Students gain global health perspectives

10 Nov 2017

Health and Rehabilitation students in VietnamUQ’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences offer four-week, interprofessional, intercultural placement (IPIC) opportunities in Vietnam and Timor-Leste to final year occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology students.

The placements allow students to practically apply their learnt knowledge in a global healthcare setting, gain cultural perspective, and provide much-needed support to local communities.

With the language barrier as a challenge, two UQ students found they could still develop relationships and treat patients using very few words.

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