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Subject outline

Students enrolled in this unit are involved in a Cross Cultural Exchange Program. The program enables La Trobe students to spend a period of time undertaking theoretical and practical nursing experience overseas. Students act as ambassadors for La Trobe University both while overseas and with colleagues from International Universities.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points0

Subject Co-ordinatorSonia Reisenhofer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Special conditions Must have School of Nursing and Midwifery approval for cultural exchange program - not for credit (i.e. Midwifery clinical experience)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Select an appropriate communication style and implement safe and effective communication skills in a culturally and linguistically new environment

# Select and demonstrate culturally competent communication skills # Implement culturally competent communication skills in unfamiliar situations, contexts or environments # Negotiate, collaborate and consult with colleagues and peers as required # Maintain accurate and appropriate documentation as required in an appropriate timeframe

02. Apply the principles of organisation, time management skills and a professional attitude/orientation at all times.

# Attend and participate in clinical placement and/or learning experience as scheduled # Act in a professional manner while undertaking the international learning experience

03. Reflect on the practice of your profession in a range of contexts and on the policy, procedures and guidelines of that service within the context of the experience

# Participate in the international experience and critically reflect on the role of a Registered Nurse/Midwife in that context compared with the local context # Practice within the scope of practice for a Latrobe University Nursing and of Midwifery Student

04. Reflect on the impact of this context and cultural experience on your developing professional identity

# Identify your own strengths and weaknesses and reflect on your own performance against personal learning goals and appropriate standards of performance, and work towards addressing these # Demonstrate an ability to adapt your own performance in response to self-evaluation. # Actively seek to engage in opportunities to update and broaden your own knowledge and skills in response to personal learning goal # Examine the similarities and differences in professional practice in relation to the respective Codes of Conduct and Ethics between Australia and the location of the international experience

05. Compare the service delivery model with the Australian service delivery model in your field of practice taking into account cultural differences

# Explore the model through your own practice, engagement with colleagues and research of that Government's/Institution's Charter for service delivery where possible # Identify the professional constraints and benefits of this service delivery model compared with the Australian model # Examine the broader health care system in this environment and the impact of cultural practices on the model of health care and professional practice # Identify the facilitators and barriers that impact on the health care of individuals and communities in this particular context

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