A unique partnership providing workforce training and health education.
SCHI partnership uniquely brings together four organisations that provide workforce training and education to the majority of health professionals who operate a tertiary teaching hospital. One of the goals will be to align teaching and training activities to provide high-quality interprofessional education (IPE) experiences, which ultimately improve clinical practice, care, and patient outcomes.
Our dedicated and integrated research and learning spaces provide opportunities for health professionals to participate in teaching, research, and clinical practice in one convenient location. SCHI’s academic and professional staff work together to provide innovative education that expertly matches well established learning theory with innovation, passion, and a wide variety of simulation tools to enhance clinical preparedness.
Sunshine Coast Health Institute’s goal is to deliver world-class interprofessional learning opportunities to our future health professionals. Our simulation team contributes to high-quality patient care by providing excellence in simulation and clinical skills teaching.
Study at Sunshine Coast Health Institute
Sunshine Coast Health Institute provides students with a safe, comfortable, and well-supported learning environment, with mentoring provided by highly respected educators.
Lauren Berlyn, USC Bachelor of Health Science
I love the working environment at SCHI. It makes learning a lot easier. All the classrooms are brand new, so they’re really modern. When it comes to group work, it’s really easy because every table has its own computer screen, which makes it handy when it comes to presentations.
Luke Braund, USC Bachelor of Biomedical Science
I want to help people living with a medical condition. I’ve got Type one diabetes, so I know what it’s like to live with a chronic condition. At times it was pretty difficult growing up with it, but it has really helped frame and shape who I am. It’s changed my whole outlook on life. Learning at SCHI feels easy because it’s a new facility. There’s modern technology in the classrooms, which makes you feel like you are part of something new and exciting.
Lachlan McMillan, Griffith University, Year 1 Doctor of Medicine
The learning environment at SCHI is unlike any other institution that I have studied at before. The first-class facilities, from lecture theatres to laboratories with every piece of equipment we could need ensure that we’ve always got access to the best and most up-to-date learning materials. Being located on-site of a major tertiary hospital also allows us to fully integrate into the clinical environment from our first day; to have some of the hospitals most brilliant specialists teaching and getting to know us as individuals is an incredibly unique and beneficial experience.
Leesa Aberdeen, TAFE Queensland, Diploma of Nursing HLT54115
The institute is amazing – you’re surrounded by other health care students, and being based across from the hospital, you see the doctors and the patients. It feels like you’re actually amongst it.
The equipment we use is practically brand new and I’ve met people who I think will be lifelong friends. Even getting the courage to return to study was a challenge, but everyone here wants you to succeed. Our classes are smaller in size, so you get to know everyone and we help one another.
Key goals for IPE
- build professional competencies through interprofessional education
- to scope and benchmark best practices interprofessional learning and integrate into teaching and professional development activities
- collaborate to design curriculum and programs to deliver effective interprofessional learning
- strengthen and describe educational pathways and opportunities to build the capacity and capability of our regional health workforce.