SP300517 - International clinical studies in nursing - 5th or 6th semester


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Supervised training
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Supervised training 100/100

Course content

Nursing care in an international perspectice - 10 weeks supervised, clinical placement abroad in specialist- (medical or surgical) or community health services.

Learning outcome

After having completed the course, the students should have knowledge about: Learning outcome - Knowledge The student has knowledge about: -culturally sensitive nursing -the role and responsibilities of the nurse in the health services of the country where the clinical nursing practice takes place. -health, disease, treatment and health promotion in a global perspective. Learning outcome - Skills The student: - Demonstrates ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate safe, holistic and culturally sensitive nursing care for patients /clients in the relevant area of health care services, using literature, practical skills and experiences from prior clinical placements. -Provides rationale, supported by literature, for nursing actions regarding the nursing care of patients in the relevant country and area of health care services. Learning outcome - General competene The student: -Demonstrates ability to reflect on relevant aspects of nursing care -Provides evidence based nursing care

Learning methods and activities

International clinical placement. reflection individually and in groups. Individual written assignments. Interprofessional learning. Mandatory assignments: 90 % attendance in clinical placement. Taken part in initial, mid- and end of placement meetings. Approved objectives-, mid- and end of placement self assessment notes. Approved reflection essay.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

The subject is assessed to pass/fail. A mid- and final assessment is carried out. In the case of "possibly not passed" and "not passed" subject, the student must be notified in accordance with "Retningslinjer for gjennomføring og vurdering av veiledet praksisstudier ved Fakultet for Medisin og Helsevitenskap, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU)". To pass the subject the following is required: - 90% study participation in the subject. - Approved work requirements (see curriculum for clinical studies in nursing). If a subject is assessed to fail, the whole subject must be retaken at NTNU. In accordance with "Forskrift om studier ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskaplige universitet (NTNU)" §5-10, the student has access to retake the subject once, if the first attempt is assessed to fail.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Nursing (050SY)

Required previous knowledge

International clinical studies in the 5th semester: Passed subjects from 1st, 2nd and 3rd term and passed clinical studies in 4th term. International clinical studies in the 6th semester: Passed subjects from 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th term and passed clinical studies in 5th term.

Course materials

It is expected that the student uses course material relevant for the clinial placement, and seeks new knowledge when necessary.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2022-01-11

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Health Sciences Ålesund


Examination arrangement: Supervised training

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Supervised training 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Supervised training 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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