Promoting resilience and effective workplace functioning in international students in health courses : final report 2011.

Lead Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Project: CG9-1065

This project was designed to improve the quality of the learning experiences of international students in nursing, public health and nutrition and dietetics, both at university and in the clinical setting. Queensland University of Technology worked in partnership with three major metropolitan health...

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Institution(s):Queensland University of Technology
Main Author(s):Nash, Robyn
Published: Australian Learning and Teaching Council 2011
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Online Access: /resources/CG9-1065_QUT_Nash_Final Report 2011.pdf
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Summary:This project was designed to improve the quality of the learning experiences of international students in nursing, public health and nutrition and dietetics, both at university and in the clinical setting. Queensland University of Technology worked in partnership with three major metropolitan health care facilities/services in Queensland to develop a framework and resources designed to promote quality work-integrated learning experiences for international students and clinical supervisory staff. The project included: completion of an extensive review of the literature relating to teaching and supporting international students, to identify issues, support strategies and effective approaches; consultation with key stakeholders including international students, learning and teaching support staff, and language support providers, to identify the major issues relating to the support of international students in Australian health courses; conceptualisation of a supportive model and sustainable strategy for culture change in tertiary and healthcare institutions to build resilience and effective workplace functioning in international students; development of a framework for capacity-building of staff involved in the clinical facilitation and supervision of international health students; development of a web-based resource for universities and health care facilities/services; embedding the resource in the health facilities' intranet systems for sustainable access and use and making these resources available online for universities and health facilities across Australia to use and adapt; trialling a supportive model of enhanced support and supervision across two universities and three large metropolitan health services; empowering tertiary educators and clinical supervisors to support international students in ways that foster effective and positive learning experiences; measuring the success of the supportive model in terms of international students' learning outcomes and clinical experiences, course satisfaction, acculturative stress, and attitudes of academic and clinical staff to supporting international students. [p.1, ed]
ISBN:9781921856914