International Student Observership : EdgeHill University, UK

October 07, 2023

Four Nursing students from EdgeHill University had their International Student observership at Manipal College of Nursing Manipal for two weeks from 18th to 29th of September 2023. As part of this program, students observed the activities in General wards, including the Psychiatry and Psychology OPD settings, Intensive Care Units including High Dependency Units, Maternity and Child health wards, Rehabilitation Centre- Hombelaku and Day Care Centre for the mentally challenged (ASARE), Occupational therapy, Speech therapy, Access Life- home for parents of children with cancer belonging to Pediatric Hemato Oncology. In addition, these students had rural community home visits and visits to the Community Health Center, Brahmavar. 

They also had visits to the Experience Theatre, Health Sciences Library, Marena sports facilities, Department of Yoga and Ayurveda, Manipal Museum of Anatomy and Pathology (MAP), Culinary Art Museum, Dr TMA Pai Planetarium, and Smriti Bhavan. Students also participated in the beach cleaning activity organized by the Voluntary Service Organization (VSO). EdgeHill students interacted with students of MCON and attended sessions on Vital statistics in India. Dr. Praveen Shetty, Centre for European Studies Coordinator, enlightened the students on "Engagement related to local tradition and culture." Dr. Shashidhara Y N, Professor and Head, Department of Community Health Nursing, took a session on "Health care delivery system in India and Vital statistics." 

The International Student observership was concluded with the feedback report presentation on September 29, 2022. Students expressed their views on their various learning experiences during their stay.  The overall program was coordinated by the faculty members from the Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, MCON, MAHE, and Manipal. 

This International Student observership helped in achieving the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being 

SDG 4: Quality Education 

SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals