Does the student-led osteopathy clinical learning environment prepare students for practice?
For many allied health disciplines, pre-professional clinical education takes place in student-led, on-campus clinic environments. In these environments, pre-professional students undertake patient care under the supervision of qualified health professionals. Literature exploring the benefits of the student-led clinical learning environment is limited and little is known about the role student-led clinics play in preparing pre-professional osteopathy students for professional practice. The aim of this study was to explore the perceptions of osteopathy clinical educators about the role of the student-led clinic at Victoria University in preparing pre-professional students for professional practice … MORE