IFSA Summer Nursing and Pre-Health, University of Ulster, Coleraine

Coleraine, Ireland


Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer: April 1
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About Summer Nursing and Pre-Health, University of Ulster, Coleraine

The health professions require a combination of practical and interpersonal skills for nurses, doctors, and other health professionals to be successful. What better way to develop these skills than in a summer abroad that offers relevant coursework and lab opportunities, in combination with intercultural learning?

Summer Nursing and Pre-Health, University of Ulster, Coleraine Benefits

  • Instruction provided by regular Ulster University biomedical sciences faculty at one of the U.K.'s top biomedical research centers
  • Field and laboratory experiences are a key part of the program and include a visit to medical microbiology laboratories and practical laboratory work
  • Students live in single bedrooms, most with a private bathroom

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Summer Nursing and Pre-Health

This program features two mandatory courses that focus on nutrition and microbiology:
Nutrition Through the Lifecycle
This module provides the student with an overview of nutrients and their role in human nutrition necessary for further study of the impact of nutrition through the lifecycle. The module explores factors determining food choice in healthy people at various stages in the life cycle. It introduces how dietary factors impact on health through the lifecycle. This is important for health promotion, nutrition and dietetics. Click here to view a full PDF course description.
Principles of Microbiology
This course covers the study of microscopic forms of life - organisms that cannot be seen with the naked eye. It is concerned not only with their role in disease but, as our knowledge increases, with their many beneficial activities and their central role in human health. Microbiology occupies a central position in biotechnology and genetic engineering and many of the recent major advances in science and medicine have been achieved using microorganisms as model systems. Click here to view a full PDF course description.

Pre-requisite: Applicants should have taken at least oe entry-level course in nursing, biology, or cell biology.
Course Restrictions
Students attending this program are required to take both summer courses for credit and to complete all required work.
Experiential Learning
Hands-on field excursions that complement classroom learning:
  • Field visit to medical microbiology laboratories in Belfast City Hospital as part of Microbiology course
  • Opportunity to undertake practical laboratory at the Centre for Molecular Biosciences within the Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, the top-ranking such facility in the U.K.
  • Visit to W5 (who-what-where-when-why) science education center in Belfast and complete "DNA, a Question of Taste" workshop
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Summer Nursing and Pre-Health
Biochemistry Food Science/Nutrition Nursing

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Some meals included
The housing component of our program fee includes daily breakfast. Students are responsible for preparing or purchasing all other meals. Residences include kitchens, and there are grocery stores, cafes and restaurants within walking distance. Bed linens, including duvet and pillow, are provided. Towels are provided, but students will need to provide their own washcloths.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

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Kendall Hook

Program Advisor - Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Italy

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Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Maria Keane

Resident Director, Ireland

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Academic Affairs Director

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Jazzy Benson

Academic Affairs Coordinator and Instructional Resource Specialist

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Dates and Fees


Summer 2018

Program start date
June 9, 2018
Program end date
July 24, 2018
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