Instructions. This presentation will help Physiotherapy students and other interested parties by giving them an introduction to the Physiotherapy Department of Wodonga Regional Health Service (WRHS) before their clinical placement.
Undergraduate Physiotherapy Student Placement Information
22 beds, including a 5 bed high dependency unit. Provides more intensive Nursing following medical or surgical procedures.
32 beds, general medical or surgical patients often elective admissions.
One of the largest units in Rural Victoria catering for an estimated 1600 births each year.
optimum independence and quality of life
Psychosocial aspects of physiotherapy Orthopaedics
The concept of the clinical educator being a facilitator rather than an information giver is fundamental to clinical education at WRHS. Consequently the primary goal of clinical education is to facilitate student learning and engender in students a passion for lifelong learning. Clinical educators are therefore challenged to keep students in the centre of and actively engage them in the learning process.
The skill of lifelong learning, which fosters competent and independent practice, is particularly vital for practitioners destined to work in rural areas. Rural practitioners are often isolated from peers, have barriers to accessing professional development and therefore rely more fully on their intrinsic reflective abilities to improve their practice.
While on placement at WRHS students are encouraged to be active participants in their learning and are provided with opportunities to be involved in the structuring of their own learning activities and to take control of their own learning.
Fundamental to effective learning is the learning environment; at WRHS every effort is made to create a student friendly learning environment, so that students will be comfortable and gain maximum benefit from their clinical placement.