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Applying Psychological & Sociological Aspects to Complex Care - HEA00142H

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  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Module co-ordinator: Miss Kate Rudd
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
B Spring Term 2024-25

Module aims

Students will demonstrate their ability to critically evaluate their role in the assessment, interventions and evaluation of complex care and multi-morbidity in health and social care settings.

Module learning outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate the role of the nurse in supporting the care of others with complex needs.
  2. Evaluate holistic assessment of stresses and vulnerabilities related to emotional distress to support recovery.
  3. Reflect on the importance of collaborative formulation of management plans, incorporating supported and shared decision making.
  4. Apply collaboratively agreed interventions to support complex needs through effective communication.
  5. Use systematic approaches to find, critically appraise and synthesise research and other types of evidence to help inform decision making in complex patient care.


Task Length % of module mark
4000 word essay
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
4000 word essay
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

Aveyard, H. (2019). Doing a Literature Review in Health & Social Care: A practical guide. London: McGraw Hill Education, Open University Press.

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.

Wherry, A. & Buck, N. (2022). Complex Care in Nursing. London: Sage.

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