We currently educate dietetic students for
• Clinical placement A - two week block
• Clinical placement C - final 12 week block
For Clinical Placement A, the department will set up a two-week programme which provides experience of different settings and disciplines to complete the nationally agreed workbook.
This entails the practical application of the theoretical campus based exercises with regard to:
We offer the above placements throughout NHS Ayrshire & Arran to provide learning opportunities in different locations including:
Student Practitioners are usually allocated to a locality team and a programme is prepared to provide the learning opportunities to complete all Clinical Placement C learning outcomes.
During C placement all students are assigned an overall Assessor, individual Practice Educators for different elements of their placement and a Mentor to offer additional support as required.
All students are provided with a handbook outlining the required learning and assessment tools and guidance. Learning is undertaken using a blended approach which includes:
Lead Trainer Maureen Murray