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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: NUR3128
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: ACOTT K Mr (HSC)
Number of credits: 60 Number of ECTS credits: 30
Module Availability
Semester 1
Assessment Pattern
10,000 word final project

This assessment has been designed to provide students with an opportunity to consolidate and demonstrate the critical evaluation, information management and communication skills commensurate with level 3 studies and the module learning outcomes.

Selected topics chosen for the project must be related to the health and social care context. Topics can be examined at an operational or strategic level. All issues must be examined/ analysed from a professional, ethical and legal perspective.
Module Overview
Module Aims
This module builds on the development of year two by focusing on the student as a potential leader of practice and future agent of change.

The module will enable students to explore and critique issues relating to leadership and management of change in any mental health care setting.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and understanding
1. critique evidence and policies relating to leadership and management
2. appraise clinical guidelines for best practice in the delivery of care provision
3. explore the principles of leadership and effective change management
4. critique the usefulness of a range of facilitation styles
5. analyse the role of the mental health nurse within the multi agency context
6. critique current and future approaches to mental health policy and practice
7. integrate the principles of user involvement and empowerment in mental health care

Cognitive skills
1. analyse ethical frameworks in relation to mental health practice
2. evaulate key benchmarks for best practice in mental health
3. assess Quality Assurance mechanisms including quality guidelines and audit in the delivery of cost effective care
4. analyse critical incidents from practice
5. review literature pertaining to an aspect of practice development
6. analyse critical incidents in which client safety and / or health may be compromised

Key skills
1. critique and utilise a range of evidence to support and develop best practice
Module Content
The module will provide application of:

Advocacy, assertiveness, negotiation
Facilitation styles, leadership principles
Practice, ideology and critique of policy
Raising the profile of mental health nursing; ideological and professional developments; the mental health nurse as a leader
Supervisory skills
Policy developments, mental health in primary care and public health
Legislative changes pertaining to mental health care
Benchmarks for quality in mental health
Analysis of critical incidents
Research critique and utilisation

Methods of Teaching/Learning
Selected Texts/Journals

Aveyard H 2007 Doing a literature review in health and social care: a practical guide. McGraw Hill/Open University Press, London

Department of Health 2001 Making it happen: a guide to delivering mental health promotion.


Holloway I 2007 Narrative Research in Nursing Blackwell, Oxford,
Iles V 2005 Really Managing Health 2nd Ed Open University Press, Maidenhead
Iles V 2005 Really Managing Health 2nd Ed Open University Press, Maidenhead
Langan J 2004 Living with risk: mental health service user involvement in risk assessment and management. The policy press, London
Laurance J 2002 Pure madness: how fear drives the mental health system. Routledge, London
Laverack G 2007 Health promotion practice: building empowered communities. McGraw Hill, London
Martin V, Henderson E 2001 Managing in health and social care. Routledge/Open University, London
McNichol E, Hamer S 2007 Leadership and Management a Three Dimensional Approach Nelson Thornes, Cheltenham
Miller J 2001/2002 Clinical Governance. Nursing Times Clinical Monographs N 56. Emap Healthcare Ltd, London
Moullin M 2002 Delivering excellence in health and social care: quality, excellence and performance measurement. Open University Press
Pilgrim D 2005 Key Concepts in Mental Health. Sage, London
Polit DF Beck CT 2006 Essentials of Nursing Research :Methods, Appraisel and Utilisation, 6th ED Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, London
Rogers A, Pilgrim D 2001 Mental health policy in Britain 2nd edn Macmillan, Basingstoke
Thompson C, Dowding D. (eds) 2002 Clinical Decision Making and Judgements in Nursing. Churchill Livingstone. London
Young A P & Cook M (eds) 2002 Managing and Implementing Decisions in Heatlhcare. Harcourt Pub. London

Journal titles

Journal of Advanced Nursing
Journal of Mental Health (Taylor and Francis Group)
The International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Research

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