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College of Health & Human Sciences

Placements

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

  • Placement units and activities are designed to enable student exposure to routine standard operational procedures in a pathology laboratory. Students will be assigned to various pathology practices, offered by the pathology proprietors and/or managers.

    The pathology facilities that support CDU's clinical placement activities have a wide variety of services and settings, which include public & private hospital-based clinical diagnostic services. There are also forensic services as well as research and veterinary laboratory setting.  The primary objective of the clinical placement in the MLS program is for students to apply, develop and integrate relevant knowledge from prior learning in the investigation, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of diseases. On completion of a clinical placement unit a student should be able to:

    • prepare reagents, standards and equipment in order to be able to perform test procedures
    • competently perform 'a range of techniques and test procedures' to the standards appropriate for laboratory diagnosis, with suitable controls
    • explain and use the appropriate systems for reporting and issuing results
    • suggest further testing, as required, for a definitive diagnosis
    • illustrate a familiarity with the organisational structure of the laboratory and an understanding of the importance of professionalism and ethics within the laboratory.

    Online placement nomination
    Nominations Closed

    Students should monitor their CDU student email account as the notices will be sent shortly before the nomination dates open. Students will need to activate their student email account to receive these emails.

    If a student has missed the nomination period they should email hhs.placements@cdu.edu.au

    Students are required to nominate for two placement units per semester and enrol themselves in the unit. Prior to being confirmed into a placement, all students are required to meet the pre-clinical requirements. This information can be found under the Pre-Clinical Requirements tab at the top of this screen.

    Placements are 6 weeks full time in a lab confirmed to the student by the Placements Team.

    The Placements Team endeavour to give students as much notice as possible of their placement location, however, students may only be given as little as four weeks' notice. The Placements Team can be contacted via email at hhs.placements@cdu.edu.au or in person in Blue 5.1.12.

    Please see below information for students that cancel or do not attend allocated placements:

    Extenuating Circumstances Guidelines for non-attendance at allocated placements (PDF 264KB)

  • Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science at Charles Darwin University (CDU) who are undertaking units which involve a placement must meet all pre-placement requirements set by the University. This ensures compliance with State/Territory legislation and Facility requirements.

    Information and checklist by State and Territory

    Select your State or Territory

    All mandatory documentation is to be submitted during nominations. Some requirements will take longer to obtain so you are to advise the Placement Office of what you are missing and provide evidence of having commenced the process to obtain these documents. Students already enrolled in a placement unit will not have placements found for them until they have met the pre-clinical requirements.

    Some of your required documents will expire during your studies.

    It is your responsibility to provide updated/current documents PRIOR to the expiry date of the documents you have previously provided.

  • Course Coordinator
    Dr Natalie Milic
    E: natalie.milic@cdu.edu.au
    P: 08 8946 7559

    CHHS Placement Officer
    Therese Lee
    E: hhs.placements@cdu.edu.au
    P: 08 8946 6408

Bachelor of Pharmacy

  • Placement units and activities are designed to enable student exposure to day-to-day pharmacy practice. Students will be assigned to various pharmacy practices, offered by the pharmacy proprietors and/or managers.

    The pharmacy practices that contribute to CDU placement activities have a wide variety of services and settings, which include community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, industry/ special service, urban and rural settings.

    The primary objective of pharmacy placement is for students to observe, apply, develop, analyse and integrate the knowledge they have learnt in prior pharmacy lectures, workshops and tutorials.

    Preceptors will provide students with exposure to real-life cases with real clinical issues. These experiences are critical for the student learning process as they cannot be replicated in the classroom.

    This website includes placement related information, including student guidelines, code of conduct, financial assistance, the outline of the task and online discussion board.

    Online placement nomination
    Closed

    Students are required to nominate for a placement and enrol themselves in the unit. Prior to being confirmed into a placement, all students are required to meet the pre-placement requirements. This information can be found under the Pre-Placement Requirements tab at the top of this screen.

    The Placements Team endeavours to give students as much notice as possible of their placement location. However, students may only be given as little as four weeks notice. The Placements Team can be contacted via email at hhs.placements@cdu.edu.au or in person in Blue 5.1.12.

    Extenuating Circumstances Guidelines for non-attendance at allocated placements (PDF 264KB)
    Information for students that cancel or do not attend allocated placements

    Guidelines

    If you are approved to travel under the Placement Allowance you will be required to complete a Movement Request. This form must be completed and given to Danielle Butler, Course Coordinator.

  • Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy at Charles Darwin University (CDU) who are undertaking units which involve a placement must meet all pre-placement requirements set by the University. This ensures compliance with State/Territory legislation and Facility requirements.

