SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M3B725330
Module Leader Gordon Hill
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Nursing
  • C (May start)

Summary of Content

This module will introduce summer school students to the National Health Service, the UK Nursing education systems and the scope of nursing roles within the UK. Students will be actively encouraged to compare and contrast systems, cultural issues and funding between the UK and their own country. Students will develop an awareness nurse-led services and the provision of nursing roles in healthcare systems while considering the wider political issues with nursing and regulation of professional bodies in the UK.


Nurse led services in the UK UK healthcare systems Nursing roles in healthcare settings UK Nurse education systems Nursing regulation in the UK

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module the student should be able to:1. Understand the origin, nature and delivery of healthcare system in the United Kingdom.2. Describe the scope of nursing roles in primary and secondary care settings in the UK.3. Develop an awareness of nurse-led services and the provision of nursing roles in the NHS.4. Reflect on their knowledge of the UK and their own healthcare systems to draw appropriate conclusions.5. Demonstrate an understanding of comparable nursing standards, education and regulation between home countries and the UK.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Teaching methods will include seminars, tutorials, group work, reflective exercises, guided reading and online reading and information gathering. Academics, research staff and clinicians will be invited to present their perspectives to aide a deeper understanding of the UK context.

Indicative Reading

-720 BULMAN C., SCHULTZ S. & ASKEWS (2013) Reflective Practice in Nursing (5th ed.). Chichester, West Sussex; Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. DELVES-YATES C. (2015) Essentials of Nursing Practice Sage edge London ELLIS, P. (2016). Evidence-based practice in nursing (3rd ed., Transforming nursing practice). SAGE Publications; London: Leaning Matters MACKINTOSH-FRANKILN C. (2016) Nursing philosophy: A review of current pre-registration curricula in the UK. Nurse Education Today 37 pp. 71-74 MELNY, FINEOUT-OVERHOLT, & FINEOUT-OVERHOLT, E. (2015). Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare: A guide to best practice (3rd ed.).

Transferrable Skills

Collaborative and communication skills, interpersonal skills, team working skills, reflective practice and time management skills. Students will develop their academic writing skills, including, searching for literature, using references to support their work and academic writing in English.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 30.00
Independent Learning (FT) 20.00
Seminars (FT) 30.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 100.00 40% Group Presentation - 20 minutes