University of Kobe Visit

Published: 1 December 2014

The Nursing & Health Care School welcomed a delegation of 6 visitors from the University of Kobe and University Hospital in February.

KobeThe aim was to gather information and advice on nurse education and effective integration and  development of clinical skills. This is part of a large project worth over £1,000,000.  Pictured with them are Margaret Sneddon (Head), Joan McDowell (Senior Lecturer) and Noriko Tanashima (PhD student) from the Nursing & Health Care School, Lisa Ballantyne (Senior International Officer) and Annie McLaughlan (International Officer) and Yushin Toda (International Business Liaison Manager in Research and Enterprise).

The visit was a great success and the delegation were very impressed by the University, the School and the students.  A number of visits and meetings were arranged to aid understanding of the successful interface between the University and the NHS as they would like to emulate some of the strategies to manage ongoing development of clinical skills and education more effectively. They have requested a reciprocal visit from a senior member of staff in the Nursing & Health Care School to assist with the project once it becomes established.

First published: 1 December 2014