Students and clinicians from a wide range of health disciplines provide the healthcare program for the IpAC Program. How much of the assessment, education and support provided is conducted by students depends on the level of experience and training of the students. Clinical supervisors will be present during client contact at all times. Contact with students varies throughout the year, depending on the clinical placement times of students.
The students include:
A clinical psychologist will assist to identify psychological distress and promote wellbeing and personal development. A clinical psychologist will be available to clients enrolled in some care programs. The experienced clinical psychologist, not the student, will provide these consultations for the client.
Exercise physiology students assist in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.
Medical students from UWA work with the team to medically assess and plan ongoing care program activities.
Nursing students help plan ongoing care program activities. They also offer a comprehensive physical assessment and measurement of vital signs which are monitored throughout the care program.
Clinical dieticians supervise students and apply the nutrition care process to clients who are managing a range of diet-related conditions including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disorders and food allergies and intolerances.
Occupational therapy students assess a person’s ability to participate in their desired activities as a result of their injury or illness, psychological/ emotional difficulties or the effect of aging and determine associated barriers. They then provide a program and strategies to assist (or enable) the client to maximise personal productivity and wellbeing.
Paramedical students offer a comprehensive physical assessment and measurement of vital signs that are monitored throughout the care program.
Physiotherapy students provide assessments to maximise physical function and well-being for individuals or groups. A physiotherapist will provide education and support to maximise functional independence, incorporating limitations that may result from disability or chronic disease.
Speech pathology students offer assessment and treatment of communication and swallowing problems experienced by people after stroke, neurological conditions or injury and post surgical intervention. The education and support provided will assist the client to maintain everyday interactions and improve quality of life.