Each university will have resources to support you in your role as a Clinical Educator or student supervisor.
Resources may include:
- Pre-placement checklists
- Placement manuals
- Course and/or unit outlines
- Practical resources to facilitate student learning
- Practical resources to support the assessment process
- Information relating to processes for resolving difficult situations during the student placement
- Professional development sessions to support development of knowledge and skills relating to student supervision for new and advanced student supervisors.
Some universities allow access to additional resources electronically (online journals and library databases, discussion boards, electronic newsletters).
In this series of videos, Simone Howells, Griffith University Speech Pathology Clinical Education Coordinator, explains the ways that the university can assist with pre-placement planning, the support that the university Clinical Education Coordinator can provide to the student supervisor and when a student supervisor should contact the university to initiate early intervention with a student on placement.
Some example university resources include:
- Griffith University has a Fit for Professional Practice website. This website details all the professional practice requirements the student must complete prior to starting any type of work integrated learning.
- James Cook University has developed the James Cook University Workplace Educator Package. The package is a comprehensive set of resources to support student supervisors who engage with James Cook University students on placement. It also includes general information that can be use for any placement/university.
- The University of Queensland – School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences has a clinical education website. The site details training and support for student supervisors hosting students from The University of Queensland.