The Student Health Over Time Study [SHOTS] is an initiative led by Dr Josie Evans and Dr Dawn Cameron of the Centre for Public Health and Population Health Research at the University of Stirling.
It is a repeated cross-sectional survey of health behaviours that is administered to undergraduate nursing students at three different points during their programme. The results will inform the development of health behaviour interventions that can be delivered within and as part of the teaching programme, also bringing in an element of experiential learning.
The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, has collaborated in the SHOTS study since its inception. Dawn is currently on a 4-week visit to UQ, where she will be conducting qualitative interviews with undergraduate nursing students to explore how the nursing curriculum and how it is delivered influence the health behaviours of nursing students.