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Undergraduate Course: Healthy Communities 2 (NUST08015)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis is a core course in year 2 of the Bachelor of Nursing with Honours (and Bachelor of Nursing Ordinary degree) programme. The course is suitable for health and social care professionals who have undertaken Healthy Communities 1. The course content is delivered through a series of lectures and tutorials. Its focus is on the health of communities as part of a larger society. It builds on the students┐ knowledge and understanding of the impact which community and family dynamics can have on the health of an individual. Utilising taught theories and techniques, students are enabled to develop skills to start to assess and address health and social care needs of communities. The course addresses:
* Assessing the needs of a community
* Community development and enablement
* Health inequalities and social inclusion
* The principles of public health

Communication and reflection skills introduced in year 1 are further developed and students consider the challenges when communicating with communities e.g. literacy, confidentiality and diversity.

The course provides opportunities for the students to apply their learning in both the academic and clinical environment. To progress through the course students are required to produce evidence of a community profile and a community health needs assessment that they have undertaken for a defined community. Students also propose a health improvement activity to meet the needs they have identified in the community profile and needs assessment. These activities enable students to:
1)Demonstrate an understanding of how people┐s lifestyles, environments and the location in which they live influence health and

2)Apply their knowledge and become competent in translating the community profile and needs assessment into an action plan for health improvement for the benefit of people within communities.
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Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Healthy Communities 1 (NUST08016)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 30, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 162 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formative - Oral and visual presentation which is peer assessed.

Summative - Production of a community profile, confined to within 2,500 ┐ 3,000 words, for a defined community, health needs assessment plus development of an action plan, and health improvement activity.
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Be knowledgeable about the complexity of community
  2. Identify the important role which health improvement activities have in changing the health of communities
  3. Have knowledge about the complexities of working with various communities including young people, older people and those who are ethnically diverse
  4. Be able to assess the health needs of a defined community
  5. Be able to produce a community profile and an action plan to address the needs of a community, identifying the need, planned intervention, time scale and the proposed evaluation/assessment method to measure outcome
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Course organiserDr Elaine Haycock-Stuart
Tel: (0131 6)50 8442
Course secretaryMiss Lee Gaedtke
Tel: (0131 6)51 3972
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