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Undergraduate Course: Healthy Communities 1 (NUST08016)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis core course for the Bachelor of Nursing with Honours programme enables interdisciplinary learning with students undertaking other health or social care programmes within the University. Through a series of lectures and tutorials students will learn about the health of the individual within the family and community context whilst gaining an appreciation of wider societal influences.

Course description The course content will see students being introduced to the social determinants of health and the drivers of policy in health and social care. This will allow them to examine the impact such determinants and drivers have on the health and wellbeing of individuals and families in communities. The theoretical concepts of individual, family and community needs assessment, health protection and promotion will be identified, as will an appreciation of promoting the practice of self-care within diverse groups. To support students with the practice placement relating to the course and working with individuals, families and communities, the principles of communication and reflection will be introduced.

Students on the Bachelor of Nursing with Honours programme will undertake work based learning within a community practice setting. The set learning outcomes will take cognisance of the underlying principles of a competency based approach to nurse education, making explicit how each domain of nursing, underpinned by theory, is essential to professional nursing practice. This work based learning will be assessed by registered nurses.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  61
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Placement Study Abroad Hours 156, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 11 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment comprises an essay of between 3000-3500 words.
Feedback Formative feedback is given on a 1000 word essay.

Summative feedback is given via Learn on the 3000 - 3500 word essay.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the different concepts of health
  2. Be aware of the social, economic and political factors influencing health and social care
  3. Be able to outline global, UK and Scottish health and social care policies
  4. Understand the important role health and social care practitioners have in promoting health and wellbeing of the individual, family and the community
  5. Begin to understand the principles of effective communication and develop reflective skills
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information 2 lectures per week, plus 1 hour tutorial per fortnight.
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Fiona Cuthill
Tel: (0131 6)50 3888
Course secretaryMiss Morven Sutherland
Tel: (0131 6)51 3972
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