Student Placements

The WA Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) supports a range of Allied Health, Nursing and Pharmacy rural clinical placements in the Midwest and Pilbara of Western Australia.

Our placements and programs aim to develop work-ready rural health professionals. 

The placements are non-traditional and immersive; some students have even described them as life-changing.  You will be expected to work within a service-learning framework, achieving real benefits for members of the local community and make a difference in the lives of the people you encounter in a professional setting.

The WA Centre for Rural Health works with universities across Australia to develop a range of programs that can be tailored to your university and learning requirements.  While our placement structures vary according to student needs, they focus on inter-professional learning and practice within a service learning model which aligns with the needs of the local community.

Although we prefer students to commit to longer placement types to allow them to fully engage in the wide array of rural experiences, placements can range from two weeks through to a whole semester.

Some placement outcomes:

By completing this placement you will:

  • Develop profession specific skills and knowledge to a rural work-ready standard
  • Increase your understanding of your professional role over a range of rural primary health contexts
  • Apply inter-professional learning and practice in a range of rural health contexts
  • Apply clinical reasoning within a rural health context
  • Demonstrate a high standard of independent working and time management
  • Develop case and caseload management skills
  • Develop a solutions focused approach to practice
  • Compile clear goals to contribute to lifelong learning
  • Formulate, implement  and evaluate a rural health project
  • Demonstrate personal and professional application of cultural awareness

Placement Programs:

Mt Magnet Remote Community Experience

You'll spend spend several weeks living, working and experiencing a remote community.

School Based Paediatric

In this program, students work in a Geraldton School with children in groups or individually.

Community and Residential Aged Care

This program allows you to work with Geraldton-based residential care organisations in low care, high care and dementia specific settings.

Student Clinics

Student clinics take place in our purpose built EdSIM.

Community-Based Clinical Experiences

Some students also spend a component of their placement with another agency.

Placement Programs

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