Teaching staff draw on Sustainability Society and Health research expertise in acute, community and primary care, working in partnership with public health, local authorities, independent sector, schools, and GP practices to innovate and build healthier communities.
All our Nursing and Midwifery students are introduced to sustainability in their first week at induction. Students explore sustainability principles in core modules such as understanding core concepts of health and the wider determinants of health, emphasising links with health inequalities in a changing climate. Sustainability is embedded in skills sessions, and we encourage students to be critical reflective learners able to challenge their own assumptions and those of others, and to make evidence informed and ethical decisions.
Sustainability is embedded in a range of modules in year 2, using evidence from our own research and that of others. We cover topics such as global public health issues and inequalities, and the links between environment and wellbeing. The sustainable use of resources is covered in topics such as medicines management, and a sustainability and health skills session based on our own research.
Adult nursing students apply their understanding of sustainability for public health and health promotion in their second year; learning eco-centric approaches to community engagement and supportive self-care skills for living well with long-term conditions.
- The Sustainable use of Health and Social Care Resources
- Healthy Sustainable Communities
- Education for Sustainable Health and Social Care Development