Monday, 18 June 2012

International Study Week on Cultural Diversity on Nursing and Family Nursing 21-25 May


Every May you can find the active and international School of Health Care in Tampere University of Applied Sciences!
The School of Health Care of TAMK organized international study week on 21-25 May 2012. The week included lectures and presentations from teachers, students and staff members, who are working in the field of health care and internationalization. Our international guests also made study visits to a nursery, Tampere University Hospital and the new patient hotel Nordic Care.

Themes of the week were family nursing and cultural diversity on nursing. Guests came from Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Kenya, Lithuania, Spain, Turkey and UK. Also all exchange students in School of Health Care and students from Norway Hedmark University College and Estonia Tallinna Health Care College participated in this week. 

There were also free time activities during the week. Exchange students were having a picnic in Viiking Island and teachers went to dinner cruise by boat seeing beautiful Pyhäjärvi lake. The weather was favoring this week with sun.
Head of Degree programme Pia Keiski welcomed guests to the TAMK
International coordinators in Nursing  Gitte Taulo and Sanna Laiho introduced 
Finland, TAMK and the Degree Programme in Nursing
Gitte presented the school premises and gave instructions for the week.
During the week participation was very active and all presentations were very interesting!
Mogambi Linda Kwamboka lectured about nursing profession and education in Kenya.
Teachers in the expert forum discussing about The European Qualifications Framework.
On Friday there were studyvisits to visiting teachers and students in Tampere University Hospital, Day Care and Patient Hotel.
The international week was very fruitful. Over 200 students participated week, visiting teachers were 16 and TAMK´s own teachers participated actively in lectures with their students.
We already wish you welcome to visit us next May 2013!

Text and photos: Miina Nupponen & Gitte Taulo

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