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This subject provides the learner with the skills and knowledge t provide and apply learning support systems in the clinical workplace. A variety of learning support models are explored and discussed including: mentorship, clinical teaching, clinical supervision and preceptorship. The major themes of the subject are the learning organisation, principles and practices of teaching, learning and assessing in the clinical practice with particular importance on providing learner feedback, the preceptor-preceptee relationship and creating a supportive learning environment.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject, it is expected that the student will be able to:
- identify and evaluate the conceptual underpinnings of the learning organisation;
- appreciate the key disciplinary, organisational, personal and contextual issues impacting on workplace learning;
- understand the various models of teaching, learning and assessing relevant to preceptorship;
- use a flexible approach to apply their knowledge and skills in supporting learners which is based on principles of adult learning, intercultural sensitivity and understanding;
- facilitate the development of learners'/preceptees' critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
On completion of the subject students should have developed the following generic skills of the Melbourne graduate and postgraduate coursework student:
- problem-solving skills by involvement in classroom discussions and activities;
- analytic skills by your critical appraisal of the literature and development of arguments within the set assignment;
- ability to work as a team member by your involvement in discussions and activities with your fellow students;
- writing skills by completion of the assessment tasks;
- time management skills by planning your work and submitting information by the required deadlines.
Last updated: 18 December 2020