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OT and physiotherapy full-time project based placements
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Project-based placements are increasingly being used by AHP Practice Educators in Scotland. A project can form part of, or provide a complete, experience for student Practice-based Learning.


Peer assisted learning (PAL) placements
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There has been a significant increase in the provision of student PAL experiences by Practice Educators across all the professions in Scotland. These PAL experiences have been facilitated both face-to-face and remotely through digital technology.


Role emerging placements (REP)

REPs are essentially when students undertake a placement in a setting or context where their profession is not yet well established or established at all.  Students are provided with on-site supervision from a professional or worker in that context, and with distance or long-arm supervision from a member of their own profession.  The model emphasis is on self-directed and peer learning, as ideally students work in pairs, threes, or groups, supporting each other and working together.


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Part time/blended project based placements

A project can form part of, or provide a complete, experience for student Practice-based Learning. Many projects have been one or two days a week and conducted by students away from the practice setting and have provided a meaningful learning experience and outcome for the service. 


Long arm supervision
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Long arm supervision may be required in a placement setting where there is not always an HCPC registered Allied Health Professional permanently on site.  This is increasingly happening with the growth of diverse practice and diverse student placements.  Long arm supervision is required to allow the student to feel supported, so that practice educators in all settings know what is expected and so that everyone is clear about the learning outcomes to be achieved. 

How to support a student at risk of failing on placement

Practical advice and strategies to identify and support students who are struggling to perform on placement and are at risk of failing.

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How to support a paramedic student on an Interprofessional Placement
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Paramedic education in Scotland has changed to a degree-based requirement, in order to meet HCPC requirements.  Five universities in Scotland have been contracted to deliver degree programmes.  These are: Glasgow Caledonian University, Queen Margaret University, Robert Gordon University, University of Stirling & University of the West of Scotland.  There is an expectations for paramedic students to complete around 18 weeks of interprofessional placements within NHS health boards (in addition to around 30 weeks of Scottish Ambulance Service Placements).  This webinar provides more of the background and practicalities around supporting a paramedic student on an interprofessional placement.



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