EARLY INTERVENTION WORK WITH CHILDREN, PARENTS AND CARERS - 2017/8
Module code: NURM113
School of Health Sciences
JONES F Ms (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
The module assists students to gain knowledge of the underpinning theory, assessment processes and intervention strategies relating to early intervention work. Through development of these skills it will enable the student to engage in early intervention work that will support the social and emotional development of children and young people; this is essential requirement for children to reach their full potential.
The aim of this module is to develop the student's knowledge and skills in relation to supporting children, their families and carers to maximise the life chances of children and young people and improve outcomes. The module explores the factors that affect health and social capital and the interventions that can maximise them.
|1||Critically analyse and debate the concepts of health gain and social capital and the factors that either contribute to or militate against them.|
|2||Critically evaluate the impact of parental mental health on infant and child mental health.|
|3||Appraise the quality of relationships and their impact on the neurological and emotional development of the child.|
|4||Debate the concept of early intervention in relation to supporting children and young people and their families and carers in order to maximise their health chances.|
|5||Critically analyse current policy, provision and practice in relation to early interventions.|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
Cornerstones of good practice, including skills development, coaching and relationship building
Diversity and inclusivity
Maternal/paternal and infant mental health
Attachment and bonding
Inequalities in health
Enhanced needs: definitions, policy and practice
Current policy, practice and provision in relation to early interventions
Roles and partnerships in early intervention work
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
The learning from lectures and seminars will be explored and developed through the use of scenario based workshops and group work. This will enable the student to develop relevant skills and knowledge that is supported with structured feedback.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Lecture / Debate / Group work / Student presentation / Self-directed learning / Experiential learning / Small group workshops / Discussion / Reflective learning / Tutorials / ‘Expert’ speakers.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the student's in-depth knowledge and awareness in relation to the modules learning outcomes.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
A three hour examination. Prior to the examination, students will be given a scenario illustrating an example of early intervention work. Students will analyse the case study under examination conditions utilising the following concepts:
· Concepts of health gain and social capital in relation to the early intervention work under discussion
· Factors affecting the parenting and development of the child, both positively and negatively
· The actual or potential impact of parental mental health on children or young person and how this knowledge was applied in the intervention being presented
·The ways in which the concept of need, relevant policy and practice have affected the case study being analysed
· An evaluation of the early intervention work at practitioner, team and inter-professional working level
· Critical evaluation of service provision and relevant policy
Scenario based workshops will be used during the module to enable students to reflect on the evidence based knowledge they have gained and assist them in developing a clear rationale on how this may be applied in practice
Students will gain feedback via interactive group discussion, scenario based workshops and tutorials. Feedback will also be given on essay plans.
Please note that any evidence of unsafe practice or breach of confidentiality will result in an automatic refer for the module.
Reading list for EARLY INTERVENTION WORK WITH CHILDREN, PARENTS AND CARERS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nurm113
Programmes this module appears in
|Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (Health Visiting) MSc(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.