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Overseas Clinical Experience

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With globalisation and multiculturalism on the rise, one might expect various benefits from overseas placements. • International clinical experiences can help expose individuals to a wide variety of illnesses. Students will most likely see diseases or unusual clinical presentations that they would not probably see in an Australian clinical setting. • Overseas clinical experience can help students gain cultural competence which improves the ability of the healthcare provider to work within the cultural context of the patient. This is especially useful in a multicultural society like Australia. Yes cultural competence can be gained working with different patients groups in Australia, however overseas placements offers the chance to observe how
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