Module code: HCRM016

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

ROBINSON Ann (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: B700

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Personal Tutorial Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 30

Practical/Performance Hours: 3

Module Availability

Semester 2

Module content

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 3000 WORD CASE STUDY 100

Alternative Assessment

Not required.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of contemporaneous issues facing women’s health and how innovative practice may be implemented to transform women’s health and wellbeing. 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

·         A 3000 word case study, critically analysing an aspect of women’s health care, specific to the students own area of practice, from both a physical and psychological perspective.

·         This will test all 4 learning outcomes and forms 100% of marks

Formative assessment

·         In relation to a one sided (A4) essay / case study plan.


Students will receive feedback through a variety of methods, these include:

·         Verbal – during seminar sessions, or tutorials

·         Written – formative feedback on essay or case study plan

Email – where requested by student

Module aims

  • Explore the changing patterns of fertility throughout a woman's lifespan and discuss the scientific basis of these changes.
  • Critically evaluate the role of female health screening services available and the purpose they play in health promotion.
  • Critically analyse research relevant to women's health and discuss how new information can be best disseminated to women.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the current healthcare agenda and its impact on women's health. C
2 Critically evaluate contemporary practice in health and social care, specifically in relation to women's health. K
3 Critically assess the role of the nurse or midwife when providing healthcare to women. CT
4 Develop innovative approaches to patient care within women's health which utilises evidence, creates challenge and develops a progressive culture within the healthcare setting. P

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

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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 2019/0 academic year.