Tim Foulcher, Clinical Educator (Physiotherapy), Macquarie University
Topic: Macquarie Universities innovative Doctor of Physiotherapy program
Macquarie Universities innovative Doctor of Physiotherapy program includes a second year clinical placement in the WHS sector. Through MQU, students partner with industry to work on a specific or general ‘real world’ workplace issue project of the sites choosing.
Come and hear how to incorporate a different approach to WHS issues into your workplace and the added benefits it can achieve. Physiotherapy students come from a unique background, with learning skills and competencies in movement analysis, exercise rehab, behavioural change and motivational interviewing. In this session you will hear about some of the companies we have partnered with, the challenges they have faced and how student engagement has helped provide solutions to areas such as high risk manual handling and workplace ergonomic issues.
Students are able to help in areas such as risk and safety eg. task analysis, ergonomic assessments, manual handling training or health and wellbeing eg. exercise programs, healthy eating, stress management. Students will work on the project, with direction from the safety team and then present their work to the site at the conclusion of the placement.
About your presenter
Tim Foulcher is a practicing physiotherapist who has worked in the clinical education team at Macquarie University since 2016. He also has extensive experience as an occupational physiotherapist working for sites including QANTAS, Lion Co, PPG, Hunter Douglas, DHL and Georges River Council. He is passionate about introducing students to this exciting work environment that most of them had never considered before they begin their degree.