Adult Health

Post-Graduate Open Day at Paisley

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Discover more about UWS postgraduate courses at our Paisley Campus Open Day on: Tuesday 22nd May, 2pm-5pm.
The Open Day will give prospective students the opportunity to speak to staff about existing and new course developments, discuss their career interests, and discover more about the University’s significant investment in teaching and learning, IT and campus facilities.

Find out more here: www.uws.ac.uk/opendays

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Chatelherault Primary School Learn about BLS

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Chatelherault Primary School in Hamilton were hosting a Careers Fair to learn about a variety of vocational occupations.

@uwshealth offered to deliver to the children essential life-saving skills including Basic Life Support (BLS) to improve awareness of emergency situations and to demonstrate the importance of good handwashing technique to reduce the spread of infections.

There is substantial research which supports introducing these life-skills, particularly BLS as early as possible within the school curriculum and in a safe, non-threatening  environment.

The pupils used a variety of teaching aids to learn about their bodies and these techniques; including giving kisses for teddies for the younger children and using resuscitation mannequins for the older children during the BLS sessions.

The children were an eager audience and  receptive to learning how they could provide first aid help to others; and importance of hand-washing. The children were fantastic, and  were all awarded with UWS bugs and stickers for taking part and all gained some confidence to be able to respond to someone collapsing in a real-life situation.

 

Join Our Free “Tackling Inequalities” Course

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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:

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/tackling-inequalities. 

‘Twas the Last Day Before Placement

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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.

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Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice Annual Celebration Lecture

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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.

UWS Student Contributes to the QNIS Blog

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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

 

MSc Global Primary Care Management

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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!