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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

DONE3007 European Nursing

10 creditsClass Size: 54

Module manager: Melanie Robbins

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Passed the preceding academic level and has Programme lead support for the exchange.

This module is mutually exclusive with

HECS3169International Healthcare
HECS3241International Study - Healthcare Provision Outside the UK
HECS3242International Study - Healthcare Provision Outside the UK (2
HECS5288MEuropean Nursing Network Module
HECS5289MInternational Healthcare

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module provides the student with the opportunity to develop an understanding of one of our European partners and the different socio-cultural, economic and political issues which affect the health of that population along with the development of the health system and to compare this to the UK. Students undertake a two week observational placement in healthcare provision linked with the host institution.


On completion of this module students will able to:
- analyse the value of sharing and exchanging multi-cultural knowledge and experience;
- debate learning experiences with colleagues;
- gain understanding of and empathy for being a 'stranger' within another country;
- undertake an analysis of healthcare provision within a European Country;
- analyse how different nursing cultures define the nurses role.

Learning outcomes
- To develop students' understanding of the concept of culture
- To develop the students' understanding of European and professional cultural issues that will promote and enhance healthcare by individuals practising in a range of settings.
- To enable students to recognise the international dimension of professional nursing knowledge and healthcare
- To develop the students' awareness, understanding and acceptance of cultural differences.
- To develop the students' awareness of and respect for clients' individual cultures
- To develop the students' understanding of the influence of historical, philosophical, ethical, economic, political and professional factors on their own and others' professional culture.

Skills outcomes
Development of Transcultural competences
Development of self-confidence and self management


Cultural awareness of European countries - healthcare, economical, political, social, political influences; European culture in its unity and diversity; attitudes, values with regard to nursing within own country and European countries; role within another country - 'stranger'; observation of nurse's role - concepts of caring, nursing diagnosis, theory models; critical analysis - evaluation of health care; professional development - reflection; self management.

The intention is that students spend two weeks abroad during this module.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours75.00
Total Contact hours100.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)175.00

Private study

- Preparing for the exchange, flights, accommodation, visa, immunisations, insurance etc
- Survival language
- Looking at the Country's information and researching about their healthcare system
- Finding out about the country's location, industry, population etc.
- Preparing materials with regard to University of Leeds.
- reflective diary

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students undertake several contact points where progression organising the exchange can be discussed and assessed e.g
- contact with the exchange coordinator are discussed,
- accommodation has been sorted and is acceptable.
- Students are aware of any country specific information re vaccinations, customs, regulations etc
- Completion of the risk assessment enables confidence the student is preparing for the exchange and highlights any areas of concern so action plans can be agreed and set.
- Contact numbers and mechanisms agreed.

Joint session on common topics are shared with HECS 3169 students

Students undertake a reflective session on return to discuss initial thoughts, feelings and impressions and share with other students. This is then built upon in the second reflective session to begin a more critical analysis of experiences and to identify the topic/theme for more in depth analysis to be used as the assessment topic/theme.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PresentationPresentation 20 mins with 10 mins questions100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The presentation will consist of 5-7 slides covering the following themes: - Brief over view of healthcare systems with some critical analysis of the differences/similarities between the UK and host country - Critical analysis of a topic/theme that has interest the student demonstrating an understanding of cultural and political history/structure that may have contributed to the differences between the UK and host country - Key learning messages for the topic/theme review - Further slides to include Title slide, summary slide which could also be used as a poster for conferences/sharing of experiences, reference slides. - 10 minutes of questioning

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 23/08/2019


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