Student Clinical Education in Australia: a University of Sydney Scoping Study

30 May 2014

Student Clinical Education in Australia: a University of Sydney Scoping Study is the result of a six month examination of the University's clinical education activities undertaken by the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School. The main purpose of the study is to enhance understanding of recent developments affecting the delivery of educational programs in disciplines where students undertake clinical placements as a condition for professional registration.  With so much focus currently on the burden and costs to workplaces of hosting students on clinical placements, a key aim of the research is to increase understanding of their benefits to workplaces and communities.

Through interviews with key informants, extensive data analysis and review of relevant literature, the report uses the University of Sydney as a case study to explore key trends and challenges in the delivery of clinical education in Australia. It contributes evidence and ideas to help inform discussions about how to ensure Australia has a high quality system of health professional education.

The report is available for download here.