Exercise Physiology Students

Welcome

Student Coordinator

Samantha Lancaster
E: epstudentcoord@monashhealth.org
Phone: 0437 074 642

Contacts with Clinical Agencies

Please contact the EP student coordinator via email at least 4 weeks prior to your commencement date to be provided with the contact details of your allocated clinical supervisor.

You are required to contact your clinical supervisor at least 2 weeks prior to your commencement date to confirm location, hours and pre-requisites for your placement.

Clinical Placement Hours

Clinical placement hours may vary between sites and should be discussed when you contact key supervisor prior to commencing your placement.

Lunch breaks/morning tea breaks will vary between sites and should be discussed with your clinical supervisor or EP student coordinator.

Within some of the Community Mental Health settings, therapy staff work shift work. Please discuss this with your supervisor if this may pose a problem and clarify what is required.

Uniform

Students are required to wear their official university polo shirt with neat, appropriate trousers. Active wear is not acceptable.

Runners may be worn while on placement. You may also be required to participate in hydrotherapy. Your supervisor will advise you of this in advance.

Your student I.D. MUST be worn at all times. If your placement is longer than 2 weeks, you will be required to purchase a Monash Health ID badge ($20, non-refundable).

Discipline services available at each site

The case load at each site depends on the type of service that is offered at that site. Please discuss this with your clinical educator as part of your orientation to the site.

Suggested preparation for clinical placements

Please contact your allocated clinical supervisor two weeks prior to your placement to receive the relevant information on what you are required to prepare before commencing. It is recommended that you ask your clinical supervisor if there is any required reading that needs to be completed prior to commencing.

It is suggested for Mental Health Placements that some familiarity with the Mental Health Act and basic knowledge of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and depression is valuable.

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