EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
College of Nursing
N5620 INTERNATIONAL HEALTH CARE
- Course Number: NURS 5620
- Course Title: International Health Care
- Credit Hours: 3 Semester Hours (2 Hours Didactic; 1 Hour Seminar)
- Allocation of Time: 3 Contact Hours weekly
- Placement in the Curriculum: Spring/Summer Semesters
- Pre- and Co-requisites:
- Pre-requisites: Undergraduate/Graduate Level
- Co-requisites: None
- Course Description: Consideration of the issues, philosophy, and cultural differences in regard to health care from an international perspective. Students will be expected to compare health care in the United States with other nations.
Mary Kirkpatrick, RN, EdD
Professor, International Coordinator
Health Sciences Building, Office 2125
- Course Objectives/Competencies:
Following the completion of the course, learners will be able to:
- Trace the historical development of the health care in various countries and its impact on the health care delivery in the United States.
- Analyze the literature on selected health care delivery systems.
- Analyze the philosophical and cultural issues on health care in various countries.
- Explore the future trends in health care from a global perspective.
- Communicate with interdisciplinary health care providers nationally and internationally to determine the effect of philosophical/cultural differences on a changing health care system.
Cultural Exchanges (e-mail, one to one)
- Grading Scale
- The course grade is based on the following scale:
- A = 93-100 Outstanding, Extra Ordinary
- B = 85-92 Passing
- C = 78-84 Not Passing
- D = 70-77 Not Passing
- F = 69-below Not Passing
- Web Assignments: 15%
- Internet Project: 30%
- Oral Participation: Discussion on Blackboard or (Overseas or on return) 15%
- Final: Paper Compare & Contrast Health Care Systems 40%
Graduate students are to establish own objectives and field of study with research evidence.
- Module I Underpinning for Caring
- Introduction to course
- Theoretical Basis: Transcultural Caring
- Health Care Providers: Preparation/Role Education
- Cultural Competence
- Diversity and Health Care
- Module II Health Care Systems
- Socialized Health Care
- Private Health Care
- Module III Universal Issues
- Alternative Therapies
- Geriatric Models
- End of Life Care
- Module IV Health/Illness Care
- Health Promotion: Exercise/nutrition/lifestyle
- Module V Travel/Communication Abroad
Note: East Carolina University seeks to fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students requesting accommodations based on a covered disability must go to the Department for Disability Services, Brewster A114, to verify the disability before any accommodations can occur (telephone 252-328-6779).