Transcultural health care, NU3365 Short Course

Transcultural health care, NU3365 Short Course
At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:

Mixed Mode

Course Length:

8 days in the classroom over 10 weeks or via E-learn. (20 credits at level 6) Supported by E-Learn

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Next cohort: Classroom - December 2016 - Fridays: Dec 9; Jan 6,13,20,27; Feb 3,10,17. From 9am-4pm., Elearn - March 2017 - Tuesdays: Mar 28; Apr 4,11,18,25; May 2,9,16,23,30; Jun 6. Online chatrooms 4pm-5pm.,

Entry Requirements:
Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content

Course Content

Course Outline:
(20 credits at level 6)

Undertaking this module you will be exploring how cultures can affect beliefs and behaviours including beliefs and behaviours that relate to how care is provided. You will be examining cultural aspects of nursing from a global and transcultural perspective. Themes within the module are:

  • Cultural awareness; exploring cultural identity, power and influence, ethical concerns and self-awareness.
  • Cultural knowledge; exploring religious, spiritual and cultural practices of ethnic communities, cultural identity, sociology of culture and race.
  • Cultural sensitivity; professional behaviours, diversity, inclusion, cultural needs and resources and cultural communication.
  • Cultural competence; including globalization, workforce and multicultural policies, human rights, personal and professional development, cultural competence models and theories.
  • Transcultural health; taking into account issues relating to global development and its impact on health care practice, needs of the transcultural community.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

3,000 word Blog with peer review

Academic Expertise

Experts from the field of teaching and learning and from the field deliver this module content.

Learning outcome & aims

Module Aim

The aim of the module is to facilitate the students understanding of how cultures can affect beliefs and behaviours including beliefs and behaviours that relate to how care is provided. The module will support students who are seeking overseas placement learning opportunities, while offering home students the opportunity to examine cultural aspects of health care from a global and transcultural perspective

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:

1. Analyse the influence of culture on health, welfare and professional health care practice

2. Evaluate the extent to which culturally competent practice enhances the quality of care provided and improves the experience of the health care received by patients, carers and others from multi-ethnic backgrounds

3. Consider and explore cultural competency in personal and professional development as student nurses

4. Determine the international dimension of professional health care knowledge and health care when caring for patients from different cultures and countries

5. Synthesise various factors - historical, philosophical, ethical, economic, political and professional – to create a holistic perspective on their own and others' professional / health care cultures

6. Consider the impact of global development issues on health care practice in the UK and overseas

7. Reflect on the importance of culturally appropriate communication and the extent to which it is evidenced in practice .

Industry links & professional accreditation

If you are studying as part of the SLA contract you will be working in the clinical area when undertaking this module. You will link with related aspects of your role in your workplace during this module.

If you are working outside the UK you will have the experiences of your clinical environment to relate the content of the module.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to

develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

The School of Health offers a range of Post Graduate study for students to further develop both academic and clinical knowledge skills and attitudes. Speak to your course leader for further advise, or to the contracts unit detailed in the application section below.

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the College of Health and Wellbeing.

Part time fee of £760 per 20 credit module

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

Post-registration Recruitment
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

Or, if appropriate, via CPD-Apply:

For further information:

Module information: Debi Spencer, Senior Lecturer 01772 894584 

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

College of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839