SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2B723314
Module Leader Michael Follan
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Nursing
  • B (January start)
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Completion of Progression Point 1

Summary of Content

This module builds on the work undertaken in the first year of learning and in trimester A of year 2. It enhances the students knowledge base and further develops understanding of the underpinning theories and models of mental ill health, mental health nursing assessment and the evidence based interventions for a range of mental health conditions across the age spectrum. The module embraces the underlying principles of values based practice to explore the central role that service users and carers play in supporting and enabling mental health and recovery. The module enables practice that protects people's rights , respects diversity and promotes recovery in relation to mental ill health.


Governmental mental health recovery based strategies and policies Service user, family and carer experience of and responses to mental ill health through the use of individual's narratives which recognise them as experts in their own care needs Evidence base underpinning contemporary theories and models of mental ill health Stress and Distress Gender based violence - Trauma and abuse Suicide intervention (ASIST) Mental health assessment using psychosocial models and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy informed practice, for example 5 Areas Assessment Person centred care planning Medical Emergencies in the context of Mental Health NMC Competencies/Domains D1 MH 1.1, 2, MH 2.1, 3, 3.1, 4.1, 8.1 D2 1, MH 1.1, 1.2, 2, 3, MH 4.1, 5, MH 5.1, 6, MH 6.1, 7, 8 D3 1, MH 1.1, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2, 8.1, 9.1, 10 D4 1, 2, 4, MH 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to:1. Evaluate contemporary Scottish and UK Government strategy relating to the provision of recovery based mental health services.2. Discuss the spectrum of service user, families and carer experiences of, and responses to, mental ill health across the life span which maximise their involvement in care and treatment through individual's narratives.3. Understand the evidence base that underpins contemporary recovery based approaches to assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental ill health.4. Demonstrate understanding of current theories and models of mental ill health, nursing care and treatment, e.g., bio-psychosocial model, psychoeducation.5. Analyse and apply the principles of risk assessment / management to the care and treatment of individuals with a range of mental health problems across the life span.6. Identify components of the health care system which may inadvertently challenge client safety.7. Examine the relationship between enabling self direction and potential impact of the power imbalance between mental health professionals and service users.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The module will be delivered either online via GCULearn or face-to-face. Students may elect to study the module either online or face-to-face, but may not transfer between the two. Learning and teaching strategies will enhance student engagement, accessibility, flexibility and personalisation of the curriculum through the use of technology/digital learning where appropriate. Strategies used will include a mixture of blended and flipped classroom approaches to facilitate flexibility for students. Teaching methods will include seminars, tutorials, group work, workshops, reflective exercises, guided reading and online learning. Lecturers, service partners, users, carers and students will contribute to the authenticity of the teaching and learning experience. Formative assessment will include presentation of the first patch and a 1000 word reflective piece to explain the selection of items for the mini portfolio

Indicative Reading

Arnold, E.C. & Boggs, K.U., 2011, Interpersonal Relationships: Professional Communication Skills for Nurses, 6 th edn. Elsevier Health Sciences: London Cooper, M., O'Hara, M., Schmid, P.F. & Bohart, A.C. (eds), 2013, The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy & Counselling, 2 nd edn . Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke Egan, G., 2010, The Skilled Helper: A problem-management and opportunity-development Approach to helping 9 th edn. Thomson Brooks/Cole: Belmont, California Gamble, C. & Brennan, 2009, Working with Serious Mental Illness: A manual for clinical practice , 2 nd edn , Elsevier Saunders: London Karch, A.M., 2010, Focus on Nursing Pharmacology , Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: London McCormack, B. & McCance, T. 2010, Person- centred Nursing: Theory and practice. Wiley- Blackwell. Oxford Morris, G. & Morris, J., 2010, The dementia care workbook , McGrawHill: Berkshire Rodgers, A. & Pilgrim, D., 2010, A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness , 4 th edn , Open University Press: Berkshire Schultz, J.M. & Videbeck, S.L. 2013, Lippincott's Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans , 9 th ed., Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: New York

Transferrable Skills

Develop independent learning by working in a self-directed manner Develop study and IT skills to underpin effective learning Develop critical thinking, decision making and communication skills Work effectively with others Underpin professional practice through reflection and the integration of theory and practice Appreciate the need for a high level of ethical and professional conduct

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Independent Learning (FT) 126.00
Practicals (FT) 0.00
Seminars (FT) 18.00
Tutorials (FT) 24.00
Lectures (FT) 12.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 100.00 40% Patchwork text to include a series of patchwork items each 500 words egPatchwork 1 mini portfolioPatchwork 2 visual patch (photo, dvd, blog, podcast, poster, leaflet)Patchwork 3 group patchPatchwork 4 online discussionPatchwork 5 literature review of 1 articlePatchwork 6 narrative, critical incident