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Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 15/03/2022 08:57:45

Title of Module: Integrating Health and Social Care

Code: NURS08037 SCQF Level: 8
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 20 ECTS: 10
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Health and Life Sciences
Module Co-ordinator:Elaine  Gifford

Summary of Module

This module explores the background to the development of integrated health and social care services in relation to associated political, social and economic determinants. Aspects of effective health and social care provision which focusses on preventative, anticipatory care that improves the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities will be explored.

Models of integration that identify the roles, relationships and responsibilities of partners within an integrated health and social care service will be explored. The ethical, moral and legal aspects of a person-centred approach to service provision and integrated working are explored including aspects of adult protection, rights and responsibilities and codes of conduct. Aspects of effective relationships with people who require services their families, carers and co-workers from different disciplines will be examined.

The essential key elements of effective and efficient provision of a seamless person-centred health and social care service including aspects of culture change and quality improvement will be outlined.

This module aims to contribute to the following I am UWS graduate attributes:


  • Inquiring, critical thinker, analytical, culturally aware, and research minded


  • Knowledgeable, digitally literate and motivated


  •  Autonomous driven and resilient

Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully OnlineHybridCHybridOWork-based Learning
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Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

Online with mandatory face-to-face learning on Campus

Online with optional face-to-face learning on Campus

Work-based Learning
Learning activities where the main location for the learning experience is in the workplace.

Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:
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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Term 3


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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the development of integrated health and social care services and the associated political, social and economic determinants.

L2. Demonstrate an ability to differentiate between the roles, relationships and responsibilities of partners within an integrated health and social care service.

L3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concept and value base of an integrated, person-centred service

L4. Demonstrate knowledge of the essential key elements required for the effective provision of seamless, person-centred health and social care services.

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 8.

A broad knowledge and understanding of the scope, main areas and boundaries of health and social care provision.

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 8.

Identify and analyse problems and issues of integrated health and social care provision in practice.

Critically evaluate the implementation of a person-centred approach to health and social care provision.

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 8.

Students will develop skills in using relevant information from a range of sources to adequately support decision-making.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 8.

Use of internet and library searches to obtain information
Interpretation of numerical and graphically presented data

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 8.

Evaluate and value one’s own and others’ roles, responsibilities and contributions within an integrated, person-centred health and social care service.

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
Module Code:
Module Title:
Co-requisitesModule Code:
Module Title:

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
A hybrid approach to learning and teaching using synchronous and asynchronous activities will be used in this module. Weekly timetabled sessions will consist of a variety of teaching methods including: synchronous timed online workshops via MS Teams, asynchronous e-learning activities through the virtual learning environment as well as on-campus groupwork, networking and support.'Coffee and chat' support sessions via MS Teams will also be available.
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Lecture/Core Content Delivery12
Tutorial/Synchronous Support Activity21
Personal Development Plan6
Independent Study80
Asynchronous Class Activity81
200 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:

Burnard, A (Ed) (2011) Key Themes in Health and Social Care. London. Routledge.

Ham,C., Heenan, D., Longley, M and Steel, D (2013) Integrated Care in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Lessons for England. London: The Kings Fund

Miller, R., Brown, H., Mangan, C (2016) Integrated Care in Action. London. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Pears, R & Shields, G. (2019) Cite them Right. the Essential Referencing Guide. London MacMillan Education Ltd

Relevant codes of practice
Relevant National policies and strategies

(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Engagement Requirements

In line with the Academic Engagement Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on the relevant learning platform, and complete assessments and submit these on time. Please refer to the Academic Engagement Procedure at the following link: Academic engagement procedure

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardMental Health Nursing & IP
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelMHN&IP L7-8
ModeratorEileen Harkess-Murphy
External ExaminerE Mistry-Jackson
Accreditation Details
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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
Assessment Component 1
Essay on the background to the development of integrated health and social care services. (30% weighting)
Assessment Component 2

Summative assessment
Essay focusing on effective health and social care service provision.(70% weighting)
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Essaycheck mark   300

Component 2
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Essay check markcheck markcheck mark700
Combined Total For All Components100% 0 hours

A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
Equality and diversity is at the heart of the module, recognising that this is key to the student experience. Through the hybrid learning approach taken the module is inclusive and supports the belief of fairness and equal opportunities across the teaching, learning, assessment and evaluationprocesses within the module. This is further supported by any anticipatory adjustments and additional flexibility that is required to ensure accessibility of the module.
All students are encouraged to disclose disabilityand any specific individual needs is given considerationby the module team. To ensure the module is responsive to the demand for equality and diversity UWS Equality and Diversity Policy is a key driver in the ethos of teaching and learning processes within the module
UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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