Full Title:Fundamentals Skills of Intellectual Disability Care 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:HLCR N8058
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:The focus of this module is to provide practical skills training to safely implement basic service user care.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate service user care needs associated with activites of daily living regarding personal hygiene.
  2. Demonstrate appropiate assessment and de-escalation techniques for service users who present with behaviours that challenge.
  3. Demostrate use of communication systems.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Behaviour management
Behaviour management techniques, behaviour assessment.
Personal hygiene
Personal care including oral care, incontinence care, commode use, catheter care, skin hygiene and pressure area care.
Communication systems
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Practical/Skills Evaluation n/a 1,2,3 100.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
Practical/Skills Evaluation 100%

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical LAMH module 1 6.00 Once per semester 0.40
Practical Theory and pratical application of clinical skills. This module will normally be presented over a seven week period. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Practical Behaviour intervention strategies 6.00 Once per semester 0.40
Directed Reading No Description 20.00 Once per semester 1.33
Independent Study No Description 75.00 Once per semester 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 11.13
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.80
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Dougherty, L. and Lister, S. (Editor) 2012, The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures, 8th Ed., 6-9, Wiley-Blackwell England [ISBN: 978-1444-33509-5]
  • CPI book 2005, Non-violent crisis intervention-a CPI specialised offering, 2nd Ed., all, CPI Milwaukee [ISBN: NONE]
  • Lamh module 1, Lamh module 1
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NINDS_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Intellectual Disability Nursing 2 Mandatory
nocode19 Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (Intellectual Disability Nursing Exit Award) 2 Mandatory
nocode20 Higher Certificate in Science in Health Studies (Intellectual Disability Nursing Exit Award) 2 Mandatory