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The Ethical Electives Project

The ethical electives project aims to pilot and evaluate elective placements in low resource settings for undergraduate students in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions. The project will seek to compare core learning outcomes with those associated with home placements, and assess the impact of activities on the low resource setting. A cost-benefit analysis of the intervention will be used to support the development of a model to facilitate the future embedding of overseas placements in undergraduate curriculums.

Funding Body: Health Education EnglandHEE

Project Value: £246,393

Project Timeline: May 2015- April 2017

Project team: Professor Louise Ackers (Principal Investigator); Mr James Ackers-Johnson (Project Manager); Dr Anya Ahmed (Project Researcher); Ms Natalie Tate (Doctoral Researcher); Ms Jo Welsh (Doctoral Researcher); Mr Allan Ndawula (Ugandan Placement Manager)

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