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Undergraduate Course: Cultural Diversity & Caring - an Immersion Experience (Clinical Elective) (NUST10048)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is set to enable third year students to actively plan, successfully complete and creatively capture reflections on their clinical elective experience. The chosen placement has to be set within a different care environment to the ones offered along their Adult Branch learning pathway. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to maximise their capacity for self-direction, reflection and creativity in presenting their learning to peers.
Course description Students will benefit from guest lecturers (PGR/PGT students) to cover topics such as:
Cross cultural communications
International nursing market
Equality and Diversity
Identity & Culture
Culturally based healing
Culturally based health and illness - belief and practices
Transcultural nursing theories and models
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10, Online Activities 60, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Placement Study Abroad Hours 100, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 16 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One summative assignment prior to departure (pre placement) will take the form of a reflective account of the student's cultural skills acquisition, stemming from cultural encounters during the course (up to 2,000 words). This will account as 50% of the total mark for this course.«br /»
A blog or digital story that captures reflections on experience and learning during the clinical elective, submitted on return, will count for 50% of the overall mark.«br /»
Feedback Formative Feed-forward will be given by the student's facilitator on a short reflection concerning the topic of cultural encounter with international students.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate originality and creativity in the use of self-authorship software to enhance submitted academic work
  2. Exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in planning, carrying out and completing a complex project that charts own personal and professional development
  3. Demonstrate critical understanding of key learning theories and cultural competence concepts and principles
  4. Apply critical analysis to personal reflection concerning cultural encounters in the pre departure phase of the course
  5. Reflect on own developing practice and the role culturally specific and generic cultural competence have in delivering holistic care provision.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Ability to critically review and reflect on current practice issues and concepts.
Ability to use a range of IT tools and applications to collect and present data and information.
Ability to exercise autonomy, initiative and creativity.
KeywordsClinical elective,Nursing,Cultural discovery,Reflective practice
Course organiserMs Maggie Carson
Tel: (0131 6)51 3928
Course secretaryMiss Morven Sutherland
Tel: (0131 6)51 3972
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