Clinical Education and Supervisor Training

Scope: This initiative will provide staff at placement sites with an induction to UQ and tools to improve their teaching to UQ students.

Benefit: By improving the training of placement supervisors, the student experience of those on placements will improve, as will their learning outcomes. This will also enhance our relationship with stakeholders at placement sites.

Work Integrated Learning Strategy

Scope: HaBS is committed to a modern education that will enhance student employability throughout their careers. In the area of health and well being, there is a focus on the need for our future healthcare workers to have the skills and capabilities to work in a collaborative care model with other members of the health team and with the patient at the centre. To do this, HaBS is developing a strategy to scaffold interprofessional education throughout their programs; starting with the new cross-Faculty course, HLTH1000, and culminating in a final-year interprofessional activity.

Benefit: By offering a more interprofessional education, students will gain enhanced employability skills and make networks with fellow students and potential employers.


WIL Strategy: Academic Leader – WIL

Scope: A professor in Work Integrated Learning with a background in the Studies of Teaching and Learning will be appointed to lead the development of the HaBS Work Integrated Learning strategy, approach and philosophy.

Benefit: The academic leader will guide the implementation of the WIL strategy, which aims to enhance student employability skills and external stakeholder engagement.


WIL Strategy: Placement Model, Employability Events and Courses

Scope: Faculty-wide consolidation of the strategic use of clinical placements to optimise experiential learning, including the development of HLTH1000 and the hiring of staff to support the development of the WIL Strategy.

Benefits: This initiative aims to increase the number of placements with exposure to interprofessional practice and improve resource allocation for such activities.