The programme consists of a two week taught tuition period with an option to spend a further two weeks of research activity under the guidance of an experienced researcher. There are two 5 ECTS courses to choose from, students may take one or both. The Health Systems course offers an opportunity for the student to learn about and critically analyse the main types of health care systems found around the world. The other option is a research for practice course.
The purpose of this course will be twofold: First to introduce students to research designs most commonly used in healthcare research and secondly to facilitate students in the learning of skills relating to the retrieval, critical appraisal and application to practice of research evidence. There is also an option to take a 10 ECTS course which entails attending the classes for the first two weeks and then working with a Research Mentor who is assigned to the student for a further two weeks.
Fee's for the Nursing Health Science Summer Programme are €1500 per 5 ECTS, which also includes cultural and social excursions mid-week. Accommodation, flights and general living costs are separate. Students stay on campus and have the option of taking one or two taught courses from the following options: