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Meeting Care Needs - HEA00065C

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  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Module co-ordinator: Mrs. Sarah Redfern
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
C Summer Term 2024-25

Module aims

This module enables students to examine and apply current professional standards, guidance and policies using a person-centred approach. This develops skills for the identification of need, and the implementation of care for patients/clients in a range of health and social care settings.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Outline key features and identify needs associated with specific physiological and pathophysiological processes, physical behavioural and cognitive health conditions across the lifespan.

  2. Outline the key methods of assessment which identify the needs of clients/patients and be able to recognise when an individual’s condition has improved or deteriorated.  

  3. Discuss how to meet the range of care needs that individuals may experience across all lifespans and ensure local and national policies, the scope of the Nursing Associate role and Code of Professional Practice are followed.

  4. Discuss how to interpret and respond to changes in patient condition, and share and escalate concerns safely as needed.

Module content

Assessment methods, BLS, activities of living, safety, dignity, privacy, comfort, sleep, nutrition, hydration, bladder and bowel health, mobility, hygiene, oral care, wound care, skin integrity, anxiety, confusion, discomfort, pain, changes in capacity, safeguarding.


Task Length % of module mark
Report 2000 words
N/A 100

Special assessment rules




Module feedback

Written feedback for the summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.

Indicative reading

Davies, H.T.O., Nutley, S.M. and Mannion, R. (2000). Organisational culture and quality of health care. Quality in Health Care, 9, 111-119.

Department of Health. [Online]. Available at:

National Patient Safety Agency. [Online]. Available at:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. [Online]. Available at:

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. [Online]. Available at:

Skills for Health. [Online]. Available at:

Social Care Institute for Excellence. [Online]. Available at:

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.