Little France Campus
The first two years provide an introduction to nursing care and theory, and to the sociological and psychological aspects of healthcare. You will study the core courses Life Sciences (anatomy and physiology based), Healthy Communities (investigating the impact of society on health) and Evidence-Based Nursing. You will also choose an outside course from a range of subjects.
You will gain clinical experience in your first year through community and medical ward placements. In second year you will build on this experience with mental health placements and surgical or outpatient experience.
As Year 1.
You will study two core courses and two optional courses related to clinical practice. Clinical experience includes care of the chronically ill, intensive support and a community care placement. You will also choose a clinical elective in the UK or abroad.
In your fourth year you will study two core courses and two optional courses and complete your dissertation. Your clinical practice will include care of older people, an honours-linked placement and a 12-week placement consolidating all your clinical practice.
2024 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB (first sitting) or 4 or 5 Highers at AABB/ABBBB (two sittings) plus English and Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) plus English and or Applications of Maths at National 5. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.
You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need. You will also undergo Hepatitis B immunisation and TB status health check before starting the programme.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Health in Social Science