Malaysian Ministry of Health Nurse Educators Study Tour
Date: October 2010
WHO CC involvement: Michele Rumsey, Professor John Daly, Diane Pelletier and Professor Denise Dignam
The Malaysian Ministry of Health funded Nurse Educators to undertake a 3 week study tour. The purpose of the program was to expose six Malaysian Educators to Australian medical, clinical and university educational experiences and to meet specific learning objectives. They wanted to be able to observe targeted knowledge and skills that could be transferred to local practice.
The program, included clinical placements at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and a variety of learning experiences from the teaching staff at UTS.
Feedback from the Educators after the program was complete in October 2010 indicated that they were highly satisfied with the way their learning objectives were met. They found the high-fidelty simulation labs and SimMan, and the online learning experiences provided especially innovative.
The learning objectives for the program included:
- Observe contemporary teaching methodologies including those in the simulated experiential learning
- Organisation and components of Australian healthcare and hospital systems
- Patient care concepts in medical and surgical nursing
- Experience the latest technology used in medical and surgical environments
- Build an understanding of the multicultural influences related to nursing and healthcare
The program included both clinical placements and a variety of learning experiences, to specifically cover the required learning criteria. The post visit evaluation showed an overwhelming response that the learning objectives were achieved during their visit. The SimMan, and student online learning experiences were especially innovative for them.
The participants are now able to introduce some of the practices they observed and experienced at UTS in Malaysia.