Clinics are a win-win for patients seeking affordable treatments and for students needing to gain real-world experience.

Dr Mike Climstein

Clinical Exercise Physiology course coordinator

Student-led clinics

Get real-world practical experience with patients without leaving the campus. At the Southern Cross University Health Clinics, you will engage in clinical activities like assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning and intervention, and evaluation of patients’ needs - all under full supervision.

Southern Cross University operates two Health Clinics at the Gold Coast campus and at the Lismore campus. These purpose-built health and teaching facilities provide patient consultations in a range of allied health modalities including osteopathy, clinical exercise physiology, podiatry, pedorthics and speech pathology. Be part of student-led clinics including discipline-specific, inter-professional clinics, telehealth clinics and other innovative services delivered to patients that are either not available in the local community or difficult to access.

The Health Clinics are a core component of Southern Cross programs, ensuring students gain education, research and practical experience in the healthcare industry. While refining your hands-on skills, learn skills in clinical reasoning and accountability, critical decision-making, teamwork, communication and planning in order to become an empathic and patient-centred health practitioner. 

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Gain real-world experience

Clinical education at the Health Clinics counts towards professional experience hours, a core component of the courses offered in the School of Health and Human Sciences. Work with a diverse range of patients in areas including assessment and diagnosis, intervention and evaluation, injury and illness prevention and management, rehabilitation, research and health promotion. Under supervision, learn the practice of safe and effective application of a wide range of treatment and management plans.

"As allied health students, it’s good to have this real-world experience with patients. We write a letter to each patient’s GP to give an opinion."

Madison Zambelli

Bachelor of Podiatry student

Learn more


Contact the Faculty of Health

Executive Assistant to the Executive Dean

T: +61 7 5589 3224

E: ExecDeanHealth@scu.edu.au

Associate Dean Education

T: +61 7 5589 3470

E: fiona.naumann@scu.edu.au

Associate Dean Research

T: +61 427 633 708

E: marianne.wallis@scu.edu.au

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