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Person-centred Consultation & Shared Decision Making - HEA00132M

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  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Mike Parker
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Spring Term 2024-25

Module aims

This module’s design combines the student's knowledge of biological, psychological, and sociological concepts and theories as they apply to person-centred assessment, treatment and evaluation of the outcomes of complex care and multi-morbidity in health and social care settings. The student will be enabled to develop skills in medicines optimisation and effective decision making in their chosen field of practice to prepare for prescriber readiness following registration with the NMC.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of the module students will be able to:

  1. Utilise a holistic consultation model to demonstrate a systematic and rigorous history-taking process.

  2. Incorporate a holistic assessment of the stresses and vulnerabilities related to emotional distress to support recovery.

  3. Through skilful negotiation and shared decision making, formulate a nursing management plan and implement interventions to support complex healthcare needs.

  4. Analyse principles of medicines optimisation and apply these to the recognition and resolution of pharmacological complexities such as de-prescribing and polypharmacy.

  5. Prioritise and integrate facets of the professional role of the nurse, including accountability and ethical judgment, in supporting the care of individuals with complex healthcare needs.

  6. Incorporate a systematic approach to identifying, critically appraising and synthesising research and other forms of information into the construction of effective decisions in the planning and delivery of care for individuals with complex healthcare needs.

Module content

Assessment of body systems – respiratory, cardiovascular, ENT, neurological. Mental health assessment. Consultations skills, genetic testing, history taking, types of evidence for practice and application in decision making,

Medicines optimization – polypharmacy, deprescribing, adherence, compliance, concordance

Nursing as an intervention – simple intervention. Managing and sustaining therapeutic relationships. Shared decision-making, power dynamics, patient preference and actions, equality and diversity. Individual planning of care – consent, advocacy, capacity

Complexity – comorbidity, biopsychosocial assessment, stress, vulnerability, adjustment to conditions, recovery, frailty, behaviours that challenge, aggression, conflict resolution, end-of-life care, ethics/legal issues.


Task Length % of module mark
Departmental - aural assessment
Objective Structured Clinical Examination - HS Dpt
OSCE : Objective Structured Clinical Exam
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Departmental - aural assessment
Objective Structured Clinical Examination - HS Dpt
OSCE : Objective Structured Clinical Exam
N/A 100

Module feedback

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

Indicative reading

Miller, W.R. and Rollnick, S. (2012). Motivational Interviewing. Third edition, helping people change. Guilford Press.

Trenoweth S. & Moone N. (2017) Psychosocial Assessment in Mental Health. Sage Publishing.

Collins, E. Drake, M. Deacon, M. (Eds.) (2013) The physical care of people with mental health problems: A guide for best practice Sage Publications.

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.