Undergraduate Course: The Nature of Nursing (NUST10012)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The major organising theme in this third year course is systems of care. Within this framework issues of nursing are applied to clinical contexts and to the understanding of complex clinical situations. Both theoretical and clinical aspects of nursing are addressed. The clinical experience crosses a wide range of settings and reflects various stages in the patients 'career' and health transitions. Proficiency in clinical skills acquired is linked closely to the core curriculum of knowledge, skills and attitudes, meeting both academic and professional requirements. Clinical experience extends to the Spring, culminating in an elective placement when the student can pursue a specific area of care.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Reflect on, discuss and debate issues relating to the nursing management of patients with long-term illnesses.
Critically discuss the concept of rehabilitation nursing in the context of chronic illness.
Debate ethical and professional issues relevant to nursing patients with long-term illnesses.
Demonstrate a critical understanding of concepts such as holistic care and partnership.
Show an understanding of role of the family and their need for support.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||2 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s).
|Course organiser||Ms Maggie Carson
Tel: (0131 6)51 3928
|Course secretary||Miss Kirsty Gardner
Tel: (0131 6)50 3889