Experiences from an interprofessional student-assisted chronic disease clinic

Kerrie-Anne Frakes, Sharon Brownie, Lauren Davies, Janelle Thomas, Mary-Ellen Miller, Zephanie Tyack

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Faced with significant health and workforce challenges in the region, the Central Queensland Health Service District (CQHSD) commenced a student-assisted clinical service. The Capricornia Allied Health Partnership (CAHP) is an interprofessional clinical placement program in which pre-entry students from exercise physiology, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, pharmacy, podiatry and social work are embedded in a collaborative chronic disease service delivery model. The model coordinates multiple student clinical placements to: address service delivery gaps for previously underserved people with chronic disease in need of early intervention and management; provide an attractive clinical placement opportunity for students that will potentially lead to future recruitment success, and demonstrate leadership in developing future health workforce trainees to attain appropriate levels of interprofessional capacity. The CAHP clinic commenced student placements and client services in February 2010. This report provides early evaluative information regarding student experiences included self-reported changes in practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-575
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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