Advanced Health and Social Care Practice (Distance Learning) NURSING5058

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

This course facilitates the integration of theory and practice promoting professional and personal development of students, in preparation for their role as advanced health and social care practitioners.


The course is delivered by distance learning with regular online learning activities using moodle

Requirements of Entry

Excluded Courses






Students will submit a 2,500 word reflective summary supported by a portfolio of evidence demonstrating advanced practice.



In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. For non honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students, and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions are listed below in this box.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

1. To develop critical reflective and analytical skills, and the ability to integrate theory and practice.

2. To facilitate students to identify their own learning needs, taking responsibility for implementation of appropriate strategies, and evaluation of outcomes

3. To enable student to support change and advancement of practice in their professional role and to develop and prepare them for leadership and policy roles.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate the following outcomes

1. Practice autonomous health care and demonstrate values-based care.

2. Critically evaluate service delivery in professional health and social care practice.

3. Participate in evidence based clinical decision making within a multidisciplinary team.

4. Use reflection as an integral part of advanced professional practice.

5. Practice and lead strategies for the advancement of health and social care practice.

6. Critically analyse service issues in professional practice to improve practice by determining and implementing appropriate solutions.

7. Deliver educational initiatives for staff development and for service users.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Achievement of a grade D or above in the written assignment

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.