Interested in nursing, midwifery, and medical practice? Learn how historical and social change has influenced the development of nursing functions and examine how ethics, sociology, religion, law, economics, and philosophy have affected clinical practice and the impact these have had on the role of nurses and midwives.
This short-term, accelerated summer program on the Global Perspectives on Nursing and Comparative Healthcare is a unique opportunity to gain a new perspective on nursing and to compare the healthcare systems of the US and the UK and explore questions of universal healthcare, including issues of inequality in accessing it.
CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!
Earn 6 credits in just four short weeks.
You will live in a centrally located, shared apartment within commuting distance to the CAPA center.
A Zone 1-2 London Underground pass is included for use on the Tube (subway) and buses.
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath. Social events include a panoramic tour, an arrival reception, and a farewell ceremony.
This program does not have an internship component.
These events may include a Jack the Ripper Walking tour, or self-directed activities such as touring London’s markets or exploring the city’s green spaces.
We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
The CAPA London team is available throughout your program to help you make the most of your experience.
This course will introduce the UK healthcare system and the context within which it operates. Students will explore the evolution of the National Health Service (NHS) from its inception in 1948 to present day; analyze case studies to compare the UK model of healthcare with other healthcare systems such as in the United States, France, Sweden, and lower income countries; develop an understanding of concepts and themes in comparative healthcare; and critically examine the role of governmental and non-governmental organizations in healthcare.
LNDN HSCI 3120
This course will explore the development of nursing practice from the perspectives of medical, nursing, and midwifery history. Students will explore the impacts of social change, evolving attitudes to care, and the role of the Enlightenment, French Revolution, and American Independence, as well as the transition from Agrarian to Industrial Society in shaping nursing care; consider contributions made by Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, and Mrs Bedford-Fenwick to nursing practice; examine the effect of religion, philosophy, ethics, law, sociology, and economics on clinical practice and the professional role and practice of nurses and midwives; and reflect on related historical changes.
LNDN HSCI/HIST 3121