Core Module Information
Module title: Assessment and Care Planning

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

Module code: NUR11121
Module leader: Stuart Martin
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

This module focuses on Platform 3 of the NMC Future Nurse Standards (2018), which covers Assessment and Care Planning. The following outcomes from this platform are addressed [3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.13, 3.14, 3.15 and 3.16]. In addition outcomes from Platforms 1 [1.14], 4 [4.1] and 7 [7.9] are addressed alongside Annexe A [1.12, 4.2.6,] which focuses on communication and relationship management skills.
In this module you will critically evaluate the role of the nurse in enabling evidence informed person-centred assessment and care, with a view to executing best practice in person-centred assessment and care planning in contemporary nursing. You will begin by exploring and critically analysing the overarching concept of ‘person’ from the perspective of ‘being human’, both physically and mentally. Through engagement with, and critical analysis of the principles and theories informing equality, diversity and inclusion [LO1], human physiology and pathophysiology [LO2], you will gain an in-depth understanding of human health and ill-health all viewed through a lens of complexity, diversity and choice. Through critically engaging with a wide variety of evidence, you will gain an extensive and detailed knowledge about the importance of working in partnership with the individual to enable high-quality person-centred care [LO1-2].

Key evidence is drawn on from the theories of person-centeredness. You will be encouraged to critically analyse and evaluate the validity of this theoretical framework as a foundation for contemporary care [LO3]. This will in turn inform your knowledge of person-centred assessment and care planning. You will explore and critique evidence informing assessment and care planning approaches in nursing, you will then use this knowledge and critique to select valid and reliable person-centred assessment and care planning tools. You will be facilitated to critically evaluate a range of approaches in order to determine the most reliable approach(s) for individuals [LO4].

The module will enable you to develop critical and applied skills in assessment and care planning while working in partnership with individuals to tailor care to suit a range of health conditions. This outcome will be underpinned by the knowledge and application of physiology and pathophysiology, critical evaluation of theories informing the concept of person-centred care and evidence-informed practice. This module has been set up to support the development and enhancement of communities of learning in line with a programme focused approach.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically engage with the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion with a view to recognising and facilitating all reasonable adjustments for people as necessary.

LO2: Conceptualise human development in relation to mental, physical, behavioural and cognitive health and ill health.

LO3: Critically appraise the validity and reliability of person-centred assessment tools and evidence-based approaches to care planning.

LO4: Create evidence informed person-centred care plans drawn from critical analysis and synthesis of theories of nursing.

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

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 190
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1-4 14/15 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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