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Table 1 Features of the Allied Health in Outback Schools Program (AHOBSP) implemented in Broken Hill

From: Learning relationships in community-based service-learning: a social network analysis

Orientation Based on community need and available evidence
Student Placements Placement of students in cohorts (4–6 students depending on discipline)
Placement of students in pairs at each site, including inter-professional pairs (peer support)
For school based programs, intake of cohorts across each school term (4 cohort intakes annually) and for aged care and disability sectors (4–5 cohort intakes annually)
Promotion of extended lengths of stay for students (6 weeks plus or extending to a 2nd placement opportunity)
Outcomes Development of generic learning outcomes relevant to rural and remote practice, i.e. cultural education and primary health care practice
Program Structure Delivery of structured education across the program period (induction/ orientation linked to placement preparation, inter-professional learning opportunities, clinical discussions and reflection and debrief sessions)
Continuity of student placement across host sites
Utilisation of flexible models of clinical and non-clinical supervision (discipline specific clinician, non-discipline specific clinicians, non-discipline non-clinical supervision, peers, on and off site supervision).