This project is being funded by Health Workforce Australia and Department of Health and Ageing.
The project is being led by Nursing at the School of Population Health, within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, at the University of Western Australia (UWA); in collaboration with The Bethanie Group Inc. Project partners include Central Institute of Technology and West Coast Institute of Training. The project is supported by the Leading Age Services Australia - WA
This project has created a clinical learning environment to facilitate teaching and learning of health professional students, namely medicine, nursing and podiatric medicine students. An unoccupied nursing home adjacent to a co-located aged care facility and independent living units has been refurbished to create the community of learning.
This community of learning focuses on evidence based practice and care and interprofessional education and practice, by engaging residents of the aged care facility, independent living units and the wider local community in student learning activities.
The project collaborators are committed to providing health professional students with sound education in delivering care to the older adult population.