Apply for 2016 SHRS Interprofessional Intercultural Placements
The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) is excited to announce that applications are now open for four week, supervised, interprofessional, intercultural placement (IPIC) opportunities in Vietnam and Timor Leste.
- Important Dates
- Opportunities Available
- Learning and Supervision
- Additional Commitments
- How to Apply
- Selection Process
†Excludes travel time
*Please see Costs for more information about payments if selected.
To apply, you must be in your final year in 2016 in one of these programs:
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
- Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
- Master of Occupational Therapy Studies
You must also:
- Have a minimum GPA of 5.0
Students should think carefully about the suitability of their personal circumstances to enable participation in these placements, prior to submitting an application. Students must be prepared financially and emotionally to undertake these demanding placements.
Learning and Supervision
This placement will contribute to mandatory clinical placements as part of clinical course requirements and as such will be subject to the same rules, guidelines and assessment requirements. The experiences will be counted as a five week placement in recognition of planning, preparation and follow-up commitments in addition to time in-country. The focus of these placements is on interprofessional and intercultural learning therefore students will be required to engage as interprofessional teams. Supervision will be provided by two SHRS clinical educators who may be from a profession other than your own; in this instance, specific clinical support will be provided by SHRS academic and CELM staff as required.
Students selected for this experience are expected to participate in preparatory briefings and workshops scheduled in advance of the placement and upon return to UQ, write reports for appropriate UQ publications and professional association newsletters, provide details on the expenditure of funding subsidy (if applicable) and participate in the evaluation of the placement. These activities will require several hours of commitment over a number of weeks and all attempts will be made by staff to arrange workshops and deadlines around existing university/placements commitments.
How to Apply
You may apply for one or both placements by submitting an online application form. As part of your application you must include:
- A video presentation that addresses the selection criteria; AND
- A short essay that outlines three personal learning objectives
Selection Criteria Video Guidelines
In your video presentation must demonstrate how you meet the following selection criteria:
- Interest in paediatric practice in Vietnam and/or rehabilitation and health care in Timor Leste
- Understanding of interprofessional education, teamwork and the benefits to both health professional learning and to client outcomes
- Knowledge and understanding of Vietnamese and/or Timorese cultural diversity
- Excellence in interpersonal communication skills
- Personal attributes and experience which support your application and your ability to represent the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Videos must be no longer than seven minutes if applying for one placement, or ten minutes if applying for both. You may need to create a Vimeo or YouTube account, upload your multimedia file to this account and then provide the URL to your video presentation in your application. Video submissions provide the selection panel with additional information similar to an interview process. Please keep this in mind when addressing the selection criteria in your video submission.
Three Personal Learning Objectives Guidelines
A short written piece of no more than 600 words outlining three personal learning objectives you aim to achieve during the placement/s.
After the closing date applicants will be selected by a process involving the Clinical Education Liaison Managers (CELMs) in each profession and other staff as required. The final decision regarding successful applicants will rest with the Head of School, SHRS.
Please contact the Clinical Education Unit at email@example.com