Holistic Assessment Skills for Community Practitioners

Module details

Title:
Holistic Assessment Skills for Community Practitioners
Code:
MOD003743
Version number:
2
Date amended:
18/06/2015
Level:
6
Credit value:
15
Study hours:
150
Module leader:
Jane Young
Department:
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty:
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Module description

Comprehensive holistic assessment is key to the delivery of high quality cost effective care to patients in the community. Assessing patients in the community requires the skills to examine, not just the patient but the environment in which they live and in which care will be delivered. This module will enable participants to develop systems based assessment skills which are patient centred and will support accurate clinical decision making. Once an assessment has been undertaken, clinicians need the knowledge and skills to enable them to research the evidence to deliver the most appropriate care, this module will support them to do this. Delivering compassionate care as outlined in Compassion in Practice (DH 2012) will underpin this module. Participants will enhance their skills when undertaking an assessment of circumstances within a community setting to ensure the appropriate care is delivered by the right service. This module will also support entry to the non- medical prescribing module; together these two modules will enable future district and community nurses to contribute to the government agenda of caring for people closer to home and avoiding hospital admissions. The student will require a practice placement to work under the supervision of a GP or a Nurse Practitioner to undertake supervised practice in the relevant clinical assessment skills. The assessment task for this module will involve a formative practice assessment, the presentation of a case study and the successful completion of a clinical competency framework.

Outline content

* Models of Consultation e.g. Neighbour, Calgary –Cambridge * Telephone Consultation * Patient safety focussed assessment and red flags * History taking and record keeping. * Communication skills. * General observations, e.g. mental state, general condition. * Assessment of the environment including any care being delivered by family or others * Basic Mental Health assessment * Clinical examination of ear, nose, throat, mouth, head and neck. * Respiratory system. * Cardiovascular system. * Skeletal system. * Nervous system * Gastro-intestinal/GU * Managing patient and family expectations * Medication review * Risk assessment and safety netting * Evidence Based Practice and guidelines * How to search for evidence to inform clinical decision making * How to read a research paper

Key texts/literature

Waugh, A. Grant, A &.J.Ross 2014 Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness. 12th Ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. Cross,S & M.Rimmer 2007. Nurse practitioner manual of clinical skills. 2nd Ed. Edinburgh:Churchill Livingstone. Douglas,G & C.Robertson. 2009. Macleod’s clinical examination. 12th Ed. Edinburgh:Churchill Livingstone Hopcroft, K & V.Forte, 2010. Symptom Sorter. 4th Ed. Abingdon: Radcliffe Publishing. Moulton, L., 2007. The Naked Consultation. Oxford: Radcliffe Neighbour, R., 2007. The Inner Consultation: how to develop and effective and intuitive consulting style. 2nd ed. Oxford: Radcliffe. Polit,D & C.Beck. 2013. Essentials of Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice. 8th Ed. London: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Springhouse publishing. 2008. Assessment made incredibly easy. 4th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Specialist learning resources

Skills Lab

Pathways to which this module applies

not available yet 1, not available yet 2

Module restrictions

None

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be expected to be able to:
1
Knowledge and Understanding
Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge base in relation to patient consultations in the community setting and consider the perspectives of the wider multidisciplinary team
2
Knowledge and Understanding
Demonstrate the clinical assessment and diagnosis skills required to undertake an holistic examination and to make a broader assessment of the circumstances in which the patient lives. Demonstrate a reflective approach to the legal and ethical issues related to the comprehensive and holistic assessment of patients in community settings.
3
Knowledge and Understanding
Demonstrates a critical evidence based approach to practice.
4
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Reflect on ethical dimensions and professional accountability issues related to the comprehensive and holistic assessment of patients in community settings.

Further details of the delivery of this module, including information on assessment and learning and teaching hours - click on the appropriate link below.


2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery - Chelmsford
Location:
Chelmsford
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
A-1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: 6 taught days over 10 weeks
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 50
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Tutorials, VLE interaction
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 64
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Placement, assignment preparation
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD003743
Method: Practical
Details: Up to 15 minutes with supporting references equivalent to 1500 words in total.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD003743
Method: Practical
Details: Equivalent to 1500 words
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery - Cambridge
Location:
Cambridge
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
C-1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: 6 taught days over 10 weeks
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 50
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Tutorials, VLE interaction
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 64
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Placement, assignment preparation
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD003743
Method: Practical
Details: Up to 15 minutes with supporting references equivalent to 1500 words in total.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD003743
Method: Practical
Details: Equivalent to 1500 words
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery - Chelmsford
Location:
Chelmsford
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
A-1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: 6 taught days over 10 weeks
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 50
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Tutorials, VLE interaction
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 64
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Placement, assignment preparation
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD003743
Method: Practical
Details: Up to 15 minutes with supporting references equivalent to 1500 words in total.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD003743
Method: Practical
Details: Equivalent to 1500 words
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery - Cambridge
Location:
Cambridge
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
C-1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: 6 taught days over 10 weeks
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 50
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Tutorials, VLE interaction
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 64
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Placement, assignment preparation
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD003743
Method: Practical
Details: Up to 15 minutes with supporting references equivalent to 1500 words in total.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD003743
Method: Practical
Details: Equivalent to 1500 words
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
ZZF
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: 6 taught days over 10 weeks
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 50
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Tutorials, VLE interaction
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 64
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Placement, assignment preparation
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD003743
Method: Practical
Details: Up to 15 minutes with supporting references equivalent to 1500 words in total.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD003743
Method: Practical
Details: Equivalent to 1500 words
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
ZZF
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: 6 taught days over 10 weeks
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 50
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Tutorials, VLE interaction
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 64
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Placement, assignment preparation
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD003743
Method: Practical
Details: Up to 15 minutes with supporting references equivalent to 1500 words in total.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD003743
Method: Practical
Details: Equivalent to 1500 words
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery - Chelmsford
Location:
Chelmsford
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
A-1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: 6 taught days over 10 weeks
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 50
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Tutorials, VLE interaction
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 64
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Placement, assignment preparation
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD003743
Method: Practical
Details: Up to 15 minutes with supporting references equivalent to 1500 words in total.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD003743
Method: Practical
Details: Equivalent to 1500 words
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100