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Information for students

The aim of the IpAC Unit is to provide positive educational outcomes for you, the student and positive health outcomes for clients. Students are able to perform assessments, provide education and support and evaluate the progress of clients, all under the supervision of a team of experienced professionals from a variety from health disciplines.

An essential element of all clinical placements through the IpAC Program is the integration of interprofessional learning. Introduction of an Interprofessional Learning Assessment tool provides you with the necessary tools to explore IPL, determine levels of competency and develop strategies to maximise learning opportunities.

Depending on the length of clinical placement time, there are two IPL assessment tools that may apply to the clinical placement you are attending:

  • IPL assessment tool for placement less than 5 days; or
  • IPL assessment tool for placements of 5 days or more.

A day at the IpAC Program

Students attend the IpAC Program’s community clinic on campus (the IpAC Unit) from 8.15 am to 4.45 pm, Monday to Friday.

The first client consult takes place at 9 am.

Daily schedule Monday to Friday
8.15 - 9.00 Meet with Students, preparation for care sessions, orientation
9.00 - 10.15 Consult 1
10.15 - 11.30 Consult 2
11.30 - 12.00 Facilitate IPL Discussion / Documentation of care session / Care team meeting
12.00 - 12.30 Lunch
12.30 - 13.15 Meet with Students, preparation for care sessions, orientation
13.15 - 14.30 Consult 1
14.30 - 15.45 Consult 2
15.45 - 16.45 Facilitate IPL Discussion / Documentation of care session / Care team meeting
16.45 Finish

You will be provided with an orientation session on your first day of placement. The orientation takes 15 minutes. The orientation includes; OSH requirements of the area, the IPL assessment tool and clinical placement expectations.

You will be allocated to a clinical supervisor and the consults booked to that discipline. The clinical supervisor the students are allocated to will not necessarily be of the same discipline as the student for each of the consults. Should a client not be available for their appointment, the students will be allocated to another clinical supervisor. Should there be no other spaces available, the clinical supervisors will provide a guided IPL learning activity*.

*IPL activity will include role plays, discussion of client care sessions, facilitation of IPL discussion, expansion on student observations of IPL activities, development of interdisciplinary handover techniques.

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