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  • Entry requirements
    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS * The module aims to provide an introduction to good practice in race equality within the public and private sectors. Students on the course have included housing officers, prison officers, councillors, teachers, staff from the offices of the Procurator Fiscal and police officers. To check on the suitability of your qualifications and/or experience for entry contact the Centre for Lifelong Learning.
  • Academic Title
    Professional Practice in Race Equality
  • Course description
    This part-time programme, available at both Hamilton and Paisley campuses, provides the opportunity for nurses and allied health professionals to engage in an innovative and challenging programme of study that enables enhancement of academic development and clinical practice through acquisition, extension and critical appraisal of knowledge, skills and competency thus, contributing to the delivery of competent, evidence-based advanced clinical practice. Applicants will normally possess a first degree, require to be employed in a clinical area that facilitates achievement of specific work-based assessments and in addition, have employer support to undertake this programme of study. The programme consists of a core module, Advanced Patient Assessment, and a choice of two modules from a menu of four including: Diagnostic Decision Making; Advanced Patient Interventions; Common Clinical Presentations and Advanced Non-medical Prescribing.

     Over the past two decades the University’s full-time postgraduate courses, notably in teacher training, social work and careers guidance have helped develop professional agendas that are sensitive to the issues of race equality. The Professional Practice module has been designed as a Level 1 module, equivalent to the first year of a degree programme to permit access to students wishing to take the module for Continuing Professional Development purposes. It is offered in a unique partnership with the West of Scotland Race Equality Council. It aims to develop a critical understanding of theories of racism and ethnicity and focuses on the need to raise awareness of race equality practice in employment to form an appropriate understanding of responses to racist practices and activities. The course should provide you with:

        * the ability to respond to the needs of ethnic minority colleagues and clients
        * knowledge to identify instances of racist practice and of institutional racism
        * awareness to identify appropriate practice and policy options in the areas of race equality
        * confidence and knowledge to formulate policy proposals.

    Course Contents

    The module - which can be taken during Semester 1 or 2 - runs for 15 weeks (13 with formal teaching) and is assessed entirely on the basis of coursework submission.

    The module comprises:

        * What is Race?
        * Culture, Identity & Stereotyping
        * Immigration 60-90s - A Racialised Debate
        * Racism in Scotland - No Problem Here?
        * 1976 Race Relations Act
        * Immigration & Migration - a West of Scotland Profile
        * Racial Harassment: Definitions & Issues for the Workplace
        * Racial Harassment: Key Essues for Policy & Practice
        * Communication & Effective Service Delivery
        * Employment - Promoting Equality through Positive Action
        * Negotiating Change
        * Action Planning

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