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Allied Health

Our Allied Health team support over 600 student placements each year across a wide range of disciplines includes a breadth of Allied Health (eg physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work and pharmacy), nursing and midwifery, dentistry and oral health in settings across the Northern Rivers.

Our placements provide a chance to experience country life while expanding your professional practice and skills.

Our close links with community and non-government organisations will help you to better understand the specific challenges and rewards of rural and regional health practice.

Three types of placements on offer

Service-learning placements take place in non-traditional settings like rural schools, residential aged-care homes and other community-based organisations.  These supervised placements provide insights into being a rural health professional.  You will develop the skills required to work as part of a dynamic and innovative team in an environment that inspires your creativity and nurtures your ability to work in a multidisciplinary regional and/or rural setting.

Community and private practice placements offer supervision provided on-site by the placement site, with all the benefits of our wrap-around support services.

The UCRH also partners with the Northern NSW Local Health District to support placements in hospital and community service settings.

Register your placement here

To learn more about partnering with the UCRH for student placements at your private practice or community organisation, please contact our Allied Health team on email.

Allied Health Clinical Educators

Our experienced Clinical Education Team provide supervision for all students completing a service-learning placement, with educators across a wide range of disciplines.

We deliver high quality placement opportunities in non-traditional settings, providing unique experiences in rural and regional health service provision, whilst facilitating exposure to interdisciplinary models of care.

This includes face to face supervision through regular visits to sites; remote supervision through zoom and telephone calls; and interprofessional learning opportunities through debriefs, tutorials and case studies. 

Scholarship and grant opportunities

To find out if you are eligible for any scholarship and grant opportunities whilst on placement, please contact our Allied Health team on email.

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