Co-design of innovative rural community placements to positively impact student learning and workforce: Insights from a UDRH

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Abstract

Aboriginal health, mental health and disability, early childhood intervention, and chronic care are recognised areas of need for rural heath workforce. These needs are compounded by changes in the service landscape resulting from commissioned services under Primary Health Networks and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Workplace learning models and curricula are not always agile enough to adapt to these changes which present challenges for accessing clinical placement and supervision, especially for allied health. We have engaged with healthcare services across our footprint to co-design, deliver and evaluate student placement models that encompass interprofessional learning, service learning, shared and remote supervision, and virtual models of care using telehealth.

Purpose and objectives:
Our vision encompasses community immersion and partnerships alongside a specifically designed student engagement strategy to positively influence rural intention and potentially enhance rural recruitment and retention. Factors to sustain high quality student placements and community partnerships will be explored alongside our early evaluation framework to identify and evidence impact at different levels.
There is a recognised need for all health service providers in rural areas to be skilled in delivering services to consumers living with mental illness and/or disability, but access to learning opportunities with providers can be difficult. This pilot will showcase how we expanded student placement opportunities in mental health and disability services through building clinical capacity using strategies led by the agency. Early outcomes will be presented across paramedicine, dentistry and physiotherapy disciplines.

Discussion: Issues/questions for exploration or ideas for discussion:

Sustaining high quality placements in community settings.

Building clinician capacity to supervise students in NDIS services.

Resourcing and sustaining innovative student placement models – beyond the pilots and ‘champions’



Original languageEnglish
Pages513
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2020
EventAustralian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators 2020: ANZAHPE 2020 - Pullman Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 12 Jul 202015 Jul 2020
http://www.anzahpeconference.com.au/index.html (Conference website)
https://anzahpe.org/2020-Conference (conference abstracts)

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators 2020
Abbreviated title2020 Vision for Learning Cultures
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period12/07/2015/07/20
OtherDue to the COVID 19 pandemic, the ANZAHPE 2020 conference, 2020 Vision for Learning Cultures, was not able to be held in its original face to face format.
Accepted abstracts have been collated and published as Conference Proceedings.
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    Hyde, S., Smith, B., Lawrence, J., Marjoram, J., Barry, R., Green, E., & Rogers, C. (2020). Co-design of innovative rural community placements to positively impact student learning and workforce: Insights from a UDRH. 513. Abstract from Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators 2020, Melbourne, Australia.