The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy: an international learning community
The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy embraces the challenges and opportunities for healthcare created by a rapidly globalising world. It actively fosters international linkages and partnerships in order to facilitate the development of our students as global health care citizens and to share our own knowledge and expertise across borders. Key elements of our international outlook include:-
Welcoming international students and visitors
We host a large community of international MSc and PhD students and have experienced staff that are able to support them in their studies. The University’s excellent International Office provides all international students with a wide range of English language, social and accommodation services. Other international visitors are welcome for short or long term scholarly visits which are arranged on an individualised basis.
Working in partnership with institutions to further education and research
We are actively involved in educational and research partnerships with universities in a number of different countries, including East Africa, Jordan, India, China, Estonia, Belgium, Taiwan, the USA, Malta, Norway and Sweden. Our staff are involved as expert advisors to key health care institutions such as the World Health Organisation, the UK Department of Health, the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, the Royal Colleges of Nursing and Midwifery and the Federation of European Nurse Educators (FINE). Numerous staff have roles as visiting academics with universities all over the world.
Participating in international networks
The University is a member of Universitas 21 (U21) - an international network of 21 leading research-intensive universities in thirteen countries. The School is an active member of the U21 Health Sciences group and engages in a number of collaborative activities with members. We are also the first European based collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) – an international organisation engaged in the translation, transfer and utilisation of the ‘best available’ evidence into health care practice. Our staff are active members of some of the ICN and ICM specialist networks. We are also a member of the International Network of Doctoral Education in Nursing.
Developing learning environments to foster competency in culturally sensitive and internationally-relevant health care and teaching practice
The School’s curricula are designed to reflect international health issues and global perspectives. We aim to equip students with the interpersonal and clinical skills to practise in, and contribute to, a multi-cultural globalised health care environment. Educational programmes are developed in line with the requirements of the Bologna process. Undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff are provided with a number of different academic and clinical study abroad opportunities (including EU ERASMUS/Socrates programmes), and we host student/staff exchange programmes. The increasing use of e-learning technologies is creating exciting new opportunities to develop ‘virtual exchange’ links and to create communities of practice to support student learning.
For any further information or enquiries, please contact Dr. Catrin Evans, Chair of the International Committee: email@example.com