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Laboratory placements: alternatives and non-traditional practice

What placements are available and how can these be used to increase training capacity, as well as increase visibility and development of our profession? Lee Peters, Senior Biomedical scientist at Swansea University Health Board, looks at the issues.

It started with a tweet. The tweet in question discussed the role of emerging placements by allied health professionals, such as occupational therapists, to expand capacity for student training. This got me thinking about how our profession trains its students and whether there are any opportunities to learn from other professions.

Placement innovation
In his recent two-part blog, Brendon Edmunds, the Head of Education at the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), makes the following point: “Our standards for registrants are structured in such a way to recognise the common areas of knowledge, skills and abilities that all professions hold. Through the challenge of securing more practice-based learning opportunities, education providers have the opportunity within our standards 
to explore how ‘non-traditional’ practice settings could be used to support learners achieving the outcomes they require.”

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