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Student work placement program

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by mkaorthoticlab, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. mkaorthoticlab

    mkaorthoticlab Welcome New Poster

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    Hi all,

    So next month I have a final year student from the University of Newcastle spending 2 weeks with me for work placement.
    It is the first time I take on something like this so I am just wondering,

    Should I assume the student has absolutely no technical skills and just let him observe for the entire period.
    or should I get him stuck straight into the orthotic making process and get him a little dirty.

    Any suggestions?

    P.S. first time posting :wacko:
  2. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    Welcome and congratulations on you first time posting!

    Great question! Well done on supervising for the first time too.

    Safety is of the utmost importance and each student will need to be assessed individually.

    Observation for the first few days of the varying aspects of PP through all the different areas gives the student a good snapshot. After this you may have a idea as to what the student can be hands on with.



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