Dates & Times
CREST comprises five modules designed to deliver training relating to cultural sensitivity in communication to health professional practitioners and students using simulation pedagogy.
The five modules are:
Modules have been recognised for CPD (Continual Professional Development) points as follows:
All five modules are delivered face-to-face in Melbourne. Participants are given the opportunity to role play using a simulation patient to enhance their learning.
University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus. Please refer to your booking details for information of where your module's session will be held.
Cultural Respect Encompassing Simulation Training (CREST) is a collaborative program between the University of Melbourne (UoM) and Victoria University (VU). It was funded over the last 4 years (2012-2015) by Health Workforce Australia and the Department of Health and Human Services. UoM and VU now run it as a self-funded project.
Initially designed for health professional practitioners and students interested in developing and improving their culturally sensitive communication and negotiation skills. However, these modules are suitable for anybody who engages with people from different cultural backgrounds, and is interested in improving their communication and engagement skills.
Dr. Phyllis Lau
Phyllis is the CREST project lead at The University of Melbourne. She is a senior research fellow and the Deputy Lead of the Ageing, Chronic Disease and Equity Group at the Department of General Practice. She is also the Graduate Research Coordinator at the Department. Phyllis is an experienced researcher in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. She is a committee member of the Victorian Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network (VicReN) and an executive member of the Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care.
Karen, the CREST project lead at the Victoria University, is a lecturer in Nursing. Karen has specialised in learning through simulation for a number of years and has led and managed the integration of medium and high fidelity simulation into the Bachelor of Nursing as well as across a range of health disciplines through the Inter-professional Education Program. She is a member of Simulation Australia, a board member of the Victorian Simulation Alliance, an advisory group member for the National Health Education and Training in Simulation program (NHET - Sim) and the Victorian Simulated Patient Network (VSPN).
Phone: +61 3 8344 0149
This course is presented in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and the College of Health and Biomedicine, Victoria University.