Supporting Students in Clinical Placements

Supporting students in clinical placements involves providing a structured and positive learning environment that encourages growth, development, and learning.

Supporting Student Mental Health and Wellbeing


Quality in Clinical Education

The Clinical Placements Lifecycle – Quality Assurance Guide is designed to provide professional and academic staff in MDHS with guidance and support regarding quality in clinical placements. This document provides recommendations for MDHS professional and academic staff to identify, establish, monitor, and evaluate clinical placements and build knowledge to increase understanding of how standards and measures of standards drive the overall Quality Assurance Cycle in clinical education.

Clinical Placements Lifecycle – Quality Assurance Guide

Financial Support

  • Food Relief programs are offered at the University to support students experiencing food insecurity.
  • Financial Aid advisers can help students to stay on top of their finances whilst studying.
  • A range of scholarships are available to support students, each with different eligibility criteria.

Supporting Students in Rural Placements

Going Rural Health is an initiative run by The University of Melbourne Department of Rural Health (UDRH) and has many available resources to support rural placements. Some of the information available includes:

  • Going Rural Health Student Support Scheme - Assisting students with associated costs for travel and accommodation.
  • Student Accommodation - The Department of Rural Health manages student accommodation in Ballarat, Benalla, Echuca, Mansfield, Mt Beauty, Numurkah, Shepparton, Wangaratta and Yarrawonga.
  • Regional Information - An overview of towns within the UDRH area, with some information that hopefully will make your stay a little easier.
  • Online Resources for Students - Information about student rural driving safety, a student rural placement guide, well-being and mental health resources, and emergency information.
  • Service Learning Placements - Service learning placements occur in ‘real world’ settings and are equally concerned with student learning and in achieving service outcomes for host organisations and their clients