Core Module Information
Module title: Providing and Evaluating Care

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

Module code: NUR11122
Module leader: Catherine Mahoney
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module focuses on Platform 4 of the NMC Future Nurse Standards (2018), which
covers Providing and Evaluating Care. The following outcomes from this platform are
addressed [4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11, 4.14, 4.15, 4.16 and 4.17]. In
addition outcomes from Platforms 6 [6.8] and 7 [7.5, 7.6] are addressed alongside
Annexe A [3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9 and 2.1] which focuses on communication and relationship
management skills. At the start of the module, you will be presented with a range of case studies developed by experts by experience (service users carers), each of which will give rudimentary details about a person and their condition. The conditions selected will be be drawn from those listed in Annexe A 2.1 (NMC Standards for Proficiency, 2018) and include both primarily physical and mental health conditions [LO 1-2]. You will be asked to ‘sign up’ to a case study, which you will follow for the duration of the module and consequently address in your summative assessment.

Each week will focus on core concepts (e.g. pain, nutrition, self-care, wound care, drug therapy, family etc.) * [LO 1-3]. You will critically engage with the evidence underpinning these concepts, then apply this to your chosen case for evaluation and discussion in tutorials [LO 3-4]. You will be given the opportunity to critically engage with and synthesise the wider literature to build a more personalised, field specific, critical and evidence-informed plan of care which will form your summative assessment [LO 1-4].

Importantly, this module will enable you to conceptualise the links between physical and mental wellbeing [LO 1-3]. The weekly tutorials are designed to let you share your learning (and learn from others), and so offer healthy challenge and debate to the work of others. The weekly online work contributes directly to the summative assessment, aiding engagement. 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: Critique interventions designed to support and safeguard people living with commonly encountered mental health conditions.

LO2: Participate in critical debate about binary notions of mental/physical health and illness through exploration of the complexities of holistic care provision.

LO3: Debate evidence informed pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy as part of holistic care provision.

LO4: Critically reflect on how risk is managed within person-centred, evidence informed care provision.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, 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: Catherine Mahoney
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Principles of student autonomy, self-determination and independent learning underpin the learning and teaching approach in this module which incorporates a 'flipped classroom' approach. This educational approach is designed to model practice by equipping you with the necessary knowledge and skills to take forward independent practice in your future careers as nurses and life long learners.

The flipped classroom approach enables you to engage with concepts informed by evidence prior to tutorials. During your tutorials you will be facilitated to apply and critically discuss what you have learned during your online self-directed activity. Tutorials are designed to let you learn as part of a community of learners where you can share your learning, offer and receive support, whilst engaging in healthy and debate challenge to the work of others. The module will be presented as follows:

A core VLE page that has the following:
(1) An overview video
(2) Links to five units
(3) Link to final summative assessment.

Each unit of the module will involve the following:
(1) A short introductory video which provides an overview of key concepts.
(2) A brief narrative which will provide a commentary and links to key issues.
(3) Key reading drawn from the literature.
(4) A reflective exercise
(5) A multiple-choice test
(6) An online tutorial. These will be small scale so you have the opportunity to contribute within a small community of learning.

Formative Assessment:
The formative assignment will take the form of a nursing handover in which you must clearly communicate the 'priorities' of care for your chosen client. Your handover will be conducted during the tutorial in week 6. Students will verbally handover their chosen patient within small groups.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment will consist or two elements:

Element 1 - Five online multiple-choice tests. Each of the five units of study will incorporate a multiple choice assessment to be completed prior to the corresponding tutorial. MCQ will address key readings associated with each unit, these tests provides a nudge to help you engage, give you an indication of your understanding plus give you confidence to raise questions in the associated tutorials. Feedback from each unit will be provided in tutorials. Each multiple choice test will contribute to 4 per cent of the overall module mark (20 per cent in total).

Element 2 Case Report [2000 words or equivalent]- The summative assessment continues to build on your ability to prioritise, plan and evaluate care. Building on your formative nursing handover, you will compile a case report detailing and defending informing the evidence and rationale for selected care interventions and future plans. Your decision making must be clearly demonstrated and underpinned by critical analysis and evaluation. This assessment enables you to integrate the theoretical concepts within the module with nursing knowledge and procedures of direct relevance to your professional practice and your field of nursing practice.

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
Class Test 20 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 02.30
Report 80 1-5 14/15 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Contact your module leader