MH0715 - Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health in Mental Health Nursing

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What will I learn on this module?

Encouraging and supporting families regarding to lifestyle changes that could improve their health is an element of nursing that you will undertake in both community and hospital environments. You will be introduced to key concepts in contemporary public health promoting the health and wellbeing of children, young people, families and communities through the facilitation of health enhancing activities.

You will increase your knowledge and awareness of a range of strategies to support people across the lifespan in promoting health and preventing ill health. This will include a range of health promotion approaches and models and will develop your skills in promoting behaviour change in your professional practice. You will explore the relationship between the wider health determinants of health, wellbeing and health inequalities incorporating skills required to understand and undertake community profiling.

By building upon the skills and knowledge from concurrent modules you will be able to show resilience and tenacity within the often challenging situations faced with regard to health promotion in clinical practice. Through developing assessment and communication skills and enhanced evidence based knowledge you will have a comprehensive and holistic approach to managing care in partnership with the people receiving it.

How will I learn on this module?

Throughout this module, you will be engaged in a variety of learning and teaching approaches. You will learn from experts from practice, Web-based resources through Blackboard Ultra, and face-to-face in-class sessions through the ‘flipped classroom’ approach (Bergman & Sams, 2012). This approach enables you to engage with technology-enhanced learning, with the provision of links to web-based resources and other useful materials and a combination of on line lectures and interactive e-learning packages. Flipping the classroom enables you to engage in both directed and self-directed study outside of formal teaching sessions as preparatory work for facilitated seminars. Engagement with this activity is essential for your active participation in the facilitated sessions.

These sessions will include individual work, group discussion and debate, where you will be encouraged to consider competing perspectives, share opinions and experiences, and develop a greater understanding of holistically caring for people. The use of peer support is a vital component of developing critical discussion and generating ideas and will be utilised during this module.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported via the module’s Online Supported Learning systems which compliment face-to-face teaching and more formal classroom arrangements.

Contact with the module team is available in person, via telephone, email and through Blackboard Ultra. Skills Plus, the University Library’s collection of online learning materials can be used to support the development of your academic skills. Further support for your learning is provided with a 24 hour IT Helpline and the student support and wellbeing service at Northumbria are excellent points of contact for assistance for queries regarding disability, faith, counselling, mental health support, finance and welfare issues. You can access these services via email on your student portal, by telephone or through the help desk staff based within university libraries.

You will also support each other via peer support, through engaging in discussion and debate to enhance your learning. Additional relevant materials will be available via BlackBoard Ultra. These will include the electronic reading list, PowerPoint presentations, recorded lectures and interactive learning packages. The University Libraries at both Coach Lane Campus and City Campus offer an extensive collection of material, both hard copy and electronic, access to international databases and training in information retrieval.. Additional relevant materials, including the electronic reading list and other teaching and learning methods, will be available Blackboard Ultra/library services to enhance and support your learning. All support will be in line with any Disabled Student Services Report Recommendations (DSSR).

There are useful study skills guides via the Northumbria University Library. See the Developing your learning skills link: "Developing your Learning Skills" NU Lib Guides


There are useful study skills guides via the Northumbria University Library. See the Developing your learning skills link: "Developing your Learning Skills" NU Lib Guides

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

1. Analyse the principles of public health and health improvement strategies and evaluate their impact on professional mental health nursing practice. MLO 1

2. Increase your knowledge of public health priorities and understand the difficulties of individual approaches


Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

3. Demonstrate ability to critically analyse topics and present findings coherently using a range of different mediums e.g. orally, visually and within academic written assignments.


Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

4. Critically appraise the quality of evidence for clinical practice and utilise their findings in examining contemporary evidence based mental health nursing practice.

How will I be assessed?

Formative: You will be guided by the Online Supported Learning to consider the evidence base and best practice approaches.Working in small peer groups you will discuss and appraise a public health study relevant to mental health nursing, to develop your understanding of supporting people and their families / carers in promoting health and preventing ill health.

MLO 1, 2, 3, 4

Summative:

Your summative assessment will be a 3000-word essay critiquing a quantitive or qualatitive piece of public health research. Submission and feedback will be via Turnitin.

MLO 1, 2, 3, 4

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

Promoting health and preventing ill health are key drivers of the NHS. Encouraging and supporting families with regards to lifestyle changes that could improve their health is an element of nursing that you will undertake in both community and hospital environments. Understanding the development of strategies to tackle ill health and inequalities will be examined alongside the development of techniques to support people across the lifespan.

A range of health promotion approaches and models will be examined whilst you develop your skills in promoting behaviour change in your professional practice. You will explore the relationship between the wider health determinants of health, wellbeing and health inequalities incorporating skills required to understand and undertake community profiling. As a future nurse, developing a holistic empowering approach with service users will assist them in managing and leading healthier lives.

What will I learn on this module?

Encouraging and supporting families regarding to lifestyle changes that could improve their health is an element of nursing that you will undertake in both community and hospital environments. You will be introduced to key concepts in contemporary public health promoting the health and wellbeing of children, young people, families and communities through the facilitation of health enhancing activities.

You will increase your knowledge and awareness of a range of strategies to support people across the lifespan in promoting health and preventing ill health. This will include a range of health promotion approaches and models and will develop your skills in promoting behaviour change in your professional practice. You will explore the relationship between the wider health determinants of health, wellbeing and health inequalities incorporating skills required to understand and undertake community profiling.

By building upon the skills and knowledge from concurrent modules you will be able to show resilience and tenacity within the often challenging situations faced with regard to health promotion in clinical practice. Through developing assessment and communication skills and enhanced evidence based knowledge you will have a comprehensive and holistic approach to managing care in partnership with the people receiving it.

Course info

Credits 20

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 2 Years Full Time

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start January 2021

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