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Go Global China has partnerships with Hua Shan Hospital and Sunshine Rehabilitation Centre in Shanghai. Students are provided with the opportunity to work collaboratively with health professionals and students across a wide variety of settings and age groups to progress their cultural competence and personal development as a health care professional.

Hua Shan Hospital is an A grade tertiary hospital with over a 100 years of history, that provides both inpatient and outpatient services to people of Chinese nationality, as well as citizens from foreign countries. The hospital has a wide range of clinical departments and health services, providing care to over 20,000 inpatients and over 1.5 million outpatients annually. As a premier provider of healthcare in Shanghai and the surrounding region, Hua Shan Hospital has established partnerships with reputable institutions such as Harvard University and Fudan University. Collaborative links have been established with the Rehabilitation Department within Hua Shan Hospital, as well as with East Hua Shan Hospital, a subsidiary of Hua Shan Hospital, where Go Global students will be involved in providing inpatient and outpatient (orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation) care to adult and teenage patients, who are transferred for long-term rehabilitation. Huashan Hospital specialises in hand therapy, neurosurgery, neurology and traditional Chinese medicine. Curtin students will have the opportunity to work in the outpatient rehabilitation department, the international wards and the public wards.

Sunshine Rehabilitation Centre is a public service institution affiliated with Shanghai Disabled Persons Federation. The centre provides educational, vocational, and social and physical rehabilitation services to inpatients and outpatients through physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy. Curtin students will work across a variety of departments (paediatrics, orthopaedics, neurology, spinal cord injury and integrated traditional Chinese medicine) with the local therapists and therapy students from China and Hong Kong to provide interprofessional intervention for Chinese clients.

“(Go Global China)… was an overwhelming cultural experience, with an assault on all the senses. I thoroughly enjoyed the supportive multicultural team approach, which was holistic and grounding as a therapy student.”

Occupational Therapy Student, Go Global 2011