University staff perspectives on determinants of high-quality health professions student placements in regional, rural and remote Australia: protocol for a mixed-method study

Quilliam, Claire, Green, Elyce, Rasiah, Rohan L, Sheepway, Lyndal, Seaton, Catherine, Moore, Leigh, Bailie, Jodie, Matthews, Kylie Maree, Ferns, Jane, Debenham, James, Taylor, Carolyn, Fitzgerald, Kathryn, and Ridd, Melissa (2024) University staff perspectives on determinants of high-quality health professions student placements in regional, rural and remote Australia: protocol for a mixed-method study. BMJ Open, 14. e077079.

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Abstract

Introduction: In rural areas, work- integrated learning in the form of health student placements has several potential benefits, including contributing to student learning, enhancing rural health service capacity and attracting future rural health workforce. Understanding what constitutes a high- quality rural placement experience is important for enhancing these outcomes. There is no current standardised definition of quality in the context of rural health placements, nor is there understanding of how this can be achieved across different rural contexts. This study is guided by one broad research question: what do university staff believe are the determinants of high- quality health professions student placements in regional, rural and remote Australia?

Methods and analysis: This study will adopt a convergent mixed- method design with two components. Component A will use explanatory sequential mixed methods. The first phase of component A will use a survey to explore determinants that contribute to the development of high- quality health student placements from the perspective of university staff who are not employed in University Departments of Rural Health and are involved in the delivery of health student education. The second phase will use semistructured interviews with the same stakeholder group (non- University Department of Rural Health university staff) to identify the determinants of high- quality health student placements. Component B will use a case study Employing COnceptUal schema for policy and Translation Engagement in Research mind mapping method to capture determinants that contribute to the development of high- quality health student placements from the perspective of University Department of Rural Health university staff.

Ethics and dissemination: The University of Melbourne Human Ethics Committee approved the study (2022- 23201- 33373- 5). Following this, seven other Australian university human research ethics committees provided external approval to conduct the study. The results of the study will be presented in several peer- review publications and summary reports to key stakeholder groups.

Item ID: 82414
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2044-6055
Copyright Information: © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2024. This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited, appropriate credit is given, any changes made indicated, and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.
Date Deposited: 03 May 2024 00:15
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420321 Rural and remote health services @ 25%
32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3202 Clinical sciences > 320224 Rural clinical health @ 25%
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390305 Professional education and training @ 50%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160104 Professional development and adult education @ 100%
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