SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2B723333
Module Leader Margaret Caldwell
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Nursing
  • A (September start)-B (January start)
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Completion of progression point 1

Summary of Content

This module is delivered over two trimesters incorporating theory and practice to facilitate students' development of professional skills for nursing practice. The module is comprised of two practice learning experiences of 400 hours. This module critically explores the range of models for mental health service delivery which also considers the role of independent and 3 rd sector organisations in supporting mental health care practice. It will also examine the application of the CHIME model which considers the essential elements of recovery from the perspective of a person with lived experience of mental illness. Within this context, students will critically appraise the evolving role of the mental health nurse in contemporary mental health settings.


Service user narratives and family and carer experiences of, and responses to, mental ill health Co-production and peer support Legal and ethical issues in mental health nursing practice. Scottish Recovery Indicator (2) Multidisciplinary/agency perspectives Personal authority and accountability Uses and abuses of power in relationships Dementia Champion Programme NMC Competencies All Domains listed in the Scottish OAR for progression point 2. Essential skills clusters are mapped to the NMC Domain competencies within the OAR D1 1, 1.1, 2, 4.1, 6, 7, 8.1, 9 D2 1, 1.1, 1.2, 3, 4, 4.1, 5, 6, 6.1, 8 D3 1, 1.1, 1.2, 3, 3.1, 4, 4.1, 6, 6.1, 7, 8.1 D4 1, 2, 3, 4.1, 5.1, 6, 6.1, 7

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to:1. Appraise the impact of a range of personal, organisational and social factors on the effectiveness of healthcare systems and processes2. Begin to practice more independently utilising care approaches in the treatment of mental ill health.3. Identify current approaches to enhancing safe and effective care in clinical practice 4. Further develop communication skills in being able to listen, comprehend and respond to individuals' needs in order to enhance the quality of their care experience. 5. Demonstrate an understanding of working with charitable, independent and 3rd sector organisations in supporting mental health. 6. Understand the importance of engaging with Ongoing Achievement Record (OAR) to demonstrate personal and professional development 7. Demonstrate an awareness of the relevance of technology, digital and health literacy associated with the delivery of person centred care

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The module will be delivered using blended learning approaches, including simulation, to improve the student experience. Learning and teaching strategies will enhance student engagement, accessibility, flexibility and personalisation of the curriculum through the use of technology/digital learning where appropriate. Lecturers, service partners, users, carers and students will contribute to the authenticity of the teaching and learning experience. Students will be supported and supervised in practice by a qualified mentor in the Practice Learning Experience (PLE). Students will be allocated a PLE and a qualified mentor with whom they will work at least 40% of the time to develop professional skills in practice. The PLE will be in the form of two six week blocks. Formative assessment will replicate OSCA and allow students to practice Formative assessment of practice using Practice Grading Criteria Assessment of numeracy skills will be incorporated in the summative assessment-OSCA

Indicative Reading

Amering, M. & Schmolke, M. 2009, Recovery in mental health: Reshaping scientific and clinical responsibilities . John Wiley & Sons. Oxford (e-copy available) 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 Gamble, C & Brennan, G (eds) 2009, Working with Serious Mental Illness: A manual for clinical practice, 2 nd edition, Elsevier: London Grant, A, Mills, J., Mulhearn 2010, Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Mental Health Practitioners: SAGE: London Morris, G. & Morris, J., 2010, The dementia care workbook , McGrawHill: Berkshire Papworth, M., Marrinan, Martin, B., 2013, Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A practitioners Guide, SAGE: London. Rodgers, A. & Pilgrim, D., 2014, A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness , 5 th edn , Open University Press: Berkshire Scottish Government, 2012, Mental Health Strategy for Scotland: 2012-2015 Available from: <http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0039/00398762.pdf> Tolan, J. 2012, Skills in Person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2 nd edn , Sage: London Westbrook, D.E, Kennerty, H., Kirk, J., 2011, An Introduction to cognitive behaviour therapy: skills and applications. 2 nd edition, SAGE: London (e-copy available) Williams, C., 2003, Overcoming Anxiety: A five areas approach , Arnold: London. Velleman, R., 2011, Counselling for Alcohol Problems, 3 rd edn , Sage: London URL's <http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/media/606133/thematrix-final.pdf> <http://www.livinglifetothefull.com> <http://www.mwcscot.org.uk/> <https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance> <http://www.scottishrecovery.net/> <http://www.sign.ac.uk/> Useful Journals Issues in Mental Health Nursing , Taylor and Francis Journal ,London British Journal of Psychiatry , The Royal College of Psychiatrists Journal of Mental Health , Taylor and Francis Journal ,London Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , Blackwell Science Ltd Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services , SLACK Incorporated British Journal of Mental Health Nursing. Mental Health Practice , Royal College of Nursing

Transferrable Skills

Communication (verbal and non-verbal) Understanding of holistic person-centred care Assessment and decision making skills Independent and team working skills Simulated practice skills Literature searching and integration Reflection Enhance patient safety and recognise risk Digital and health literacy skills Numeracy

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Independent Learning (FT) 120.00
Placement 400.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Practicals (FT) 36.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Dept) 01 1.00 100.00 40% OSCA
Placement 02 n/a 0.00 35% Scottish Ongoing Achievement Record6 weeks of Practice Learning Experience
Placement 01 n/a 0.00 35% Scottish Ongoing Achievement Record6 weeks of Practice Learning Experience