SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2B726096
Module Leader Margaret Caldwell
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Nursing
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Summary of Content

This module will build on the students' experience from their first core mental health module and encapsulate the skills required at this level of their educational journey to provide health protection and patient safety within a mental health nursing context. The primary focus of content will be on mental health skills acquisition including counselling skills, person centred care, recovery focused interventions, health promotion including advanced statements, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and a holistic perspective of care which encompasses psychological and psychological wellbeing to meet a holistic perspective of care skills interventions. The module facilitates the students' understanding of the lived experience, and the necessity to promote collaborative/partnership working in developing person-centred care needs.


-360b7 Risk assessment through the lifespan b7 Suicide skills intervention b7 Counselling skills in the context of mental health nursing b7 Mental health assessment and care planning b7 Health promotion b7 Skills interventions to support people experiencing mental ill health b7 Relevant pathophysiology and pharmacology b7 Medication management b7 Technology, digital and health literacy b7 Mental health policy and legalisation b7 Ethical issues in mental health nursing practice b7 Recovery focused skills interventions b7 Co-production and peer support b7 Understanding co morbidity, both physical and psychological when supporting people within mental health nursing Mandatory training -360b7 ASIST b7 Numeracy and drug calculations b7 Dementia promoting excellence framework - skilled level b7 Medical emergencies, including basic life support b7 Management of violence and aggression b7 Fire safety NMC proficiencies 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14, 1.15. 1.16, 1.17, 1.18, 1.19 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 2.12 3.9 4.3

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module the student should be able to:-1. Appraise the impact of a range of personal, organisational and social factors on the health and safety of people receiving mental health care interventions.2. Identify and evaluate current approaches to risk assessment which can enhance safe and effective care delivery in practice.3. Demonstrate an awareness of the relevance, and impact, of technology, digital and health literacy in the delivery of safe, effective, person centred care.4. Strengthen communication skills in being able to listen, comprehend and respond to individuals' needs in order to enhance the quality of the care experience.5. Demonstrate skills to support the health protection and safety of people with mental health in all care settings.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The module will be delivered using blended learning approaches, including simulation, to improve the student experience and enhance mental health nursing skills. 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.

Indicative Reading

HALL, A., WREN, M., KIRBY, S., Eds. 2015. Care planning in mental health: promoting recovery : Wiley Blackwell MWEBE, H., 2017. Psychopharmacology: A mental health professional's guide to commonly used medications. St Albans: Critical Publishing NASH, M., 2014. Physical Health and well-being in mental health nursing: clinical skills for practice. Open University Press. NORMAN, I J., RYRIE, I., 2018. The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: Principles and Practice . 4 th ed. Open University Press. RODGERS, A. & PILGRIM, D., 2014. A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness , 5 th ed. Berkshire: Open University Press. TRENOWETH, S. & MOONE, N., 2017. Psychological Assessment in Mental Health . London: Sage Publications. WRIGHT, K.M. & McKEOWN, M., 2018, Essentials of Mental Health Nursing . London: Sage Publications. WYCRAFT, N., 2015. Assessment and care planning in mental health nursing. Open University Press.

Transferrable Skills

Development, or enhancement of -360b7 Communication (verbal and non-verbal) and teamworking b7 Assessment and decision making b7 Care planning b7 Independent learning skills b7 Critical thinking and decision-making skills b7 Study, IT and time management skills b7 Reflection b7 Digital Health Literacy Skills b7 Professional and ethical values aligned with professional practice b7 Confidence

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Tutorials (FT) 26.00
Independent Learning (FT) 126.00
Practicals (FT) 16.00
Lectures (FT) 12.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 2.00 100.00 40% OSCE