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Objectives

To pilot and evaluate elective placements in low resource settings for undergraduate students in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions.

The pilot will involve 80 students in over an 18 month period. During the pilot stage the placements will be extra-curricular. 

The aims of the Pilot will be to:

  • test logistics and scalability 

  • identify core learning outcomes and aligning these with the core values and behaviours 
specified in the NHS constitution 

  • compare these to current outcomes associated with home placements 

  • assess the impact on the low resource setting to ensure an ethical and sustainable 
approach 

  • undertake a cost-benefit analysis of the intervention (including comparative assessment of 
other models) 

  • propose a model to embed placements in low resource settings within undergraduate 
curriculum.