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Diversity and international focus in health care30581/4115/1819/1/67
Study guide

Diversity and international focus in health care

Academic year 2018-19
Is found in:
  • English programme for Health, Education and Welfare, programme stage 2
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Weight: 3,00
Total study time: 90,00 hours
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.03.2019 ()

Organisation of education

Teaching Activities, Learning Activities, Assessment Activities
Self-study72,00 hours
Seminar6,00 hours
Supervised independent work12,00 hours
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under credit contract.
Co-ordinator: Verstraete Els
Other teaching staff: Bens Ann, Dhaeze Marc
Language course: No
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 2


It is appropriate to motivate why this course unit is incorporated into the programme.

Diversity and international orientation is an essential part of the programme which focuces on the role of the student being a professional in a social context.
This implicates that the student takes his/her social and professional responsibility in a divers and multicultural context.

This course has both a coherent vertical and horizontal alignment with respect to other courses.

Vertical alignment through the learning model:
Route 1


This course unit has two different parts:

- cultural diversity and communication

- international orientation: 'Internationalization at home' initiatives e.g. invited speakers and international literature

Order of enrolment

There are no prerequisites for this course.


The faculty teaching and examination regulations indicate the agreements on sequentiality for this course.

Final objectives

The student provides psychosocial care and communicates professionally
The student ensures and promotes the quality of both patient care and care processes, and incorporates care innovations

Final objectives

This course unit supports the learning outcomes which are a translation of the level descriptors leading to a bachelor's degree in higher professional education from the Codex Higher Education.

Learning results from the domain specific learning outcomes framework

1. On the basis of theoretical frameworks, international references and experience, develop a personal view of nursing and a constructively critical attitude.

Teaching methods

  • Learning dialogue
  • Activating lecture

Organisation of education

Lecture with activating elements
Task based learning
Seminar - interaction forms: group discussion
Supervised independent work

This course unit sustains, linked to its intrinsic specifity, the possibility to implement international guest speakers and/or visits in an international context.

To replace this course, a student may enroll in the Intensive Programme in the context of internationalization.

Study guidance

Electronic learning platform


First examination period

Cultural diversity and communication (60 % of the marks):
Writing an individual paper in which the student reflects on professional and social situations based on the course

International orientation (40 % of the marks):
Written examination based on the initiatives taken at "Internationalization at home"

Intensive Programme in the context of internationalization: those who subsribed to replace this unit course are referred to the assessment arrangements made for the first examination opportunity within this programma.

Second examination period
For the second examination period the same evaluation and the same percentage is used as in the first examination period.

Intensive Programme in the context of internationalization: those who subsribed to replace this unit course are referred to the assessment arrangements made for the second examination opportunity within this programma.

Study costs

Printouts cost approximately 5 euro.

Key words

International orientation