HSYK309P - International Clinical Practice in Nursing


Course content

Cultural sensitivity and cultural competence 

Nursing in Norway and the Norwegian health care system 

The role of the nurse in clinical practice 

Health promotion, treatment and disease prevention in relevant areas of the health care services

Learning outcome

Having completed the course the student should have acquired the following:


  • Insight into nursing in Norway and the Norwegian health care system 
  • Insight into reflection as a method for advancing nursing practice 
  • Insight into health promotion, treatment and disease prevention in relevant areas of health care


  • The ability to promote health and prevent diseases among relevant individuals and groups 
  • The ability to observe and reflect on nursing care of patients in relevant areas of health care 
  • The ability to apply cultural sensitivity in nursing

General competence: 

Reflect critically upon relevant aspects of nursing care provided in Norway compared to their home country, using relevant theory and experiences from their clinical placement

Learning methods and activities

Information will be given at the beginning of the course.

Further on evaluation

Compulsory attendance at introduction course and weekly reflection meetings with supervisor and teacher. Submission of individual written evaluation required.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Nursing (SPBSP)

Required previous knowledge

The course is reserved for incoming exchange students at the Bachelor programme of Nursing in Trondheim, NTNU.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Nursing and Midwife
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Public Health and Nursing


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