English Proficiency Tests and Communication Skills Training for Overseas-Qualified Health Professionals in Australia and New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Wette, Rosemary en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-15T01:30:38Z en
dc.date.issued 2011-01-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Language Assessment Quarterly 8(2):200-210 Article number PII 938007705 01 Jan 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 1543-4303 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/14425 en
dc.description.abstract This commentary reviews recent literature on a number of problematic issues arising from the use of English proficiency tests by registration bodies as the sole assessment of the professional communication skills of overseas qualified health professionals from non-English-speaking backgrounds. It discusses differences between the assessment decisions of language specialists and those of medical communication specialists and the difficulties that many overseas qualified health professionals who have met the English requirements report experiencing as they endeavour to acquire professional communicative competence. It proposes that language specialists and medical communication specialists collaborate in the diagnostic assessment of overseas health professionals' language and communication needs and in the provision of appropriate courses of instruction. en
dc.language English en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Language Assessment Quarterly en
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dc.subject Social Sciences en
dc.subject Psychology, Educational en
dc.subject Linguistics en
dc.subject Language & Linguistics en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject DOCTORS en
dc.subject ISSUES en
dc.subject CHALLENGES en
dc.subject STUDENTS en
dc.subject PROGRAM en
dc.subject SUPPORT en
dc.subject CARE en
dc.title English Proficiency Tests and Communication Skills Training for Overseas-Qualified Health Professionals in Australia and New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/15434303.2011.565439 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 200 en
pubs.volume 8 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD en
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pubs.end-page 210 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 211070 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Cultures, Languages & Linguist en
pubs.org-id App Lang Studies & Linguistics en
pubs.number PII 938007705 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-03-15 en

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