PCC4U in practice

At the end of our most recent funding phase (June 2023), 93% of entry-to-practice university health courses were either using or reviewing PCC4U resources for use in their curricula. In addition to this, 78% of training programs preparing enrolled nurses and 15% of training programs preparing care workers were implementing the PCC4U VET sector toolkits.

To review an excerpt from our end of phase report (2020-2023) click here.

Some ways that PCC4U learning resources are used across different education contexts in practice include:

Use of core module and focus topic content as part of a study unit with pre and post evaluation of student knowledge and confidence using PCC4U evaluation tools. Discipline-specific content for paramedics has been incorporated into entry-to-practice paramedic programs in aged care, chronic disease and care across the life-span units. Some courses require students to complete the Learning Guide for Paramedics online and provide evidence of completion to meet unit requirements.
Interprofessional simulation-based learning – students from nutrition and dietetics, pharmacy, exercise physiology and social work programs participate in a two-day learning activity incorporating palliative care and interprofessional capabilities through a simulation-based program. Using PCC4U Toolkit topics for self-directed learning, in combination with three simulation-based workshops on communication, symptom assessment and management, and end-of-life care.

If you are using PCC4U resources in your programs, we would greatly appreciate hearing from you about your experiences. You can contact the project team at pcc4u@qut.edu.au