Allied Health Placement Clinical Educator Training

Develop the skills required to support students through their placement.

An online webinar series designed to help allied health clinical educators foster meaningful placement experiences for their students.

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Location Online
Date/sCommences June 2022
DurationLive webinars throughout 2022
Registrations closeN/A
Prerequisites/sAllied Health Clinical Educators
CertificationCertificate of Attendance / Completion

La Trobe University School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport brings you 'Allied Health Placement Clinical Educator Training', a series of webinars to help clinical educators to create positive placements for students.  The series has been designed to cater to individuals with a range of experience level across all allied health disciplines.

This professional development opportunity will aim to answer some of the most commonly asked questions of clinical co-ordinators and inform clinical educators on the best way to create supportive and meaningful placements.

The series explores topics such as feedback, support, and wellbeing in greater depth via a live-webinar series commencing in May.

All registrants will be sent a link to the live webinars via their supplied email.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the conclusion of each webinar.

Course content

  • Navigating difficult conversations

    A webinar is designed to assist clinical educators normalise and navigate awkward conversations, and in so doing deepen student engagement, learning and communication.  Grounded in principles of emotional intelligence and reflective practice, this webinar will provide helpful and applicable skills to implement in your supervision of students.

    Delivered by Tanya Cooper-Terrens and Renee Mackenzie, La Trobe University
    Tuesday 7 June
    2.00 pm – 4.00 pm AEST

  • How to foster clinical learning environments for allied health students

    This workshop will provide clinical supervisors with practical suggestions and research on how to promote supportive clinical learning environments.  Topics covered will include understanding growth mindsets in learning, pacing of clinical complexity, expectation setting and understanding student perspectives of placement performance

    Presented by Rachel Davenport and Marlena Calo, La Trobe University, 
    Wednesday 13 July
    2.00 pm-4.00 pm AEST

  • What can Allied Health Education learn from Medical Education?

    This workshop will introduce the web based, mobile friendly teaching tool, the STIC framework which was designed for consultants teaching junior trainees and medical students. It can also be used in a multitude of allied health clinical teaching contexts. Through video vignettes, practical tips and working examples, we will explore how to set up a student learning agenda, teach effectively to promote deeper learning, provide effective feedback and close the learning loop to promote reflection on learning.

    Delivered by Helen Enright
    Thursday 8 December
    2.00 pm – 3.30 pm AEST

  • More sessions to follow.

Extra requirements

  1. Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed at home during study periods.
  2. Participants must have basic computer literacy skills (e.g. Word or other word processing software).

Further information


T: (03) 9479 1586