Singapore is a very densely urbanised country, with a population of 5.5 million, and a total land mass of only 714.3 square kilometres. Owing to its geographical location, its climate is characterized by uniform high temperatures, high humidity and abundant rainfall throughout the year. Singapore's urban geography is characterised by extensive use of high rise flats, which the majority of citizens reside in, and the maintenance of green areas or parks.
The three week study tour to Singapore will be hosted by Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), which is ranked within the top five universities in Singapore and sits on 33 acres in the Clementi region.
Students will spend one week of professional practice experience at the Ren Ci Community Hospital, where they will be buddied with a local registered nurse. Ren Ci Community Hospital is a charitable largely self-funded facility, offering step down care from acute setting for people requiring extended care, rehabilitation and/or palliative care.
Students will also undertake two weeks of on-campus timetabled classes with allocated buddy nursing students at NP. During this time they will get to know their local buddies, local culture, health care system of the host country, and be immersed in the state of the art facilities offered to local students, including mobile e-learning technologies and patient simulated ward settings. On campus classes will be aligned with the subject areas of extended care, community health, rehabilitation and palliative care. In addition, students will be visiting a range of health care facilities within the host country.
Accommodation will be in secure air-conditioned modern facilities, with a swimming pool and located within a short walk to a local train station (MRT), to provide easy access to NP, local health care services and cultural sites.
International Study Experience Details
|Proposed dates:||April 2016|
|Length of experience:||21 days|
|Available places:||Limited to five students|
|Offered to:||Bachelor of Nursing final year students|
Approximately $3,500 - $4,500 which includes; airfares, accommodation, airport transfers and ACU Travel Insurance for the duration of the Experience.
Not included in cost: You will need to allow at least $500-$1000 for spending money, as well as obtaining your passport, any applicable visa's and recommended immunisations.
|Funding Assistance - Scholarships and/or Grants available:|
An ACU Vice Chancellors International Travel Grant of $500.00 and an OS-HELP Loan is available to eligible students through an application process.
Note: Any scholarship and/or grant funding received by students is to be paid towards the cost of the STISE and students are responsible for paying any additional travel costs over and above funding payments received.
|Tour Leader:||Dr Jacqueline Randle, Melbourne Campus, e Jacqueline.Randle@acu.edu.au|