Module code: NUR2111

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

TOBUTT CJ Dr (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits


ECTS Credits



FHEQ Level 5

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Year long

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 12

Independent Study Hours: 114

Lecture Hours: 18

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ESSAY 100

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites

 Completion of Level One Modules

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Identify and critically discuss the principles and values of empowerment and recovery in mental health care
2 Cultivate and develop critical thinking around ‘empowerment' and ‘recovery’, using sociological, political, mental health service and economic frameworks as a  backdrop
3 Identify and critically appraise engagement skills that can create empowering and recovery-based interventions for individuals and their families/carers when working (assessment, core therapeutic skills, positive risk-taking, care planning
4 Identify skills and conceptual challenges of inter disciplinary working in contemporary mental health practice and relate these to the principles and values of empowerment and recovery
5 Evaluate practice experiences and relate these experiences to the principles and values of empowerment and recovery

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Principles and values of recovery

Principles and values of empowerment

Sociology of mental illness

Power and consumerism

Mental health policy in England

Physical Health Assessment

Working with families and carers

Working with those hard to reach

Psychosocial interventions

Multi-Agency Working/Integrated Working

Motivational Interviewing II

Recovery: Problem Drug Users

Service users

Young people and carers

Creative therapies

In-Hospital resuscitation update

Medicines management (pharmacology

Methods of Teaching / Learning

 Group work

Enquiry Based Learning

Key Note Lectures

Blended Learning utilising ULearn and PebblePad

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge that they are gaining and the importance of relating this to the application of knowledge and practice.  

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Mental Health Nurses have a responsibility for developing mental health practice which works towards implementing the values and principles of empowerment and recovery. Using recovery literature critically discuss how the values of recovery are developed and integrated into professional practice. Discuss in 2,000 words.


Formative assessment

A plan/idea for the assignment will be submitted to the module tutor for review and feedback.
Further guidance about the formative submission will be provided during the module.



Oral and written feedback are given for both formative and summative assessments

Reading list


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 2018/9 academic year.