relation to self.
LO 2: Explore the health and wellbeing of self and others as a continuum over the lifespan.
LO 3: Examine the structure of the human body, selected systems and basic processes of human physiology.
LO 4: Analyse the determinants of health and their relationship to individual’s health and well-being.
LO 5: Critically reflect on relevant literacy and information technology skills as applied to clinical practice.