SCQF Level: 07
Module Code: MHN004
Credit Value: 20
Term: Term 2
School: School of Social and Health Sciences
This module explores the role of the mental health nurse in the delivery of physical health care and the promotion of well-being. It recognises the growing body of evidence which indicates that people with mental health problems experience poorer health outcomes
The aim of this Module is to equip the student with the knowledge required to provide care for people with a range of physical health problems and to promote well being for all
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
1. Discuss determinants of health
2. Describe common physical health problems experienced by people using mental health services their care and treatment
3. Describe approaches promoting physical health and well-being in people with mental health problems
4. Discuss key areas for intervention
5. Identify circumstances under which referral to specialist medical or surgical services might be required
6. Discuss the concepts of long term conditions and self management
1 Determinants of health
Social, biological, genetic, economic and psychological influences on physical health
2 Common problems, their care and treatment.
Problems related to nutritional status. COPD , asthma, chest infection, delirium. Cardiovascular conditions: stroke, myocardial Infarction, angina, hypertension. Diabetes. Epilepsy. Neurological conditions; Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis. End of life care .
3 Promoting health and well being
Health behaviour change,: trans-theoretical model, health belief model. Mediating factors in behaviour change, for example, social and recovery capital, relapse management. Exercise as a health promotion approach.
4 Lifestyle change: areas for intervention
Smoking, obesity, alcohol management
5 Referral to specialist services
Responding to acute deterioration, recognising limits of knowledge and skills and when to request additional support.
6 Long term conditions and self management
Definition of LTC and self management. Approaches to care and treatment.
Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Lectures are supported by weekly classroom based tutorials.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
|Supervised Practical Activity||6|
|Unsupervised Practical Activity||0|
Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.