Our University has partnered with the Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre (SISCC) and the University of Dundee on a free online course called Tackling Inequalities Through Health and Social Care Design, which will launch on 18th February on FutureLearn.
We have had nearly 15,000 health, and social care practitioners, third-sector professionals, managers, students and service users join in on our MOOCs so far.
This course offers an enjoyable and enlightening continued professional development (CPD) opportunity for people working across all disciplines to learn about what health inequalities are, and how we can work together to reduce them. With 12 hours of learning over four weeks, the course gives learners the chance to learn about successful projects across Scotland and share insights from their own practice and the experience of others.
The course is open for enrollment now:
Good luck to all our third year UWS Adult Nursing students at Paisley (and all our other third years heading off Campuses) who had their final day all together on the 5th. of December 2017.
Now they are all off out on placement – Hope they are still looking festive although that’s maybe a bit harder in a uniform.
Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice (ASCPP) are holding their Annual Celebration Lecture in the Chancellor’s Hall at the UWS Paisley Campus on 1st November 2017.
Entitled “Listening, Learning, Leading: Advancing Dementia Practice”
The evening will honour those who inspire us every day & celebrate the work of the centre.
The event will commence at 4.30pm and finish with refreshments around 6.30pm.
More details about the programme for the evening can be found at the Eventbrite link HERE The link also allows you to Register for this event which is free!
This is set to be a fantastic and inspirational evening and we look forward to seeing you there.
Katy Chan, one of our Third Year Adult students recently completed a Management Placement with Barbara McFadzean, District Nursing Sister in Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, and was asked to contribute to the Blog of the Queens Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS)
The QINS are one of the lead organisations promoting excellence in community nursing whose goal is to improve the health and well-being of the people of Scotland. Katy writes about the need for District Nursing services to promote person-focused care that enables people to take an active role in their own health. She also discusses her role within the team during her placement. If you would like to read more Click Here
Our school offers a variety of innovative programmes with hands-on experience working in state-of-the-art virtual ward situations to help you achieve your ambitions. Our graduates and staff are making an immense contribution to improving the health of the nation and are also making their mark across the world to improve health and well-being internationally.
Our MSc in Global Primary Care Management is focussed on improving population health status by integrating elements of traditional ‘health’ and business thinking. It aims to encourage creativity and innovation, to develop wider systems thinking and to generate sustainable and measurable changes in primary care systems and/or services in target populations. The programme benefits greatly from the unique blending of expertise in two Schools (Health & Business) in creating a new type of graduate. You can click here for more details and to apply!
The next Learning Conversations Event is scheduled to take place on the 26th of July – 12:45 pm with lunch available on the 3rd Floor Open Area of the Caird Building at Hamilton Campus. Finishing time will be around 3:30 pm. It will be hosted by Professor Paul Martin CBE
Practice Placement hours will be credited for your attendance at this event and uniform is not required. If you have any special dietary requirements or disability requirements please let us know in advance.
If you would like to secure a place for this and receive a confirmation e-mail to show to your clinical area please e-mail at LearningConversations@uws.ac.uk
The topic for the next session is the proposed Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027, which you can access at this link MHS_17-27
Please read over the strategy if you are going to attend as it will be the focus of the Learning Conversation, and will allow you to think about questions or points you’d like to discuss at the event. We look forward to seeing you.
Please note that if you are coming along photographs will be taken on the day.
The School was delighted last month to announce the approval of the BSc Dental Nursing programme. This is a collaborative validated programme undertaken in partnership with New College Lanarkshire (NCL) and will commence in September 2017, delivered at the Coatbridge Campus of NCL.
This is an exciting development for the school as the new programme is the first degree programme in dental nursing in the UK and the first such collaborative delivery model with a local college undertaken within the school.
Our thanks go to Mhairi Kidd, Jennifer Lowe (NCL), Julie Orr, Fiona Everett and Hazel Shepherd and to Gordon Hunt for acting as chair for this event.
More details about this exciting programme development can be found at this NCL Link