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Clinical placements during response to COVID-19

Queensland Health remains supportive of the continuation of clinical placements where there is capacity to do so.  It is important that students requiring clinical placements, as an integral component of their health education programs, are able to complete these, to enable the ongoing growth of the health workforce and minimal disruption to student learning.

As future health professionals, students can make a very positive contribution to Queensland’s response at this time, and the potential lessons from a significant health event are invaluable. Queensland Health’s priority is the care, physical, and psychological safety of patients, staff, and students, and these matters will continue to be central in any decisions related to clinical placements during this health event.

Please discuss any concerns regarding your clinical placement with your education provider, in the first instance.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) – general information

The Australian Government Department of Health has released factsheets in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Student orientation

iLearn have created a new program called Program: Clinical Student Placement which includes mandatory orientation modules:

  • Clinical placement student orientation course
  • Health safety and wellbeing induction
  • Building emergency procedures and first-response evacuation instructions
  • Occupational violence prevention fundamentals
  • Prevention and management of musculoskeletal disorders.

Access the Clinical student placement iLearn program.

As with most iLearn modules, the name of the courses may change as the lessons are updated with 2020 versions however some 2019 courses contain the 2020 release. Please check this before searching for the 2020 courses.

Last updated: 13 March 2020