Contemporary Issues in Nursing
Course code:



11 weeks




CPD/Short courses


Coventry University


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This module aims to provide an enhanced understanding of the important role of the nurse within socio-cultural, economic and political contexts.

Course detail

Students will be able to explore the development of the knowledge base in nursing and will assess the contribution of nursing to public health. Furthermore, the module will give students a chance to explore concepts associated with healthcare organisations, regulations in healthcare, professional culture, user-involvement and public health drivers.

Benefits include:

  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Opportunity to build to a full degree.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Analyse the influence of social organisation and healthy policy on professional nursing practice.
  • Understand the development and application of the evidence base in nursing.
  • Explore potential service improvement through development of the nursing role.

How will this course be taught

Autumn term: Thursdays 9.30am - 12.30pm

Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on 024 7688 8029 or email

Entry requirements

  • Initial qualification in Nursing recognised within the country of residence.
  • First degree or equivalent.


  • Coursework 1: 2000 word Evaluation (50% of module mark).
  • Coursework 2: 2000 word Essay (50% of module mark).