Absence Management SCQF level 9; SCQF points 15; ECTS points 7.5

Absence Management (NU3945)

1. Overview

This module will promote the provision of informed and supportive strategies for effective absence management in the workplace.

2. What you will study

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

  • Appraise key concepts in relation to the management of workplace absence.
  • Evaluate the role of the Occupational Health practitioner in absence management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of employment legislation, policies and models of human resource management theory relevant to absence management.
  • Critically analyse strategies to support employer/employee in absence management.
  • Appraise interventions to support the assessment of individuals with one or more long term conditions.

3. How you will learn

The module is delivered online (including online chat, virtual classroom and discussion forums). Students will engage with directed and self-directed learning activities supported by the module team.

4. Entry Requirements

Normally, applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate degree level study; however, if this is not the case, interested individuals are encouraged to make contact and discuss their circumstances.

5. How to apply

6. Prospects

Final Award:

On successful completion, credits can be used within the Professional Studies Framework to gain academic award:
Professional Studies Framework


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SCQF level 9; SCQF points 15; ECTS points 7.5

Start Date

November 2018

Course Length

1 Semester

Mode of Attendance

Online Learning

Academic School
School of Nursing and Midwifery