MH0611 - Person Shaped Discovery

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What will I learn on this module?

You will be supported to explore experiences and challenges of both service users and carers during their engagement with mental health services within the statutory and non-statutory sectors. This module will encourage you to look outside of traditional models of care provision, exploring the whole array of concepts of wellness, recovery and ultimately discovery. You will be encouraged to critically explore service user concepts of health, illness and recovery, mapping the individual’s journey from birth to end of life, outside traditional diagnostic paradigms. You will be guided in the development of their formulation skills, incorporating a fully operationalised holistic model, moving away from a diagnosis/ disorder focussed approach. You will also be supported in their exploration of alternatives to the risk averse culture prevalent within contemporary mental health policy, focussing on service-user led and independent sector approaches to managing personal and public safety. This module will sit within an overall focus of harnessing the creativity of both service users and service providers to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the individual and their interrelated experience of the world and others.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through a mixture of approaches, including taught sessions with both lecturers, service users, carers and clinician’s. They will also be expected to learn through engaging in practical sessions to enhance their clinical and therapeutic skills. You will be encouraged to explore agencies outside of the organisation and NHS and how their approach to mental health can become incorporated within their own clinical and personal frameworks. You will be provided with electronic materials in the form of reading lists, e-learning lectures and even movies to enhance their understanding of the concepts prior to more formal sessions.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported on this module from the module team; the module teams consist of people with a mental health/carers, mental health nursing academics and practitioners.Support and guidance will be given through clear directed learning activities, small group seminars, coaching sessions and simulated activities. All support will be in line with any Disabled Student Services Report (DSSR) recommendations.
Your personal tutor and the module team will offer further support required and can be contacted via telephone, email, or in person – contact details are available via the elp on the programme and module sites.
The electronic media (e.g. elp/twitter) will support your learning including opportunity for group learning, peer support and discussions with a wider audience on contemporary practice issues.

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. Critically explore service user concepts of health, illness and recovery, mapping the individual’s journey from birth to end of life, outside traditional diagnostic paradigms. You will be guided in the development of formulation skills, incorporating a fully operationalised holistic model, moving away from a diagnosis/ disorder focussed approach.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
2. Critically analyse alternatives to the risk averse culture prevalent within contemporary mental health policy, focussing on service-user led and independent sector approaches to managing personal and public safety.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
3. Examine and reflect upon your role as a facilitator of recovery, utilise coaching approaches and a strengths based approach
4. Demonstrate and develop understanding of the relevance of the ability to connect and value creativity, the concept of co-presencing, hope and connectivity as core central themes

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment:
Formative assessment will explore learning related to
Patients’ journey/experience (MLOs 1, 2, 3).
Verbal feedback will be given from the module team and peers throughout the module during classroom teaching, seminars and practical sessions. You will also be able to engage in group discussion within the timetabled group tutorial and further online tutorials provided within the module.

Summative assessment:
The summative assessment for this module is a 20 minute individual presentation where you will be asked to demonstrate learning and reflection of module objectives. You will have a choice of what medium you wish to present either via audio/ visual, creation of art etc. This is in keeping with the basis of the module, using a strengths based approach to express oneself.

You will need to demonstrate understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles in relation to engaging, working with and facilitating recovery with patients’, whilst appreciating the need to respect diversity, individual preferences, non-discrimnatory practice and awareness of professional boundaries (MLO’s 1, 2, 3, 4).
You will be assessed by a member of the team and a patient representative.

You will receive written feedback following your summative assessment, which will indicate the mark awarded for the module and areas for future development.

Pre-requisite(s)

NA

Co-requisite(s)

NA

Module abstract

Being diagnosed with a mental disorder is only one aspect of an individual’s existence. The demands and nature of mental health nursing, makes it too easy to focus exclusively upon clinical paradigms, in turn, negating an individual’s context and range of strengths and inner and external resources. You will critically examine what it is to be on the receiving end of service provision, and to develop the you understanding of the strengths and approaches of others in achieving and delivering mental health. You will be encouraged to enhance their own critical knowledge base of both the potential of service users and non-clinical approaches to recovery and discovery. Here, you will have your own journey of creativity and critical reflection, and have the opportunity to visit alternative providers of services, developing relationships with agencies they may not have previously considered, but who will ultimately enrich and widen their perspectives.

Course info

UCAS Code B740

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time (45 weeks and 4 days per year)

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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