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Allied Health clinical placements

Guide for hospital and health services

The Queensland Health clinical placement capacity and offers of clinical placements for allied health professionals - guide for Hospital and Health Services (PDF, 268 kB) provides recommendations to maximise allied health student clinical placement opportunities within Queensland Health in collaboration with the education system to provide sufficient numbers of appropriately trained and qualified graduates to meet projected workforce requirements.

Provision of clinical education is critical to ensuring a safe, competent and sustainable health workforce. All allied health professionals working in Queensland Health should contribute to the education and training of the current and future workforce.

The purpose of this guide is to support Hospital and Health Service decision making regarding determination of clinical placement capacity and offers of clinical placements to education providers for professional-entry / pre-entry clinical placements for allied health students.

Allied health students health and wellbeing

The Allied health students health and wellbeing - guide for Hospital and Health Services (PDF, 158 kB) aims to support the health and wellbeing of allied health students undertaking clinical placements within Queensland Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) and Mater Health Services (MHS). It guides the development of safe and supportive learning environments, strategies and resources, and reflects the shared responsibility of HHS staff, students and education providers in promoting and supporting student health and wellbeing.

A Student Health and Wellbeing Resources handout (PDF, 380 kB) can be provided by Clinical Educators to students as a resource whilst they are on clinical placement. It assists students to maintain attention to their own health and wellbeing and to take positive action if required.

Clinical placement activity data

Clinical placement activity reporting occurs twice a year at the end of each semester.

Intellectual property considerations for allied health students on placement

Consideration needs to be given to local Hospital and Health Service policy. Legal advice may be necessary. This factsheet (PDF, 308 kB) provides an overview of intellectual property provisions, as outlined in the Queensland Health Student Deed (2017) related to allied health student placements.

Health professional students driving Queensland Health vehicles during their clinical placement

Consideration needs to be given to local Hospital and Health Service policy and to appropriate insurance cover. This fact sheet (PDF, 53 kB) identifies the relevant information in the Queensland Health Policy and Student Placement Deed (Version 3) related to students driving during their clinical placement.

Last updated: 28 March 2019

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