Application Deadline: 23/10/23 at 9:00 am
Opportunity type: Academic-led trips
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
Departure Date: 24/02/24
Return Date: 02/03/24
£1000: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding any support). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable))
DMU Global Bursary: £400
Accommodation: Shared rooms will be provided at the DMU Dubai campus halls of residence
Travel: Booked by DMU (students travel as a group)
General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office - email@example.com
Trip Lead: Justin Dobson - firstname.lastname@example.org
How to pay
Payment details: Students will be required to pay £600 as a contribution towards the cost of travel, accommodation and transfers (if included) after being offered a place on the trip. The DMU Global bursary will be deducted directly from the overall cost of the booking.
Student contribution: To offset the carbon emissions from the flight for this trip there is a £5 Carbon Levy for this trip which has been added to the total cost. Information about how this Levy will be used can be found here.
Second and Third Year Nursing with Registration (Adult Nursing) students enrolled on (or have previously completed) NURY2004 and NURX2004 Complex Care are eligible to participate on this opportunity. There is a maximum of 20 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.
It is estimated that 1 in 5 people will suffer with some form of renal impairment in the UAE, and a higher rate of preventable kidney disease than the rest of the world. As such treatment and research in to nephrology is a national priority across the emirates.
This trip will allow students to consider the incidence of acute and chronic kidney disease in the UAE, explore treatment options, observe and visit world class clinical areas and discuss treatment options with nurse specialists. Learning opportunities for this trip will link to second and third year modules on chronic disease, health promotion and illness prevention. students will also consider how renal impairment in the UAE relates to global health agendas and health disparities.
Visits as part of this opportunity will include to SEHA Renal Center Abu Dhabi and engagements with the DMU Dubai campus. Students will be provided with accommodation at the DMU Dubai campus. More information about the facilities can be found here.
The estimated total cost for flights and accommodation for this trip to the UAE is £1000. Students will be expected to pay the remaining amount after the £400 DMU Global bursary is deducted from the total.
Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop a range of employability skills and competencies that enhance your studies. Through participation in this trip to Dubai we expect that:
Before the trip to Dubai, students will attend a virtual session with SEHA renal center to introduce them to the clinical team, and researchers.
Dubai is a Muslim country with its own values and customs. students will experience work and play in the UAE, with a wealth of cultural experiences on offer. Planned cultural activities include a visit to Abu Dhabi and an opportunity to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (the worlds second largest mosque).
During free time, participants may like to experience other cultural experiences such as desert safari, camel riding and tours of the major sights in downtown Dubai, including the Burj Khalifa (the worlds largest Building).