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Undergraduate Course: Person Centered Care in Practice: Relationships and Emotion (NUST10060)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course offers students the opportunity to reflect, explore and critically examine the theories and concepts that facilitate Person Centred Care in practice. Students will also gain new knowledge to challenge current perceptions and develop new skills that support modern and evidence based practice.

Course description This course sets out to enable practitioners and student nurses to critically review and examine in depth the many facets of Person Centred Care in practice. Students will discover new ways of learning about their practice as well as ways to embed new knowledge to their ways of working.

Content offered includes topics such as co-production and asset based approach to caring, compassionate care models, the Senses Framework and emotional labour. Digital Stories will also be used as a method of exploring and eliciting what person centred care means in practice and how care could be enhanced through this process. Developing self and others is done through critical reflection and analysis of own clinical practice and sharing lessons learned with peers. Throughout the course, students will be challenged to focus on the user perspective by analysing critical incidents or failing organisations. The critical aspects of caring for self and others will also be discussed and students will get an opportunity to engage in creative tasks that look at images, metaphors and art as a way to express the meaning of person centeredness.

This online course offers students the flexibility of learning when and where it suits them. However, over the 10 weeks of learning students are expected to engage and contribute to their learning community by posting on the digital discussion boards used in the course. Students will also get an opportunity to participate in a virtual meeting and get regular feedback about their progress from the course leader.
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 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse the theory related to person centred care including reflection of self and others
  2. Explore and debate contemporary issues impacting on person centred care in practice
  3. Experience online learning and reflect on its utility for ongoing professional development as a nurse
  4. Discuss and develop appreciation of the service user perspective and the impact it has for practice
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsPerson centred,patient centred,service users,reflection,senses,emotional labour
Course organiserMs Leah MacAden
Course secretaryMs Lisa Binder
Tel: (0131 6)51 3969
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