Core Module Information
Module title: Exploring Evidence for Clinical Management of the Epilepsies

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

Module code: NUR11128
Module leader: Sam Abdulla
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing
Prerequisites

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

Description of module content:

During this module you will be supported to explore theoretical content to develop your knowledge and understanding of the areas of clinical expertise required to work holistically with people living with the epilepsies; including but not limited to:• Anatomy of the brain• Pathophysiology, Aetiology, Epidemiology, Seizure classification• Differential Diagnoses• Treatment approaches and Research advances • Epilepsy & Co-morbidities• Psychological Impacts, Cognition, Memory, Sleep• Sex Specific Considerations• Risk, Safety & Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)You will begin this module with a level of existing experience within a field of practice pertaining to epilepsy and you will be enabled to link your existing and developing knowledge to clinical best practice guidelines and best-evidence to promote effective clinical care outcomes relevant to your own area of practice.You will be supported to develop your knowledge and understanding of the underpinning theory and best-practice indicators that support evidence-led, best practice holistic care for those living with the epilepsies. You will demonstrate identification and support of people living with the epilepsies and potentiate positive outcomes within a dynamic healthcare environment.You will critically appraise the current research and evidence base to inform care delivery. Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological nursing interventions will be evaluated in relation to your field of practice, considering the impact of holistic interventions on individuals, families, and social and support networks. Assessment will take the form a case report, using a case example as a vehicle to examine the evidence base around best-practice clinical care outcomes for people with epilepsy; whilst allowing you to reflect upon, analyse and discuss some of the unique and holistic factors that influence the health and well-being of people living with one of the epilepsies.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Critically evaluate the current and emerging theory and research that underpins practices in diagnosing, assessing, and managing people living with the epilepsies

LO2: Interpret how the pathophysiology of epilepsy informs the holistic care of people living with the epilepsies

LO3: Evaluate the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options that optimise person-centred health and well-being outcomes for people living with epilepsy

LO4: Evidence of critical understanding of the range of factors that contribute to the complexity of care for people with epilepsy.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, ONLINE,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: ONLINE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrew Boyle
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Tutorial 30
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 70
Independent Learning Guided independent study 30
Other Work based learning 70
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 80 1,2,3,4 14/15 , WORDS= 2500
Essay 20 5 14/15 , WORDS= 750
Component 1 subtotal: 80
Component 2 subtotal: 20
Module subtotal: 100
2023/4, Trimester 2, Online (fully o, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online (fully o
Location of delivery: ONLINE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sam Abdulla
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Tutorial 30
Online GROUPIND_STUDY 70
Online Guided independent study 30
Other Work based learning 70
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1~2~3~4 Week 14 , WORDS= 2000 words
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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