Expanding and sustaining clinical placements for pre-registration allied health students in rural Australia.

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Abstract

The provision of clinical placements for pre-registration allied health students facilitates the ability for students to integrate theory into real-world practice and develop professional skills. Providing authentic work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences, particularly in rural locations provides students with an opportunity for both immersion within organisations and communities, which increases the potential for recruitment and retention in these locations. Health service managers and clinician supervisors are key stakeholders in providing clinical placements for allied health students. Understanding the barriers, enablers and sustaining factors from their perspectives is crucial to not only sustaining but expanding clinical placement opportunities into the future. This research uniquely considers the perspectives of health service managers and allied health clinicians, including those who participate in clinical supervision and clinicians who do not. The background and methodological approach underpinning this study will be explored and preliminary findings emerging from the text construction and interpretation process will be shared.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 05 Dec 2023
Event2023 Charles Sturt University Faculty of Science and Health Higher Degree by Research and Honours Symposium. - Wagga Wagga Campus, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Duration: 05 Dec 202306 Dec 2023

Conference

Conference2023 Charles Sturt University Faculty of Science and Health Higher Degree by Research and Honours Symposium.
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityWagga Wagga
Period05/12/2306/12/23

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