SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 5.00
ECTS Credit Points 2.50
Module Code M3B725331
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 some of the 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 of nurse-led services and the provision of nursing roles in healthcare systems.


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

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 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.

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
Independent Learning (FT) 10.00
Assessment (FT) 10.00
Lectures (FT) 15.00
Seminars (FT) 15.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 100.00 40% Group Presentation - 10 minutes.