    Information and checklist by state and territory

    All mandatory documentation is to be submitted during nominations. Some requirements will take longer to obtain so you are to advise the Placement Office of what you are missing and provide evidence of having commenced the process to obtain these documents. Students already enrolled in a placement unit will not have placements found for them until they have met the pre-clinical requirements.

    Some of your required documents will expire during your studies.

    It is your responsibility to provide updated/current documents PRIOR to the expiry date of the documents you have previously provided.

    All documentation needs to be submitted as certified copies by post to the following address:

    Charles Darwin University
    EHSE Placement Office, Blue 5
    Darwin NT 0909

    The Placement Office can be contacted via email at hhs.placements@cdu.edu.au or in person in Blue 5.1.12.

    • Students nominate through the online nomination process. All notifications of the nomination period will be sent to students via their CDU student email.
    • Students must provide their pre-placement documents to the Placement Office a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the placement period for their year level.
    • The Placement Office will arrange the placement as per the placement requirements and confirm this with the pharmacy.
    • Once the placement is confirmed and the student has met their pre-placement requirements, the Placement Office will confirm the placement to the student via their CDU student email account.
    • If applying to a rural/remote placement, the student will need to liaise with the School Admin Leader regarding accommodation.
    • Students approved for a reimbursement will need to complete the following forms and provide them to the School Admin Leader:
    • Students are advised to contact the School Admin Office staff if they have any enquiries about this process.
    • Reimbursement forms will be held by the School Admin Office staff until placement is completed. Once placement is completed, the School Admin Office staff will arrange to have reimbursement forms processed.

    Important notes

    • The cost of fuel when students use their own vehicle is reimbursed to students but only for travel between the placement site and accommodation.
    • The cost of car hire/taxi may be covered by reimbursement but only for travel between the placement site and accommodation.
    • Economy airfares and bus fares may be reimbursed.
    • Food and general living costs are not reimbursed.
    • Part time students are not eligible to claim reimbursement from the Guild Allowance.
    • International students are not covered by the Guild Allowance – but The School may cover reimbursement costs.
  • Course Coordinator
    Danielle Butler
    E: Danielle.butler@cdu.edu.au
    T: 08 8946 7433

    CHHS Placement Officer
    Therese Lee
    E: hhs.placements@cdu.edu.au
    T: 08 8946 6408

Bachelor of Social Work

  • Placements, also known as field education is not only a key component of the social work curriculum, but it is also an enjoyable and challenging experience.

    Field education offers a structured education program that provides students with the opportunity to undertake two 500 hour placements, one in 3rd year and one in 4th year. Field education placements provide students with the opportunity to integrate social work theory and knowledge in a government or non-government practice environment. It is experiential learning under the guidance and supervision of an experienced social work field educator.

    Online placement nomination
    Nominations now closed

    It is important that students have completed SWK302 - Integrating Theory and Practice (face-to-face mode) before going out on placement.

    Placements are undertaken in a full-time capacity during the semester of enrolment. Students may not start their placements on day one of the semesters but will start as close as possible to this date. Students that are concerned about the requirement of going out to a full-time placement should contact the CHHS Placement Officer via email at hhs.placements@cdu.edu.au or the Field Educator at fieldplacement@cdu.edu.au. Only students with extenuating circumstances will be considered for part-time placements.

    Extenuating Circumstances Guidelines for non-attendance at allocated placements
     

  • All students undertaking field education placements SWK366/SWK320 and SWK466/SWK420 must supply certified copies of all pre-placement documents (also known as pre-clinical documents). Students who do not supply these documents will not be approved to attend their field education placement.

    Documents must be submitted at the time of nominations. This allows the Placement Office time to arrange your placement prior to the commencement of the semester and to prevent possible delays.

    Bachelor of Social Work students will require to have immunisations and/or First Aid/CPR Certificate for some host facilities. Confirmation of the requirements can be obtained by contacting the Placement Officer.

    See the pre-clinical requirements for placements to ensure that you have collected all the required evidence.

    The Placement Office will not arrange placements for students who have not provided all their pre-clinical documents.

    As the States/Territories change their requirements on a regular basis, students are advised to review these requirements well in advance of each semester for which they are requesting any clinical placements.

    Some of the required documents will expire during the course of this degree. It is the student’s responsibility to provide updated/current documents prior to the expiry date of the documents previously provided.

  • Field Education Coordinators

    CHHS Placement Officer
    Therese Lee
    E: hhs.placements@cdu.edu.au
    T: 08 8946 6408