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Clinical Placements

A clinical placement (also known as a fieldwork placement, clinical practicum, clinical practice or work integrated learning) is defined as the component of an accredited curriculum, undertaken with supervision, in a clinical environment which assists students to put theoretical knowledge into practice. The placement is usually associated with patient/client interaction but may also involve clinical skills acquisition via observation or simulation that is consistent with clinical learning objectives.

Peninsula Health partners with a range of Education Providers to support clinical placements associated with professional-entry courses. Professional-entry courses can include Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma, undergraduate, graduate-entry and postgraduate courses, where the course is required for initial entry into practice or initial registration in Australia.

Placements may be offered in courses of study leading to initial registration for, or qualification to, practise as a health professional for the following disciplines or professions: dietetics and nutrition, exercise physiology, medicine, midwifery, music therapy, nursing (registered), occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, psychology, radiography, social work and speech pathology; as well as Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nursing) leading to initial registration as an enrolled nurse and Certificate III or IV in Allied Health Assistance leading to qualification as an allied health assistant.

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