Module title: Effective Interagency working in healthcare {Masters} (Theory 4a Generic)

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR11111
Module leader: David Whiteley
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: Diane Willis
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There is a fully on-line approach to this learning and teaching strategy. Interactive online activities and lectures will prepare students for engaging in the on-line tutorial discussions throughout the trimester.
Theoretical perspectives relating to the rights and values base for healthcare and effective interagency working will be introduced on-line (LO 1) and related to the policy perspective of contemporary health care (LO 2 & 3).
The students will continue in their on-line groups to review the policy and legislation relating to social inclusion within the context of healthcare (LO 2) and offers opportunities for students to develop and review effective partnership working and relate this to developing an awareness of roles and responsibilities of others in the healthcare team (LO 1 & 5). The professional nursing responsibilities relating to accountability and ethical principles when making health care decisions jointly with partners will be explored and discussed (LO 4). The online tutorial and 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 3).

Formative Assessment:
A short presentation critically overviewing one of the LOs in respect to management of patient care. This will be submitted in week 9 for group feedback.

Summative Assessment:
Case Study (LO 1 – 5)
A 3,500 word evidenced based case study will be submitted in week 15 of the trimester.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 20
Online Tutorial 30
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 50
Independent Learning Guided independent study 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2,3,4,5 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 critically reflect 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 critically explored in the context inter-professional healthcare. Priority will be given to you critically examining the importance of adult and child protection and safeguarding others within health care settings. You will critically explore the role of the nurse working within an inter-professional team by appraising core components of policies/frameworks to ensure the health and well-being of others.
You will critically explore records and record keeping with reference to legislation and accountability. You will appraise the research process and methodologies and the application in practice. 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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO 1: Critically 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 2: Appraise policy and legislation which influence social inclusion in relation to health and well-being.
LO 3: Critique methodologies that inform nursing practice and policy.
LO 4: Critically explore legal and ethical issues of record keeping in terms of accountability.
LO 5: Critically examine issues associated with capacity in terms of decision making in the inter-professional healthcare context.

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