Clinical Teaching and Education Centre
The Flinders University Clinical Teaching and Education Centre (CTEC) is a hub for interprofessional, simulation and healthy ageing research projects.
We facilitate team training for medical, nursing and allied health students in the care of older people.
Supporting a healthy ageing agenda, we also contribute to research initiatives involving other universities, local councils, government and non-government organisations.
CTEC was established in July 2014 as a collaboration between ACH Group, SA Health and Flinders University. We are housed at ViTA which is adjacent to the Repatriation General Hospital (RGH), Daw Park.
Contact - Phone: 08 7221 8745 | Location: ViTA, Rockville Ave, Daw Park
CTEC is fitted with state-of-the-art audio visual and networking capabilities which support the provision of an advanced technological teaching, learning and simulation environment. The result of this is enriched student experiences delivered through simulated learning and reinforced with practical application of knowledge through patient interaction.
Interprofessional education immersion days are provided for health students on placement at RGH and ViTA. These are full day learning opportunities where a combination of didactic teaching, small group discussions and clinical simulations allow students to generate differing viewpoints, facilitate networking between disciplines and treat ‘patients’ in a live learning environment.
In 2016, about 100 students were involved across the study areas of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, speech pathology, dietetics, social work and exercise physiology.
Student learning activities will increase in 2017 through alternate clinical initiatives which are being developed with local councils.
All of these projects are designed to deliver graduates who meet the requirements of tomorrow’s workforce and increase graduate employability.