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Undergraduate Course: The promotion of safe and effective practice in the professional environment (EDUA08109)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course aims to develop knowledge and understanding of research and practice so that prospective practitioners in education, health and performance can make informed decisions in relation to the promotion of safe working practices. As health and well-being becomes an area of increased prominence in the workplace it is important that prospective professionals are aware of and know about policies related to safe and healthy practice. Informed by a social model of inclusion, the course seeks to enable practitioners to become aware of health and safety regulations, prevention of work related injuries and some common clinical conditions so that they can seek to create supportive health enhancing environments. This online course provides students with the opportunity to explore a range of issues related to the promotion of well-being and create materials that would support the promotion of safe practice in the their related field of practice.
Course description Developing a knowledge and understanding of health and safety regulations, prevention of work related injuries and some common clinical conditions are important across a range of professional contexts. This course is designed to enable students to have an awareness of current issues and policies related to working in practical contexts and develop knowledge and understanding so they can promote safe and effective practice. The accumulated knowledge gained form the course will include understanding policy related to health and safety, such as fire safety, smoking, drug and alcohol use, child protection issues and risk assessment.

The course will be delivered over 200 hours which includes 20 hours of lectures, (online delivery), interactive group work (30 hours) and independent-study (150 hours). It will address topics that include health and safety regulations, prevention of work related injuries and some common clinical conditions that are important to have a knowledge and understanding of when working in practical contexts (e.g. diabetes, asthma and hypermobility).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an awareness of health and safety regulations and be able to put together a health and safety policy for an identified professional practice
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements of the defining features of the disability discrimination act and articulate an understanding of specific needs of people with physical and learning difficulties with respect to an identified professional practice
  3. To be aware of and demonstrate how to manage common clinical conditions that might be encountered within the professional environment ( e.g. diabetes, asthma, hypermobility)
  4. Undertake an analysis of different types on injury that may occur in the professional environment and demonstrate how these may be prevented
  5. Evaluate professional issues relating to the chosen practice (e.g. duty of care, confidentiality , codes of conduct)
Reading List
Dyke, S. (ed.) (2001) Your Body Your Risk, Dance UK, ISBN-10: 09051563165, ISBM -13: 978-0951536168
Health and safety executive ( 2005) Five Steps to risk Assessment (2nd Edition) (INDG 163 TREVI) HSE Books
Health and Safety Executive (1999) Health and Safety Law: What you should know (2nd Edition) . HSE Books. ISBN: 0717624935
Health and Safety Executive (2003) An Introduction to health and safety: Health and Safety in small businesses, what you should know, where to get information (INDG 259 REVI) HSE Books. ISBN 0717626857
More. J. (2007) Healthy Eating for Children, Food facts. The British Dietetic Association
The Scottish Government (2004) The Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003 Available from:
World Health Organization (2015) Health in all policies: training manual. Geneva. World Health Organization
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1. search for, access, critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant literature and information in order to develop their knowledge and understanding
2. be independent learners who take responsibility for their own learning, and are committed to continuous reflections, self- evaluation and self-improvement
KeywordsHealth education, effective practice, professionalism, disability and discrimination
Course organiserMs Wendy Timmons
Tel: (0131 6)51 6596
Course secretaryMs Norma Turnbull
Tel: (0131 6)51 6210
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