Health CPD modules at University of Brighton

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Sustainable Healthcare Principles

This module is open to all disciplines including:

  • Healthcare clinicians, managers, researchers, educators and policymakers
  • Healthcare estates, procurement and support roles
  • People from sustainability, waste, design, materials or other related sectors with an interest in sustainable healthcare

Module Information 

Module Code 

NA6185 (level 6) and  NA7185 (level 7) on Falmer Campus, Brighton

NA6186 (level 6) and NA7186 (level 7) online

Content 

  • Relevance of planetary health and the Sustainable Development Goals to healthcare systems
  • Climate justice, human rights and ethical issues related to planetary health and sustainable healthcare
  • Sustainable procurement of healthcare supplies
  • Principles of sustainable clinical practice:  prevention, patient empowerment and self-care, lean systems and low carbon alternatives
  • Energy use in healthcare
  • Circular economy and waste management in healthcare
  • Specific considerations for sustainable healthcare: infection prevention, pharmaceuticals and specialist areas of practice
  • Sustainability and quality improvement in healthcare using the SusQI framework

Entry Requirements 

Level 6 entry criteria:

Diploma of Higher Education/Higher National Diploma/Foundation Degree (or equivalent award) or evidence of an ability to study at Level 6 (BSc Level)

Level 7 entry criteria:

BSc degree (or equivalent award) or evidence of an ability to study at Level 7 (Masters Level)

** Normal entry requirements for international students apply

Assessments 

Written assignment or oral presentation

Module Leader 

Dr Heather Baid

Module Dates 

2022-23 Semester 1 Falmer, Brighton Campus:

  • November 28, 29, 30
  • December 1, 2

Assessments submission date: Thursday 26 January 2023

Fees 

If you are choosing this module as part of a postgraduate or community course, please contact fees@brighton.ac.uk for specific information on the fee for this module

If you are taking this as a single module or part of the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice course, the module fee is:

2022-23 £1,092

Further Information

Please contact SHS-CPE-Admissions@brighton.ac.uk for further information about the module.

This module can be taken as part of a number of courses, including:

BSc (Hons) Professional Practice

MSc Health / MSc Health and Education / MSc Health and Management

Advanced Clinical Practice MSc (brighton.ac.uk)

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